Dr. Slump & Arale-chan Summer Anime Festival Special with Queen Millennia (found TV special of Japanese anime with original commercials and ending; 1981)

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A screenshot from the special.

Status: Found

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.

Airing

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!?.

Availability

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.[1][2]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.[3]

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