Japanese manga and anime creator Akira Toriyama, found dead at 67

Akira Toriyama is a Japanese manga artist and character designer. He first achieved mainstream recognition for his highly successful manga series Dr. Slump, before going on to create Dragon Ball and acting as a character designer for several popular video games such as the Dragon Quest series, Chrono Trigger, and Blue Dragon. He was found dead in his Tokyo home just yesterday. Fans of Toriyama’s creations are mourning all over the world.