Miyamoto Receives Highest Spanish Honor (and does Gangnam Style)

MattNovember 5th, 2012 by Matt

Shigeru Miyamoto–a man we all know and love. A man that Zelda fans across the globe would happily raise a glass to, in celebration of his impact in all of our lives. Well, earlier this week Felipe, the Prince of Spain did more than raise his glass to the man behind the Legend–he bestowed our hero with the highest civilian recognition in the Spanish-speaking world, a Prince of Asturias Award. Just watch the fans flocking to catch a glimpse of the man himself–if the video after the jump doesn’t make you smile from ear to ear, then nothing will.

Now, I’d be surprised if Miyamoto was able to speak any Spanish at all. Nor do I imagine that many Spaniards are able to speak Japanese. And yet, the fact that Miyamoto has been presented with such a significant award speaks bounds for the respect and love the people of the world have for him, regardless of the country of their birth or the language they speak.

It’s nice to see formal recognition of Miyamoto’s creations and the impact they have had on the world. Additionally, with the award Miyamoto has become the first recipient of the Prince of Asturias in the games industry. Maybe you’re not that bothered. Maybe you just want to see Shiggy doing Gangnam Style. Well, I’ve got you covered for that too.

Source: Tiny Cartridge


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  • http://twitter.com/itsjustluis Luis Galvan

    Congrats! ^_^

  • FierceDeityLazaro

    it’s really nice! nintendo is the best game industry of the world, in my opinion!
    p.s: Oppa Gangnam Style!!!

  • VikzeLink

    =) <– (all that is needed)

  • Mich

    Some people love old news

    • http://www.facebook.com/jordan.dipalma Jordan DiPalma

      And this post is for them.

      • wafflegoat

        Amen.

  • Mich

    and what is a Spaniard? you moron?

    • Mister Sir

      … a Spanish person.

      • Mich

        k, excuse me gringos who intend to speak our language… spaniard… ahaha

        • Blackbaldrik

          Spaniard by definition means: “A native or inhabitant of Spain“.
          So I’m not sure what exactly you are getting at.

          Also, “gringo” is derogatory term, and I sir, take offence.

        • http://www.facebook.com/jordan.dipalma Jordan DiPalma

          Spaniard is an English term for a Spanish person. It’s been around for centuries. It’s not a failed attempt to speak your language, it’s a long-standing term in OUR language. Quit being such a prick.

    • conrad

      ummm…. wow, ironic you called someone a moron isn’t it

  • Link_The_Ultimate_Chronomancer

    So he makes games. Why does that make him deserving of the Prince of Asturias? It’s not like he cured cancer or even brought a lot wealth to Spain or anything; he’s not even a Spanish citizen! But why do I care how he got it as long as he did? Go Shiggy!

    • Dwight

      It’s the Premio Príncipe de Asturias de Comunicanión (Communication) y Humanidades (Humanities). Video games are a form of communication.

    • FLUDD

      Miyamoto is one of the most influential artists alive in the world. Why wouldn’t he deserve recognition?

      • Link_The_Ultimate_Chronomancer

        Because the fact that he IS influential means that lots of people recognize him. Hilary Clinton is influential, but does she get the Prince of Asturias? No. Do people still recognize her name? Yes.

  • Majoras puppet

    I´m Spanish and very proud because a genious as he obtained one of the most important awards in Spain

    • wafflegoat

      You’ve got great english by the way

  • http://www.facebook.com/aine.harnettlennon Aine Dragon Harnett-Lennon

    Aww, that’s wonderful for Shiggy!
    Fair play to him! He is truley deserving of that award.

    • Zelda is the Bomb!!!

      You falied at spelling truly.

      • Zelda is the Bomb!!!

        And I failed at spelling failed!

      • http://www.facebook.com/aine.harnettlennon Aine Dragon Harnett-Lennon

        I know I can’t spell….
        Thanks for pointing out my flaw like a twit.

