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Hideo Kojima

Biography

Gaming designer known to be the founder of Kojima Productions. His most well-known games are the Steel Gear series, Area from the Enders, and Castlevania: Lords of Darkness. He was raised writing short tales and producing home-made movies. He examined economics in university, during which period he uncovered his like for video gaming. He’s received life time achievement honours from both MTV Game Honours and the overall game Developers Meeting and was inducted in to the AIAS Hall of Popularity in 2016. He’s defined himself being a latchkey child growing up, partly because he dropped his dad when he was 13. He and Gabe Newell are both associates from the AIAS Hall of Popularity.

Quick Facts


Full Name Hideo Kojima
Date Of Birth August 24, 1963
Place Of Birth Tokyo, Japan
Height 1.73 m
Profession Game Designer
Nationality Japanese
Awards The Game Award - Industry Icon Award
Nominations VGX Award for Designer of the Year
Movies Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2: Digital Graphic Novel
Star Sign Virgo

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  • Trademarks
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#Fact
1Good friend of the creator of the Super Smash Bros and Kirby franchise "Masahiro Sakurai". Sakurai even put Solid Snake from Kojimas Metal Gear Solid in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a playable character.
2His 5 favorite movies include Blade Runner, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, Heaven and Hell, Taxi Driver and 2001: A Space Oddesey. Heaven and Hell is the only film in his list that is Japanese.
3He always needs Scott Dolph with him whenever he's having an interview in English because Kojima does not speak English well enough to communicate. Dolph helps interprets everything the interviewers say to Kojima.
4An avid F. Paul Wilson fan. He has had meetings with Wilson regarding creating a game based on the popular Repairman Jack character from Wilsons novels.
5Approached by the Watchowski Brothers to work in the production team of "The Matrix Reloaded" and "The Matrix Revolutions"


Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Death StrandingVideo Game pre-production
Metal Gear Solidvideo game announced
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain2015Video Game story / written by
Legacy of Snakes2015Short based on characters by
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes2014Video Game
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance2013Video Game story
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker2010Video Game story / written by
Metal Gear Solid: Digital Graphic Novel2008Video story
Metal Gear Solid 2: Digital Graphic Novel2008Video original story
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots2008Video Game scenario / story
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops2006Video Game story
Metal Gear Solid: Digital Graphic Novel2006Video Game concept
Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence2005Video Game story / written by
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater2004Video Game story / written by
Boktai 2: Solar Boy Django2004Video Game idea
Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes2004Video Game story / written by
Dorimumikkusu Tivi: Warudo faitazu2003Video Game character: Solid Snake
Boktai: The Sun Is in Your Hand2003Video Game story
Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance2002Video Game story / written by
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty2001Video Game story / written by
Metal Gear Solid2000Video Game story
Metal Gear Solid: Integral1999Video Game written by
Metal Gear Solid1998Video Game written by
Policenauts1994Video Game screenplay / story
Snatcher CD-ROMantic1992Video Game creator / screenplay
Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake1990Video Game scenario
Super Deform Snatcher1990Video Game scenario
Snatcher1988Video Game scenario
Metal Gear1987Video Game

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Death StrandingVideo Game producer pre-production
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain2015Video Game producer
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes2014Video Game producer
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance2013Video Game producer
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker2010Video Game producer
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots2008Video Game producer
Metal Gear Saga Vol. 22007Video documentary producer
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops2006Video Game producer
Lunar Knights2006Video Game producer
Metal Gear Saga Vol. 12006Video documentary producer
Metal Gear Ac!d²2005Video Game producer
Metal Gear Ac!d2004Video Game producer
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater2004Video Game producer
Boktai 2: Solar Boy Django2004Video Game producer
Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes2004Video Game producer
Boktai: The Sun Is in Your Hand2003Video Game producer
Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner2003Video Game producer
Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance2002Video Game producer: Snake Tales
The Document of Metal Gear Solid 22002Video documentary producer - uncredited
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty2001Video Game producer
Zone of the Enders2001Video Game producer
Metal Gear Solid2000Video Game producer
Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions1999Video Game producer
Metal Gear Solid1998Video Game executive producer
Snatcher CD-ROMantic1992Video Game producer
Metal Gear1987Video Game producer: PlayStation 3 re-release

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Metal Gear Solidproduction executive announced
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain2015Video Game motion capture: Hideo
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes2014Video Game motion capture: Hideo
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots2008Video Game game designer
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops2006Video Game game designer
Metal Gear Solid: Digital Graphic Novel2006Video Game planner
Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence2005Video Game director: motion capture unit / game designer / producer: real time demo unit
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater2004Video Game game designer / planner / producer: real time demo / production/adjustment / setting justification / setting research
Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes2004Video Game conceptual map / executive supervisor / game designer / setting justification / setting researcher
Boktai: The Sun Is in Your Hand2003Video Game game designer
Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner2003Video Game planner
Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance2002Video Game concept map: script unit
Zone of the Enders2001Video Game opening movie creation: movie part design unit
Metal Gear Solid2000Video Game supervising director

