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Akira Toriyama

Biography

Manga and video game artist most widely known for his function the manga series “Dr. Slump” from 1980 until 1984 and “Dragon Ball” from 1984 until 1995. His focus on “Dr. Slump” gained him the 1981 Shogakukan Manga Award. He earned an amateur manga competition sponsored by Leap magazine and continued to create his initial professional function in 1978. He designed posters to get a Nagoya advertising company for 3 years. He offered as character developer for the “Dragon Search” gaming series. He and his wife, Nachi Mikami, possess two kids. He and fellow Japanese musician Masashi Kishimoto both increased to popularity through their manga artwork.

Quick Facts


Full Name Akira Toriyama
Date Of Birth April 5, 1955
Place Of Birth Nagoya, Japan
Profession Illustrator
Nationality Japanese
Spouse Nachi Mikami
Children Sasuke Toriyama
Awards Shogakukan Manga Award
Movies Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F', Dragon Ball Z: Bardock – The Father of Goku, Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan, Dragonball Evolution, Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn, Dragon Ball: The Path to Power, Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound, Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug, Dragon Ball: The Magic Begins, Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone, Dragon Ball GT: A Hero's Legacy, Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might, Dragon Ball: Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!!, Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure, Pink, Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon, Dragon Ball Z the Movie: The World's Strongest, Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge, Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13, Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler, Dragon Ball Z: Broly – Second Coming, Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks, Dragon Ball: Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle, Dragon Ball: Plan to Eradicate the Super Saiyans, Dragon Ball: Ssawora Son Goku, Igyeora Son Goku, Plan to Destroy the Saiya-jin
TV Shows Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Quest, Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z (US)
Star Sign Aries

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Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Dragon Ball Z Fourth of July 2017 Short characters - uncredited filming
Doragon bôru: Zenobâsu 2 2016 Video Game original story
Dragon Ball Super: Doragon bôru cho TV Series original author - 10 episodes, 2015 - 2016 story draft - 6 episodes, 2015 - 2016 character draft - 5 episodes, 2016 original work - 2 episodes, 2016
The Fall of Men 2015 Short characters
Dragon Ball Z: Doragon bôru Z - Fukkatsu no 'F' 2015 manga / screenplay
Doragon bôru: Zenobâsu 2015 Video Game original story
DragonBall Z: The Saiyan Saga 2013 Video short manga
Dragon Ball Z Live Action: The Long Awaited Fight 2013 Short written by: DBZ
Dream 9 2013 TV Movie characters
Dragon Ball Z: Doragon bôru Z - Kami to Kami 2013 manga / original author
Dragon Ball: Episode of Bardock 2011 Video creator
Dragon Ball Z Kai TV Series manga - 96 episodes, 2009 - 2011 original manga - 2 episodes, 2009
Dragon Ball Forever 2011 Short original concept of Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 2010 Video Game story
Doragon bôru: Sûpâ saiyajin zetsumetsu keikaku 2010 Video short creator
Dragon Ball Z Tenkaichi Tag Team 2010 Video Game story
Dragon Ball: Origins 2 2010 Video Game story
Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2009 Video Game story
Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo 2009 Video Game story
Dragonball: Evolution 2009 novel series "Dragonball"
Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World 2008 Video Game story
Doragon bôru: Ossu! Kaette kita Son Gokû to nakama-tachi!! 2008 Short series based on story by
Dragon Ball: Origins 2008 Video Game story
Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit 2008 Video Game story
Dragonball Z: Budokai tenkaichi 3 2007 Video Game characters
Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai - Another Road 2007 Video Game story
Janpu arutimetto sutâzu 2006 Video Game characters and universe: DragonBall, Dragon Ball Z, & Dr. Slump
Batoru sutajiamu D.O.N. 2006 Video Game characters and universe: DragonBall Z
Super Dragon Ball Z 2006 Video Game story
Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai 2006 Video Game story
Sailor and the Seven Ballz 2: Return of the Ballz 2005 Video short characters - uncredited
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2005 Video Game story
Janpu sûpâ sutâzu 2005 Video Game characters and universe: Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z & Dr. Slump
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 2004 Video Game story
Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku II 2003 Video Game manga
Dragon Ball Z 1996-2003 TV Series manga - 277 episodes
Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku 2002 Video Game manga
Star Ballz 2001 Video characters - uncredited
Dragon Ball 1995-2001 TV Series original story - 28 episodes
Sailor and the Seven Ballz 2000 Video characters - uncredited
Dokutâ Surampu 1997 TV Series
Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might 1997 TV Mini-Series based on manga - 3 episodes
Doragon bôru GT: Gokû gaiden! Yûki no akashi wa sû-shin-chû 1997 TV Movie characters
Doragon bôru: Saikyô e no michi 1996 original manga "Dragon Ball" - Shûeisha Jump Comics published
Dragon Ball GT: Doragon bôru jîtî 1996 TV Series original work - 1 episode
Go! Go! Ackman 3 1995 Video Game characters
Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Battle 22 1995 Video Game characters
Go! Go! Ackman 2 1995 Video Game characters
Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon 1995 original manga "Dragon Ball" - "Weekly Shônen Jump" series
Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn 1995 original manga "Dragon Ball" - "Weekly Shônen Jump" series
Go! Go! Ackman 1994 Video Game characters
Doragon bôru Z: Sûpâ senshi gekiha! Katsu no wa ore da 1994 original manga "Dragon Ball" - "Weekly Shônen Jump" series
Dr. Slump & Arale-chan Ncha! Wakuwaku Hot Natsu Yasumi 1994 Short manga
Dr. Slump & Arale-chan Hoyoyo! Tasuketa Same ni Tsurerarete 1994 Short manga
Dragon Ball Z: Broly - Second Coming 1994 original manga "Dragon Ball" - "Weekly Shônen Jump" series
Go! Go! Ackman 1994 Video short original story
Kosuke-sama Rikimaru-sama: Konpeitou no Ryuu 1993 writer
Dragon Ball Z 1993 Video Game characters
Dragon Ball Z Gaiden: Saiya-jin Zetsumetsu Keikaku 1993 Video creator
Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound 1993 original manga "Dragon Ball" - "Weekly Shônen Jump" series
Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan 1993 original manga "Dragon Ball" - "Weekly Shônen Jump" series
Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks 1993 TV Movie original manga
Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13 1992 original manga "Dragon Ball" - "Weekly Shônen Jump" series
Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler 1992 original manga "Dragon Ball" - "Weekly Shônen Jump" series
Doragon bôru Z: Atsumare! Gokû Wârudo 1992 Video short story
Xin qi long zhu 1991 original story - uncredited
Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge 1991 manga "Dragon Ball" - Weekly Shônen Jump series
Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug 1991 original manga "Dragon Ball" - Weekly Shônen Jump serialization
Deuraegon bol: Ssawora Son O-gong, igyeora Son O-gong 1990 original story - uncredited
Dragon Ball Z: Bardock - The Father of Goku 1990 TV Movie manga "Dragon Ball" - Shûeisha [Weekly Shônen Jump] series
Dragon Ball Z: Tree of Might 1990 original manga "Dragon Ball" - "Weekly Shônen Jump" series
Kennosuke-sama 1990 Short manga
Pink mizu-dorobô ame-dorobô 1990 Short manga
Dragon Ball Z: Doragon bôru zetto 1989-1990 TV Series original manga - 48 episodes
Dragon Ball Z: The World's Strongest 1990 original manga "Dragon Ball" - "Weekly Shônen Jump" series
Dragon Ball 1989 TV Special original story
Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone 1989 Short original manga - Weekly Shônen Jump series
Dragon Ball: Doragon bôru TV Series original manga - 153 episodes, 1986 - 1989 original author - 1 episode, 1986
Doragon bôru: Makafushigi dai bôken 1988 manga "Dragon Ball" - Weekly Shônen Jump serialization
Doragon bôru: Gokû no kôtsû anzen 1988 TV Short manga "Dragon Ball" - Weekly Shônen Jump series
Doragon bôru: Gokû no shôbô-tai 1988 TV Short manga "Dragon Ball" - Weekly Shônen Jump series
Dragon Ball: Sleeping Princess in Devil's Castle 1987 original work
Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies 1986 original work
Dokutaa Suranpu Arale-chan 1981 TV Series comic

