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Taro Soramame is Arale Norimaki and Akane Kimidori's "bad boy" friend who always tries to act cool. He has a little brother named Peasuke Soramame who looks up to him and aspires to be like him.


Dr. Slump


Younger Taro in Dr. Slump

Taro first met Arale when she followed Akane to meet up with them. He tried to intimidate her, but Arale broke a tree with her bare hands, stunning Taro and gaining his respect for her. Later on, when the Tsun's come to Penguin Village, Taro falls in love with Tsururin Tsun. After graduating from high school, Taro becomes a police officer (because he is allowed to carry a gun and wear dark glasses all the time).

Dragon Ball


Taro aiming at General Blue

Taro is seen driving off on his motorcycle with Tsururin after school got out. He later on gives Akane a ticket for speeding but Goku shows up with Arale and the Gatchan on the Flying Nimbus. After Akane fails to ride the Nimbus, Taro tries and fails at it too. Taro is then warned by Goku that the Red Ribbon Army is in Penguin Village. Taro drives off in fear and tells Gala and Pagos about this and then end up finding General Blue. Pagos, Gara and Taro attempt to arrest Blue but end up failing when he breaks the hand cuffs, crushes all their guns into a ball and takes their police car. Taro is seen worn out dragging himself into the Coffee Pot warning Tsukutsun and Akane. Later on he is with the rest of the Penguin Village Police Force getting armed up to take on Blue but end up wasting their time shooting down King Nikochan's spaceship instead.

Dragon Ball Super

Other Media

Dr. Slump remake


Taro in the Dr. Slump remake

In the 1997 remake of Dr. Slump, Taro's look was changed, Instead of looking like a "Greaser" like in the original series he was changed to having blonde spiked hair.

Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission


Taro, Peasuke, and Akane in 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.

Live-action commercial

Live action Akane Peasuke Taro

Live-action version of Akane, Peasuke and Taro

Taro appears in a live-action Dr. Slump themed commercial for GU clothing store. In the commercial he is standing next to Peasuke in front of the Coffee Pot watching Arale transform into an outfit from the store.

Video game appearance

Voice actors


  • According to the cover of Dr. Slump chapter 34, "The Fairy Tale Machine", Taro has been smoking since he was five years old.
  • The gun Taro uses in Dragon Ball is a snub-nosed .357 Colt Python revolver.



  1. Dr. Slump chapter 9, "1980: Living for Tomorrow!"
  2. Daizenshuu 7, 1996

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