Spirit of Wonder: Shounen Kagaku Club

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Synonyms: Spirit of Wonder: Scientific Boys Club
Japanese: ザスピリットオブワンダー : 少年科學倶楽部


Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 25, 2001 to Jul 25, 2001
Producers: Bandai Visual
Studios: Ajia-Do
Source: Unknown
Genres: DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SeinenSeinen, SpaceSpace
Duration: 30 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.571 (scored by 10831,083 users)
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Ranked: #56832
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Popularity: #8027
Members: 3,209
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The now 50 year old Scientific Boys Club decides to built a ship that sails to Mars on the "Ethereal Current" - a thesis of the wife of a club member which claims that the universe is flooded with Ethereal energy. On this stream they travel to Mars in order to prove an old theory about channels on Mars built by Martians, but there is no life. Many years later, when both theories are considered to be nonsense, a Mars expedition discovers a stone with the inscription "Scientific Boys Club 1954".

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Annou, Takashi
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Tsuruta, Kenji
Original Creator
Matsuo, Hayato


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Jan 20, 2011
NoblesseOblige3 (All reviews)
The story of three old men who as boys had the dream of verifying the theory that there is life on Mars and how along with the daughter of one of them and her husband create a ship, yes a ship, and a ship with proppellors no less, to reach fullfill there fifty year old dream. Now there are many questionable parts of this OAV about the sci-fi bit and how it wouldn't actually be possible to do pretty much anything these guys did, but it gets away with it, you shouldn't really watch this for it science fiction, watch this for the warm atmosphere read more
Dec 4, 2018
flomu (All reviews)
Short version:
The Scientific Boys Club is a wonderful, "modern" sci-fi fairytale about a woman and three old men achieving their pipe dreams... and a drunk guy.

Long version:
Imagine grandpa tells you about the time he flew to Mars on a ship he built with two of his old buddies and a drunkard, based on some completely bogus theory. That's total nonsense, right? But what if it /were/ true?

That's the point of Spirit of Wonder: Scientific Boys Club.

It's a very feel-good story, not just because of the slow pacing and realistic characters, but also because it grants the unrealistic wishes of these characters. Windy's scientific theories were read more
Oct 18, 2017
Z_Tetriminos (All reviews)
Not much to see here. I came as an enthusiast of space-themed anime, but this wasn't about space at all, but about physics, mathematics and calculation.

The story is shallow and nothing interesting happens at all; you are left with a couple of beautiful, very well-animated scenes, but no compelling events for the plot. They study, they drink, they build a kind of spaceship, go on their mission and... That's it.

It's like you're seeing a slideshow of some trip your uncle Joe went to in 1979 and all he talks about is how good it was, but you get no feeling out of it, you just read more

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