- "If the fans want it, then we will keep making it."
- — Takashi Tezuka
Takashi Tezuka (手塚 卓志 Tezuka Takashi?) (born November 17, 1960) is a video game designer for Nintendo. He has worked on some of the most critically acclaimed Nintendo games, including the Super Mario Bros. series, the Legend of Zelda series and the Animal Crossing series. Since 2005, as part of the internal restructuring of Nintendo, he is General Manager of Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development, together with Shigeru Miyamoto and Takao Sawano.
His work extends far back to Devil World on which he took on the role of Director. Later, he directed or co-directed games such as the Japanese version of Super Mario Bros. 2, The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, Yoshi's Island, and Super Mario 64. He was also Supervisor to The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask and has served as either Producer, Director, Designer or Supervisor in all major Mario games.