Happy Birthday To “Fairy Tail” Mangaka Hiro Mashima (May 3, 2014)

When it comes to sharing epic adventures, humorous content, and a unique art style, a few come to mind, and one of them is Hiro Mashima.

Hiro_ProfileMashima discovered manga at a young age, and it didn’t take him long to realize that he wanted to become a mangaka. After acquiring the basic art techniques in school, he decided to make it on his own as a professional artist.

Following shortly after, Mashima made his debut in Weekly Shonen Jump with his manga series Rave from 1999 to 2005. One year later, his most popular manga, Fairy Tail, serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine, which is still ongoing — alongside a hit anime adaption of the series as well.

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After 14+ years of drawing and storyboard planning, along with releasing 75+ manga volumes in total, Mashima continues to provde anime fans with classic adventures. His stories have inspired us, motivated us, and humored us, and we’re quite thankful. Today, Mashima has turned 37! We would like to say Happy Birthday Hiro Mashima; we hope you continue your fantasy fairytales for many years to come.


Commentary & Discussion

Mashima is the first popular mangaka who communicates with his fans via social media — specifically Twitter. That’s something all mangaka’s should follow. Now, with over 75+ manga volumes and two manga series, which series/volume is your absolute favorite? Let us know!

Author: Lindo Korchi

After realizing that writing was his native language, Lindo set out on creating a novel. Eventually he realized that it would be 'impossible' to make a career out of it - discarding his dream. It wasn't until he began writing for Anime Expo's news site, Inside AX, that he would discover the multitude of routes that journalism holds. Since that time, he's reclaimed his dream and has continued to hone his skills in the art of literary. While covering conventions, he found an additional art-form that he would fall in love with -- photography. Now the journey truly begins for our young warrior.