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Hisashi Nogami (野上恒, Nogami Hisashi, 1971) is a Japanese video game designer, director, and producer working for Nintendo.[1] Nogami is well-known for his work producing the Animal Crossing and Splatoon franchises.

Hisashi Nogami
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Nogami at the 2018 Game Developers Conference event
Native name
Born1971 (age 47–48)
Alma materOsaka University of Arts
OccupationVideo game designer, director and producer
EmployerNintendo (1994–present)
TitleDeputy General Manager of Nintendo EPD


Nogami was born in Yawata, Kyoto Prefecture in 1971. He graduated from the Design Department of the Osaka University of Arts in April 1994 and joined Japanese video game company Nintendo in the same year, becoming an artist for Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.[1][2] Later, Nogami went on to produce the Animal Crossing franchise, Splatoon franchise, and directed development of the Wii's Mii Channel among other things.[3][4][5] In June 2019, he was promoted to the position of Deputy General Manager within the company's Entertainment Planning & Development division.[5]


Release Game Credit(s)
1995 Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Character design[2]
BS Zelda no Densetsu Designer
1996 Tetris Attack Advisor
Mario Kart 64 CG character design
1997 Yoshi's Story CG design
1998 Banjo-Kazooie Word swooping
2000 Mario Artist: Talent Studio Advisor
2001 Super Smash Bros. Melee Special thanks
Animal Crossing Director
2002 Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 Map support
2003 Animal Crossing e+ Director
2004 Yoshi Topsy-Turvy Supervisor
2005 Yoshi Touch & Go Special thanks
Animal Crossing: Wild World Director
2006 Yoshi's Island DS Supervisor
Mii Channel Director[4]
Wii Sports Mii support
Wii Play
WarioWare: Smooth Moves Special thanks
2008 Super Smash Bros. Brawl Supervisor
Wii Music Special thanks
Personal Trainer: Walking Mii support
Animal Crossing: City Folk Director[6]
2009 Tomodachi Collection Mii support
2012 Animal Crossing: New Leaf Special thanks
WaraWara Plaza Director
2013 Tomodachi Life Mii support
2014 Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Supervisor
2015 Splatoon Producer[3]
Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Producer
Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival
2016 Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo
2017 Splatoon 2
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Supervisor
2018 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
2020 Animal Crossing: New Horizons Producer


  1. ^ a b "Hisashi Nogami, Deputy General Manager and Producer, Nintendo". Game Developers Conference. Archived from the original on March 31, 2018. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Super Mario World & Yoshi's Island Developer Interview". Nintendo. Archived from the original on 2019-01-14. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Iwata Asks: Splatoon : It Started With Tofu". Nintendo. Archived from the original on 2015-07-25. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Iwata Asks: Wii Channels: Aiming For Worldwide Mii Communication". Nintendo. Archived from the original on 2015-07-25. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  5. ^ a b Doolan, Liam. "Eiji Aonuma And Multiple Others Have Been Promoted At Nintendo". Nintendo Life. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  6. ^ "Iwata Asks: Animal Crossing City Folk : The First New Title in 3 Years". Nintendo. Archived from the original on 2015-07-25. Retrieved January 14, 2019.