Learn more about the music, movies and books that drive Kojima’s creative fire
I like reading Hideo Kojima’s thoughts on movies – enough to guarantee buying a book? Secure!
The Gifted Gene and my Lovable Memes, a collection of essays from Metal Gear and Death Stranding creator published in 2019, “explores the influences and inspirations that shape his work. “It may ring a bell if you hold the Twitter tab on Kojima, but the book has been out of reach for English readers until now.
Announcement: Hideo Kojima, creator of Death Stranding and Metal Gear Solid, explores the influences and inspirations that shape his work. The Creative Gene drops Fall 2021. pic.twitter.com/VKL6yXtK79
– VIZ (@VIZMedia) February 19, 2021
Per polygon, Viz Media launches a translated version called The creative gene October 12.
The full-length title of the English adaptation – The Creative Gene: How books, movies and music inspired the creator of Death Stranding and Metal Gear Solid – is a better indication of what to expect. More to the point is this translated excerpt from Kojima’s introduction “What Memes Connect Us To”.
Are you down on this trip, or are you staying nice with his games and watching his antics unfold online?
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