Kirby (Older Child)
Kid Icarus Uprising (Younger Child)
Iwata and Reggie (Parents)
Toon Link (Brother)
Captain Falcon (Half Brother)
Dark Pit (Illegitimate Bastard Child Raised by a College Student Prostitute)
Pit (Adopted child)
Palutena (Adopted child)
This is like a free dessert after a luxurious meal that was prepared free of charge. In a restaurant with this type of service, I don’t think there’s anybody who would say, “Change this to a meat dish!!” Yet, I’m told [to do that] about Smash Bros. But, I guess since a lot of them are children, it cannot be helped.
—Sakurai on characters, clones, and the fanbase.
Sakurai has a wife, daughter, and cat.
Ganondorf is somewhat of a contradiction---in Smash Brothers, he's both powerful, yet sometimes comes across as a little worn down, a little tired. In a way, he was greatly influenced by my late father who passed away shortly beforehand.
—Sakurai on his father.
The most interesting family member he has, however, is his late father. See, when he was a child, he viewed his father as a strict-disciplinarian- he feared but respected his father. But upon growing up, he realized that his father, a man he had until then seen as a powerful figure (specifically a king) was often out of breath and limped along. Why did Sakurai ever fear his father so much, he wondered?
Masahiro Squanto Sakurai is the creator of the Super Smash Bros series, as well as the Kirby series, Kid Icarus: Uprising, and some other games. Sakurai posts the Pics of the Day and he's been known to troll and *laugh* a lot. And he's biased.
Sakurai is basically God in this universe. Every time you trip, it's because he willed it.
Rumor is, Nintendo has spies everywhere for him, including GameFAQs. Sakurai is said to punish those who speak against him.
Also, he likes chicken-flavored ice cream.
Yes, I'm still alive.
—Sakurai, less than 24 hours before his death.
Sakurai was attacked on April 9, 2014 at 8:05 am at Namco Bandai Japan after angry Mewtwo fans stormed the building after the announcement of Greninja in Super Smash Bros. Sakurai was apparently carried to the top floor of the building where the fans threw him out the window saying "You must recover!". Upon impact Sakurai broke every bone in his body. An angry fan then stole a steamroller and flattened Sakurai's remains. A Mewtwo plush was discovered in his office sitting in his chair.
Sakurai later appeared alive and healthy during the Super Smash Bros. Invitational. However, this was just Sakurai trolling as usual, and he was still dead the whole time.
During the 50 Fact Extravaganza, Sakurai did not appear at all due to his death. Instead, Xander Mobus had to take over for him.
He showed up again in the June 2015 video revealing Roy and Ryu, but it was later revealed that this video was actually datamined and was not official confirmation that he was alive, hence why it wasn't shown as part of the digital event.
He resurrected himself with the hopes and dreams of the fanbase for the December 15, 2015 Direct to feed on the hatred of his supporters by announcing both yet another Fire Emblem character and the alleged ballot winner. Upon announcing that these were the last characters, a horde of angry furries murdered him in the hopes of using his soul to bring back their beloved Wolf.
Instead, we got Genei Ibun Roku #FE.
Has seriously no one added this to his page yet?
Anyway Sakurai is basically Bias incarnate. His bias is the literal reason for the Zelda series being sorta badly represented (Toon Link is still basically tiny Link, Falcondorf still exists and Zelda is still trash and WHY CAN SHE GO INTO HELPLESS AFTER USING DIN'S FIRE SAKURAI DAMMI-), Fire Emblem and Kid Icarus being way too represented and Meta Knight in Brawl.
He has White Knights that will defend his bias and beyond, while others hate his bias simply because he shafts the DK and Metroid series'. Others thankfully simply see it as unprofessional: Adding something you and a minority want into a for your own pleasure and/or marketing is shameless and shows that you are kinda selfish. It's fine to troll but when it comes to actual content of a game it's crossing the line. Because of this, people think they could do a better job at directing than Sakurai.
- According to energyman2289, his middle name is Squanto.
- He was likely one of eight tourists involved with making the staff of a subway place panic and fuck up orders.
- He owns an Xbox 360, PSVITA, and a PSVITA TV.
- He probably owns a PS3 too.
- Still no 3DS, though. Seriously, look at his Miiverse page.
- Despite his death, Sakurai is expected to return as the director for the next Smash Bros., considering both Melee and Brawl were his last Smash Bros. games as well.
- Is most likely fired after the backlash of fans.
- Is the single worst director in the history of directing, aside from Michael Bay.
- Was raped by Ridley fans as a child and is still butthurt. Why do you think he says he is too big.
- Had feces thrown at him at a zoo when visiting with parents as a small child. The DK bias has yet to cease since.
- He was obviously the person that decided to add Tingle over Skull Kid for the Majora's Mask DLC pack despite having no connection to the Legend of Zelda team.
- Miiverse seems to think that the arm thing he has is just a broken arm. It's actually much, much worse, unfortunately.
- Because he is a biased fuck, people suspect that he isn't going to put in the winner of the Ballot, and instead either 2nd or 3rd place. Also since the ballot was never an election and was always more of a suggestion box.