News Dr. Slump Character Arale Returns to Dragon Ball Super
posted on 2016-11-22 00:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website of the Dragon Ball Super anime revealed on Tuesday that Mami Koyama will reprise her role as Arale in the anime's 69th episode titled "Goku vs. Arale! Hachamecha Battle de Chikyū ga Owaru?!" (Goku vs. Arale! A Nonsense Battle Will End the World?!) on December 4. Koyama previously played the character in a cameo appearance on episode 43 in May, but in the new episode, Arale will be key to the episode's plot.
The episode will center on an event called the "World Invention Award," which honors the best innovations in the world. The greatest scientists, including Bulma, gather for the ceremony. Goku is working part-time as a security guard in the event, and Hercule is presenting the award. The award goes to Senbei Norimaki of Penguin Town. As Norimaki is presenting his invention, Dr. Mashirito attacks. Frustrated that he was not invited to the ceremony, he interrupts the proceedings, and for some reason Arale and Gatchan are at his side.
Arale is one of the main characters of Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama's earlier manga Dr. Slump. The character previously appeared in a sequence of episodes within Dragon Ball , as well as in a Dragon Ball film and several video games. Koyama played the character in the original Dr. Slump anime and in her guest appearances in Dragon Ball.
Crunchyroll, Daisuki, and AnimeLab began simulcasting the series in various regions on October 22 by posting the Future Trunks arc (episodes 47-63), and have been adding back episodes at the rate of 10 episodes per week. Funimation licensed the series in the United States and Canada, with an English dub planned.
Dragon Ball Super premiered in Japan in July 2015 on Fuji TV and other channels.
Source: MoCa News
Update: Typo fixed. Thanks, fuuma_monou
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