Kojima leaves several clues hinting at a connection between Death Stranding and Akira.
I see literally no connection between this and Akira. The links mentioned are grasping at straws at best. Because he wants the game to release before 2019 that means its Akira related? Because Akira takes place in 2019? Uh no. 2018 just happens to be when the game will likely release considering it usually takes Kojima a few years to complete games. The cables coming out of people remind you of "Akira and his bike"? Which, mind you, Akira didn't have a bike. That was Kaneda. Akira is only shown once or twice, very briefly in the film as he basically transcended into a higher form of being. Capsules vs. Clowns? Simply because there is a conflict between two groups of people? Sorry, but this is a ridiculous theory.
"The emphasis on cables also feels visually similar to Kaneda and his motorcycle." "However, the trailers’ resemblance to the anime is minimal at best, suggesting that the game is either in the same universe following different storylines in the United States, or is simply a different game that borrows from Akira’s setting and themes." Did you even read the article before deciding to bitch and complain?
i mthe only one that sees over-the -top-whateverness in Kojima s new game?? ok ... you can see it from many artistic angles but even artistically is too vague ...i like Kojima more than any of the existing devs but i m afraid that he may try to hide behind vagueness and hype in his new game in order to develop it with the less possible efforts ....i liked the trailer but i was not excited to much ......is only left to see the gameplay
Kojima is into strange shit
I did. And when I read it the article didn't say Kaneda and his bike. It said Akira and his bike. Did you even read the article before it was edited? And your second quote? Again, what makes anyone think this takes place in the same universe? The points he made bear literally no resemblance to Akira. You can literally take any story that has two groups of people at odds with each other and say, "OH! THAT REMINDS ME OF THE CAPSULES VS CLOWNS IN AKIRA!" Same with the cables comment. How in the world do cables coming out of people's stomachs and controlling things bear ANY RESEMBLANCE AT ALL to Kaneda and his bike? Kaneda didn't have cables coming out of him and he certainly didn't connect and control his bike with them. So again, what visual resemblance? Have you seen Akira? So again, based off of those, which I mentioned above (how would I know he used those 3 examples to prove his point if I didn't read the article?), why would anyone think this is in the Akira universe? Also, not bitching and complaining. Just pointing out why this theory makes very little sense.
I think the points being made were that people were comparing the two based on Kojira's release date statement and grasping straws. The piece analyzed both trailers for any resemblance, found nothing, then blatantly states their that they don't believe there was any solid connection aside from Kojima's weird inspirations. The title itself is formatted as a question, and you as the reader answer that question. You answer no, the survey says the answer is 100% no. It boils down to the fact that no one knows what the heck this game is so they're having fun playing guessing games. What I garner is, Kojima likes Akira. Kojima likes a lot of weird stuff, and he's made a weird game. I'm interested to see more trailers. *shrug*
YongYea will find it, if that's the case :P
True that, he was also suggesting that "Decima" is Hideo Kojima's new engine.
I thought Decima was his daughter
he also said there are misdirection clues
Akira will forever be better written than anything Kojima could ever conceive.
How on Earth could you arrive at that conclusion without a time machine?
We know Kojima's writing skill, it only goes worse from here.
Let's ignore the fact that I disagree with you and instead consider this; how do you conclude that someone will get worse at something the more they practice it? How does that work? Or are you one of 'dem cool haters'?! lol
We know Kojima is a bad writer, even people that have worked close to him say so. He isn't going to magically become better.
Okay one more question: who is this 'we' you keep speaking of? Not everyone shares your opinion. You're quite right about magic though - I'm not convinced it actually exists - however 'learning' is definitely real and is as viable a prospect for Kojima as it is for everyone. You might have missed Del Toro's involvement. He, like Kojima, is a creative tour-de-force with a worldwide fanbase. To write it off at this stage makes you no better that someone suggesting it is already the coming of Christ in videogame form. If you keep an open mind, you might be pleasantly surprised.
people who have played video games and critics. No one thinks Metal Gear has a good story or even good writing outside of its rabid fanbase. I'm not writing off the game part but the story will most likely be as awful as everything else he's done.
Well sure, let's just listen to the critics then. Anyone who disagrees must be rabid. Just wow...
You will never achieve a fraction of the success that Kojima has. Keep trying to talk trash him anonymously on a gaming site though, you look really cool doing it.
Top be honest, Kojima is more successful than you too. Keep being his lapdog
"We know Kojima's writing skill, it only goes worse from here." The man created on of the most beloved franchises that spanned 20 years and has been praised for its narrative. I get if its not your cup of tea, not every body has to like it, but just because you don't like a Stephen king book doesn't make him a bad author does it?
Metal gear is a poorly written piece of shit series
Would be a huge reveal if true. Not sure if this game is Akira... but there seem to be similarities purely based on some of the key influences in Kojima's life. Might sound ridiculous, but I appreciate it when websites attempt something new instead of the same old thing, so kudos IO!
If I had to peg an anime that may be similar to this (even if it's a little) I'd say Drifters fits the bill...........
That and the black goop kind of has that Princess Mononoke feel to it too.
Great observation, the goop along with the organic like tendrils on the soldiers do have similarities to Princess Mononoke.
i don't know the game gives me some evangelion vibes at least that's how crazy the story looks
True, I wonder if he's still going to hold true to his word of a female protagonist? (Ghost in the Shell is coming soon)
Yea so I won a contest on here back in July http://n4g.com/user/blogpos... and I never received my prize. Anything I've gotten from "Christopher" is that he's waiting to hear back from "John" on this. Does this happen with anyone else on this site? Can you directly contact any other mods?
Sounds like they schooled you. It happens. OT : Many games and franchises are inspired by Akira. If Death Stranding does get inspiration,its certainly not the first
No it doesn't just happen. This isn't some amateur site ran by one guy with shady popups. If you hold a contest, then stand by your own regulations.
Trying to comment but that music from the trailer keeps replaying in my head. lol
Whatever it is its got my money. WOW
Not sure what to think of this trailer. It's pretty strange, which is typical of Kojima's style. Will have to wait and see what it turns out to be.
it has nothing to do with Akira, but this Kojima new game has now reached new levels of hypeness!
Wow just wow the next resemblances will be because of the cables coming out and f the stomach it resembles - __- all hentai film low level villain
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