Gala is a police officer in Penguin Village. Gala and his partner Pagos constantly have their car destroyed accidentally by Arale Norimaki whenever she runs through town.


Wonder Island


Gala, Pagos, and Gyaosu in Wonder Island 2

Gala's first appearance was in the one-shot Wonder Island 2 alongside Pagos and Gyaosu working as police officers in Metropolis Island.

Dr. Slump

The Birth of Arale

Main article: Volume 1: The Birth of Arale

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Gala and Pagos crashing into Arale

In Arale-chan's Birth, the anime adaptation of The Birth of Arale!, Gala and Pagos replace the unnamed man that accidentally drives their car into Arale when she walks into the street but then are surprised when they're car breaks and she is uninjured.

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Gala and Pagos injured at the police station

In Here Comes Arale, Gala sees Taro Soramame, Peasuke Soramame, Akane Kimidori and Arale driving by on scooters while Pagos was writing someone a ticket and pull them over because they are only in middle school. He is seen to have been injured by Arale when Senbei Norimaki ends up having to pick the kids up at the Penguin Village Police Station.

Arale Running Through Police

Arale running through Pagos and Gala's car

In My Friend, Mr. Bear!!, the anime adaptation of Bearly Friends!, Gala and Pagos replace the unnamed police officer that talks to Arale and Aoi Kimidori when they are peeking over the wall of the Bear Owner's house.

Arale runs through their car at the beginning of "Is It a Girl? Is It a Boy!?" so fast that they didn't see her come by but just assumed it was her.

Arale on the Loose

Main article: Volume 2: Arale on the Loose
He appears in the "Arale on the Loose" chapters, and "The Lovely Trio".

Monsters' Night

Main article: Volume 5: Monsters' Night
In the chapter "Untouchable", it is them who try to destroy Arale's car, but they fail miserably.

My Toilet Paper

Main article: Volume 7: My Toilet Paper
In "Penguin Village Dom-Dom-Dom!", Gala and Pagos follow Arale and Gatchan thinking Arale is preparing something because she does not destroy their car, while she is in fact bringing ice cream to the Norimaki Residence.

Other Media

Dragon Ball

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Gala in Dragon Ball

In the General Blue Saga, he helps Pagos and Taro try to arrest General Blue, but they end up failing. Gala later gets with the rest of the Penguin Village Police Force, and they end up shooting King Nikochan's spaceship down. He is voiced FUNimation's English dub by Justin Pate or Kyle Hebert. He appears at the beginning of Dragon Ball Super episode 69 along with Pagos where they once again get their car destroyed by Arale running through it.

Dr. Slump remake


Pagos and Gala in the Dr. Slump remake

In the 1997 remake of Dr. Slump, Gala is similar as in his previous appearance, except that he wears a police helmet more often than a police hat.

Video Games


  • Gara and Pagos were named after Galápagos Islands and his name is likely a pun on the movie monster Garamon, who he somewhat resembles.

Voice Actors


  • 1980's Show: Isamu Tanonaka
  • 1997's Show: Nobuhiko Kazama

Latin America:

  • 1980's Show and 1997's Show: Roberto Mendiola.
  • Dragon Ball (The Second dub): Paco Mauri.


Penguin Village Police Force
Members GyaosuGalaPagosPolly BucketsDrop-kunTaro SoramameCharmy Yamada
Related articles Penguin Village Police StationPolice Car