When goofy inventor Senbei Norimaki creates a precocious robot named Arale, his masterpiece turns out to be more than he bargained for! Discover the fun-filled adventure that launched Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama’s career and continues to captivate readers today.
Renowned worldwide for his playful, innovative storytelling and humorous, distinctive art style, Akira Toriyama
burst onto the manga scene in 1980 with the wildly popular Dr. Slump
. His hit series Dragon Ball
(published in the U.S. as Dragon Ball
and Dragon Ball Z
) ran from 1984 to 1995 in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump
magazine. He is also known for his design work on video games such as Dragon Quest
, Chrono Trigger
, Tobal No. 1
and, most recently, Blue Dragon
. His recent manga works include COWA!
, Sand Land
, Neko Majin
, Toccio the Angel
and Jaco the Galactic Patrolman
. He lives with his family in Japan.