Joe Dan



Jō Dan


Male Male






"Arale is Kidnapped!"


Shozo Iizuka

Joe Dan is an bank robber that makes recurring appearances in Dr. Slump, and who is frightened by Arale Norimaki.


Arale on the Loose

Main article: Volume 2: Arale on the Loose

Bank robber manga

Bank Robber trying to hold Gatchan as hostage

In his first appearance, the Bank Robber accidently robbed the Penguin Village Police Station instead of the Penguin Village Bank. Arale and Gatchan meet him who he tries to use as hostages. He is freaked out and runs away when he finds out that bullets do not hurt Arale and that Gatchan can eat his gun.

He appears again where he takes everyone in the Soramame Barber Shop hostage. When he fires at the police, Kurikinton criticizes his bad aim and Kurikinton shoots Gyaosu right in the forehead blaming it on the bank robber.

Earth S.O.S.!

Main article: Volume 3: Earth S.O.S.!

Bank robber manga 3

Bank Robber cheering with King Nikochan

The bank robber appears again next to King Nikochan and his assistant where they look happy to hear the news of Arale becoming normal from the Mole Cricket. He and the Nikos are seen again disappointed when Arale gets back to her weird self.[1]

Monsters' Night

Main article: Volume 5: Monsters' Night
The Bank Robber is next seen hiring the Shiverman to kill Arale, but the Shiverman failed.[2] He is seen among the residents of Penguin Village running after Arale and Gatchan in "Penguin Village Dom-Dom-Dom!"

Other Media

Dr. Slump: Arale-chan

In How Exciting! School Panic, he appears at Penguin Village High School and is defeated by Tsururin Tsun.


  • The Bank Robber's gun is a Soviet Makarov PM 9x18mm semi-automatic pistol.



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