(according to this site (Japanese info site for manga artists), posted by GaluxKitty here, and translated by AA battery and posted here.)
Pic of Arakawa-sensei
Gender: Female, married, mother of two (first child, son, was born in Fall of 2007, second child was born in Summer of 2011). (...husband is said to be a municipal government employee, but found no official source to confirm this yet. ^^)
B-day: 1973 May 8th (that means, she is 38, as of Aug. 2011)
Born in: Chuurui village, Tokachi, Hokkaido, Japan.
Currently lives in: Saitama, Japan
Family: Dairy and crop farmer in Tokachi, Hakkaido Japan. Helped family farm before debuting as a manga artist.
Education: Chuurui Junior high school, Obihiro Agricultural High School (said to be the model for the school in her current weekly series manga, "Silver Spoon")
Blood type: A
Astrology Sign: Taurus
Hobby: Loves cows a whole lot
Favorite place: Mountain
Fav color: Skyblue
Fav food: Miso soup
Fav country: Japan, then China
Fav sport: Karate (holds Black Belt) & Volleyball
Fav novel: Kino's Journey
Fav saying: People who don't work get no food
Her manga Studio: Ushigoya (cow barn/shed) Firm
Offical Site: n/a
"Stray Dog" 9th Shounen Gangan Manga Award of the 21st Century
"Fullmetal Alchemist" The 49th Shougakugan Manga Award
"Fullmetal Alchemist" 2011 Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize - "New Artist Prize" category
"Fullmetal Alchemist" 2011 Japanese SF "Seiun" Award - Manga section
"Silver Spoon" Booklog Grand Prix - Manga category (March, 2012)
"Silver Spoon" 5th Manga Taisho Award (March, 2012)
*Hiromu Arakawa first began as a 4koma (4 panel comic strips) artist for video games in a game company.
*She had the promise with her family that until age 25, she has to work in her family farm (with cows and other stuff) until her younger brother has a stable career.
*Then finally at 1999, when she was 25, she submitted a short story to monthly magazine Shounen GanGan, and won the Shounen GanGan's 9th Manga Award of the 21st century.
*At 2001 August, "Fullmetal Alchemist" began to appear on Shounen GanGan, then got published into manga books, and that piece of work won the 49th Shougakugan Manga Award at 2004.
*In May, 2011, Arakawa was nominated for the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize and won the New Artist Prize category.
*In July, 2011, Fullmetal Alchemist won the manga section of 2011 Japanese SF "Seiun" Award.
Stray Dog (one-shot) 1999
Totsugeki Tonari no Enix (突撃となりのエニックス) (one-shot) 2000
Shanghai Yōma Kikai (上海妖魔鬼怪, Demons of Shanghai) (manga) 2000
Fullmetal Alchemist (鋼の錬金術師) (manga) 2001-2010
Raiden-18 (manga) 2005, 2011
Souten no Koumori (蒼天の蝙蝠) (one-shot) 2006
Juushin Enbu (獣神演武, Hero Tales) (manga) 2006-2010
Hyakushou Kizoku (百姓貴族, Noble Farmer) (manga) 2006-
Silver Spoon (銀の匙) (manga) 2011-
Raiden Tameemon (one-shot) 2011
<Info edited in by Tombow and Michiyo->
~ Um....abt Hiromu Arakawa Sensei... ~
i really want to know whether Arakawa sensei is a male or female...i know his name was a male name (and i believed that he's a male)...but there are some people saying that they saw in the GANGAN magazine said that he is a female...so...i don't really know whether he is a male or a female...?