Urashima Tarō

浦島 太郎


Male Male




"The Time Slipper" (mention only)


"Dr. Slump Arale-chan: Hoyoyo!! Follow the Rescued Shark..."

Urashima Tarō is a fisherman that is from a japanese legend of the same name that Arale Norimaki meets during her first experience time traveling.


The Birth of Arale!

In The Time Slipper Arale mentioned that she saved him while almost drowning and he gave her a box when she was in the past with Mr. Time. When Senbei the box and he opens it, but it turns him old.

Other Media


Urashima Tarō makes an actual appearance in the film Dr. Slump and Arale-chan: Hoyoyo!! Follow the Rescued Shark..., where he appears to be dressed more like a Wild West prospector than a Japanese fisherman as the original story states.


  • In Dr. Slump, Urashima Tarō has the same character design as Master Roshi from Dragon Ball. Roshi is in fact based off of the actual folklore character of Urashima Tarō.
  • Also in Dragon Ball, Goku rescuing Turtle and returning him to the sea is a reference to Urashima Tarō's story (Bulma even makes an in-joke about it).

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