Akira Toriyama (鳥山 明, Toriyama Akira?) in Kiyosu, Aichi, Japan, is a widely known and acclaimed Japanese manga artist known mostly for his creation of Dragon Ball in 1984. It is difficult to pin point the source of Toriyama's artwork inspiration. He admires Osamu Tezuka's Astro Boy and was impr
Dr. Osamu Tezuka (手塚 治虫, Tezuka Osamu?, was a Japanese manga artist, animator, producer and medical doctor, although he never practiced medicine. Born in Osaka Prefecture, he is best known as the creator of Astro Boy and Kimba the White Lion. He is often credited as the "Father of Anime", and
Shinichirō Watanabe (渡辺 信一郎) is a Japanese anime director and writer. He is most well-known for the television anime series Cowboy Bebop.
Watanabe is noted for blending together multiple genres, such as in Cowboy Bebop, where classic cowboy western mixes with 1940s/1950s New York City f
Heavily influenced by the otaku culture of sexually explicit manga, Kunikata's work adopts the genres conventions to explore and communicate issues of abandonment, masochism, and depression. Often filling notebook after notebook with nightmarish depictions of cruelty, Kunikata's personal drive to pr