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Leave it to Akiko
Dr. Slump Arale-chan episode
Episode №: 49
Airdate: March 31, 1982
Opening: Waiwai World (version 1)
Ending: Ale Ale Arale-chan (version 1)
Japanese Title: アタシおまかせアキコさん
Rōmaji: Atashi omakase Akiko-san
Manga Counterpart: Leave It to Akiko
Previous: Chivil's Work (Episode)
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Leave it to Akiko (アタシおまかせアキコさん Atashi omakase Akiko-san) is the 49th episode of Dr. Slump Arale-chan.


Since Arale is not good at both cleaning and cooking, Senbei decides to invent a new housekeeper robot, Akiko. However, after he invents Akiko, he realizes that she has some problems...


Tired of Arale Norimaki and Gatchan's jokes while cleaning the house and cooking, Senbei Norimaki creates a maid robot called Miss. Akiko. Upon her creation, Akiko wants to cut Senbei's hair and he ends up bald. She then obliges Arale and Gatchan to do study and gets punched by Arale. When she returns to the house, she cooks a variety of ramen for Senbei and stuffs him with it. Akiko obliges Senbei to go to bed early, singing a lullaby about Gamera, and then kills the cockroach using a mouth wave technique similar to Arale's N'cha Cannon. She wakes the Norimaki family up early for morning sport while Senbei tries to deactivate her. Miss. Akiko leaves the Norimaki Residence, later the same morning, Arale and Gatchan find the robot working as a waitress in the Coffee Pot. Akiko went to every shop in the village until one day, she decided to leave for Metropolis Island. Later that night, people complain to Senbei about Akiko and raided his house.