Akira Toriyama Has Passed Away at Age 68


Akira Toriyama

By: Jason Siu


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Manga creator Akira Toriyama has passed away

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Famed Japanese manga artist and character designer Akira Toriyama has passed away at the age of 68 on March 1, 2024. The news was confirmed on Dragon Ball’s official social media profiles, which stated that Toriyama passed away from an acute subdural hematoma. While Toriyama is most famous for creating Dragon Ball, gamers will recognize his unmistakable style in iconic characters from the Dragon Quest series, Chrono Trigger, Blue Dragon, and more. His classic manga series Sand Land is getting a video game adaptation set for release this April.

Dear Friends and Partners,

We are deeply saddened to inform you that Manga creator Akira Toriyama passed away on March 1st due to acute subdural hematoma. He was in age of 68.

It’s our deep regret that he still had several works in the middle of creation with great enthusiasm. Also, he would have many more things to achieve.

However, he has left many manga titles and works of art to this world.

Thanks to the support of so many people around the world, he has been able to continue his creative activities for over 45 years. We hope that Akira Toriyama’s unique world of creation continues to be loved by everyone for a long time to come.

We inform you this sad news, with gratefulness for your kindness during his lifetime.

Funeral service was held with his family and very few relatives. Following his wishes for tranquility, we respectfully inform you that we would not accept flowers, condolences gifts, visiting, offerings and others. Also, we ask you to refrain from conducting interviews with his family.

Future plan for commemorate gathering is not decided, we will let you know when it’s confirmed.

We deeply thank you for your understanding and support as always.

March 8th, 2024

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With over 20 years of online publishing experience, Jason Siu is currently the Content Director at VerticalScope and used to spend most of his time writing about cars. His work can be seen on websites such as AutoGuide, EV Pulse, FlatSixes, Tire Authority, and more. As the former co-founder of Tunerzine.com and West Coast Editor of Modified Magazine, he has also authored two books for CarTech Books. In his spare time, he founded FullCleared to indulge in his passion for writing about games. Although Jason is a variety gamer, he generally prefers RPGs.

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