Miyamoto reportedly cringed at Wind Waker’s art style

Even though it has the most distinctive appearance among the venerable series, the art style is liked by both fans and critics.

“I believe he would have said, ‘How is that Zelda?’ if I had gone and approached him right away. Aonuma spoke.

Players at the time opposed Zelda’s new anime art design, with many arguing that the direction should be reversed.

The Wind Waker team’s enthusiasm and determination to maintain the look, however, is said to have guaranteed that the game’s chibi aesthetic was maintained.

Aonuma apparently knew that Miyamoto would not like the art style, so he held off for as long as he could before showing it to him.