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Dr. Slump and Arare Chan Top 100 Manga comics of all time everyone have to read.

Dr. Slump and Arare (Dr. (ドクター) スランプ, Dokutā Suranpu?) is one of the first Mangas I exposed to very early on. Created by Akira Toriyama (also creator of DragonBall). The title was serialized in Shueisha's anthology comic Weekly Shōnen Jump from 1980 to 1984,

It's one of the most random fun comics I've ever read.

Dr. Slump is filled with puns, sexual references, and bathroom jokes, and parodies of both Japanese and American culture. For example, one of the recurring characters is "Suppaman", a short, fat, pompous buffoon who changes into a Superman-like costume by eating a sour-tasting ("suppai" in Japanese) umeboshi. Unlike Superman, Suppaman can't fly well, and instead pretends to fly by lying belly down on a skateboard and scooting through the streets. In the PS2 game Super Dragon Ball Z, in the city level, by breaking the porta-potty, Suppaman (with the hiragana "su" character on his chest) will roll off on his skateboard. Also, a policeman in Dr. Slump can be seen wearing a Star Wars-style storm trooper helmet, just as in the American movies.

Dr. Slump is set in Penguin Village (ペンギン村, Pengin Mura?), a place where humans co-exist with all sorts of anthropomorphic animals and other objects. In this village lives Senbei Norimaki, an inventor (his name is a pun on a kind of rice cracker). His nickname is "Dr. Slump" (a joke that can be seen as similar to nicknaming an author "Writer's Block.")

In the first issue, he builds a little robot girl he names Arale Norimaki, a pun on another kind of rice cracker), in scenes obviously parodying the Italian children's classic Pinocchio (note: "Arale" is Toriyama's official romanized spelling of her name). Because Senbei is a lousy inventor, she soon turns out to be in severe need of eyeglasses. She is also very naïve, and in later issues she has adventures such as bringing a huge bear home, having mistaken it for a pet. To Senbei's credit, she does have super-strength (and, in a Dragonball crossover she proved to be genuinely stronger than the young Son Goku, prompting him to train harder). In general, the manga focuses on Arale's misunderstandings of humanity and Senbei's inventions, rivalries, and romantic misadventures.

Guest Appearance in DragonBall.
She shows up in the series when Goku chases General Blue all the way to Penguin Village, she then defeats Blue with one kick and two headbutts after he paralyzes Goku. She was also able to ride on the Kinto'un (Flying Nimbus in the U.S. anime), which indicates her as being pure of heart. She appears in both anime and manga versions.

Here is an episode I found on youtube....enjoy

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Luca said…
I am so happy you mentioned this one! I like you really enjoyed this. But I have to admit that the new version (anime) of it is much more better (especially the quality).

Its really hilarious this anime!
XIA said…
Luca> it was one of the first comics I've read...and Doraemon.