Viz publishing Hideo Kojima e-book The Artistic Gene in English in 2021

Recreation designer Hideo Kojima’s e-book The Gifted Gene and My Lovable Memes, initially printed in Japanese in 2019, is getting an English-language translation. Writer Viz will launch the translated e-book this October beneath the fittingly prolonged identify The Artistic Gene: How books, films, and music impressed the creator of Demise Stranding and Metallic Gear Strong.

The Artistic Gene will encompass a group of essays written by Kojima that discover his private inspirations. That features opinions and critiques of music, movies, and books beloved by Kojima. The e-book may also embody a dialog between Kojima and musician/actor Gen Hoshino, whose tune “Pop Virus” seems in Demise Stranding.

Right here’s Viz’s official synopsis of the e-book:

Ever since he was a toddler, Metallic Gear Strong and Demise Stranding creator Hideo Kojima was a voracious client of films, music, and books. They ignited his ardour for tales and storytelling, and the outcomes could be seen in his groundbreaking, iconic video video games. Now the top of unbiased studio Kojima Productions, Kojima’s enthusiasm for leisure media has by no means waned. This assortment of essays explores a number of the inspirations behind one of many titans of the online game business, and gives an unique perception into one of many brightest minds in popular culture.

The Artistic Gene: How books, films, and music impressed the creator of Demise Stranding and Metallic Gear Strong can be launched Oct. 12, 2021.

Kojima’s The Creative Gene: How books, movies, and music inspired the creator of Death Stranding and Metal Gear Solid book cover

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