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Arale Norimaki (則巻アラレ Norimaki Arare) is an android built by Senbei Norimaki, known for her naiveté, energetic personality, superhuman strength, and lack of common sense. Being the world's first perfect android, her only physical flaw is that she is nearsighted and needs to wear glasses. Senbei's mission is to convince the other citizens of Penguin Village that Arale is a human girl, which they appear to believe in, despite taking notice of her numerous displays of superhuman athletic capability.

She is the main protagonist to Akira Toriyama's previous series, Dr. Slump, as well as a minor supporting character in the Dragon Ball manga and anime and Dragon Ball Super.

Creation and concept[]

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Arale's résumé in the manga

Akira Toriyama was told to put in a robot as the co-lead by his editor Kazuhiko Torishima when he mentioned that he wanted to make a manga about a doctor. Initially, Toriyama planned on making the robot big but decided that it would end up being too big to fit in the panels and decided to make it small. Torishima didn't like the idea, so Toriyama created the robot girl Arale since Torishima liked girls.[3]


Arale has the appearance of a little girl with purple hair and wears glasses. Over the years of the series run, Toriyama tended to end up drawing Arale shorter and making her look a lot younger than her appearance at the beginning of the series.

During the reboot, she was slightly redesigned, given brown hair and hazel eyes.


Arale has the personality of a goofy naïve child, despite being intelligent enough to do advanced mathematical equations. She has a somewhat kind personality, by saving her father or neighbors by using her power. She enjoys many popular Japanese Superhero shows such as Astro Boy as well as Giant Monster movies. Her favorite hobby is poking poop with a stick and a weakness of hers is that she cannot resist the urge to poke it.

She is optimistic, friendly, bubbly, caring, somewhat mischievous, an animal sympathizer, funny, clueless, lovely, playful, is able to make new friends quickly, and has a very short attention span. She also has a motherly side, cares a lot about her friends and family and is always ready to help.

A common gag is that Arale, having been designed as a child, complains about not having a "big enough chest," a desire which Senbei declines to fulfill. Her disappointment in this may allude to Arale's inheritance of some of the perversions of her maker. However, it should be noted that Arale has a Pure Heart as she can ride Goku's Flying Nimbus indicating any perversion she may possess is mild at best or, more likely, she is simply unaware that her actions can be construed as perverted.

She also tends to lift her shirt with no regard; doing so on one occasion simply to gesture as she asks Senbei if she can launch rockets from her chest.


Dr. Slump[]

The Birth of Arale[]


Arale being created in Senbei's Lab

Arale Norimaki was created in the laboratory located in the house of Senbei Norimaki. When she was first brought out into the outside world around the town of Penguin Village, she was introduced to Aoi, who was the manager of a cafe called the Coffee Pot. There, Arale was given the identity of being Senbei's younger sister to hide the fact that she was an android.[4][5]

The next day, Arale enrolled into Penguin Village Middle School to fit in with other kids after meeting the Headmaster. Her teacher was Midori Yamabuki, who was Senbei's dream girl.

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Arale's first day of school

In class, she was sat next to Akane Kimidori, the rebellious younger sister of Aoi. Arale shocked everybody at the school on her first day with her intelligence during class and strength during P.E. At the end of the day, she followed Akane who was meeting up with Taro Soramame and his younger brother Peasuke. Not knowing Arale's power, Taro tries to intimidate Arale by punching a soda can, but she easily destroys a wire pole in front of them making them scared and gain respect for Arale as their friend.[6][7]

Arale became popular enough at Penguin Village Middle School to the point that every club in the school wanted her, but she ended up being too good for all of them. She eventually joined Akane's club, the Sukeban Deka Fan Club.[8][9]


Arale, Peasuke and Senbei watching the prehistoric egg hatch

After Senbei finishes working on a time machine named Mr. Time, he shows it to Arale who accidentally gets transported through time. After spending some time in the past, she transports back to the present, proving Mr. Time to be a success.[10][11]

