Best 10 Sci-Fi TV Anime Of 2001 You Should Know About

They’re the best Anime that 2001 has to offer! We counts down the best anime to come out this year, including the likes of Cosmic Baton Girl Comet-san☆, Gear Fighter Dendoh, Figure 17: Tsubasa & Hikaru, and more!

10: Cosmic Baton Girl Comet-san☆

Japanese: Cosmic Baton Girl コメットさん☆
MAL Score: 7.18
Type: TV
Episodes: 43

Synopsis

Comet (12 years old in human years) is the princess of the Harmonica Star country and was to meet the prince of the Tambourine Star country at a ball where he’d pick a bride. But he isn’t there and so Comet is sent to Earth to find him. He’ll be known by the starlight in his eyes. She finds the Earth and she loves the people she meets there. Meanwhile, Princess Meteor of the Castanet Star country also arrives on Earth in search of the prince. Comet’s companion is a little puppy with a star at the end of his tail named Rubba Ball. Of course, Comet was not the first to visit the Earth and love it, another before her did as well and married. Her pet (a white cat with bunny ears and a tiny heart on her tail named Bunny) continued life as a kind of fairy in the forest. Comet’s power is drawn from the stars of her home and is channeled through her baton; she also wears a special pendant from where Rubba Ball immerges, and with which she can detect and find the prince.

(Source: ANN)

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9: Gear Fighter Dendoh

Japanese: GEAR戦士 電童
MAL Score: 7.18
Type: TV
Episodes: 38

Synopsis

The story takes place in the future where war machines from evil mechanical alien empire Garufa finally reaches Earth. In order to protect earth, an Earth defense organization called GEAR (Guard Earth and Advanced Reconnaissance) is formed. GEAR has an ultimate weapon in a form of war mecha, GEAR Fighter Dendoh, which is piloted by two elementary school students, namely Kusanagi Hokuto and Izumo Ginga. Can the friendship between Hokuto and Ginga unleashed the full potential power of Dendoh in order to fight Garufa?

(Source: AniDB)

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8: Figure 17: Tsubasa & Hikaru

Japanese: フィギュア17 つばさ&ヒカル
MAL Score: 7.22
Type: TV
Episodes: 13

Synopsis

Tsubasa Shiina is a 10-year-old girl who recently moved to Hokkaido to live with her father. In school, she is very quiet and unsociable with her classmates. Then one night, she witnesses a UFO crash in the forest near her home. She rushes to the scene and finds the pilot, codenamed “D.D.”, in a barely stable condition. Also in the scene is a Maguar, a hideous alien that hatched aboard D.D.’s ship. As the Maguar is close to taking Tsubasa’s life, an alien lifeform fuses with her body to form the Riberus battle armor Figure 17, which shortly destroys the alien threat. The life form takes the name Hikaru and turns into an identical twin of Tsubasa. As time passes, Tsubasa becomes more open to everyone around her, thanks to her new twin sister Hikaru. However, with Maguar eggs scattered all over Hokkaido, their ability to form Figure 17 is needed to eliminate all hatched Maguars until backup from D.D.’s home planet arrives on Earth.

(Source: ANN)

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7: Brigadoon: Marin to Melan

English: Brigadoon
Japanese: ブリガドーン まりんとメラン
MAL Score: 7.25
Type: TV
Episodes: 26

Synopsis

Marin is a typical junior high school girl with a sunny disposition and a loving adoptive family. Her life takes a drastic change when a mysterious mirage is seen in the sky above the entire earth. Killer androids called Monomakia descend to earth from the formation in the sky called Brigadoon and begin to hunt down little Marin. She discovers a blue bottle in a shrine as she seeks escape and from the bottle comes a protector, a sword carrying gun slinging alien called Melan Blue, together they must save the earth and deal with family crisis, school prejudice and the police and come to an understanding of Marins past and Melans unexplained mission, as well as learn to trust each other. Set in 1969 Japan with a colorful cast of friends and enemies.

(Source: ANN)

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6: Kidou Tenshi Angelic Layer

English: Battle Doll Angelic Layer
Japanese: 機動天使エンジェリックレイヤー
MAL Score: 7.26
Type: TV
Episodes: 26

Synopsis

12-year-old Misaki Suzuhara has just gotten involved in Angelic Layer, a battling game using electronic dolls called angels. Even as a newbie, Misaki shows advanced skills as she meets new friends and enters Angelic Layer tournaments to fight the greatest Angelic Layer champions of the nation.

