Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa

Manga artist Hiromu Arakawa was born in Tokachi, Hokkaido. After high school, she worked on her family's dairy farm while taking monthly oil painting classes. She also took up drawing dojinshi manga, as well as yonkoma (gag strips) for a magazine.

She began her professional manga career as the assistant of Hiroyuki Eto. Her first solo work was 'Stray Dog', which was published Monthly Shonen Gangan in 1999. She began her best known serial, 'Fullmetal Alchemist' in this same magazine in 2001. She also participated in the anime adaptation of this series by Bone Studios.

She lives and works in Tokyo, where she has published other works like 'Raiden 18', 'Souten no Koumori' and 'Hero Tales', the latter under the name Huang Jin Zhou together with Studio Flag.

Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa

Last updated: 2011-08-05

Series and books by Hiromu Arakawa in stock in the Lambiek Webshop:


Since 1999, Lambiek presents the Comiclopedia as a free service to comic fans from all over the world. The database has expanded to over 12,000 biographies of international comic artists, and also has an extensive Dutch section about comics in the Netherlands.
For 15 years, the site was funded from the resources of our Amsterdam-based shop. However, the current economical circumstances make it difficult for us to maintain this service. At the moment the Comiclopedia's sole editor works for us free of charge, aided by a couple of (international) volunteers.

If you want to help us continue and improve our ever- expanding database, we would appreciate your donation through Paypal.