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Akai Tomato (赤いトマト) is a police officer that is the main protagonist of Akira Toriyama's 1979 one-shot Tomato, Girl Detective.


She has the same haircut as P-Man's fairy friend.


Tomato, Girl Detective[]

Main article: Tomato, Girl Detective


Akai Tomato in Tomato, Girl Detective

Akai Tomato is 18 years old, she is rather pretty, and she is already a police inspector. She is assigned to the Yoikora Police Station. The problem is that she is not very competent. She arrives late on her first day, still wearing her pajamas. Shameless, she was about to change in front of her colleagues, who are all men, untile the Commissioner sends her to the dressing-room.

One of her colleagues, Slump, is responsible to show her the neighborhood. During their walk, Slump keeps rolling on the floor laughing at the stupidities of Tomato. She sings at the internal radio, and she wants to impose a fine on a civilian in order to pay a dress.


Tomato shoots a van with her gun

Slump tells her about a wanted criminal named Kenta Kuraaku. Soon, Akai Tomato meets the said man in the streets. Kenta takes hostages: first a baby who was doing a bike ride, then a cockroach he finds on the floor and ants. The young detective manages to make Kenta Kuraaku release them and catches him, winning the respect of her partners.

Dr. Slump[]

The Birth of Arale[]

Middle School Clubs Manga

Akai in the crowd of Middle School clubs

Main article: Volume 1: The Birth of Arale
She appears in "Which Will It Be?" alongside Slump among a crowd of many of the club captain's of Penguin Village Middle School trying to recruit Arale Norimaki into their club.

Other Media[]

Dragon Ball[]


Akai Tomato in the streets of West City

Akai Tomato can be seen walking in the streets of West City in Dragon Ball episode 44, "Master Thief, Hasky".