Hiro mashima was born on May 3,1977 in Nagano, Japan. For as long as he could remember he had wanted to become an artist.
“I’ve been drawing as long as I can remember. I have an early memory of my grandfather showing me a manga magazine that he picked up somewhere. I thought the drawings in it was so cool, so I tried to copy it. That’s probably when I realized that I love to draw. And I still love to draw!”
His father yearned to become a proffesional artist but died before he could. This all happened when mashima was a young boy. After the loss of his dad, mashima started reading manga such as dragon ball and Dragonball Z, and later stated that Toriyama Akira (creator of Dragonball and Dragonball Z) and Yudetamago (a.k.a, Yoshinori Nakai and Takashi Shimada, creators of ultimate muscle) were his inspiration to become a proffesional artist.
His first novel (Rave Master) became an animated show in 2001, staying popular until 2005 which is around the time he started another show called Fairy tail which gained him more fame. Both Tv shows are still watched today while Fairy tail is still going.