This is a thread, a compilation of hours worth of searches for one-shots of his other works. Most of which, unfortunately, can't be found on mangafox or mangareader or any other mainstream manga viewing website. Almost all of them are not in English. Just something for fans of Akira Toriyama and not just Dragon Ball to see. I won't be posting the mainstream mangas that you can easily find on mangafox or mangareader, though I will provide links for them. Unfortunately, there are some that only have a few images because I couldn't find any more.
I just realized that there's no spoiler tag in this forum. So this will be a very heavy image thread. Be warned. lolAwawa World (あわわ ワールド)
Release date: 1977. It has never been commercially published.
In 1977, Akira Toriyama World Awawa participated with an annual competition for new mangaka, sponsored by Shueisha in Monthly Young Jump magazine.
Awawa World is a short comic story that goes with superheroes and samurai in feudal Japan. Unfortunately, Awawa World was never published in full as a tankobon or even integrated into a collection or magazine of the time, but only in editions of 5 (March 1983) and No. 6 (May 1983) IBRD LAND PRESS, a newsletter of the official fan club of Akira Toriyama, Akira Toriyama called Hozonkai (鸟山明 保存 会), where this work was published in two parts. In short, Awawa World was never published commercially.
This gag story set in ancient Japan attempts to mix modern situations with the older culture (such as a policeman issuing a ticket to a peasant for keeping his horse in a no-parking zone.) The artwork is pretty traditional, but the character designs are flat, heavy and rather ugly. This was an entry in the "Monthly Young Jump Award" contest.
Some pages of the original World Awawa were exposed in exposure Ehxibition Akira Toriyama, who toured Japan in 90 years. The images shown here are part of the exhibition catalog.Mysterious Rain Jack (謎 の レイン ジャック)
Release date: 1978. It has never been commercially published.
It was in the Monthly Young Jump Award 1978 that Toriyama drew the attention of Shueisha. With Mysterious Rain Jack, he managed to be a finalist in the contest. Mysterious Rain Jack is a parody of Star Wars with a very similar style of comedy of Dr. Slump.
As Awawa World, Mysterious Rain Jack was never published in full as a tankobon or even integrated into a collection or magazine of the time, but only in editions of 3 (October 1982) and No. 4 (January 1983) IBRD LAND PRESS, a newsletter of the official fan club of Akira Toriyama, Akira Toriyama called Hozonkai, where this work was published in two parts. In short, Mysterious Rain Jack was never published commercially.
A parody of Star Wars, this gag one-shot features many of the character designs that would later appear in Dr. Slump. The character artwork is a little cleaner than that of Awawa World, and the story has very little to do with the Star Wars plot. This was a finalist for the "Monthly Young Jump Awards" contest.
Some pages original Mysterious Rain Jack were exposed in exposure Akira Toriyama Exhibition that toured Japan in 90 years. The images here are those that figured in the exhibition catalog. Mysterious Rain Jack probably will never be reprinted, because the originals were stolen in the 90s. Wonder Island
(Shonen Jump #25, Jan., 1979)
Wonder Island is a series of two one shot manga written by Akira Toriyama. The first chapter appeared in Weekly Shonen Jump in 1978 and was featured in Akira Toriyama's Manga Theater Vol. 1 in 1983. The setting of this manga appears later on in Toriyama's later series Dr. Slump.
A strange place inhabited by King Ghidra, a witch, and a Tarzan-like caveman. The stories start off with things like a Japanese Special Attack Force washing ashore, or a detective arriving to arrest a criminal. Wonder Island continues the character designs from Rain Jack and Awawa World, along with the same slapstick humor.PART 1: PART 2: Today's Highlight Island
(Shonen Jump #20, April, 1979)
A junior high school student, Kanta, lives on Highlight. A toothache keeps him from eating, even though he loves school lunches. The dentist can't cure him, and when he is completely unable to attend classes, the result is a huge uproar. Tomato, Girl Detective
(Shonen Jump Special #15, Aug., 1979)
Akai Tomato, 18, is assigned to the Yoikora Police Station. Everything she does gets messed up, but she eventually catches the criminal. This work leads up to Dr. Slump, and the use of a girl as the main character. Dr. Slump (Dr. スランプ Dokutā Suranpu?)
A Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Akira Toriyama. It was serialized in Shueisha's anthology comic Weekly Shōnen Jump from 1980 to 1984 which were collected into 18 tankōbon volumes. The manga was adapted into an anime series by Toei Animation that ran from 1981 to 1986 consisting of 243 episodes and a remake series consisting of 74 episodes that ran from 1997 to 1999. The series helped launch Toriyama's career and was awarded the Shogakukan Manga Award for shōnen and shōjo manga in 1982.LINK: (Link removed by moderator.)
(I won't be posting the Dr. Slump images here. You could easily read it through the link, and it's already translated to English. This is the most complete reading of Dr. Slump you will get off the internet, through that link. Other manga viewing websites would only reach the first half. Though it's listed as only 3 volumes, that's the complete manga on that link)Escape
(Shonen Jump Special #10, Jan., 1982)
Escape is a short story five pages and was published originally in full color on the special edition of Weekly Shonen Jump from 10/01/1982. Dr. Slump was released when it was published weekly in the pages of Weekly Shonen Jump.
The story takes place in the Escape Umekobucha planet, Earth in the distant year of 2070. We have the main character, a young girl who is desperately running away from something when it comes face to face with a dragon. After the scare, the young girl realizes that it was just a puppy.
The story so i implies that she is struggling for life, but suddenly when she sees no way out and is found, we see that it was all a game of hide and seek among children. "The world lived in peace ..."
Interestingly between editions number 19 (July 1985) and 23 (January 1987) of Land Bird Press, the back cover of these carried a page of history. Comprising a total of one year and a half to the story of only five pages to be completed. As the covers of Bird Land Press were not made in 4 colors, but 2 or 3 colors, the pages of Escape were left with a single and unique coloring of this publication.
Later, Escape was republished in black and white in the second volume of the compilation of short stories "Akira Toriyama One Shots" March 1988, under the seal JC (Jump Comics) and in another building, also in black and white, June 2003, "Akira Toriyama One Shots" No one, under the seal SJR (Shueisha Jump Remix).
The original illustrations Escape without cutting mark, were published in the book Akira Toriyama Exhibition, 1993. And in his reprint of 1995.
Escape The most interesting is by difference in their features and details in respect of Dr. Slump, which was previously the first major work as Toriyama manga at the time. The difference between the two works is very large. Escape, though innocent of the plot, gave readers a taste of the versatility of the design of Akira Toriyama.The female protagonist as well as an anthropomorphic character make appearances in the Dragon Ball anime in the episode "Prelude to Vengeance" where they are seen in West City running in panic with everyone else. LINK: (Link removed by moderator.)
(I won't be posting the Escape images here. You could easily read it through the link, and it's translated to English already)I'LL ADD MORE IMAGES MAYBE TOMORROW. THIS THREAD IS NOT YET DONE. I WONDER WHY THERE'S NO SPOILER TAG HERE. OH WELL.