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  1. Voice Actor James Woods Confirms work on Kingdom Hearts III

    James Woods confirmed on Twitter that he is working on Kingdom Hearts III! You can view the tweet below.

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    Previously, the only news we had on voice work for Kingdom Hearts III was the Japanese dub given to us in previous trailers from the 2015 E3 trailer up to the last ones revealed at D23 Expo 2018.

    Which other Kingdom Hearts voice actors do you think will be next to reveal their work for the latest installment? Let us know in the comments below!

  2. Never before seen storyboard from the cancelled KH animated series signed by Seth Kearsley revealed by Youtuber ElectricDragon505

    YouTuber ElectricDragon505 posted a video on his channel where he received a letter from writer, director, and storyboard artist Seth Kearsley that included a special piece of animation memorabilia. He revealed a storyboard of Sora from the canceled Kingdom Hearts TV show Kearsley pitched to Disney back in 2002. The panel, signed by Kearsley, appears to be a never-before-seen sketch.

    You can see the video below. [storyboard reveal begins at 10:04]

    You can check out KH13’s exclusive interview with Seth Kearsley about the canceled Kingdom Hearts animated series here.

    • Mar 24 2018 09:12 PM
    • by Leamax
  3. Kingdom Hearts wallets, wall art and apparel from Spencer's, Hot Topic and BoxLunch available now

    A whole host of Kingdom Hearts merchandise has been revealed in the past two weeks. You can view them in the gallery below.

    Hot Topic Wall Art Heartless Necklace Kingdom Hearts Socks Kingdom Hearts Socks Hot Topic Pants Spencer's Belt Spencer's hat Spencer's Zip Wallet

    The first item comes from BoxLunch, who have released a Kingdom Hearts stone bracelet with the symbol of the Heartless on it. It’s available to buy now for $12.90.

    Spencer’s have released two pairs of Kingdom Hearts themed socks for $9.99 each. One pair has the Heartless symbol adorned on it, whilst the other has the Kingdom Key, a heart and Sora’s pendant on it.

    In addition to that, Spencer’s have also released a Kingdom Hearts seatbelt belt for $29.99. They have also released a snapback cap for $26.99 and a zipper wallet for $24.99, both featuring the Heartless emblem.

    Hot Topic have also released an online exclusive wall art of Sora, Donald and Goofy. It costs $15.12 and is available now.

    Finally, Hot Topic have released some Kingdom Hearts male pajama pants for $19.90, available exclusively online.

    Will you be buying any of the new products? Let us know in the comments below.

  4. Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] Fan Event: Dandelion Meeting Update

    Square Enix has updated the Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] site with new information for the Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] fan event next month at the House of Blues Anaheim in Anaheim, California.

    You can view the update below.

    Attention Keyblade wielders! As the date draws closer, we are pleased to announce upcoming details for the first-ever KINGDOM HEARTS Union χ[Cross] event: Dandelion Meeting!

    Attendees will be the very first to preview in-game content for KINGDOM HEARTS Union χ[Cross] and participate in live activities straight from the magical Disney worlds! Engage with your fellow Union Cross members in Daybreak Town, Wonderland, Dwarf Woodlands and Castle of Dreams / Enchanted Dominion!

    There will also be discussion panels throughout the event so everyone will hear firsthand the thoughts and inner-workings of this beloved game! As a small token of our appreciation for our amazing community, there will be a few presents unique to the KINGDOM HEARTS Union χ[Cross] world for you to take home, and more! Follow us on Twitter for more updates and information as the date approaches!

    Join us on April 15th for an event you will never forget!

    Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross]: Dandelion Meeting will be on April 15th. Tickets for the event are sold out. Kingdom Hearts Director Tetsuya Nomura along with Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] Producer Hironori Okayama and several other development game members will be in attendance.

    UPDATE (March 9, 2018): Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] producer Hironori Okayama has recorded a greeting for fans, which can be viewed on the official Square Enix USA Twitter!

    • Mar 14 2018 12:20 PM
    • by Leamax
  5. HT Nerdette hints at a possible new Kingdom Hearts exclusive Funko figure

    Hot Topic recently streamed on their Twitter a Periscope, featuring the unboxing by HT Nerdette of never before seen Funko Pop! and other exclusive figures. The unboxing video also reveals the possibility of a new exclusive Kingdom Hearts Funko Pop:

    Speaker: Any Kingdom Hearts exclusive soon?

