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The Pokémon Company announced today that it has appointed Junichi Masuda as its Chief Creative Fellow, effective June 1, 2022.

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Announcement of Junichi Masuda’s Appointment as Chief Creative Fellow

The Pokémon Company is pleased to announce the appointment of Junichi Masuda as its Chief Creative Fellow, effective June 1, 2022.

Junichi Masuda has served as the Managing Director at GAME FREAK inc., the original creator of Pokémon, until May 31. As one of the founding members of GAME FREAK, he was involved in the development of “Pokémon Red Version and Pokémon Green Version,” supporting the development of the subsequent Pokémon video game series for many years. Masuda will utilize his deep understanding of the Pokémon brand to develop new services and products at the Pokémon Company, tapping into his years of experience and creative thinking.

Comments from Junichi Masuda
I have served as the director of the Pokémon video game series, starting with “Pokémon Ruby Version and Pokémon Sapphire Version” up until “Pokémon X and Pokémon Y,” and was involved in the development of many video games, including Pokémon GO. I would like to express my heart-felt thanks to all Pokémon fans.

Going forward, I hope to transcend the boundaries of video games by trying to offer greater surprises, fun and excitement to people all over the world, while doing my utmost to connect people, expand the circle of “play” and to help bring about a richer world for us to share. I appreciate your continued support in my new role.

チーフ・クリエイティブ・フェロー就任のお知らせ 2022.06.01


増田氏はポケモンの原作会社である株式会社ゲームフリークで、5月31日まで常務取締役を務められていました。同社には設立前から関わり、『ポケットモンスター 赤・緑』の開発以降、長年にわたってシリーズを支えて来られました。ここで培ったポケモンに関わる深い理解と、クリエイティブな経験や視点を活かし、弊社における新たなサービスやプロダクトの開発に携わっていただきます。

『ポケットモンスター ルビー・サファイア』から『ポケットモンスター X・Y』まではディレクターとして、そして『ポケモンGO』など、数多くのビデオゲームの開発に携わってきました。ポケモンファンの皆様には心から感謝しています。


Sources: https://corporate.pokemon.co.jp/media/news/detail/223.html and https://twitter.com/Junichi_Masuda/status/1531903162525024257
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