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Daigoro Kurigashira is a supporting character in the second half of Dr. Slump who later makes minor appearances in Dragon Ball and Jaco the Galactic Patrolman. He is a teacher at Penguin Village high school.


He has a very large, chestnut-shaped head and usually wears a green suit and red tie.


Jaco the Galactic Patrolman[]

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Daigoro as a news reporter

He appears in the third chapter as a news reporter on Television that Jaco is watching.

Dr. Slump[]

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Daigoro Kurigashira teaching a class

Daigoro moves to Penguin Village to teach high school when Arale, Akane and Peasuke entered their first year and became their teacher. Later on Tsukutsun Tsun and Obotchaman joined his class. The Gatchans and Turbo sometimes accompanied Arale in his class as well.

Dragon Ball[]

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Daigoro appearing in the Dragon Ball manga

In the Dragon Ball manga, Daigoro is seen in the background with several other Penguin Village residents making the peace sign. In the Dragon Ball anime, Goku asks him if he seen General Blue close by, but he just nods his head.

Daigoro Kurigashira is later seen in the audience of the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament during the match between Yamcha and Tien Shinhan.[2]

Other Media[]

Dr. Slump remake[]

His appearance is the same as the original series. When Goku arrives and stays in Penguin Village for a few days, Daigoro teaches him as part of his class.


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Daigoro performs his Headbutt of Love on Akane

  • Headbutt of Love – Daigoro often uses this technique to discipline misbehaving students.

Video game appearance[]


Daigoro in Dr. Slump: Arale-Chan

Voice actors[]


  • Daigoro Kurigashira is one of the few Dr. Slump characters, along with Tori-Bot and Frankenstein to make a physical appearance outside of Penguin Village in Dragon Ball.


  1. Briefly in the Dr. Slump remake
  2. Dragon Ball episode 88, "Yamcha's Big Break"