Dr Slump Wiki

The Brief Return of Dr. Slump (ちょっとだけかえってきたDr.スランプ Chotto Kaettekita Dr. Slump), aka Dr. Slump Returns, But Only For a Little While, is a 4 volume sequel manga to Dr. Slump that was serialized in V-Jump from 1994 to 1996.



Double page from Dr. Slump Returns

The original author, Akira Toriyama, was not involved in the creation process and was rather a supervisor. The illustrator Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru and the novelist and screenwriter Takao Koyama are the two artists who created this manga.

This series is set at least over a year after the last chapter of the original series Grand Finale: Invention Explosion! Turbo Norimaki is now a child and no longer a baby anymore and Nitro who only briefly appeared in a future visit during the older series chapter Future Love is born at this point and a new main member of the Norimaki household. Kinoko Sarada is also grown a little bit and has a little sister named Retasu. A new family, the Karte, move into Penguin Village as well.

The series also has cameos from works that Toriyama's made after the original Dr. Slump ended such as Ackman from Go! Go! Ackman and Dub from Dub & Peter 1 as well as a few video game references most notably from the Dragon Quest series which Toriyama was a character designer for. The Dragon Ball characters Son Goku, Piccolo, King Kai, Son Goten, Majin Buu, Gil as well as the Dragon Ball GT versions of Pan and Trunks appear in this manga as well.

Anime Films[]

Though this series didn't get an anime adaptation like the original, Toei Animation did make four films loosely based on it:



Dr. Slump franchise
Manga Dr. SlumpThe Brief Return of Dr. SlumpDr. Mashirito and Abale-chan
Anime Dr. Slump Arale-chanDr. Slump (1997 anime)
Related Manga Mysterious Rain JackWonder IslandToday's Highlight IslandTomato, Girl DetectivePola & RoidPinkDragon BallHetappi Manga KenkyūjoRockyOishii Shima no Ū-sama
Other Slump BoxHarmony Gold Dub