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About

Saru Get Chu ~On Air~ (サルゲッチュ 〜オンエアー〜) is an anime show based on Sony's Ape Escape franchise. The show aired on TV Tokyo along with Megaman Star Force in a 30-minutes segment called Oha Coliseum from 8:30am to 9:00am. The show first aired on April 8th 2006, two months before Ape Escape Million Monkeys was released in Japan. The entire show is composed of two seasons: Saru Get Chu ~On Air~ (サルゲッチュ 〜オンエアー〜) and Saru Get Chu ~On Air~ 2nd (サルゲッチュ 〜オンエアー〜2nd). The 1st season has 26 episodes and the 2nd season has 51 episodes. Each episode lasts for 10 minutes. The entire show aired on TV Tokyo from April 8th 2006 to September 29th 2007. A DVD release of the show has not been announced yet as of 2011.

Trivia:
-Both Megaman Star Force and Saru Get Chu ~On Air~ were made by XEBEC, the same studio that made the recent Megaman animes and Love Hina.
-The entire show is all done in 3D animation. The same way Rechu Getchu Saru Get Chu was done in 2002.
-The title cards for the episodes in the first season are based off the names of Japanese TV shows.
-The title cards of the episodes in the second season are based off movie titles such as "Mission Impossible" and "Saving Private Ryan".
-Unlike the games which only has one love interest between two characters (Kakeru and Haruka), the anime has two love interests (Kakeru and Haruka & Hiroki and Natsumi).
-All characters' appearance in the show are based on their appearances in Ape Escape: Million Monkeys, except for the 2nd half of the 2nd season where Natsumi wore a outfit similar to her appearance in the 1st Ape Escape game, and the Freaky Monkey Five look the same as how they looked in Saru Saru Daisakusen.
-The only characters that never appeared in the anime at the time was Hikaru (Jimmy), Dr. Tomoki and Pipotchi.
-Chika Sakamoto, Tomoe Hanba, Tomoko Kawakami, Sayaka Ohara, Junko Takeuchi and Ai Nonaka are the only voice actresses from the Japanese voice cast for the Ape Escape games to be in the anime voice cast.
-Hideyuki Umezu, Tomoe Hanba, Tomohiro Nishimura, Chika Sakamoto are the only people in the anime voice cast to do voices for more than 1 character in the show.
-The only two languages that this show is broadcasted in are Japanese and Tagalog.

XEBEC
1st season:
http://www.xebec-inc.co.jp/anime/piposaru/
2nd season:
http://www.xebec-inc.co.jp/anime/piposaru2/


Information on the cast/staff of the anime
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=6259
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=7961
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Ape_Escape_characters
http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/サルゲッチュの登場キャラクター

The Staff and Voice Cast of the Anime

THE STAFF

Season 1
Director: Nobuyoshi Habara
Series Composer: Naruhisa Arakawa

Music Composer: Youichi Sakai
Art Director: Yoshito Watanabe
3D Animation Director: Ayumi Hasegawa
Animation Producer: Yukinao Shimoji
Color Designer: Mitsuko Sekimoto
Editor: Junichi Itou
Sound Director: Tomoaki Yamada
Sound Effects: Toshiya Wada
Director of Photography: Katsutoshi Hirose


Season 2
Director: Jun Kamiya
Series Composer: Naruhisa Arakawa
Music Composer: Youichi Sakai
Art Director: Yoshito Watanabe
Sound Director: Tomoaki Yamada
Sound Effects: Toshiya Wada
Editor: Junichi Itou

Director of Photography: Katsutoshi Hirose
Color Supervisor: Natsuyo Ban
Supervisor: Yasuyuki Sagami


THE VOICE ACTORS/ACTRESSES

Kakeru (Spike in US and Kakeru in EU)
The main protagonist and lead character in the show.
First appearance: Episode 1, Season 1
Anime Voice: Shizuka Ishikawa

Specter
The main antagonist of the show and the leader of the monkeys. In the 1st season, he was Kuuta, Natsumi's pet monkey. In the 2nd season, he was created out of a cloned Pipo Angel created by the 5 silver feathers the Pipotron Brothers got, which was used to turn into an albino monkey by a mysterious person. He returned in the 2nd season in Episode 12, Season 2.
First appearance: Episode 1, Season 1
Game and Anime Voice: Chika Sakamoto

Hakese (Professor in International Releases)
The man who invented the Pipo Helmet and the Get Net.
Although he plays a big role in helping Kakeru and company in catching monkeys, he is also
a big comic relief character through out the show in both seasons.
First appearance: Episode 1, Season 1
Anime Voice: Hideyuki Umezu
Trivia: Umezu also does Ukki Red's voice in the show.

