From Dragon Ball Encyclopedia, the ''Dragon Ball'' wiki
Taro Soramame (空豆 タロウ, Soramame Tarō; FUNimation "Taro Soramame", Viz "Taro Soramame"; Literally meaning "Broad Bean Taro") is Arale Norimaki's 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 wants to be just like him.
 Dr. Slump
He first met Arale when she followed Akane to meet up with them. Taro tried to intimidate her but she 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. After graduating from high school, he becomes a police officer (because he is allowed to carry a gun and wear dark glasses all the time).
 Dragon Ball
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 Kinto Un. After Akane fails to ride the nimbus Taro trys and fails at it too. Taro is then warned by Son 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 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 Cofee 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 there time shooting down [[Nikocha]'s Spaceship]] instead.
 Dr. Slump remake
In the 1997 remake of Dr. Slump, Taro's look was changed. Instead of looking like a "Greaser" in the original series, he was changed to having blonde spiked hair.
 Voice actors
- According to an image by Akira Toriyama, Taro has been smoking since he was five years old.