Hiromu Arakawa

荒川弘, Hiromi Arakawa (荒川弘美)
Birth:May 8, 1973
Years active:1999-Present
Hometown:Churui (Currently Makubetsu), Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan
Blood Type:A
Real name: Hiromi Arakawa Her selfportrait 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 Etou Hiroyukishttps://anilist.co/staff/98901/ assistant writer for Mahoujin Guru Guruhttps://anilist.co/manga/34080/ and a friend of Shakugan no Shanahttps://anilist.co/manga/33074/ author Yashichiro Takahashihttps://anilist.co/staff/99114/. Arakawas career started with a work titled STRAY DOGhttps://anilist.co/manga/33303/ but she is best known for creating the Fullmetal Alchemisthttps://anilist.co/manga/30025/ world and manga. The author is friends with Akira Segamihttps://anilist.co/staff/97387/. Due to a lack of real publicity photos of Arakawa a great sum of her fanbase has no idea what she really looks like even to this day. There are some scarce pictures of the real Arakawa in the web but they are very low in quality and are rarely used as reference. Many fans have mistaken photos of Romi Parkhttps://anilist.co/staff/95082/RomiPark Edward Elrics seiyuu as photos of Arakawa because of the setup in one particular image in which Romi Park poses as a mangaka. Romi Park is known for representing Arakawa in public appearances in which Arakawa is not able to attend. Awards: 1999: 9th 21st Century Enix Award for Stray Dog 2003: 49th Shogakukan Manga Award Shnen category for Fullmetal Alchemist 2011: 15th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize New Artist Prize category. 2011: 42nd Seiun Award Best Science Fiction Comic category for Fullmetal Alchemist 2012: 5th Manga Taish Award for Silver Spoon 2012: 58th Shogakukan Manga Award Shnen category for Silver Spoon 2013: 1st Contents Award of Japan Food Culture Grand Prize for Silver Spoon 2023: 1st Rakuten Kobos EBook Manga Award I Want to Read it Now Featured Manga category for Yomi no Tsugai 2023: 7th Tsutaya Comic Award for Yomi no Tsugai