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Dragon Ball Manga Artist Akira Toriyama had sadly passed away March 1, 2024

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Oh fucking no that's awful. RIP to a literal legend, his works will forever live on and continue to inspire.

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I just started playing the Dragon Quest series last year and now Toriyama is gone :<

Rest In Peace, Akira Toriyama

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Rest well. Thank you for making my childhood and teenage years a little more interesting.

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My deepest condolences. I wasn't a big Dragon Ball fan, but he influenced Masashi Kishimoto a lot, and just a few minutes ago I read Kishimoto-sensei's heartfelt condolences. It's obvious he's one of the biggest driving forces of shonen manga/anime ever.

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I may not be a DB fan but I remember reading his works when I was little.

May he rest in peace.

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Thank you for making my childhood more beautiful mr. Toriyama, may we meet at King Kai's place one day.

 

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That's really sad to hear. Loved watching DBZ as a kid.

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Normally celebs and so on passing away doesn't affect me, but this one does hurt. He had a hand in so many things in my life, the obvious Dragonball, Dragon Quest, Chrono Trigger, etc. What really hurts though is that this came out of nowhere, and he wasn't exactly retired, he was working on so many things and wanted to do so much more.

 

I felt kind of..hollow..after hearing about this earlier today.

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They are renowned artists who've been present in your life for so long you take them granted. It's a shock when they pass away. 

 

His works resonated with so many people during the 90s, then we got a revival around 2013. We got mangas, animes, videogames and more.

I could go on about the different versions, the dubs, the remaster or the legendary It's Over 9000!

 

Dragon Ball and sequels created a whole subculture. Rest in Peace Akira Toriyama. 

 

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But the future refused to change.

The future will always remember Akira forever.

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Rest in Peace legend, may your Journey through the Snake Way be bearable.

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Damn... I used to watch DBZ Kai on Cartoon Network when I was little. May the legend who shaped countless people's childhoods rest in peace.

I also found out he was also the one behind Dragon Quest's slime design.

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I loved watching Dragonball Z on television when I was young. The arrival of the androids was truly epic.

 

Rest in Peace.

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Such sad news. He randomly popped into my head the other day and I was thinking about how much of a legend he was.

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Though Akira Toriyama may not be my most favorite mangaka or creator and I never considered myself a hardcore fanboy of his characters and works (but enjoyed watching DBZ Kai, a bit of GT, every Dragon Ball film before Battle of the Gods in 2013 when I just graduated from college, and a little bit of Dr. Slump in passing and enjoyed playing that on-rail hack and slash game, Dragon Quest: Tower of Mirrors [sp?], on the Wii in 2008/2009 during my last months of high school and think his art style in video games can be a bit interesting)...

 

I will say it was pretty shocking and sad to learn that he would die this year on the 40th anniversary of his most iconic franchise no less. 

 

Rest in Peace good guy.

 

First Fujio Akatsuka, then Isao Takahata, then the creator of Shin Chan Yoshito Usui, then Chibi Maruko Chan's creator Momoko Sakura, then both Fujiko Fujio F and A (Fujimoto and Abiko), and now him. 

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Such sad news to hear. May his legacy never be forgotten. 

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Toriyama was an indirect influence for me, not only because of dragon ball being extremely popular in the side of the continent I live in, but also because the series was in the back of my mind, even if I don't consider myself much of a fan anyway.

 

Después, de una forma me enseño que abrir el corazon, la magia y el amor... Son verdad.

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I remember Dragon Ball Z as a kid but fell off the bandwagon when i got into other animes in my teen years, It is so sad to see legends pass away knowing they created your favorite show, game, movie or music.

 

It is a very sad day for all the anime fans, may the man rest in peace with all the other legends that are up there now. *Takes hat off for respect*

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Toriyama's influence is so vast and far-reaching that even if you weren't directly into anything he worked on, there's a good chance you were into something that was directly inspired by him, or that you were only even exposed to thanks to the butterfly effect of his work. RIP to a legend.

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I never really saw much of what he made, but I can see he meant a lot to a lot of people.
Rest in peace. o7

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The secondhand, disconnected grief you can catch from celebrity deaths is an odd feeling, and I want to "lol his work turned me into a weeb" my way out of the discomfort, but his designs for early Squaresoft absolutely shaped my perceptions of Japan and thus my direction in life, even if I was never a card-carrying DBZ fanboy.

(Dr. Slump is still my platonic ideal of manga, though: go read it.)

 

Rest in peace.

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