A widely acclaimed Japanese manga and Anime artist who lives in Kiyosu. He is most known for his creation of Dr. Slump in 1980 and Dragon the Ball franchise in 1984.
Toriyama was born on April 5, 1955, in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan to parents
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Toriyama entered a technical high school in Nagoya to study design, which allowed him to focus on drawing. After his last high school year, Toriyama decided not to continue his studies at university and began his working life as an artists
In 1978 Toriyama made his debut in the manga industry when his story ‘Wonder Island’ which was published in the ‘Weekly Shōnen Jump.’ In 1979, he created his next manga, ‘Highlight Island.’
His 1980’s comedy series ‘Dr. Slump’ brought him a lot of appreciation and fame. The series was published from 1980 to 1984 in ‘Weekly Shōnen Jump. Dr.slump sold more than 35 million copies.
Toriyama makes it big.
‘Dragon Ball’ was first published in 1984 in the ‘Weekly Shōnen Jump’ and it immediately gained popularity and eminence. In Japan alone its sale has crossed 156 million copies and is considered as the ‘most influential Shōnen manga.’
Dragon Ball, the legend starts
Toriyama created altogether 519 chapters of the manga which were compiled in 42 volumes. This tremendously successful manga series was adapted into anime and many animated movies as well as video games.
World wide fame
In 2009, Toriyama worked on a manga, ‘Delicious Island’s Mr. U’ for a non-profit environmental organization of Anjō. This manga explained the importance of nature and agriculture to children.
The Dragon Ball manga and anime a is revived by toiwi animation for dragon ball super and the toie animation company is formed. Dragon Ball is still on air, and a new seson has been renied for june on 2019