Mr. Kojima on MGS: Philanthropy

April 18, 2010

Ok, we could not believe it, but we found a comment on Twitter by Hideo Kojima, about MGS: Philanthropy.

A fan asked him if he had watched the movie, and his reply is really… Well, you can read it here (on official Hideo Kojima’s Twitter).

Here’s a screenshot of the message and its translation (thanks to Ash Volf for translating this into English).

RT @BookishBoy: @Kojima_Hideo I know this must be asking too much, but did you see “MGS Philanthropy”?
Of course I did. It’s awesome. I felt like crying for their love towards Metal Gear. It’s also a well made movie. I can’t wait to see next part.

What’s going to happen next? We still don’t know, but since we too would like very, very much to see (and produce!) the next parts of the movie… We’ll try to contact Mr. Kojima and find out ourselves!

Thanks to Lucas “halosolid” Gabriel for discovering the message!

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  7. I’m from Libya and i’m a huge fan of mgs since i played mgs1 on playstation it was a great memories and i watch your exellant movie and i thought it’s a hollywood’s work couse of the great image and directing and now i’m so glad with this nice news i think mr.kojima is happy as me when he watched this great job i hope to see you guys in a full mgs movie with assistance of mr.kojima keep up the good work brothers and remember all the mgs fans with you

    Comment by mkoshar — December 12, 2012 @ 05:24:48

  8. I’ve never been so proud of my compatriots in my life, but… dammn!
    I dropped a tear on my cheek tonight…

    Can’t wait for second part!

    Fate magiare la polvere a quei palloni gonfiati del cazzo di hollywood!

    Comment by Mr.epsylon — July 12, 2011 @ 23:47:53

  9. this is a good example of that you need to make a good movie its just love for what are you making, i dont remember a good movie of hollywood based on a videogame (except “mortal kombat” =D, the first one), and the most of them all had millions of cost, i think fans can be happy, there is a excelent movie of MG, no matter what hollywood can make. Congratulations from Argentina

    Comment by emi — June 3, 2011 @ 00:34:31

  10. what hapenned to the second part????
    u have a good work.

    i hope to see that soon

    thanks for this movie

    Comment by Abraham — May 12, 2011 @ 06:12:20

  11. awsome! you guys have no idea what this means to me! i have always wanted to see a metal gear based movie

    Comment by Fahad — March 26, 2011 @ 00:18:03

  12. Hey guys, i am blown away by your movie :) i saw it some time ago, but i downloaded and watched it again and I am blown away all over again :)

    The work you put into this REALLY SHOWS! And i like that your sense of humour seems to be one in the same as with the metal gear solid series, snakes reaction to the nintendo DS was PRICELESS! The way he turns his back on him and calls otacon “WHO IS THIS NUTCASE!?” lol purely brilliant.

    And I loved the way snake teams up with the other 2 because if he was solo to begin with it would probably be harder for non fans of the series to get the grasp of what kind of man he is, apart from having alot more, or maybe one or two long codec scenes. I ust admit it will mainly be fans of the series viewing your work and I was also astounded at snakes voice, VERY much snakes voice and i love that! Also he does look like snake in the flesh, which only adds to the authenticity of this. I could handle it if he didn’t look like snake, but the voice is definitely a huge yay or nay for me, and you get a hell of a big YAY :D:D:D:D:D woohoo snake LIVES !!!! hehe

    sorry but the voice, i read somewhere, had to be edited in a way that would take away any russian accent in snakes voice, and if it is true what i read, PHENOMENAL work there, absoloutely brilliant! Well done to a;l of you, and as many others are anticipating your movie, possibly as much as, if not more than the next game! That’s some f**king achievement right there! You can put that on your wall as i know i am :) Never in my life have i seen such a brilliant transition by fans from fiction to a new chapter in the history of a well known story! Whatever your plans are with this movie I must say the green light is on from all over the planet for it to be made, as even Mr Kojima approves of and enjoys your work.

