|Original Anime Episodes:||1-5, 16, 38|
|Remake Anime Episodes:||1-4, 25|
Arale on the Loose →
|List of Dr. Slump manga chapters|
The Birth of Arale! (アラレ誕生！の巻 Arare Tanjō no Maki) is the first volume of the Dr. Slump manga series written by Akira Toriyama. It was released on August 9, 1980 in Japan and in May 10, 2005 for the English version. Set in 1980, this volume most notably deals with the creation of Arale Norimaki, the beginning of her school life in Penguin Village Middle School and the birth of Gatchan.
Volume Introduction by Akira Toriyama
"Woo! Hoo! The book version of Dr. Slump is out! Yaaay! It's been a long time coming, and it's thanks to you fans! yaaay! At last, Arale gets to say "N'cha!" in the book! Thanks for reading, good little boys and girls. Now, go have fun in Penguin Village!"
The Birth of Arale
In Penguin Village, Senbei Norimaki finishes his creation of the world's first perfect android. The android is a girl who ends up having no common sense and being near-sighted requiring glasses. After Senbei gets clothes for her, he takes the girl out to see if people are unaware of her being a robot. Senbei goes to the Coffee Pot to show Aoi Kimidori and names the girl Arale Norimaki who he claims is his 13 year old sister. After Senbei and Aoi are done visiting Aoi, Arale ends up running into the street and accidentally destroys a car that runs into her revealing her strength.
Here Comes Arale
The next day, Senbei takes Arale to Penguin Village Middle School and gets the principal to enroll her. Senbei meets Arale's teacher Midori Yamabuki and develops and interest in her. In class, Arale is seated next to Akane Kimidori who Arale becomes fond of. After school, Arale follows Akane to meet up with Peasuke Soramame and Taro Soramame who try to scare Arale off but instead gain her respect when she demonstrates her strength by breaking down a tree.
After a random day at school, Arale comes home and tells Senbei that she is missing something that all the other girls in class have when they were changing in the locker rooms. Senbei then gets the idea to create the See-Thru Glasses which can see through clothing and show a persons naked body. Senbei walks around town in them to look at women so he can "gather research" for this missing body part Arale didn't have. When Senbei trys to look at Midori who is passing by in her scooter, he accidentally gets hit and the glasses break, with Arale telling him that a belly button is what she was missing which Senbei originally thought she was referring to a vagina.
Which Will It Be?
When school got out another day, Arale was offered to try out for the track club. Taro challenged the track club leader and asked for Arale to join the baseball club. Afterwards many other clubs wanted to have Arale sign up for the clubs so Arale decided to try out for all of them. While going around to each club, she outdid everyone in each club to find which club was right for her until she ended up joining Akane's bad girl club.
The Mysterious Egg
- The main character Arale Norimaki is created by Senbei and when meeting Aoi Kimidori, her identity of being Senbei's 13 year old younger sister is established.
- Arale receives her glasses as she needs them to see.
- Senbei meets Midori Yamabuki for the first time.
- Arale enrolls in Penguin Village Middle School and becomes friends with Akane Kimidori, Peasuke Soramame and Taro Soramame.
- All of Penguin Village Middle School becomes aware of Arale's athletic abilities through P.E. class and the school clubs.
- Gala and Pagos experience Arale's power and become permanently frightened by her presence.
- Senbei creates the See-Thru Glasses.
- Arale meets Dr. Monster
- Senbei's time machine, the Time Slipper and it's component Mr. Time is created.
- Gatchan is born and becomes a main character and part of the Norimaki Family.
In both anime adaptations, the Time Slipper arc is directly after the Arale's school club adventures while in the manga there is a short string of one-off chapters in between the two arcs.
Dr. Slump & Arale-chan
- The series opens with showing Tori's creation.
- Gala and Pagos meet Arale when she leaves the Coffee Pot crashing their car instead of in the manga which was just a normal citizens car.
- The See-Thru glasses episode ends up being after the school clubs episode in the anime when in the manga the See-Thru glasses part was first.
