Renowned worldwide for his playful, innovative storytelling and
humorous, distinctive art style, Akira Toriyama burst onto the
manga scene in 1980 with the wildly popular Dr. Slump. His
hit series Dragon Ball (published in the U.S. as Dragon
Ball and Dragon Ball Z) ran from 1984 to 1995 in
Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. He is also known for
his design work on video games such as Dragon Quest, Chrono
Trigger, Tobal No. 1 and Blue Dragon. His recent manga
works include COWA!, Kajika, Sand Land, Neko Majin, Jaco
the Galactic Patrolman and a children's book, Toccio the
Angel. He lives with his family in Japan.
Toyotarou created the manga adaptation for the Dragon Ball Z anime's 2015 film, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F. He is also the author of the spin-off series Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission, which debuted in V-Jump in Japan in November 2012.