Masaya Hashimoto is a games director, producer, designer and programmer. Hashimoto has been working with SEGA, XSEED Games, Nihon Falcom and Ancient. Hashimoto started in 1988 as the director of Ys I: Ancient Ys Vanished. After that, Masaya Hashimoto took part as the director of Ys II: Ancient Ys Vanished - The Final Chapter. Hashimoto also worked on ActRaiser (1990) developed by Quintet for Wii and SNES. Most lately, Masaya Hashimoto worked on Legacy of Ys: Books I & II.