Mikiharu Ooiwa

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Mikiharu Ooiwa
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Role(s): Artist
Education: Tokyo Gakugei University|Tokyo Gakugei University (School of Education, 1993)[1]
Twitter: @0018gr

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Mikiharu Ooiwa (大岩 幹治) is a former background/level artist at Sega. He joined Sega shortly after graduating university in 1993 and began creating graphics for Mega Drive games, his earliest work being Streets of Rage III, which was followed by Ristar, Pro Striker Final Stage and his Saturn debut Iron Storm.

He left Sega around 1996, possibly before the release of his final game with the company, NiGHTS Into Dreams, to work for Solid[1], but soon after joined Square where he debuted with the 1997 PlayStation game Front Mission Alternative. He continued to work at Square and Square Enix on games like Chrono Cross, Final Fantasy XI[2] and Dawn of Mana[2].

Ooiwa and other members of Square Enix founded Grezzo in 2006, where he became the Corporate Officer / Acting General Manager[3]. He created graphics for several 3DS games like The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Ever Oasis and Luigi's Mansion. He was also a director of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D and the Switch game The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening.

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