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Posted by Ari-Gold TH STAFF Friday, March 8, 2024

Legendary creator of Dragon Ball series Akira Toriyama dead at 68


The manga community mourns the loss of Akira Toriyama, the visionary behind beloved works like Dragon Ball and Dragon Quest. Toriyama, 68, succumbed to a blood clot in his brain on March 1, as confirmed by his studio, Bird Studio.

Toriyama's contributions to manga and anime are unparalleled. His seminal creation, Dragon Ball, captured the hearts of millions worldwide since its debut in 1984. The adventures of Son Goku and his quest for the mystical dragon balls became a cultural phenomenon, inspiring generations of fans.

Beyond Dragon Ball, Toriyama's influence extended to gaming with Dragon Quest and Chrono Trigger, cementing his status as a creative force. Despite his passing, Toriyama's impact endures through ongoing projects like Dragon Ball Daima and Sand Land, which continue to celebrate his artistic vision.

His passing reverberated across the globe, with tributes pouring in from fellow manga artists, Japanese officials, and fans alike. Toriyama's legacy as a pioneer in Japanese pop culture remains intact, leaving an indelible mark on the industry he helped shape.

As we bid farewell to a true legend, Akira Toriyama's legacy will continue to inspire and captivate audiences for generations to come.

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