Discotek Media has recently announced plans to release a collection of the anime movie adaptations of Akira Toriyama’s comedy series, Dr. Slump. Movies one through five are scheduled to be released with English subtitles and Japanese language audio. The release dates are currently TBA.
Movie 1: Dr. Slump and Arale-chan: Hello! Wonder Island
Movie 2: Dr. Slump: “Hoyoyo!” Space Adventure
Movie 3: Dr. Slump and Arale-chan: Hoyoyo, Great Round-the-World Race
Movie 4: Dr. Slump and Arale-chan: Hoyoyo! The Treasure of Nanaba Castle
Movie 5: Dr. Slump and Arale-chan: Hoyoyo! Dream Capital Mecha Police
Many young Akira Toriyama fans outside of Japan have already seen Dr. Slump’s protagonist, Arale, via her cameos and guest appearances in various episodes of Dragon Ball.
Interesting Trivia: Toriyama himself has stated that during the first appearance and defeat of Piccolo, Arale at that time was stronger than Goku and could have beaten him in a straight fight. Of course, this is based on the Dragon Ball rules of engagement, as Dr. Slump is a comedy series and Arale’s feats in that series are greatly exaggerated for comedic effect (including punching people into outer space and splitting the earth in half).