Weekly Shonen Jump Authors Pay Their Respects To Akira Toriyama In Magazine Comments

Here’s a list of comments from authors currently working on manga serialization on Weekly Shonen Jump, like Takeru-san, author of Kagurabachi.

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Another week goes by and another set of comments arrive from the authors publishing in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. This time, on issue #17, it’s a special one because all of them have a common objective, which is to share what Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama meant to them.

I’ve already compiled a piece covering major manga authors commenting on his passing but here’s a list of comments from authors currently working on manga serialization on Weekly Shonen Jump, like Takeru-san, author of the fan-favorite Kagurabachi.

Starting off with the one and only creator of One Piece, Eiichiro Oda. (MHA author Kohei Horikoshi hasn’t commented on this issue because the manga is on break)

Eiichiro Oda, One Piece

Right now he’s got a halo on his head and he’s saying “Sure is tough to be a mangaka” while building models without a care in the world. I salute you.

Gege Akutami, Jujutsu Kaisen

I am unworthy of any words. May you rest in peace.

Hitsuji Gondaira, Mission: Yozakura Family

I will chase after you and your giant stature like Arale would. Forever.

Yoshifumi Tozuka, Undead Unluck

Toriyama-san’s creations were always there for me growing up. May you rest in peace.

Yuto Suzuki, Sakamoto Days

When I was a kid, I drew Goku so much I could do it from memory. May you rest in peace.

Shuhei Miyazaki, Me & Roboco

Everything Toriyama-sensei created is a treasure to me. Rest in peace, from the bottom of my heart.

Yusei Matsui, The Elusive Samurai

His manga is still pulsing through my very blood. May he rest in peace.

Shinohara Kenta, Witch Watch

I can’t even calculate how much influence you have had on me. I’m so sad. May you rest in peace.

Miura Kouji, Blue Box

I am drowning in sorrow over the news about Toriyama-sensei. I aspired to create his second-to-none designs and exciting world-building.

Yuki Suenaga, Akane Banashi

It was so sudden that I am at a loss for words. From the bottom of my heart, may you rest in peace.

Masaoki Shindo, RuriDragon

I loved Toriyama-sensei’s art. May he rest in peace.

Tadatoshi Fujimaki, Kill Blue

I doubt there is anybody who was not influenced by him. May Akira Toriyama-sensei rest in peace.

Kawae Kota, Nue’s Exorcist

To me, you were a god. With all my heart and soul, I pray that you rest in peace.

Yoshihiko Hayashi, MamaYuyu

I made so many friends when I was a kid thanks to Dragon Ball. May you rest in peace.

Takeru Hokazono, Kagurabachi

I was one of those terrible kids who would ask his parents for cash as a birthday present. But what could I do, I was addicted to Dragon Ball Heroes.

Itsumo Elck, Two on Ice

The comments you gave me for the Tezuka Award are my treasure and my lifelong guiding light. May you rest in peace.

Terasaka Kento, Green Green Greens

Toriyama-sensei gave, moved, and influenced me so much. May he rest in peace.

Amemiya Kento, Shadow Eliminators

May you rest in peace. I mustn’t cry until I can draw like him.

Numa Shun, Super Psychic Policeman Chojo

I’m filled with so much grief that I still can’t believe it’s true. My deepest condolences.

Matsui Rin, Dear Anemone

Without Dragon Ball, I would not be here. May you rest in peace, Toriyama-sensei.

About Dragon Ball:

Dragon Ball is a manga series by Akira Toriyama. It first began its serialization in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1984.

The manga was later adapted into a multitude of animated series, movies, and games.

The franchise consists of five different anime series, about 21 animated movies, and around 10 games spanning various platforms, from Famicon to Playstation and Xbox.

Synopsis of the Dragon Ball anime:

Goku Son is a young boy who lives in the woods all alone—that is, until a girl named Bulma runs into him in her search for a set of magical objects called the “Dragon Balls.”

Since the artefacts are said to grant one wish to whoever collects all seven, Bulma hopes to gather them and wish for a perfect boyfriend.

Goku happens to be in possession of a dragon ball, but unfortunately for Bulma, he refuses to part ways with it, so she makes him a deal: he can tag along on her journey if he lets her borrow the dragon ball’s power.

With that, the two set off on the journey of a lifetime.

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