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Hideo Kojima to Appear on NHK TV Show, How to Watch

Hideo Kojima should be sharing some of his ideas related to ongoing projects.

By Iyane Agossah

October 14, 2021

Hideo Kojima and Kojima Productions haven’t officially revealed any new title after Death Stranding, but we might hear tidbits about some of their in-development projects and ideas during an upcoming TV show on Japanese channel NHK.

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Hideo Kojima announced on October 8 through his Japanese Twitter account he’ll be appearing on NHK TV show Game Genome.

In his Tweet, Kojima explained Game Genome is a show where games are used as an educational medium. The name is a reference to how humanity completed the documentation of the human genome, so now we need to take a look at the game genome. This episode will focus on Death Stranding.

The show features actress Tsubasa Honda (who’s currently making her own game) as MC, and popular music artist Gen Hoshino (If you don’t know him, it’s the guy who did the Dancing on the Inside video that became a meme in April 2020) will be appearing as a guest alongside Hideo Kojima.

Kojima Productions and Hideo Kojima are working on several projects

Obviously, don’t expect any news or announcements during the (pre-recorded) show, but it’s very likely Kojima will share some tidbits on his ongoing projects. (And reiterate for the Nth time that games will be fusing with movies one day.)

In the past, Hideo Kojima and Yoji Shinkawa already shared several project ideas. Hideo Kojima also said he’d like to do a horror game soon. More recently, he also shared his impressions on 12 Minutes and mentioned wanting to make another Adventure game. I’m personally hoping he does that with a Tokimeki Memorial Drama Series spiritual successor. If Kojima does it, everyone will finally start taking dating sims and ADVenture games seriously. And see how major the genre actually is in history.

We’ll be sure to tell you about it if anything interesting happens there. You can always reach me on Twitter to chat about Japanese games too @A_iyane07.

NHK preview, how to watch (October 15, 2021 update)

NHK shared a video preview of the show over on Twitter. You can find it below.

Game Genome featuring Hideo Kojima will be aired on October 15 at 22:45 JST (9:45 AM EST). Click here for conversions to other time zones and a countdown. You’ll be able to watch the show on NHK’s official site, but you’ll need a VPN as it’s region-locked to Japan.

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Iyane Agossah
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Living near Paris, Iyane is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He speaks Japanese, has been watching anime for over 25 years, and plays Genshin Impact mainly for its story. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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