    HT Nerdette: It depends on your definition of soon... *laughs*. Like soon is in this year, or... *interrupts*

    Funko Pop is also known for releasing a great number of Kingdom Hearts figures, with the most recent one being Hooded King Mickey, released to public the November 27th 2017.

    Do you think a new collection of Kingdom Hearts Funko is being planned, and if so, which characters will they feature this time? Let us know in the comment section below!

  6. Custom Kingdom Hearts engraved jewelry available at Shinjuku K.uno store from March 16th to May 8th

    U-TREASURE, a collection of custom-made jewelry from the Japanese brand K.uno, already known for releasing Kingdom Hearts-themed accessories, has now announced the release of special customizable rings, necklaces, bangle and other jewelry. Those accessories can be created and engraved by buyers themselves, through the avaiable metal workshop in the store, and the help of some metalworkers. The engravings include specific symbols and silhouettes from the Kingdom Hearts series. Those goods will be avaiable in Shinjuku's K.uno stores for a limited time only, specifically from March 16th to May 8th.

    The production time will take 2 hours, and the store which produced the jewelry will deliver it after 2 weeks. The silver made ring will cost 20,520 yen (K18 Yellow, pink, White gold, and platinum), the silver made necklace will cost 21,600 yen, while the silver made bangle will cost 23,760 yen.

    You can find pictures of the products below.

    Sora's custom necklace by U-TREASURE Silhouettes Custom bangle with engraved Kingdom Key D

    ​What do you think about engraving a Kingdom Hearts jewel by yourself? Let us know in the comment section below!

  7. Vote for Yoko Shimomura and Kingdom Hearts in Classic FM's Hall of Fame 2018!

    Voting for Classic FM’s ‘Hall of Fame’ awards is in progress, and once again features the beloved Kingdom Hearts composer Yoko Shimomura.

    Hall of Fame counts votes from people all over the world to rank the top 300 composers based on how many votes they get.

    If you want to vote for Yoko Shimomura, simply search for her on the site’s search bar and select “Kingdom Hearts (includes The Other Promise) by Yoko Shimomura”. Yoko also features for her work on Legend of Mana and Final Fantasy XV, which is perfect as users actually get three votes each. Click here to vote!

    The new top 300 composers will be announced over Easter Weekend 2018. Voting will close on March 11th at 11:59PM GMT, so make sure to get your vote in fast!

    In 2015 and 2016 Kingdom Hearts ranked at #30 and #31 respectively, although it unfortunately slipped in 2017 to #119. Let’s not let that happen again! Vote for Yoko Shimomura before her return in Kingdom Hearts III, and show her how much we appreciate her contribution to the series.

    These past few years have been especially busy for Yoko Shimomura with the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra- World Tour-, which has recently had a new tour announced for this 2018 and 2019.

    Have you already voted for Yoko Shimomura? If not, who did you vote for? Let us know in the comments below!

    UPDATE [Mar 6, 2018]: It seems that there is a problem in the system and only entries with UK postcodes are being accepted at the moment. We believe this is due to the accompanying "Vikings Cruise" competition which is only available to UK residents. We have contacted Classic FM regarding this issue.

  8. Kingdom Hearts wallet now available at Spencer's for $19.99

    A Kingdom Hearts-style wallet is now available for purchase at Spencer's stores and their online shop. The wallet, colorized in black and red with the Heartless and Nobody symbols together and the Kingdom Hearts logo, cost $19.99. You can view the gallery of the wallet below.

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    The description of the wallet can be viewed below:

    Let Disney lend you a helping hand in storage and organization! This officially licensed Kingdom Hearts wallet offers you four credit card slots and one cash compartment for organization and more! Perfect for every Kingdom Hearts fan.

    • Officially licensed
    • Pockets: 4 credit card slots, 1 cash compartment
    • Dimensions: 4.5" H x 3.3" W
    • Material: Polyurethane, cotton, polyester
    • Care: Spot clean
    • Imported

    What do you think of this wallet? Let us know in the comments below!

