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ARAKAWA Hiromu  [Edit]
Associated Names
Name (in native language)
Birth Place
Hokkaido, Japan
Birth Date
May 8, 1973
Last Updated
September 5th, 1:31am PST
Her real name is ARAKAWA Hiromi (荒川 弘美)

Her self-portrait is usually that of a bespectacled cow, as she was born and raised on a dairy farm in Hokkaido with three older sisters and a younger brother. She worked as a farmer for 8 years before moving to Tokyo.

Arakawa started out as ETO Hiroyuki's assistant writer for Mahōjin Guru Guru and a friend of Shakugan no Shana author TAKAHASHI Yashichirou.

Arakawa's career started with a work titled STRAY DOG, but she is best known for creating the Fullmetal Alchemist.

Friends with SEGAMI Akira.

Arakawa-san gave birth to a son in 2007.

AIYA Kyu was an assistant of hers. INARIYA Fusanosuke was possibly another assistant of hers.

She received the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Award (New Artist Prize) 2011 for Fullmetal Alchemist.

The Shinsei Prize was also awarded to Arakawa.
Blood Type
Comedy(15)  Shounen(14)  Action(13)  Drama(9)  Adventure(8)  Fantasy(7)  Supernatural(6)  Sci-fi(5)  Slice of Life(3)  Josei(2)  Martial Arts(2)  Tragedy(2)  Doujinshi(1)  Historical(1)  Horror(1)  Mystery(1)  Romance(1)  School Life(1) 
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Series Title (Click for series info)   Genre   Year
3.11 o Wasurenai Tame ni - Heroes Comeback   Action, Comedy, Drama, Sci-fi, Shounen, Supernatural   2012
Arslan Senki (ARAKAWA Hiromu)   Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Shounen   2013
Chou Kochikame   Comedy, Shounen   2006
Gin no Saji   Comedy, Drama, Romance, School Life, Shounen, Slice of Life   2011
Hagane no Renkinjutsushi   Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Shounen, Supernatural, Tragedy   2001
Hagane no Renkinjutsushi (Novel)   Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-fi, Shounen, Supernatural   2003
Hagane no Renkinjutsushi - Book in Figure   Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy   2004
Hagane no Renkinjutsushi 4-koma   Comedy, Sci-fi, Shounen, Supernatural   2017
Hyakushou Kizoku   Comedy, Josei, Slice of Life   2008
Juushin Enbu   Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Martial Arts, Shounen   2006
Juushin Enbu dj - Shishi Juushin Enbu   Action, Doujinshi   1998
Kono Sora no Shita de   Action, Adventure   --
Raiden-18   Action, Comedy, Horror   2005
Sangokushi Tamashii   Comedy, Shounen   --
Shanghai Youma Kikai   Action, Comedy, Shounen, Supernatural   2000
Souten no Koumori   Action, Drama, Historical, Martial Arts, Shounen   2006
Stray Dog   Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Shounen, Tragedy   1999
The Art of Fullmetal Alchemist   Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-fi, Shounen, Supernatural   2004
Totsugeki Tonari no Enikksu   Comedy, Shounen   --
Washi no Natsu Yasumi   Comedy, Josei, Slice of Life   --
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