Dr. Slump Arale-chan (Dr.スランプ アラレちゃん) is the original anime adaption to the manga Dr. Slump and ran from 1981 to 1986 and spanned 243 episodes.
Main article: List of Dr. Slump Arale-chan Episodes
Main article: Slump Box
The original 1980s series ("Dr. Slump Arale-chan") have been released on Region 2 DVD in Japan in two parts. The "N'cha collection" was released in March 2007. The "Hoyoyo Collection" was released in September 2007. The Series is available on Amazon Prime and Japanese Hulu.
It is unknown if the anime will be dubbed in the English language, even though it was licensed by Harmony Gold, but only had a segment of a single episode dubbed before the company lost the rights shortly after. A Discotek Dub seems possible at the moment since members that work at Discotek expressed interest in dubbing the series but nothing is confirmed as of 2018. After fans did some research, we now know there was an English Dub of both series made by Animax for Cartoon Network Asia with Michael C. Pizzuto voicing Dr. Senbei Norimaki. Pizzuto confirmed that they made at least a little more than 23 episodes of each series. None of the movies were dubbed and the dub was released back in 2005 but had a broadcast again back in 2016 with the premiere of the dub for the 1997 series.
On February 24, 2021, TubiTv has announced a content collaboration with Toei Animation that will allow over 500 episodes of their animated works in their streaming library. This content included the listing of "Dr. Slump". At this time, it is unknown which of the anime will receive English subtitle localization on TubiTv.
Characters & Cast
Names are in the Western order, with the family name after the given name.
- Director: Minoru Okazaki, Akinori Nagaoka, Daisuke Nishio, Mitsuo Hashimoto, Yoshihiro Ueda
- Producers: Tokizō Tsuchiya (eps 1-243), Keizo Shichijo, Seiichi Hiruta
- Script: Masaki Tsuji, Michiru Shimada, Shunichi Yukimuro, Yasushi Hirano, Tomoko Konparu, Takao Koyama, Toshiki Inoue
- Animation Supervisor: Toyoo Ashida
- Animation Director & Character Designs: Sachio Ebisawa, Minoru Maeda, Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru
- Key Animation: Masayuki Uchiyama, Hiromi Matsushita, Mamito Tayama (1983), Yasuhiro Nakura
- Music: Shunsuke Kikuchi
|Dr. Slump franchise|
|Manga||Dr. Slump • The Brief Return of Dr. Slump • Dr. Mashirito and Abale-chan|
|Anime||Dr. Slump Arale-chan • Dr. Slump (1997 anime)|
|Related Manga||Mysterious Rain Jack • Wonder Island • Today's Highlight Island • Tomato, Girl Detective • Pola & Roid • Pink • Dragon Ball • Hetappi Manga Kenkyūjo • Rocky • Oishii Shima no Ū-sama|
|Other||Slump Box • Harmony Gold Dub • Fansubs|