Eiji Aonuma has acted as the producer of 10 Zelda titles, the director of four Zelda titles, the designer for Ocarina of Time, and the supervisor for Hyrule Warriors and The Minish Cap. He's had a hand in molding the Legend of Zelda series since OoT, and was a game system director for Majora's Mask 3D. The community has always supported him.
Aonuma has participated in countless interviews, but most recently he appeared in a GameSpot interview to answer questions mostly based on Majora's Mask 3D. In this interview, Aonuma, who turns 52 next month, reveals that he ponders about picking a successor almost daily, and says that retirement isn't a long ways off for him.
Could Zelda U be the last Zelda related title he participates in? Will he continue to work on Zelda games, but play a smaller part in the development?