    If you do not make the second and third parts, it’s pretty sad as you have a great talent for it. I understand you are working on some new projects and i respect that very much. BUT as it is metal gear solid, even though it doesn’t come from the original creator, it is definitely worthy of completing your own story, just as the new metal gear game will feature Raiden again as the main character, and it is following the metal gear solid story with nuclear weapons and amazingly well done characters, of course along with awesome fun gameplay. I have gone on for so long but i have meant everything i said and more, but i will leave it here for you and whatever you decide to do, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BRINGING MY FAVOURITE VIDEO GAME CHARACTER TO LIFE! On saying that, i just remembered the “you would make a great video game character” line from your movie, which was a great line to put in there :) thanks so much to all of you at Hive :)

    Comment by Lewis — March 3, 2011 @ 15:57:07

  13. Hey, guys, excellent job on the movie. I liked it so much that when I went to the Anime Detroit Convention, I had all of my friends watch it. And, now, they’re passing it on. I really hope you guys make a second part, since Mr. Kojima obviously wouldn’t mind and actually kind of encouraged it.
    My question is this: Since you’re already gained popularity, your film being so awesome, why not have like a fund raiser or something for the next part? Like, put a donation bar on the home page and a goal for how much you guys need for part 2? I’d gladly donate some of my paycheck to make this thing happen, and I’m sure others would as well.

    Comment by Taliesin — February 5, 2011 @ 13:50:56

  14. Wow, that’s all I can really sum this up with. I started watching after having read somewhere it was a fan made movie with no budget and thought, “ah well, what the heck it might turn out ok.” To my amazement, this is one of the most gripping films, not just fan made, but any movie that I have seen in a very long time. By the time the scene came in where they were running into the complex in slowmotion, I was glued to my seat, couldn’t wait to see where it was going. I loved the Resident Evil games, hated the movies, Loved the Metal Gear Solid games, and absolutely loved this movie. I hope the producers of the game send some money their way to make a part 2 because I immediately began looking for part 2 when the first part was over. Whether it gets made or not, great work guys and I hope that everyone involved in making this film finds their way into the big industry and starts showing those hollywood monkies how its done!

    Comment by JonDumela — January 18, 2011 @ 19:07:05

  15. I loved this movie great job cant wait for part 2

    Comment by damon — November 30, 2010 @ 18:19:40

  16. Hi! I’m from Philippines. I’m hoping to see the next part soon. I’m just wondering if it’s possible for the Hive Division and Mr. Kojima to work together. Good job Hive Division for making this movie specially for MGS fanatics like me. Godspeed

    Comment by aljonize — November 19, 2010 @ 09:22:30

  17. I just watched the mgs movie, it was amazing. I would have gladly payed for it. You should charge for the next ones.

    Comment by matt gross — November 6, 2010 @ 01:00:22

  18. hay guys im from london and have been a mgs fan since metal gear solid on the playstation amazing movie loved the codec and liked the nintendo ds bit proper mgs style good luck with the films up coming parts cant wait for part 2 : )

    Comment by danny ryan — November 2, 2010 @ 03:37:54

  19. hay guys im from london and have been a mgs fan since metal gear solid on the playstation amazing movie loved the codec and liked the nintendo ds bit proper mgs style good luck with the films up coming parts cant wait for part 2

    Comment by danny ryan — November 2, 2010 @ 03:34:31

  20. I’m canadian and i just saw this movie due to the mysterious powers of google at 3 A.M 😛 and I think its amazing. I believe the movie did so well because you weren’t in it to make money, congratz and I hope you complete the sequel soon :)

    Comment by Alex — October 17, 2010 @ 09:03:28

  21. Upon seeing the poster (of the trio), I really am annoyed since I’m not a fan of game-to-live-action movies. Still, even if that was the feeling, I attempted to watch it and… WTFITZUBERCOOL! And I looked for part 2. Found none. I looked for details, and learnt that part 2 is not yet done. A bit disappointed :(