- The episode Dr. Monster first shows up in which is "The Mysterious Dr. Monster?!" does not happen in Dr. Slump & Arale-chan's version of this arc and instead doesn't happen until way later as a one-off episode with Gatchan being present.
- Akane doesn't meet Gatchan during Senbei's creation of the Cola Plane like in the manga and instead meets Gatchan earlier.
- The Gatchan the Courier episode is not part of this arc in the manga and instead was a one-off chapter later on in the series.
- Arale's time-traveling adventure while on the Time Slipper was actually shown unlike the manga where it was off screen.
- Arale's creation ends up being an accident due to a lighting storm as Senbei originally intended her to be an older looking servant girl.
- Arale is first seen by many of the villagers when she runs wild across town while Senbei is off to buy her clothes.
- Arale trying out for all the different clubs ends up being on the same day as her first day of school.
- Arale does not meet Dr. Monster.
- Senbei creating the See-Thru glasses does not happen in this arc and instead the episode ends up being a one-off story after Gatchan is born.
Chapters & Episodes
|Manga||Dr. Slump Arale-chan||1997 Anime|
|1. The Birth of Arale!||1a. Arale-chan's Birth||1a. Arale is Born!!|
|2. Here Comes Arale!||1b. Hey! Friends||1b. Let's Go to School|
|3. Something's Missing!||2b. It is! ...not there||3a. Arale's Missing Thing...|
|4. Dr. Monster||38. The Mysterious Dr. Monster?!||25.|
|5. Which Will It Be?||2a. Arale-chan Goes to School||1b. Let's Go to School|
|6. Bearly Friends!||5a. My Friend, Mr. Bear!!||4b. Bear in the Cage|
|7. Arale is Akane!?||16b. Arale is Akane!?||?|
|8. The Big-Small Gun!||5b. New Invention! The Big-Small Ray Gun||3b. Dekachibi Ray Gun!|
|9. 1980: Living For Tomorrow!||16a. Living for Tomorrow!||?|
|10. The Time Slipper||3a. Great Adventure with the Time Slipper||2a. Time Slipper!|
|11. The Mysterious Egg||3b. What's with the Egg?!||2b. The Strange Baby|
|12. Is It a Girl? Is It a Boy!?||4a. Huh?! Is it a Boy? Is it a Girl?||2b. The Strange Baby|
|Dr. Slump Volume 1: The Birth of Arale|
|Manga||The Birth of Arale! · Here Comes Arale! · Something's Missing! · Dr. Monster · Which Will It Be? · Bearly Friends! · Arale is Akane!? · The Big-Small Gun! · 1980: Living For Tomorrow! · The Time Slipper · The Mysterious Egg · Is It a Girl? Is It a Boy!?|
|Dr. Slump Arale-chan||Arale-chan's Birth • Hey! Friends • Arale-chan Goes to School • It is! ...not there • Great Adventure with the Time Slipper • What's with the Egg?! • Huh?! Is it a Boy? Is it a Girl? • My Friend, Mr. Bear!! • New Invention! The Big-Small Ray Gun • Living for Tomorrow! • Arale is Akane!? • The Mysterious Dr. Monster?!|
|1997 Anime||Arale is Born!! • Let's Go to School • Time Slipper! • The Strange Baby • Arale's Missing Thing... • Dekachibi Ray Gun! • Bear in the Cage|
|Dr. Slump manga series|
|1980 Arc||The Birth of Arale • Arale on the Loose • Earth S.O.S.! • The Happy Doctor|
|1981 Arc||Monsters' Night • Dr. Mashirito's Ambition|
|1982 Arc||My Toilet Paper • Penguin Grand Prix|
|1983 Arc||The Crazy Honeymoon • Here Comes the Tsun • Gatchan - Gatchan • Go! Go! Nikochan!|
|1984 Arc||I am Obotchaman • The Indestructible Caramel Man 007! • Happy Birthday, Turbo! • Who's the Strongest in the World!!|
|1985 Arc||God Gets Even! • Grand Finale! Invention Explosion!|