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Gatchan Gatchan
Gatchan Gatchan
Dr. Slump & Arale-chan episode
Episode №: 134
Airdate: November 23, 1983
Japanese Title: ガッちゃん ガッちゃん
Rōmaji: Gacchan Gacchan
Manga Counterpart: Gatchan-Gatchan
Chronology
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Episode List

Gatchan Gatchan is the 134th episode of Dr. Slump and Arale-chan.

Summary

Residents of Penguin Village awaken to find that many of objects have either gone missing, or are missing large components (e.g. - a car with only tires left behind). After the initial chaos and confusion, the reason behind the missing items is revealed when a sleepy Gatchan returns home and spins a cocoon in his/her sleep.

Senbei (with the help of the narrator) deduces that Gatchan is like a caterpillar and needed to eat a very large amount of food before a metamorphosis would begin. Senbei and Midori speculate what Gatchan will look like after his/her transformation, and periodically study the cocoon as it incubates. After 15 days, Arale alerts Senbei and Midori that the cocoon is about to hatch, and the three gather around to watch. When Gatchan emerges from the cocoon, they are surprised that he looks exactly the same as before. They are again surprised and realized that the cocoon was not a method of metamorphosis, but a method of asexual reproduction, as a second, identical Gatchan emerges.

Gallery

Spinning Cocoon

Gatchan spinning a cocoon

Finished Cocoon

Norimaki family is surprised that Gatchan has made a cocoon.

Senbei's

How Senbei imagines Gatchan will look.

2nd Gatchan

Senbei surprised at seeing a second Gatchan.

Midori's

How Midori imagines what Gatchan will look.

Arale celebrates

Arale celebrates the new Gatchans.

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