Another thing I forgot to mention. Upon publication of the book, the parisian Bdnet Nation bookstore made an exclusive Arale bookplate.
It was done for the Carte Blanche (deuxième donne) bookplate series which is features characters from different series and which is fashioned after a deck of playing cards.
Of course, you need to follow this link to know more about the series and the card’s availability. Specifically for the Arale card, follow this link.
It’s worth noting that the colouring is the work of the great Bruno Tatti who also coloured the graphic novel.
It’s a limited edition of 100 that comes with a certificate of authenticity.