|Known for||President of APE, 1989-1995|
Creator of the EarthBound series
|Birth||November 10, 1948|
Shigesato Itoi (糸井 重里, born November 10, 1948) is a Japanese writer, lyricist, game designer and actor. He founded APE in Kyoto on March 1989 to develop Mother. The sequel, Mother 2, was also developed by APE, in conjunction with HAL Laboratory. However, APE disbanded in 1995, and Mother 3 was developed by HAL Laboratory and Brownie Brown.