Biography of Akira Toriyama~Dragon Ball Comic Creator

Akira Toriyama was born in Aichi Prefecture, Japan, April 5, 1955, he was one of the legendary mangaka in Japan and even the world. It spawned many great works, including Dragon Ball, Fox Tale, and Blue Dragon. He also had to make a character for a video game that was then appointed also to the manga and anime, the Dragon Quest.

Akira Toriyama debuted in 1979 with his work entitled Wonder Island, published by Shonen Jump weekly. The first time he got fame through the manga and anime series Dr. Slump which originally appeared as a weekly series in Shonen Jump in 1980-1984.

In 1982, he received the Shogakukan Manga Award for Dr. Slump as best manga shonen and shojo category Manga Series of the Year. It is difficult to determine the source of inspiration of the artwork of Akira Toriyama, he greatly admired the work of Osamu Tezuka's Astro Boy and was impressed by Walt Disney among 101 Dalmantians which he remembered as a great work of art.
Akira Toriyama,Dragon Ball
Early films Jackie Chan also has a real influence on his work. Interestingly works other mangaka actually influenced by the work of Akira sensei. Mangaka Yoshihiro Togashi like (Hunter x Hunter), Eiichiro Oda (One Piece), Masashi Kishimoto (Naruto), Hiro Mashima (Fairy Tail), Yoshio Sawai (Bobobo Bobobo-bo) and Tite Kubo (Bleach),

Akira Toriyama is recognized mostly for his work main Dragon Ball. This is one of the works that penjadi drive wheel to Akira Toriyama himself who received the "Golden Age of Jump". The awards managed to push him to continue Dragon Ball from 1984 to 1995. During the period of 11 years, he produced 519 chapters collected in 42 volumes. Each volume has an average of 200 pages. . It became a major achievement since sold over 35 million copies in Japan, Dragon Ball eventually achieve the best sales record with more than 120 million copies sold. In addition to well-known in Japan, the series was also successful internationally, including in Europe in 1988, North America and Canada in 1996. In addition, benefits and other impacts of the manga he is producing three anime adaptation, animation films, some video games, and its merchandise.

Although he had been planning to end Dragon Ball for a long time, finally editors agreed to let him end the manga it, so that he could "take some new steps in his life" as he said. The third anime adaptation, Dragon Ball GT is not based on a manga, but Akira Toriyama was still involved with overseeing the project despite limited production. Anime Dragon Ball, including the sequel, spawning 500 episodes were made ​​in Japan. Manufactured and licensed for North America and Australia by FUNimation.

His works after Dragon Ball tend to be short (100-200 pages) including Cowa, Kajika !, and Sand Land, as well as the work of one-shot, like Neko Majin. Akira Toriyama worked on a one-shot called Cross Epoch, in collaboration with One Piece author Eiichiro Oda. Crossover short story presents the character of each of both the One Piece and Dragon Ball.