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Encyclopedia > Akira Toriyama
Akira Toriyama
Born April 5, 1955 (1955-04-05) (age 52)
Kiyosu, Aichi, Japan
Residence Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Employer Shueisha, Bird Studio
Occupation Manga artist, game artist
Spouse Yoshimi[1]
Children 2 (son and daughter)
In this Japanese name, the family name is Toriyama.

Akira Toriyama (鳥山 明 Toriyama Akira?) born on April 5, 1955, in Kiyosu, Aichi, Japan,[2] is a widely known and acclaimed Japanese manga artist known mostly for his creation of the Dragon Ball manga, as well as the media franchise of the same name which he began in 1984. Toriyama's artwork is influenced by Osamu Tezuka's Astro Boy and Walt Disney's One Hundred and One Dalmatians.[2] If you hold the copyright to an image (e. ... is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... Kiyosu ) was a town located in Nishikasugai District, Aichi, Japan. ... For the company, see Aichi Steel Corporation. ... For the company, see Aichi Steel Corporation. ... Shueisha ) is a major publisher in Japan, headquartered in Tokyo. ... Mangaka ) is the Japanese word for a comic artist. ... A game artist is responsible for all of the aspects of game development that calls for visual art. ... Yamada Tarō (), a typical Japanese name (male), equivalent to John Smith in English. ... Last name redirects here. ... is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... Kiyosu ) was a town located in Nishikasugai District, Aichi, Japan. ... For the company, see Aichi Steel Corporation. ... Mangaka ) is the Japanese word for a comic artist. ... Son Goku Dragon Ball (ドラゴンボール) is a Japanese manga by Akira Toriyama serialized in the weekly anthology magazine, Weekly Shonen Jump, from 1984 to 1995 and originally collected into 42 individual books called Tankôbon. ... i eat poop alot A media franchise is an intellectual property involving the characters, setting, and trademarks of an original work of media (usually a work of fiction), such as a film, a work of literature, a television program, or a video game. ... Son Goku with the four-star Dragon Ball. ... Tezuka redirects here. ... This article is about the 1950s manga and 1960s anime. ... For the company founded by Disney, see The Walt Disney Company. ... This article is about the 1961 film. ...

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Biography

He debuted in 1979 with the story Wonder Island, published in Weekly Shonen Jump, and first gained popularity for the anime and manga series Dr. Slump, originally serialized weekly in Shonen Jump from 1980 to 1984. In 1982, he won the Shogakukan Manga Award for Dr. Slump for best shōnen or shōjo manga series of the year.[3] Weekly Shonen Jump, issue 17 2007 (Japanese version), featuring Luffy of One Piece on the cover JUMP SHOP Osaka Shop. ... Animé redirects here. ... This article is about the comics created in Japan. ... Serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump Original run 1980 – 1984 Volumes 18 TV anime: 1st series Director Minoru Okazaki, Shigeyasu Yamauchi Studio Toei Animation Network Fuji TV Original run 8 April 1981 – 19 February 1986 Episodes 243 TV anime: 2nd series Director Shigeyasu Yamauchi Studio Toei Animation Network Fuji TV Original... The Shogakukan Manga Award is one of Japans major manga awards sponsored by Shogakukan Publishing. ... Bleach , a well-known example of Shōnen manga This article is about the shōnen style of anime and manga. ... Page from long running shōjo manga Glass Mask by Suzue Miuchi, demonstrating archetypal shōjo art conventions Shōjo or shoujo ) is a term used in English to refer to manga and anime aimed at a female audience between the ages of 13 and 18. ...


