Takaya Imamura has worked at Nintendo for three decades, spending time with multiple iconic franchises. There's no doubt each game was better for his involvement, but Nintendo fans will most likely recognize Imamura as the man behind the creation of Tingle. Tingle is definitely a character that receives equal parts love and hate, but he's an absolutely undeniable part of The Legend of Zelda's charm.
It's also worth pointing out that Imamura was crucial to the F-Zero and Star Fox franchises, as he designed characters like Captain Falcon, Fox McCloud and others.
Imamura revealed his retirement on his Facebook page, where he shared the following message.
“This is my last day going to work. I took a selfie with the empty office. I guess I won’t be coming in here anymore. As you’d expect, I’ll miss it.”