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Tsukutsun Tsun (摘突詰 Tsun Tsukutsun) is a main supporting character in the second half of Dr. Slump who later makes a minor appearance in Dragon Ball. He's a teenage boy who practices kung fu and is the son of Tsuruten and Tsuntsunodanoteiyugo, younger brother of Tsururin as well as the future husband of Akane Kimidori.[2]


Tsukutsun usually wears a blue or white kung fu uniform but sometimes a tank top instead.


Tsukutsun is hard-working, nice, and friendly. He usually gets along with nearly everyone he interacts with, but sometimes he gets annoyed by other people, mainly his father or sister. He sees himself as the only "normal one" in his family, but as pointed out by his sister, he's actually the strangest of them because of his mysterious tiger transformation whenever he's touched by females. He's skilled in kung fu, and very strong and athletic. Like the rest of his family, he speaks in a broken speech syntax.


Dr. Slump[]

He and his family settled to Penguin Village when their family's spaceship crashes there. They immediately befriend Arale and her friends and family. Although Tsukutsun is normally not as strong as Arale Norimaki and Gatchan's, however, when extremely angry, Tsukutsun becomes more powerful than both. For some reason, whenever he is touched by a girl, he turns into a tiger and cannot change back to normal unless touched by a guy. To his confusion, Arale does not trigger this transformation since she is not a girl but an android. Tsukutsun later starts dating Akane Kimidori.

Dragon Ball[]

Tsukutsun is briefly seen in the General Blue Saga in Dragon Ball telling Akane he is going to practice kung fu for Spring Break.

Dragon Ball Super[]

Tsukutsun makes a small cameo in Dragon Ball Super getting his hair cut

Other Media[]

Doctor Slump[]

Tsunkutsun 9

Tsukutsun in Doctor Slump.

In the remake, Tsukutsun's clothes are re-colored to white. He still has the same flaw as in the original series, when a girl touches him, he transforms into a tiger, however, in the remake he is never seen transforming back to normal when he's touched by a man. Still, he can't go back to normal until he touches a man.

Special Abilities[]

Although normally not as strong as the powerful Arale Norimaki and Gatchan's, when extremely angry, Tsukutsun becomes more powerful than both. Notably, in his normal state, he was easily defeated by the Teapot Genie, however, in his angered state, the Teapot Genie (who was able to defeat Arale) was no match for him.

Tsukutsun Tiger

Tsukutsun's tiger form.

  • Tiger Transformation - For some unknown reason, whenever he is touched by a woman he turns into a tiger and cannot change back unless touched by a man. To his confusion, Arale does not trigger the transformation since she is an android.
  • Angry State - When angered, Tsukutsun undergoes a massive power up into a stronger state. His eyes go blank and his hair spikes up, his muscle mass also increases dramatically. In this state he is stronger than even the likes of Arale.
Tsukutsun Hokuto Shinken

Tsukutsun using Hokuto Shinken, a martial art from Fist of the North Star.

  • Hokuto Shinken - A legendary art of assassination used to destroy opponents from the inside of the body using pressure points. It is the iconic fighting style of Kenshiro from Fist of the North Star (Hokuto no Ken) and Tsukutsun is seen using this martial art as a parody during Dr. Slump and Arale-chan: Hoyoyo! The City of Dreams, Mechapolis. Coincidentally both series were currently airing at the same time and were made by Toei Animation. Kenshiro having crossed over with Dr. Slump as a playable character later on in the Jump Stars video games.

Video game appearance[]


  • In the FUNimation dub of Dragon Ball, he is voiced by Justin Cook.
  • Tsukutsun bares a striking resemblance to the character Tangtong from Toriyama's one shot Dragon Boy



  1. Dr. Slump chapter 155, "Caramel Man 005!"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Dr. Slump chapter 200, "N'cha, Penguin Village Ten Years from Now!"

External links[]


Tsun Family
Members Tsukutsun TsunTsuntsunodanoteiyugo TsunTsururin TsunTsuruten Tsun
Related articles Tsun Residence