Hiroki (Jake in US and Buzz in EU)
Kakeru's best friend and rival. His running gag in both seasons of the show is his huge obsession with Natsumi.
First appearance: Episode 7, Season 1
Anime Voice: Junko Minagawa

Satoru (Kei in US and Satoru in EU)
The male protagonist from Ape Escape 3.
First Appearance: Episode 13, Season 2
Game and Anime Voice: Junko Takeuchi
Trivia: Takeuchi is also well-known for her role as Naruto in the Naruto anime and video games.

Sayaka (Yumi in US and Sayaka in EU)
The female protagonist from Ape Escape 3.
Unlike in the game, she is already a famous pop-star.
First Appearance: Episode 13, Season 2
Game and Anime Voice: Ai Nonaka

Charu (Casi in US and Charu in EU)
The Professor's assistant who runs the lab and operates the lab's computer.
She sometimes assist Kakeru and company in some episodes.
Throughout the 2nd season show, she introduced to the Professor various kinds of Japanese food.
First Appearance: Episode 14, Season 1
Anime Voice: Rina Satou

Akie (Aki in International Releases)
Satoru and Sayaka's aunt. She invented the transformation morph gear.
First Appearance: Episode 14, Season 2
Game and Anime Voice: Sayaka Ohara

Haruka (Helga in US and Haruka in EU)
Kakeru's crush through out the show. She is the High Tech Tournament Champion and operates a giant battle robot.
First Appearance: Episode 13, Season 1
Game and Anime Voice: Tomoe Hanba
Trivia: Hanba also does Ukki Pink's voice in the show.

Natsumi (Natalie in US and Katie (Ape Escape), later on Natsumi in EU)
The Professor's granddaughter. She has a pet named Kuta, and her running gag through out the show is that
she is a terrible cook.
First Appearance: Episode 2, Season 1
Game and Anime Voice: Tomoko Kawakami (Deceased since June 9th 2011)

Kuuta
Natsumi's pet monkey throughout both seasons of the whole show. He is the only anime-exclusive character in the Ape Escape franchise.
In the 1st season, he was turned in Specter and went back to normal after seeing how the Pipo Monkeys were nicely treated
in the last episode of Season 1.
Anime Voice: Chika Sakamoto
Trivia: Kuuta's name is based on Specter's name (Supekuta in romaji) with 'Supe'. A wasei-ego of 'Specter'. Coincidentally, both
Kuuta and Specter share the same voice.

Pipotron Brothers
A trio of Pipotron monkeys who initially caused trouble for Kakeru and company from Episode 1, Season 2 to Episode 21, Season 2,
when Specter doesn't need them anymore after activating the device that would turn every human into monkeys.
Unlike in the games where they mostly grunt and say a few lines, they say huge amount of lines in Japanese in the anime.
First Appearance: Episode 1, Season 2
Anime Voices:
Pipotron Yellow - Fushigi Yamada
The only Pipotron Brother who could not speak. He expresses his own feelings with his actions and tone. Throughout the show, he mostly says "Pipo".
Pipotron Red - Tomohiro Nishimura
The leader of the Pipotron Brothers. He carries a banana speaker phone to call out Pipo Monkeys.
Pipotron Blue - Takuma Suzuki


Pipo Monkeys
First Appearance: Episode 1, Season 1
The Pipo Monkeys that Kakeru must catch in the show. All of the monkeys in the show wear yellow pants, and they wear a different variety of costumes to suit the theme of each episode.
Anime Voices: Fushigi Yamada, Kikumi Umeda, Shinichi Namiki

Ukki Five (Freaky Monkey Five in International releases)
They are a group of Specter's best simian warriors and each of them has their own personalities.
Their appearances in the show are based on their appearances in Saru Saru Daisakusen.
First Appearance: Episode 26, Season 2

