Akira Toriyama dies – level 3

12-03-2024 07:00

Akira Toriyama, the renowned creator of Dragon Ball, passed away at 68.

Toriyama left behind a significant legacy, influencing manga worldwide, particularly the shonen genre. Dragon Ball serialized 40 years ago, became a global phenomenon, inspiring cartoons, films, and video games. Toriyama’s impact extended beyond entertainment, shaping art, and even political movements. His work contributed to the international popularity of manga, spreading Japanese culture globally. Notably, Dragon Ball’s characters and themes resonated with audiences worldwide, reflecting resilience and determination.

Toriyama’s influence remains evident in the widespread adoption of manga aesthetics and tropes. His legacy endures as a pioneer of Japanese pop culture.

Difficult words: serialized (published or broadcasted regularly), aesthetics (concerning beauty or the appreciation of beauty), trope (a significant theme).

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