Lots of decent works, none is good enough for me. If I really needed to choose, I'd probably go for Hachimitsu to Clover as with all its flaws it can still be nice at times.
1. Koukyoushihen Eureka Seven Eureka Seven 交響詩篇エウレカセブン [Bones] (Finished 3/50)
Tags: Mecha Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
In the backwater town of
Slow beginning of the year, and among decent ones Karas is at least memorable
1. Air [Kyoto Animation] (Finished 12/12)
Tags: Drama, Romance, Supernatural
Yukito Kunisaki is on a journey in search of the Winged Maiden who was bound to the sky centuries ago, after hearing an old childhood tale from his mother. As Yukito shows his puppet show to pe
Fall has become even more saturated than Spring lately. Beck is something unique that I'm willing to cherish. Genshiken is a cozy place to return to. Zipang is probably the best navy anime, at least to my awareness.
1. Bleach BLEACH - ブリーチ - [Pierrot] (Finished 4/366)
Turns out I criticized everything too much this season, and Gantz 2nd Stage comes out as the only candidate
1. Elfen Lied エルフェンリート [Arms] (Finished 13/13)
Tags: Seinen Gore, Psychological Action, Drama, Horror, Romance, Supernatural
Lucy is a special breed of human referred to as "Diclonius," born with a short pair of horns and invisible telekinetic
Gantz is the anime I truly love with all its weak sides. Samurai Champloo and Appleseed (Movie) should be noticed as well.
1. Samurai Champloo サムライチャンプルー [Manglobe] (Finished 26/26)
Tags: Historical, Samurai Action, Adventure, Comedy
Fuu Kasumi is a young and clumsy waitress who spends her days peacefully working in a small teahouse. That is, until she a
Among three titles with score of 9 only Interlude is a new title, so it takes the upper hand over sequels Koukaku Kidoutai: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG and Innocence , plus there's this great little series Mousou Dairinin that deserves a mention.
1. Mousou Dairinin Paranoia Agent 妄想代理人 [Madhouse] (Finished 13/13)
Tags: Detective, Psychological Avant Garde, Drama, Mystery, Supernatu
Lots of titles, lots of masterpieces. Gunslinger Girl , Gungrave and Jungle wa Itsumo Hare nochi Guu Final deserve a honorary mention as minor masterpieces, but my heart is with Sakigake!! Cromartie Koukou
1. Fullmetal Alchemist 鋼の錬金術師 [Bones] (Finished 3/51)
Tags: Shounen Military Action, Adventure, Award Winning, Drama, Fantasy
Edward Elric, a young
Can't call anything masterpiece again. Let's point out Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu , maybe.
1. Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu フルメタル・パニック? ふもっふ [Kyoto Animation] (Finished 12/12)
Tags: Gag Humor, School Action, Comedy
Sergeant Sousuke Sagara returns to Jindai High School to protect the precious war asset, Kaname Chidori, from any threat. However, his lack of
Many titles, but still no masterpieces. Texhnolyze is the closest one, as for me
1. Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World キノの旅 -the Beautiful World- [A.C.G.T.] (Finished 13/13)
Tags: Iyashikei, Psychological Action, Adventure, Slice of Life
Kino, a 15-year-old traveler, forms a bond with Hermes, a talking motorcycle. Together, they wander the lands and ve
My personal preference goes to .hack//Tasogare no Udewa Densetsu in the absence of masterpieces
1. Wolf's Rain ウルフズレイン [Bones] (Finished 26/26)
Tags: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
In a dying world, there exists an ancient legend: when the world ends, the gateway to paradise will be opened. This utopia is the sole salvation for th
Koukaku Kidoutai: Stand Alone Complex is a genius masterpiece.
1. Naruto ナルト [Pierrot] (Finished 3/220)
Tags: Shounen Martial Arts Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Moments prior to Naruto Uzumaki's birth, a huge demon known as the Kyuubi, the Nine-Tailed Fox, attacked Konohagakure, the Hidden Leaf Village, and wreaked havoc. In order to put an end to the Kyu
Did not want to give Jungle wa Itsumo Hare nochi Guu Deluxe a masterpiece to allow some other decent anime a highlight, but 'tis a barren wasteland this season.
1. Princess Tutu プリンセスチュチュ [Hal Film Maker] (Finished 3/38)
Tags: Mahou Shoujo, Performing Arts Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
In a fairy tale come to life, the clumsy, sweet, and gen
Abenobashi Mahou☆Shoutengai is the only work I can call a masterpiece this season
1. Chobits ちょびっツ [Madhouse] (Finished 26/26)
Tags: Seinen Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Ecchi
When computers start to look like humans, can love remain the same?
