Eiji Aonuma is the current producer of the Zelda series – essentially the main person behind the entirety of the series – a role he took over from Shigeru Miyamoto a little over a decade ago. He joined the team during development of Ocarina of Time and hasn’t looked back, playing major roles in every Zelda game developed by Nintendo since, and approving of many others – such as the Capcom games and Hyrule Warriors. Today he turns 52, which is a great age, but also showing how he won’t be able to do this forever. Still, while he has a decade or so left of Zelda game development in him, today we’re here to celebrate everything he’s brought us so far.
The art above is by RYO on Miiverse and it was created in celebration of his birthday. It perfectly encapsulates Eiji Aonuma today with his most recent release. Have you enjoyed the Eiji Aonuma era of Zelda games? What is your favorite memory from his work on the series?