Masuda, Junichi

Masuda, Junichi

Given name: 順一
Family name: 増田
Birthday: Jan 12, 1968
Member Favorites: 85
Junichi Masuda is a video game composer, director, designer, producer, and programmer best known for his work on the Pokémon franchise. He is a member of the Game Freak board of directors, and has worked at the company since 1989. He helped compose the music for games like Mendel Palace and Pulseman before beginning to work on the first Pokémon games. On Pokémon Red and Blue, he worked mainly as the soundtrack and sound effects composer, as well as contributing some of the programming.

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. His style seeks to keep games accessible while still adding increasing levels of complexity. His work sticks to older mainstays of the series, including a focus on handheld game consoles and 2D graphics. His music draws inspiration from the work of modern celebrated composers like Dmitri Shostakovich, though he used the Super Mario series as a model of good video game composition. His video game ideas are generally drawn from everyday life and observation.

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roundboirowlet | May 26, 2020 6:23 AM
Hey hey. Dont blame King Masuda. That was Shigeru Ohmori, not Masuda.

backdoornight | Aug 31, 2019 8:52 AM
"The sword is for cutting content; the shield is for blocking criticism."

seroli-20 | Jan 25, 2018 9:58 AM

Avelynn | Nov 27, 2016 2:39 PM
GOAT video game music composer. The scary thing is, he keeps getting better and better with each release.

Why isn't he higher on my favourites? It's MyANIMElist, not game list :( Not a fan of the Pokemon anime either, unfortunately

Wow | Nov 9, 2016 4:39 PM
sun and moon gettin leaked af

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