History Creator / AkiraToriyama

26th Jul '16 2:51:39 AM WolfThunder
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* SelfDeprecation: When his AuthorAvatar went to the future in ''Manga/DoctorSlump'', it turned out that his future self has changed his profession to [[spoiler:beggar]].* VitriolicBestBuds: With Artist Creator/MasakazuKatsura, just look at their interview on their joint projects (''Sachie-chan'' and ''Jiya'') and notice how they nag each other to death.

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* SelfDeprecation: When his AuthorAvatar went to the future in ''Manga/DoctorSlump'', it turned out that his future self has changed his profession to [[spoiler:beggar]].[[spoiler:beggar]].
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Artist Creator/MasakazuKatsura, just look at their interview on their joint projects (''Sachie-chan'' and ''Jiya'') and notice how they nag each other to death.
20th Jul '16 3:19:46 AM gjjones
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* SelfDeprecation: When his AuthorAvatar went to the future in ''Manga/DoctorSlump'', it turned out that his future self has changed his profession to [[spoiler:beggar]].
* 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]].
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Artist Creator/MasakazuKatsura, just look at their interview on their joint projects (''Sachie-chan'' and ''Jiya'') and notice how they nag each other to death.

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* SelfDeprecation: When his AuthorAvatar went to the future in ''Manga/DoctorSlump'', it turned out that his future self has changed his profession to [[spoiler:beggar]].
* 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]].
[[spoiler:beggar]].* VitriolicBestBuds: With Artist Creator/MasakazuKatsura, just look at their interview on their joint projects (''Sachie-chan'' and ''Jiya'') and notice how they nag each other to death.



* 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.

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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.
20th Jul '16 3:18:50 AM gjjones
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* 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.
1st Jun '16 8:39:08 AM Willbyr
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Notably, a lot of the Mangaka that first started in TheNineties were inspired by him, including YoshihiroTogashi (''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', ''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'', ''HunterXHunter'', ''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]]
23rd Dec '15 9:12:37 AM ShinnokRaiden99
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Notably, a lot of the Mangaka that first started in TheNineties were inspired by him, including YoshihiroTogashi (''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', ''HunterXHunter'', ''Manga/LevelE''), MasashiKishimoto (''Manga/{{Naruto}}''), HiroMashima (''Manga/FairyTail''), 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'', ''HunterXHunter'', ''Manga/LevelE''), MasashiKishimoto (''Manga/{{Naruto}}''), HiroMashima (''Manga/FairyTail''), 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]]
18th Dec '15 4:26:51 AM WoodyAlien3rd
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* AuthorAvatar: A few. Early on in ''Manga/DoctorSlump'', it was a bird with a pen nib for a beak, as a pun on his name ("Tori" means "bird" in Japanese). This transitioned into a little robot with grabber claws for hands and a gas mask for a face, which he has continued to use as his "self portrait" for the majority of his career. The few times he draws himself as a human being, he's usually wearing a surgical mask and deliberately dressed in "unfashionable" outfits, such as a tank top and straw hat or a sweatsuit and baseball cap.

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* AuthorAvatar: A few. Early on in ''Manga/DoctorSlump'', it was a bird with a pen nib for a beak, as a pun on his name ("Tori" means "bird" in Japanese). This transitioned into a little robot with grabber claws for hands and a gas mask for a face, which he has continued to use as his "self portrait" for the majority of his career. The few times he draws himself as a human being, he's usually wearing a surgical mask and deliberately dressed in "unfashionable" outfits, such as a tank top and straw hat or a sweatsuit and baseball cap. Once in ''Doctor Slump'' he portrayed himself as a [[Franchise/{{Alien}} Xenomorph]]!
4th Dec '15 1:09:44 PM Willbyr
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* 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 ''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 ''DragonBallZ: Battle of Gods'' and ''JacoTheGalacticPatrolman'', but he's still as unwilling to show his face as ever.

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* 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 ''DragonBall'' ''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 ''DragonBallZ: ''Anime/DragonBallZ: Battle of Gods'' and ''JacoTheGalacticPatrolman'', but he's still as unwilling to show his face as ever.


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4th Dec '15 12:53:00 PM Willbyr
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* ForgetfulJones: Has become one of his defining trademarks to the fandom, as he cannot remember the details (or much of the big picture) of the things he's written. He once famously asked ''OnePiece'' author Creator/EiichiroOda who "[[Manga/DragonBall Tao Pai Pai]]" was[[note]]this is especially amusing considering Oda's reputation for remembering ''everything'' to the point of MemeticMutation[[/note]], and that's not so atypical for him. He's gotten a ''bit'' better since he re-read ''Manga/DragonBall'' in 2002-03 and again in 2011-12, but he still does things like confuse Super Saiyan 2 and 3, which is pretty hard to do.

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* ForgetfulJones: Has become one of his defining trademarks to the fandom, as he cannot remember the details (or much of the big picture) of the things he's written. He once famously asked ''OnePiece'' ''Franchise/OnePiece'' author Creator/EiichiroOda who "[[Manga/DragonBall Tao Pai Pai]]" was[[note]]this is especially amusing considering Oda's reputation for remembering ''everything'' to the point of MemeticMutation[[/note]], and that's not so atypical for him. He's gotten a ''bit'' better since he re-read ''Manga/DragonBall'' in 2002-03 and again in 2011-12, but he still does things like confuse Super Saiyan 2 and 3, which is pretty hard to do.
4th Nov '15 5:50:49 PM Prfnoff
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On the comics side of things, after ''Dragon Ball'' he went on to do ''Manga/{{Sandland}}'','' ''NekoMajinZ'' and ''{{Kajika}}'', as well as several one-shots such as ''Manga/{{Cowa}}'' -- although he has not put out an omnibus style tankoubon since NekoMajinZ in 2005. With his rather infamous trouble with editors and his income from the ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' series, it is unlikely that he will ever do another manga series similar to ''Dragon Ball'', almost all of his recent works have been short one shots.

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On the comics side of things, after ''Dragon Ball'' he went on to do ''Manga/{{Sandland}}'','' ''NekoMajinZ'' ''Manga/{{Sandland}}'', ''Manga/NekoMajin'' and ''{{Kajika}}'', as well as several one-shots such as ''Manga/{{Cowa}}'' -- although he has not put out an omnibus style tankoubon since NekoMajinZ ''Neko Majin Z'' in 2005. With his rather infamous trouble with editors and his income from the ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' series, it is unlikely that he will ever do another manga series similar to ''Dragon Ball'', almost all of his recent works have been short one shots.
20th Oct '15 6:22:54 AM Willbyr
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On the comics side of things, after ''Dragon Ball'' he went on to do ''{{Sandland}},'' ''NekoMajinZ'' and ''{{Kajika}}'', as well as several one-shots such as ''Manga/{{Cowa}}'' -- although he has not put out an omnibus style tankoubon since NekoMajinZ in 2005. With his rather infamous trouble with editors and his income from the ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' series, it is unlikely that he will ever do another manga series similar to ''Dragon Ball'', almost all of his recent works have been short one shots.

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On the comics side of things, after ''Dragon Ball'' he went on to do ''{{Sandland}},'' ''Manga/{{Sandland}}'','' ''NekoMajinZ'' and ''{{Kajika}}'', as well as several one-shots such as ''Manga/{{Cowa}}'' -- although he has not put out an omnibus style tankoubon since NekoMajinZ in 2005. With his rather infamous trouble with editors and his income from the ''VideoGame/DragonQuest'' series, it is unlikely that he will ever do another manga series similar to ''Dragon Ball'', almost all of his recent works have been short one shots.
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