In 1984, Toriyama was responsible for developing Dragon Ball which was initially serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump. It became an instant accomplishment—primarily selling over 35,000,000 copies in Japan, Dragon Ball eventually became a record-breaking best seller with over 120,000,000 copies sold.[4] Aside from the Japanese fame, the series was equally successful internationally as well, including in the United States and Latin America. Son Goku Dragon Ball (ドラゴンボール) is a Japanese manga by Akira Toriyama serialized in the weekly anthology magazine, Weekly Shonen Jump, from 1984 to 1995 and originally collected into 42 individual books called Tankôbon. ... The adjective global and adverb globally imply that the verb or noun to which they are applied applies to the entire Earth and all of its species and regions. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ...


Toriyama is mostly acknowledged for his major hit Dragon Ball. This work was one of the linchpins for what is accepted as the Golden Age of Jump. Its success "forced" Toriyama to continue working on Dragon Ball from 1984 to 1995. During that eleven-year period, he produced/519 chapters, collected into 42 volumes. Each volume has an average of 200 pages. Moreover, the benefit of the manga led to an animated television program; it brought forth the famed Dragon Ball Z, numerous feature-length animated movies, several video games, and mega-merchandising. Though Toriyama had been planning to end Dragon Ball for a long time, his editors agreed to let him end the manga so he could "take some new steps in life," as he put it.[5] Due to the series popularity, the anime still continued with Dragon Ball GT. Toriyama was still involved in the project by supervising its production, although in a limited way.[6] The Dragon Ball anime, including installments that followed, spawned over 500 episodes made in Japan, and are produced and licensed for North America and Australia by FUNimation. Dragon Ball ) is an anime that was produced in the late 1980s, being an adaptation of the first sixteen volumes of the Dragon Ball manga written and illustrated by Akira Toriyama and published in Japan in the Weekly Shonen Jump manga anthology comic. ... DBZ redirects here. ... The Dragon Ball films are animated films made based on the Dragon Ball manga and its three animated TV series, Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT. All Dragon Ball movies were originally released in Japan. ... The following is a list of video games pertaining to the Dragon Ball franchise created by Akira Toriyama. ... Original run February 7, 1996 – November 19, 1997 Episodes 64 Sagas Black Star Dragon Ball Saga Baby Saga Super 17 Saga Shadow Dragon Saga TV Special A Heros Legacy Dragon Ball GT ) is a Japanese anime-only sub-series of the Dragon Ball franchise created by Akira Toriyama. ... North American redirects here. ... FUNimation Entertainment (previously known as FUNimation Productions) is an American entertainment company formed by Gen Fukunaga in the early 1990s to produce, merchandise and distribute anime and other entertainment properties in the United States and international markets. ...


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 the United States). Toriyama has also served as the character designer for the Super Famicom RPG Chrono Trigger, and the fighting game Tobal No. 1 for the PlayStation (as well as its sequel, Tobal 2, released only in Japan), and continues to produce the occasional manga story. Dragon Quest logo Dragon Quest ), published as Dragon Warrior in North America until the 2005 release of Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King, is a series of role-playing games produced by Enix (now Square Enix). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Super Nintendo Entertainment System or Super NES (also called SNES and Super Nintendo) was a 16-bit video game console released by Nintendo in North America, Europe, Australasia, and Brazil between 1990 and 1993. ... Chrono Trigger ) is a console role-playing game developed and published by Square (now Square Enix) for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System video game console. ... Screenshot of The King of Fighters XI (2005, SNK Playmore). ... Tobal No. ... For other uses, see PlayStation (disambiguation). ... Tobal 2 is a fighting game released by Squaresoft in Japan in 1997. ...


His works after Dragon Ball tend to be short (100-200 page) stories, including Cowa!, Kajika, and Sand Land, as well as one-shots, like Neko Majin. Serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump Original run 1997 – 1998 No. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump Original run 2000 – 2000 No. ... Serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump, Monthly Shonen Jump, Shonen Jump Original run April 1999 – February 2005 No. ...


