Dragon Ball Wiki

This article is about the
real world.

Akira Toriyama with his pet cat, Koge (1987)

Toyotarou (とよたろう Toyotarō) is the author of the spin-off manga Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission and the illustrator of Dragon Ball Super. He is Akira Toriyama's chosen successor.[1][2]



Toyotarō's self-portrait


Toyble announces he cannot work on Dragon Ball AF anymore because he is working on another project

Toyotarou has drawn Dragon Ball ever since he was young, always drawing it after breakfast.[3] Toyotarou was likely the dōjinshi artist working under the name Toyble (といぶる Toiburu), and notable for creating a Dragon Ball AF manga in the year 2000.

He was hired by Shueisha in 2012 when he requested being the one to draw Dragon Ball Super[3] and debuted his career as an official manga artist under the name Toyotarou. He initially worked as the author of Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission before moving on to more important subjects. He created the manga adaptation for the Dragon Ball Z anime 2015 film, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’, the Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ manga. Toyotarou drew two pages of Dragon Ball Super as demonstration, and Toriyama chose him as his successor.

Toyotarou is the official artist of the manga version of Dragon Ball Super. As of the Universe Survival Saga Toyotarou has also become a character designer for Dragon Ball Super, creating designs either by himself or by working together with Toriyama. He also drew Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 The Manga.

Special Project: Toyotarou Drew It!![]

Below are the drawings for the Special Project: Toyotarou Drew It !! (ス ペ ャ ル 企 画 き か く と よ た ろ う が 描 い み が 描 い Supesharu Kikaku Toyotarō ga Kaitemita !!) with which Toyotarou publishes one design per month on the official Dragon Ball website, portraying mostly characters who do not properly appear in Dragon Ball Super.

Characters designed by Toyotarou[]

Dragon Ball Super
Video games


  • Toyotarou's favorite scene from Dragon Ball was when Goku turned into a Super Saiyan for the first time against Frieza.[3]
  • Toyotarou likes to draw Super Saiyan 3 and Super Saiyan 4, but he can draw regular Super Saiyan best - so his favorite form to draw is Super Saiyan Blue.[3]
  • Toyotarou's favorite manga is Dragon Ball.[4]
  • Toyotarou's favorite video game is the Kingdom Hearts series.[4]
  • Toyotarou's favorite character is Goku,[4] but he feels Vegeta has had the best growth as a character, and has a fondness for all characters as he draws them.[5]
  • Toyotarou's favorite attack is the Kamehameha.[4]
  • If Toyotarou was not a manga artist, he would still be a TV director.[6]
  • Toyotarou likes Disney and Marvel movies, especially the ones with action scenes between the heroes and villains.
  • Toyotarou likes My Hero Academia.[3]
  • His most memorable moments while working on Dragon Ball Super was when Toriyama praised him for "The Super Warriors Gather!", as well international signing events.[5]
  • His favorite character design is Granolah, who he considers the coolest character he can come up with, additionally his favorite mech design is Granolah's ship.[5]
  • His favorite story-line to write was the High School Saga.[5]
  • His favorite battle is the final one of the Galactic Patrol Prisoner Saga.[5]
  • "A People's Pride" has his favorite volume covers.[5]
  • His favorite line is Roshi reminding Goku that fights aren't all about power and calls back to their early training, followed by Goku introducing himself as being from the Turtle School, during the Universe Survival Saga.[5]



  1. XV2 manga Toriyama message.
  2. Dragon Ball Super: Author Explains Why Anime and Manga Have Differences. saiyanisland (May 48, 2017).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Toyo interview Napoli Comicon 2017 (April 30, 2017).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 V-Jump December 2013 Issue: V-Jump Cartoonists' Museum
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 Toyotarou Interview. Dragon Ball Official Site. Retrieved on January 10, 2024.
  6. Toyotarou Interview with CBR. cbr. Retrieved on October 27, 2016.

Site Navigation[]