Kojima Logo Trailer: We’re Whalers On The Moon…

Kojima Productions logo trailer

Alice isn’t here to tell you about Kojima and the Kojima Productions logo movie that involves a whale on the moon so instead you have me, muddling along and doing my best.

FIRST! The mini movie:

I feel like if Alice was here she’d be talking to you about the symbology of whales in the work of Hideo Kojima and what their presence might mean in terms of this lunar statement.

Or maybe we should be discussing the existence of projectors on the moon and whether the original moon landing would have been more or less exciting if NASA had projected something exciting in the background?

Perhaps people would find the OTHER moon landings more memorable if they each had a holographic animal crashing about?

Or there’s the possibility we should be chatting about the effects of oxygen deprivation on astronauts and the hallucinations that might follow?

Or maybe I should be telling you about the theories that man never even landed on the moon and the whole thing was faked so adding a whale isn’t going to make it any less factually accurate?

But Alice isn’t here so you have me and my thoughts. My thoughts are this:

PS: That astronaut’s flagpole could totally double as a harpoon.


  1. RaunakS says:

    So this dude is called Ludens and his face is based upon Mr. Kojima himself and there are already mascots and toys coming out for it. This is all rather strange.

    I feel like this guy: link to zippy.gfycat.com

  2. Unruly says:

    We carry a harpoon…

  3. Bobcat says:

    Can’t be long now before Hideo Kojima completely disappears up his own arse.

    • Sin Vega says:

      Surely you mean up the arse of the statue he made of himself inside the cavity he’s been excavating up there for years

      • Press X to Gary Busey says:

        And that statue will be put inside the excavated bottom of an even bigger statue. Kojimatroska.

  4. Spacewalk says:

    Nice sound stage they’ve got there.

  5. Styxie says:

    Whelp, looks like I’ll be singing ‘whalers on the moon’ to myself all week.

  6. thelastpointer says:

    Forgive me my ignorance, but is this of any importance? Do you have to be a hardcore Kojima fan to get this, or…?

    • GWOP says:

      It’s a neat logo screen.

    • Janichsan says:

      Only Kojima gets Kojima.

    • Sarfrin says:

      It’s more interesting than your average company splash screen. And it has an actual splash.

    • DaceX says:

      Its a WHALE. In SPACE! In my book, thats enough, no hidden meaning needed :D

      Seriously though, I´ve seen worse company-intros playing on start-up, if this is what they are going for, certainly prepares you for some weirdness

    • Jeroen D Stout says:

      Seeing as every single mini-video about Norman’s Sky got a post I think it is quite fair that a whale on the moon video gets a video.

  7. Turkey says:

    He missed the opportunity to call his company: Hideo’s Productions.

  8. Kefren says:

    I can’t stand logo screens, splash screens, “works best on” screens … I load a game, I want the screen that lets me continue as quickly as possible with as few unnecessary mouseclicks/presses of ESC key as possible. Like adverts, they make me angry at the thing that gets between me and something I like.

    • Janichsan says:

      Well, you have to understand Kojima: when someone has a giant, fleshy, tubular monster filled to the brim with sperm, he wants to show it off.

      I’m talking about the whale, of course…

    • Urthman says:

      If you get annoyed by being forced to watch a pointless video before you can get to playing the game, you might want to just skip anything from Kojima entirely.

      • Jay Load says:

        There may never have been a sentence on the internet more true than this.

  9. vanhisa says:

    Uh, whaler in space?

  10. Bluetechnist says:

    Silent Wails of Lunacy anyone?

  11. Razumen says:

    It’s not bad, but it’s far too long for a logo movie, needs to be cut in length by at least half.

    • Malagate says:

      “cut in length by at least half”…which is true for about all the cutscenes he’s ever made, so I’d say at least he’s consistent.

      Besides, this is definitely not made by Kojima: it doesn’t have “Made by Hideo Kojima” printed on every flat surface, not to mention it would at least be tattooed on the holographic whale.

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  13. Don Reba says:

    I bet Japanese astronauts would slaughter all the Moon whales. :(

  14. cablechip says:

    effects of oxygen deprivation on astronauts and the hallucinations that might follow

    Funny, SmarterEveryDay did a video a few days ago on exactly that topic (sans space whales). Well worth a watch if you ask me.

  15. eLBlaise says:

    Sadly none of this tells me whether his design sense has advanced beyond the excessive cinematic stage its always occupied.