Akira Toriyama, Creator Of Dragon Ball, Has Passed Away

Famed Manga Artist Akira Toriyama Passes Away

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of renowned manga artist and creator of Dragon Ball, Akira Toriyama, at the age of 68.

In a public letter released by Toriyama’s manga studio, Bird Studio, the news of his death was shared. Toriyama succumbed to acute subdural hematoma on March 1, leading to a private funeral service for the artist.

A Legacy of Creativity

Despite his untimely passing, Toriyama left behind a legacy of creative work that has touched the lives of many. With over 45 years of artistic contributions, including beloved titles like Dr. Slump and the iconic Dragon Ball series, Toriyama’s impact on the manga and entertainment world is immeasurable.

While mourning the loss of Toriyama, Bird Studio expressed gratitude for the outpouring of support and requested privacy for the family during this difficult time.

Remembering a Legend

Born in 1955, Toriyama rose to fame at a young age and became a prominent figure in the world of manga with his unique artistic style and captivating storytelling. Dragon Ball, his most notable creation, captured the hearts of fans worldwide and spawned a massive franchise encompassing manga, anime, films, and merchandise.

Even in the realm of video games, Toriyama’s influence was profound. His collaborations on titles like Dragon Quest, Chrono Trigger, and Blue Dragon showcased his artistry beyond the pages of manga.

Continuing the Legacy

While the world mourns the loss of Akira Toriyama, his creations live on. Upcoming video games based on his works, such as Dragon Ball: Sparking Zero and Sand Land, serve as a testament to his enduring impact on the gaming industry.

As we reflect on Toriyama’s life and contributions, we extend our deepest condolences to his family, friends, and fans who have been touched by his visionary work.