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 Blue Dragon. His
recent manga works include COWA!, Kajika, Sand Land, Neko Majin,
Jaco the Galactic Patrolman and a children's book, Toccio the
Angel. He lives with his family in Japan.
Toyotarou created the manga adaptation for the Dragon Ball Z anime’s 2015 film, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F. He is also the author of the spin-off series Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission, which debuted in V-Jump in Japan in November 2012.