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Dr. Slump: Arale-chan

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Dr. Slump & Arale-chan, Dr. Slump 1
Japanese: Dr.スランプ・アラレちゃん


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
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.261 (scored by 2,155 users)
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Ranked: #24802
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Popularity: #4024
Members: 6,450
Favorites: 30
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Episodes: /243
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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
Ozeki, Masayuki
Episode Director, Storyboard

Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit 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)

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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


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