    But still, I’ll be waiting (or we’ll) for the next parts :3

    Comment by Cyclose — October 14, 2010 @ 14:06:37

  22. dude…your movie is sick!

    you make me want to go kill those filmakers from Hollywood XD

    good job mang 😀

    Comment by Nutsu — September 8, 2010 @ 05:06:47

  23. Will there ever be a part two? I have been waiting and watching for any updates because I love this movie so very much and it would just be sad if it never got finished. :(

    Comment by Josh — September 7, 2010 @ 02:11:55

  24. Para cuanto nuevas noticias, aunque sea para decir que se ha cancelado, pero decid algo por dios.

    Comment by dcimsodl — September 3, 2010 @ 01:46:43

  25. I want this movie to be in theaters. It’s is totally awesome and it deserved masive audiences….. as well as a game of its own. : )

    Comment by Alex — September 2, 2010 @ 01:51:22

  26. Excellent!!!! I’m from Greece, and i’m a big fan of MGS… That was a GREAT video game to movie transition.. I loved that you are big MGS fans too, anyone can see it with bind eyes if he notice all the amazing details…i loved the codec, and the dialogs, and snakes responses “what??” it was SO close to the game… anyway, as you noticed, i loved it.. It was much better than a lot of hollywood big budget movies….and i enjoyed that the movie was made by real mgs fans and not a profit product company which could totally ruin it, like they’ve done in other games(ex Tekken)
    can’t wait for the second part…

    Comment by gdj — September 1, 2010 @ 10:50:58

  27. Roberto

    Kojima would make the MGS film but the patrocinator put a lown money on it so they canceled the project it was on 2008 if i don t remember

    Comment by RUSSOx2366 — August 22, 2010 @ 00:20:32

  28. I’m from Brazil, and watch the movie about 30 minutes before posting here. As a big fan of the Metal Gear series, I say that your projetct is nothing but marvelous! I loved every frame of this movie, and I am very frustrated about the fact Hollywood don’t make movies like these, even with a lot of money. Thank you very much for making this movie.

    Comment by Roberto — August 7, 2010 @ 16:16:15

  29. its fantastic,but the movie its so great that kojima just say what everyone know,we brasilian fans,we are waiting for you giacomo in brazil,presenting your movie and tell about the next! see you in brazil!!!

    Comment by maicon — August 7, 2010 @ 00:34:47

  30. awesome !

    Comment by jeff — August 1, 2010 @ 05:26:10

  31. Aspettando la seconda parte :)

    Comment by Fedyfausto — July 29, 2010 @ 16:31:41

  32. i’m brazilian
    you are really great, hive division

    kojima is so fucking cool that is a honor to receive a compliment from him.

    i’m really waiting for the sequence. YOU MUST SHOOT IT!!!

    fuck it hollywood. you are the game-film next-generation !!!!

    Giacomo Talamini, keep the excellent work, man. you and all your staff are awesome!!!

    Comment by luciano pereira — July 29, 2010 @ 00:01:50

  33. Saw the trailer for this awhile back, thinking it’d be a flop, but then I just actually watched it today… And it was absolutely magnificent… I cannot believe how well that turned out and how much thought must of gone into it… Can’t wait for part 2… Hope it’s as good as the first…

    Comment by Brett Preston — July 27, 2010 @ 11:02:48

  34. Being praised by god himself… How more awesome can it be? Altough I realy hope part2 will come out soon or Ill go on a murderous rampage. KayThxBye ;3

    Comment by J.DUDE — July 19, 2010 @ 08:38:56

  35. Hello i am english and i have loved the metal gear games since i can remember, the people who have created this movie did them a great justice i think it is awesome i cant wait for part 2. looking forward to carrying on with the story. keep it up guys

    Comment by Bryan — July 16, 2010 @ 07:15:55

  36. I’m Italian, but I write in english for everyone.
    I saw your film few mounth ago, and since that moment I waited for a response from Kojima…
    And that’s it! I’m happy for you! You have to be proud!
    Second part please. Hurry up! Eh eh…
    Siete dei grandi!

