Eiji Aonuma
Eiji Aonuma
Born March 16, 1963
Nagano Prefecture, Japan
Company Nintendo (since 1988)
University Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
Current Position Producer
First game NES Open Tournament Golf
Latest game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Expansion Pass

Eiji Aonuma is a video game designer for Nintendo. He is best known for his work on The Legend of Zelda series, as both director and producer.

After working on a few projects for Nintendo R&D2, the first game he directed was titled Marvelous: Mōhitotsu no Takarajima for the Super Famicom, which was influenced by The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. This game got Shigeru Miyamoto to contact Eiji and make him assistant director on The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. He also acted as co-director on Majora's Mask and sole director on The Wind Waker and Twilight Princess. Aonuma eventually became the main producer and supervisor of the Zelda franchise, a position he still holds to this day.

Until Ocarina of Time, he was credited by the name Eiji Onozuka; he changed his surname to Aonuma upon his marriage.

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