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Kingdom Hearts

Kingdom Hearts

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English: Kingdom Hearts: The Novel
Synonyms: KH
Japanese: キングダムハーツ


Type: Novel
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 15
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 30, 2005 to Jul 29, 2005
Authors: Amano, Shiro (Art), Nomura, Tetsuya (Story), Kanemaki, Tomoko (Story)
Serialization: None


Score: 8.031 (scored by 461 users)
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Ranked: #8582
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On the Destiny Islands, three children–Sora, Riku, and Kairi–are living out their peaceful, carefree lives while yearning for whatever lies beyond the great ocean. But one night, an unexpected disaster takes place, and the three are torn from each other and their island home. Meanwhile, at Disney Castle, Donald Duck and the other castle residents are in an uproar upon discovering King Mickey has suddenly gone missing. When fate brings them together, Sora, Donald, and Goofy set out on a grand Disney adventure to find their friends!

(Source: Yen Press)


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
GreyHeron (All reviews)
*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 read more
Dec 5, 2015
CursedKeyblade (All reviews)
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 read more


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