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Death StrandingVideo Game pre-production
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain2015Video Game
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes2014Video Game
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker2010Video Game
Metal Gear Solid: Digital Graphic Novel2008Video
Metal Gear Solid 2: Digital Graphic Novel2008Video
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots2008Video Game
Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence2005Video Game
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater2004Video Game
Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes2004Video Game uncredited
Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance2002Video Game
The Document of Metal Gear Solid 22002Video documentary uncredited
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty2001Video Game
Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions1999Video Game
Metal Gear Solid: Integral1999Video Game
Metal Gear Solid1998Video Game
Policenauts1994Video Game
Snatcher CD-ROMantic1992Video Game
Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake1990Video Game
Super Deform Snatcher1990Video Game
Snatcher1988Video Game
Metal Gear1987Video Game

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain2015Video GameHideo (voice)
Mega642014TV Series
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes2014Video GameHideo (voice)
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots2008Video GameGod / Missouri Crewman / MGO Soldiers (Japanese version, voice)
Azumi2003Bandit (uncredited)
Versus2000/IIExtra (uncredited)
Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions1999Video GameGenolla Monster (voice)
Policenauts1994Video GameAP officer no.2 (voice, uncredited)

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots2008Video Game
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater2004Video Game
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty2001Video Game
Metal Gear Solid: Integral1999Video Game
Metal Gear Solid1998Video Game
Policenauts1994Video Game

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots2008Video Game lyrics: "MGS Love Themes" / writer: "Snake Eater"
Dairantô Sumasshu Burazâzu ekkusu2008Video Game writer: "Snake Eater"

Visual Effects

Visual Effects

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater2004Video Game motion capture director

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mighty Switch Force! Academy2015Video Game special thanks
Metal Gear2011Short dedicatee
MGS: Acquiescence2008Short film dedicated to
Dairantô Sumasshu Burazâzu ekkusu2008Video Game thanks for collaboration
Ape Escape 32005Video Game special thanks: Konami
Karaoke Revolution Volume 32004Video Game special thanks
Zone of the Enders: Dolores, i2001TV Series special thanks - 26 episodes
D no shokutaku 21999Video Game the producer wishes to thank

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Game Awards 20162016TV MovieHimself - Honoree - Industry Icon Award
Video Games: The Movie2014DocumentaryHimself
Did You Know Gaming?2014TV Series documentary shortHimself
PS4 All Access Live: Greatness Awaits2013TV MovieHimself
Spike TV VGA Video Game Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
X-Play2011TV SeriesHimself
Metal Gear Saga Vol. 22007Video documentaryHimself
Metal Gear Saga Vol. 12006Video documentaryHimself
'Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty' - Making of the Hollywood Game2002Video documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gamers Heart Japan2011Video documentaryHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009Lifetime Achievement AwardGame Developers Choice Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016BTVA Video Game Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Video GameMetal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (2015)· Kiefer Sutherland
· Robin Atkin Downes
· Troy Baker
· Stefanie Joosten
· Christopher Randolph
· Piers Stubbs
· Jay Tavare
· Donna Burke


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#Quote
1Honestly, I'm a movie fan and that's very special to me. I honestly would love to make a movie someday, but that said, I think it has to be a certain special game that has to provide that right setting. But I don't think that game will be Metal Gear Solid. Metal Gear Solid was developed specifically to become a game. ...If it were to be made into a movie it would have to be something completely new. I wouldn't use my current scripts. I think I'd have to get somebody to get a new script and somebody else to direct it as a movie.
2The human body is supposed to be 70 percent water. I consider myself 70 percent film.

#Trademark
1Fresh, cutting edge gameplay.
2Intense cinematic in-game cutscenes.
3Frequent references to his previous games (e.g. the term "Metal Gear" is used in almost every of his games since Metal Gear (1987)
4Uses the given standards of a console to bring the best gaming experience possible.
5His games frequently feature characters that are influenced from famous Hollywood movie characters. For example, Solid Snake from Metal Gear is based on the character Snake Plisken from Escape from New York, Gillian Seed from Snatcher looks similar to Rick Deckard from Blade Runner and Jonathan Ingram and ED Brown from Policenauts look like Riggs and Murtaugh from the Lethal Weapon series.
6His games often revolve around nuclear weapons and genetic manipulations


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