Akira Toriyama

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Akira Toriyama is a Japanese manga artist and character designer.wikipedia
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Dragon Ball

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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.
Dragon Ball is a Japanese media franchise created by Akira Toriyama in 1984.

Dr. Slump

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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.
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Chrono Trigger

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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. He has also served as the character designer for the Super Famicom RPG Chrono Trigger and for the fighting games Tobal No. 1 and Tobal 2 for the PlayStation.
Chrono Trigger development team included three designers that Square dubbed the "Dream Team": Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator of Square's successful Final Fantasy series; Yuji Horii, a freelance designer and creator of Enix's popular Dragon Quest series; and Akira Toriyama, a manga artist famed for his work with Dragon Quest and Dragon Ball.

Dragon Quest

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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.
Dragon Quest has had the same general lead development team since its inception in the 1980s, as scenario writer and game designer Yuji Horii, character designer Akira Toriyama, and music composer Koichi Sugiyama have handled their respective roles on every major game in the series.

List of best-selling manga

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Having sold 250–300 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.

Arale Norimaki

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It follows the adventures of a perverted professor and his small but super-strong robot Arale.
Arale Norimaki is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Dr. Slump manga series, created by Akira Toriyama.

Dragon Ball GT

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The third anime adaptation, Dragon Ball GT, was not based on his manga; however, Toriyama was still involved in coming up with the name and designing the main cast.
Dragon Ball GT is a Japanese anime series based on Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball manga.

List of Dragon Ball films

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Moreover, the success of the manga led to five anime adaptations, several animated movies, numerous video games, and mega-merchandising.
This is a list of films based on the Dragon Ball franchise that began with the manga of the same name created by Akira Toriyama in 1984.

Shogakukan Manga Award

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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.

List of Dragon Ball video games

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Moreover, the success of the manga led to five anime adaptations, several animated movies, numerous video games, and mega-merchandising.
The Dragon Ball video game series are based on the manga and anime series of the same name created by Akira Toriyama.

Shōnen manga

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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.
Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball (1984–1995) is credited with setting the trend of popular shōnen manga from the 1980s onward, with manga critic Jason Thompson in 2011 calling it "by far the most influential shōnen manga of the last 30 years."

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Akira Toriyama is a Japanese manga artist and character designer.
An example of this is Akira Toriyama and his former editor Kazuhiko Torishima.

Kazuhiko Torishima

While it did not win, Kazuhiko Torishima, who would later become his editor, contacted him and gave him encouragement.
He is mostly associated with works from the manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump, for which he was editor-in-chief from 1996 to 2001, and is best known for being author Akira Toriyama's editor during the run of Dr. Slump and through the first half of Dragon Ball.

Cowa!

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All of Toriyama's manga after Dragon Ball tend to be short (100–200-page) stories, including Cowa!, Kajika, and Sand Land.
is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Akira Toriyama.

Sand Land

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All of Toriyama's manga after Dragon Ball tend to be short (100–200-page) stories, including Cowa!, Kajika, and Sand Land.
Sand Land is a short manga series written and illustrated by Akira Toriyama.

Tobal No. 1

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He has also served as the character designer for the Super Famicom RPG Chrono Trigger and for the fighting games Tobal No. 1 and Tobal 2 for the PlayStation.
The game's mechanics were designed with the aid of fighter game designer Seiichi Ishii, while all the characters were designed by Akira Toriyama of Dragon Ball fame.

Kajika

All of Toriyama's manga after Dragon Ball tend to be short (100–200-page) stories, including Cowa!, Kajika, and Sand Land.
Kajika is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Akira Toriyama.

Eiichiro Oda

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He worked on a 2006 one-shot called Cross Epoch, in cooperation with One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda.
His biggest influence is Akira Toriyama and his series Dragon Ball.

Dragonball Evolution

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Avex Trax commissioned Toriyama to draw a portrait of pop singer Ayumi Hamasaki; it was printed on the CD of her 2009 single "Rule/Sparkle", which was used as the theme song to the American live-action Dragonball Evolution film.
The film is based on the Japanese Dragon Ball manga created by Akira Toriyama, and stars Justin Chatwin, Emmy Rossum, James Marsters, Jamie Chung, Chow Yun-fat, Joon Park, and Eriko Tamura.

One Piece

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He worked on a 2006 one-shot called Cross Epoch, in cooperation with One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda.
Oda teamed up with Akira Toriyama to create a single crossover of One Piece and Toriyama's Dragon Ball.

Dragon Ball Super

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Toriyama currently writes the story for Dragon Ball Super, which began in V Jump in June 2015.
Its overall plot outline is written by Dragon Ball franchise creator Akira Toriyama, and is a sequel to his original Dragon Ball manga and the Dragon Ball Z television series.

Jaco the Galactic Patrolman

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To celebrate the 45th anniversary of Weekly Shōnen Jump, Toriyama launched a new series in its July 13 issue titled Jaco the Galactic Patrolman.
Jaco the Galactic Patrolman is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Akira Toriyama.

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods

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Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, the series' first theatrical film in 17 years, opened on March 30, 2013 and marks the first time Toriyama has been deeply involved in an animation, in this case as early as the screenwriting stages.
Battle of Gods was the first film considered an official part of the Dragon Ball storyline, being set during the time skip in chapter 517 of the original manga, with original creator Akira Toriyama deeply involved.

List of Dragon Ball characters

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Some were used as models for characters he created such as Karin and Beerus.
The Dragon Ball manga series features an ensemble cast of characters created by Akira Toriyama.

Blue Dragon (video game)

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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.
It also features art from Akira Toriyama, the creator of Dragon Ball and visual character and monster designer and illustrator of both the Dragon Quest series and Chrono Trigger.