    • Mar 01 2018 11:43 PM
    • by Leamax
  9. Takeharu Ishimoto and Tsuyoshi Sekito revealed to be working alongside Yoko Shimomura on music for Kingdom Hearts III

    Giving an interview with Famitsu, series director Tetsuya Nomura revealed that Takeharu Ishimoto and Tsuyoshi Sekito will be working on music for Kingdom Hearts III. While discussing the release of Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Original Soundtrack, Nomura talked about their increasing output of music for the Kingdom Hearts series including important battles and showed his appreciation of their continued work on the series.

    Ishimoto and Sekito will be working alongside Yoko Shimomura in a similar capacity to their previous contributions to the series in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep and Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance. The full quote can be seen below and thanks to NihonScribe for the translation.

    Interviewer: And now I think Nomura has a few words to say to Ishimoto.

    Nomura: You have been working on some music and various soundtracks for the "Kingdom Hearts" series, but now you've decided to work together with Mr. Sekito (Tsuyoshi) on "Kingdom Hearts III" music. Up until now the number of songs have been increasing, and because we need songs that form and go along with important battles, I hope you keep continuing with us. I'm grateful for your continued support from now on (laughs)

    In relevant Kingdom Hearts music news, the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra -World Tour- Encore tour was announced to start in June 2018 with Yoko Shimomura appearing at select venues.

    What do you think about this news? Do you like Ishimoto's and Sekito's music? Let us know in the comments below

    • Mar 02 2018 05:57 AM
    • by Axeken
  10. [UPDATED] Kingdom Hearts Orchestra -World Tour- Encore coming June 2018

    The Kingdom Hearts Orchestra -World Tour- Facebook page has announced a new tour for later this year. The tour, Kingdom Hearts Orchestra -World Tour- Encore, will feature 18 stops in 18 cities, including 11 stop in the United States.

    Tickets will be available for pre-sale starting on March 4th on Wildfaery at 12:00 PM local time for some of the stops while the rest of the stops will have public tickets available starting on March 13th.
    You can view the list of stops and dates below:

    • Los Angeles, California - June 9, 2018
    • Sydney, Australia - July 7, 2018
    • Chicago, Illinois - July 13, 2018
    • Detroit, Michigan - July 14, 2018
    • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - July 16, 2018
    • Boston, Massachusetts - July 19, 2018
    • Toronto, Canada - July 21, 2018
    • Atlanta, Georgia - July 26, 2018
    • Dallas, Texas - July 28, 2018
    • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - August 2, 2018
    • Phoenix, Arizona - August 4, 2018
    • Las Vegas, Nevada - August 5, 2018
    • Honolulu, Hawaii - August 12, 2018
    • Sao Paolo, Brazil - September 8-9, 2018
    • Munich, Germany - September 15, 2018
    • Milan, Italy - September 22, 2018
    • Seoul, South Korea - October 6, 2018
    • Mexico City, Mexico - October 20, 2018
    In addition to the shows planned for 2018, there are plans to renew the tour for 2019. You can read more from the official press release below.

    KINGDOM HEARTS Orchestra-World Tour- Encore!

    The official KINGDOM HEARTS video game concert series

    goes back on tour starting June 2018.

    The acclaimed world-class quality orchestral performances will move

    tens of thousands more fans around the globe!

    After celebrating the 15th anniversary of the KINGDOM HEARTS video game series in major cities with the launch of the first-ever official orchestral concert tour in 2017, the KINGDOM HEARTS Orchestra - World Tour - concert series will be back on the road for a second wave of worldwide performances starting June 2018.

    Before celebrating the upcoming KINGDOM HEARTS III video game with a renewed show for 2019, more cities around the world will have the chance to discover for the first time the acclaimed concert produced under the supervision of game director Tetsuya Nomura himself, and with music program supervised by original composer Yoko Shimomura. The show will Premiere in 2018 in places where it is long awaited, such as Canada, Australia, Germany, Italy, and numerous US cities. After performances at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles (the venue of the Academy Awards©), Salle Pleyel in Paris (home of the Cesar), the Central Hall Westminster in London or the Forum A in Tokyo, the show will travel in 2018 to more prestigious venues such as the Sydney Opera House, the Gasteig in Munich, the KBS Hall in Seoul, and the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago.

