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Saru Get You On Air

Saru Get You ~On Air~ (サルゲッチュ 〜オンエアー~) is a CGI-animated television anime series produced by Xebec based on Sony's Ape Escape video game franchise. The series aired on TV Tokyo between April 8, 2006 and September 30, 2006. The story loosely adapts storylines from Ape Escape, Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed and Ape Escape: Million Monkeys.

A second season named Saru Get You ~On Air~ 2nd was aired soon after.


When a small white monkey named Kuuta is lured to put on a Pipo Helmet, he becomes the evil and intelligent Specter and starts using monkeys to spread chaos around the world. Using their teleporter and gadgets, Kakeru, Hiroki, Natsumi and the Professor work to capture the monkeys and stop Specter's plans. More characters later join, such as the virtual girl Charu and the mech genius Haruka.


  • Kakeru (Spike): An energetic fourth-grade elementary school student. He is a hero who tries to catch Pipo Monkeys with his Get Net. The Professor is his friend.
  • Professor: A genius inventor who developed the Pipo Helmet and a friend of Kakeru. Although he has a sense of justice and is a wonderful person, he is also very airheaded and silly.
  • Natsumi (Natalie): The Professor's granddaughter. She always treats Kakeru lie a child. She has a victorious and cheerful personality, and supports Kakeru and Hikaru catching monkeys as the laboratory operator. She was the owner of Kuuta before his disappearance.
  • Hiroki (Jake): Kakeru's best friend, rival and classmate in the same elementary school. He is a courteous and cool adolescent boy. He is a rich family's only son and has a very blatant crush on Natsumi.
  • Kuuta: A small white monkey owned by Natsumi. He was turned into Specter by Pipotron J's plan, but turned back at the end of the season.
  • Specter: A white monkey wearing a Pipo Helmet, awakened with supernatural powers and an evil heart. He can speak in human language, and will conquer the world. It's revealed he used Kuuta as a vessel before truly emerging in season 2.
  • Pipo Monkeys: The monkeys who wore the Pipo Helmets and became a little bit smarter. Under the command of Specter, they cause mischiefs and messes around the world.
  • Charu (Casi): A virtual AI-assistant that the Professor developed. She can create a physical body for herself, and mostly helps around the laboratory.
  • Haruka (Helga): A Hi-Tech Robot Battle champion. She was touring conventions around the world, but became friends with Kakeru and the rest and began to stay around more.
  • Neo Pipotrons: The Neo Pipotrons are the true antagonists, planning to use Kuuta to get Specter's DNA and create mutant forces. They were eventually defeated by Kakeru and Specter.


  1. Frequence! Monkey Heaven
  2. A Good Trip! Feeling like a Monkey
  3. The Founder! A Navigator
  4. Monkeys Having Fun! The Smile Monkey Resort
  5. The World's Greatest Cooking Monkey
  6. Monkey Searching For Romance
  7. Monkey Shogun Rampage?
  8. A Special Couples Journey
  9. Even With Monkey Picasso
  10. Monkey's Roadshow
  11. Sudden Body Swap?!
  12. Recollection! A Get You Summary!
  13. Snowboard Spirit
  14. Specter Goes Too Far
  15. Monopoly Live Broadcast Monkey Fireworks Display
  16. Kakeru's Win Percentage Challenge
  17. Kuuta's Portrait
  18. Pipo Ritual Opening Bell
  19. Large Monkey Investigation Network
  20. Suddenly Living in Space?
  21. Suzukidoki! Remembrance
  22. The Side of Specter That Even The Professor Won't Tell Us About!
  23. Winning Monkey Maze
  24. Race, Shame, Embarrassment, and Monkeys
  25. Transformation Colosseum!
  26. A World of Monkeys!


Ape Escape Franchise
Main Games Ape Escape ( On the Loose )  · Ape Escape 2  · Ape Escape 3
Spin-offs Ape Escape 2001  · Ape Escape Million Monkeys  · Saru Get You: Pipo Saru Racer  · Ape Escape SaruSaru Big Mission  · Ape Quest
Party games Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed  · EyeToy: Monkey Mania  · Ape Academy  · Ape Academy 2  · Ape Escape Move
Soundtracks Ape Escape Originape  · Ape Escape 3 Originape  · Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed ~Sound Tracks!!~
Other Media Anime  · Cartoon  · Shorts  · Comics  · Manga  · Cameos
Gameplay Chips  · Cookies  · Glitches  · Grid Core  · Peak Point Helmet  · Shirts  · Specter Coins
Minigames Galaxy Monkey  · Ski Kidz Racing  · Specter Boxing  · Ape Ping Pong  · Jake Attacks

Dance Monkey Dance  · Monkey Climber  · Monkey Soccer
Mesal Gear Solid  · Super Monkey Throw Stadium  · Ultim-ape Fighter!

Protagonists Spike  · Jimmy  · Kei  · Yumi  · Professor  · Casi  · Natalie  · Helga  · Aki  · Pipotchi  · Pipo Snake
Antagonists Specter (Dark Specter)  · Jake (Dark Jake) · Doctor Tomoki  · Monkeys  · Monkey Five ( Blue  · Pink  · Red  · White  · Yellow )  · Pipotrons (Pipotron J)  · Virus Casi
Enemies Ape Escape Enemies  · Ape Escape 2 Enemies  · Teleborgs
Gadgets Ape Vacuum  · Bananarang  · Banannerizer  · Dash Hoop  · Electro Magnet  · Magic Punch  · Monkey Radar  · R.C. Car  · Sky Flyer  · Slingback Shooter  · Smasher  · Stun Club  · Time Net  · Water Cannon  · Water Net
Vehicles Boat  · Pipobot  · Robot  · Snowmobile  · Sports Car  · Submarine  · Tank
ApeEscapeTemplate ApeEscapeOTLTemplate
Characters Casi  · Jake  · Natalie  · Professor  · Specter  · Spike
Gadgets Dash Hoop  · Magic Punch  · Monkey Radar  · R.C. Car  · Sky Flyer  · Slingback Shooter  · Stun Club  · Time Net  · Water Net
Levels (/ Apes/ Enemies)
Hub World
Time Station
Prehistoric Era/ The Lost Land Fossil Field  · Primordial Ooze  · Molten Lava
Cenozoic Era/ Mysterious Age Thick Jungle  · Dark Ruins  · Cryptic Relics
Dimension/Dimension X Stadium Attack
Primitive Age/Oceana Crabby beach  · Coral Cave  · Dexter's Island
Ice age/New Freezeland Snowy Mammoth  · Frosty Retreat  · Hot Springs
Dimension/Dimension X Gladiator Attack
Recent Past/Medieval Mayhem Sushi Temple  · Wabi Sabi Wall  · Crumbling Castle
Present-Day/Futurama City Park  · Specter's Factory  · TV Tower
Present-Day 2/Specter Land Monkey Madness
Dimension/Dimension X Peak Point Matrix