Makoto Ota
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Makoto Ota

Makoto Ota is a current employee of Nintendo Company Limited, having worked mainly in the development department during his time with the company.

Ota is a native resident of Japan. After graduating from his university program, he worked for Square Enix before he officially joined Nintendo in 2012, initially working as a graphic artist for the Entertainment Analysis & Development Division.


Work History

Nintendo Co., Ltd.
January 2012 - Present

Square-Enix Co., Ltd.
April 2002 - December 2011

Notable Works

  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (2023) - Lead Artist - VFX
  • Arms (2017) - Visual Effects
  • Mario Kart 8 (2014) - Effects Designer
  • Nintendo Land (2012) - Effects Designer
  • Final Fantasy XIII (2009) - Effects Designer
  • Sigma Harmonics (2008) - Effects Director
  • Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift (2007) - Effects Designer
  • Dawn of Mana (2007) - Lead Effects Designer
  • Final Fantasy XII (2006) - Effects Designer
  • Final Fantasy Tactics Advance (2003) - Effects Designer
  • Kingdom Hearts (2002) - Effects Designer

Profile: Makoto Ota / 太田 真 / おおた まこと
Author: Kyoto Ninja
Source: Game Credits. Facebook Japan. Nintendo Japan Homepage. Kyoto Report Investigative Methods.
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