Eiji Aonuma began his career at Nintendo shortly after graduating from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 1988. His earliest role at the company was as a graphics artist, and he later moved into the director's role for the Super Famicom title Marvelous: Mouhitotsu no Takarajima. He was subsequently given the role of co-director for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, on which he worked alongside Shigeru Miyamoto. Following the completion of Ocarina of Time, Aonuma was tasked with producing a sequel on a tight deadline, and he served as the director of the subsequent game, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. Aonuma has since served as a primary producer on Nintendo's flagship Zelda titles, taking a more active role in the direction of the franchise than its creator, Miyamoto.