Widely known all over the world for his playful, innovative storytelling and humorous, distinctive art style, Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama is also known in his native Japan for the widly popular Dr.Slump, his previous manga series about the adventures of mad sientist and his android "daughter." His hit series Dragon Ball 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 Warrior, Chrono Trigger and Tobal No.1. His recent manga works include Cowa, Kajika and Sand Land. He lives with his family in Tokyo, Japan.