Junichi Masuda is a games director, composer, producer and programmer. Masuda has been working with Nintendo, Game Freak, Creatures and The Pokemon Company. Masuda started in 1989 as the composer of Mendel Palace. Then, Junichi Masuda went on to work on Mario & Yoshi as the composer. Afterwards, Junichi Masuda worked on Pokemon Emerald Version developed by Game Freak in 2004. The latest work of Junichi Masuda was Pokémon Sword and Shield: The Crown Tundra, published in 2020.