“The Nearly Complete Works of Akira Toriyama”: Work #003
Published by 17 January 2018, 9:13 AM EST

The official Dragon Ball website’s third entry in “The Nearly Complete Works of Akira Toriyama” — an on-going series highlighting rare and important pieces of the author’s work over the years — is an illustration from the first of eight special “Dr. Slump Hoyoyo Cards” that came with Weekly Shōnen Jump issues 1980 #40-47. This particular card is from the 1980 #40 issue, which was released 02 September 1980; the website’s writeup lists this as 22 September, which is unfortunately a mistake/typo.

The front of each card had a full-color illustration, and the back had a character profile with a short interview with Toriyama. For this particular card, Toriyama pens an interview between himself and Senbei Norimaki from Dr. Slump.

[ top left ] “Dr. Slump Hoyoyo Card Special No. 1: Senbei Norimaki”

Birthdate: Boxfish (January) 17, 1952 (Age 28)
Address: 1 Flying Squirrel, Penguin Village, Diving Beetle Island

[ right ] “This is the Doctor!!”
“We had him write it out himself”

HEAD: Smart! Genius! Well-mannered!

FACE: Super cute and handsome!!

ARM: Moves at terrific speed!

STOMACH: A tight, flat waist!

[ arrow pointing to crotch ] I have one…

LEGS: Sooo~ long!

HEIGHT: 175cm

WEIGHT: 80kg


TORIYAMA: Good mornafterevening!

DOCTOR: Oh, it’s you.

TORIYAMA: Er, now then, first off, are you single?

DOCTOR: I’ll deck you!!

TORIYAMA: Now, it’s been in question up to now, but what is your profession?


TORIYAMA: I’m asking what you do for a job.

DOCTOR: Oh. Uh… let’s see… what should I say?

TORIYAMA: Why are you asking me? Well, whatever. Let’s move on to your hobbies.

DOCTOR: [happily and frankly] Looking at dirty magazines!

TORIYAMA: … Oh, uh… I see…

DOCTOR: It’s the same as you!

TORIYAMA: W- w- well then, i- is there anything you’d like to say about the comic?

DOCTOR: You bet there is! Judging by the title “Dr. Slump”, I should be the main character, so why is it always Arale? And on top of that, even though I got my hair cut, you couldn’t be bothered to draw it, so–…

TORIYAMA: B- bye now!!

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