Shinya Takahashi (born November 9, 1963) is a Senior Managing Executive Officer and Corporate Director at Nintendo, as well as the Executive General Manager of the Entertainment Planning & Development Division and the Supervisor of the Business Development Division and Development Administration & Support Division. He was formerly one of the producers and a Deputy General Manager of Nintendo Software Development & Design Group.


Takahashi joined Nintendo in 1989, where he worked mainly on CG graphic design on various games starting with Yūyūki. During the Nintendo 64 era he was one of the main directors of Wave Race 64 and eventually became one of the main coordinators of motion capture for the 3D models used through various games.

When Satoru Iwata reestructured Nintendo's internal teams, Takahashi was appointed as producer of Nintendo SPD, where he would be involved in numerous games of the Touch Generations line such as Brain Age. In around 2010, he was promoted to general producer and manager of SPD; he has been credited as General or Senior Producer in almost every game in which SPD was involved ever since.

In 2014, with the restructuring of R&D, Shinya Takahashi was made the general manager of Development Administration & Support Division.

In 2015, Takahashi was promoted again, now general manager of the EPD and supervisor of Business Development Division and the Development Administration & Support Division. Since then, he has been General Producer or Executive Producer on nearly every game produced by Nintendo.

Since the introduction of the Nintendo Switch, Takahashi has become one of the public faces of Nintendo, appearing as host of most Nintendo Direct presentations along with Yoshiaki Koizumi.

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