After the Time Slipper was successfully tested, Arale goes on a journey with Senbei and Peasuke to the prehistoric ages to capture a dinosaur. While they're there, Peasuke's prehistoric ancestor gives them a mysterious egg in exchange for Senbei's lighter. When they return to the present the egg hatched and it turned out to be a strange baby with wings instead of a dinosaur.[12][13]


Arale finding out that Gatchan eats metal

Arale named the baby Gadzilla, Gatchan for short, after convincing Senbei to keep it. The next day, Arale and Senbei decided to find out how they were going to deal with raising Gatchan and Arale found out that Gatchan eats metal (among other things). When Arale threw Gatchan really high on accident while playing with it, it fell to the ground revealing that Gatchan can survive that. Later that night in the bath, Arale and Senbei discover that Gatchan had wings.[14][15]

Arale on the Loose[]

Arale Playing Pinata

Arale giving the bank robber trouble as his hostage

Sometime after Arale started 8th grade,[16] she came across a bank robber while she was out playing with Gatchan who was running away from the Police when he accidentally robbed the police station instead of the bank. The bank robber thought Arale and Gatchan were just innocent kids and decided to take them as hostages and hide in an abandoned hut. While there Arale tries to play Ultraman with the robber and then accidentally shoots herself in the face with his gun frightening him thinking she killed herself but didn't actually affect her and instead only broke her glasses. Instead, the robber chose to distract Arale by having her blindfolded and try to find him and hit him with a stick like a pinata which she ended up destroying the entire hut with the stick trying to find him. The robber tried to threaten Arale afterward by holding his gun to Gatchan but when Gatchan ate it, he ran away scared trying to find the police as he would prefer to be arrested then dealing with them.[17]

Arale News

Kenta Kuraaku's news coverage of Arale destroying the moon

Four weeks later, while studying with Peasuke and Akane at the Soramame Barber Shop, the bank robber returned and tried to take Senbei and Kurikinton as hostages after suffering humiliation from his last appearance to prove he is not a joke. When the police arrive, the kids come into the front area to see what is going on and the bank robber sees that Arale and Gatchan is among the group and decides to run out and turn himself into them but Gyaosu yells at him for being a coward and forces him to go back into the barbershop and continue what he started.[18] Arale continues to playfully mess around with the bank robber as one of the hostages in the barbershop. Kenta Kuraaku of the Penguin News Network shows up to interview the bank robber but mistakenly ends up interviewing the "hostages" instead.

Arale Destroying Moon

Arale destroying the moon by throwing a rock

He is amazed when Gatchan eats the microphone which Akane tells him is nothing compared to Arale who can break the Moon with a rock. As night approaches, Kenta continues his news broadcast and focuses on Arale instead who takes a rock and throws it directly at the moon splitting it in half and during the excitement of the crowd watching what Arale is capable of, the robber walks away saying that he will never rob again.[19]

Earth S.O.S.![]


Arale laughing while Gatchan saves the Earth by eating King Nikochan's spaceship

One night when Arale and Gatchan were up really late playing, a giant dice landing in the front yard of the Norimaki house and they went in front to check it out. When they went up to it, it turned into a flypaper trap and they were taken aboard King Nikochan's spaceship by King Nikochan's servant when he was asked to bring some Earthlings. While on the ship, Arale met King Nikochan, the evil king to an alien race called the Nikochan-seijin. Arale insulted King Nikochan because of his funny looks and did not take anything he said seriously. After they destroyed Mars to try to get her attention, she was too busy messing around with Gatchan. When the Nikos were getting the laser to destroy Earth next, the ship got eaten by Gatchan, which saved the planet.[20]

