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About the Author: Hiromu Arakawa

Associated names :
荒川弘美 (real name)

Name (in native language) : 荒川弘

Zodiac : Taurus

Blood type : A

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 thought about being a manga artist "since [she] was little" and during her school years, she would often draw on textbooks. After graduating high school, she took oil painting classes once a month for seven years while working on her family's farm. During this time, she also created dōjinshi manga with her friends and drew yonkoma for a magazine.

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

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

For Fullmetal Alchemist manga, Arakawa had read alchemy-related books, which she found very complicated due to the fact that some books contradicted others. Arakawa was attracted more by the philosophical aspects than the practical aspects. For the Equivalent Exchange concept, she was inspired by the work of her parents who had a farm in Hokkaidō and always had to give all their effort in order to earn the money to eat.

Friends with Akira Segami.

Arakawa-san gave birth to a son in 2007.

Kyu Aiya was an assistant of hers. Fusanosuke Inariya 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.

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Goodreads rating: 4.62

, Published in Jan 2009 by Norma Editorial

ISBN10: 8498477573 | ISBN13: 9788498477573

Los hermanos Edward y Alphonse Elric viven en un mundo donde la magia y la alquimia existen y se pueden practicar. Después de la muerte de su madre, juntos tratarán de resucitarla a través de la alquimia. Pero algo sale mal y Edward pierde un brazo y una pierna, y el espíritu de Alphonse acaba relegado en una vieja armadura.

Para poder recuperar sus cuerpos deciden apuntarse al ejército de Amestris, en la división de alquimistas, para así poder seguir investigando sobre “la piedra filosofal” que puede devolverlos a la normalidad. Lo que no esperaban descubrir es que detrás de la piedra filosofal hay toda una conspiración escondida para destruir el mundo entero tal y como lo conocemos...

- La serie ha arrasado en medio mundo con todo tipo de merchandising: cartas, anime, videojuegos, artbooks...
- En 2009 fue el cuarto manga más vendido en Japón.
- La serie de anime ha recibido varios premios, entre los que destacamos el American Anime Awards en cinco categorías distintas en el 2007, o el Anime Grand Prix a Mejor Anime en el 2003.


Premio Shōgakukan 2004 al mejor shonen.

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