Masamitsu Niitani is a games director, producer and designer. Niitani has been working with Sonic Team, HAL Laboratory, Banpresto and Compile. Niitani's first published game was Zanac (1986) released in 1986. Next, Masamitsu Niitani worked on The Guardian Legend taking on the role of director. Later, Niitani also was part of the team who developed Kirby's Avalanche published by Nintendo for Wii. Most lately, Masamitsu Niitani worked on MUSHA. At the moment, Niitani is working on Pochi and Nyaa, which was announced for Neo Geo.