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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. He is regarded as an auteur of video games. He developed a strong passion for action/adventure cinema and literature during his childhood and adolescence. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hideo Kojima has received more than 6,815,781 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Hideo Kojima is the 4th most popular game designer (down from 3rd in 2019), the 268th most popular biography from Japan (up from 282nd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Japanese Game Designer.

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  • 6.82

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  • 2.98

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Among game designers, Hideo Kojima ranks 4 out of 56Before him are Shigeru Miyamoto, Markus Persson, and Ralph H. Baer. After him are Gabe Newell, Jeff Kinney, Gunpei Yokoi, Satoru Iwata, Masayuki Uemura, Alexey Pajitnov, Satoshi Tajiri, and Sid Meier.

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Among people born in 1963, Hideo Kojima ranks 37Before him are Emilio Butragueño, Elisabeth Shue, Rafael Correa, Helen Hunt, Jean-Pierre Papin, and Lars Ulrich. After him are Brigitte Nielsen, Mike Myers, Emmanuelle Béart, Mike Powell, Til Schweiger, and Peter Bosz.

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Among people born in Japan, Hideo Kojima ranks 268 out of 6,048Before him are Setsuko Hara (1920), Iwasaki Yatarō (1835), Terauchi Masatake (1852), Hōjō Masako (1156), Emperor Ankan (466), and Makoto Kobayashi (1944). After him are Yosa Buson (1716), Tokugawa Yoshimune (1684), Emperor Bidatsu (538), Kido Takayoshi (1833), Mamoru Shigemitsu (1887), and Hiroaki Sato (1932).


Among game designers born in Japan, Hideo Kojima ranks 2Before him are Shigeru Miyamoto (1952). After him are Gunpei Yokoi (1941), Satoru Iwata (1959), Masayuki Uemura (1943), Satoshi Tajiri (1965), Toru Iwatani (1955), Shigesato Itoi (1948), Shinji Mikami (1965), Hironobu Sakaguchi (1962), Masahiro Sakurai (1970), and Hidetaka Miyazaki (1974).

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