HIRO MASHIMA was born May 3, 1977, in the Nagano prefecture. His series Rave Master has made him one of the most popular manga artists in America. Fairy Tail, currently being serialized in Weekly Shonen Magazine, is his latest creation. The author lives in Tokyo, Japan.
- "[Fairy Tail] has already made a major impression on the market--it is ranked at #22 on the latest ICv2 'Top 50 Manga Properties List, ' the highest ranking by far for any series that has debuted in 2008 so far." --ICV2.com