Born in 1976, TACHIBANA Masaki first stage-directed a TV anime series, Wild Arms: Twilight Venom, and was in charge of storyboarding and stage-directing in works such as the series, Ghost in the Shell: S. A. C. After working as a director for the first time on The King of Fighters: Another day, a bonus gift for early purchasers of a game, he was chosen to be the director of Tokyo Magnitude 8.0. He works for KINEMA CITRUS Co. Ltd.