Goku is the world's only hope - the only being on Earth capable of fighting Piccolo, the Great Demon King. But the city-demolishing battle ends with Piccolo birthing a younger, even tougher version of himself who will return in three years' time to finish the destruction wrought by his father.
Akira Toriyama's first weekly series, Dr. Slump, has entertained generations of readers in Japan since it was introduced in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1980. A few years later, he created his wildly popular Dragon Ball series, which brought him international success. Toriyama is also known for his character designs for video games, including Dragon Warrior, Chrono Trigger and Tobal No. 1.