Akira Toriyama
Akira Toriyama

Akira Toriyama is a Japanese manga artist. He is best known for the manga ‘Dragon Ball’ which is one of the most successful and popular manga in all over the world. He is also popular as a video game character designer who designs the games likes Blue Dragon and Dragon Quest series and many more.

Quick Biography

Akira was born on the date 5 April in 1955. He was born in Nagoya, Aichi in Japan. Akira inherited the love and interest in motorbikes and cars from his father. During his school days, he does not have many options for entertainment, so all his elementary school friends tried to draw manga and anime. He also followed this trend, and then his entry of the ‘101 Dalmatians’ helps him to win the prize at a local art studio. After that, he got interested in this work.

Quick Summary

Full Name/Real Name: Akira Toriyama
Age: 67 years old
Birth Date: 5 April 1955
Birth Place: Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Nationality: Japanese
Religion: Christian
Parents: N/A
Spouse: Nachi Mikami (m. 1982)
Children: Two children
Height: 1.7 m
Weight: 68 kg
Profession: Japanese manga artist and character designer
Net Worth in 2022: $55 million

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

Akira is 67 years old. His height is 1.7 m, and he weights 68 kg. His hair color is black while his eye color is dark brown. There is no other information available about the body measurement of Akira Toriyama.

Education, School/College University

Akira joined a high school to study arts, but later, he left his school to enroll in cartoon drawing. There is no much information available about his educational background.

Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion & Political Views

Akira’s father owned an auto repair business and loved motorbike racing. Akira kept his personal information secret from the public and media. His nationality is Japanese, while other details are not known yet.

Married, Relationship, Dating, Affair, Girlfriend, Wife, Children

Akira Toriyama got married to Yoshimi Kato on the date of 2 May 1982. She also worked as the manga artist under the name ‘Nachi Mikami.’ She also helped Akira within his manga work. The couple is blessed with two children, a son and a daughter. Akira lives in his home studio in Kiyosu. Akira avoids appearing in public and media.

Relationship Statistics

Marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorced): Married
When did he get married? (married date): 2 May 1982
Does he have any relationship affair? No
Wife/Spouse? (name): Nachi Mikami (m. 1982)
Two children

Professional Life and Career

Akira entered in his manga skills from an amateur contest of the jump magazine. Though he did not win it, his skills and work were noticed by the Kazuhiko Torishima, who worked as the editor of the Toriyama’s manga. Later in the year 1978, Akira made his debut in the manga industry with the story Wonder Island that got published in the Weekly Shonen Jump. He also created the manga Highlight Island in the year 1979.

After that, he got lots of appreciation and popularity with the 1980s comedy series Dr. Slump. The story indicates the exploits of a professional and his robot ‘Arale.’ This story makes him popular and successful manga artists as it was adapted into an anime series.

Akira’s manga series ‘Dragon Ball’ also published in the year 1984 and gain popularity immediately. Its sale has crossed 156 million copies in Japan only, and it is considered as one of the most influential Shonen manga. The Dragon Ball manga developed into a martial art series and become more famous. Dragon Ball becomes popular also in North America and Europe along with Japan. Akira also designed characters for several video games that include Tobal, Dragon Warrior, and Super Famicom.

Awards & Nominations

Being a professional manga artist, Akira won Shogakukan Manga Award in the year 1981. Apart from this, there is no further information available about any awards and nominations received by Akira. He had lots of opportunities available in the future to earn high fame and awards due to his amazing skills and talent.

Akira Toriyama Net Worth, Income & Salary In 2022

Akira Toriyama Net Worth
Akira Toriyama Net Worth

As of August 2022, Akira enjoys a net worth of around $55 million currently. There are no exact details available about the salary and income of Akira.

Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

Akira lives a peaceful and calm life and always keeps the focus on enhancing his manga skills and talent. He keeps himself away from any rumors and controversies.

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

His Facebook page has around 4.4k fan likes, and his Twitter account has around 19.8k followers. On Instagram account, he has around 240k followers.

Akira Toriyama is a well known and successful manga artist as well as a character designer in Japan. Akira does all the creative work by himself and occasionally takes the help of assistants to do work on the background. Akira is an animal lover, and he has many pets since his childhood. Akira has a great liking for the plastic models, and he later created lots of fine molds brands. He also collected the autographs of lots of manga artists that include Hisashi Eguchi and Yudetamago.


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