Hideki Motosuwa is a young country boy who is studying hard to get into college. Co
No masterpieces as usual, personally enjoyed Palme no Ki more than others.
1. Full Metal Panic! フルメタル・パニック！ [Gonzo] (Finished 3/24)
Tags: Mecha, Military Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Mithril, a covert military institution using state-of-the-art technology to combat terrorist operations, assigns a specialized team to a sensitive mission. Under the command
Hellsing is the only title I deemed worthy at the end of 2001.
1. Hellsing Hellsing [ヘルシング] [Gonzo] (Finished 13/13)
Tags: Seinen Adult Cast, Gore, Vampire Action, Horror, Supernatural
Hellsing, an organization specializing in dealing with supernatural threats, is called in to eliminate a vampire that is turning the villagers of Cheddar into ghoul
Ended up choosing no masterpieces, but Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku no Tobira is my personal preference.
1. Fruits Basket フルーツバスケット [Studio Deen] (Finished 2/26)
Tags: Shoujo Love Polygon, School Drama, Romance, Supernatural
After the accident in which she lost her mother, 16-year-old Tooru moves in with her grandfather, but due to his home being renovated, is
Jungle wa Itsumo Hare nochi Guu is unrivalled champion in Spring 2001.
1. Digimon Tamers デジモンテイマーズ [Toei Animation] (Finished 1/51)
Tags: Isekai Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Digimon Tamers takes place in a world where the popular Digimon franchise is all the rage, consisting of a cartoon, video games, and the trading card game. Takato Matsuda is
Calm before the storm of titles in spring. No masterpieces again, my favor goes to Animation Seisaku Shinkou Kuromi-chan
1. Grappler Baki (TV) グラップラー刃牙 [Group TAC] (Finished 3/24)
Tags: Shounen Combat Sports, Gore, Martial Arts Action, Sports
Ever since he was born, Baki Hanma has always known nothing but fighting—strengthening every single muscle and lear
Can't call anything masterpiece , but Hajime no Ippo is the closest to it.
1. InuYasha 犬夜叉 [Sunrise] (Finished 3/167)
Tags: Historical, Mythology, Time Travel Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Supernatural
Kagome Higurashi's 15th birthday takes a sudden turn when she is forcefully pulled by a demon into the old well of her family's shrine.
Strange Dawn made my day. Vampire Hunter D (2000) also deserves a mention.
1. Hand Maid May HAND MAID メイ [TNK] (Finished 3/10)
Tags: Harem Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Ecchi
Saotome Kazuya is a computer whiz. One day his friend Nanbara, threatens him with a computer virus. Trying to stop the virus, Kazuya ends up making a special order. May is
FLCL deserves a minor masterpiece for its impact alone .
1. Yu☆Gi☆Oh! Duel Monsters Yu-Gi-Oh! 遊☆戯☆王 デュエルモンスターズ [Gallop] (Finished 3/224)
Tags: Shounen Strategy Game Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Yuugi Mutou is a naïve and lonely high school student who is fascinated by games. While staying with his grandfather, the owner of a game shop, he comes across a
No masterpieces and only a few decent anime this season. Among them my preference goes to Miami Guns
1. Boogiepop wa Warawanai Boogiepop Phantom ブギーポップは笑わない [Madhouse] (Finished 3/12)
Tags: Psychological Avant Garde, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Supernatural
Five years ago, a string of grisly murders shook the city to its core and now the rum
Lots of nice works at the turn of centuries with my choice being Ima, Soko ni Iru Boku , Blue Gender and Seraphim Call ,
1. One Piece [Toei Animation] (Finished 6/?)
Tags: Shounen Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Gol D. Roger was known as the "Pirate King," the strongest and most infamous being to have sailed the Grand Line. The capture and execution of Roger
As expected, nothing could rival Great Teacher Onizuka this season.
1. Great Teacher Onizuka グレート・ティーチャー・オニヅカ [Pierrot] (Finished 43/43)
Tags: Shounen Delinquents, School, Workplace Comedy, Drama
Twenty-two-year-old Eikichi Onizuka—ex-biker gang leader, conqueror of Shonan, and virgin—has a dream: to become the greatest high scho
Taiho Shichau zo The Movie managed to jump to the last wagon of the masterpiece train.
1. Turn A Gundam ∀ Gundam ∀ガンダム [Sunrise, Nakamura Production] (Finished 3/50)
Tags: Mecha, Military, Space Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
It is the Correct Century, two millennia after a devastating conflict which left the world broken. Earth is now most