  • Joe

    What a great thing to do for a great guy!

  • AUTISMSPEAKS

    yayzees congrats on the award dude

  • AUTISMSPEAKS

    oh yeah go gangnam

  • RDJ

    he drew Mario like a boss! Miyamoto is the best!!!

    • Mich

      maybe because… he is the creator? wow…

      • RDJ

        WOW how stupid can you get? you can’t even post a comment cause you already got no lifes trolling your comment.

        hey people did you know Miyamoto was the creator of Mario! LMAO

        • Cucco Link

          Ummm… So I guess you’re new here or something… But… No one cares… I mean… You’re just being really rude… Please leave if you’re going to continue.

  • Never

    This… is so sad.
    Maybe I’m just emotional but I was almost brought to tears, this is like a going out award.
    Ah. I’m actually crying now. I’m too much of a Nintendo fanboy I guess.

  • The Dark Lord Demise

    Oppan Gangnam Style

    Gangnam Style

    Na je nun ta sa ro un in gan jo gin yo ja

    Ko pi han ja ne yo yu rul a neun pum gyo gi nun yo ja

    Ba mi o myon shim ja ngi tu go wo ji nun yo ja

    Gu ron ban jon i nun yo ja

    Na nun sa na ye

    Na je nun no man kum ta sa ro un gu ron sa na ye

    Ko pi shik gi do jo ne one shot te ri nun sa na ye

    Ba mi o myon shim ja ngi to jyo bo ri nun sa na ye

    Gu ron sa na ye

    A rum de wo sa rang su ro wo

    Gu re no hey gu re ba ro no hey

    A reum de wo sa rang su ro wo

    Gu re no hey gu re ba ro no hey

    Ji gum bu to gal de ka ji ga bol ka

    Oppan Gangnam Style

    Gangnam Style

    Op op op op oppan Gangnam Style

    Gangnam Style

    Op op op op oppan Gangnam Style

    Eh~ Sexy lady

    Op op op op oppan Gangnam Style

    Eh~ Sexy lady

    Op op op op

    Eh eh eh eh eh eh

    [ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/p/psy/gangnam+style_21031735.html ]

    Jong su ke bo wi ji man nol ten no nun yo ja

    I te da shi pu myon mu ko ton mo ri pu nun yo ja

    Ga ryot ji man wen man han no chul boda ya han yo ja

    Gu ron gam gak jo gin yo ja

    Na nun sa na ye

    Jom ja na bo wi ji man nol ten no nun sa na ye

    Te ga dwe myon wan jon mi cho bo ri nun sa na ye

    Gun yuk bo da sa sa ngi ul tung bul tu ngan sa na ye

    Gu ron sa na ye

    A rum de wo sa rang su ro wo

    Gu re no hey gu re ba ro no hey

    A reum de wo sa rang su ro wo

    Gu re no hey gu re ba ro no hey

    Ji gum bu to gal de ka ji ga bol ka

    Oppan Gangnam Style

    Gangnam Style

    Op op op op oppan Gangnam Style

    Gangnam Style

    Op op op op oppan Gangnam Style

    Eh~ Sexy lady

    Op op op op oppan Gangnam Style

    Eh~ Sexy lady

    Op op op op

    Eh eh eh eh eh eh

    Twi nun nom gu wi ye na nun nom

    Baby baby na nun mol jom a nun nom

    Twi nun nom gu wi ye na nun nom

    Baby baby na nun mol jom a nun nom

    You know what I’m saying

    Oppan Gangnam Style

    Eh eh eh eh eh eh

    Eh~ Sexy lady

    Op op op op oppan Gangnam Style

    Eh~ Sexy lady

    Op op op op

    Eh eh eh eh eh eh

    Oppan Gangnam Style

    • Linkfan99

      Sadly, I know every word to that song, so I know that those lyrics are correct.

