Best 5 Drama Movie Anime Of 2001 You Should Watch

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 Metropolis, InuYasha Movie 1: Toki wo Koeru Omoi, Initial D Third Stage, and more!

5: Metropolis

Japanese: メトロポリス
MAL Score: 7.53
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

In the great city of Metropolis, severe community structures and prejudice dominate a world where humans and robots live together. Unrest and violence increase with each new day.

Searching for the scientist Dr. Laughton, suspected to violate human rights by trading organs, the Japanese detective Shunsaku Ban and his nephew Kenichi arrive at Metropolis. In the scientist’s laboratory, Kenichi discovers a girl without any memory of her past life. He decides to help her, so they run away together. His uncle follows him and penetrates the dark secrets of the city to find Duke Red, the man ruling from the shadows. Meanwhile, Kenichi desperately tries to protect the mysterious girl from the people hunting her. However, Duke Red and his adoptive son have their own deep reasons for chasing the girl. These reasons are connected to her true identity and the struggle for the domination of Metropolis…

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4: InuYasha Movie 1: Toki wo Koeru Omoi

English: InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time
Japanese: 犬夜叉 時代を越える想い
MAL Score: 7.56
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Inu-Yasha has mastered the ultimate attack of the Tetsusaiga and continues his battle for the Shikon Jewel shards with Kagome, Shippo, Sango, and Miroku. Unfortunately, a freak occurance with a jewel shard has brought to life an incarnation of a demonic enemy sealed by Inu-Yashas’ father. Inu-Yasha must surpass his father and destroy this demon or every soul in Japan will be consumed.

(Source: ANN)

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3: Initial D Third Stage

Japanese: 頭文字〈イニシャル〉D THIRD STAGE
MAL Score: 7.88
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Takumi Fujiwara is a skilled street racer, but he suffers a crushing loss against the team Emperor’s leader Kyoichi Sudou due to his AE86 experiencing an engine failure. Doubting his abilities, the recent high school graduate is then approached by the Akagi RedSuns’ team leader Ryousuke Takahashi, who proposes the formation of a professional street racing team. Although it would be the ideal way to improve as a street racer, Takumi remains undecided.

Does the young street racer have what it takes to become a professional? Perhaps Ryousuke and the RedSuns can help him reevaluate his own doubts and misconceptions concerning street racing. However, first and foremost, Takumi decides to settle the score with Kyoichi Sudou…

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2: Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku no Tobira

English: Cowboy Bebop: The Movie
Japanese: カウボーイビバップ 天国の扉
MAL Score: 8.38
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Another day, another bounty—such is the life of the often unlucky crew of the Bebop. However, this routine is interrupted when Faye, who is chasing a fairly worthless target on Mars, witnesses an oil tanker suddenly explode, causing mass hysteria. As casualties mount due to a strange disease spreading through the smoke from the blast, a whopping three hundred million woolong price is placed on the head of the supposed perpetrator.

With lives at stake and a solution to their money problems in sight, the Bebop crew springs into action. Spike, Jet, Faye, and Edward, followed closely by Ein, split up to pursue different leads across Alba City. Through their individual investigations, they discover a cover-up scheme involving a pharmaceutical company, revealing a plot that reaches much further than the ragtag team of bounty hunters could have realized.

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1: Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi

English: Spirited Away
Japanese: 千と千尋の神隠し
MAL Score: 8.80
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Stubborn, spoiled, and na?ve, 10-year-old Chihiro Ogino is less than pleased when she and her parents discover an abandoned amusement park on the way to their new house. Cautiously venturing inside, she realizes that there is more to this place than meets the eye, as strange things begin to happen once dusk falls. Ghostly apparitions and food that turns her parents into pigs are just the start—Chihiro has unwittingly crossed over into the spirit world. Now trapped, she must summon the courage to live and work amongst spirits, with the help of the enigmatic Haku and the cast of unique characters she meets along the way.

Vivid and intriguing, Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi tells the story of Chihiro’s journey through an unfamiliar world as she strives to save her parents and return home.

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

1. Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi
2. Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku no Tobira
3. Initial D Third Stage
4. InuYasha Movie 1: Toki wo Koeru Omoi
5. Metropolis

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