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Akira Toriyama

Also Known As

  • 鳥山 明

Game Credits


Super Dragon Ball Z (2006)   (Supervisor)


Dragon Quest of the Stars (2020)   (Character Director)
Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation (2010)   (Character & Monster Designer)
Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit (2008)   (Original Author)
Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride (2008)   (Character Design)
Blue Dragon (2006)   (Monster Designers)
Dragon Ball GT: Transformation (2005)   (Original Author)
Dragon Ball Z: Sagas (2005)   (Original Creator)
Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure (2004)   (Original Story and Arts)
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 (2004)   (Original Author)
Dragon Ball Z: Buu's Fury (2004)   (Original Author)
Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors (2004)   (Original Story and Art)
Dragon Quest Monsters: Caravan Heart (2003)   (Original Character and Monster Designer)
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai (2002)   (Original Author)
Dragon Ball Z Collectible Card Game (2002)   (Original Author)
Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku (2002)   (Original Author)
Dragon Warrior I & II (1999)   (Monster Design)
Tobal No.1 (1996)   (Character Design)
Dragon Quest V: Tenkū no Hanayome (1992)   (Character Design)
Dragon Warrior (1986)   (Character Designer)


Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot (2020)   (Original Story)
Jump Force (2019)   (Dragon Ball)
Dragon Ball FighterZ (2018)   (Original Story)
Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 (2016)   (Original Story)
Dragon Ball: Xenoverse (2015)   (Original Story)
Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit (2008)   (Original Author)


Jump Force (2019)   (Original Character Design)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)   (DLC Dragon Quest Character Design (C) Bird Studio (uncredited))
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (2017)   (Character Designer)
Dragon Quest Builders (2016)   (Character Designer)
Dragon Quest Heroes II (2016)   (Character Design)
Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and... (2015)   (Character Design)
Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line (2014)   (Character & Monster Design)
Dragon Quest (2013)   (Character & Monster Design)
Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past (2013)   (Character & Monster Designer)
Fortune Street (2011)   (Dragon Quest Character & Monster Designer)
Blue Dragon: Awakened Shadow (2010)   (Character Design)
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 (2010)   (Monster Designs)
Blue Dragon Plus (2009)   (Character Designer)
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies (2009)   (Character & Monster Design)
Dragon Quest Wars (2009)   (Monster Design)
Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen (2007)   (Character & Monster Design)
Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Towe... (2007)   (Character & Monster Design)
Blue Dragon (2006)   (Character Design)
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker (2006)   (Character & Monster Design)
Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime (2005)   (Character Designer)
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (2004)   (Character & Monster Design)
Dragon Quest V: Tenkū no Hanayome (2004)   (Main Character & Monster Designer)
Dragon Quest IV: Michibikareshi Monotachi (2001)   (Original character & Monster Designer)
Dragon Warrior Monsters 2: Cobi's Journey (2001)   (Character & Monster Design)
Dragon Warrior Monsters 2: Tara's Adventure (2001)   (Character & Monster Design)
Dragon Warrior VII (2000)   (Original Character)
World of Dragon Warrior: Torneko - The Last Hope (1999)   (Character Design)
Dragon Warrior Monsters (1998)   (Character & Monster Design)
Tobal 2 (1997)   (Character Design)
Dragon Warrior III (1996)   (Character & Monster Designer)
Chrono Trigger (1995)   (Character Design)
Dragon Quest VI: Maboroshi no Daichi (1995)   (Character Design)
Go Go Ackman 2 (1995)   (Guest Character Design)
Kūsō Kagaku Sekai Gulliver Boy (1995)   (Special Mechanical Design (スペシャル・メカデザイン))
Dragon Ball Z (1993)   (Original Character Design)
Torneko no Daibōken: Fushigi no Dungeon (1993)   (Character Design)
Dragon Warrior IV (1990)   (Monster Design)
Dragon Warrior III (1988)   (Character Designer)
Dragon Warrior II (1987)   (Monster Designer)

Creative Services

Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 (2007)   (:)


Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 (2003)   (Original Author)
Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku II (2003)   (Original Author)
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai (2002)   (Original Author )
Dragon Ball Z: Legendary Super Warriors (2002)   (Original Author)
Go Go Ackman 3 (1995)   (Special Thanks)
Go Go Ackman (1994)   (Special Thanks)
Kasumi Ninja (1994)   (Special Thanks To)

Developer Biography

Akira Toriyama (鳥山 明) was born in April 1955 in the outskirts of Nagoya. In 1974 he entered high school to study art specializing in publicity. In 1977 he decided to abandon this to enroll in cartoon drawing.

Some time afterwards, he entered Shueisha, the biggest manga publisher in Japan, as a mangaka or cartoonist, where he started drawing as a professional. It was here he published his first work as a professional. In December 1978, he published his first manga, Wonder Island in the popular Shonen Weekly Jump.

Akira Toriyama is most known for designing the popular manga series Dragon Ball. In the world of video games, his most important work is character design for the famous RPG series Dragon Quest.

Last updated: Jul 30, 2011

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