Hideo Kojima Makes Cameos in Ultraman Orb, Rooster Teeth Web Series

posted on 2017-03-15 15:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

Kojima Productions' founder and Metal Gear mastermind Hideo Kojima has plenty of celebrity friends, including Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams and film producer Avi Arad. He's also been spotted rubbing elbows with his peers in the gaming industry and developed working relationships with Norman Reedus, Guillermo del Toro, and Mads Mikkelsen; all of whom are appearing in his Death Stranding video game. His tweets with Mikkelsen have developed a tongue-in-cheek "shipping" on social media, with some even comparing the two to Yūri and Victor from Yuri!!! on Ice.

Kojima is showing up in places outside of social media, too, starring in his own YouTube channel and attending video game conventions. His persona seems to only have grown since the game director split with Konami. Kojima tweeted that he's adding tokusatsu hero to his project list.

Kojima appears in the Ultraman Orb live-action film as an extra during a crowd scene. He also appeared the the second season finale of Rooster Teeth's "Eleven Little Roosters" web series in an obvious Metal Gear Solid reference. Kojima shows up after the credits.

He pulls off a pretty impressive evil laugh.

[Via Jorge Salas at Tokusatsu Network]

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