Parzan (パーザン Pāzan) is the self-proclaimed "King of the Jungle" who lives near Penguin Village.
He bears a strong resemblance to Suppaman, whom he shares an adversarial relationship with.
In Dr. Slump, Parzan is shown acting as the "King of the Jungle", swinging through the jungle on a vine. After being insulted by a crocodile who calls him "little dingy", he is further humiliated by his pet monkey, Cheeta. Parzan fires Cheeta and replaces him with a large frog, but the frog leaves Parzan as well. Parzan then encounters Arale Norimaki and Gatchan, and attempts to show his strength as the King of the Jungle. However, Arale is much stronger than Parzan, and after he is unable to show her up after she plays with a bear, Parzan decides to drop his King of the Jungle title and tries to become the King of the Middle School.
Later, Parzan makes a cameo in the chapter "Cute Delivery Boy from Hell". He is seen among the residents of Penguin Village running after Arale and Gatchan in "Penguin Village Dom-Dom-Dom!" He has the role of one of Cinderella's half-sisters in "Cinderella, the Musical".
Parzan is a contestant in the race organized in the "Penguin Gran Prix" chapters, using the big frog as his vehicle.
Video Game Appearances
- Japanese: Kouji Totani (1980s series)
- His name and dressing is a clear homage to Tarzan.