Michiko Sakurai Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 27 Feb, 2019
Facts of Michiko Sakurai
Date of Birth: 1975
Birth Nation: Japan
Name Michiko Sakurai
Birth Name Michiko Takashi
Nick Name Michiko
Nationality Japanese
Birth Place/City Japan
Ethnicity Asian
Profession Game designer
Working For Sora Ltd.
Famous for Wife of Masahiro Sakurai
Married Yes
Married to Masahiro Sakurai (m.2008)
Education Musashino Art University
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Michiko Sakurai is a former UI Designer at HAL Laboratory. She is also famous for being a wife of a Japanese video game director and game designer Masahiro Sakurai. He is famous as the creator of the Kirby and Super Smash Bros series. After he resigned from HAL Laboratory, he launched his own Company Sora Ltd with his wife Michiko Sakurai.

Early Life And Career Michiko Sakurai

Michiko Sakurai (?? ??) was born as Michiko Takashi in 1975 in Japan. She graduated from the Musashino Art University in 1997.

After her graduation, she got a job at HAL Laboratory. HAL Laboratory is a Japanese video game developing company founded on February 21, 1980. Her first work as a game UI designer was in Kirby’s Star Stacker in 1998. After she completed her work on that game she joined Masashiro Sakurai in the development of Super Smash Bros.

CAPTION: Michiko Sakurai when she was working at HAL Laboratory SOURCE: RPGFan

Working at the laboratory, worked on the interface of the game. She worked on a similar role on the further project of the HAL.

In 2003, creator of Super Smash Bros and her future husband Masahiro Sakurai resigned from his position at HAL after which Sakurai also left the company and formed Sora Ltd. with him. Sora is a shell company which worked on a freelance basis on several projects.

Sakurai launched Project Sora in 2005 in association Nintendo; Nintendo had a 72% partnership in the project. While she was at HAL Laboratory, she worked in Kid Icarus Uprising, Meteos, Kirby Air Ride, The Crystal Shards and Super Smash Bros series.

Michiko Sakurai’s Net Worth

Michiko Sakurai has not revealed her net worth to the media yet. As a game designer, she has collected a decent amount of money. She worked at HAL Laboratory form 1997 to 2003. After she left her job she has been working at Sora Ltd. Since 2005.

Talking about her husband, he has the estimated net worth of $10 million. According to the source, the average salary of video game developers is around $57,590 per year.

Michiko Sakurai’s Personal Life

Michiko Sakurai, who is at the age of 44 is a married woman. She got married to Masahiro Sakurai in June 2008. She first met him when she was working at HAL Laboratory. There she used to work under her husband before she left it and established her own company.

They started dating a few months after their first meeting. Later, both of them left the company and launched their own company Sora LTD.

CAPTION: Former UI designer of HAL Laboratory Michiko Sakurai SOURCE: RED

Michiko keeps her personal life far away from the social media which makes it difficult to say anything about her personal life. She has been married to her husband Masahiro, however, she hasn't given birth to any children. 

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