Today marks the 60th Birthday of Akira Toriyama. Mr. Toriyama was born April 5th, 1955 in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan. He first became interested in drawing manga in Elementary School and went on to have his first published manga debut in 1978 with Wonder Island being published in Weekly Shonen Jump.
It wasn’t until 1984 when Shonen Jump began serializing Toriyama’s most famous work, Dragon Ball. Dragon Ball became an instant hit and spawned a huge franchise that still enjoys attention and adoration from fans world wide to this very day.