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
Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan - Tsuioku-hen was the only anime that impressed me in Winter 1999.
1. Petshop of Horrors Pet Shop of Horrors (ペットショップ・オブ・ホラーズ) [Madhouse] (Finished 4/4)
Tags: Josei Horror, Mystery, Supernatural
Count D, a quite interesting pet shop owner from an area called Chinatown, sells rare and hard to come by p
The only masterpiece discovered is Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou
1. Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou His and Her Circumstances 彼氏彼女の事情 [Gainax, J.C.Staff] (Finished 26/26)
Tags: Shoujo School Comedy, Drama, Romance
Yukino Miyazawa is the female representative for her class and the most popular girl among the freshmen at her high school. Good at both academics and sp
Again I'm being too picky with candidates. Among decent works Serial Experiments Lain is at least one that had potential and intrigue to go on.
1. Serial Experiments Lain シリアルエクスペリメンツレイン [Triangle Staff] (Finished 13/13)
Tags: Psychological Avant Garde, Award Winning, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Supernatural
Lain Iwakura, an awkward and introverted fourt
Cowboy Bebop is the only masterpiece found this season
1. Cowboy Bebop カウボーイビバップ [Sunrise] (Finished 26/26)
Tags: Adult Cast, Space Action, Sci-Fi
Crime is timeless. By the year 2071, humanity has expanded across the galaxy, filling the surface of other planets with settlements like those on Earth. These new societies are plagued by murder, drug use
Seihou Bukyou Outlaw Star has the upper hand this season while Perfect Blue is an honorary masterpiece
1. Seihou Bukyou Outlaw Star Outlaw Star 星方武侠アウトロースター [Sunrise] (Finished 24/24)
Tags: Space Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Gene Starwind has always dreamed of piloting his own ship out into the vast sea of stars. Unfortunately, not all dreams come
Kenpuu Denki Berserk is inevitably the winner here, but I also favor Elf wo Karu Mono-tachi II as a firm masterpiece because it's the rare sequel that even surpasses great original. Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan - Ishinshishi e no Chinkonka can be considered as borderline masterpiece.
1. Kenpuu Denki Berserk Berserk 剣風伝奇ベルセルク [OLM] (Finished 25/25)
Tags: Seinen Gore, Military
I ended up giving the same masterpiece scores to Mononoke Hime and Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion , but the latter prevails as it's more psychological.
1. Rekka no Honoo Flame of Recca 烈火の炎 [Pierrot] (Finished 3/42)
Tags: Shounen Martial Arts, Super Power Action, Adventure
Most people think that ninjas are a thing of the past, but Rekk
No masterpiece as it often happens. If I compare enjoyment level of those that I rated higher than others, I'd nominate Hyper Police as it's at least logical, easy-going and with memorable characters though episodic
1. Shoujo Kakumei Utena Revolutionary Girl Utena 少女革命ウテナ [J.C.Staff] (Finished 11/39)
Tags: Mahou Shoujo, Psychological Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Among the decent works, Eat-Man probably deserves more praise than the others for novely approach
1. Yuusha-Ou GaoGaiGar King of Braves GaoGaiGar 勇者王ガオガイガー [Sunrise] (Finished 3/49)
Tags: Mecha Adventure, Sci-Fi
In the year 2005, a race of alien monsters called Zonders emerge from underground and launch a series of attacks on the city of Tok
Elf wo Karu Mono-tachi surprised me a lot with modern isekai concept and really good humor while having next to zero ecchi despite the plot - felt like a firm masterpiece during watching .
1. Hana yori Dango 花より男子 [Toei Animation] (Finished 3/51)
Tags: Shoujo Love Polygon, School Drama, Romance
Makino Tsukushi, a girl who comes from a poor family, just want
Rather sour season again, but among the titles I find Akachan to Boku as the most deserving one
1. Akachan to Boku Baby and Me 赤ちゃんと僕 [Pierrot] (Finished 3/35)
Tags: Shoujo Childcare Comedy, Drama
Takuya Enoki is living a difficult life for a fifth grader. His mother passed away in a tragic car accident a few months ago, forcing him to pick up the slack and take c
No definite winner for me , but among decent titles I can point out Kodomo no Omocha (TV)
1. Tenkuu no Escaflowne The Vision of Escaflowne 天空のエスカフローネ [Sunrise] (Finished 3/26)
Tags: Isekai, Love Polygon, Mecha, Psychological Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Hitomi Kanzaki is just an ordinary 15-year-old schoolgirl with an interest in tarot cards and fortune telling, but