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Tsuruten Tsun (摘鶴天 Tsun Tsuruten) is a supporting character in the Dr. Slump series who makes a minor appearance in Dragon Ball. He is a lecherous inventor from China who is a good friend and neighbor of Senbei. He is the husband of Tsuntsunodanoteiyugo and the father of Tsururin and Tsukutsun.


Tsuruten is an old man who wears large glasses and has a small toothbrush mustache. He wears a Chinese martial arts uniform, which consists of a sleeveless green jacket over a long-sleeved blue shirt, and wears a striped red and yellow hat.


Tsuruten is a lecherous pervert but to a much larger scale than Senbei to the point where he avoids all morality even going as far as sneaking a peek at his own daughter Tsururin's Panties while she is sleeping.


Dr. Slump[]

Tsun Family Space Trip

Tsuruten driving Reh Tsu Goh.

Tsuruten invented the spaceship called the Reh Tsu Goh and launched it into space with his family hoping to start a new life on the Moon but as it was passing Penguin Village, Arale Norimaki shot it down with a N'cha Cannon causing them to crash and become neighbors to the Norimaki Residence. During this time, Tsuruten became friends with Senbei Norimaki and as a fellow inventor helped in trying to repair the Reh Tsu Goh.

He boards Ira for a short while she is feeling down. Ira deeply admires Tsuruten and wishes to do something, anything that will make him proud of her, Although later on, during one of their conversations, he reveals he is already proud of her.

Dragon Ball[]


Tsuruten in Dragon Ball.

In the manga, he is shown making peace signs with Tsuntsunodanoteiyugo when Tsukutsun tells them to stop. In the anime, he is shown standing near a coffee shop by himself while General Blue and Goku fly over Penguin Village.

Future Life[]

Sometime after their kids graduated Penguin Village High School and got married, Tsuruten along with his wife moved back to China.[1].

Other Media[]

Doctor Slump[]


Tsuruten along with his wife in Doctor Slump.

In the remake, the colors of Tsuruten's clothes are changed. When he hears about the Dragon Balls, he secretly hides with his wife to try to get the wish, but Dr. Mashirito snatches Dragon Balls before anyone was able to summon Shenlong.

Video game appearance[]


  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