Gaming designer, director, and soundtrack composer who helped create the Pokémon series. He was raised playing the key pad and trombone and afterwards studied education and graphics on the Japan Consumer electronics College. He started working for Video game Freak in 1989. He called a personality in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire after his little girl Kiri. His gaming soundtrack compositional design was inspired by the task of Igor Stravinsky and various other classical composers.