Ukki Red
The leader of the Freaky Monkey Five and is the strongest out of the five members.
The only minor difference is that in the show, he doesn't have his wrench and tools like in the game.
Like in the games, he always end his sentences with 'be'.
Anime Voice: Hideyuki Umezu

Ukki Blue
The fastest member of the Freaky Monkey Five.
He is the only character in the show who can speak three languages: Japanese, English and Spanish.
Anime Voice: Tokuyoshi Kawashima

Ukki Pink
The only female member of the Freaky Monkey Five.
Just like in the game, she hates Sayaka and gets mad when things don't go right for her.
However unlike in the game where she can sing well, she has tone deafness (unable to tell apart musical notes).
The reason for her tone deafness in the anime could be that her anime voice actress: Tomoe Hanba is
not good at singing or the writers intentionally made Pink have tone deafness.
Anime Voice: Tomoe Hanba

Ukki White
The smartest member of the Freaky Monkey Five.
He creates gadgets and weapons for Specter and the monkeys to use against Kakeru and company through out the 2nd half of the 2nd season, and flies on a flying saucer.
Anime Voice: Tomohiro Nishimura

Ukki Yellow
Arguably the most disturbing character in both the games and anime.
Despite his obese size, he proves to be a strong character.
In the games, he is obsessed with Satoru, but in the anime, he has gone bananas over Kakeru
and often fantasizes about him.
Anime Voice: Takuma Suzuki

Pipotron J
The leader of a group of new species of Pipotron monkeys called "Super Pipotrons". He is the main villain who is behind Specter's revival in the 1st season and believes that humans and monkey could not co-exist together in one world. His originated species is a ring-tailed lemur. Unlike in the games where Otoko no Nazo is his creator, his creator is unknown in the anime.
First Appearance: Episode 13, Season 1
Anime Voice: Masaki Terasoma

Pipotron G
The strongest member of the "Super Pipotrons". Unlike the other three members, he has a kind heart and he doesn't speak even though Kraut helps to translate what he is saying.
His originated species is a gorilla.
Anime Voice: Shinichi Namiki

Pipotron Kraut
The smartest of the group and is a computer hacker. In Episode 13 Season 1, he hacked into the Professor's computer which caused the creation of Charu to prevent him from hacking again. His name is based on the Japanese word for hacking (クラッキング, kurattingu in romaji). His originated species is the white-handed gibbon according to the official Ape Escape Million Monkeys Japanese Website, even though most fans spectated that he is based on an orangutan.
Anime Voice: Takuya Kirimoto

Pipotron Meta
Meta has the ability to transform into any object he wants in both the game and anime. In the anime, he often ends his sentences with "gari". According to the official Ape Escape Million Monkeys Japanese website, his originated species is a spectre lemur.
Anime Voice: Umeda Kikumi

Saru Get Chu ~On Air~ Episodes

Credit goes to dats.us for subbing the Season 1 episodes. You can download the episodes in the Sources & Downloads page.

In the links, the only episodes that aren't subbed are Episode 15 and 19.

Episode 1: http://www.veoh.com/watch/v23211894N559SnDN

Episode 2: http://www.veoh.com/watch/v1087114FA9ZMWdD

Episode 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avBxVfSsjOk&feature=relmfu

Episode 4: N/A

Episode 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nntxTG1Y_4&feature=relmfu

Episode 6: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLjWvKniRU8&feature=relmfu

Episode 7: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCvcLO1Kvkg&feature=relmfu

Episode 8: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpmzVVCjSss&feature=relmfu

Episode 9: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ITzE6QlQnw&feature=relmfu

Episode 10: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOlwNQm4Lro&feature=relmfu

Episode 11: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBwFO2T7gPw&feature=relmfu

Episode 12: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSn4f3U0jW0&feature=relmfu

Episode 13: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DLkcPPWYfs&feature=relmfu

Episode 14: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CS8QuVdI3M&feature=relmfu

Episode 15: http://www.veoh.com/videos/v933618psBqAYk2

Episode 16: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlbxvZzMf_c

Episode 17: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pa8o0d14xyI&feature=related

Episode 18: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IOwNr1Jra4&feature=related

Episode 19: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsA-jPEC3RM

Episode 20: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJM9Tuh_qCU&feature=related

