Toriyama, Akira

Toriyama, Akira

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Family name: 鳥山
Alternate names: Bird Studio
Birthday: Apr 5, 1955
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Birthplace: Kiyosu, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Children: 1 son and 1 daughter

He debuted in 1979 with the story Wonder Island, published in Weekly Shounen Jump, and first gained popularity for the anime and manga series Dr. Slump, originally serialized weekly in Shounen Jump from 1980 to 1984. In 1982, he won the Shogakukan Manga Award for Dr. Slump for best shounen/shoujo manga series of the year.

Akira Toriyama's clean line and design sense led to jobs designing characters for the phenomenally popular Dragon Quest series of role-playing games (formerly called Dragon Warrior in North America) since 1986, as well as its second anime adaptation Dragon Warrior: Legend of the Hero Abel which started in December 1989 on Fuji TV. Several Dragon Quest monsters designed by Toriyama make cameo appearances during the preliminaries of the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament in Dragon Ball.

Exhibitions of works by Toriyama (Akira Toriyama Exhibition) ad locations in major cities in Japan, and collected more than 400,000 visitors in three years. Toriyama was also the character designer for the Super Famicom, PlayStation, and Nintendo DS RPG Chrono Trigger (1994, 1999, and 2008), the fighting games Tobal No. 1 (1996) and its sequel Tobal 2 (1997) for the PlayStation, as well as the Mistwalker Xbox 360 exclusive RPG Blue Dragon (2006) and its anime adaptation (2008).

Toriyama's studio is called "Bird Studio," which is a play on his name, "tori" meaning "bird."
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Blue Dragon
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Blue Dragon: Tenkai no Shichi Ryuu
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Chokin Senshi Cashman
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Dr. Slump
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Dr. Slump Movie 01: Arale-chan Hello! Fushigi Shima
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Dr. Slump Movie 02: "Hoyoyo!" Uchuu Daibouken
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Dr. Slump Movie 06: Arale-chan N-cha! Penguin Mura wa Hare Nochi Hare
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Dr. Slump Movie 07: Arale-chan N-cha! Penguin Mura yori Ai wo Komete
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Dr. Slump Movie 08: Arale-chan Hoyoyo!! Tasuketa Same ni Tsurerarete...
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Dr. Slump Movie 09: Arale-chan N-cha!! Wakuwaku Hot no Natsuyasumi
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Dr. Slump Movie 10: Arale no Bikkuriman
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Dr. Slump: Arale-chan
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Dr. Slump: Arale-chan '92 Oshougatsu Special
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Dr. Slump: Arale-chan Ayaya!? Penguin Mura de TV Jack
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Dr. Slump: Arale-chan no Koutsuu Anzen
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Dr. Slump: Arale-chan Penguin Mura Eiyuu Densetsu
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Dr. Slump: Arale-chan Specials
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Dragon Ball
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Dragon Ball Kai
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Dragon Ball Kai (2014)
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Dragon Ball Movie 1: Shen Long no Densetsu
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Dragon Ball Movie 2: Majinjou no Nemuri Hime
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Dragon Ball Movie 3: Makafushigi Daibouken
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Dragon Ball Movie 4: Saikyou e no Michi
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Dragon Ball Super
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Dragon Ball Super
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Dragon Ball Z
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Dragon Ball Z Movie 01: Ora no Gohan wo Kaese!!
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Dragon Ball Z Movie 02: Kono Yo de Ichiban Tsuyoi Yatsu
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Dragon Ball Z Movie 03: Chikyuu Marugoto Choukessen
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Dragon Ball Z Movie 04: Super Saiyajin da Son Gokuu
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Dragon Ball Z Movie 05: Tobikkiri no Saikyou tai Saikyou
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Dragon Ball Z Movie 06: Gekitotsu!! 100-oku Power no Senshi-tachi
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Dragon Ball Z Movie 07: Kyokugen Battle!! Sandai Super Saiyajin
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Dragon Ball Z Movie 08: Moetsukiro!! Nessen, Ressen, Chougekisen
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Dragon Ball Z Movie 09: Ginga Girigiri!! Bucchigiri no Sugoi Yatsu
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Dragon Ball Z Movie 10: Kiken na Futari! Super Senshi wa Nemurenai
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Dragon Ball Z Movie 11: Super Senshi Gekiha!! Katsu no wa Ore da
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Dragon Ball Z Movie 12: Fukkatsu no Fusion!! Gokuu to Vegeta
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Dragon Ball Z Movie 13: Ryuuken Bakuhatsu!! Goku ga Yaraneba Dare ga Yaru
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Dragon Ball Z Movie 14: Kami to Kami
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Dragon Ball Z Movie 14: Kami to Kami
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Dragon Ball Z Movie 15: Fukkatsu no F
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Dragon Ball Z Movie 15: Fukkatsu no F
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Dragon Ball Z Movie 15: Fukkatsu no F
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Dragon Ball Z Special 1: Tatta Hitori no Saishuu Kessen
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Dragon Ball Z Special 2: Zetsubou e no Hankou!! Nokosareta Chousenshi - Gohan to Trunks
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Dragon Ball Z: Saiya-jin Zetsumetsu Keikaku
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Dragon Ball: Ossu! Kaettekita Son Gokuu to Nakama-tachi!!
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Go! Go! Ackman
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Kennosuke-sama
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Kosuke-sama Rikimaru-sama: Konpeitou no Ryuu
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Pink Mizu Dorobou Ame Dorobou
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Chotto Kaettekita Dr. Slump
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Chou Kochikame
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Cowa!
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Cross Epoch
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Dr. Slump
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Dragon Ball
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Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no "F"
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Ginga Patrol Jaco
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Kajika
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Katsura Akira
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Kintoki: Kinmesoku no Toki
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Neko Majin
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Sand Land
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Toriyama Akira ○-saku Gekijou
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Toriyama Akira no Hetappi Manga Kenkyuusho
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Comments
mochakawaiibear | Nov 26, 1:54 PM
Super is flamez 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥


kyomi666 | Nov 22, 7:42 AM
@NoticeMeSenpai_ DB & DBZ were adapted from the exact same manga dumbass.


Neltra | Oct 12, 6:18 AM
The Anime industry wouldn't be the same without Akira Toriyama . Thank you :)


NoticeMeSenpai_ | Oct 8, 5:00 AM
I prefer the first part of Dragon Ball. Z is not needed.


HenryT | Oct 6, 9:26 PM
His artwork is amazing :)


SouzerSagara77 | Sep 30, 4:27 PM
Just Thank you... Thank you so much for my childhood... =')


Jerkhov | Sep 20, 2:44 PM
so much hate, wtf

no respect from MAL weebs


VictoryDragon | Sep 3, 7:55 PM
DBZ = Big mistake


Alsamaheeji03 | Aug 21, 12:10 PM
stfu dragon ball is the best anime
-.-


Ditzsy-Sama | Aug 11, 5:57 PM
Toriyama-sama! you will always be remembered, as the legend who created Dragonball. The enjoyment I got out of that series was immeasurable.


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