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Akane Kimidori (木緑あかね; lit. "Yellow-Green Dark Red") is Arale Norimaki's trouble making "bad-girl"

friend and Tsukutsun Tsun's girlfriend. In the Harmony Gold Dub, her name is 'Sandy'Akane Kimidori (木緑あかね; lit. "Yellow-Green Dark Red") isArale Norimaki's trouble making "bad-girl" friend and Tsukutsun Tsun's girlfriend. In the Harmony Gold Dub, her name is Sandy.


Unlike her nice & honest older sister Aoi, Akane is rebellious and breaks rules for fun. She finds fun in putting pranks on many of the residents of Penguin Village especially on Senbei Norimaki. On her Résumé she lists that she hates Caterpillars & Peppers.


Dr. Slump

The Birth of Arale

When she was 13 years old, Akane met Arale in Midori Yamabuki's 7th grade class when Arale was assigned to be desk partners with her. After the school day was over Akane became annoyed with Arale as she followed her after school to where she met up with her friends Taro and Peasuke. Akane quickly gained respect and accepted Arale when Taro and Peasuke did when she saw Arales strength and eventually she became Arale's best friend.

Her first appearance was in Here Comes Arale in Midori Yamabuki's 7th-grade class when Arale was assigned to be desk partners with her. After the school day was over, Akane became annoyed with Arale as she followed her after school to where she met up with her cousins Taro and Peasuke. Akane along with Peasuke and Taro quickly gained respect for Arale after witnessing her strength and became friends.

Akane briefly appears in Dr. Monster at the Coffee Pot when Aoi receives a call from Senbei trying to find Arale in which Aoi responds that neither of them saw her recently. buying Milk for it.

In Which Will It Be?, Akane became Arale's manager and charged the kids money to see if their clubs at school were good enough for Arale's talent. Arale ends up joining the Sukeban Deka Fan Club which is the club Akane is in.

In My Friend, Mr. Bear!!, the anime adaptation of Bearly Friends!, Akane is seen alongside Aoi and Arale when they peek over a wall to find a Bear being held in a cage in someone's yard.

In Arale is Akane!?, Akane decides that she and Arale should trade places for a day and dress up as each other. Being unaware that Arale is android, she asks Senbei for food because she's hungry, Senbei points to a bottle of Robovita-A confusing her. Later she asks Senbei where the bathroom is and doesn't get an answer because he knows Arale is an android and can't go to the bathroom. After they switch back, Akane is surprised that she is politely greeted at the school gate the next morning by the Big Boss and his partner that Arale defeated while disguised as Akane.

In 1980: Living For Tomorrow!, Akane sees a picture of what she will look like in 10 years from the Future Camera and later a version of her at the age of 73 is shown when Arale takes a picture of the manga chapters cover.

In The Mysterious Egg, Akane is sick when Senbei calls her and ends up not making it to a time travel trip that Senbei, Arale, and Peasuke use the Time Slipper to go the Prehistoric Ages.

In Is It a Girl? Is It a Boy!?, Akane is only on the chapter cover roller skating. In its anime adaptation Huh?! Is it a Boy? Is it a Girl?, Akane meets Gatchan earlier than in the manga during a filler scene while Senbei and Arale heading home from getting milk for it.

Arale on the Loose

In Arale Flies the Skies!, Akane meets Gatchan when many of the Penguin Village residents gather to watch Senbei launching his Cola Plane.

Happy Birthday, Turbo!

The Future Camera shows Akane at the age of 23 and later shows that she at least lives up to being 73 years old. In spite of this, Akane dies off-screen at the age of 43 due to an event in Dragon Ball Z where the Earth gets destroyed, though shortly afterward she and the rest of the Earth gets revived by the Namekian Dragon Balls while Goku is having the final battle with Kid Buu.

Other Media

Dragon Ball series

In the Dragon Ball timeline, Akane was born on December 21st, Age 732.

