COMIC ARTIST

Akira Toriyama

1955 - Today

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Akira Toriyama (鳥山 明, Toriyama Akira, born April 5, 1955) is a Japanese manga artist and character designer. 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Akira Toriyama has received more than 2,976,828 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Akira Toriyama is the 8th most popular comic artist (up from 9th in 2019), the 79th most popular biography from Japan (up from 85th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Japanese Comic Artist.

Akira Toriyama is most famous for his manga series, Dragon Ball.

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Among COMIC ARTISTS

Among comic artists, Akira Toriyama ranks 8 out of 174Before him are Albert Uderzo, Hergé, René Goscinny, Osamu Tezuka, Joseph Barbera, and Carl Barks. After him are Jean Giraud, Matt Groening, Peyo, Hugo Pratt, Bob Kane, and Jack Kirby.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1955, Akira Toriyama ranks 21Before him are Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Willem Dafoe, Ornella Muti, Mo Yan, Isabelle Adjani, and Li Keqiang. After him are Chow Yun-fat, Gary Sinise, Donatella Versace, Ludovico Einaudi, Liu Xiaobo, and Mark David Chapman.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Akira Toriyama ranks 79 out of 5,560Before him are Tsutomu Yamaguchi (1916), Tokugawa Yoshinobu (1837), Nichiren (1222), Dōgen (1200), Kane Tanaka (1903), and Kenji Mizoguchi (1898). After him are Paulo Miki (1564), Hasekura Tsunenaga (1571), Tomoe Gozen (1157), Emperor Annei (-577), Tarō Asō (1940), and Hideki Yukawa (1907).

Among COMIC ARTISTS In Japan

Among comic artists born in Japan, Akira Toriyama ranks 2Before him are Osamu Tezuka (1928). After him are Tsugumi Ohba (1950), Rumiko Takahashi (1957), Leiji Matsumoto (1938), Go Nagai (1945), Masashi Kishimoto (1974), Eiichiro Oda (1975), Monkey Punch (1937), Shotaro Ishinomori (1938), Yoshihiro Togashi (1966), and Katsuhiro Otomo (1954).