|Old Woman Spring|
The Birth of Arale
Arale on the Loose
Main article: Volume 2: Arale on the Loose
Penguin Grand Prix
Main article: Volume 8: Penguin Grand Prix
She also appears in the chapter "Leave It to Akiko". The Old Woman Spring is seen cheering for Taro Soramame, a well known cigarette consumer, in "Penguin Gran Prix, Part 2".
Dr. Slump Arale-chan
She appears much more frequently in the anime as a random cutaway in episodes where she is seen eating a rice cracker as a way of exposition.
- Old Woman Spring was voted the 11th Dumbest character and 13th Coolest character in the "I'm Number One!" contest held in Dr. Slump volume 8.