      *What have I done with my life?*

      • baileygirl99

        You, my friend, have listened to songs. Korean ones, at that. (I just answered your rhetorical question! Sometimes I feel like an idiot :-P )

        • The Hylian Monolith

          I’ll have you know that I hate it when people answer rhetorical questions. My boyfriend does that all the time…but I forgive you. Because you’re right.
          And maybe it was just a little bit funny.

      • Cucco Link

        You should learn PON PON PON now.

    • The Hylian Monolith

      . . .

      Should I thumbs you up for putting all that on her…thumbs you down for the same reason… or just run away because, being Demise, you’re probably going to convert the pure I-don’t-really-want-to-describe-it nature of this song into evil engergy and blast me to ashes?

  • zombie_eat_flesh

    I don’t think that was Gangnam Style I saw.

    • Mich

      zelda fanboys only know about Zelda, don’t even try to prove them wrong

      • http://www.facebook.com/april.engelmann April Engelmann

        Where does “Zelda fanboy” come from anyway, you implying that all Zelda fans are boys?

        • Zelda is the Bomb!!!

          It just is saying that means fans. Its generic, though I too prefer being called fangirl myself

    • Pearly

      Obviously we can’t know what Shiggy was thinking, but his sideways dance seems to me like the one from Gangnam Style. What else do you think it might be?

      • zombie_eat_flesh

        The instruments that were playing when he did the side step were mainly comprised of bagpipes. I don’t recall any in “Gangnam Style.”

  • Me

    LOL @ the woman planting a kiss on his face at 0:37. He looked so awkward, lol.

  • baileygirl99

    Haha! I’m happy for Miyamoto. Even though I didn’t see a reference to Zelda in the video, I’m still happy he got such an award. :-D Congrats dude!!!

    • The Hylian Monolith

      Yeah…Forget Mario, this guy hasmade so much more. I would also have presented him with a Master Sword replica…
      Although I am very new to this series, I’m smiling uncontrollably right now. I know who Miyamoto is, and I cannot explain how happy I am.

      • Cucco Link

        Welcome then. Enjoy your stay please, and may it be a long one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/coolkangarooo Gabriel Gomez

    Shiggy? Um that nickname gives me the creeps.

    • Cucco Link

      Shiggy Miyamitty. lol

  • Sage of Winds

    I never knew that the Spanish were that devoted to Nintendo. I’ve always thought of the Europeans to be stuffy and boring, but this completely changed my mind.

    • FLUDD

      The Europeans you’re thinking of are the ones from around Great Britain. Especially England.. No offense to the people who live there. These are the stereotypes though.

      • Cucco Link

        I’m not stuffy and boring…

        • Demise

          Nor me..

          • wafflegoat

            Exactly. I’m from up north, so just because the English stereotype is all upper class and posh, it doesn’t mean everyone is. I feel sad… :’(

          • Cucco Link

            Well I’m glad that I can relate to someone on here. :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Best/100003863840372 James Best

    Congratulations to Miyamoto-san!

  • FLUDD

    Shigeru Miyamoto for president. He would be best president. Even though he can’t speak Engrish.

  • Cucco Link

    Spain just got 20% cooler, in two minutes and twelve seconds flat.

  • conrad

    yeah…… that wasn’t the gangnam style…like at all

    • http://www.facebook.com/jordan.dipalma Jordan DiPalma

      Yeah, I’m not really sure what Matt was thinking. I guess when Miyamoto did that sidestepping dance, he thought it looked like the “Heeeeey, sexy lady” part of the song. Either way, it’s still fun to watch the guy dance and have a blast.

  • OcarinaofLink

    When video games bring you this far…

  • Linktacular

    This person robbed me of my childhood…

  • wafflegoat

    Congratulations, you deserved it!

  • Alberto Mani

    We need Miyamoto and Stan Lee to longer, or better yet, forever!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/april.engelmann April Engelmann

    that wasn’t gangnum style