Arale on the Loose (とつげきアラレちゃんの巻 Totsugeki Arare-chan no Maki) is the second volume of the Dr. Slump manga series written by Akira Toriyama. It was released on October 9, 1980 in Japan and in July 5, 2005 for the English version. Set in 1980, this volume most notably deals with the introduction of Bubibinman and Arale's encounters with Joe Dunn.
Volume Introduction by Akira Toriyama
"I am truly a bumpkin. Country livin', all the way. I never took much to the big city, where there's more people than trees!
No, it's the country for me... Mothra flitting in the spring, Gamera taking a walk along the sea in the summertime, Angirus in the fall, snowball fights with the mammoths in the winter... What the heck kind of country is this!? Morning has come to Penguin Village. My eyes still hazy with sleep, I grab the wheel and barely make it to the airport alive. Local produce, delivered straight to your door.
Whatever. Just read the manga!"
- Taro graduates Penguin Village Middle School and enrolls in Penguin Village High School.
- Arale discovers Poop for the first time.
- Bubibinman first comes to Earth.
- Arale meets Joe Dunn who becomes scared of her every time they meet.
Dr. Slump & Arale-chan
- Akane doesn't meet Gatchan during Senbei's creation of the Cola Plane like in the manga and instead meets Gatchan earlier during "Huh?! Is it a Boy? Is it a Girl?".
Chapters & Episodes
|Manga||Dr. Slump Arale-chan||1997 Anime|
|13. Arale Flies the Skies!||12b. Arale Flies in the Sky!||5b. Arale Flies in the Sky|
|14. Arale on the Loose: Part 1||7. Arale-chan Charge||?|
|15. Arale on the Loose: Part 2||7. Arale-chan Charge||5a. School Lunch Banzai!|
|16. The Invader from Space||69. The Invader from Space||?|
|17. The Reality Machine||41a. The Reality Machine||4a. Reality Machine|
|18. Kidnapped!?||6b. Arale is Kidnapped!||?|
|19. Teacher's Coming!||6a. The Teacher is Coming!||?|
|20. The Ponpoko Morph Gun||12a. Transform Ponpoko Gun||?|
|21. A Far and Distant Seashore||19. Arale Swims in the Ancient Past||?|
|22. Barber Shop Panic: Part 1||15.5. Dr. Slump and Arale-chan: Huh!? Penguin Village Through the TV Jack||?|
|23. Barber Shop Panic: Part 2||15.5. Dr. Slump and Arale-chan: Huh!? Penguin Village Through the TV Jack||?|
|24. The Great Strawberry Panties Caper: Part 1||9. The Great Strawberry Panties Caper||?|
|25. The Great Strawberry Panties Caper: Part 2||9. The Great Strawberry Panties Caper||?|
|Dr. Slump manga series|
|1980 Arc||The Birth of Arale • Arale on the Loose • Earth S.O.S.! • The Happy Doctor|
|1981 Arc||Monsters' Night • Dr. Mashirito's Ambition|
|1982 Arc||My Toilet Paper • Penguin Grand Prix|
|1983 Arc||The Crazy Honeymoon • Here Comes the Tsun • Gatchan - Gatchan • Go! Go! Nikochan!|
|1984 Arc||I am Obotchaman • The Indestructible Caramel Man 007! • Happy Birthday, Turbo! • Who's the Strongest in the World!!|
|1985 Arc||God Gets Even! • Grand Finale! Invention Explosion!|