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* In 2008, Solid Snake's seiyu, Creator/AkioOhtsuka, was badly estranged from his father Creator/ChikaoOhtsuka to the point that they weren't even speaking to each other. Kojima brought the two together for the final scene of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots''. They reconciled.
* Want to know the reason why [[GuestFighter Solid Snake]] got into ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros''? [[SoMyKidsCanWatch Kojima's son]] [[http://www.joystiq.com/2012/03/19/thank-kojimas-son-for-getting-snake-into-smash-bros-brawl/ wanted to play as one of his dad's characters]].
* Not from Kojima himself, but in the confusion ensuing from Kojima's leaving Konami's board of directors/the company as a whole, Konami opted to [[{{Unperson}} remove his name]] from his ''own products'' as a response; the outcry from fans saw Konami ''abandon'' this initiative.
** Since his name was successfully scrubbed from the box art for ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'', there has been a wave of people on the Steam review page leaving a single message for their review; "A Hideo Kojima game."
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8RCD2KAbX4 This video can be summed up as everyone giving their thanks to Kojima, for everything he has done for not just the game, but for the entire series]].
** Kojima ''himself'' thanking the fans for everything and for staying with him through and through.
** The fan dedication at the end of that video, to an adoring fan who unfortunately passed away prior to Phantom Pain's release, is truly touching; Kojima clearly understands the chords his series has struck with his fans and appreciates that they've allowed him to come this far.
* Despite Konami's controversial decision to give the award of ''Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain'' to a PR representative, both Kiefer Sutherland accepted his award in his honor, and Stefanie Joosten deciding to sing Quiet's Song for him.
** Not only that, nearly ''every'' game company, developer and publisher [[http://www.dualshockers.com/2015/12/04/developers-react-to-konami-banning-hideo-kojima-from-the-game-awards-they-arent-happy/ hated how Konami denied Kojima the award he deserves]], ranging from ex-''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' developer Vince Zampella, ''VideoGame/GearsOfWar'' creator Cliff Bleszinski and Creator/{{Ubisoft}}. It shows how much respect the other designers have for him.
* Sony's partnership with the newly-reestablished Kojima Productions now became this, now that Konami ''doesn't own his name''. The respect the man has makes you think he's a real-life Big Boss.
** Based on the design of the new logo with how Kojima left Konami, one can make an analogue to Konami being The Patriots and Kojima's new studio being Outer Heaven.
** Just ''look'' at [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=annuTcmB1rw Kojima's expression when he's introduced by Andrew House]]. He looks so tired and at the verge of tears because he's ''finally'' free from Konami's grip. Seems he can finally be able to speak and create again without [[BadBoss someone holding you basically hostage]].
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