Toru Osawa is a producer at Nintendo, mostly known for being the creator of Kid Icarus and for his work on other titles such as The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.


Osawa joined Nintendo in 1985. As his first work after joining the company, he was the main developer of Kid Icarus, which he mostly worked on just by himself. Afterwards he made various design works for Nintendo R&D1, including scriptwriting on Famicom Tantei Club and directing Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru. Later on, Osawa went to work with Nintendo EAD on The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time; in this game, he coordinated the work of all of the different five directors that worked in the game, and also came up with the basic story and script.

Afterwards, Osawa worked on some mobile and e-Reader projects under Satoshi Yamato on Nintendo SPD. Nowadays he works as a producer on various titles, including the Fatal Frame franchise after it was acquired by Nintendo.

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