Akira Toriyama Said He Does Not Use Any Reference Materials For Creating “Dragon Ball”.



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Akira Toriyama explains how he gets ideas for Dragon Ball Z and GT.


Akira Toriyama


Remarks of Akira  Toriyama:

Q: You have an incredible ability to draw anything in the world in your own distinct personal style. Do you often use reference material to draw different objects, places, or things?

A: I almost never use reference material for places, but for objects-for example,

if there’s a particular model of car that I like-I’ll use a book as a reference to draw from.

Q: I hear that Dragon Ball was inspired particularly by a trip to China. Out of all the places you’ve been, which are particularly memorable? Do you do much sketching when you travel?

A: I’ve been to many places, but Australia,

with what I felt was a pleasant balance between its cities and its magnificent natural spaces,

moved me very much.

I don’t sketch anything in particular on my trips. (Source)


Akira Toriyama is mostly known as the creator of the popular anime “Dragon Ball”, the most popular series of which is Dragon Ball Z: Doragon bôru zetto (1989) (released in the West as Dragon Ball Z (1996)).
Enjoys watching movies starring Jackie Chan.(more)

Happy New Year 2017: Nanase Okawa Told On Diversity with “Card Chaptor Sakura” on 2016


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In the work “Card Captor Sakura” the two boys play an important role and they are gey.

Okawa told her thought about diversity.




Remarks of Nanase Okawa:

“I think that it is a natural thing to measure people and measure the society with their own “ruler”.

However, if you think that only your “ruler” is correct when you see the “ruler” of a different person,

you think then that it is “weird”.

While diversity is said to be important,

I think that it is better not to hate others’ rulers.

But, if I do not feel completely dislike, I lose my own ruler.

Then it makes me painful.
You should have your “ruler” properly. In addition to that,

I think it will be easier if you have another one when confronting another person.

But it is difficult to have two.” source


Nanase Okawa (大川七瀬 Ōkawa Nanase, born May 2, 1967) is a member of the all-female manga-creating team Clamp. She is the director of the team and is primarily responsible for writing the stories and scripts for Clamp’s various works. (more)