Biography

From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Akira Toriyama (鳥山 明 Toriyama Akira, born April 5, 1955) is a Japanese manga artist, game artist and character designer. He first achieved mainstream recognition for his highly successful manga series Dr. Slump, before going on to create Dragon Ball—his best-known 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 artists that 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 or shōjo 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 more than 350 million copies worldwide, it is the second best-selling manga 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.

From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Akira Toriyama (鳥山 明 Toriyama Akira, born April 5, 1955) is a Japanese manga artist, game artist and character designer. He first achieved mainstream recognition for his highly successful manga series Dr. Slump, before going on to create Dragon Ball—his best-known 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 artists that 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 or shōjo 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 more than 350 million copies worldwide, it is the second best-selling manga 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.

Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 43

Birthday 1955-04-05

Place of Birth Aichi Prefecture, Japan

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • -

Writing TV ShowsMovies

2018 Dragon Ball Super: Broly Characters Story Screenplay
2017 Dragon Ball Z: The Real 4-D at Super Tenkaichi Budokai Original Series Creator
2015 Dragon Ball Z - The Fall of Men Characters
2015 Dragon Ball Super (2 episodes)Writer
2015 Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' Writer
2013 Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Characters
2011 Dragon Ball: Episode of Bardock Characters
2010 Dragon Ball: Plan to Eradicate the Super Saiyans Author
2009 Dragonball Evolution Screenplay Novel
2008 Dragon Ball: Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!! Characters
1997 Saving Soldier Cashman Original Story
1996 Dragon Ball: The Path to Power Novel
1995 Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon Characters
1994 Go! Go! Ackman Original Story
1994 Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly Characters
1994 Dragon Ball Z: Broly – Second Coming Characters
1993 Dragon Ball Z Side Story: Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans Author
1993 Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound Writer Novel
1993 Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan Characters
1993 Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks Characters
1992 Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13! Characters
1992 Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler Novel
1991 Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge Novel
1991 Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug Characters
1991 Dragon Ball: The Magic Begins Characters
1990 Pink - Water Bandit Rain Bandit Writer
1990 Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might Characters
1990 Dragon Ball Z: The World's Strongest Novel
1989 Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone Novel
1989 Dragon Ball Z (291 episodes)Writer
1988 Kosuke and Rikimaru: Dragon of Konpei Island Writer
1987 Dragon Ball: Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle Novel
1986 Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies Novel
1986 Dragon Ball (155 episodes)Writer
1985 Dr. Slump and Arale-chan: Hoyoyo! City of Dreams, Mechapolis Original Series Creator
1984 Dr. Slump and Arale-chan: Hoyoyo! The Treasure of Nanaba Castle Original Series Creator
1981 Dr. Slump and Arale-chan: Hello! Wonder Island Original Story

Creator

2018 Super Dragon Ball Heroes Creator
2015 Dragon Ball Super Creator
2008 Dragon Ball Z Kai Creator
1986 Dragon Ball Creator
1981 Dr. Slump Creator

Crew

1990 Kennosuke-sama Creator
1988 Dragon Ball: Goku's Traffic Safety Creator
1982 Dr. Slump: "Hoyoyo!" Space Adventure Creator

Visual Effects

2018 Dragon Ball Super: Broly Character Designer

Directing

1988 Kosuke and Rikimaru: Dragon of Konpei Island Director

By signing up for an account on TMDb, you can post directly to Twitter and Facebook.

You need to be logged in to continue. Click here to login or here to sign up.

Global

s focus the search bar
p open profile menu
esc close an open window
? open keyboard shortcut window

On media pages

b go back (or to parent when applicable)
e go to edit page

On TV season pages

(right arrow) go to next season
(left arrow) go to previous season

On TV episode pages

(right arrow) go to next episode
(left arrow) go to previous episode

On all image pages

a open add image window

On all edit pages

t open translation selector
ctrl+ s submit form

On discussion pages

n create new discussion
w toggle watching status
p toggle public/private
c toggle close/open
a open activity
r reply to discussion
l go to last reply
ctrl+ enter submit your message
(right arrow) next page
(left arrow) previous page