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Feature: Takaya Imamura – The Man Who Named Majora’s Mask And Created Nintendo’s Coolest Characters

And Slippy Toad.

On 20th January 2021, Nintendo artist, designer, producer and director Takaya Imamura posted his first ever tweet announcing that he was leaving the company after thirty-two years. Imamura isn’t retiring — he’s only 54 — but his departure signals the end of an impressive Nintendo career spanning the 16-bit era to Switch.

While mascots like Mario and Link might do the heavy lifting in the Nintendo PR department, Imamura has contributed some of fans’ most beloved characters to the Nintendo canon, including Fox McCloud, Captain Falcon and everyone’s favourite thirty-five-year-old fairy wannabe, the Zelda series’ Tingle.

Read the full article on nintendolife.com

And Slippy Toad.

On 20th January 2021, Nintendo artist, designer, producer and director Takaya Imamura posted his first ever tweet announcing that he was leaving the company after thirty-two years. Imamura isn’t retiring — he’s only 54 — but his departure signals the end of an impressive Nintendo career spanning the 16-bit era to Switch.

While mascots like Mario and Link might do the heavy lifting in the Nintendo PR department, Imamura has contributed some of fans’ most beloved characters to the Nintendo canon, including Fox McCloud, Captain Falcon and everyone’s favourite thirty-five-year-old fairy wannabe, the Zelda series’ Tingle.

Read the full article on nintendolife.com

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