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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The creator of worldwide megahit Dragon Ball, Toriyama is one of the giants of manga. Dr. Slump, which debuted in 1980, is Toriyama's twisted Sesame Street, a slapstick romp with an endearingly oddball cast of characters. Dr. Slump is Dr. Senbei Norimaki ("little rice cracker"). He creates the "perfect" robot in Arale ("even littler cracker"), who looks like an adorable 13-year-old girl. Arale has her faults, though: she's nearsighted, so must wear glasses, and she has some strange habits (e.g., she talks to human waste). She's also strong enough to send a man to another planet with one punch. Dr. Slump, meanwhile, pines for Arale's hot teacher, Ms. Yamabuki. The action takes place in Penguin Village, a small town, which like the Simpsons' Springfield is the gateway to endless comedy. Toriyama has created his own demented sitcom, and his fantastic imagination and comic invention never let up. Simple ideas-Arale trying to rescue a bear from the zoo, Slump inventing a "Future camera"-spin off into unexpected comic directions, and Toriyama never stints on visual humor (e.g., Arale trying out for various sports teams, Slump trying on x-ray specs so he can see naked women for the first time). The translation is a bit flat, but the uncommonly good storytelling more than makes up for it. (May) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591169505
  • Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
  • Publication date: 5/3/2005
  • Series: Dr. Slump Series , #1
  • Edition description: 1st Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 398,714
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.44 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Renowned worldwide for his playful, innovative storytelling and humorous, distinctive art style, Akira Toriyama burst onto the manga scene in 1980 with the wildly popular Dr. Slump. His hit series Dragon Ball (published in the U.S. as Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z) ran from 1984 to 1995 in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. He is also known for his design work on video games such as Dragon Quest, Chrono Trigger, Tobal No. 1, and most recently, Blue Dragon. His recent manga works include COWA!, Kajika, Sand Land, Neko Majin, and a children's book, Toccio the Angel. He lives with his family in Japan."

Renowned worldwide for his playful, innovative storytelling and humorous, distinctive art style, Akira Toriyama burst onto the manga scene in 1980 with the wildly popular Dr. Slump. His hit series Dragon Ball (published in the U.S. as Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z) ran from 1984 to 1995 in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. He is also known for his design work on video games such as Dragon Quest, Chrono Trigger, Tobal No. 1, and most recently, Blue Dragon. His recent manga works include COWA!, Kajika, Sand Land, Neko Majin, and a children's book, Toccio the Angel. He lives with his family in Japan."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2012

    Funny book

    The best parts were when Arale slapped Senbei in the (bleep). The book was fun and funny

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 4, 2013

    What a funny manga! Dr. Slump was a super funny manga (especiall

    What a funny manga!
    Dr. Slump was a super funny manga (especially for volume 1) I recommend it for anyone who likes a funny teen rated manga.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2012

    Highly Recommended - you must check it out!! Fun Read!

    Just read it!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 17, 2009

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    Meh......

    I love Akira Toriyama, but this manga is just okay...I only read the first two volumes, then quit. I really don't see how this lasted for 18 volumes. If you liked Dragon Ball, you should just read Cowa, or even Sandland(which was just about average).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2008

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    The first manga I ever read was Dragon Ball back when I was 10. Now I have moved on to many other books and I found this. The animation is light hearted like all his other work and has his own kind of humor to it. You will like this if you liked Dragon Ball.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2007

    BRILLENT WITH A CAPITAL B

    docter slump is by far the most funny, witty,enjoyable comic out there(ok now i am gagling to much) it is the creator of Dragon Ball and Dargon Ball Z's first work.

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    Posted October 6, 2012

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