Person Details

Birthday: 1955-04-05 00:12:48

Aliases: 鳥山 明

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Aichi Prefecture, Japan

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Movie Involvements: 49

TV Involvements: 8


Most Famous Work

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.

Most Famous Work

Dragon Ball Z
Average
8

Dragon Ball Z

(1989) Writer
Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F'
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7
Dragon Ball Super: Broly
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8
Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan
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7
Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon
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7
The World of Dragon Ball Z
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7
Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound
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7
Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge
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7

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2016 Self
1984 Man fleeing from Godzilla (uncredited)
Year Character Movie/Tv

Writing

Year Role Movie/Tv
2018 Story
Screenplay
2017 Original Series Creator
2015 Characters
Writer
2013 Characters
2011 Characters
2010 Author
2009 Screenplay
Novel
2008 Characters
1997 Original Story
1996 Novel
1995 Characters
1994 Original Story
Characters
Comic Book
Characters
1993 Novel
Characters
Characters
1992 Characters
Novel
1991 Novel
Characters
Characters
1990 Writer
Characters
Novel
1989 Novel
Writer
1988 Comic Book
Writer
1987 Novel
1986 Novel
Writer
Writer
1985 Original Series Creator
1984 Original Series Creator
1981 Original Story
Comic Book
Year Role Movie/Tv

Visual Effects

Year Role Movie/Tv
2018 Character Designer
1988 Character Designer
Year Role Movie/Tv

Creator

Crew

Directing

Year Role Movie/Tv
1988 Director
Year Role Movie/Tv

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