Masahiro Sakurai, the character’s creator, commented about Kirby’s iconic victory dance, which he created when he was 30 years old.
Sakurai is most recognized these days for his work on the Super Smash Bros. series. As a result, it’s easy to forget that he’s also the inventor of Kirby.
Kirby’s victory dance
Sakurai was in charge of animating Kirby’s dance, which appears at the conclusion of each level. On Twitter, he remembered asking the sound designer how many frames were in the triumph theme music, but that individual was unable to respond. Sakurai then decided to record the music into a cassette tape and listen to it over and over again while drawing the dance.
Sakurai also explained why many Kirbys appear out of nowhere during the dance. He said that he did so simply because it was “more enjoyable that way.”
A new piece of art was posted yesterday to commemorate Kirby’s 30th anniversary.The Kirby 30th Anniversary Music Fest. will also take place this summer, and we have all of the information right here.
Kirby lovers can check out Kirby and the Forgotten Land, the series’ most recent offering, which was recently published on Nintendo Switch.