After the ship was eaten, Arale told them that Senbei can build them a new ship and decided to save the Nikos by having Gatchan fly them to Earth's atmosphere into Penguin Village. On the way to her house, Arale introduced the Nikos to stuff on Earth such as mountains and poop. After she introduced the Nikos to Senbei to have him build them some new transportation, she took them to the Coffee Pot and show her friends the Nikos and all the goofy stuff they do. When they were done and left with the new vehicle Senbei built for them, Arale tells Senbei that they were aliens and that he didn't know and he accidentally built them a car instead of a spaceship, still stranding the Nikos on Earth.[21]

Dr. Mashirito's Ambition[]

Arale becomes a target for Dr. Mashirito when he finds out that she is the strongest robot around. Mashirito comes to Penguin Village to fight Arale using his robot, Caramel Man 001, but Arale easily beats him. Arale's second encounter with Dr. Mashirito is during the Penguin Village Grand Prix which is held by Tori-Bot. During the race, Arale has no problem even with several distractions setting her back. When it comes down to the last three racers which are her, Senbei and Dr. Mashirito using his Caramel Man 002, the winner is Arale but by technicality, Tori-Bot declares himself the winner.


Arale fighting Caramel Man 003

Shortly after assembling into a team with Sourman, Gatchan and Mr. Pig called the Global Defense Force, Mashirito returns with his new invention, Caramel Man 003 and his new team, the Mashirito Army, consisting of him, King Nikochan and his Servant. Mashirito's new plan for handling Arale is using a Poop-bot to distract her while he shoots her with a powerful laser, with Gatchan captured in a rubber claw to prevent him from eating the rest of the robot. While Arale is distracted by the Poop-bot, Mr. Pig pops one of Caramel Man 003's tires, causing Arale to pay attention to the fight again. She headbutts the robot to free Gatchan so he can eat the Robot, leaving Mashirito defeated again.

Mashirito's next conflict with Arale is when he creates his fourth Caramel Man which is known as Obotchaman. Instead of trying to destroy Arale, Obotchaman becomes good and falls in love with her. After a few more conflicts with the various Caramel Man, Arale encounters a fully cyborg Mashirito in a martial arts tournament. Being matched up against him in the final round, Arale battles him but then ends up shutting down in battle and Obotchaman disguised as Arale finishes off Mashirito in the final battle killing him and Arale is declared the champion.

Dragon Ball[]

Red Ribbon Army Saga[]


Arale on the Flying Nimbus

When spring break starts for Arale and the other students at Penguin Village High School, Arale and the Gatchans witness the sky chase between Goku and the Red Ribbon Army member General Blue. Arale ends up meeting Goku when he falls off of the Flying Nimbus in front of her.[22] When Goku calls back his nimbus to go fly over to the wreckage of General Blue's plane, Arale is amazed at his flying cloud and runs after him. At the site of the broken plane, Goku panics as General Blue and his Dragon Balls are nowhere to be found, and he is then surprised when Arale and the Gatchans appear right before him wondering where they train since they are so fast. Goku tries to use the Dragon Radar to find where Blue ran off to with the Dragon Balls but its broken, so Arale tells Goku that she knows a doctor who can fix it. Arale offers to show where Senbei is and proves to be able to ride the Flying Nimbus along with the Gatchans, indicating that they are pure of heart.[23] When General Blue makes his way to the Norimaki household to kill Goku and steal Senbei's plane, Arale ends up briefly held hostage by Blue, with his placing a knife near her neck with the intent to slit it if Goku didn't surrender the Dragon Radar, although Senbei warned him that using a knife to threaten her was a bad idea, which was confirmed when she licked the blade, to Blue's shock. After Goku was disabled by Blue's special ability, Arale saves Goku by launching Blue into the air with a headbutt, knocking him away to an Egypt-like country. Arale's strength impresses Goku, which makes him admit that she is way stronger than he is, and he tells her that she should fight in the World Martial Arts Tournament before leaving.[24]


