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Yay! A Date for Mr. Copy
Dr. Slump Arale-chan episode
Episode №: 50
Airdate: April 7, 1982
Opening: Waiwai World (version 1)
Ending: Ale Ale Arale-chan (version 1)
Japanese Title: ワーイ! デートだコピーくん
Rōmaji: Wāi! Dēto da Kopī-kun
Manga Counterpart: Mr. Copy
Previous: Leave it to Akiko
Next: Thanks! The Kick The Can Celebration Party
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Yay! A Date for Mr. Copy (ワーイ! デートだコピーくん Wāi! Dēto da Kopī-kun) is the 50th episode of Dr. Slump Arale-chan and the final episode of the first season.


Senbei makes a promise to Arale to take her to the amusement park. However, Senbei also makes a promise to Ms. Yamabuki to take her to a movie on the same day! He doesn't want to cancel both, so he invents his copy to keep both promises!



Senbei daydreaming.


Nikochan's on Donbe's rocket form.

Senbei is daydreaming outside of the Norimaki Residence about a romantic date with Midori Yamabuki. However, the dream gets interrupted and distorts into a nightmare where Arale and Gatchan appear. Senbei wakes up in shock, lamenting about how even in his dreams, he can't get away from them.

King Nikochan and his servant celebrate as they had managed to afford to buy a UFO spaceship after working hard on Earth. However, it turns out that the ship is just a plastic model of a UFO and they stare in disappointment. Donbe had watched the aliens from behind a bush, so he decides to trick them by transforming into a space ship himself. The Niko's fall for the disguise and try opening the facade of a door, but it does not budge. However, King Nikochan's servant notices Donbe's tail on the ship's exterior. King Nikochan mistakes the tail for a wick and tells the servant to light it up. The servant uses a lighter to burn a flame onto the tip of the tail. The aliens hop on the sides of Donbe's form, while the fox struggles to bear the pain of the fire. Donbe gets fed up and in-turn transforms himself into a monster that scares the Nikochan's.

Arale, Akane, Taro, and Peasuke go down a road in a transportation contraption where Arale is the engine pulling everyone else similar to a roller coaster. Akane directly compares their device to a roller coaster, which causes Arale to come to a halt. Akane, Taro, and Peasuke get thrown over Arale due to the sudden stop. Arale asks Akane what a roller coaster was and Akane explains it to her, noting that they are usually found in amusement parks.

In the Norimaki Residence, Senbei, Gatchan, and Arale are getting ready for bed. After they brush their teeth, Arale asks Senbei to take them to an amusement park the next day, to which he agrees after a brief fantasy of Midori holding him on a roller coaster. Arale and Gatchan go to bed excitedly. The Norimaki Residence Phone rings and Senbei answers it to find out Midori is on the other side of the line. She tells him she had two tickets to a matinee movie and if Senbei wanted to go with her to the movies tomorrow. He triumphantly agrees to Midori and hangs up the phone, later realizing he had already promised Arale and Gatchan to go to the amusement park.


Arale and Gatchan excitedly destroying things.

Senbei contemplates what to do and decides that he will just tell the kids that they will go to the amusement park another day. However, he decides to say nothing to them after he opens the door to Arale and Gatchan's excited chaos of destruction in their bedroom. He thinks they would kill him if he did not take them to the amusement park the next day as planned. He wishes that there was two of him so he could fulfill both going to the movies and the amusement park, then comes up with a plan.

Mr copy

Mr. Copy gets introduced.

Senbei works through the night to complete a new invention called Mr. Copy. He makes the robotic camera take a photo of him and as a result, a second Senbei Norimaki is copied out of Mr. Copy. Immediately, both versions of him argue about which one will go to the movies with Midori while the other takes Arale to the amusement park. Eventually, the quarrel turns to violence and absurd acts within the heated dispute. One of the Senbei finally gets fed up with the other

and pulls out a hammer. He chases the other out of the Norimaki Residence with it. Mr. Copy had watched the entire thing, dumbfounded.

Arale and Gatchan come home from their activities from earlier that day and head to the lab. They await their trip to the amusement park with Senbei. When they look into the lab, it is a mess from the prior fighting of the two Senbei. They look out a window there to see the back of Mr. Copy. Arale goes outside with Gatchan to check out the invention. They ask the camera who he was, so Mr. Copy introduces himself. He tells the two he knows a great trick, so Arale and Gatchan become curiously excited and tell him to do it for them. They pose for a photo in front of the camera.

A Senbei sets up a trap for the other with a hammer by tying the grass blades together and digs up a dirt hole for himself to hide in. The Senbei trips over the grass and throws his hammer away in surprise. The Senbei in the hole pulls up a rock that the tripped Senbei proceeds to bump his head against. The other Senbei laughs in triumph before the thrown hammer ends up falling down straight onto his own head.


Senbei and copy Senbei look upon many copies of Arale and Gatchan.

The farmer tells the audience that the two Senbei's fight lasted for two hours. A comedic montage of the various fights between the two occurs. Neither win over the other, so their fights begin to waste time meaninglessly. They run down a field complaining to one another about it until they stop when they see Arale poking a Poop with Gatchan. Then look over to see another version of the two sucklings out of flowers. The two Senbei then continue on past them, realizing Arale and Gatchan had copied many versions of themselves. The two stop in front of the Norimaki Residence, where an abundant pile of copies of Arale and Gatchan.

At noon, Midori Yamabuki is waiting in front of the Penguin Village Movie Theater for Senbei. He remains absent, to her annoyance.



Character Name Voice Actor
The Sun Toshio Furukawa
Godzilla TBA
Gamera TBA
Ultra Jiro-kun TBA
Gatchan Seiko Nakano
Senbe Norimaki Kenji Utsumi
Midori Yamabuki Mariko Mukai
Farmer Masaharu Satō
Arale Norimaki Mami Koyama
King Nikochan Hiroshi Ōtake
King Nikochan's servant Shigeru Chiba
Donbe Shigeru Chiba
Akane Kimidori Kazuko Sugiyama
Taro Soramame Toshio Furukawa
Peasuke Soramame Naomi Jinbo
Suppaman Tesshō Genda
Robotic Mimizuku Owl TBA



  • Rice Ball
  • Toy UFO
  • Norimaki Residence Phone
  • Mr. Copy (Debut)

Differences from the manga[]

  • Most of the scenes in this episode are anime-original. The manga begins with Senbei agreeing with Arale Norimaki and Gatchan to go to the amusement park.
  • Akane tells Arale about an amusement park in the anime prior to her asking Senbei to go, while in the manga she simply asks.


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