Dr. Slump IQ博士 - Review

Finally I finish reading the whole comic set (18 books) of Dr. Slump :) For almost one month plus, I totally stop watching my drama & movie just to read this... When I read comic, I don't like to rush, I love to read & imagine how it usually move from the way the author 鳥山明 Akira Toriyama trying to present in it. Comic books always give me more spaces to imagine than the cartoon animation. 

As mentioned in my previous post, Dr. Slump came out way earlier than Dragon Ballz... The manga series were originally shown in comic magazine, from January 1980 till August 1984. The author thought this manga series will only last for one year plus but Arale seems to be getting it fame that time and the comic become more and more popular :)

Dr. Slump is set in Penguin Village, a place where humans co-exist with all sorts of anthropomorphic animals and other objects. In this village lives Senbei Norimaki, an inventor. In the first chapter, he builds what he hopes will be the world's most perfect little girl robot, named Arale Norimaki. However, she turns out to be in severe need of eyeglasses. She is also very naïve, and in later issues she has adventures such as bringing a huge bear home, having mistaken it for a pet. To Senbei's credit, she does have super-strength. In general, the manga focuses on Arale's misunderstandings of humanity and Senbei's inventions, rivalries, and romantic misadventures. In the middle of the series, a recurring villain named Dr. Mashirito appears as a rival to Senbei.

 Arale Norimaki 則卷阿拉蕾

 Senbei Norimaki 則卷千兵衛

 Gatchan 宝瓜

 Akane Kimidori 木綠茜(玉)

 Taro Soramame 空豆太郎

 Peasuke Soramame 空豆嗶助 (三寸丁)

 Midori Yamabuki 則卷綠(山吹綠)

 Obotchaman 小少爺(牛奶糖4號)

 Tsukutsun Tsun 摘突詰

 Tsururin Tsun 摘鶴燐

 Turbo Norimaki 則卷太平(小特波)

 Suppaman 撕破爛

 King Nikochan & Servant 尼可枪大王与随从

 Dr. Mashirito 馬西里特博士

 Tori (Author himself) 鳥山明

 And not to forget Arale's toy

The animation's main theme song (HK TV version) was firstly sang by Anita Mui & subsequently by Sandra Ng in the new version of the animation. Enjoy the below from the beloved Anita Mui...

創作力量同幻想 會嚇你一跳

美夢如炸彈 開心的轟炸

無愁無慮似天使 天天帶著笑
浮浮沉沉天空裡 自在像小鳥
古怪事情多得很 想講也講不了
人人朝著那方向 心中帶著笑
浮浮沉沉天空裡 熱烈地呼叫
與興奮熱情 嘻嘻哈哈開心到不得了

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April 23, 2016 at 9:49 AM

had the whole comic set when i was 9 years old, and not to forget dragon ball z as well, awesome childhood memories :D


April 28, 2016 at 11:48 PM

ya i love dragon ballz too dude... and ranma 1/2 also one of my fav :)