    KINGDOM HEARTS Orchestra –World Tour- Exclusive Features:

    1- Composer Yoko Shimomura in Attendance (Select Cities Only)

    Select shows will feature music composer Yoko Shimomura as a special guest. She will appear on stage, and 100 VIP tickets are available for each show to meet and greet with her after the performance (one signature and one photo per person). Yoko Shimomura will appear for a limited number of shows due to a busy schedule. Check the schedule above for appearance information.

    2- Exclusive Merchandising Lineup

    The KINGDOM HEARTS Orchestra – World Tour – features an exclusive line of products that are only available for sale at each performance. A stunning 48-page concert program will be available featuring the first-ever cross-interview between director Tetsuya Nomura and composer Yoko Shimomura, along with many music notes and gorgeous illustrations. In addition to the program, fans will find an official T-shirt with an original illustration of Sora’s Chief Conductor Keyblade with a stand in a deluxe box, as well as an elegant pouch and a cardholder.

    3- Special-Edition CD

    Twelve pieces from the concert have been recorded in their unique concert’s arranged version for a special-edition CD, with a gold-embossed package. Fans can relive their experience at the concert from the comfort of their home after the show!

    This will be the 3rd tour for the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra. The first one, First Breath, was back in 2016 while the 2nd one, World Tour, was in 2017.

    UPDATE [Mar 7, 2018]: Following the pre-sale of concert tickets for select locations, more information about the general sales has been made available. Read below for information about when and where you can purchase tickets during the general sales for the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra.

    Pre-sales for a number of locations are ongoing. All general sales will commence on March 13, with the exception of the Los Angeles tickets, which will be sold starting March 26, 2018.

    Los Angeles (USA) – June 9, 2018 – Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
    Pre-sales Terminated. All tickets category except VIP will be available starting March 26, 2018 at www.musiccenter.org

    Sydney (Australia) – July 7, 2018 – Sydney Opera House
    Available starting March 13, 2018 at Sydney Opera House box office (www.sydneyoperahouse.com) and www.ticketmaster.com.au

    Chicago (USA) – July 13, 2018 – Auditorium Theatre
    Pre-sales at shop.wildfaery.com starting March 4, 2018 (12pm local time)
    Then available starting March 13, 2018 at www.auditoriumtheatre.org

    Detroit (USA) – July 14, 2018 – Fisher Theatre
    Available starting March 13, 2018 only at www.ticketmaster.com

    Pittsburgh (USA) – July 16, 2018 – Heinz Hall
    Pre-sales at shop.wildfaery.com starting March 4, 2018 (12pm local time)
    Then available starting March 13, 2018 at www.pittsburghsymphony.org

    Boston (USA) – July 19, 2018 - Wang Theatre
    Pre-sales at shop.wildfaery.com starting March 4, 2018 (12pm local time)
    Then available starting March 13, 2018 at www.bochcenter.org and www.ticketmaster.com

    Toronto (Canada) – July 21, 2018 – Sony Centre
    Available starting March 13, 2018 at www.ticketmaster.ca

    Atlanta (USA) – July 26, 2018 – Fox Theatre
    Pre-sales at shop.wildfaery.com starting March 4, 2018 (12pm local time)
    Then available starting March 13, 2018 at foxtheatre.org

    Dallas (USA) – July 28, 2018 - Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
    Pre-sales Terminated. All tickets category available starting March 13, 2018 at www.AXS.com

    Philadelphia (USA) – August 2, 2018 – Mann Centre
    Pre-sales at shop.wildfaery.com starting March 4, 2018 (12pm local time)
    Then available starting March 13, 2018 at www.ticketmaster.com

    Phoenix (USA) – August 4, 2018 – Symphony Hall
    Pre-sales at shop.wildfaery.com starting March 4, 2018 (12pm local time)
    Then available starting March 13, 2018 at www.phoenixsymphony.org

    Las Vegas (USA) – August 5, 2018 - The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
    Pre-sales at shop.wildfaery.com starting March 4, 2018 (12pm local time)
    Also available starting March 13, 2018 at www.AXS.com

