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Tsururin Tsun (摘鶴燐 Tsun Tsururin) is a main supporting character in the second half of the Dr. Slump series who later makes a minor appearance in the Dragon Ball manga. She is a Chinese girl who can use Telekinesis and is the daughter of Tsuruten and Tsuntsunodanoteiyugo, and an older sister of Tsukutsun as well as the girlfriend of Taro Soramame.



Tsururin with her hair down.

Despite being the older sibling, she is considerably smaller in size compared to Tsukutsun. Tsururin always has her hair in two buns except for a few times when she is sleeping. All of her outfits consist of purple and pink kung fu uniforms. In The Brief Return of Dr. Slump, she is married, and she is taller and her hair is longer and braided.


Tsururin has a naive playful nature that sometimes defies logic similar to that of Arale but to a lesser extent. She has a sibling rivalry with her brother Tsukutsun and will purposely touch him to turn him into a tiger when arguing with him. She is a lot more obedient to her parents and will usually follow their directions but will get mad at her father's perversion. Like the rest of her family, she talks in a broken speech syntax.


Arriving In Penguin Village[]

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Tsururin and her family leaving China.

Tsururin grew up with her family in the village of Plub Pah-Tui in China and at the age of 17, she and her family left China with her father's spaceship, Reh Tsu Goh so they can go to the Moon. However, they end up crashing in Penguin Village when Arale Norimaki shoots down their ship with a N'cha Cannon as the ship was passing over Gengoro Island.

After enrolling at Penguin Village High School, she starts dating Taro Soramame.

Dragon Ball[]

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Taro and Tsururin in the Dragon Ball manga.

She is seen going on a date with Taro riding on the back of his Motorcycle passing by Arale, Gatchan, Akane, Peasuke, Tsukutsun, and Obotchaman just as they got out of school.

Future Life[]

Future Tsururin

Adult Tsururin.

It is revealed that by 1995, Tsururin is married to Taro and that they live together at Anguirus Apartments where Midori Norimaki used to live.[1]

Other Media[]

Doctor Slump[]

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Tsururin in Doctor Slump.

In the remake, Tsururin's clothes are changed to different colors, her face has been changed and she does not wear summer clothes in the remake either, or maybe once. She has one flaw that when a boy holds her hands, her face gets red, and becomes powerless because of someone's love.

Special abilities[]

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Tsururin levitating.

  • Levitate
  • Telekinesis
  • Teleportation

Video game appearance[]


  • Tsururin is the very first human character in Akira Toriyama's work to possess the ability of flight and was the only female character to be able to do this way before Videl who didn't appear until late into Dragon Ball Z.
  • She appears in the Dragon Ball manga but not in the anime. Her scene within' the manga contradicts Taro's role in the anime version in the General Blue Saga. In the manga, she is going on a date with him while he is on his vacation, while in the anime, he is on duty with Gala and Pagos and attempts to stop General Blue.
  • The filler character from Dragon Ball named Chuu Lee is a palette swap of Tsururin's character design as well as another filler character named Chico in Dragon Ball Z.



  1. 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