1. Ghost

    Ghost
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    Ever since leaving Konami, it seems Hideo Kojima's personal life has become a tiny bit more public - namely, we now see who he hangs out with. Four names have taken the spotlight since then. Today, we investigate his relationship with each one to decide who's Kojima's true best friend.

    Friend #1 - The original BFF, Guillermo Del Toro

    They are friends from before the whole Konami situation went to shit.
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    And have gone on fun adventures together. They're fans of each other's work.
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    Kojima has, in fact, been to Del Toro's horror house.
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    And of course, they are very professional, working together on games and panels.
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    Friend #2 - The Cool Friend, Norman Reedus

    Kojima and Reedus also go way back.
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    You could say he is Kojima's coolest friend.
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    Reedus has, in fact, starred in two of Kojima's recent works.
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    And he is not afraid of shitting on Konami.
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    Friend #3 - The Fan, Geoff Keighley

    It's a challenge to find someone who looks at Kojima like Keighley does.
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    He's up for anything - including helping Kojima with pranks.
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    Let's not forget he has publicly cried for Kojima.
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    And he gives great gifts:
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    Friend #4 - The Sexy One, Mads Mikkelsen

    He never misses a party.
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    They have, actually, gone Christmas shopping together.
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    Kojima may be in love with him (sorry Geoff)
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    Seriously, look at Kojima's smile when he is with Mads.
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    UPDATE: Because folks have reminded me of other Kojima relationships, I have decided to add some more options here. Let's go.

    Friend #5 - The Weird One, Nicolas Winding Refn

    As many people pointed out, Refn and Kojima's appreciation for one another goes well beyond their products.
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    It seems they're so confortable around each other, Refn feels no need to wear pants.
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    And they like to do a fighting stance together.
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    No matter how many years pass by, this has never changed.
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    Friend #6 - The Traveling Companion, Mark Cerny

    I can't believe I forgot Mark Cerny, Kojima's world tour buddy.
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    Cerny and Kojima have traveled around the globe together for work, but they didn't forget to have some fun.
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    In fact, Cerny may be his #1 drinking buddy.
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    And Cerny is very proud of friendship with Kojima.
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    CONCLUSION:


    It's definitely hard to say. Geoff clearly loves him and Kojima clearly loves Mads. Del Toro seems to be with buddy from work and Reedus is the one he calls when he wants to kick someone's ass.

    Though I have to say, it seems he is more interested in spending time with Mads recently.
     
  2. I thought you meant that detective work such as Snatcher was his best work. This is good too.
     
  3. Dust

    Dust
    Member

    How is this even a questions.
    Official True Pairing.

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  4. Yossarian

    Yossarian
    Member

    I thought I was...

    KOJIMAAAAAAA!
     
  5. Beef Stallmer

    Beef Stallmer
    Banned Member

    When military advisor-san was thrown in jail, Kojima didn't even visit him ;_;
     
  6. Stuart

    Stuart
    Banned Member

    Wouldn't his best friend be someone who speaks Japanese? Kojima barely speaks any English...
     
  7. Mondo

    Mondo
    Member

    I ship Kojima with Keighley.
     
  8. Secretly it's Stefani Joosten. I mean he built an entire game so she and his self insert could be in love.

    But I will say Kojima and Mads are the cutest couple ever.
     
  9. Ghost

    Ghost
    Member OP

    Language is not a barrier to love. Didn't you play Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain?
     
  10. Super Hype

    Super Hype
    Member

    Definitely Mads

    Wish it was me tho
     
  11. All of them
     
  12. JINX

    JINX
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  13. SJRB

    SJRB
    Member

    Keighley is his homie for life, but he definately has a crush on Mikkelson.
     
  14. Aurc

    Aurc
    Member

    Mads has such a cool face.
     
  15. Gegz

    Gegz
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    Kojima's true love.
     
  16. Javier23

    Javier23
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    I'm in love with this thread.
     