Arale becomes the mayor of Penguin Village after winning the 2nd Annual Penguin Village Grand Prix. Ten years later in Age 759, she marries Obotchaman and moves in with him and they raise a robot child together that Senbei created. It is confirmed that Arale lives past the age of 73 having no physical changes in Age 805 since she is an android.[25]

Dragon Ball Super[]

Copy-Vegeta Saga[]

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Goku teleporting to Arale

While in Penguin Village, Arale is poking poop when Goku unintentionally shows up with the use of his Instant Transmission. Arale greets Goku, but he immediately uses his Instant Transmission to attempt in reaching King Kai's Planet.[26]

"Future" Trunks Saga[]


Goku and Arale

During a world invention conference in West City, Arale has taken a dose of Playtime X fed to her by the ghost form of Dr. Mashirito. Vegeta agrees to play with her, but she clearly outclasses him, and Vegeta admits to never wanting to fight a gag character ever again. After recognizing Goku she does a beam battle with him as Super Saiyan Blue which ends in a draw. Arale wants to do it again but 100x stronger. Bulma is able to summon Beerus who destroys Ghost Mashirito and then throws back Arale, who remains completely unfazed, despite her head coming off again. Just as he is about to attack her, he is incapacitated by all the delicious food he had just eaten. The Playtime X then wears off, and Senbei apologizes, while Goku and Arale hope to fight again.[27]

Film Appearances[]

Mystical Adventure[]


Arale in Mystical Adventure

Arale launches a boulder at General Tao while he is above Penguin Village, riding a pillar in pursuit of Goku. After he faces plants into the ground, she and the Gatchans poke him with a stick. She survives getting hit directly by his Dodon Ray. Soon, Arale and Goku defeat Tao when he steals Goku's Dragon Balls and launches missiles at them while fleeing on a flying vehicle.

Other Dragon Ball stories[]

What-if Scenario[]

Budokai Tenkaichi 3

The "Dream Match: Goku vs. Arale" story in depicts a world in which Arale challenges Goku to a game of wrestling and is barely defeated by him, with Goku praising her for her power.



Earth Split in half from Arale's punch

Arale can move at Mach 1 while walking, got from Earth to Saturn in a few seconds, and ran around the world many times in a brief amount of time. She can easily lift 100 tons and has enough power to destroy the Earth with a single punch[28] or move the planet from Mars to Venus (which is a distance of at least 141,578,000 miles) with a single stomp. She also survived being crushed between Mars and Earth with little visible damage. Arale is capable of destroying the moon just by throwing a rock at it. She also managed to knock Caramel Man 001 so hard that he flew into the sun in a few seconds and cracked it upon impact. In the crossover episodes of the Dr. Slump remake with Dragon Ball, Arale fights against Goku when he is out of control in his Great Ape form, and she grabs him by the tail and throws him off into an open area. However it is shown in Dr. Slump that she is unable to defeat Caramel Man 007, even with the help of Obotchaman, she is also shown to be unable to defeat the Teapot Genie - who was so powerful it took the likes of an angered Tsukutsun Tsun to defeat.

Arale easily overpowers General Blue in Dragon Ball and defeats Mercenary Tao as well in Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure. She also was shown to be durable enough to lick the blade of a knife with no visible injury, despite General Blue claiming that it was very sharp.

Arale Wrecks Vegeta

Arale easily defeating Vegeta

Later in Dragon Ball Super, Arale proves to be able to easily defeat Vegeta, even after he switched to a gag manga method of fighting and briefly decapitated her. Arale then faces off against Super Saiyan Blue Goku and matches his God Kamehameha with her N'cha Cannon, after which she states that she will use a version of it with 100x the power, to which Goku says he does not think he will be able to stop it. Vegeta himself seems to pin this on Arale being a gag manga character that does not obey the laws of physics. Even so, it seemed Beerus was capable of at least injuring Arale had it not been for some fortunate stomach cramps. It remains unclear if he would be able to affect her at all, though he was able to permanently obliterate Dr. Mashirito's ghost, who is also technically a gag character.

