The Creative Gene: Hideo Kojima will release the English version of his first book this month

The work was originally released in 2019 in Japan

O master of cinematic gaming experiences, Hideo Kojima, now has his first book “The Gifted Gene and My Lovable Memes”, published in Japan in 2019, traduzido para inglês com o título “The Creative Gene: How books, movies, and music inspired the creator of Death Stranding and Metal Gear Solid” (The Creative Gene: How Books, Movies, and Music Inspired the Creator of Death Stranding and Metal Gear Solid).

Kojima’s giant name book brings his pessays on how these mentioned segments influence the games industry, in addition to including opinions and reviews of books, music and movies loved by the author. The translation was done by Nathan Collins and the publication will be by Viz Media, specializing in manga translation.

The review on the back cover of the book says (in free translation):

“Since he was a child, Metal Gear Solid and Death Stranding creator Hideo Kojima was a voracious consumer of movies, music and books. They sparked his passion for storytelling and narrative, and the results can be seen in their innovative games and iconic. Now head of independent studio Kojima Productions, Kojima’s enthusiasm for the entertainment media has never waned. This collection of essays (or reviews) explores some of the inspirations behind one of the gaming industry’s titans and offers a unique understanding of one of the brightest minds in pop culture.”


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In a tweet earlier today, Kojima features the English version of his book. The book will be on sale from October 19th. “What a surprise, the English version also includes the conversation with Gen Hoshino”, comments the author of the book. Hoshino is a Japanese actor and composer and responsible for the song “Pop Virus” in the game Death Stranding.

Hideo Kojima’s debut in the literary field, now in English, takes place on October 19th. The 256-page book is now on pre-order on Amazon costing BRL 132.77 in the physical version and BRL 62.90. Unfortunately, there is no provision for translation into Portuguese.

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