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1:44 pm - 11/07/2011

AKB48 Member Promotes Metal Gear Solid HD

This is the surprise Kojima Productions was teasing last week at the Metal Gear Solid HD Edition official site:



The girl in the video is Haruna Kojima, a member of pop group AKB48. Kojima Productions has tapped her for the Metal Gear Solid HD Edition promotional campaign.



All the "Spring has come to Kojima Productions" nonsense from the teaser site was just a play on Haruna's name. "Haru" is Japanese for Spring.

View the official site here for pics and, eventually, additional videos.











eff yeah. kojima endorsing kojima productions, it came full-circle.

cr: konami.jp, KONAMI573ch
kireny 7th-Nov-2011 08:12 pm (UTC)
How do you know if the girls know what the game is about or not?
benihime99 7th-Nov-2011 08:17 pm (UTC)
Do they look like gamers to you?
They never talk about games. Usually we know when idol are gamers and AKB girls have said to like game like Zelda and Mario cart, not MGS.
And by all the cuteness she's using in those shoot... that ain't MGS at all. Far from it actually
nilla_cakester 7th-Nov-2011 10:15 pm (UTC)
LOL there are dozens of girls in this group, and all the ones who play games aren't popular enough to talk about it on TV. Stop being so pressed.
benihime99 7th-Nov-2011 10:21 pm (UTC)
Before acting all condescending and passive-aggresive read my other comment... I'm not pressed just dessappointed
nilla_cakester 7th-Nov-2011 10:25 pm (UTC)
Disappointed that an extremely popular idol is promoting this game, therefore garnering a lot of attention for it??
benihime99 7th-Nov-2011 10:29 pm (UTC)
The game is even more popular then the girl that's not a hate comment just a fact. I'm dessapointed cause she doesn't fit the game's image. This is for a gamer pov this has nothing to do with her as a person or an artist.
nilla_cakester 7th-Nov-2011 10:33 pm (UTC)
ok you've done it more than once so. it's 'dissapointed', not 'dessapointed'.

& I still think this is great promotion for the game so we'll have to agree to disagree.
nilla_cakester 7th-Nov-2011 10:34 pm (UTC)
LMFAO sorry disappointed =(
benihime99 7th-Nov-2011 10:35 pm (UTC)
Sorry french writting english.
I agree to desagree but just don't be condescending^^
ararat010 7th-Nov-2011 10:24 pm (UTC)
I only play mature-rated games for mature gamers such as myself.
benihime99 7th-Nov-2011 10:27 pm (UTC)
I'm more of a RPG kindda person but I'm a gamer and I still think that they could choose someone else. I'm not saying this against her but against the person who chose her.
kireny 7th-Nov-2011 10:40 pm (UTC)
So there's a certain look to gamers now? Shes too cute to be someone who knows the game?

There are a ton of girls in the group, not all of them have talked about what games they do or do not play.There is no way for you to know if some of those girls play MGS or not. If you're upset a popular idol is promoting a game you like then be honest about it.

benihime99 7th-Nov-2011 10:44 pm (UTC)
Did you read the comment? If not do so cause you're missing my point obviously.
I've said it I don't hate the girl and I don't mind her being an idol but I'm disapointed and guess what I'm free to say so.
Her image (not her) doesn't fit the game's image.
If you're not able to make the differnce between the girl's image and her personnality scroll by.
kireny 7th-Nov-2011 10:53 pm (UTC)
"AKB to promote Metal gear solid... seriously? They don't even know what the game is about."

Does not come across as "The girls image doesn't fit the game, they should have picked someone else to promote it". Your second comment continued that line of thinking with "the girls not looking like gamers".

Guess what, you are free to say you are disappointed and I am free to point how condescending you are coming across when you only mention gamer looks. You cannot tell if someone likes a game based on their looks alone. Gamers like you are the reason there is a ton of sexism in the "gamer community". Thank you for that.

We'll have to agree to disagree because you are missing my point

Edited at 2011-11-07 10:54 pm (UTC)
benihime99 7th-Nov-2011 10:59 pm (UTC)
That was my first reaction and I precised my opinion later on. But obvisouly you stuck on that on.
And guess what I'm a girl so don't give me the sexist speach.
I wasn't condescending to you nor was I passive-aggressive like you were, just because you felt that I attack your fav.
But see I'm not attacking them (or at least not anymore if you wish me to say so) but the guy who did the casting.
And unlike you I'm fine with people having their opinion even if I desagree with it you should try that.
harukakamiya 7th-Nov-2011 11:07 pm (UTC)
And guess what I'm a girl so don't give me the sexist speach.

I'll take Internalised Sexism/Misogyny for 500, Alex.
kireny 7th-Nov-2011 11:53 pm (UTC)
seriously, you are going to go the "I'm a girl I can't be sexist"?

Not once in any of the responses back to me did you mention anything but looks/image/looks like a gamer....so how am I suppose to figure out your revised opinion?

I'm sorry did you not see the "we'll have to agree to disagree". You can have your opinion, just like I can have the opinion that your 'doesn't look like a gamer' statement was ridiculous and hurtful to a lot of people. I hear that crap all the time from other gamers (male and female).
harukakamiya 7th-Nov-2011 10:42 pm (UTC)
Do they look like gamers to you?

What kind of stupid question is this? There is no set "gamer" look, and anyone who thinks otherwise are the reason we still have sexism and misogyny -- internalised and otherwise -- running rampant in the "gamer" sect of society.
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