Today Is Masahiro Sakurai’s 50th Birthday

Happy birthday, Sakurai-san!

Masahiro Sakurai, creator and director of the Kirby and Super Smash Bros. series, turns 50 years old today, 3rd August.

One of Sakurai’s earliest career highlights came when he was just 19 years old, designing our favourite pink blob Kirby and directing the character’s first ever game, Kirby’s Dream Land. Since then, he’s perhaps become best-known for his work on the Super Smash Bros. franchise and now regularly hosts presentations aimed towards its biggest, most dedicated fans.

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