many years ago ( quite 10) , I started building an Hypertext Help file
on Arale amp; Dr.Slump manga.
I decided to build it in WinHelp format, so it should be readable by
90% of PC installed in the world at that time ( windows 3.1 systems!),
even by people without an internet connection !
At that time I did find a FAQ on Arale, written by Curtis
Hoffmann,(hi Curtis ! How are you ? I hope soon or late our work
is gonna be published!).
It was a text file, and I pondered it would be great to have images
too... Day after day I built a "powered" version of the original guide
to the manga of Akira Toriyama, and now... I'm ready to show you some
Note : the main motivation to do that was because Arale was not really
known in italy, except for some minor TV stations that did air some
episodes some years before. Actually arale is a mainstream known manga
character, widepreadly known by everybody.The printed version of the
manga has been published in italy even in glossy colors, the TV series
has been aired too.
So the goal of building my guide (to let the manga be known) did reduce
its relevance... and my efforts in building it faded away.
I really don't know if I'll release it in the future.
If someone wishes to continue the project... I'll give him everything
I've made up to date. So you know.. you can write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Characters yet included in the "guide" !
Characters Click here for the Quick Volume Summary Browser
Here is a list of characters of Arale's World. [omissis] lt;- Click on the image to see an alphabetically ordered list of characters.
Senbee Norimaki Arale Norimaki Ga-chan Sensei Midori Yamabuki Turbo Norimaki The Cops Akane Kimidori Aoi Kimidori Kon Kimidori Murasaki Kimidori Tarou Soramame Peeske
Soramame (this is the only link actually working within this html
file... it's just an example !!!, in the real winhelp file every character,
everywhere within the text is linked to his own personal form !!! Clinton Soramame Mame Soramame Kaminari Bubibin-man Donbe Niko-chan Kinoko Sarada Doranpaia Hiyoko The Fly Milk Gang Dr. Mashirito Chiberu -- Little Devil Moras Suppaman Shoppaman Daigorou Kurigashira Tsuruten Tsun Tsuntsunodanoteiyuugou Tsun Tsukutsun Tsun Tsururin Tsun Betty Ga-chan 2 Unchi-kun -- Mr. Shit Hanako Yamada Kami-sama Bisuna, of the Kingdom of Chakabo Princess Kasmat Autobike Boy Charmee Yamada Kibalt Deruhhe Tarzan Caramel-Man Godzilla Gamera Alien Mr. Spock Pikko Principle-Sensei (headmaster) Hisuwashi Senbee's Father Butarebu Kojiro Sasaki Musashi Miyamoto 007 Keentaman GrandMa Obotchaman Suzume Makusa Fususuke Heiji Grandfather of Senbee! Apache Komachi Bookloving Robber Yakuza
you may have noticed, in this help file there are many many characters
that are not mentioned in the original text file (that's progress,
dudes!). I included even minor characters , appeared even only
in a page in the whole manga !!
character has his own "quick form" carrying all important infos about
As example, here's the quick form for Peeske (Pippo, in the Italian TV
Peeske Soramame -- Tarou's
wimpy little brother.
Name: Peeske Soramame Sex: Jr. High Student Address: (same as Tarou) AB4-02 Born: Zarigani 1, 1967, age 13//14 Height: 102 cm Weight: 34 kg Hobbies: Getting autographs Dislikes: That idiot Kinoko Sarada Occupation: Student Talent: "Give me your autograph"-deadly blow Lives With: Clinton Soramame (father, 38), Mame Soramame
(mother, 39), Tarou Soramame (big brother, 16), Peeske
Soramame (me, 14) Comments: I need King Gidora's autograph, and want to be taller Note : Always wears a cat-ear hat. Develops a crush on Hiyoko.
Peeske ten years later... Contents
that the words underlined are links to get additional information ! Every
character, place, japanese cultural fact, japanese food, invenction,
volume reference is linked in order to help you find everything you
want to know about the manga very quickly !
the Arale.hlp file there is a MAIN CONTENT page, useful to quick browse
the various section of the file.The main content page is similar to the
following text :
Introduction to Arale's world !!!
Translated Table of Contents for Each Volume
Penguin Village, ten years later (vol. 16)
Baseball Teams Members !
2nd Grand Prix Race Results (from vol. 18)
Toriyama asks Senbee questions sent in by the readers (v. 16)
Characters Who Made the Transition to Dragon Ball
Voice Actors in Dr. Slump
The original SoUnD TrAcK ! ! ! !
Arale : The Virus !
Funny Stats !
the help file, there is a BIG colored map of the penguin village, with
every building linked to the correlated entry in the hlp file ! When you
click on the police station you jump to the police station page, and you'll
see all police men of the penguin village. And so on for every building
Here's a small black and white copy of a map of the penguin village !
I have to thank Curtis
Hoffmann for having provided me this map.
Note : the map
in the help file is bigger, colored, and does not contain any of the
items pertaining to the race illustrating which it was designed for
in the original manga. I strongly reedited the map... a long work !