Akiko Hirono

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Akiko Hirono
廣野 著子
ひろの あきこ

Akiko Hirono is a designer who has worked for Nintendo since the early-2000's. She first worked on titles for the Nintendo 64 and Nintendo GameCube, including Pokemon Stadium 2, Super Mario Sunshine, and Mario Kart: Double Dash!!. While she was given a Special Thanks credit on The Wind Waker, her first major involvement with the series came on Four Swords Adventures, where she is credited with Character Design. She would later work on NPC Design for Spirit Tracks, Skyward Sword, and A Link Between Worlds.

Hirono was a design coordinator for Skyward Sword, where her team helped design characters including Ghirahim and the Mogmas.

Release Game Credit(s)
2002 The Wind Waker Special Thanks
2004 Four Swords Adventures Character Design
2009 Spirit Tracks NPC Design
2011 Skyward Sword NPC Design
2013 A Link Between Worlds NPC Design