Akira Toriyama

We are deeply saddened as we bid farewell to an incredible manga creator, Akira Toriyama, who passed away on 1st March at the age of 68. He was the creator of Dragon Ball, one of the most influential and best-selling Japanese comics of all time, where he impacted and inspired millions. Akira Toryama also created Dr Slump, which was a huge success and made Toriyama a household name.

Many of us grew up watching or reading Dr Slump and Dragon Ball, which has shaped our childhood, learning more about manga and anime as well as being one of the starting points for many anime conventions.

May he rest in peace.