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The Creative Gene: How books, movies, and music inspired the creator of Death Stranding and Metal Gear Solid

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The Creative Gene: How books, movies, and music inspired the creator of Death Stranding and Metal Gear Solid

By  Hideo Kojima , Translated by  Nathan Collins
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The ferociously talented Hideo Kojima, creator of Metal Gear Solid and Death Stranding, shares his perspective on the stories and movies that influence his work!

Ever since he was a child, Metal Gear Solid and Death Stranding creator Hideo Kojima was a voracious consumer of movies, music, and books. They ignited his passion for stories and storytelling, and the results can be seen in his groundbreaking, iconic video games. Now the head of independent studio Kojima Productions, Kojima’s enthusiasm for entertainment media has never waned. This collection of essays explores some of the inspirations behind one of the titans of the video game industry, and offers an exclusive insight into one of the brightest minds in pop culture.

Ever since he was a child, Metal Gear Solid and Death Stranding creator Hideo Kojima was a voracious consumer of movies, music, and books. They ignited his passion for stories and storytelling, and the results can be seen in his groundbreaking, iconic video games. Now the head of independent studio Kojima Productions, Kojima’s enthusiasm for entertainment media has never waned. This collection of essays explores some of the inspirations behind one of the titans of the video game industry, and offers an exclusive insight into one of the brightest minds in pop culture.

Born in Tokyo in 1963, Hideo Kojima is a world-renowned video game creator, and a well-known movie and novel aficionado. He made his directorial debut in 1987 with Metal Gear, which became a series and provided the foundation for the stealth game genre. In 2001, he was selected as one of the ten most influential people in Newsweek magazine’s special feature “Who’s Next.” At the end of 2015, Kojima established Kojima Productions, his own independent studio. He has received international recognition, entering the Hall of Fame at the 2016 DICE Awards and receiving the Industry Icon Award at The Game Awards in 2016. In 2019, Kojima released his long-awaited new game Death Stranding.

Nathan A Collins studied Japanese at the University of Iowa and the Yamasa Institute in Okazaki and has been a translator of novels, manga, and video games for more than a decade. His credits include Battle Royale, Metal Gear Solid: Guns of the Patriots, and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, as well as entries in the Tales of and Rune Factory series. He’s a gamer dad who bought his PlayStation to play Metal Gear Solid and says: keep on keeping on.

ISBN: 9781974725915

ISBN-10: 9781974725915

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

Publication Date: 10/19/2021 - 12:00am

On Sale: 10/19/2021 - 12:00am

Pages: 256

Language: English

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