Hey! Friends
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Dr. Slump & Arale-chan episode
Episode №: 1b
Airdate: April 8, 1981
Japanese Title: オーッス! お友だち
Rōmaji: O-ssu! Otomodachi
Manga Counterpart: Here Comes Arale!
Remake Counterpart: Let's Go to School
Previous: Arale's Birth
Next: Arale Goes to School!
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"Hey Friends" (オーッス! お友だち, O-ssu! Otomodachi) is the second half of the first episode of Dr. Slump Arale-chan.



Senbei meets Ms. Yamabuki

Arale starts her first day of school. She wakes up Senbei by putting a grenade in his mouth. At the school, Senbei introduces Arale to the Headmaster. Arale is put in Ms. Yamabuki's class where she is sat next to Akane Kimidori who she considers to be her new best friend. She follows Akane to her friends Peasuke and Taro. She gains all there respect and is accepted as there frinds when she easily takes down a tree with her bear hands. While being with her new friends, they run into Gala and Pagos who take them down to the Police Station. Arale beats them up for touching her new friends. Later that night, Senbei recieves a call from the Gyaosu to pick up Arale and her friends.


Character Name Voice Actor
Tori None
The Sun None
Mr. Pig Masaharu Satou
Suppaman None
Arale Norimaki Mami Koyama
Senbei Norimaki Kenji Utsumi
Headmaster (Debut) Masaharu Satou
Midori Yamabuki (Debut) Mariko Mukai
Akane Kimidori (Debut) Kazuko Sugiyama
Peasuke Soramame (Debut) Naomi Jinbo
Taro Soramame (Debut) Toshio Furukawa
Gala Isamu Tanonaka
Pagos Masaharu Satou
Gyaosu Kouji Totani

Differences from the Manga

  • In the manga version Arale's baseball didn't go to other places in the world it just ended up in a jungle found by a tribe man.
  • Some extra scenes of Senbei taking Aoi to the movies that were in the manga were not shown in this episode.


  • This is the first episode where the Sun was shown as a living entity.
  • The cashier of the cinema where Senbei and Aoi go is Kinnikuman from the Weekly Shōnen Jump manga Kinnikuman.



Dr. Slump Volume 1: The Birth of Arale
Manga The Birth of Arale! · Here Comes Arale! · Something's Missing! · Dr. Monster · Which Will It Be? · Bearly Friends! · Arale is Akane!? · The Big-Small Gun! · 1980: Living For Tomorrow! · The Time Slipper · The Mysterious Egg · Is It a Girl? Is It a Boy!?
Dr. Slump Arale-chan Arale-chan's BirthHey! FriendsArale-chan Goes to SchoolIt is! ...not thereGreat Adventure with the Time SlipperWhat's with the Egg?!Huh?! Is it a Boy? Is it a Girl?My Friend, Mr. Bear!!New Invention! The Big-Small Ray GunLiving for Tomorrow!Arale is Akane!?The Mysterious Dr. Monster?!
1997 Anime Arale is Born!!Let's Go to SchoolTime Slipper!The Strange BabyArale's Missing Thing...Dekachibi Ray Gun!Bear in the Cage