"Penguin Village.... This is not"
Tori-Bot is a character based on Akira Toriyama used to represent himself in comedic appearances in his series. It made a lot of major appearances in Dr. Slump, and minor appearances in Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, and Dragon Ball GT.
Tori-Bot is Akira toryama's own representation, from time to time he appears in magazines such as v-jump, sayko jump and others, leaving a message on the page. Usually when this happens, it is because he was involved in the content presented, or directly supervised the content contained therein.
He is shown to be good friends with Senbei Norimaki as he asked him for help in the Dr. Slump episode "The Time Stopper". He also was behind the reason why Midori Yamabuki married him. Tori-bot makes a minor appearance in the movie Dr. Slump and Arale-chan: N-cha! Love Comes From Penguin Village where he is in a crowd with Launch, Oolong, Mai, Shu, Emperor Pilaf, King Nikochan and his servant, and Pink.
The Tori-Bot made few appearances in the early parts of the Dragon Ball manga (chapters 1 and 42). He can be
seen in episode three of Dragon Ball ("The Nimbus Cloud of Roshi") on a tree when Bulma and Goku walk to the beach. In the Japanese version he mumbles "Penguin Village...this is not". He appears again hanging on a tree at the first floor garden in Capsule Corporation in the episode "Master Thief, Hasky". In the scene at the saloon Launch enters in "Look out for Launch", Tori-Bot is shown on a
poster as one of the criminals that were already taken down and he had the lowest bounty, possibly being comic relief.
Dragon Ball Z
Tori-Bot appears in the crowd of fighters watching Goku fight Pikkon. He also appears in episode 215 "Forfeit of Piccolo!". In Dragon Ball Z: Broly - Second Coming, when Goten talks about what he wants to wish for, the Tori-Bot is seen at the bottom of the screen. Tori-Bot is seen as an icon on Gohan's computer along with Neko Majin in Dragon Ball: Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!!.
Dragon Ball GT
Tori-Bot appears in yellow and green on a shaving kit Vegeta bought in episode 27 of Dragon Ball GT, "The Attack on Vegeta".
- Tori-Bot is the only character from Dr. Slump that appeared in Dragon Ball Z.
- Tori-Bot appears in the video game Blue Dragon, which was designed by Akira Toriyama, under the name "Toripo".