He was the character designer for Dragon Quest Swords for the Nintendo Wii, Dragon Quest IX for the NDS, and the Mistwalker Xbox 360 exclusive RPG Blue Dragon. The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is the fifth home video game console released by Nintendo. ... Dragon Quest IX Hoshizora no Mamoribito , lit. ... NDS redirects here. ... Mistwalker ) is a Japanese video game development studio started by Hironobu Sakaguchi (the creator of the popular Final Fantasy series) in 2004 with the financial backing of Microsoft. ... It has been suggested that Xbox 360 Elite be merged into this article or section. ... For other uses, see Blue Dragon (disambiguation). ...


Toriyama worked on a one-shot called Cross Epoch, in cooperation with One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda. The story is a short crossover that presents characters from both One Piece and Dragon Ball respectively. In the American comic book industry, the term one-shot is used to denote a pilot comic or a stand-alone story created to last as one issue. ... One piece redirects here. ... Eiichiro Oda , born January 1, 1975 in Kumamoto, Kumamoto) is a Japanese manga artist, best known as the creator of the manga and anime One Piece. ... In comic books, an intercompany crossover (also called cross-company or company crossover) is a comic or series of comics where characters published by one company meet those published by another (for example, DC Comics Superman meeting Marvels Spider-Man). ...


Recently, Toriyama and his studio have begun developing Dragon Ball Online, an MMORPG follow-up to the Dragon Ball manga, with Bandai Namco Games and NTL for release in South Korea and Japan. The game will act as a direct sequel to the manga, and Toriyama will be supervising all aspects of the game, from storyline and setting to character and location designs.[7] In a press conferance in South Korea on February 14th, 2008, Kazuhiko Torishima, the director of Shueisha (and Toriyama's original editor), stated that Toriyama had immersed himself in creating character designs and providing editorial supervision for the game for the past five years.[8] Dragon Ball Online ) (officially abbreviated as DBO) is a MMORPG being developed simultaneously in Japan and South Korea by NTL, based on the anime and manga series Dragon Ball. ... An image from World of Warcraft, one of the largest commercial MMORPGs as of 2004, based on active subscriptions. ... Namco Bandai Holdings, Inc. ...


The name of Toriyama's studio is Bird Studio, which is a play on his name, meaning "Bird Mountain". 鳥 tori means "bird" and 山 yama means "mountain". 明 akira means "intelligent" or "brightness". Toriyama does almost all of the work in Bird Studio; his assistant does mostly backgrounds. The studio has not been very active over the last few years and has only done occasional one-shots.


In an interview with Shonen Jump, Toriyama revealed that he does not consider what is to occur in proceeding chapters of his stories.[9]


Selected bibliography

Manga

Name Year Collected
Awawa World 1977 Unpublished
Wonder Island 1978-1979 2 One-shots
Today's Highlight Island 1979 One-shot
Tomato 1979 One-shot
Hetappi 1982, 1 tankōbon, drawing lesson - Co-author: Akira Sakuma
Dr. Slump 1980-1985 18 tankōbon, kanzenban
Escape 1981 One-shot
Pola & Roid 1981 One-shot
Pink 1982 One-shot
Mad Matic 1982 One-shot
Chobit 1983 2 One-shots, This is not to be confused with the later Chobits, by Clamp
Dragon Boy 1983 2 One-shots
Tongpoo 1983 One-shot
Akira Toriyama's Manga Theater Vol.1 1983 1 tankōbon
Dragon Ball 1984-1995 42 tankōbon, later reassembled into 34 kanzenban special editions
Mr. Ho 1986 One-shot
Lady Red 1987 3 one-shots, adult gag manga
Kennosuke-sama 1987 One-shot
Sonchoh 1987 One-shot
Mamejiro 1988 One-shot
Akira Toriyama's Manga Theater Vol.2 1988 1 tankōbon
Karamaru 1989 One-shot
Wolf 1990, One-shot
Cashman Saving Soldier 1991 3 one-shots - 1998, 1 tankōbon
Dub & Peter 1 1992 4 one-shots
Go!Go!Ackman 1993 11 one-shots
Chotto Kaettekita Dr. Slump 1994-1997 4 slim tankōbon
Tokimecha 1996, One-shot
Alien X-Peke 1997, One-shot
Bubul 1997 One-shot
Akira Toriyama's Manga Theater Vol.3 1997 1 tankōbon
Cowa! 1997-1998 1 tankōbon
Cashman Saving Soldier/New Cashman Saving Soldier 1998 1 tankōbon
Tahi Mahi 1998 1 tankōbon
Kajika 1998 1 tankōbon
Neko Majin 1999-2005 5 one-shots, 1 tankōbon/kanzenban
Sand Land 2000 1 tankōbon
Bitch's Life 2001 1 illustration
Kochikame 2006, One-shot, omake
Cross Epoch 2006 One-shot
Untitled Masakazu Katsura Collaboration 2008 One-shot

