GAME DESIGNER

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, game designer and songwriter best known as the creator of the Kirby and Super Smash Bros. series. Apart from his work on those series, he also led the design of Meteos in 2005 and directed Kid Icarus: Uprising in 2012. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Masahiro Sakurai has received more than 1,401,673 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Masahiro Sakurai is the 23rd most popular game designer (down from 20th in 2019), the 1,194th most popular biography from Japan and the 11th most popular Japanese Game Designer.

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  • 22

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  • 3.72

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.61

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among GAME DESIGNERS

Among game designers, Masahiro Sakurai ranks 23 out of 46Before him are Gary Gygax, Klaus Teuber, Will Wright, Tetsuya Nomura, Peter Molyneux, and Yu Suzuki. After him are Hidetaka Miyazaki, Eiji Aonuma, John Carmack, John Romero, David Cage, and Yoshinori Kitase.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1970, Masahiro Sakurai ranks 197Before him are Dmitri Radchenko, David Benioff, Evgeni Berzin, Han Kang, Adam Goldberg, and Yuriy Nikiforov. After him are Predrag Danilović, Gauri Khan, Bryan Roy, Marc Rosset, Javi Gracia, and Igor Strelkov.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Masahiro Sakurai ranks 1,194 out of 5,560Before him are Yuji Ide (1975), Yukitaka Omi (1952), Daisuke Ono (1978), Tamotsu Suzuki (1947), Toyokazu Nomura (1949), and Hiroshi Fushida (1946). After him are Hidetaka Miyazaki (1974), Masaaki Kato (1958), Yasuji Miyazaki (1916), Ken Sugimori (1966), Masaji Kiyokawa (1913), and Junko Ishida (1966).

Among GAME DESIGNERS In Japan

Among game designers born in Japan, Masahiro Sakurai ranks 11Before him are Satoshi Tajiri (1965), Hironobu Sakaguchi (1962), Toru Iwatani (1955), Shinji Mikami (1965), Tetsuya Nomura (1970), and Yu Suzuki (1958). After him are Hidetaka Miyazaki (1974), Eiji Aonuma (1963), Yoshinori Kitase (1966), Yuji Naka (1965), Kazunori Yamauchi (1967), and Yuji Horii (1954).

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