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Toyotarō (とよたろう) is the author of the spin-off manga Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission, which debuted in the November 2012 issue of V-Jump and the illustrator of the Dragon Ball Super manga version. He is Akira Toriyama's chosen successor.
Toyotarō has drawn Dragon Ball ever since he was young, always drawing it after breakfast. Toyotarō was likely the artist working under the name Toyble, and notable for creating a Dragon Ball AF manga in the 2000s.
He was hired by Shueisha in 2012 when he requested being the one to draw Dragon Ball Super and debuted his career as an official manga artist under the name Toyotarō. 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. Toyotarō drew two pages of Dragon Ball Super as demonstration, and Toriyama chose him as his successor.
Toyotarō is the official artist of the manga version of Dragon Ball Super. As of the Universe Survival Saga Toyotarō 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.
Characters designed by Toyotaro
- Vermoud (Co-designed with Toriyama)
- Jerez (Co-designed with Toriyama)
- Toyotarō's favorite scene from Dragon Ball was when Goku turned into a Super Saiyan for the first time against Frieza.
- Toyotarō 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.