Animation Department

Animation Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dragon Ball Super: Doragon bôru cho TV Series original character designer - 2 episodes, 2015 character designer - 1 episode, 2015
Dragon Ball Z: Doragon bôru Z - Fukkatsu no 'F' 2015 character designer
Dragon Ball Z: Doragon bôru Z - Kami to Kami 2013 character designer
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies 2009 Video Game character designer / monster designer
Blue Dragon 2007-2008 TV Series original character designer - 49 episodes
Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors 2007 Video Game character & monster design
Blue Dragon 2006 Video Game character designer
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King 2004 Video Game character designer
Dragon Warrior VII 2000 Video Game animator: character and monster
Tobal No. 1 1996 Video Game character designer
Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Reverie 1995 Video Game character designer / monster designer
Chrono Trigger 1995 Video Game character designer
Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride 1992 Video Game character designer / monster designer
Kennosuke-sama 1990 Short design
Dragon Warrior IV: The Guided Ones 1990 Video Game character designer / monster designer
Dragon Warrior III 1988 Video Game animator / character/monster designer - GBC 2001 release/Original Japanese Release
Dragon Warrior II 1987 Video Game character designer / monster designer
Dragon Warrior 1986 Video Game character designer / monster designer
Crusher Joe: The Movie 1983 special character designer: "MAX 310"

Art Director

Art Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies 2009 Video Game
Torneko III: Mysterious Dungeon 2002 Video Game
Dragon Warrior VII 2000 Video Game
Torneko: The Last Hope 1999 Video Game
Tobal No. 2 1997 Video Game
Jikuu Bouken Nuumamonjaa 1996 Video short
Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Reverie 1995 Video Game
Torneko Quest 1993 Video Game
Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride 1992 Video Game
Pink mizu-dorobô ame-dorobô 1990 Short
Dragon Warrior IV: The Guided Ones 1990 Video Game
Dragon Warrior 1989 TV Series

Costume Designer

Costume Designer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Torneko III: Mysterious Dungeon 2002 Video Game
Dragon Warrior VII 2000 Video Game
Torneko: The Last Hope 1999 Video Game
Tobal No. 2 1997 Video Game
Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Reverie 1995 Video Game
Torneko Quest 1993 Video Game
Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride 1992 Video Game
Kennosuke-sama 1990 Short
Pink mizu-dorobô ame-dorobô 1990 Short
Dragon Warrior IV: The Guided Ones 1990 Video Game
Dragon Warrior 1989 TV Series

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Kosuke-sama Rikimaru-sama: Konpeitou no Ryuu 1993

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dragonball: Evolution 2009 executive producer

Production Designer

Production Designer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chrono Trigger 1995 Video Game

Set Decorator

Set Decorator

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chrono Trigger 1995 Video Game

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The World's Strongest Abridged 2016 TV Short special thanks
Super Android 13 Abridged 2015 TV Short special thanks
The History of Trunks Abridged 2015 TV Short special thanks
Bardock: Father of Goku Abridged 2009 TV Short special thanks
Beach Fighter 2002 Short thanks

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