Dr. Slump: Arale-chan

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Synonyms: Dr. Slump & Arale-chan, Dr. Slump 1
Japanese: Dr.スランプ・アラレちゃん
German: Dr. Slump Arale
Spanish: Dr. Slump Arale
French: Dr. Slump Arale
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Type: TV
Episodes: 243
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 8, 1981 to Feb 19, 1986
Premiered: Spring 1981
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 19:00 (JST)
Producers: Fuji TV, Harmony Gold
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, Sci-FiSci-Fi, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Theme: Gag HumorGag Humor
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.161 (scored by 51865,186 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #31882
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Popularity: #4965
Members: 13,546
Favorites: 58

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Dr. Slump creates a little android girl, Arale, who is very stong, happy, and totally common senseless. They live in Penguin Village where the strangest things happen (e.g., the dawn is announced by a little pig wearing a basquee).

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Characters & Voice Actors


Okazaki, Minoru
Director, Episode Director
Nagaoka, Akinori
Takenouchi, Kazuhisa
Episode Director
Ashida, Toyoo
Episode Director, Script, Animation Director


Opening Theme

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1: "Waiwai World" by Ado Mizumori and Koorogi '73 (eps 1-197,240-243)
2: "Waiwai Koushinkyoku" by Mami Koyama (eps 198-239)

Ending Theme

1: "Ara Ara Arale-chan" by Ado Mizumori and Koorogi '73 (eps 1-15,25-61,76-112,174-197,240-243)
2: "Arale-chan Ondo" by Mami Koyama (eps 16-24,62-75,113-127,167-172,213-222)
3: "Ichiban Hoshi Miitsuketa" by Ado Mizumori (eps 128-166,173)
4: "Anata ni Shinjitsuichiro" by Mitsuko Horie (eps 198-212,223-239)

Jan 1, 2014
wildhood (All reviews)
Before Akira Toriyama created the battle manga Dragon Ball that was adapted to an anime, he made the Dr. Slump gag manga, also adapted to an anime. The manga was very popular in Japan, so of course an anime adaptation was made.

Unlike Dragon Ball, which is an action-adventure anime with an overarching plot, Dr. Slump is an episodic comedy anime. So anything can happen in an episode. As a comedy, it doesn't fail to make me smile. Arale is likeable, and has catchphrases. Senbei is easily the funniest character in the show. He's a pervert, and he is in love with Arale's teacher Yamabuke. Akane, read more
Nov 8, 2017
TheMAM (All reviews)
While there isn't an official English sub for this anime as it was never brought to the West, there are still a number of multilingual fan subs out there, with one faithful ongoing English sub (oddly titled shiteatersubs) that's, as of November 8 2017, at the 61st episode. They have a long way to go and I wish them the best of luck and give them my sincerest thanks, for I would not have found this hidden gem of an anime if it weren't for them.

Before Goku from Dragon Ball, there was Arale from Dr. Slump, Akira Toriyama's first published manga and anime series. Arale read more
Apr 19, 2019
Imbalance (All reviews)
I don't know where to find this entire series, I only have access to about 70 episodes, and that makes me very sad. Arale & friends make me laugh so hard throughout the entire show, I sometimes have to pause it just to keep from falling out of my chair, and to catch my breath. This show is a true expression of Toriyama's genius. I watch this show when I am irritated or depressed, and it works like an instant-happy pill. Arale is one of my heroes now, and "Dr. Slump" will forever occupy a top-spot in my favorite things in life.

Here's hoping I some read more

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