The new Kojima Productions forges forward with a new logo and fans have responded with amazing fan-art to celebrate the launch.
The outpouring of support for the creator of Metal Gear Solid has come from more than just well wishes and re-tweets, some great artists have come forward to get behind the hype.
Hideo Kojima has always been pretty responsive on twitter and it’s great to see his response. Check out the results below.
Doing something related to Kojima productions @Kojima_Hideo #KojimaProductions pic.twitter.com/J2WjLsCTKI
— -Momo- (@momo_kishi) December 17, 2015
— ヘビーゲイジ大西 (@heavygauge01) December 17, 2015
My attempt at trying to draw the new Kojima Productions logo from the front. @Ken1555 @Kojima_Hideo pic.twitter.com/Nn5dOAC1dv
— Emilio Lopez (@EMannLand) December 17, 2015
Made a doodle yesterday inspired by @Kojima_Hideo @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN new Kojima Productions love the new look. pic.twitter.com/lZ0aPoMQQe
— Servan Castillo (@Kenyu05) December 17, 2015
Best of luck on your new adventures. We are those who play. @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN @Kojima_Hideo https://t.co/CdGXmN5ACr pic.twitter.com/8guc1YBztZ
— HOBO (@HandicapHOBO) December 18, 2015
@Kojima_Hideo 新しく設立された会社のロゴ、大好きです。 スカルズの親玉みたいでかっこいいです。 （敬語が下手でごめんなさい。） pic.twitter.com/gAngxvAm4T
— HRtoGW (@HRtoGW) December 18, 2015
Congratulations Boss! Cant wait to see what the future holds! Heres my redraw of the awesome logo @Kojima_Hideo pic.twitter.com/bUnfKw5K4d
— H. Kim (@HEOH_KIM) December 18, 2015
@Kojima_Hideo 再スタート pic.twitter.com/A9sVNJ6nIN
— فهد الساجر (@FAHDALSAJER) December 18, 2015
Ive seen some awesome characters inspired by the rad new KojimaPro logo & I wanted to design one too! @Kojima_Hideo pic.twitter.com/CqpYWlxATk
— Kadabura (@KadaburaDraws) December 18, 2015
Wish you the best in your new journey @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN @Kojima_Hideo pic.twitter.com/UdqmcjIBcE
— Mohsen Sofyani (@M7saNN) December 19, 2015
Kojima-san himself took to Twitter to encourage the fans to imagine the full body of the character represented in the logo:
— 小島秀夫 (@Kojima_Hideo) December 19, 2015
“This new logo, as you have sent me, doesn’t just have a head (profile), there’s also a full body. Please, try to imagine it.”
This seems to be the next logical step after the fan outrage relating to Konami’s treatment of the legendary Kojima. We can only hope that this well wishing and support can last long enough for us to see what he can do with his ‘new’ studio.
It’s pretty plain to see: those who loved Hideo Kojima’s past work have definitely rallied around him. We may never know what really happened between Kojima and Konami but the die-hard fans have chosen which side of the line they’ll fall on.
What do you think of the death and rebirth of Kojima Productions? Let us know in the comments below.