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Midori Norimaki (則巻みどり Norimaki Midori), née Midori Yamabuki (山吹みどり Yamabuki Midori), is the wife of Senbei Norimaki and mother of Turbo Norimaki, and a teacher at Penguin Village Middle School.



Midori as she first appears in Dr. Slump

Midori has big curly blonde hair. In her appearance in Dragon Ball she wears a pink dress. One notable trait about her appearance is that she looks similar to Akane, which Akane uses as a prank on Senbei by dressing up as her. During the Penguin Village Grand Prix race, Midori and Akane teamed up and attempted to cheat by having the other hide out far near the finish line to be ahead of everyone but failed because of falling down a cliff.



In her first appearance, Midori Yamabuki works as a teacher at Penguin Village Junior High School, and first meets Senbei as he is attempting to enroll Arale in school under the guise of being his younger sister. Senbei is immediately smitten with Midori, and tries multiple times to woo her throughout the course of the Dr. Slump series, most of which are unsuccessful.

At one point, Midori is over at Senbei's house for dinner, and goes to use the bathroom. Senbei walks by the bathroom and talks to himself, jokingly asking Midori to marry him, then laughs it off. However, Midori is in earshot and overhears, and immediately accepts (it is implied before that she had been very desperate to get married), much to Senbei's surprise. The two are promptly wed, and plan to set out on a honeymoon, however, before they can leave, Midori is kidnapped by strange cat-like creatures, prompting Senbei and Arale to set out and attempt to rescue her. After being rescued, Midori resumes her normal life as a teacher in Penguin Village, and moves out of the Anguiris Apartments to live with Senbei.

Eventually, Midori and Senbei give birth to a child named Turbo Norimaki, who develops psychic powers due to an accident involving being hit with an alien spacecraft. At one point, Midori almost divorces Senbei due to believing he was cheating on her with Trampire, however, this was later proved to be a misunderstanding and the couple smooth things out.

Dragon Ball

Red Ribbon Army Saga

Main article: General Blue Saga


Midori in Dragon Ball

While Goku was in Penguin Village looking for his Dragon Balls and getting his Dragon Radar fixed by Senbei, Midori made Goku some cookies. She witnessed General Blue being defeated by Arale.

Dragon Ball Super

"Future" Trunks Saga

Main article: "Future" Trunks SagaMidori appears in the beginning of the Dragon Ball Super episode "Goku vs. Arale! An Off-the-Wall Battle Spells the End of the Earth?", and is greeted briefly by Arale while she is out shopping with Turbo. Despite several decades having passed since her appearance in Dragon Ball, she appears to not have aged at all, as is the case with the other citizens of Penguin Village.

The Brief Return of Dr. Slump

In the sequel manga The Brief Return of Dr. Slump (which presumably takes place around the time of Dragon Ball GT due to Goku, Trunks, and Pan making a brief appearance), Midori is shown to have given birth to a second child with Senbei named Nitro Norimaki.

Film Appearances

Dr. Slump: Hoyoyo! Space Adventure

Midori Adopted

Midori as a child being adopted by the royal family of planet Takeya-Saodake

An alternate backstory for Midori is given in the film Dr. Slump: Hoyoyo! Space Adventure. As a child, Midori went to an amusement park in Metropolis Island with her parents, she got lost and accidentally wandered into a private spaceship belonging to the royal family of Planet Takeya-Saodake. When the spaceship left off to Takeya-Saodake, King Saodake and Queen Takeya who had no children adopted Midori as their daughter. Years later, they found Midori's real parents and returned her to Earth where Midori promised to succeed the throne for them in the future if they ever get old and fall ill.

Later in the movie, Midori is called back to Takeya-Saodake upon hearing that her father has fallen ill. In reality, this is a trap by the greatest villain in the universe, Dr. Mashirito, in order to try and coerce her into marrying him. This leads to Senbei and Arale setting out into space to rescue Midori and attempting to prevent the wedding.

Video Game Appearances

Voice Actors


  • Midori's physical appearance was based off of famous actress Marilyn Monroe.
    • In the 1997 Doctor Slump anime, Midori is modeled after actress Jodie Foster instead.
  • Her name is a reference to the Japanese version of the early-childhood show Romper Room, whose female host was always referred to as "Midori-sensei".
  • There is an unnamed teacher at Orange Star High School in Dragon Ball Z: Buu's Fury that has the same design that Midori had in the earlier portion of Dr. Slump.


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