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Video games (character design)

Dragon Quest logo Dragon Quest ), published as Dragon Warrior in North America until the 2005 release of Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King, is a series of role-playing games produced by Enix (now Square Enix). ... The Enix Corporation ) was a company that produced Japanese video games and manga. ... SQUARE ENIX (Japanese: スクウェア・エニックス) is a Japanese producer of popular video games and manga. ... For the video game system, see Nintendo Entertainment System. ... “NES” redirects here. ... The Super Nintendo Entertainment System or Super NES (also called SNES and Super Nintendo) was a 16-bit video game console released by Nintendo in North America, Europe, Australasia, and Brazil between 1990 and 1993. ... The Game Boy Color , shortened to GBC) is Nintendos successor to the Game Boy and was released on October 21, 1998 in Japan and in November of 1998 in the United States and 1999 in Europe. ... “GBA” redirects here. ... NDS redirects here. ... Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $66. ... For other uses, see PlayStation (disambiguation). ... PS2 redirects here. ... The Wii (pronounced as the pronoun we, IPA: ) is the fifth home video game console released by Nintendo. ... Dragon Quest Monsters ) or Dragon Warrior Monsters as its known in North America is a spin off series of the Dragon Quest games. ... The Enix Corporation ) was a company that produced Japanese video games and manga. ... SQUARE ENIX (Japanese: スクウェア・エニックス) is a Japanese producer of popular video games and manga. ... For the video game system, see Nintendo Entertainment System. ... For the entire Game Boy series of handheld consoles, see Game Boy line. ... The Game Boy Color , shortened to GBC) is Nintendos successor to the Game Boy and was released on October 21, 1998 in Japan and in November of 1998 in the United States and 1999 in Europe. ... “GBA” redirects here. ... NDS redirects here. ... Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $66. ... For other uses, see PlayStation (disambiguation). ... Chrono Trigger ) is a console role-playing game developed and published by Square (now Square Enix) for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System video game console. ... Square Company, Limited ) was a Japanese video game company founded in September of 1983 by Masafumi Miyamoto and Hironobu Sakaguchi. ... SQUARE ENIX (Japanese: スクウェア・エニックス) is a Japanese producer of popular video games and manga. ... For the video game system, see Nintendo Entertainment System. ... The Super Nintendo Entertainment System or Super NES (also called SNES and Super Nintendo) was a 16-bit video game console released by Nintendo in North America, Europe, Australasia, and Brazil between 1990 and 1993. ... Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $66. ... For other uses, see PlayStation (disambiguation). ... Tobal No. ... Square Company, Limited ) was a Japanese video game company founded in September of 1983 by Masafumi Miyamoto and Hironobu Sakaguchi. ... For other uses, see Blue Dragon (disambiguation). ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... It has been suggested that Xbox 360 Elite be merged into this article or section. ... Mistwalker ) is a Japanese video game development studio started by Hironobu Sakaguchi (the creator of the popular Final Fantasy series) in 2004 with the financial backing of Microsoft. ... Artoon logo Artoon is a computer and video game third-party developer established in 1999. ... This article is about the Final Fantasy franchise. ... Hironobu Sakaguchi ) (born November 25, 1962) is a Japanese game designer, game director and game producer. ...

