Birthdate : 03 / 05 / 1977
Nationality : Japan
Jobs : Cartoonist, Scriptwriter
Japan Expo and Pika Edition are delighted to announce that Hiro MASHIMA is coming to Japan Expo 11th Impact!
A major author of Shônen Manga, Hiro MASHIMA publishes his first Manga, Rave, in Weekly Shônen Magazine between 1998 and 2005. This long-winded adventure ended up with 35 books and a 51 episode TV series. Afterwards he made a few short stories (Plue’s Dog Diaries, Mashima-en…) published in Tankobon and Mashima-En, before starting a new series in 2006: Fairy Tail.
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Hiro MASHIMA owes his success in France to Fairy Tail, published by Pika Edition since 2008. With over 700,000 copies sold in France, it sits pretty atop the Manga best-sellers list thanks to a remarkable style and a clever mix of action, humor and magic carried along by off-the-wall characters. He was also awarded the Best Shônen Japan Expo Award in 2009!
2010, MASHIMA’s year! After the issue of Mashima-En in February, the first volumes of two new series are being published this year: Monster Hunter Orage, inspired from the video game Monster Hunter, and Monster Soul (to be released in June and September 2010 by Pika Edition). On the program: a public conference and signing sessions!
- Signing session Friday 02 July, 16h30-17h30, Signing Room #5
- Conference and public drawing Saturday 03 July, 14h30-16h00, Panel Discussion #2
- Signing session Saturday 03 July, 17h00-18h30, Signing Room #5
- Signing session Saturday 03 July, 11h00-13h00, Signing Room #1
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