Junichi Masuda, one of the founding members of Game Freak, is turning 48 years old today.
He has had a heavy involvement in the Pokémon series over his time at Game Freak, starting out as a composer for titles such as Pokémon Red, Pokémon Blue, and Pokémon Yellow. He then went on to direct and produce games such as Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire. He is also responsible for approving and rejecting new designs for character models, and is now one of the Game Freak board of directors.
He has been a huge part in making Pokémon games so great, and it’s safe to say the series wouldn’t be the same without him.
Happy Birthday Junichi Masuda!