Children's books

Toccio the Angel ) is a Japanese childrens book by Akira Toriyama. ...

Blue Dragon

Toriyama announced that his help with the making of the Blue Dragon anime may very well be his final assistance in anime. In his own words, he said: For other uses, see Blue Dragon (disambiguation). ... Animé redirects here. ...

The offer to direct an animated version of Blue Dragon came in February of last year. Studio Pierrot approached me regarding it. I knew that Sakaguchi had been working on assembling staff to produce a game, although at the time Blue Dragon hadn't yet been formally announced. According to the materials, it was to be a fantasy world like Lord of the Rings, with a detailed world view and story.

This may be my final anime, I'm a little worried (about it). There's incredible pressure, but at the same time, there's a sense of accomplishment — that it's worth doing. Blue Dragon will be a masterpiece, not simply because I'm working hard on it, but because the staff is expecting nothing less.[10] Founded in 1979, Studio Pierrot (スタジオぴえろ) is a Japanese animation company. ... This article is about the novel. ...

Blue Dragon began airing on TV Tokyo on April 7, 2007, featuring a different vocal cast than that used for the game. It is scheduled for 51 episodes.[11] On April 16, 2007, Viz Media secured the license for the anime adaptation[12] and was originally set be released in both North America and Europe later on in the year, but that did not happen.[13] The anime is now set to premiere in the United States, on Cartoon Network, on March 28, 2008.[14] The logo of TV Tokyo. ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 106th day of the year (107th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Viz Media, LLC, headquartered in San Francisco, California, is a major American anime, manga and Japanese entertainment company formed by the merger of Viz, LLC, and ShoPro Entertainment. ... For Cartoon Network outside of the United States, see Cartoon Network around the world. ... is the 87th day of the year (88th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ...


Notes and references

  1. ^ Spouse listed as "Yoshimi" in Dr. Slump manga, volume 18
  2. ^ a b Anime 3000 Biography
  3. ^ 小学館漫画賞:歴代受賞者 (Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved on 2007-08-19.
  4. ^ Shonen Jump
  5. ^ Referenced in Dragon Ball manga, volume 26, page 244 — ISBN 1-4215-0636-X
  6. ^ Akira Toriyama at http://www.myfavoritegames.com/
  7. ^ Bandai Namco Games, "Dragon Ball Online" Officialy Announced, Akira Toriyama to Supervise All Aspects, Service to Start in South Korea in Summer of 2007, Japan in 2008 (バンダイナムコゲームス、「ドラゴンボールオンライン」を正式発表鳥山明氏全面監修、韓国で2007年夏、日本で2008年サービス開始予定?)
  8. ^ Dragon Ball Online South Korean Press Conferance Report, "It was announced that for five years Akira Toriyama had immersed himself in making character designs and providing editorial supervision for the game, and the author himself revealed that he was concentrating his effort on Dragon Ball Online!" (この5年間、本作のキャラクターデザインや監修ワークに没頭していた鳥山氏のエピソードも披露され、原作者自らがこのドラゴンボールオンラインに力を注いでいることが明らかに!?)
  9. ^ Shonen Jump: Oct. 2007 issue, page 360
  10. ^ Blue Dragon, Toriyama's Final Anime? at http://kotaku.com/
  11. ^ Anime News Network: Blue Dragon (anime). Retrieved on 2008-03-26.
  12. ^ Anime News Network: Viz Media Acquires Blue Dragon Anime. Retrieved on 2008-03-26.
  13. ^ Anime News Network: Viz Media Named Master Licensor for Blue Dragon Anime. Retrieved on 2008-03-26.
  14. ^ Cartoon Network's Schedule. Retrieved on 2008-03-26.

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