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  • In the first issue, he builds what he hopes will be the world's most perfect little girl robot, named Arale Norimaki (a pun on another kind of rice cracker), in scenes obviously parodying the Italian children's classic Pinocchio (note: "Arale" is Toriyama's official romanized spelling of her name).


  • In almost questioning terms, Arale was described as a "suspected" member of "the al-Qaeda terrorist network in East Africa," who served as "a courier between East Africa al-Qaeda (EAAQ) and al-Qaeda in Pakistan."

    Andy Worthington: The Stories of the Two Somalis Freed From Guantanamo

  • 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.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • 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.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • Then Arale cuts off a page of their own manga and places it in the machine too.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • However, Arale noted, the transition must be done right, preserving eight-hour shifts to allow workers to support families.


  • Arale says Hisbul Islam welcomes the passage of Islamic law, but he says it remains to be seen how quickly and in what fashion the government will implement sharia.

    VOA News: Top Stories

  • I guess this entry can be considered an update or an affirmation for my love for Arale.

    Anime Nano!

  • Arale though, definitely prizes him as a friend who is able to match her skill, set for set, and has no idead that she is the romantic interest of her friend.

    Anime Nano!

  • I am not into video games as some of my friends are, but he did show me the appearance of Arale on a recent DBZ PS2 game, so that is quite amazing.

    Anime Nano!


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