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anon….asked for riku…how did it turn out this way?

we just don’t know

UH well frozen is disney right so maybe…these two were at the coronation ball somehow and then hans is being helped by heartless and anna is a party member?


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Some of the many cards you can get in the on-going anniversary event. We’ll edit more into this post as they come!


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Tetsuya Nomura & Hideo Kojima to Attend San Diego Comic Con 2014!

If you had made any big plans to attend any panels at San Diego Comic Con this year, you should probably rethink them. Kingdom Hearts Series Director Tetsuya Nomura will be attending San Diego Comic Con 2014 for the first time ever and will be holding a special autograph session for fans alongside Hideo Kojima, creator of the Metal Gear Solid franchise!

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Today is KINGDOM HEARTS χ[chi]’s first anniversary, and there’s an incredible surprise awaiting players in Daybreak Town. As we finally gain access to other areas of the world, we discover gummi pieces scattered throughout all over the place, a hot-headed duck and a bashful dog. Who are they, and what are they doing here? We’ll have updates and translations available shortly, but for now, please enjoy this special artwork by Tetsuya Nomura to celebrate the occasion!

KINGDOM HEARTS x [chi],for everyone out there that wields a Keyblade,thank you so much.In this world, Keyblades are wielded in great efforts to protect its balance, and we welcome and greet its first anniversary.The management staff gives special thanks.For commemorating the first year anniversary in appreciation,I drew a new picture,which I foresaw as a card for everyone to retrieve.By all means, continue to protect the balance in this world,and I’m glad you are enjoying this game.KINGDOM HEARTS SeriesDirector Tetsuya Nomura

khinsider:

Today is KINGDOM HEARTS χ[chi]’s first anniversary, and there’s an incredible surprise awaiting players in Daybreak Town. As we finally gain access to other areas of the world, we discover gummi pieces scattered throughout all over the place, a hot-headed duck and a bashful dog. Who are they, and what are they doing here? We’ll have updates and translations available shortly, but for now, please enjoy this special artwork by Tetsuya Nomura to celebrate the occasion!

KINGDOM HEARTS x [chi],
for everyone out there that wields a Keyblade,
thank you so much.


In this world, Keyblades are wielded in great efforts to protect its balance, and we welcome and greet its first anniversary.
The management staff gives special thanks.

For commemorating the first year anniversary in appreciation,
I drew a new picture,
which I foresaw as a card for everyone to retrieve.
By all means, continue to protect the balance in this world,
and I’m glad you are enjoying this game.

KINGDOM HEARTS Series
Director Tetsuya Nomura


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All of your patience has finally been rewarded! Without further ado, you can now view the boxart of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMix by Series Director Tetsuya Nomura!
Source: Official Website

khinsider:

All of your patience has finally been rewarded! Without further ado, you can now view the boxart of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMix by Series Director Tetsuya Nomura!

Source: Official Website


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Those of you who have been following along with the The World Ends With You news may have seen a recent burst of merchandise output, such as t-shirts, totes bags, and pins. All of these items are currently available at Square Enix’s official store and cafe, ARTNIA, located in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. 

Starting July 19, Square Enix will be hosting a special The World Ends With You campaign at ARTNIA. Guests will be able to purchase all recently revealed merchandise as well as try out two new themed drinks they’ve added to their menu. More information is provided below.

Notice: Drinks will only be available from July 19 - August 31.

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Source: SQEX_MD_GOODS


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KINGDOM HEARTS X[CHI] WAS ALMOST LOCALISED INTO ENGLISH

According to a source close to SiliconeraKingdom Hearts X[chi] was definitely going to be localized and released in English by Disney, as we had discovered in November last year. Apparently, this all changed earlier this year, when Playdom, a social game network owned by Disney Interactive, unfortunately closed down.

This does not necessarily mean that Square Enix have given up on bringing us this Kingdom Hearts browser-title, as claimed by another of Siliconera’s source close to Square Enix. According to said source, the developer has been busy discussing with other publishers in the west who could be willing to bring us the game overseas.

Interested in Kingdom Hearts X[chi]? You can read more about it here!