  17. Leona Lewis

    Leona Lewis
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  18. hibikase

    hibikase
    Member

    That "Konami Tears" cup looks very shopped
     
  19. Jaded Alyx

    Jaded Alyx
    Member

    What about that one poster who said he is friends with Kojima on Twitter and played Overwatch with him, and Death Stranding is a Metal Gear game and the whole Konami feud was just another one of those Kojima things?
     
  20. EkStatiC

    EkStatiC
    Banned Member

    The carnival never stops... and i like it!!!

    TeamGeoff.
     
  21. The Almighty Tria

    The Almighty Tria
    Banned Member

    I'm not saying these people aren't his friends, but they are all people he works with or have business relations with. Saying any of them are his best friends are a bit of a stretch.
     
  22. Josecitox

    Josecitox
    Member

    None of them, Yoji Shinkawa is his best friend.
     
  23. Chaos2Frozen

    Chaos2Frozen
    Member

    Kojima is playing all of them.
     
  24. RyoonZ

    RyoonZ
    Banned Member

    Definitely Geoff Keighley. Friends in high and low and longer than these hollywood poser.
     
  25. gfxtwin

    gfxtwin
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    A challenger appears!

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  26. Svart

    Svart
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    Jesus fucking christ, this website...
     
  27. This. Friendship that will endure the ages.
     
  28. jeffrockz312

    jeffrockz312
    Member

    Because it actually is shopped.
     
  29. Van Bur3n

    Van Bur3n
    Member

    Plot twist: It’s actually me. It was me all along.

    Kojima why aren’t you responding to me on Twitter. Please respond back. I thought we were friends. Are you ignoring me. I know you’re not ignoring best friend me. Please respond, thanks.
     
  30. Eblo

    Eblo
    Member

    Does Kojima have a best friend?
     
  31. NotLiquid

    NotLiquid
    Member

    his best friend is a blu ray box set of Mad Max
     
  32. Ghost

    Ghost
    Member OP

    OH SHIT I forgot him. This is big.
     
  33. The Last One

    The Last One
    Member

    I wish it was me.
     
  34. Cugel

    Cugel
    Member

    Friendship with Geoff OVER
    Now Mads is my new best friend.
     
  35. jacks81x

    jacks81x
    Member

    I'm going to say none of these. These people are visible in his social media because they are also public figures and easy to spot. I'm guessing his real best friend is a non-celebrity Japanese person that none of us know.
     
  36. modoversus

    modoversus
    Member

    This is the quality investigative report that I needed in my life. Tough questions must be answered. We can only speculate about Kojima's wonderful future friendships.
     
  37. Kaiser Swayze

    Kaiser Swayze
    Member

    Mads is the cool friend. Norman is the friend who gets you in trouble.
     
  38. Al3x1s

    Al3x1s
    Banned Member

    Why are you here then?

    Anyway, probably none of the above, just some guy you never heard of because he's either not in the business or doesn't have a high profile role, but they can actually talk about real shit regardless of distance. Or nobody.
     
  39. foxdvd

    foxdvd
    Member

    I always thought his best friend was Robert Gair....true story.
     
  40. totowhoa

    totowhoa
    Member

    This is a great thread.

    I love Kojima
     
  41. PaypayTR

    PaypayTR
    Banned Member

    Holywood.
     
  42. nuttyevans

    nuttyevans
    Member

    That's one J.C I can believe in.
     
  43. Molto

    Molto
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    all the proof you need really.
     
  44. InsaneTiger

    InsaneTiger
    Member

    What would be Kojima's MFK?
     
  45. matsza

    matsza
    Member

    How to get all of the endings?
     
  46. No fun allowed!
     
  47. purseowner

    purseowner
    Member

    This thread is gold.
     
  48. PaypayTR

    PaypayTR
    Banned Member

    Holywood.
     
  49. Mods need to make this a poll.

    I'd vote Mads.
     
  50. Frecklestein

    Frecklestein
    Member

    Kojeoff OTP

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