Masahiro Sakurai

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About Masahiro Sakurai

Masahiro Sakurai (桜井 政博, Sakurai Masahiro) (born August 3, 1970) is a Japanese video game designer of the Kirby and the Super Smash Bros. series on Nintendo platforms, currently Director of Software Development for his companies Sora Ltd. and Project Sora. He is also the author of a weekly column for Famitsu magazine and has developed a cult following for his streamlined, yet deep gameplay. One of Sakurai's earliest experiences in the video game industry began when he worked for HAL Laboratory, where he created the character Kirby at age 19 and directed his first title, Kirby's Dream Land. Sakurai left HAL on August 5, 2003, ending his work on the Kirby series. Reasons for his departure are said to be because he was seeking more freedom and was disappointed there, but most of all Sakurai grew tired of the sequelization from HAL. On September 30, 2005, Sakurai announced that he had formed his own company, Sora. Two titles have been announced to be in development but any information on the titles (other than that they are in development) has not yet been divulged. As for the future of the Super Smash Bros. series, Nintendo and HAL Laboratory's President Satoru Iwata, during the

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