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5: Cyborg 009: The Cyborg Soldier

English: Cyborg 009
Japanese: サイボーグ009 THE CYBORG SOLDIER
MAL Score: 7.26
Type: TV
Episodes: 50

Synopsis

Skull, the evil leader of the terrorist organization known as Black Ghost, has nine powerful cyborgs under his control. But Dr. Isaac Gilmore, the Black Ghosts cybernetics scientist, decides to go rogue, helping the cyborgs turn against Skull and his evil organization.

Black Ghost wishes to start the next major world war by flooding the market with weapons of mass destruction. It seems the nine brave cyborgs have their work cut out for them, as Black Ghost is determined to bring those nine cyborgs down.

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4: Zoids Shinseiki/Zero

English: Zoids: New Century
Japanese: ゾイド新世紀/ゼロ
MAL Score: 7.32
Type: TV
Episodes: 26

Synopsis

Zoids—powerful animal-shaped combat mechs—are no longer used in warfare, but in organized sporting competitions. The Blitz Team, a group of pilots struggling to carve out a niche for themselves in the Zoid battling leagues, experience a stroke of luck when Bit Cloud, a vagrant junk dealer, wanders into their midst and proves himself capable of piloting the temperamental Liger Zero, a Zoid that refuses to let anyone else into its cockpit. Led by Bit and the Liger, the Blitz Team steadily make their way to the top—but along the way they attract the unwelcome attention of the Backdraft Group, an organization of Zoid pilots that operates outside the laws set down by the Zoid Battle Commission. The Backdraft want powerful Zoids to add to their ranks, and they have their eye on the Liger Zero…

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3: s.CRY.ed

English: s-CRY-ed
Japanese: スクライド
MAL Score: 7.37
Type: TV
Episodes: 26

Synopsis

A strange environmental phenomenon 22 years ago in the Kanazawa prefecture caused the land to split and protrude upwards reaching unprecedented heights, creating the secluded area known as The Lost Ground. Kazuma is a young mercenary who lives in the Lost Ground, looking for any work he can find to sustain his livelihood within the harsh environment. He is one of the few people that are gifted with the Alter ability, which allows him to plaster his right arm and torso with a metallic alloy. When this mercenary encounters HOLY, an order whose purpose is to suppress and capture what they call Native Alter Users, and one of the elite members of HOLY, Ryuho, an epic rivalry begins.

(Source: ANN)

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2: Vandread: The Second Stage

Japanese: ヴァンドレッド the second stage
MAL Score: 7.41
Type: TV
Episodes: 13

Synopsis

Though Hibiki and crew defeated a super-huge battleship of the earth in the last of the first stage, they noticed five battleships further aiming at Mejeiru and Tarahk. And, crew of NIRVANA learnt Tarahk and Mejeiru which were their home had been faced to the crisis of Karitori (reaping). Travel to their home is speed up so that they may inform of the crisis. On the way, current information of the earth having been brought by girl Misty who had come to travel with them was worse than they can imagine. Hibiki and crew noticed a true fight was in the future. VANDREAD is finally changed into final system by the attack of the enemy who becomes violent more and more. Can they save their home? And, what happens to the relations between Hibiki and Dita?

(Source: AnimeNfo)

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1: Seikai no Senki II

English: Banner of the Stars II
Japanese: 星界の戦旗 II
MAL Score: 7.83
Type: TV
Episodes: 10

Synopsis

Due to a lack of ambassadors for the recently-conquered worlds the rapidly advancing fleet of the Bebaus brothers leave behind, Lafiel is appointed Territorial Ambassador of the planet Lobnas II. Upon arriving to the planet Jinto and Lafiel discover that the planet was used by the United Mankind as a prison planet and now has a million prisoners on the only inhabited island. The prisoners are parted in three blocks. The western where women are housed, the eastern belongs to the men and the central is mixed under the restriction that all prisoners living there are sterilized. The women in the western sector want to emigrate from the planet of fear for the men and when they do the men in the east rebel, overthrowing the guards and capturing Jinto to try to stop the emigration of the women. At the same time an enemy fleet heads toward the system forcing Lafiel to abandon Jinto.

(Source: ANN)

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Did YOUR favorite anime make the cut? Let us know in the comments below!

1. Seikai no Senki II
2. Vandread: The Second Stage
3. s.CRY.ed
4. Zoids Shinseiki/Zero
5. Kidou Tenshi Angelic Layer
6. Cyborg 009: The Cyborg Soldier
7. Brigadoon: Marin to Melan
8. Figure 17: Tsubasa & Hikaru
9. Cosmic Baton Girl Comet-san☆
10. Gear Fighter Dendoh

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