Junichi Masuda

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Junichi Masuda (増田 順一, Masuda Jun'ichi, born January 12, 1968) is a Japanese video game composer, director, designer, producer, singer, programmer and trombonist, best known for his work in the Pokémon franchise. He is a member of the Game Freak board of directors, and has been employed at the company since 1989 when he founded it alongside Satoshi Tajiri and Ken Sugimori.With the development of new Pokémon games, Masuda took new roles in future projects. He began to produce and direct games, starting with Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, and became responsible for approving new character models. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Junichi Masuda has received more than 632,853 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Junichi Masuda is the 1,124th most popular composer (down from 946th in 2019), the 1,234th most popular biography from Japan (down from 983rd in 2019) and the 15th most popular Japanese Composer.

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  • 24

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  • 4.14

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  • 2.68

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among composers, Junichi Masuda ranks 1,124 out of 1,228Before him are Ezio Bosso, Franghiz Ali-Zadeh, Hiroyuki Sawano, Charles Tomlinson Griffes, Alexandre Levy, and Zakir Hussain. After him are Rachel Portman, Pascal Dusapin, R. D. Burman, Christopher Young, Hamilton Harty, and Vicente Amigo.

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Among people born in 1968, Junichi Masuda ranks 235Before him are Hedi Slimane, Katarina Barley, Sandrine Kiberlain, Martin Max, Ishtar, and Luke Goss. After him are Manuel Rivera-Ortiz, Kristin Chenoweth, Hikaru Midorikawa, Sandra Roelofs, Jaume Balagueró, and Jorge Salinas.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Junichi Masuda ranks 1,234 out of 5,560Before him are Kazuo Ozaki (1960), George W. Casey Jr. (1948), Nikka Costa (1972), Hiromasa Yonebayashi (1973), Tetsuo Hamuro (1917), and Kaoru Kadohara (1970). After him are Hisashi Kimura (1870), Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi (1975), Shigeharu Ueki (1954), Katsuya Okada (1953), Nobuyo Fujishiro (1960), and Naomi Kawase (1969).

Among COMPOSERS In Japan

Among composers born in Japan, Junichi Masuda ranks 15Before him are Akira Ifukube (1914), Kenji Kawai (1957), Koji Kondo (1961), Akira Yamaoka (1968), Masaaki Suzuki (1954), and Hiroyuki Sawano (1980). After him are Kazumi Totaka (1967) and Hitoshi Sakimoto (1969).

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