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Shigeru Miyamoto (Japanese: 宮本茂, Hepburn: Miyamoto Shigeru, born November 16, 1952) is a Japanese video game designer, producer and director at Nintendo, where he is one of many directors, as well as the company's main representative. Considered by many to be one of the most successful and influential designers in the history of video games, he is the creator of some of the most popular and best-selling game franchises of all time, including Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong, Star Fox, and Pikmin.

Miyamoto was the person Shigesato Itoi pitched the initial idea of Mother to. Despite initially rejecting Itoi's pitch, Miyamoto and Nintendo president (at the time) Hiroshi Yamauchi eventually gave him the green-light to develop Mother and gave Itoi a development team, both confident in Itoi. Following the release of the game, Miyamoto's opinion of the game completely changed, and admitted in an interview that Mother was the first RPG he ever finished, even starting over after he accidently deleted his original save file.

Miyamoto also had a hand in Mother 3's development on the Nintendo 64 as a producer during the late 90's. Despite its initial cancelation, Miyamoto and fellow producer Satoru Iwata was interested in seeing the title brought back to fruition and encouraged Itoi to redevelop the game on the Game Boy Advance.

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