The best games immerse players in intricate worlds, leaving fans to marvel at the mind that created such carefully detailed settings, characters, and stories. Japanese game creator and head of Kojima Productions Hideo Kojima is one such mind. He’s been recognized as a leader of cinematic visual expression and storytelling in video games since pioneering the stealth game genre with Metal Gear, and more recently, he gained worldwide popularity for DEATH STRANDING. Beginning September 8, he’s bringing the creativity behind those games to Spotify in his new podcast, Hideo Kojima Presents Brain Structure.
The Spotify Original podcast, which will be released in both Japanese and English, unravels the genius behind Kojima’s ideas and creative thinking. Fans can tune in for talk show–style discussions on a wide range of his favorite topics, including games, movies, books, art, philosophy, and the social landscape. The guests who will periodically join Kojima to discuss compelling themes will include both local and global leaders as well as top creators from a variety of backgrounds such as business, technology, and entertainment.
“I wanted to share my thoughts with a global audience and felt that Spotify would be the best home to reach all my fans and friends around the world,” said Kojima. “It’s an ambitious approach to release every episode in both Japanese and English at the same time, but I look forward to having a good time getting and sharing creative inspiration with listeners from all over the world.”
The show will also regularly welcome Geoff Keighley, a prominent Canadian gaming journalist and TV host, as he explains the latest updates on gaming and technology in a special segment. Fans of the music of DEATH STRANDING can also look forward to an opening theme song for Hideo Kojima presents Brain Structure created by Japanese music creator Michiharu Shimoda, aka SILENT POETS.
“At Spotify, we’ve been focused on working with the best creators to bring to life podcast content that is exciting, offers a new dimension to entertainment, and brings fans closer to what they love,” said Chieko Nishi, Spotify’s Head of Studios in Japan. “Hideo Kojima’s podcasts will allow a broader set of listeners to enjoy his thoughts, whilst at the same time supporting his own desire to reach beyond the boundaries.”
The first episode of Hideo Kojima presents Brain Structure will launch September 8, with new episodes releasing weekly in both Japanese and English Thursdays at 9.00 p.m. JST.
Listen to the trailer for Hideo Kojima Presents Brain Structure and stay tuned for the premiere on September 8, only on Spotify.