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Sublime 17 Selected Quotes From Akira Toriyama

Sublime 17 Selected Quotes From Akira Toriyama
Sublime 17 Selected Quotes From Akira Toriyamae

It's too bad that 'Dragon Ball,' which I drew for a very long time, has ended. Just kidding. I'm incredibly glad. Now I can just leisurely sit around!

Akira Toriyama

The setting of 'Dragon Ball' has a sort of Chinese feel to it, but it's not necessarily limited to China. For the time period as well, exactly when it takes place is indeterminate.

Akira Toriyama

With enemies, it's easier to just have them be straight-up bad guys so they can just get beaten up.

With enemies, it's easier to just have them be straight-up bad guys so they can just get beaten up.

Akira Toriyama

It's a secret, but when I decided to apply to 'Shonen Magazine,' it was already past the deadline, so I had no choice but to go with 'Shonen Jump.' My motivation for becoming a cartoonist was... to put it bluntly, the ¥100,000 prize money.

It's a secret, but when I decided to apply to 'Shonen Magazine,' it was already past the deadline, so I had no choice but to go with 'Shonen Jump.' My motivation for becoming a cartoonist was... to put it bluntly, the ¥100,000 prize money.

Akira Toriyama

There have been times when I didn't quite make my deadline.

There have been times when I didn't quite make my deadline.

Akira Toriyama

Since I'm a contrarian, I don't want to go along with what everyone else thinks.

Since I'm a contrarian, I don't want to go along with what everyone else thinks.

Akira Toriyama

I guess that if I was a normal cartoonist who did things properly, I'd think up the background information first and then come up with the story. Saying that, you'd think that I don't really think through anything.

I guess that if I was a normal cartoonist who did things properly, I'd think up the background information first and then come up with the story. Saying that, you'd think that I don't really think through anything.

Akira Toriyama

I say that I've never been late with a manuscript, but I don't mean to be arrogant; it's that I simply want to get it done as soon as possible so I can be set free.

I say that I've never been late with a manuscript, but I don't mean to be arrogant; it's that I simply want to get it done as soon as possible so I can be set free.

Akira Toriyama

Back when I watched 'Future Boy Conan,' I thought I might like to try my hand at animation, but now, not at all.

Back when I watched 'Future Boy Conan,' I thought I might like to try my hand at animation, but now, not at all.

Akira Toriyama

I use Pilot's document ink, but their drawing ink is OK, too. It's just that I don't like the impression that clings to the pen tip.

I use Pilot's document ink, but their drawing ink is OK, too. It's just that I don't like the impression that clings to the pen tip.

Akira Toriyama

With manga, in my art style, I don't do much in the way of techniques to create depth. But even though I don't do depth techniques through my art, I am conscious of depth itself.

With manga, in my art style, I don't do much in the way of techniques to create depth. But even though I don't do depth techniques through my art, I am conscious of depth itself.

Akira Toriyama

I felt that working at an office from the early morning was impossible for me. Anyway, I wanted to be free from that lifestyle as soon as possible. I wanted to take it easy.

I felt that working at an office from the early morning was impossible for me. Anyway, I wanted to be free from that lifestyle as soon as possible. I wanted to take it easy.

Akira Toriyama

Come to think of it, even though I've received tons of fan letters and presents from everyone, I've never written anyone back. How rude of me!

Come to think of it, even though I've received tons of fan letters and presents from everyone, I've never written anyone back. How rude of me!

Akira Toriyama

When I got into the second half of 'Dragon Ball,' I had already become more interested in thinking up the story then in drawing the pictures. Then I started to not place much emphasis on the pictures.

When I got into the second half of 'Dragon Ball,' I had already become more interested in thinking up the story then in drawing the pictures. Then I started to not place much emphasis on the pictures.

Akira Toriyama

I'm just a manga artist, so I can't stand being scrutinized.

I'm just a manga artist, so I can't stand being scrutinized.

Akira Toriyama

I think it's best to know about lots of different things besides comics. I don't think you can become a cartoonist if you look at nothing but cartoons.

I think it's best to know about lots of different things besides comics. I don't think you can become a cartoonist if you look at nothing but cartoons.

Akira Toriyama

If you're doing gags, I think it's important to have characters who are as strong-willed and impactful as possible.

If you're doing gags, I think it's important to have characters who are as strong-willed and impactful as possible.

Akira Toriyama

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