|Widely known all over the world for his
playful, innovative storytelling and humorous, distinctive art style,
Dragon Ball creator 'Akira Toriyama'
is also known in his native Japan as the creator of the widely popular
'Dr. Slump', his previous manga series about the adventures of a mad
scientist and his android '"daughter". His hit series Dragon
Ball ran from 1984 to 1995 in Shueisha's weekly Shonan Jump magazine.
He is also known for his design work on the video games such as Dragon
Warrior, Chrono Trigger and Tobal No. 1. He lives with his family
in Tokyo, Japan.
is considered a shy person. He prefers the rural country setting to
the city. He also prefers warm weather to cold. The country is where
he gets his settings for Dragonball. Toriyama
in his free time enjoys spending time with his family, building models,
and playing video games. He also likes pets including cats, dogs,
and birds. Recently as of 1997 he has taken up taking care of tropical
fish. After quitting Dragonball he currently works as a consultant
for Dragonball GT, a series he had nothing to do with. The series
was created by Bandai for younger audience. He has worked on several
short stories such as "Alien X" and "Cowa". Currently
Toriyama is working on a manga series
called "Kajika". It doesn't look like Akira
will stop drawing anytime soon.