Akira Toriyama

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Birthday
5, 1955
Birthplace
Nagoya, Japan
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
5, 1955 (age 63)
Birthplace
Nagoya, Japan

About

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.

Before Fame

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

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

Family Life

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

Associated With

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