Tsururin Tsun (摘鶴燐 Tsun Tsururin) is a main supporting character in the second half of Dr. Slump who later makes a minor appearance in the Dragon Ball manga. She is a Chinese girl who can use Telekinesis who is the daughter of Tsuruten and Tsuntsunodanoteiyugo, older sister of Tsukutsun as well as the future wife of Taro Soramame.
Despite being the older sibling, she is considerably smaller in size compared to Tsukutsun. Tsururin always has her hair in two buns except for a few times when she is sleeping. All of her outfits consist of purple and pink Kung Fu uniforms. In the Dr. Slump Returns series and her future married life, she is taller and her hair is longer and braided.
Tsururin has a naive playful nature that sometimes defies logic similar to that of Arale but to a lesser extent. She has a sibling rivalry with her brother Tsukutsun and will purposely touch him to turn him into a tiger when arguing with him. She is a lot more obedient to her parents and will usually follow their directions but will get mad at Tsuruten's perversion. Like the rest of her family, she talks in a broken speech syntax.
Arriving In Penguin Village
Tsururin grew up with her family in the village of Plub Pah-Tui in China and at the age of 17, left China with them aboard her father's spaceship, the Reh Tsu Goh to go to the Moon. They end up crashing in Penguin Village when Arale Norimaki shoots down their ship with an N'cha Cannon as it was passing over Gengoro Island.
General Blue Saga
Video game appearance
- Japanese Dub: Yūko Mita (Original Dr. Slump), Houko Kuwashima (Dr. Slump remake)
- Tsururin is the very first human character in an Akira Toriyama work to possess the ability of Flight and was the only full human female to be able to do this way before Videl who didn't appear until late into Dragon Ball Z.
- She appears in the Dragon Ball manga but not in the anime. Her scene within' the manga contradicts Taro's role in the anime version of the General Blue Saga. In the manga she is going on a date with him while he is on his vacation, while in the anime he is on duty with Gala and Pagos and attempts to stop General Blue.
- The filler character from Dragon Ball named Chuu Lee seems to be a palette swap of Tsururin's character design as well as another filler character named Chico in Dragon Ball Z.