Facts of Akira Toriyama
|Full Name||Akira Toriyama|
|Birth Name||Akira Toriyama|
|Birth City||Nagoya, Aichi|
|No Of Children||2|
|Date of Birth||April 5,1955|
|Married Date||May 2,1982|
Meet The Creator Of Dragon Ball
Akira Toriyama is a Japanese manga artist best known as the creator of the record-breaking Japanese media franchise Dragon Ball. Toriyama is also known for creating video games such as Dragon Quest, Chrono Trigger, and Blue Dragon.
Toriyama gained his mainstream success came in from the manga series Dr. Slump winning the 1981 Shogakukan Manga Award for best shonen or shojo. Since then, he has released hit manga series like Wonder Island, Pola & Roid, Escape, Neko Majin, and Dragon Ball Super.
Akira Toriyama’s Career Journey- His Net Worth, Salary, & Earnings
Professionally manga artist since 1978, Akira is estimated to own net worth of $45 million as of October 2019. Toriyama amassed his fortune from his successful career as a manga artist.
As per the 2018 reports, the average salary of a manga artist in Japan ranged around 16 million yen ($160k USD) annually.
In 2012, Akira was reportedly earned around $19,500,000 from his annual salary from the manga.
How Did Akira Become A Manga Artist?
Prior to his career as a manga artist, Toriyama worked as an advertising agency designing posters for about three years in Nagoya. He then joined the manga industry, taking part in several contests sending his work in order to win prize money.
He made his career debut in 1978 with Wonder Island. His work was published in Weekly Shonen Jump with positive feedbacks.
His breakthrough as a manga artist came in 1980 with Dr. Slump which was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump until 1984. For his out-standing in the series, Toriyama won the Shogakukan Manga Award for best shonen or shojo manga.
Following the end of Dr. Slump, Akira released one of the top twenty highest-grossing media franchises of all time, Dragon Ball. The manga became an instant hit, sold in over 40 countries and broadcasted in over 80 countries.
The manga’s tankobon volumes have sold over 160 million copies in Japan making it the second best-selling manga series in the history behind One Piece by Eiichiro Oda.
Besides its success in Japan, Dragon Ball amassed great international success in Asia, Europe, and the USA selling 250-300 million tankobon copies worldwide.
Toriyama worked in the series from 1984 to 1995 asking everyone to let him end the manga. Daron Ball’s success led to five anime adaptations and animated movies, video games, and merchandise.
The third anime adaptation titled Dragon Ball GT not based not Akira’s manga but he was still involved with the name and designing the main cast.
Toriyama collaborated with CQ Motors and designed a one-person electric car. The car has a top speed of 30 km/h and costs around 1,990,000 yes (which is about $19,000 USD).
In 2008, Akira collaborated with fellow manga artist Masakazu Katsura and created one-shot Sachie-chan Good!!. and was published in North America in the free SJ Alpha Yearbook 2013.
Moreover, his other creations include Tomato, Girl Detective, Pola & Roid, Pink, Chobit, Lady Red, Sonchoh, Clear Skies, Karamaru, and many more.
The 64 years Akira is currently writing manga for the Dragon Ball Super. Although the anime adaption ended in 2018, Toriyama is writing the manga while Toyotarou illustrates it.
Where Does The Renowned Manga Artist Live?
The multi-millionaire manga artist is reported to reside in Kiyosu, Japan, however, the exact details are not disclosed by him. Toriyama prefers a low-key life and rarely speaks about his assets, house, and cars.
The median house price in Osaka ranges around ¥515,150.00 ($4,772 USD). Besides this, Akira owns a two-story workplace called Bird Studio located in Aichi Prefecture, Japan.
Akira painted the house in Orange color to pay the tribute to his most iconic work, Dragon Ball. Sources reported that he does most of his work in the studio.
Short Biography Of Akira Toriyama
Akira Toriyama was born on 5 April 1955 in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan. He is Japanese as per his nationality and has Asian ethnicity.
Toriyama is 64 years old as of 2019. He stands 170cm tall in height.
Who Is Akira Married To?
The renowned manga artist is married to former manga artist Nachi Mikami. The duo tied the knot on 2 May 1982 among family and friends.
Together, they are blessed with two children: son Sasuke (b. on 23 March 1987), and a daughter born in October 1990.
With a successful career of 41 years, Akira has earned a massive amount of riches. He
Here Is a List Of Akira Toriyama’s Earnings Throughout the Year:
|Year||Source of Income||Earnings|
|1996||Sales of Tobal No.1||$845,000|
|2007||Sales of Blue Dragon||$260,000|
|Nov. 2008||Sales of Chrono Trigger||$4,470,000|
|Dec.2008||Sales of Dragon Quest Monsters||$2,470,000|
|Dec.2008||Sales of Blue Dragon Plus||$76,500|
|2009||Record Sales of Rule/Sparkle||$455,000|
|Feb. 2013||Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons (movie)||$215 million|
|Mar. 2013||Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (movie)||$51,200,000|
|2015||Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’||$64,800,000|
|Oct. 2017||Sales of Dragon Quest||$92,300,000|
|Feb. 2017||Sales of Dragon Ball Fighter Z||$2,600,000|
Did You Know? Akira’s favorite Dragon Ball character is Piccolo.