Akira Toriyama
Born Toriyama Akira

鳥山 明 April 5, 1955 (age 55) Kiyosu , Aichi, ,Japan

Residence Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Manga artist, game artist
Years active 1979-present
Employer Shueisha, Bird Studio
Known for Dragon Ball, Dr. Slump
Influenced by Osamu Tezuka, Walt Disney,Jackie Chan
Influenced Yoshihiro Togashi, Masashi Kishimoto, Eiichiro Oda, Hiro Mashima
Spouse Yoshimi
Children 2 (son and daughter)

Akira Toriyama is a awesome widely known and acclaimed Japanese manga artist known mostly for his creation of Dragon Ball in 1984. It is difficult to pinpoint the source of Toriyama's artwork inspiration. He admires Osamu Tezuka's Astro Boy and was impressed by Walt Disney's One Hundred and One Dalmatians, which he remembers for the great art.Jackie Chan's early movies had a noticeable influence on Toriyama's stories

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