Arakawa, Hiromu

Arakawa, Hiromu

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Family name: 荒川
Birthday: May 8, 1973
Member Favorites: 2766
Her real name is Hiromi Arakawa (荒川弘美)
Gender: Female
Blood Type: A
Hometown: Tokachi, Hokkaido, Japan

Her self-portrait is usually that of a bespectacled cow, as she was born and raised in a dairy farm with three older sisters and a younger brother.

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

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

The author is friends with SEGAMI Akira
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Arakawa Under the Bridge x Bridge
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Fullmetal Alchemist
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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood - 4-Koma Theater
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3.11 wo Wasurenai Tame ni Heroes Comeback
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Recent News

Hiromu Arakawa is Drawing a Manga Adaptation of The Heroic Legend of Arslan
Brand - May 14, 2013
27 replies by iLaw »»
Jul 16, 2013 4:39 AM
Arakawa Hiromu To Start a New Manga 'Silver Spoon' [Update Mar 26] ( 1 2 )
dtshyk - Feb 25, 2011
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Apr 3, 2011 1:12 AM
Gikiseima | Today, 4:55 AM
am i the only one around here

who didn't like her works .,.

zuttomaekara | Jun 17, 8:47 PM
Senseeeeeiii.. I love you! Thank you soooo much for creating Gin No Saji and FMA!


vikki7783 | May 15, 6:26 AM
Happy birthday, sensei... Really late but oh well :/

hellion13 | Apr 7, 6:56 PM
Gin no Saji is such a great work and it seems like lots of people comparing it to FMA which is not suppose to be, i love how Gin no Saji is slice of life where it become entertaining and the characters developed fast but not rush, its like watching ur child become adult so fast but you know its been so many years XD, really good job..*thumbs up*
@farizal -the person below- whats wrong about that i dont think there something wrong about her accepting the 2003FMA, yes it true there is some people who like it better but because everything is subjective its not like everyone will love the same thing and FMA2009 did a goodjob and looks like MALusers think too because it score higher than 2003FMA and i think its enough to make her happy...

farizal | Apr 3, 9:03 AM
i feel sorry for her. She should've rejected the 2003 anime and accept it when the manga series ends. Too bad she accepts the 2003 anime,
because of that FMA anime has 2 versions and people still comparing which one's better among them.
It's hurt to know when some poeple liked the 2003 anime (which is not based on her original work) more than the 2009 (based on her original work).

Archmedinian | Mar 29, 9:02 AM
Great artist but I think she should work on more gore and violent scenes.

Daeson | Mar 26, 2:21 PM
A cow wearing glasses has written one of the highest quality manga in existence, shounen or otherwise.

To anyone who praises the (human) classic literature authors ever again, I say:


amazingbrian | Feb 9, 9:09 AM
FMA:B is probably one of my favorite artstyles now that i have watched it, some what realistic and no moe!

vikki7783 | Feb 6, 2:06 PM
A lot of people seem to dislike her art style, idk why because the art style of say Death Note or Clannad or One Piece doesn't fit the story of FMA

Kenneth_ | Feb 2, 8:58 AM
I love Arakawa,
Such a great writer with great drawing skills.

Also, If I could, I would thank her for creating the masterpiece Fma;B

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