|Briefing ～ M1 Tank Battle|
|I first decided on Mr 大塚明夫 Ootsuka Akio as Snake from hearing his voice acting of the character アナベル・ガトー Anavel Gato in Mobile Suit Gundam 0083 Stardust Memory.|
(機動戦士ガンダム ００８３ ＳＴＡＲＤＵＳＴ ＭＥＭＯＲＹ, 1991 OVA original video anime, 13 episodes.
田中秀幸 Tanaka Hideyuki, voice actor of Otacon, was also in Gundam 0083, as グリーン・ワイアット Green Wyatt.)
|Since Metal Gear, Snake covering himself with a cardboard box is an homage to Abe Koubou's "Hako Otoko (Box Man)". I am a fan of Abe Koubou's novels. And Snake hiding under a box is inspired by the main character Box Man.|
(安部公房 Abe Koubou, 1924.3.7 ～ 1993.1.22, real name 安部公房 Abe Kimifusa.
箱男 Hako Otoko - Box Man, published 1973. Main character unnamed, known only as 箱男 Box Man, a self-proclaimed former cameraman who wanders the city with a cardboard box over his head. The book is in the form of his journal.)
|Ocelot : "いいセンスだ。やはりボスと同じコードを持つ男 You got good senses. Indeed you are the man with the same code(name) as the boss."|
The "boss" here is referring to Liquid. The word "code" is both referring to codename and DNA genetic code, it holds double meaning.