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Masahiro Sakurai

Masahiro Sakurai is a director and actor, known for Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008), Super Smash Bros. Melee (2001) and Kid Icarus: Uprising (2012). He is married to Michiko Sakurai. See full bio »

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Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Kid Icarus: Uprising
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 2019 Super Smash Bros. 5 (Video Game) (announced)
 2014 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Video Game)
 2012 Kid Icarus: Uprising (Video Game)
 2008 Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Video Game)
 2001 Super Smash Bros. Melee (Video Game)
 1999 Super Smash Bros. (Video Game)
 1996 Kirby Super Star (Video Game)
 1993 Kirby's Adventure (Video Game)
 1992 Kirby's Dream Land (Video Game) (as Masa Sakurai)
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Alternate Names:

M. Sakurai | Masa Sakurai

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Has been developed with "calcific tendinitis" near his right shoulder which causes him in pain when moving his right arm. This could slow down Sakurais work as he does some game testing himself. See more »

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