Peasuke Soramame (空豆ピースケ Soramame Piisuke) is one of the main supporting characters of the Dr. Slump series. He's Taro Soramame's little brother, and a classmate and close friend of Arale Norimaki and Akane Kimidori as well. In Harmony Gold Dub, his name is Buddy.
Peasuke is short like Arale Norimaki and maintains being the same height even while he is old. He always wears an animal hat that is always criticized by Taro when he wears it around them because it cramps his style.
Peasuke is an insecure little boy who is very sensitive about his height because he looks like a little kid, even wearing a cat-ear hat that doesn't help either. Most of the time, he gets along with his older brother and usually hangs out with him and his friends like Arale and Akane. Peasuke wishes to be like Taro when he gets older. He's rather timid and wimpy but usually the most reasonable in his group of friends.
The Birth of Arale
Main article: Volume 1: The Birth of Arale
He first appears in Here Comes Arale in Midori Yamabuki's 7th-grade class on Arale's first day of school. After school, while hanging out with Taro and meeting Akane while Arale followed her, Arale teases Peasuke and then became part of their group when he is amazed by her strength.
In Something's Missing!, Peasuke and Taro end up being seen naked by Senbei Norimaki through See-Thru Glasses and both are confused why Senbei is wearing strange glasses. While Peasuke looks rather healthy, and pure, Taro looks the complete opposite thanks to smoking. His skin is all wrinkly, and cracked, his teeth are yellow, and his lungs are splotched with tobacco and nicotine spots.
Peasuke wonders why Taro looks the way he does, and Taro says it is because of addiction. It is a curse he cannot seem to break free from or handle. From this moment on, he promises Peasuke he won't smoke anymore. Although when Peasuke offers to fix the vent, due to it being jammed, he finds, a bunch of tiny cigarettes that fall out.
Peasuke informs Senbei that Miss Midori is heading towards him before getting hit by her scooter breaking the glasses.
In Which Will It Be?, Peasuke is part of the school's baseball team when Arale is trying out all the school's club.
In 1980: Living For Tomorrow!, Peasuke uses Senbei's Future Camera to take a picture of Akane. When he gets his picture taken, he is disappointed when he finds out that he will still be short in the next 10 years.
Peasuke joins Senbei and Arale with the Time Slipper to go to the prehistoric ages to capture a dinosaur in The Mysterious Egg. Peasuke ends up meeting his prehistoric ancestor who gives the trio an egg in exchange for Senbei's lighter. Back in the present, Peasuke witnesses the egg hatching a baby which Arale later names Gatchan.
While not actually appearing in Is It a Girl? Is It a Boy!?, he is shown on the chapter cover hitting a card on the ground in front of Ultraman. In the anime adaptation, Huh?! Is it a Boy? Is it a Girl?, he is briefly seen in class when Arale quickly runs home when school ends.
He marries Hiyoko sometime in 10 years after the series ends and has a child named Poosuke Soramame.
Dragon Ball series
In the Dragon Ball timeline, Peasuke is born on September 1st, Age 732.
Red Ribbon Army Saga
In the manga, Peasuke is seen leaving Penguin Village Middle School with everybody else for their vacation. In the anime, Peasuke is shown having a drink at the Coffee Pot and tells Akane that he will be doing homework over the school vacation.
Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission
Taro, Peasuke, and Akane make a cameo in the sixth chapter of Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission, in their 1997 remake appearance. They are at Satan Mall, in the Heroes Stadium, during the Dragon Ball Heroes tournament final match between Beat and Froze.
Dragon Ball Super
In the 1997 remake, the only change to Peasuke's appearance is that his animal hat is gray instead of white.
Kengo Kora plays as Peasuke in a Dr. Slump themed commercial for G.U. the fashion retail. In the commercial, he is standing between Akane and Taro in front of the Coffee Pot watching Arale poofs with an outfit sold at the G.U. stores and then transforms back saying "Bye'cha".
Video game appearances
- In the anime adaptation of Owarimonogatari special Hitagi Rendezvous, there is a brief shot where the protagonist Koyomi Araragi is dressed as Peasuke.
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