Adviser, Hakusensha Inc.
Born in Niigata Prefecture, 1952. After graduating from Keio University, TORISHIMA joined Shueisha Inc. in 1976. As an editor of the manga magazine Shukan Shonen Jump, he contributed to the success of many titles, including Dr. SLUMP (1980-84) and DRAGON BALL (1984-95). He is known to be the model of Dr. MASHIRITO, a character in Dr. SLUMP. Through the columns in the magazine, Jump Hosokyoku and Famicom Shinken, he be-friended SAKUMA Akira and HORII Yuji, with whom he teamed up to create Dragon Quest (1986), closely involved in the game industry since its early days. In 1993, he became the first editor-in-chief of the V Jump, a game and media magazine he proposed to Shueisha Inc. In 1996, he returned to the Shukan Shonen Jump office as editor-in-chief to further reinforce its media franchising and talent training projects. He contributed to the success of more comics such as Yu-Gi-Oh! (1996-2004), ONE PIECE (1997-) and NARUTO (1999-2014). In recognition of his achievement in media franchising, he was appointed the general manager of the publication rights office and the editorial director in charge of three Jump publications (weekly, monthly and V). He held several senior positions in Shueisha Inc., including the executive managing director, before taking on his current role as an advisor to Hakusensha, Inc.