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Shigefumi Hino (日野 重文 Hino Shigefumi, born 1963) is a Japanese graphics designer, game director and planner from Nintendo. He is the creator of Yoshi from the Yoshi franchise. Hino later served as the director of the Pikmin series, alongside Masamichi Abe.[1]



  1. ^ Arendt, Susan (3 December 2007). "Autographed Pikmin 2 Swag Auctioned for Charity". Wired. Wired News. Retrieved 12 October 2010.
  2. ^ "Super Mario World originally had Yoshi getting punched in the head". Polygon. Retrieved 2018-07-26.