    Comment by Alessandro Tognoni — July 11, 2010 @ 07:50:37

  37. Wow thats all i can say i have waited for this since mgs1. I cant wait for the next part Congratulations to every one that was part of this you should all part your self on the back. And thanks to MR:Kojima for the best story ever told.

    PS:Giacomo Talamini you made a kick as snake

    Comment by Adam — July 6, 2010 @ 12:37:09

  38. holla!
    I’m Japanese the big fan of MGS series.
    when i heard “look, the film of MGS! whatta heck?!” from my hoomie
    Actually I could hardly believe but you know?
    ” come on, you got high with drug? the film of MGS?” i can’t believe that
    but i felt some kind of ”hope” and i watched.
    and now…OMG,it was really really AMAZING BRILLIANT FILM, yeah no joking, i promise.
    This is the one of the best film I’ve ever seen.
    now this film got famous in Japan, and most of us are wating the next film.
    Thanks to HIVE DIVISION and Solid Snake as known as Giacomo Talamini.

    Comment by acqual — June 25, 2010 @ 16:56:24

  39. I have to say, that this is how a movie based off a game should be made. It just goes to show what true fanatical genius and dedication can do when the movie industry has nothing to do with making a game movie. Everything was just right from the execution of the intro to his mission start, even the CGI title beginning was perfect. To hell with it! This film was brilliant all the way.

    This is to you Giacomo Talamini. You will now be remembered forever as the first Solid Snake actor since there have been no previous ones. You should be proud of this honor since you fit the part so well. You looked like Solid Snake, you acted like Solid Snake, your whole profile says you ARE Solid Snake.

    Till next time and the next part of this marvelous movie.

    Comment by Richard Spitz — June 20, 2010 @ 02:54:21

  40. I remember seeing the trailer for this long time ago….and of course i was like laughed said wow. Thinking to myself probably wouldn’t be anything just some teaser trailer until few hours ago i watched it and i was actually surprised on how well it was made its amazing how dedication and hardwork will pay off then your dreams will come true i hope the best for the second part and i want to thank you for having fun watching it i loved the part when snaked met pierre while playing a DS i laughed to tears on it

    Comment by Matt — June 1, 2010 @ 11:22:08

  41. Giusto oggi, girovagando per la rete, sono andato a cercare a tempo perso, per curiosità, qualche trailer di un possibile film di metal gear, trovando solo fan-made che ridicolzzavano la storia di Metal Gear, mettendo sempre tutto sull’umorismo. Per me videogiochi come Metal Gear, Final Fantasy e simili sono sempre stati come film per me, di quelli che ti lasciano qualcosa… poi ho trovato il vostro film… e da quello che avete creato sono rimasto davvero colpito: con pochi mezzi avete tirato su un qualcosa di grandioso, fedeli a ciò che è il background del videogame, ogni attore bravissimo, soprattutto con i vari accenti americani, particolari per ogni personaggio interpretato, uno Snake perfetto, effetti speciali accettabili e selezione dei luoghi di ripresa stupendi, e pensare al budget utilizzato, confrontato a quello che avete creato, siete stati davvero grandi, mi avete fatto sentire fiero di essere italiano, sapendo che, nel mio paese, ci sono ancora persone come voi! Siete davvero grandiosi, aspetterò con ansia il sequel! (se Kojima non vi da una mano lo strozzo! XD) Continuate così!

    Comment by Mattia — May 31, 2010 @ 17:43:42

  42. Good job guys, it’s amazing…Mr Hideo Kojima who replied to your movie…I would have been so excited and so happy and this is so memorable…wow !

