Dr. Slump, Volume 1

Dr. Slump, Volume 1

by Akira Toriyama

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Overview

Basking in the glow of his scientific achievement, Senbei scrambles to get Arale in working order so the rest of Penguin Village won't have reason to suspect she's not really a girl. But first Senbei needs to find her a pair of glasses and some clothes...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591169505
Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
Publication date: 05/03/2005
Series: Dr. Slump Series , #1
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 313,994
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.44(h) x 0.64(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About 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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Dr. Slump, Volume 1 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best parts were when Arale slapped Senbei in the (bleep). The book was fun and funny
davidscarter on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Created in the early 1980s by Akira Toriyama (who would later go on to produce the ultra-popular Dragonball manga), the basic premise of Dr. Slump is that scientist Senbei Norimaki creates Arale, a girl robot. Hilarity ensues.The art, plot, characters, etc. in Dr. Slump all point to it being a comic for ten-year-old boys, which in fact was its target market in Japan. So why does Viz rate it as T for Teen? Cultural differences. Despite a certain amount of editing, there are still plenty of scatalogical and sexual references at a level that can be appreciated by ten-year-old boys but which certain segments of American society think they shouldn't be exposed to. For instance, the plot of one early chapter involves the fact that Senbei failed to provide Arale with a vagina, since he has no idea what one actually looks like.That's not to say that Dr. Slump is all sex & poop. There's plenty of other wacky hi-jinks and flights of whimsy, puns and pop-culture references, and even an occasional insight or two. The characters in Dr. Slump are also frequently aware that they are characters in a manga and provide some meta-commentary. One favorite episode in vol. 2 has Senbei creating a reality machine: any picture placed in the machine is turned into an actual thing. Akane--one of Arale's friends--decides to place a photo of the universe inside the machine. Then Arale cuts off a page of their own manga and places it in the machine too.As I mentioned, Dr. Slump is a manga that appeals to ten-year-old boys; but then we all have a ten-year-old boy inside of us. I'm not sure I'll want to read more than a couple of volume before it gets old, but it's a good way to regress.Rating: 3 (of 5)
Heggy on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
funny, cute-- I remember the Superman character and 2 angels with poops on their hands.
2cat007 More than 1 year ago
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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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just read it!
Rom More than 1 year ago
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).