Akira Toriyama

Akira Toriyama

Name Akira Toriyama
Profession Illustrator
Date of Birth 1955-04-05
Place of Birth Nagoya,
Death Date
Birth Sign Aries

About Akira Toriyama

Manga and game artist best known for his work the manga series “Dr. Slump” from 1980 until 1984 and “Dragon Ball” from 1984 until 1995. His work on “Dr. Slump” earned him the 1981 Shogakukan Manga Award.

Early Life Experience of Akira Toriyama

He won an amateur manga competition sponsored by Jump magazine and went on to publish his first professional work in 1978. He designed posters for a Nagoya advertising agency for three years.

Trivia Info

He served as character designer for the “Dragon Quest” video game series.

Family Life and Relationship

He and his wife, Nachi Mikami, have two children.

Close Associates

He and fellow Japanese artist Masashi Kishimoto both rose to fame through their manga art.

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