When I was in high school I attended tutoring and before going for tutoring I watched the anime program at 5pm. At the end of DAITARN3 it showed the preview trailer of Gundam, I remember I was so excited to see the mobile suit as I was reading Starship Troopers by Heinlein. pic.twitter.com/3W4w8K6pQF— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) January 15, 2020
Feds&Zion, soldier&civilian, old&new ppl, it catches war in various perspectives.There's conflict&exhaustion,love&lost, it sincerely depicts those who changes thru the war field w/o raising the voice for justice/moral.Yamato plays the love in the war field,Gundam sings the sorrow pic.twitter.com/Dv6MlEaH18— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) January 15, 2020
We know Kojima have a lot experience on making Mecha themes Video games. Games like Metal Gear Solid are based on Political and Science Fiction Robot and Mecha. Also Zone Of Ender is really famous in PS2 . It seems he was Inspired by Gundam and he just recently tweet how he admire the series.