Name: Hiromu Arakawa 荒川 弘
Birthdate: May 8, 1973
Birthplace: Tokachi Hokkaidō, Japan
Occupation: Manga Artist
First Work: Stray Dog
Hiromu Arakawa was born and raised in a dairy farm in Hokkaido. She was born as an artist and started studying painting once a month while working at their farm.
“I love to read manga!” “I love to draw manga so much I don’t know what to do!” “I draw,therefore I am!” “That’s all the proof I need to know that I exist!! I’m satisfied with just that!!!”
→ Hiromu Arakawa; Fullmetal Alchemist volume 3
She likes Darth Vader, and loves to collect books. She started as an assistant for Hiroyuki Etō, and began on her own career with Stray Dog in 1999. In 2001, Hiromu Arakawa published the first chapter of Fullmetal Alchemist in Monthly Shonen Gangan, and the rest is history.