|Dr. Slump & Arale-chan episode|
|Airdate:||April 8, 1981|
|Japanese Title:||オーッス! お友だち|
|Manga Counterpart:||Here Comes Arale!|
|Remake Counterpart:||Let's Go to School|
|Next:||Arale Goes to School!|
"Hey Friends" (オーッス! お友だち, O-ssu! Otomodachi) is the second half of the first episode of Dr. Slump Arale-chan.
Arale starts her first day of school. She wakes up Senbei by putting a grenade in his mouth. At the school, Senbei introduces Arale to the Headmaster. Arale is put in Ms. Yamabuki's class where she is sat next to Akane Kimidori who she considers to be her new best friend. She follows Akane to her friends Peasuke and Taro. She gains all there respect and is accepted as there frinds when she easily takes down a tree with her bear hands. While being with her new friends, they run into Gala and Pagos who take them down to the Police Station. Arale beats them up for touching her new friends. Later that night, Senbei recieves a call from the Gyaosu to pick up Arale and her friends.
|Character Name||Voice Actor|
|Mr. Pig||Masaharu Satou|
|Arale Norimaki||Mami Koyama|
|Senbei Norimaki||Kenji Utsumi|
|Headmaster (Debut)||Masaharu Satou|
|Midori Yamabuki (Debut)||Mariko Mukai|
|Akane Kimidori (Debut)||Kazuko Sugiyama|
|Peasuke Soramame (Debut)||Naomi Jinbo|
|Taro Soramame (Debut)||Toshio Furukawa|
Differences from the Manga
- In the manga version Arale's baseball didn't go to other places in the world it just ended up in a jungle found by a tribe man.
- Some extra scenes of Senbei taking Aoi to the movies that were in the manga were not shown in this episode.
- This is the first episode where the Sun was shown as a living entity.
- The cashier of the cinema where Senbei and Aoi go is Kinnikuman from the Weekly Shōnen Jump manga Kinnikuman.