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Merchandise is a great way for fans to support a series, whether it be a game, film or television, or music. For Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, the merchandise has been very poor. There’s no manga, play arts,mugs, tote bags or towels. Following the line of Rubber Straps (1) (2), hidemi_mad_dog  has unveiled a new set of 6 straps, 3 of which will feature Birth by Sleep's very own Terra, Aqua, and Ventus!
Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII), Halloween Town Sora, and a Shadow Heartless also are included in the bundle.
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khinsider:

Merchandise is a great way for fans to support a series, whether it be a game, film or television, or music. For Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, the merchandise has been very poor. There’s no manga, play arts,mugstote bags or towels
Following the line of Rubber Straps (1) (2),  has unveiled a new set of 6 straps, 3 of which will feature Birth by Sleep's very own TerraAqua, and Ventus!

Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII), Halloween Town Sora, and a Shadow Heartless also are included in the bundle.

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Goldpanner has translated Director Tetsuya Nomura’s comments from Kingdom Hearts Character’s Report Vol. 1. He offers some real insight regarding various characters and worlds from Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2, so be sure to check it out. 

Be sure to visit Goldpanner’s Tumblr and Translation Blog!

Donald Duck 
If Mickey is the king, then following medieval fantasy tradition, his two retainers must be a knight and a magician. Then, I simply thought it would be very cute to hear Donald’s voice casting spells, so I made him the magician. Disney had the opinion that as Donald was the one with the temper he would better suit the knight role, but the image of Donald casting spells was already complete in my head, and nothing could change it. Please take note of the zipper on his hat. It actually goes in a spiral shape, so if you were to undo it his hat would become one long piece of cloth. 
—Nomura

Kairi 
Kairi, who was a tomboy in KHI, became a little bit more mature in KHII. She changed a lot outwardly since at that age girls grow a lot faster than boys, but her lively personality didn’t fundamentally change. Enough that ‘with Riku and Sora gone, right now Kairi is the strongest person on Destiny Islands’ is an actual premise. I like the scene in KHI, when she watches the sunset with Sora, and tells him not to change. I thought it showed very well her anxiety and loneliness over how as we get older we find a distance growing between us and our close friends.
—Nomura

100 Acre Wood 
In both KHI and KHII, the part where the cover of the picture book is completed at the end makes me cry. Pooh himself doesn’t realise that he won’t be able to see Sora and the others again—which is far too upsetting. I feel like I really am a child, or something. It’s very difficult to write dialogue for those peculiar characters. Each time I work very hard to give them their particular, odd voices.
—Nomura

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Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- Scan Shows off Re:coded!

While Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix has been getting a lot of exposure lately, both Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep and Kingdom Hearts Re:coded seem to have disappeared out of the picture. Today, however, a new scan has appeared highlighting Hercules (Disney’s Hercules) and Cloud (Final Fantasy VII) in Olympus Coliseum, as well as Jafar and Jasmine from Disney’s Aladdin.

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Every now and then, someone will dig back into old booklets and magazines and discover a hidden treasure; a unique piece of artwork or comment from a staff member revealing a precious secret. These things have often been dismissed as not being worth anyone’s attention at first glance, but when you come back upon it, it’s like discovering a diamond in the rough.
Today’s trivia falls within this category, and is brought to you by forum member hemmoheikkinen, who recently flipped through his copy of the Kingdom Hearts 2 Final Mix+ Ultimania and uncovered some familiar pieces of artwork with comments by Director Tetsuya Nomura. One of these comments caught our eye, and thanks to Zephyr, you can read it below:

I’m really sorry. It was already too late by the time I noticed. I painted the colors of Riku’s clothes incorrectly. In order to show my foolishness, it will be posted as it is. For many fans, I’m really sorry.
[Original Except]

You’re probably wondering what exactly Nomura is referring to. When has Riku been colored wrong? And why was it such a big deal?
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khinsider:

Every now and then, someone will dig back into old booklets and magazines and discover a hidden treasure; a unique piece of artwork or comment from a staff member revealing a precious secret. These things have often been dismissed as not being worth anyone’s attention at first glance, but when you come back upon it, it’s like discovering a diamond in the rough.