Episode 21: N/A

Episode 22: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJt86D6qziA&feature=related

Episode 23: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_OgTzaeX2I&feature=related

Episode 24: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipoqRhVDKF4&feature=related

Episode 25: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALO1V-iuUyg&feature=related

Episode 26: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grX0uMtTpmU&feature=related

Saru Get Chu ~On Air~ 2nd Episodes

Episode 1: http://www.veoh.com/watch/v716521psk7re2w

Episode 2: http://www.veoh.com/watch/v14893789peTDSCjz

Episode 3: http://www.veoh.com/watch/v14894043qDMHhsmq

Episode 4: http://www.veoh.com/watch/v22295804RjRpPE2N

Episode 5: http://www.veoh.com/watch/v14894270mArmGXZW

Episode 6: http://www.veoh.com/videos/v720064WBCXhtb8

Episode 7: http://www.veoh.com/watch/v14894681XGKsse3x

Episode 8: http://www.veoh.com/watch/v22711481DWPtme5S

Episode 9: http://www.veoh.com/watch/v14853237qA6e9rGs

Episode 10: http://www.veoh.com/watch/v14853339n3rgBTD9

Episode 11: http://www.veoh.com/watch/v14893753DaFy87qt

Episode 12: http://www.veoh.com/watch/v22042886byNDfJQp

Episode 13: http://www.veoh.com/videos/v723987RRBCscQr

Episode 14: http://www.veoh.com/videos/v729210bwFtgfXX

Episode 15: http://www.veoh.com/watch/v22062862SPqNx96w

Episode 16: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMnXIPdvC0c&feature=related

Episode 17: http://www.veoh.com/watch/v748841hmJWDYjT

Episode 18: http://www.veoh.com/videos/v771335mKgTqhh7

Episode 19: http://www.veoh.com/watch/v232550233cqFD2QY

Episode 20: http://www.veoh.com/watch/v22064436bwAyRQ8s

Episode 21: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNW6h9pwOVc

Episode 22: http://www.veoh.com/videos/v771359b45Zc9AP

Episode 23: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLMqh5Jj6Hg&feature=related

Episode 24: http://www.veoh.com/watch/v22078753dM72RfNp

Episode 25: http://www.veoh.com/videos/v771387k2yCtyF9

Episode 26: http://www.veoh.com/watch/v22126639hMa9h3Qw

Episode 27: http://www.veoh.com/videos/v782654Qf6xQ8Wd

Episode 28: http://www.veoh.com/videos/v7827626E3WfrW6

Episode 29: http://www.veoh.com/videos/v785468fCx8JkeW

Episode 30: http://www.veoh.com/watch/v22068322W6WH7nHz

Episode 31: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtyzYMLLKbw&feature=relmfu

Episode 32: http://www.veoh.com/videos/v825735SW9zXKjQ

Episode 33: http://www.veoh.com/videos/v14176968mHkhrDBT

Episode 34: http://www.veoh.com/videos/v14177191ErR876ha

Episode 35: http://www.veoh.com/videos/v825771ECXK2EA9

Episode 36: N/A

Episode 37: http://www.veoh.com/videos/v825821wkrKPGfF

Episode 38: http://www.veoh.com/videos/v831745CCHJkES8

Episode 39: http://www.veoh.com/videos/v839323RsFj2tQq

Episode 40: http://www.veoh.com/videos/v8393814h8ZRZzN

Episode 41: http://www.veoh.com/videos/v842513FwWre8Mw

Episode 42: http://www.veoh.com/videos/v870984hK3ddMzg

Episode 43: http://www.veoh.com/videos/v909994SWdJ4caa

Episode 44: http://www.veoh.com/videos/v957106xNWFYnWz

Episode 45: http://www.veoh.com/videos/v991495XZHRez3p

Episode 46: http://www.veoh.com/videos/v10383729m47Xjha

Episode 47: http://www.veoh.com/videos/v1093046Aawg2s3r

Episode 48: http://www.veoh.com/videos/v1119692TP8CQFQ2

Episode 49: http://www.veoh.com/videos/v11561595qcgKqX3

Episode 50: http://www.veoh.com/videos/v121581628MGc6ey

Episode 51: http://www.veoh.com/videos/v1236324jmQPXZPM