Shigeru Miyamoto
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Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto is a living legend and an individual responsible for many of the most famous video game series of all time. He currently acts as a 'Creative Fellow' at the Japanese company and passes his ideas and knowledge onto the next generation of video game designers.

Now, Miyamoto has been recognised as one of the "first four honorary citizens" of his hometown Nantan City, Kyoto Prefecture.

He's credited in The Kyoto Shimbun as "leading game development at Nintendo, and producing hit titles" like Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda (thanks, Japanese Nintendo).

This isn't the only award Miyamoto has received in recent times. In October, he was recognised as a Person of Cultural Merit in his homeland – an award which acknowledges citizens who have made outstanding contributions to Japan's culture. Shigeru was also the first representative of the video game industry to receive this.