Hideo Kojima

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Hideo Kojima (小島 秀夫, Kojima Hideo, born August 24, 1963) is a Japanese video game designer, director, producer and writer. Regarded as an auteur of video games, he developed a strong passion for action/adventure cinema and literature during his childhood and adolescence. In 1986, he was hired by Konami, for which he designed and wrote Metal Gear (1987) for the MSX2, a game that laid the foundations for stealth games and the Metal Gear series, his best known and most appreciated works. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hideo Kojima has received more than 5,263,272 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Hideo Kojima is the 3rd most popular game designer (down from 2nd in 2019), the 282nd most popular biography from Japan (up from 308th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Japanese Game Designer.

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Among game designers, Hideo Kojima ranks 3 out of 46Before him are Shigeru Miyamoto and Ralph H. Baer. After him are Gabe Newell, Markus Persson, Gunpei Yokoi, Jeff Kinney, Alexey Pajitnov, Satoru Iwata, Sid Meier, Satoshi Tajiri, and Steve Jackson.

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Among people born in 1963, Hideo Kojima ranks 33Before him are Natasha Richardson, Mike Pompeo, Emilio Butragueño, Lars Ulrich, Borut Pahor, and Steven Soderbergh. After him are Yngwie Malmsteen, Mark Strong, Helen Hunt, Emmanuelle Béart, Brigitte Nielsen, and Elisabeth Shue.

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Among people born in Japan, Hideo Kojima ranks 282 out of 5,560Before him are Maeda Toshiie (1538), Emperor Sutoku (1119), Sada Abe (1905), Ko Takamoro (1907), Kazuko Hironaka (1950), and Kōnosuke Matsushita (1894). After him are Emperor Ingyō (376), Eiji Yoshikawa (1892), Minoru Genda (1904), Yukio Hatoyama (1947), Ko Arima (1917), and Leiji Matsumoto (1938).


Among game designers born in Japan, Hideo Kojima ranks 2Before him are Shigeru Miyamoto (1952). After him are Gunpei Yokoi (1941), Satoru Iwata (1959), Satoshi Tajiri (1965), Hironobu Sakaguchi (1962), Toru Iwatani (1955), Shinji Mikami (1965), Tetsuya Nomura (1970), Yu Suzuki (1958), Masahiro Sakurai (1970), and Hidetaka Miyazaki (1974).

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