    Comment by MM — May 26, 2010 @ 01:59:02

  43. Well done ! That’s a great news for you maybe a collaboration between Hive and Kojima Prod will be born soon…

    I hope you are so excited to do the next part ! Another great fan-film 😉

    See ya !

    PS: Valentina, can you send me a email, i’ve something to ask you.

    Comment by Ivan Marcer — May 23, 2010 @ 13:37:34

  44. Hell! What did you expect? Anyone can’t do but praise your excellent work, dedication and knowledge for the subject matter that is the MGS series. Kojima is its creator and what a pantagruelic piece of fanart and fanfic did you give. In must be really special to feel that love and interest for your creation and see it transforming in something THAT big.
    Even if you don’t continue it the work is done but, of course, I want you to do the next 2 parts. Congratulations, buds!

    Comment by Decatonkeil — May 20, 2010 @ 13:41:55

  45. Wow I literally grew up on this game, brings a tear to my eye seeing how Mr. Kojima complimented on this great movie. Can’t wait for the next episode.

    Comment by Taylor — May 4, 2010 @ 01:56:59

  46. Sono contentissimo per voi *_*
    congratulazioni, la cosa mi ha molto emozionato, non riesco a immaginare a voi che bel colpo vi avrà fatto XD

    Ciao a tutti

    Comment by Marco — May 3, 2010 @ 19:18:01

  47. Wow! Congratulations guys! It’s nice to get compliments from the fans, but to get such great words from the man himself… I don’t think anyone could have expected it, but you totally deserve it.
    And for me… I would like to say thanks again. I was blown away when I watched it and I wouldn’t hestitate a second buying it on DVD (or all parts together).

    Comment by Didier — May 2, 2010 @ 18:52:02

  48. Awesome, to get a compliment from the man himself… Really, you deserve it!

    Comment by Philipp Engert — April 25, 2010 @ 10:48:38

  49. KOJIMA RULE!!!!!

    Congratulation if you can contact him maybe Kojima direct support you for the next part

    Comment by NKL — April 22, 2010 @ 22:00:40

  50. that is astonishing. To get the thumbs up from the industry man himself. This screams Hive + Kojima TEAM UP!

    Comment by vinh — April 21, 2010 @ 15:34:41

  51. Wow… Honestly, I didn’t actually expect a response after so long. That’s amazing, simply amazing. Not just the response- your movie of course, too. I was practically awed by it, and I’m glad Kojima liked it. Though, I kinda expected him to like it. Also, now that you guys finally got a response, (This doesn’t confirm- and I’m not hold a gun to your head or anything, by the way) you guys might work on the sequel. This simply HAS to be completed. I would donate- if I could (being broke sucks). I hope if he replies to your message (he probably will) that he would consider doing just a little analysis on it. Nothing major, just a few things he really liked about the movie.

    Good luck in the future!

    Comment by James (Unintelligentgenius) — April 21, 2010 @ 04:11:20

  52. Complimenti davvero, credo che la vostra soddisfazione sia semplicemente indescrivibile :)

    Comment by Leonardo "Vernon" Gabiati — April 20, 2010 @ 22:59:04

  53. that’s great!!
    like a dream come true 😀

    Comment by CHT — April 19, 2010 @ 14:17:03

  54. nice, perhaps Mr.Kojima would consider you in make his MGS to Hollywood movie

    Comment by JACKRIPPER — April 19, 2010 @ 01:23:16

  55. Yeah!! I’m waiting for next K-step 😉

    Comment by Gabriele (Haze) — April 18, 2010 @ 23:14:08

  56. Nice! It is Great. I hope a next episode comming soon:)

    Comment by Míra Schramek — April 18, 2010 @ 22:35:05

  57. Waiting for Mr. Kojima to reply to our message… We’ll keep you posted!

    Comment by Valentina Paggiarin — April 18, 2010 @ 22:26:21

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