About the Author
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, most recently, Blue Dragon
. His recent manga works include COWA!
, Sand Land
, Neko Majin
, and a children's book, Toccio the Angel
. He lives with his family in Japan.