Today marks the 23rd anniversary of the Pokemon franchise. One of the most influential individuals behind it all, Junichi Masuda, has some words to share.
In a tweet on his personal Twitter account, Junichi Masuda looked back at the history of Pokemon, and thanked everyone for making Pokemon a huge franchise it is today. He also hopes fans will look forward to the future of Pokemon.
— 増田順一@GAME FREAK inc. (@Junichi_Masuda) February 27, 2019
On this day 23 years ago, February 27, 1996, Pokemon was born. From there, Pokemon expanded into manga, anime, movies, merchandise, and finally worldwide. Today is a day that happened thanks to the support of so many people. I have nothing but gratitude. I look forward to your never ending support!