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Do your best, Tanuki-kun!
Do your best
Dr. Slump Arale-chan episode
Episode №: 168
Airdate: August 1, 1984
Japanese Title: がんばって タヌキくん!
Rōmaji: Ganbatte Tanuki-kun
Manga Counterpart: Go, Go, Tanuki!
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Do your best, Tanuki-kun! (がんばれ タヌキくん! Ganbare tanuki-kun!) is the 168th episode of Dr. Slump Arale-chan.


A raccoon dog, Kanta, tries to transform into a car like Donbe does, but he can't transform because he can't flip and land on his feet. So, he starts to practice to turn himself over!!


This episode is about the self-improvement of Arale's least exceptional classmate, Kanta.

After Donbe surprises Arale and her two classmates by transforming into a flying octopus, he notices that one of the classmates, Kanta, appears to be a tanuki. Donbe explains that only foxes and tanuki have the power to transform, and this is done by placing a leaf on their head and doing a backflip. Kanta finds that he is unable to do a backflip, but becomes determined to improve himself both physically and mentally so that he can transform as a real grown-up tanuki should.

After much training, he is finally able to do a backflip and shares his success with Arale and Donbe by transforming into a Porsche. He then rushes home to tell his mother that he is finally a full-fledged tanuki. His mother is confused and informs him that they are actually pandas.