    Honolulu (USA) – August 12, 2018 - Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall
    Available starting March 26, 2018 at www.ticketmaster.com

    Sao Paolo (Brazil) – September 8-9, 2018 – Teatro Bradesco
    Available starting March 13, 2018 at www.uhuu.com

    Munich (Germany) – September 15, 2018 - The Gasteig
    Pre-sales at shop.wildfaery.com starting March 4, 2018 (12pm local time)
    Then available starting March 13, 2018 also at www.muenchenticket.de

    Milan (Italy) – September 22, 2018 – Teatro Dal Verme
    Available starting March 13, 2018 at www.ticketone.it

    Seoul (South Korea) – October 6, 2018 – KBS Hall
    Available starting April 13, 2018 at ticket.interpark.com

    Mexico City (Mexico) – October 20, 2018 – Auditorium Blackberry
    Available starting March 13, 2018 at www.ticketmaster.com.mx

    It is unclear at what times the tickets for the general sales will be available; as only the dates are stated, this might or might not indicate a local midnight release.

    Keep in touch with our Twitter for reminders, countdown, and updates about the general ticket sales!

    ​UPDATE [Mar 21, 2018]: Kingdom Hearts Orchestra's official Facebook page recently posted some updates with new details. Those involves a list of all the dates at which Yoko Shimomura will be attending, but also the presence of a giant HD screen projector and the composition of the orchestra, which will features over a hundred musicians and choir.

    Below, the list of the concert at which Yoko Shimomura will be attending:

    Munich (Germany) - September 15, 2018 - The Philarmonie at Gasteig

    Sydney (Australia) - July 07, 2018 - Sydney Opera House

    Milan (Italy) - September 22, 2018 - Teatro del Verme

    Los Angeles (USA) - June 9, 2018 - Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

    Honlulu (USA) - August 12, 2018 - Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall

    UPDATE [Mar 26. 2018]: Kingdom Hearts Orchestra's official Facebook page updated the list in which concerts Yoko Shimomura will be attending. It is now confirmed that she will be present in Los Angeles, June 9, 2018, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

    UPDATE [Apr 07, 2018]: Kingdom Hearts Orchestra's official Facebook page updated the list in which concerts Yoko Shimomura will be attending. It is now confirmed that she will be present in Honlulu, August 21, 2018, at the Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall.

    Will you be able to attend any of these concerts? Let us know in the comments below!

    • Apr 07 2018 07:58 AM
    • by Leamax
  11. Kingdom Hearts rubber badge clips, masking tape, and notebook available for pre-order through Aitai☆Kuji, releasing April 2018

    A large portion of the Kingdom Hearts merchandise which was previously revealed and sold exclusively at D23 Expo Japan 2018 is now available for general pre-order through the independent seller Aitai☆Kuji. Each of these items is available to international customers, and all are being released in April 2018. All of these items will also be available to Japanese customers through AmiAmi, though there are no product listings as of the release of this article.

    The masking tape is being sold for $9.00/800 yen, and is available in two styles: character portraits on a white background, or full-body character art on a black, checkered background. Each of the two backgrounds is adorned with the various symbols seen throughout the series.

    The rubber badge clips are being sold in three different package sizes: A blind pack containing a single random character, ($7.00), a pack of two pre-selected characters ($12.00, with the choice of Sora & Goofy, Riku & Mickey, Roxas & Donald, or Axel & Kairi), or the entire collection of all eight characters ($50.00).

    In addition, a notebook featuring the iconic symbols of the series on a black, checkered background is being sold for $10.00/1,000 yen.

    KH Masking Tape KH Rubber Clips KH Notebook

    Thanks to KH13 staff member Mio-chan for the translations.

    Will you be purchasing any of these items? Which do you like best? Let us know in the comments below!

    UPDATE: Rubber badge clips now available for pre-order at AmiAmi!