Statements by guidebooks and authors

During the time the King Piccolo Saga was made, Toriyama stated that if Goku and Arale fought, Arale would probably be stronger than Goku.[29]


  • Earth-Splitter – Arale punches the ground beneath her, causing the entire planet to split in half.

Arale Norimaki performing her Rocket Punch with both fists on the Dr. Slump manga chapter cover for "A Bittersweet Ho-yo-yo Date Special!"

  • Watermelon/Pumpkin Cannon – A "technique" that Arale uses several times as a prank on Senbei. She loads a Rocket Launcher with a pumpkin or a watermelon and fires it at her target, usually wearing a kunoichi outfit while doing so. Also used in Dragon Ball: Origins 2.
    • Rocket Punch - On the cover of Dr. Slump chapter "A Bittersweet Ho-yo-yo Date Special!", Arale is shown to be capable of performing the Rocket Punch as she can fire both fists from her arms which have apparently been modified to act as miniature rocket launchers designed to fire her rocket propelled fists.
  • Woohoo! – The user picks up a boulder in front of them and throws it at the opponent, inflicting considerable damage.
  • Kiiin! – Arale runs at extreme speeds of up to 500 miles per hour, while shouting "kiiin," onomatopoeic for the sound of a speeding airplane.
    • Mach Move - An aerial variation of Kiiin! where Arale flies off to increase her speed. Used by Arale in Dragon Ball Fusions.
  • Playing Pro-Wrestling – First, Arale runs at high speed and performs her Arale Kick. Then, she lunges upward at her airborne target, headbutting the foe in the torso. Finally, when the opponent lands to the ground, Arale says "The Gatchan are really strong too" and the Gatchans fire an Antenna Beam at the opponent.
    • Arale Kick – Arale first starts to run at high speed, then jumps in mid-air, and finally lands a powerful kick on the opponent when she is still in the air.
    • Headbutt – Arale lunges upward at her airborne target, headbutting the foe in the torso with very powerful force. This technique is capable of sending the average person flying for hundreds of miles.
SDBH World Mission CAA Super Ability Subspace Summon W Arale Norimaki & SSGSS Goku's Double N'cha Kameha Super Attsck (The Energy Waves of Arale's N'cha Cannon & SSGSS Goku's God Kamehameha)

Arale & SSGSS Goku's Double N'cha Kameha in World Mission

  • N'cha Cannon – To use it, Arale takes a deep breath before yelling out her signature greeting, 'n'cha' (or another greeting, on a rare occasion) very loudly. Though this is devastating, using it repeatedly, or when low in battery power, can drain her energy supply and render her immobile.
    • 100x N'cha Cannon – A much more powerful N'cha Cannon prepared by Arale in Dragon Ball Super, however she did not get the chance to use the attack as she was interrupted by Whis and Beerus' arrival.
    • Super N'cha Cannon - A stronger version of N'cha Cannon used by Arale in Dragon Ball Fusions.
    • Kamehameha Cannon - A combination of the Kamehameha and N'cha Cannon used by Arale as her Super Attack in Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle in her Turtle School Uniform costume. Arale cups her hands and chants like she's going to perform a normal Kamehameha but fires the energy wave from her mouth instead and "Ha-!" in red text appears on the end of energy wave until it strikes the opponent.
    • Double N'cha Kameha - A team Super Attack performed by Arale and SSGSS Goku as part of his CAA Super Ability Subspace Summon W in Dragon Ball Heroes and World Mission. After Goku summons Arale from Subspace, he convinces her to join him in attacking the opponent with her N'cha Cannon while Goku performs his God Kamehameha at the same time.
  • Feminine Allure - Described under her talents in the Dr. Slump Ho-yo-yo Resume extra. She comically refers to having it all the time.
  • Ncha! – Arale takes a deep breath before yelling out her signature greeting, "N'cha!" Ncha! is one of Arale's Blast 1 in Budokai Tenkaichi 3.
  • Excited – One of Arale's Blast 1 in Budokai Tenkaichi 3.
  • Hikou - Used in Dragon Ball Fusions. In World Mission, she flies via two jet motors attached to her overalls.
  • Ki Blast - Used in Dragon Ball Fusions.
  • Poop Toss - One of Arale's Special Moves in Dragon Ball Fusions.
    • Serious Poop Toss - A stronger version of Poop Toss used by Arale as a Special Move in Dragon Ball Fusions.
  • Headshot - One of Arale's Special Moves in Dragon Ball Fusions.
  • Pure Heart - One of Arale's passive Skills in Dragon Ball Fusions which grants her Devilmite Beam immunity.
  • Home Run - Knockback boost which increases how far knock backed opponents fly. A passive Skill used by Arale in Dragon Ball Fusions.
  • EX-Fusion - Used in Dragon Ball Fusions.
  • Five-Way Fusion - Used in Dragon Ball Fusions.

