Creator Of Popular Manga Series Dragon Ball Passes Away At 68

Thank you for our childhood memories.
If you’re a huge fan of Japanese manga, you’d probably heard of Dragon Ball, largely considered to be one of the greatest manga series ever created.

However, the world is now left reeling with shock and sorrow after its creator, Akira Toriyama, passed away at the age of 68.

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Akira toriyama
Photo via The Japan Times

Dragon Ball creator dies at 68yo

The sad news was announced on Dragon Ball’s official X (formerly Twitter) account today (Mar 8).

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According to the statement released by Capsule Corporation Tokyo, it said Toriyama passed away on Mar 1 from “acute subdural hematoma”.

The statement also said that a funeral service was held with his family and several relatives. While plans for a commemorative gathering for Toriyama have yet to be decided, the company said that one will be revealed soon.

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Toriyama is largely known and loved for his magnus opus Dragon Ball, a manga series which has been in publication since 1984.
Dragon ball characters
Photo via Sportskeeda by Toei Animation

The long-running series tells the story of main protagonist Son Goku, who aspires to be a strong warrior and searches for the seven Dragon Balls that grants a single wish to the one who gathers them all.

Prior to his death, Toriyama “still had several works in the middle of creation”, according to the statement.

However, it’s not known whether these projects will be continued following his passing.

RIP, Toriyama. Thank you for making our childhood awesome with Dragon Ball.

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