Hiro Mashima was born May 3, 1977 and is a Manga artist and Creator. His notable Works are Rave Master and Fairy Tail. His creations are published in Kodansha's Weekly Manga Magazine respectively. He has worked on 8 different mangas as either a contributor or creator. He currently has a Younger Daughter.
The manga Rave Master follwed a boy named Haru (The Current Rave Master) as he quests to find the remanding Rave Stones along Plue and Elie. The manga lasted 296 chapters and ran from 1999 to 2005. The manga received positive reviews yet it wasnt widely popular though it had a fanbase. It earned a 3/4 stars form Del Rey magazine stating it had a shaky story at 1st but generally picked up after the first story arc.
Fairy Tail is an ongoing manga since Aug 23, 2006. The manga is being published by Kodansha and the story revolves around Lucy ,Natsu and their companions of Fairy Tail as they go on many adventures. The Manga is very well received as it once marked the top ten Mangas of the year. About.com's Deb Aoki listed as the best Shonen of 2008. It is also the winner of the Kodansha Manga Award for Shonen manga of 2009. The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animations Industry awarded it best comedy Manga of 2009.
- Plue's Dog Diaries (2002-2007)
- Mashima-en Vol.1 & 2 (2003)
- Monster Soul (2006-2007)
- Monster Hunter Orage (2008-2009)
- Sangokushi Taisen card illustration
- Respect Gundam contribution
- Each main character of his mangas are named after a season:
- Rave Master (Haru = Spring)
- Fairy Tail (Natsu = Summer)
- Monster Soul (Aki = Autumn)
- Monster Hunter Orage (Shiki = Four Seasons)
- When Asked about Gray Fullbuster's habit of stripping at SDCC, he replied that it was a habit of his own.
- He originally planned for Fairy Tail to last only 10 volumes but that changed due to both Fan base and him personally wanting to continue drawing the manga.