Today’s trivia falls within this category, and is brought to you by forum member hemmoheikkinen, who recently flipped through his copy of the Kingdom Hearts 2 Final Mix+ Ultimania and uncovered some familiar pieces of artwork with comments by Director Tetsuya Nomura. One of these comments caught our eye, and thanks to Zephyr, you can read it below:

I’m really sorry. It was already too late by the time I noticed. I painted the colors of Riku’s clothes incorrectly. In order to show my foolishness, it will be posted as it is. For many fans, I’m really sorry.

[Original Except]

You’re probably wondering what exactly Nomura is referring to. When has Riku been colored wrong? And why was it such a big deal?

Read More →


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Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX to be at San Diego Comic Con 2014!

San Diego, California is home to one of the largest comic conventions in the United States with over 130,000 attendees every year trying to get the latest scoop on upcoming films, comics, television series, and animated shows.

Lucky fans who are able to attend San Diego Comic Con 2014 this year should think about stopping by Square Enix’s booth this year to check out all of the games and merchandise they will be showcasing this year! Upcoming titles like Lara Croft and the Temple of OsirisTheatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call, andHitman: Sniper are just some of the games that will be in attendance, but most importantly fans will be able to check out a demo of Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- which releases this December!

Stop by Booth #3829 from July 24th-27th and enjoy everything Square Enix has to offer this year!

Follow Kingdom Hearts Insider on FacebookTwitter, and Tumblr for the latest updates on Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- & Kingdom Hearts 3!

Source: Square Enix Blog


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As you already know, the 8th volume of the ongoing Kingdom Hearts II manga adaptation by Shiro Amano will be released on July 22nd. Those familiar with the manga are especially looking forward to seeing the beautiful colored poster included in this volume. What scene will it depict? What characters will be in it? Thanks to Amano, you won’t have to wait until release date to find out!
Behold the special poster of Kingdom Hearts II Volume 8, featuring none other than Roxas and Axel in their favorite spot on the Twilight Town clock tower. Because we’re approaching the finale, seeing this moment must surely be bittersweet.
Additionally, 100 of these posters will be given away via raffle. More details will be available shortly.
Source: Shiro Amano

khinsider:

As you already know, the 8th volume of the ongoing Kingdom Hearts II manga adaptation by Shiro Amano will be released on July 22nd. Those familiar with the manga are especially looking forward to seeing the beautiful colored poster included in this volume. What scene will it depict? What characters will be in it? Thanks to Amano, you won’t have to wait until release date to find out!

Behold the special poster of Kingdom Hearts II Volume 8, featuring none other than Roxas and Axel in their favorite spot on the Twilight Town clock tower. Because we’re approaching the finale, seeing this moment must surely be bittersweet.

Additionally, 100 of these posters will be given away via raffle. More details will be available shortly.

Source: Shiro Amano


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New cards from this week’s latest missions. You can view the complete mission list and how to obtain them in this guide by jRPGfan.

View all other currently released cards here.


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「すばらしきこのせかい」は名実ともに本当に素晴らしいゲームなんだ。

Living up to its name, “It’s a Wonderful World” is truly a wonderful game.

アメリカで、「The World Ends With You」(あなたで世界が終わる)とよばれてるんだ。

It’s known as “The World Ends With You” in America.

でも、タイトルの意味はちょっとちがうなぁ。

But the titles’ meanings are a little bit different, aren’t they?

日本語のタイトルの意味は「この世は素晴らしい」だけど、アメリカのタイトルは一見もっと暗いテーマを表すね。

Although the Japanese title’s meaning is “This world is wonderful,” the American title seemingly expresses a darker theme.

しかし、ゲームをやると、テーマはあきらかになる。

However, when you play the game, the theme becomes clear.

「世界はの大きさはあなたが大きくするほどだけだ。」という考えを表す。

It expresses the idea that the world is only as big as you make it.

だから、アメリカのタイトルは「あなたで世界が終わる」なんだ。

Therefore, the American title is “The World Ends With You.”

こんな翻訳の違いはとても面白いと思うよ!

I think translation differences like this are very interesting!

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