Masanori Sato (佐藤正徳, Satō Masanori) is an illustrator who worked for Nintendo. He worked on both CG illustrations for video games and standard hand drawn artwork.


The first game Masanori Sato is credited for is Star Fox 64 for the Nintendo 64, though since then he's worked on various high-profile titles such as Yoshi's Story, Pokémon Stadium, Golden Sun, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, and Super Paper Mario.

After 2010, he has not been credited on a game published by Nintendo. However, his Instagram posts suggest that he might have done uncredited illustration work for Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (as he was the sole illustrator of the original game), despite him not being credited in the remake.[1][2][3][4][5][6] This is further supported by the fact that the remake is the only title in the series which is completely missing the "Illustration" credit.

On May 8th 2022, Sato confirmed on Instagram that he is not providing the artwork for Mario Strikers: Battle League.[7]

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