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Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama passes away at 68

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Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama has passed away at 68 years old. The mangaka left behind a legacy that has captured the imagination of countless generations of fans.

In a statement from the official Dragon Ball account, Toriyama passed away on March 1 of an acute subdural hematoma.

The post also adds that the funeral services were held with family and very few relatives and any plans of commemorating his life’s work are still not decided.

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Akira Toriyama (April 5, 1955 – March 1, 2024) was a renowned Japanese manga artist and character designer, celebrated for creating iconic manga series Dragon Ball and Dr. Slump. His work on these series, particularly Dragon Ball, which sold over 260 million copies worldwide, has been highly influential in the manga industry.

Toriyama also contributed to the video game industry as a character designer for popular games like Dragon Quest, Chrono Trigger, and Blue Dragon. He was recognized for his contributions to the arts with the 1981 Shogakukan Manga Award and the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. His legacy continues to inspire new generations of artists and entertainers.

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