Shigesato Itoi

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Shigesato Itoi was born on November 10, 1948 in Maebashi, Gunma, Japan. He is known for his work on My Neighbor Totoro (1988), Mother 1 + 2 (2003) and EarthBound (1994). He has been married to Kanako Higuchi since 1993. See full bio »

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Known For

My Neighbor Totoro Tatsuo Kusakabe
Mother 1 + 2 Naming Screen Voice
EarthBound Sampling Voice
EarthBound Beginnings Miscellaneous Crew


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 2018 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Video Game) (original game supervisor: Hobonochi Co. Ltd, APE inc.)
 2014 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Video Game) (senior supervisor: APE Inc.)
 2014 Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Video Game) (senior supervisor: APE inc.)
 2008 Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Video Game) (senior supervisor: APE inc.)
 1999 Super Smash Bros. (Video Game) (EarthBound producer) / (advisor) / (original game staff) / (titles)
 1989 EarthBound Beginnings (Video Game) (presented by)
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Shigesato OK? Itoi

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Is the man behind the creation of Nintendo's RPG video game series, "Mother" (AKA Earthbound).

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