While playing a video game one day, Tomoru, Dai and Mio found themselves accidentally transported inside yet another game: Eureka, designed by the studious Dr Galileo! In order to return to the real world, the gang must earn ten Eureka stones by completing various scientific challenges - but they have competition. Fellow rivals Yukio, Suzuka, and Kouta, along with Dr Galileo's rival Dr Galilei, are also trying to find the stones. From collecting fossils to stopping lightning in the sky, thrilling scientific challenges await!
When Kakeru arrived at his friend the Professor's house one day, he had no idea he was about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime! Monkeys have gotten a hold of pipo helmets – a device that stimulates the nervous system and increases fighting ability by a factor of three hundred times. With this power, monkeys could easily take over the world! And thus, the Professor sends Kakeru through his dimensional transport machine to capture all of the pipo monkeys and save the world. But that won't be easy, as the nefarious Specter is determined to use the monkeys to dominate the planet!
Sou Nanda and Ape Escape might not seem similar based on the synopses alone, but both titles have a very unique feel. With scientific gadgets a child (or children) must travel to a strange new place to accomplish a whimsical task, both with the help of an eccentric professor. Minute details aside, I just thought of Sou Nanda when watching Ape Escape. So if you liked one, you might enjoy the other.
Through a series of events, the cavemen Flint and his father were turned into fossils in prehistoric times - only to be found in the 25th century and brought back to life. Flint becomes part of the Time Bureau, an organization tasked with finding time shifters that have been scattered throughout the ages by the evil Dark Lord. Alongside Tony, Sarah, and his still-partially-fossilized father in the shape of a stone axe, Flint will travel through time and find the time shifters before Petrafina - the Dark Lord's minion - can get to them first! From Christopher Columbus to ancient samurai, Flint and his friends will meet a variety of famous people and have plenty of fun along the way.
Sou Nanda and Flint are filled with scientific travel and wacky monsters - not to mention they are aimed at young boys. Sou Nanda is far more educational, while Flint is definitely in the vein of Pokemon or Digimon; still, fans of one would probably appreciate the other.
Virtual Station is a launch point for prehistoric adventures that span thousands of centuries and beyond! Using powerful technology, children known as "Gene Divers" are able to enter a virtually-reconstructed representation of the past in order to obtain genetic samples of extinct animals. Yui is one such Gene Diver who, while on a routine mission, encountered a hurt baby animal. With fellow Gene Diver Akira's help, the two sneak into the facility after hours and send Yui back to the past to help the animal out; yet due to a strange failure, this sequence of events causes a new race of rodent creatures known as Puglaistig to appear in the virtual world. With the system out of control, Yui, Akira and the robot Kotetsu must try to put a stop to the Puglaistig's nefarious plans: to travel to the birth of mankind, and stop the human race from existing!
Right up front I'll say that I did NOT like Gene Diver. Regardless, I think that fans of either GD or SN might enjoy the other (especially in the direction of GD->SN). Both are unique, scientific anime that involve a group of children - definitely a rarity.