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Taro Soramame
Kanji

空豆タロウ

Rōmaji

Soramame Tarō

Alias

Officer Soramame
Taroodle
Taro Sorame

Gender

Male Male

Race

Human

Date of birth

1965

Relative(s)

Peasuke Soramame (brother)
Kurikinton Soramame (father)
Mame Soramame (mother)
Akane Kimidori (cousin)
Aoi Kimidori (cousin)
Murasaki Kimidori (aunt)
Kon Kimidori (uncle)
Tsururin Tsun (girlfriend)

Debuts
Manga

"Here Comes Arale!"

Anime

"Hey! Friends"

Remake

"Arale is Born!!"

Voices
Original

Toshio Furukawa

Remake

Shinichirō Ōta

Taro Soramame is one of the main supporting characters of the Dr. Slump series. He is Peasuke Soramame's older brother and a close friend of Arale Norimaki and Akane Kimidori. He is a "bad boy" who always tries to act cool. In the Harmony Gold English Dub, his name is Butch.

Personality

Taro is a teen hoodlum who always wears sunglasses and is often seen smoking cigarettes, even at school. He also really likes baseball and is the captain of the school baseball team. Behind his "bad boy" look and tough guy façade, he's actually harmless and not really a bully. Most of the time he's fairly laid-back and easygoing.

History

Early Life

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Taro at age 5

Taro's been smoking cigarettes since he was five years old.

The Birth of Arale

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Taro trying to intimidate Arale

Main article: Volume 1: The Birth of Arale
Taro first appears in Here Comes Arale! where he meets Arale when she followed Akane to meet up with him and Peasuke after school. Taro tries to intimidate her by punching a soda can, but she breaks a tree with her bears hands, stunning Taro and gaining respect for her.

In Something's Missing!, Taro and Peasuke end up being seen naked by Senbei Norimaki through the See-Thru Glasses. Taro questions why Senbei has been acting strange and then gets seen naked by Arale when she puts the glasses on briefly.

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Taro on the baseball team

In Which Will It Be?, Taro walks down the schools halls after school and gets hit on the head by Midori Yamabuki for smoking in school. When Taro sees that Arale is trying to find a club to join, he gets Arale to try out for the baseball team which he is on.

Taro appears at the end of Arale is Akane!? at the front of the school gate when Akane is politely greeted by the Big Boss. In 1980: Living For Tomorrow!, Taro finds out that he is going to be a cop in the future when he has his picture taken with the Future Camera. While not actually appearing in Is It a Girl? Is It a Boy!?, he is shown on the chapter cover getting ready to fire a slingshot saying that the Norimaki house is starting to get crowded.

Here Comes the Tsun

Main article: Volume 10: Here Comes the Tsun
Later on, when the Tsuns come to Penguin Village, Taro falls in love with Tsururin.

Grand Finale! Invention Explosion!

Main article: Volume 18: Grand Finale! Invention Explosion!
After graduating from high school, he becomes a police officer (because he is allowed to carry a gun and wear dark glasses all the time).

Future Life

He later gets married to Tsururin and lives at Anguirus Apartments.

Other Media

Dragon Ball series

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Taro Soramame as a police officer

Taro is seen driving off on his motorcycle with Tsururin after school got out. He later on gives Akane a ticket for speeding, but Goku shows up with Arale and the Gatchan on the Flying Nimbus. After Akane fails to ride the nimbus, Taro trys and fails at it too. Taro is then warned by Goku that the Red Ribbon Army is in Penguin Village. Taro drives off in fear and tells Gala and Pagos about this and then end up finding General Blue. Pagos, Gala and Taro attempt to arrest Blue, but end up failing when he breaks the hand cuffs, crushes all their guns into a ball and takes their police car. Taro is seen worn out dragging himself into the Coffee Pot warning Tsukutsun and Akane. Later on he is with the rest of the Penguin Village Police Force getting armed up to take on Blue, but end up wasting there time shooting down King Nikochan's spaceship instead.

Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission

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Taro, Peasuke, and Akane in Victory Mission

Taro Soramame, Peasuke Soramame, and Akane Kimidori make a cameo in the sixth chapter of Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission, in their 1997 remake appearance. They are at Satan Mall, in the Heroes Stadium, during the Dragon Ball Heroes tournament final match between Beat and Froze.

Dr. Slump remake

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Taro in the Dr. Slump remake

In the 1997 remake of Dr. Slump, Taro's look was changed, Instead of looking like a "Greaser" like in the original series he was changed to having blonde spiked hair. In this version you can see that he softened up, looking less like a delinquent.

Video Games

Live-action commercial

Live action Akane Peasuke Taro

Live-action version of Akane, Peasuke and Taro

Taro appears in a live-action Dr. Slump themed commercial for GU clothing store. In the commercial he is standing next to Peasuke in front of the Coffee Pot watching Arale transform into an outfit from the store.

Trivia

  • The gun Taro uses in Dragon Ball is a snub-nosed .357 Colt Python revolver.

Gallery

Main article: Taro Soramame/Gallery

Soramame Family
Members Prehistoric Soramame AncestorKurikinton SoramameMame SoramamePeasuke's FishPochi SoramameTaro SoramamePeasuke SoramameHiyokoSparrowPoosuke Soramame
Related articles Soramame Barber Shop
Penguin Village Police Force
Members GyaosuGalaPagosPolly BucketsDrop-kunTaro SoramameCharmy Yamada
Related articles Penguin Village Police StationPolice Car

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