* AwesomeMusic: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQ6YvFC6czQ&feature=related opening theme]]. A cute song that makes you drop your guard from all the wackiness installed.
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRUPEk-_JqE theme song]] from the remake.
* BreakthroughHit: The series earned AkiraToriyama fame as one of the most popular manga-ka in Japan.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Shortly after making his manga debut, Tsun Tsukutsun proved to be rather popular, especially with [[MrFanservice the girls]]. Though, having the ability to kick '''[[MemeticBadass Arale's]]''' ass when provoked kind of helps.
* ExecutiveMeddling: If Toriyama is to be believed, this is how Arale came to be. Originally the comic was just about Senbei and his inventions. But Torishima insisted that Toriyama create a female lead instead. Toriyama did so intend on just making her a supporting character, but she ironically ended up [[SpotlightStealingSquad taking over the whole manga anyway.]]
* HeyItsThatVoice: The Malaysian dub, due to the small voice talent pool available in the country.
* IAmNotShazam: Nobody is named Dr. Slump. Senbei isn't even the main character, a fact lampshaded numerous times.
** Subverted in the unaired Harmony Gold English Dub where Senbei's name is changed to Dr. Slump.
* MarthDebutedInSmashBros: Arale debuted in ''Franchise/DragonBall''.
* MoralEventHorizon: Dr. Mashirito crossed it twice. The first time was when he abandoned Obatchaman for being good, and the second one was when he tried to ''kill'' Senbei so way he'd never provide Arale and Obatchaman with Robo-vita-A.
* NoExportForYou: While the entirety of the manga has been translated and released in English, neither of the two anime adaptations have been dubbed in English. It has however been dubbed in Germany, and part of the first adaptation has been dubbed in French as well.
** Both the original series and the remake were broadcasted in Mexico and Latin America too.
* {{Squick}}: Suppaman eats ''poop''.
* TearJerker: The scene where [[spoiler: Arale realises that she will never grow up]] can be seen as this. Even if it lasts for few minutes, it can bring severe MoodWhiplash.
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs
* {{Woolseyism}}: The Mexican Spanish dub changes Arale's famous ''N'cha!'' with ''ĦQue Onda!'', who is the Mexican slang version of ''Wazzup!''
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