Scan 2 Go is a Merchandise-Driven children's anime about people who play with toy race cars in the future with people throughout the galaxy. The titular cars stop at several pit stops throughout the race (just like the toys) and require a card to be "scanned" into a slot on the top of the car to "go". The English dub, at least, is brought to you by Nelvana, the same studio that dubbed other merchandise-driven anime, such as Beyblade and Bakugan.
Compare Bakusou Kyoudai! Let's & Go!!.
Tropes represented on this show:
- 2D Visuals, 3D Effects: Pretty much all the cars, vehicles and robots are shaded in CGI.
- Ambiguously Human: Zero looks human, but since Taiga is revealed to be his "brother", it is unknown if he is or not, since he always wears a mask.
- Berserk Button:
- Don't tell Taiga he isn't better than his "brother" Zero.
- Also, never put his friends in danger or insult them in front of Shiro. Or insult him for being too serious.
- Big Bad: Ryu Kaizel.
- Catchphrase: Kaz's is "Faster than anyone!"
- Evolving Credits: once after Shiro joins the group, and once again after the group arrives on Earth.
- The Faceless: Zero is always seen wearing a mask, so his face has not been revealed.
- Five-Man Band:
- Fun with Acronyms: The "JET" in Team JET stands for "Junior Earth Team".
- Human Aliens:
- Dradd and his team resemble humans, except for their different-colored hair.
- Ryu counts as well, since he has cosmic powers and can survive in space.
- Ki Manipulation: In the anime, Ryu (the main antagonist right now) can shoot fire, charge an energy attack with his car that rams into the opponent, and much more. He can also create stadiums out of magma and can literally go into people's minds. He used the mind-reading thing on Shiro.
- Merchandise-Driven: It's one of those shows that features realistic (at least visually) depictions of the product it's designed to sell, like Yu-Gi-Oh! (in the Japanese version, anyway), and Beyblade. It's even dubbed by the same company, Nelvana, who dubbed the anime of several of our most popular incarnations of this trope, lately.
- Serious Business: In Scan 2 Go, the toy cars are still toy cars, but the game is played by space travelers, and the cars are treated as if they're sentient and have spirit.
- The Stoic: Shiro
- Our Werewolves Are Different: Even though he looks human, Shiro is actually a Wolfgar, a race of werewolf-like aliens that isolate themselves from other races in order to keep their true forms under control.