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* In 2008, Solid Snake's seiyuu, 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]].
* E3 2016, specifically the YouTube at E3 stream hosted by Geoff Keighley, who happens to be an old friend of Kojima. The hug at the beginning of the interview, the ''personal'' invitation to the Game Awards and the gift of Kojima Productions merchandise he gave to Keighley.
* During Sony's E3 presentation, Kojima literally walks down the stage under stairs of light, and cements his introduction with two words: "[[HesBack I'm Back.]]" The reception to his return was a sight to behold. Kojima himself was so excited that he flubbed his entrance, and ended up overtaking the lights he was supposed to walk on. He also seemed rather overwhelmed and touched by the sheer magnitude of cheering his entrance received.
* Finally in the 2016 Game Awards, after all his troubles last year with Konami banning him and all from even attending the 2015 one, Hideo Kojima is presented the Industry Icon Award. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPGyBh4eCaI See it here]].
** Related to this, Geoff Keighley had spent most of the past year doing whatever he could to try and give Hideo his award for Metal Gear Solid V.
** More at the fact that Hideo kept ''insisting'' to Geoff not to, because to him it wasn't necessary. And yet Geoff insisted and right on that night, Hideo accepted the award and even came close to ManlyTears, especially when he gently talked about how he felt he had almost lost everything.
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