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Akira Toriyama with his pet cat, Koge (1987)

Chiaki Imada (今田智憲; July 20, 1923 – June 23, 2006) was a Japanese producer from Higashi, Hiroshima. He also served as the president of Toei Animation.


Chiaki Imada began working for Toei Animation shortly after he graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1946.

He produced the movies Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure (1988), Dragon Ball Z: The World's Strongest (1990), Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might (1990), Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug (1991), Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge (1991), Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler (1992), Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13! (1992), Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan (1993), and Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound (1993). Four of those Dragon Ball Z movies were co-produced with Rikizō Kayano.

Outside of the Toriyama's series, Chiaki Imada produced anime adaptations of Candy Candy, Captain Harloc, Cyborg 009, Fist of the North Star, Galaxy Express 999, Great Mazinger tai Getter Robo, Kinnikuman, Magical Taruruuto-kun, Manga Aesop Monogatari, Saint Seiya, Swan Lake, and Taro the Dragon Boy.

Chiaki Imada died on June 23, 2006, at age eighty-two from pneumonia.

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