Dragon Ball Creator Akira Toriyama Passes Away At Age 68

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Akira Toriyama, the mastermind behind the famous Dragon Ball franchise, has passed away at the age of 68 years old. The information is brought by his studio, which means that, unfortunately, there’s no room for misinterpretation or doubt.

The cause of death was an acute subdural hematoma, meaning a type of bleeding that takes place near the brain. Dragon Ball represents an unfathomable legacy for the world that Akira Toriyama has given us, as the franchise consists of several TV series, movies, video games, action figures, and more. Toryiama’s contributions as a manga artist have impacted the childhoods of millions of people around the world.

Dragon Ball: a journey of good vs. evil and beyond

Dragon Ball mainly focuses on the struggle between good and evil, as characters such as Goku, Vegeta, Piccolo, Gohan, Trunks, and others constantly have to protect the Earth from powerful foes. Furthermore, the series has raised the stakes even beyond that, emphasizing that any character, regardless of how evil he may be, can change into a totally different and good person. That was the case for Piccolo, Vegeta, Tien, Yamcha, and others. Dragon Ball is not only about good vs. evil; it’s about the power of redemption as well, which is one of the main reasons shows like Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, or Dragon Ball GT are so beloved across the world.

The guys from TrollyWood even made a very touching tribute video about Akira Toriyama’s death and his contributions to Dragon Ball and the world:

Dragon Ball remains one of the best anime series in history, and we’ll keep an eye on the latest news to find out how the future of the franchise will be impacted by Toryiama’s death.

Rest in peace, Akira Toriyama, and we, all Dragon Ball fans, deeply thank you for your wonderful contributions to the world! We will never forget you! May God rest your soul! We love you!


Cristian Antonescu
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