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Daigoro Kurigashira is a teacher at Penguin Village high school.


He has a very large, chestnut-shaped head and usually wears a green suit and red tie.


Jaco the Galactic Patrolman

Daigoro as a news reporter

He appears in the third chapter as a news reporter on Television that Jaco is watching.

Dr. Slump

Daigoro Kurigashira teaching a class

Daigoro moves to Penguin Village to teach high school when Arale, Akane, and Peasuke entered their first year and became their teacher. Later on, Tsukutsun Tsun and Obotchaman joined his class. The Gatchans and Turbo sometimes accompanied Arale in his class as well.

Dragon Ball

General Blue Saga

Main article: General Blue Saga

Daigoro appearing in the Dragon Ball manga

In the Dragon Ball manga, Daigoro is seen in the background with several other Penguin Village residents making the peace sign. In the Dragon Ball anime, Goku asks him if he saw General Blue close by, but he just nods his head.

Tien Shinhan Saga

Main article: Tien Shinhan Saga Daigoro Kurigashira is later seen in the audience of the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament during the match between Yamcha and Tien Shinhan.[1]

Other Media

Dr. Slump remake

His appearance is the same as the original series. When Goku arrives and stays in Penguin Village for a few days, Daigoro teaches him as part of his class.

Video Game Appearances

Daigoro in Dr. Slump: Arale-Chan


Daigoro performs his Headbutt of Love on Akane

  • Headbutt of Love – Daigoro often uses this technique to discipline misbehaving students.

Voice Actors

  • Japanese: Tetsuo Mizutori † (Dr. Slump series), Nobuo Tobita (Dr. Slump remake), Takashi Ōhara (Jaco the Galactic Patrolman comic)


  • Daigoro Kurigashira is one of the few Dr. Slump characters, along with Tori-Bot and Frankenstein, to make an appearance outside of Penguin Village in Dragon Ball.


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