Akira Toriyama

Akira Toriyama

Known for: Writing
Biography: 1955-04-05
Deathday: 2024-03-01 (68 years old)

Biography

Akira Toriyama (Japanese: 鳥山 明, Hepburn: Toriyama Akira, April 5, 1955 – March 1, 2024) was a Japanese manga artist and character designer. He first achieved mainstream recognition for creating his highly successful manga series Dr. Slump, before going on to create Dragon Ball (his most famous work) and acting as a character designer for several popular video games such as the Dragon Quest series, Chrono Trigger, and Blue Dragon. Toriyama is regarded as one of the authors who changed the history of manga, as his works are highly influential and popular, particularly Dragon Ball, which many manga artists cite as a source of inspiration.


He earned the 1981 Shogakukan Manga Award for best shōnen manga with Dr. Slump, and it went on to sell over 35 million copies in Japan. It was adapted into a successful anime series, with a second anime created in 1997, 13 years after the manga ended. His next series, Dragon Ball, would become one of the most popular and successful manga in the world. Having sold 260 million copies worldwide, it is one of the best-selling manga series of all time and is considered to be one of the main reasons for the period when manga circulation was at its highest in the mid-1980s and mid-1990s. Overseas, Dragon Ball's anime adaptations have been more successful than the manga and are credited with boosting anime's popularity in the Western world. In 2019, Toriyama was decorated a Chevalier of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres for his contributions to the arts.

Filmography

all 78

Movies 64

Writer 50

TV Shows 14

Creator 5

Screenplay 1

self 1

Director 1

Original Story / Character Designer
SAND LAND: THE SERIES

SAND LAND: THE SERIES (2024)

TV
Screenplay / Story / Character Designer
Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero

Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero (2022)

Movie
6.7
Original Series Design
Blue Dragon

Blue Dragon (2007)

TV
Creator / Comic Book
Dr. Slump

Dr. Slump (1997)

TV
Creator / Comic Book / Writer / Comic Book
Dragon Ball Z

Dragon Ball Z (1989)

TV
6.76
Writer / Comic Book
Dragon Ball

Dragon Ball (1986)

Movie
Comic Book / Writer / Comic Book
Dragon Ball

Dragon Ball (1986)

TV
6.14
Man fleeing from Godzilla (uncredited)
The Return of Godzilla

The Return of Godzilla (1984)

Movie
5
Mechanical Designer
Crusher Joe

Crusher Joe (1983)

Movie
Creator / Comic Book
Dr. Slump

Dr. Slump (1981)

TV
Original Concept / Story / Character Designer / Story / Original Concept
Dragon Ball DAIMA

Dragon Ball DAIMA

TV

Ratings

Average 6.28
Based on 642 Thousand movie and tv ratings over time
1981
1990
1994
1991
2024

Information

Known For
Writing

Gender
Male

Birthday
1955-04-05

Deathday
2024-03-01 (68 years old)

Birth Place
Aichi, Japan

Spouse
Yoshimi Kato

Citizenships
Japan

Residences
Kiyosu, Japan

Also Known As
鳥山 明, 鸟山明

Awards
Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, Shogakukan Manga Award

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