Index – Culture – The creator of Dragon Ball has died

Akira Toriyama, the creator of one of the most influential and best-selling Japanese manga of all time, Dragon Ball, has died, writes the BBC.

Akira Toriyama had an acute subdural hematoma, meaning blood pooled under the meninges. Dragon Ball is hugely popular worldwide, and a cartoon and film version were also born from the comic book series.

The comic series debuted in 1984. It follows the life of a boy named Son Goku from his childhood adventures until he becomes a grandfather. During this time, he fights a lot and eventually becomes the strongest martial artist in the world.

Akira Toriyama died on March 1st. According to a statement on the Dragon Ball website, only his family and close friends attended his funeral.

Fans took to social media to express their condolences.

Thank you for creating a manga that represents my youth. Rest in peace, thanks for all your hard work

one fan wrote on X.

His legacy will live on forever. Thank you for creating the most iconic anime character of all time

another user wrote.

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