—Shouzou Kaga, regarding Mayumi Hirota
Mayumi Hirota (広田 麻由美 Hirota Mayumi) was an artist who had worked on various Fire Emblem media. She first contributed to Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War, and later also served as the character designer for Fire Emblem: Thracia 776. Her artwork was featured in the artbook Fire Emblem Treasure and in the original Fire Emblem TCG. When Shouzou Kaga left Intelligent Systems to design TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga at Enterbrain, Hirota was the game's illustrator. Hirota later worked with Kaga again on Vestaria Saga I, a freeware strategy RPG Kaga produced after retiring from the industry.
Hirota passed away unexpectedly on December 11, 2018. Her original illustrations for Thracia 776 were previously set to be given a public debut at the Fire Emblem Expo in 2019.
- Fire Emblem Treasure artbook
- Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 - Character design
- TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga - Character design