Legendary ‘Dragon Ball’ Manga Creator, Akira Toriyama, Passes Away at 68

The manga world mourns the loss of Akira Toriyama, the visionary behind the iconic “Dragon Ball” franchise, who passed away on March 1 at the age of 68 due to an acute subdural hematoma.

Toriyama’s impact on manga is immeasurable, with “Dragon Ball” becoming a global sensation and solidifying his place in history. Despite his success, he remained a humble artist, contributing to other works like “Dr. Slump” and iconic video games such as “Chrono Trigger” and “Dragon Quest.”

In recent years, Toriyama returned to “Dragon Ball,” leaving his mark on blockbuster films like “Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods” and the latest installment, “Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero.”

His legacy lives on through his timeless creations, beloved by fans worldwide. Toriyama is survived by his wife and two children.

The manga world has lost a true legend, but his imagination will continue to inspire generations to come.

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