Ultraman Arale

Arale's "transformation" into Ultraman

Arale "transforms" into the hero Ultraman in order to prove to Donbe that she is capable of transforming. She demonstrates this "ability" by turning on a flashlight and saying "Ultraman! Schwaaa!" before changing her clothes into a spandex superhero jumpsuit, and then repeating "Schwaaa!"


Arale's adult form

Arale was shown to have a desire to be rebuilt as an adult and Senbei promised her that he would eventually do this. While he never got around to it, Turbo built Arale a watch in the Dr. Slump returns manga that can temporarily transform her into an adult form.

Super Saiyan-like form
Super Saiyan Arale

Arale in her Super Saiyan-like form

As shown in the 28th episode of the Dr. Slump remake, Arale is capable of taking on her own Super Saiyan-like form. She utilizes this state against a long-haired human boy who is capable of undergoing a silver-haired Super Saiyan-like transformation.

Power Pole Pro
Dokkan Battle Flying High in the Clouds Arale Norimaki Goku Cosplay card

Flying High in the Clouds Arale Norimaki card depicting her with the Power Pole & Flying Nimbus in the Japanese version of Dokkan Battle

Like Goku & Earthlings, Arale can wield the Power Pole while riding on the Flying Nimbus while cosplaying as Goku in Dokkan Battle.

Arale 18
Arale 18

Arale 18

In Dragon Ball Fusions, Arale can use EX-Fusion with Android 18 to create Arale 18.



In Dragon Ball Fusions, Arale can use EX-Fusion with Towa to create Towale.

  • Rocket Launcher - A Rocket Launcher that Arale uses to fire Watermelons or Pumpkins. Additionally on the chapter cover for "A Bittersweet Ho-yo-yo Date Special!", Arale is shown to have rocket launchers built-in to her arms which allow her to perform a Rocket Punch with both fists, with the word Rocket Punch printed on Arale's left arm.

Arale Norimaki's Ninja Suit while playing War Games with her friends in the episode How Adorable! The Lovely Middle-aged Trio

  • Ninja Suit - A suit worn by Arale Norimaki when playing Ninja usual when performing her Watermelon/Pumpkin Rocket Launcher gag. She also wears a slightly different one in the episode "How Adorable! The Lovely Middle-aged Trio".
  • Sword - While dressed in her Ninja Suit and playing War Games, Arale wields a small katana-like sword in the episode "How Adorable! The Lovely Middle-aged Trio".
Arale Riding Time Slipper

Arale using the Time Slipper

  • Time Slipper - A time machine invented by Senbei that Arale uses to travel through time. Unlike Future Bulma's original Time Machine, it does not produce time distortions thus does not create alternate timelines. One of Arale's time traveling trips into the past resulted in the creation of Earth's Moon and another foiled the Kami of the Galaxy's plan to keep Earth primitive when she brought Gatchan's Egg back to Penguin Village.
Dokkan Battle Child's Play Arale Norimaki Goku Cosplay card

