Junichi Masuda is a games director, composer, producer and programmer. Masuda has been working with Nintendo, Game Freak, The Pokemon Company and Niantic. 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 Mario & Wario developed by Game Freak in 1993. The latest work of Junichi Masuda was Pokémon Sword and Shield: The Crown Tundra, published in 2020.