Dr. Slump & Arale-chan Summer Anime Festival Special with Queen Millennia (found TV special of Japanese anime with original commercials and ending; 1981)
A screenshot from the special.
Date found: 30 Mar 2020 (original); 22 Oct 2020 (subs)
Found by: Dougo13, The Skaro Hunting Society, shiteatersubs
Dr. Slump & Arale-chan Summer Anime Festival Special with Queen Millennia is a 1981 TV special that is a collaboration of the anime series Dr. Slump: Arale-chan (aired from 1981 to 1986) and Queen Millennia (aired from 1981 to 1982). No one knew about the special until it was found.
According to listings, the special aired on July 25th, 1981, next to Dr. Slump and Arale-chan: Huh!? Penguin Village Through the TV Jack. The special was originally called Summer Anime Matsuri Special: Arale-chan's Family Appears! Who is Queen Millennia!?.
For years, the special was lost, and barely anyone knew about it until on March 30th, 2020, the original special was found by The Skaro Hunter Society. Skaro found the Betamax tape of the second broadcast that was recorded on March 11, 1982, in Nagasaki by someone under the username Dougo13. Bumpers of the special were released on home media, though not the whole thing. The version of the Betamax rip was fan restored and had some interlacing issues. The Betamax version had the original commercials also and the original ending.On October 22nd, the original special was subtitled by shiteaterdubs from the Betamax rip from Skaro Hunting Society, including multiple specials from official DVD rips that were subtitled which were also founded by Skaro.
Original ending of TV special (from Betamax Rip founded by The Skaro Hunter Society)
- My Anime List page for Dr. Slump: Arale-chan. Retrieved 23 Oct '20
- Wikipedia page for Queen Millennia. Retrieved 23 Oct '20
- MEGA folder for original versions of multiple specials. Retrieved 23 Oct '20
- List of Dr. Slump Arale-chan episodes. Retrieved 23 Oct '20
- Subtitled version of the Queen Millennia special. Retrieved 24 Oct '20
- Dr. Slump/Queen Millennia crossover short?! (1981). Retrieved 23 Oct '20
- Dr. Slump & Arale-chan/Queen Millennia Summer Anime Festival Special (Betamax rip with subtitled commercials) plus more Dr. Slump specials! Retrieved 24 Oct '20
- Dr. Slump and Arale-chan TV Specials Batch. Retrieved 23 Oct '20