Hiro Mashima

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Birth Name

Hiro Mashima

Eye Color


Place Of Birth

Nagano, Japan


45 years old

Birth Date

March 04, 1977

Star Sign


Hiro Mashima Facts

Child Star?



Manga Artist

Net Worth

$20 million


1.6m (5'3"")



Chinese Year

Year of the Snake

About Hiro Mashima

Hiro Mashima is a Japanese manga artist born on May 3, 1977.

From 1999 through 2005, Hiro Mashima achieved success with his debut serial 'Rave Master', which was serialized in Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine. 'Fairy Tail', which was published in the same magazine from 2006-2017, went on to become one of the best-selling manga series, selling over 72 million copies.

Hiro Mashima began the current 'Edens Zero' project in 2018. In 2009, 'Fairy Tail' received the Kodansha Manga Award for shonen manga. Hiro Mashima received the Harvey Awards International Spotlight Award in 2017 and the Fauve Special Award at the 2018 Angoulême International Comics Festival.

Hiro Mashima Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Hiro Mashima's net worth?

The net worth of Hiro Mashima is $20 million.

How much does Hiro Mashima earn per year?

Hiro Mashima earns around $4 million annually.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Hiro Mashima?

Hiro Mashima stands at 5 ft 4 in (162 cm) tall.

How old is Hiro Mashima?

Hiro Mashima is 45 years old as of 2022.

Childhood And Education

Hiro Mashima was born in Nagano, Japan. Hiro Mashima remarked that he has always known he wanted to be a manga artist.

His father was an aspiring professional artist who died while Mashima was young. He admired and was influenced by creator Akira Toriyama's 'Dragon Ball' manga. As a boy growing up in the highlands, his grandfather would bring him discarded manga he found.

Mashima would sketch them after reading them. He began to rebel and get into problems in middle school, but he continued to draw every day. He became the guitarist for the rock band Night Meeting in high school, which performed once every two or three months.

Mashima was eventually dismissed from school indefinitely owing to his irresponsibility, and after reflecting during this time away, he decided to try his luck as a professional manga artist.

After graduating from high school, Hiro Mashima moved to Tokyo and enrolled at a school specializing in teaching manga artists, but he dropped out before completing his studies. He remarked that while it taught him the fundamentals, he did not believe it would benefit him as a professional.

Family, Romance And Relationships

Who is Hiro Mashima's partner?

Hiro Mashima is married and is the father of a daughter. There is no additional information about his married life.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

While working part-time at an arcade in 1998, Mashima developed the one-shot manga 'Magician' and entered it in a competition offered by Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine. Meanwhile, his one-shot 'Bad Boys Song' was released in August 1998.

'Magician' won the Rookie Prize and earned Mashima about $7,000 when it was published in the 51st edition of Weekly Shonen Magazine in 1998. He made his official serialization debut in Weekly Shonen Magazine with 'Rave Master' the following year. It ran until 2005 and was converted into an anime called 'Groove Adventure Rave' between 2001 and 2002.

After finishing 'Rave Master', the Japanese artist serialized 'Monster Soul' in the monthly magazine Comic BomBom from 2005-2007. Mashima wrote a narrative on his own and submitted it to manga editors, which led to him winning a competition. He made his official serialization debut in Weekly Shonen Magazine with 'Rave Master' the following year.

Hiro Mashima launched 'Fairy Tail' in Weekly Shonen Magazine in 2006, and it has since become one of the best-selling and most successful manga series in history, with over 72 million copies sold. Before concluding in 2017, it produced a vast franchise, including multiple spin-offs and adaptations. Mashima developed a crossover manga between 'Rave Master' and 'Fairy Tail' in 2011, which was published in the May issue of Weekly Shonen Magazine. In August 2013, it was turned into an original video animation.

A special issue of Weekly Shonen Magazine in 2013 included a short crossover between 'Fairy Tail' and Nakaba Suzuki's 'The Seven Deadly Sins'. Each artist created a yonkoma (four-panel comic) of the other's story. In December 2013, there was a crossover chapter between these two. 'Fairy Tail' had its monthly magazine titled Monthly Fairy Tail Magazine from July 17, 2014, to July 17, 2015, including a prequel manga titled 'Fairy Tail Zero' by Mashima himself.

'Fairy Tail: Ice Trail' by Yusuke Shirato, 'Fairy Tail Blue Mistral' by Rui Watanabe, and 'Fairy Girls' by Boku were launched in 2014. 'Fairy Tail Side Stories', a spin-off manga created by Kyta Shibano, debuted on July 30, 2015, on Kodansha's free Magazine Pocket mobile app. 'Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest', the official sequel to 'Fairy Tail', debuted on Magazine Pocket on July 25, 2018.

Mashima serialized 'Monster Hunter Orage', an adaptation of the 'Monster Hunter' video games, in Monthly Shonen Rival from 2008 to 2009 while working on 'Fairy Tail'.

On June 27, 2018, Mashima launched the 'Edens Zero' series in Weekly Shonen Magazine. From October to December 2018, he worked on the Mashima Hero's mini-series for Weekly Shonen Magazine's 60th anniversary. It combines his three series, 'Rave Master', 'Fairy Tail', and 'Edens Zero'.

Other Interesting Hiro Mashima Facts And Trivia

  • The Japanese artist is most known for his 'Fairy Tail' and 'Rave Master' manga series, but he also produced the 'Monster Hunter Orage' and 'Monster Soul' manga series.
  • Mashima's 'Fairy Tail' has been featured in Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine since 2006, alongside 'Rave Master'.
  • 'Dragon Ball' manga is the favorite manga of the Japanese artist.

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