Child's Play Arale card in Dokkan Battle

  • Turtle School Uniform - A Gi worn by students of the Turtle School. Worn by Arale in Dokkan Battle.
  • Power Pole - A magical length changing staff normally wielded by Goku. Used by Arale in her Turtle School Uniform costume.
  • Flying Nimbus - A cloud owned by Goku that only the pure of heart can ride. Used by Arale in her Turtle School Uniform though only on the card as the Gatchans fly for her while holding on to ropes tied to Arale.

Appearances in other media[]


Arale live action

Ayami Nakajo as Arale

Ayami Nakajo plays Arale in a live-action Dr. Slump themed commercial for GU clothing store. In the commercial, she holds a poop on a stick while standing in front Taro, Peasuke, Akane, Kinoko, and Gatchan and then briefly poofs into an outfit sold at the GU store and then transforms back saying bye-cha to the camera.

Video Game Appearances[]

Arale Tenkaichi 3

Arale in Budokai Tenkaichi 3


Arale with the Gatchans in Origins 2

In Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3, Arale is the only standard character who can bypass the super armor of giant characters and Legendary Super Saiyan Broly.

SDBH World Mission Card (SDBH Set 3) 4-Star SH3-27 SSGSS Goku card (Arale-chan CAA Super Ability Subspace Summon W)

SH3-27 SSGSS Goku card featuring Arale-chan from World Mission

In Dragon Ball Xenoverse, there are two accessories based on Arale available for the Future Warrior to wear, Arale-chan's Cap and Arale-chan's Poop Stick, both of which can be purchased at the Accessory Shop in Toki Toki City. These accessories return in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2.

In Dokkan Battle, Arale appears as a playable character. Additionally, her counterpart from Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure appears as a team with Goku and the Gatchans. There are also cosplay versions of Arale and Goku where they wear each other's outfits.

SDBH World Mission CAA Super Ability Subspace Summon W Arale Norimaki salutes SSGSS Goku after being summoned (Double N'cha Kameha Super Attack)

Arale saluting after being summoned from Subspace by SSGSS Goku in World Mission

In World Mission, Arale is featured on Goku (SSGSS)'s SH3-27 card (4-Star Rarity) which has the CAA Super Ability Subspace Summon W Double N'cha Kameha which allows Arale-chan to be summoned from Subspace to deal massive DMG with her Super Attack with SSGSS Goku which is a combination of Arale's N'cha Cannon and Goku's God Kamehameha. The summons is triggered when SSGSS Goku is an Attacker and the player's Hero Avatar is present in the same team. Additionally, Arale and Goku's Super Attack will deal increased DMG & permanent -100% to target DMG when own team has 7+ Hero Energy. However, this can be used only once per battle.

Voice Actors[]

Name Changes[]


Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball Super
  • Arale vs. Vegeta
  • Arale vs. Goku (Super Saiyan Blue)

List of Characters Killed by Arale[]

  • General Tao - Killed when Arale reflected one of his own missiles back at him in Mystical Adventure.


