Kingdom Hearts
Kingdom Hearts: The Novel
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Kingdom Hearts

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Synonyms: KH
Japanese: キングダムハーツ
English: Kingdom Hearts: The Novel
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Volumes: 2
Chapters: 15
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 30, 2005 to Jul 29, 2005
Genres: Adventure Adventure, Drama Drama, Fantasy Fantasy
Serialization: None
Authors: Amano, Shiro (Art), Nomura, Tetsuya (Story), Kanemaki, Tomoko (Story)


Score: 7.681 (scored by 756756 users)
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Ranked: #17132
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #7001
Members: 2,357
Favorites: 170


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Despite life on Destiny Islands being one of comfort and ease, three friends, Sora, Riku and Kairi, long to explore the many worlds beyond it. One fateful night, their wish is granted sooner than they anticipated when dark forces called "Heartless" invade their island. Overrun by these creatures, the islands are swallowed by darkness, taking Riku and Kairi with it. However, before Sora succumbs to the darkness, a blade of light manifests in his hands: the "Keyblade," granting him the power to vanquish the Heartless.

Meanwhile in the world of Disney, the residents are in a flurry over the disappearance of their king Mickey Mouse. Leaving only a note behind, Mickey explains that he has gone to investigate an imminent danger threatening all known worlds. Furthermore, he instructs his aides, Donald Duck and Goofy, to seek out the one carrying a "key"; the one who can save them from their crisis. Thus the pair set off on their search, the first stop—Traverse Town.

Sora awakens in the very same town, only to find it plagued by the Heartless. Although finding his friends is his main concern, as the wielder of the Keyblade he must accept the grand fate thrust upon him; many more worlds have come under attack, and he and the Keyblade are the only hope of liberating them.

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Kingdom Hearts is based on Square's Playstation 2 video game Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix.

The novels were published together in English as an omnibus titled Kingdom Hearts: The Novel by Yen Press under the Yen On imprint on March 24, 2015.

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Sep 11, 2015
Mixed Feelings
*This review is more geared towards those already acquainted with the story of Kingdom Hearts*

Sometimes, an adaptation can stick closely to the source material and still end up pretty mediocre. The Kingdom Hearts novels unfortunately is one of those adaptations as their author, Tomoco Kanemaki, doesn't seem to be very good at her craft. As she weaves the tale together with flat writing and uninspired wording, she essentially creates one long Wikipedia synopsis. As a result, she turns Sora’s tale into a dull affair and the spirit of the series is lost in the monotony. It became clearer to me when I discovered that Kanemaki ...
Dec 5, 2015
Mixed Feelings
While I have played all of the original games of this franchise, I did not think that the manga version was adequate. There were many plot holes and things left out of the manga that were in the game. The art was decent, but inconsistent and I found the representation of Sora's character to be a far cry from his original and superior version in the game. It was good to read for killing time, but not much else. The main thing that bugs me about the manga version is the disappointment of playing the games and then expecting a good corresponding manga. It ...

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