Akira Toriyama’s Mechanical Designs

My 2017 article about Akira Toriyama’s mechanical design work is undoubtedly┬áthe most popular article ever published on Zimmerit. It’s also a bit outdated (it predates the English release of Manga Theater) and perhaps more relevant than ever (with a new Sand Land series airing on Disney+ and a video game right around the corner), so I figured it deserved the video treatment.

Of course, I wasn’t expecting Akira Toriyama to pass away while I was working on the video. I don’t think there’s much I can say about his legacy that hasn’t been said already by people more qualified than me (or that I didn’t say in the video), but I thought it was still important to celebrate some of the lesser-known aspects of his oeuvre.

Thank you for everything, Mr. Toriyama.