Arale look a like

Arale look-a-like in the crowd

  • Her name is a pun on the Japanese word for a small senbei (あられ, arare), a bite-sized rice cracker. With the family name ("Norimaki Arare"), it refers to a sort of arare wrapped with nori seaweed.
  • There is a girl seen in the crowd in "Krillin's Frantic Attack!" that looks a lot like Arale.
  • In Budokai Tenkaichi 3, before the player engages in battle with Arale in the story mode, Kibito Kai states "I used to be a fan of her!".
  • In episode 15 of Samurai Champloo, there is a scene where Mugen makes an impression of Arale's signature run by sticking his arms out and making the sound, "Kiin".
  • In the 1985 Jackie Chan film My Lucky Stars, there is a scene where Jackie Chan's character wanders around a theme park in disguise wearing a giant Arale costume and even gets into a fight while wearing it.
  • During Episode 289 of Dragon Ball Z when Trunks firsts arrives and greets Gohan, a book can be seen with reference to Arale.
  • Interestingly, despite time travel being extremely dangerous, Arale's use of the Time Slipper is never mentioned in the Xenoverse series or any other media related to the Time Patrol or Dragon Ball series itself though she would have had to use it at one point as the Gatchans make appearance with Arale appear in the Dragon Ball series. However, it is possible that Arale's antics outside the plot of Dragon Ball series do not apply to the Dragon Ball itself due to Dr. Slump being a gag manga and the Senbei family's use of time travel is mostly harmless as the Time Slipper does not produce alternate timelines.
    • The presence of dinosaurs on Earth despite Beerus' assertion in both the Battle of Gods film and Dragon Ball Super that he was responsible for their extinction, may actually be due to Arale's actions in Dr. Slump, that resulted in dinosaurs surviving on Earth. It is unclear if Beerus played any role in the meteorite that Arale pushes up back into space which becomes the Earth's moon. Presumably, Beerus was unaware that the event had been altered and/or may have assumed the meteor took care of it, similar to how he had Frieza destroy Planet Vegeta for him by proxy to eliminate the evil Saiyans, though Frieza spared a few for convenience. It should be noted as a God of Destruction, sending a meteor to impact with a planet would not be out of the realm of possibility for Beerus given his power and position as well as his ability to utilize two techniques involving meteors, God Meteor and Super Star Break in Dragon Ball Heroes.



  1. Daizenshuu 7, 1996
  2. Dr. Slump chapter 235, "A New Mayor"
  3. Dr. Slump extra chapter, "Dr. Slump A True Story"
  4. Dr. Slump chapter 1, "The Birth of Arale"
  5. Dr. Slump and Arale-chan episode 1a, "Arale-chan's Birth"
  6. Dr. Slump chapter 2, "Here Comes Arale"
  7. Dr. Slump and Arale-chan, episode 1b "Hey! Friends"
  8. Dr. Slump chapter 5, "Which Will It Be?"
  9. Dr. Slump and Arale-chan episode 2a, "Arale-chan Goes to School!"
  10. Dr. Slump chapter 10, "The Time Slipper"
  11. Dr. Slump and Arale-chan episode 3a, "Great Adventure with the Time Slipper"
  12. Dr. Slump chapter 11, "The Mysterious Egg"
  13. Dr. Slump and Arale-chan episode 3b, "What's with the Egg?!"
  14. Dr. Slump chapter 12, "Is It a Girl? Is It a Boy!?"
  15. Dr. Slump and Arale-chan episode 4a, "Huh?! Is it a Boy? Is it a Girl?"
  16. Dr. Slump chapter 14, "Arale on the Loose: Part 1"
  17. Dr. Slump chapter 18, "Kidnapped!?"
  18. Dr. Slump chapter 22, "Barbershop Panic: Part 1"
  19. Dr. Slump chapter 23, "Barbershop Panic: Part 2"
  20. Dr. Slump chapter 29, "Earth S.O.S.!: Part 1"
  21. Dr. Slump chapter 30, "Earth S.O.S.!: Part 2"
  22. Dragon Ball episode 55, "Penguin Village"
  23. Dragon Ball episode 56, "Strange Visitor"
  24. Dragon Ball episode 57, "Arale vs. Blue"
  25. Dr. Slump chapter 9, "1980: Living For Tomorrow!"
  26. Dragon Ball Super episode 43, "Goku's Energy Is Out of Control?! The Struggle to Look After Pan"
  27. Dragon Ball Super episode 69, "Goku vs. Arale! An Off-the-Wall Battle Spells the End of the Earth?"
  28. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3, 2007
  29. Dragon Ball: Adventure Special, 1987

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