We have watched both seasons of Chou-Mashin Eiyuuden Wataru which is only available in Chinese bootlegs. The subtitles proved to be reasonably good. So far we know that the series was created in 1997 by Sunrise. There was also an earlier series created in 1988. Cho-mashin Eiyuuden Wataru is a continuation of that story rather than a newer remake.
Wataru is a ten year old boy who is the Savior to the people of another world on a mountain called Mount Soukai. He is opposed by an evil god and goddess who send their children; Dolan, Doru, and Dodo, to stop Wataru and his friends from taking this world back to the good side. Sacred Tree, an automaton or puppet made of wood, is sent by the Prince Toraoh before he is captured, to deliver a message (kinda like R2D2 in Star Wars) to Wataru and to assist him in his quest. Shibaraku (Sensei to Wataru) and Himiko the Ninja girl, accompany and assist him. Suzume, a grifter, latches on to them, at first in hopes of turning in Wataru for a reward. She eventually becomes their friend, though she can't resist looking for treasure now & then!
Many shows consist of Wataru going to a village that is poisoned by evil and restoring it to good. Each village has a theme: baseball diamond, amusement park, haunted house, etc... and the imagery is really surreal. Ultimately, the goal is to find a sacred and powerful oject on each level of the mountain they are climbing. These objects give Wataru and Ryujinmaru additional powers so that at the end they can finally defeat Darkdar and his chosen ruler the evil king Dorogami.
While this series was a family friendly show with special appeal to children, it is actually quite entertaining. At times silly, funny, strange, cute, and suspenseful, Wataru is ultimately a real action adventure. The voice acting talents of seiyuu like Megumi Hayashibara (Lina Inverse, Faye Valentine, Girl Ranma, Haruka Urashima) as Himiko, and Mayumi Tanaka (Krillin, Monkey D. Luffy) as Wataru among others, make the show a lot of fun.