Akira Toriyama dies – level 1

12-03-2024 07:00

Akira Toriyama is a Japanese artist. He creates Dragon Ball. He dies last week. He is 68 years old.

Toriyama tells stories about a boy who collects magical balls to fight evil. Dragon Ball becomes famous worldwide. There are cartoons and films about the boy.

Toriyama’s work has an impact on manga. Thanks to him, many Japanese people are interested in culture. His stories teach us not to give up. His work is important not only for other artists but also for changing politics. Toriyama’s characters are still popular today.

Difficult words: evil (something very bad or harmful), manga (a style of Japanese comic books), culture (books, films, theatres, and so on).

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