History Creator / AkiraToriyama

28th Aug '17 5:17:50 PM GrammarNavi
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Notably, a lot of the Mangaka that first started in TheNineties were inspired by him, including YoshihiroTogashi (''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', ''Manga/HunterXHunter'', ''Manga/LevelE''), Creator/MasashiKishimoto (''Manga/{{Naruto}}''), and even Creator/EiichiroOda (''Manga/OnePiece''). In fact, Akira Toriyama and Eiichiro Oda worked together on a Manga in 2006 called ''Manga/CrossEpoch'', a crossover that contains ''Dragon Ball'' and ''One Piece'' characters. Considering that some of these Mangaka have already started to inspire others to join the Shonen industry, you could call him the God of Shonen manga.[[note]]Though if you think about it, there are three mangaka who would be considered the God of manga period. Osamu Tezuka is the father, Go Nagai is the son and Akira Toriyama is the holy spirit. Eiichiro Oda is the pope or something, while the followers with popular shonen series' (like the ones influenced above) are high priests.[[/note]]

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Notably, a lot of the Mangaka that first started in TheNineties were inspired by him, including YoshihiroTogashi Creator/YoshihiroTogashi (''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', ''Manga/HunterXHunter'', ''Manga/LevelE''), Creator/MasashiKishimoto (''Manga/{{Naruto}}''), and even Creator/EiichiroOda (''Manga/OnePiece''). In fact, Akira Toriyama and Eiichiro Oda worked together on a Manga in 2006 called ''Manga/CrossEpoch'', a crossover that contains ''Dragon Ball'' and ''One Piece'' characters. Considering that some of these Mangaka have already started to inspire others to join the Shonen industry, you could call him the God of Shonen manga.[[note]]Though if you think about it, there are three mangaka who would be considered the God of manga period. Osamu Tezuka is the father, Go Nagai is the son and Akira Toriyama is the holy spirit. Eiichiro Oda is the pope or something, while the followers with popular shonen series' (like the ones influenced above) are high priests.[[/note]]
26th Aug '17 4:13:56 PM dotchan
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Toriyama is known largely for his art style; while Toriyama suffers heavily from being able to draw OnlySixFaces, his artwork is ''very'' stylized, and thus is hard to imitate without lots of careful study and practice.

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Toriyama is known largely for his art style; while Toriyama suffers heavily from being able to draw OnlySixFaces, OnlySixFaces[[note]]However, this is a problem restricted to humanoid characters, and he is careful to give them distinct silhouettes to compensate; his monster and vehicle designs are where he really shines as an artist.[[/note]], his artwork is ''very'' stylized, and thus is hard to imitate without lots of careful study and practice.
1st Aug '17 8:50:41 AM gjjones
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!!Akira Toriyama is associated with the following:

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!!Akira Toriyama is associated with the following:
and his career provide examples of:



* ExecutiveMeddling: His editors frequently made him change ideas that they felt were unwise or simply didn't like. It's the reason why, in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', the Androids Trunks came back to fight were #19 and 20, then, no, actually they were #17 and 18, and then Cell appeared, and then he had several transformations.... In each case, it was Toriyama's editor (Yū Kondō in this example) going, "Yeah, no. Try something else." His editor for the Buu arc was comparatively lenient, which is perhaps why the story in that part is DenserAndWackier, as well as all over the place from a narrative standpoint. On the other hand, he did insist that Toriyama give up on his plan for Gohan to replace Goku as the main character (the ending of the Cell arc was meant to be a PassingTheTorch moment).



* ReclusiveArtist: He's "not good with people", and prefers the company of his family and pets to others. To understand why, you need look no further than [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JOnoZXtIN8 this 1983 interview]] on ''Tetsuko's Room'' shortly after he got married: the awkward silence is ''amazing''. Initially, he (grudgingly) allowed himself to be photographed, and even portrayed himself as something of a character in his own right, but he evidently became so overwhelmed by his fame during ''Manga/DragonBall'' that he stopped showing his face in photographs and only rarely makes public appearances. The one good photo we have of him from the past ''two decades'' is from 2002, when he went to New York for the launch of the North American ''Shonen Jump'' magazine. He goes out in public so rarely that he's occasionally rumored dead by fans panicked at his (deliberate) lack of statements or creative output.
** 201314 is a rare exception for him in that he's given a plethora of interviews (at least 10) in connection with ''Anime/DragonBallZ: Battle of Gods'' and ''JacoTheGalacticPatrolman'', but he's still as unwilling to show his face as ever.



* ShrugOfGod: A lot of his tidbits and answers to questions from interviewers regarding elements of the Dragon Ball Universe are notoriously noncommittal and speculative, unknowingly [[InternetBackdraft driving fans up the wall]].



* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Mice?]]: So great is his fear of mice that an infestation practically chased him out of his house, which made his work suffer since he kept his manuscripts in his study.

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* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Mice?]]: WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: So great is his fear of mice that an infestation practically chased him out of his house, which made his work suffer since he kept his manuscripts in his study.


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* WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants: Toriyama has admitted that he ''never'' planned anything out and made it up as he went along. The fact that this actually worked is quite impressive.
26th Jul '17 1:11:37 PM dlchen145
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If Creator/OsamuTezuka is the father of Japanese comics (and a good number of genres therein), then Akira Toriyama (born 1955) in is the father of modern {{Shonen}} comics.

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If Creator/OsamuTezuka is the father of Japanese comics (and a good number of genres therein), then Akira Toriyama (born April 5, 1955) in is the father of modern {{Shonen}} comics.
11th Jul '17 3:48:53 PM Sabrewing
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Other known hits where he has worked on the video game side include ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' (with ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'' departing from his artwork) and the ClicheStorm that is ''VideoGame/BlueDragon'' that managed to double into TheAnimeOfTheGame.

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Other known hits where he has worked on the video game side include ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'' (with ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'' departing from his artwork) and the ClicheStorm that is ''VideoGame/BlueDragon'' that managed to double into TheAnimeOfTheGame.
TheAnimeOfTheGame. The ''VideoGame/{{Tobal}}'' series wasn't nearly as much of a hit.
24th Jun '17 2:25:01 PM nombretomado
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** It gets better. When Yuji Horii approached Toriyama's editor Torishima about finding an artist to draw the characters for the [[Franchise/DragonQuest new game he was working on]], Torishima told him there was someone who was absolutely ''thrilled'' to get the chance. Toriyama was none the wiser.

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** It gets better. When Yuji Horii approached Toriyama's editor Torishima about finding an artist to draw the characters for the [[Franchise/DragonQuest [[VideoGame/DragonQuest new game he was working on]], Torishima told him there was someone who was absolutely ''thrilled'' to get the chance. Toriyama was none the wiser.
25th May '17 8:05:10 PM KingClark
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25th May '17 8:05:02 PM KingClark
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* OnlySixFaces: Which he mocks in ''Manga/DoctorSlump''

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* OnlySixFaces: Which he mocks in ''Manga/DoctorSlump''''Manga/DoctorSlump''.
22nd Dec '16 2:10:19 AM ElectroKraken
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Notably, a lot of the Mangaka that first started in TheNineties were inspired by him, including YoshihiroTogashi (''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', ''Manga/HunterXHunter'', ''Manga/LevelE''), MasashiKishimoto (''Manga/{{Naruto}}''), and even Creator/EiichiroOda (''Manga/OnePiece''). In fact, Akira Toriyama and Eiichiro Oda worked together on a Manga in 2006 called ''Manga/CrossEpoch'', a crossover that contains ''Dragon Ball'' and ''One Piece'' characters. Considering that some of these Mangaka have already started to inspire others to join the Shonen industry, you could call him the God of Shonen manga.[[note]]Though if you think about it, there are three mangaka who would be considered the God of manga period. Osamu Tezuka is the father, Go Nagai is the son and Akira Toriyama is the holy spirit. Eiichiro Oda is the pope or something, while the followers with popular shonen series' (like the ones influenced above) are high priests.[[/note]]

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Notably, a lot of the Mangaka that first started in TheNineties were inspired by him, including YoshihiroTogashi (''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', ''Manga/HunterXHunter'', ''Manga/LevelE''), MasashiKishimoto Creator/MasashiKishimoto (''Manga/{{Naruto}}''), and even Creator/EiichiroOda (''Manga/OnePiece''). In fact, Akira Toriyama and Eiichiro Oda worked together on a Manga in 2006 called ''Manga/CrossEpoch'', a crossover that contains ''Dragon Ball'' and ''One Piece'' characters. Considering that some of these Mangaka have already started to inspire others to join the Shonen industry, you could call him the God of Shonen manga.[[note]]Though if you think about it, there are three mangaka who would be considered the God of manga period. Osamu Tezuka is the father, Go Nagai is the son and Akira Toriyama is the holy spirit. Eiichiro Oda is the pope or something, while the followers with popular shonen series' (like the ones influenced above) are high priests.[[/note]]
7th Dec '16 7:52:48 PM DYellowMadness
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If Creator/OsamuTezuka is the father of Japanese comics (and a good number of genres therein), then Akira Toriyama (born 1955) in is the father of modern {{Shonen}} manga.

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If Creator/OsamuTezuka is the father of Japanese comics (and a good number of genres therein), then Akira Toriyama (born 1955) in is the father of modern {{Shonen}} manga.
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