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Dr. Slump

Dr. Slump

Alternative Titles

English: Dr. Slump
Synonyms: Dr. Slump and Arale-Chan
Japanese: Dr. スランプ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 18
Chapters: 236
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 22, 1980 to Aug 28, 1984
Authors: Toriyama, Akira (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)


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When goofy inventor Senbei Norimaki creates a precocious robot named Arale, his masterpiece turns out to be more than he bargained for!

Basking in the glow of his scientific achievement, Senbei scrambles to get Arale in working order so the rest of Penguin Village won't have reason to suspect she's not really a girl. But first Senbei needs to find her a pair of glasses and some clothes...

(Source: VIZ Media)


Dr. Slump was awarded the 27th Shogakukan Manga Award for best shounen and shoujo manga in 1981.

The series was published in English by VIZ Media from May 3, 2005 to May 5, 2009—this release included some censorship and translation changes. Before this, it had been introduced to the English-speaking readership in the educational publication Mangajin in February 1994, in issues 32 and 33.

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Sep 25, 2014
blazebolt7 (All reviews)
Personal Thought:

This is one of the great comedy series I've read that is actually apropriate for kids too. Maybe not six year olds but defiantly at least ten. It's this series that made me wish Toriyama kept working on comedies. But Dragon Ball does kick major ass.

(please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)

Story - 8/10

Manga author Akira Toriyama is probably most familiar in the West for his perennially-popular Dragon Ball series and its various offshoots. His career was launched, however, by this series, which combines goofball humor with a keen awareness of the tropes of robot-centric anime and manga.

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