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Masahiro Sakurai

1970 - Today

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Masahiro Sakurai (桜井 政博, Sakurai Masahiro, born August 3, 1970) is a Japanese video game director and game designer best known as the creator of the Kirby and Super Smash Bros. series. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Masahiro Sakurai has received more than 1,650,461 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Masahiro Sakurai is the 20th most popular game designer (up from 23rd in 2019), the 1,145th most popular biography from Japan (up from 1,191st in 2019) and the 11th most popular Japanese Game Designer.

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  • 1.7M

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  • 46.97

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 26

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.34

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.93

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among GAME DESIGNERS

Among game designers, Masahiro Sakurai ranks 20 out of 56Before him are Toru Iwatani, Shigesato Itoi, Shinji Mikami, Hironobu Sakaguchi, Klaus Teuber, and Gary Gygax. After him are Peter Molyneux, Steve Jackson, Will Wright, John Carmack, Hidetaka Miyazaki, and John Romero.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1970, Masahiro Sakurai ranks 122Before him are Teemu Selänne, Cha Seung-won, Nobuhiro Watsuki, Chris Jericho, Essie Davis, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul. After him are Gabrielle Anwar, Kevin Sussman, Noureddine Naybet, Maribel Verdú, David A. R. White, and Pedro Diniz.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Masahiro Sakurai ranks 1,145 out of 6,048Before him are Yoshiko Kuga (1931), Hiroshi Kamiya (1975), Riichi Yokomitsu (1898), Daimaou Kosaka (1973), Chiaki Mukai (1952), and Yukihiro Matsumoto (1965). After him are Gackt (1973), Minami Takayama (1964), Nobuo Kishi (1959), Takayuki Kubota (1934), Hisao Sekiguchi (1954), and Takumi Minamino (1995).

Among GAME DESIGNERS In Japan

Among game designers born in Japan, Masahiro Sakurai ranks 11Before him are Masayuki Uemura (1943), Satoshi Tajiri (1965), Toru Iwatani (1955), Shigesato Itoi (1948), Shinji Mikami (1965), and Hironobu Sakaguchi (1962). After him are Hidetaka Miyazaki (1974), Yu Suzuki (1958), Eiji Aonuma (1963), Tetsuya Nomura (1970), Yuji Horii (1954), and Yuji Naka (1965).

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