Hideo Kojima Essay Book And Animal Crossing Manga Coming This Fall Through Viz Media

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American manga publisher and anime distributor Viz Media has announced this fall it will be releasing a collection of essays about legendary video game creator Hideo Kojima and also an Animal Crossing manga.

The Creative Gene: How Books, Movies, and Music Inspired The Creator of Death Stranding and Metal Gear Solid–yes, that’s the full title–will be published on October 12. While much of the book’s focus is right there in the title, the publisher further elaborates that the book will be a collection of essays that “explore 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 of pop culture.”

What makes The Creative Gene truly special is its essays come directly from Kojima himself, and will offer his “opinions and reviews of significant films, books, and music in his own words.” The book will also feature a special conversation with popular Japanese musician Gen Hoshino, whose hit song “Pop Virus” is featured in the unique 2019 game Death Stranding. In the meantime, the recently announced official novelizations of Death Stranding will be released February 23 on Amazon.

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