Red Ribbon Army Saga

Akane speaks to the gang while at the Coffee Pot about what their plans are for spring break. Akane tells everyone that their choices were all lame and boring. Later on she was pulled over for speeding by Taro, just prior to Goku's warning of the Red Ribbon Army being in Penguin Village. Akane tries to test out the Kinto'un but it rejects her because she is not pure of heart. She then goes to tell Tsukutsun about Goku but he does not believe her.

Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission

Taro Soramame, Peasuke Soramame, and Akane Kimidori make a cameo in the sixth chapter of Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission, in their 1997 remake appearance. They are at Satan Mall, in the Heroes Stadium, during the Dragon Ball Heroes tournament final match between Beat and Froze.

Dragon Ball Super

In episode 69, Akane makes a brief appearance at the beginning when Arale crashes into the Coffee Pot and says hi. Despite taking place 30 years after the Red Ribbon Army Saga, Akane looks the way she did at the beginning of Dr. Slump when she was 13 even though she would be 49 at this point in time.


Akane in New Dr. Slump

In the remake Akane's hair is changed from blonde to a brunette (making her hair the same color as her sister Aoi) and her eyes from blue to yellow.

Live-action commercial

Yuki Uchida plays Akane in a live-action Dr. Slump themed commercial for GU clothing store. In the commercial, she is standing next to Peasuke and Taro in front of the Coffee Pot watching Arale transform into an outfit from the store.

Special Abilities

  • Cobra Twist – A real world wrestling move. She lists this as her talent in her résumé.


  • Akane's personality inspired Bulma from Dragon Ball. Her annoyance with Arale at the beginning of Dr. Slump is almost the same as how Bulma was with Goku in the beginning of Dragon Ball. Her relationship with Tsukutsun is similar to Bulma's relationship with Yamcha and they are both seen riding scooters or motorcycles a lot.



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Dr. Slump
Arale Norimaki | Senbei Norimaki | Obotchaman | Sankaku Sagata | Akane Kimidori | Aoi Kimidori | Abale | Kurikinton Soramame | Midori Norimaki | Ultraman | Gatchan | Peasuke Soramame | Koita Ojo | Hiyoko | Chivil | Polly Buckets | Old Woman Spring | Turbo Norimaki | Suppaman | Taro Soramame | Tori-bot | Nitro Norimaki | Tsukutsun Tsun | Tsururin Tsun | Tsuruten Tsun

Dragon Ball
Goku | Grandpa Gohan | Bulma | Master Roshi | Oolong | Yamcha | Yajirobe | Dr. Brief | Chiaotzu | Puar | Launch | Mai | Ox-King | Chi-Chi | Krillin | Tenshinhan | Nam | Shenron | Mr. Popo | Karin | Kami | Piccolo Jr. | Sugoro | Android 8

Dragon Ball Z
Z-Fighters | Gohan | King Kai | Vegeta | Dende | Porunga | Future Trunks | Future Gohan | Android 16 | Android 17 | Android 18 | Bulla | Kid Trunks | Goten | Hercule | Videl | Pikkon | Nail | Good Buu | Guru | Pan | Uub | Tarble | Nuova Shenron | Kibito | East Kai | East Kaioshin | South Kai | West Kai | Marron | Panchy | Cynthia | Old Kai | Bee

Gogeta | Gotenks | Vegito | Majuub | Kibito Kai | Kefla

Dragon Ball GT
Giru | Goku Jr. | Vegeta Jr. | Beat | Note

Bardock | Beerus | Whis | Jaco | Broly | Cheelai | Lemo

Live-Action Movie
Goku | Bulma | Master Roshi | Chi-Chi | Yamcha | Grandpa Gohan | Shenron

Video Game Exclusive Only
Android 21 | Beat | Note

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Cabba | Hit | Vados | Gowasu | Zeno | Great Priest | Mai | Future Mai | Earth's Resistance | Toppo | Jiren | Caulifla | Kale | Brianne de Chateau | Dyspo | Heles | Belmod | Champa | Sous Roas | Merus | Kusu | Sour | Marcarita |