|This article is incomplete.|
Please feel free to edit this article to add missing information and complete it.
Hidaka was born on October 19, 1960, and went on initially to become an architect. After losing his job at an architecture design office, however, he went into the animation industry and soon became a noted director. In addition to Pokémon, he has also worked on various other series, including Mobile Suit Gundam Wing.
Interviews with PokéBeach
He confirmed that Celebi was related to the GS Ball before it was relocated to the fourth movie, and that Brock left the show briefly during the Orange Islands arc due to fears that Americans would find him a racist stereotype. He also confirmed that Misty would not return to the main cast. In another comment made in the second interview, he joked that part of the reason for changing Ash's female companion from Misty to May, and then to Dawn is that "boys need a new piece of eye candy to look at every once in a while".
- Mitsuo Fukuda announcing Hidaka's death on Twitter
- Interview with Masamitsu Hidaka at Anime Expo (July 3rd, 2008) « Animé News « PokéBeach
- Second Interview with Masamitsu Hidaka – Many Interesting Points! (July 4th, 2008) « Website News « PokéBeach