  12. Timeless River Sora figure and new Kingdom Hearts Minimates from Diamond Select Toys showcased at the New York Toy Fair 2018

    Diamond Select Toys have showcased their upcoming Kingdom Hearts figures at the New York Toy Fair 2018, including a never before seen Timeless River Sora figure, Timeless River Sora, Donald, Goofy, and Mickey Minimates, a Master Form Sora Minimate, and Space Paranoids Sora, Donald, and Goofy Minimates. Prototypes for some of these Minimates were previously shown at the New York Comic Con 2017.

    The release dates for these figures are not known yet.

    DST also showed their many upcoming Kingdom Hearts releases, including their Series 2 figures and their Kingdom Hearts Vinimates Series 2.

    You can view pictures of DST's showcase below.

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    Only a month ago, DST confirmed a Series 1.5 of Kingdom Hearts figures coming out in the future.

    Read more about Kingdom Hearts DST figures here.

  13. Square Enix's floor plans for E3 2018 have been revealed

    Thanks to Rösti on the ResetEra forums, the floor plans for E3 2018 have been revealed and Square Enix is one of the many publishes returning to the show floor this year. Square Enix, the publisher of Kingdom Hearts, is set to book booths 1601 and 2313 which will be in the South Hall, however, this plan is just a preliminary one and is subject to change. The floor plans for the South and West Halls can be seen below.

    floor plan - south hall floor plan - west hall

    E3 is significant for Kingdom Hearts III as it was the event where the game was announced back in 2013.This year, Square Enix is preparing "sharp," "powerful," and "well made" titles to showcase at the event and Shinji Hashimoto, the Brand Manager for Kingdom Hearts, is excited for E3 2018.

    E3 or Electronic Entertainment Expo is an annual gaming convention where publishers present their new games to retailers and consumers. E3 2018 will take place June 12-14, 2018 at the Los Angeles Convention Centre.

    Coming off the back of D23 Japan 2018, are you excited for E3 2018? Do you have any predictions for the event? Let us know in the comments below.

    • Feb 14 2018 06:30 AM
    • by Axeken
  14. D23 recap article details video appearance by Japanese voice actors and new Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] update information

    As more Japanese websites post new articles recapping D23 Japan 2018, more information about Kingdom Hearts III and Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] is revealed. According to ure.pia.co.jp, a video was shown which featured the Japanese voice actors for Sora and Kairi sharing their experience working on the series. Additionally, the site shares new information regarding a major update to Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] coming this spring.

    Miyu Irino (Sora) and Risa Uchida (Kairi) greeted the fans in their video. Irino shares that his favorite world so far to voice Sora in was Toy Story, and he's excited for the final product. Uchida commends her character for being so brave and confronting the darkness, something she admits she might not be able to do herself if put in a similar situation.
    The video ended by assuring the audience that they have greatly enjoyed their experience working on the Kingdom Hearts series, and that relationships between the voice actors and the development team are strong and healthy!

    Concerning Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross], the article mentions that a major update will be coming to the game this Spring, including a Player vs. Player feature. Also, a brand new world to the Kingdom Hearts series will appear in the game. This world has not appeared in a Kingdom Hearts game to date and will not be one of the worlds in Kingdom Hearts III - so this world is completely new to the series. A specific release date was not given for the Spring update, and the new world was not specified. This information will be revealed in the future.

    Watch the new Kingdom Hearts III trailers from D23 Expo Japan 2018 here, and don't forget to catch up with our coverage of the event here!

  15. Exclusive Kingdom Hearts merchandise sighted at D23 Expo Japan 2018

    A variety of Kingdom Hearts merchandise has been spotted at D23 Expo Japan 2018! While some of this merchandise has been sold at other events or through Square Enix's various online stores, a large portion of it has never been seen before! These exclusive items include mugs, tote bags, posters, T-shirts, bean plates, masking tape, a King Mickey-themed washcloth, KH-themed rubber grips and three different types of art prints! You can view photos of these items below, courtesy of Twitter user 124Shuya, with the image of the washcloth courtesy of Twitter user Naxkia, and the image of the art prints courtesy of Twitter user Aros_evoL.

    KH Merch at D23
    KH Merch at D23
    KH Merch at D23
    King Mickey Washcloth
    KH Art Prints
    Rubber Grips
    Rubber Grips 2
    Rubber Grips 3


    Which of these items would you buy if you were at D23 Expo Japan 2018? Let us know in the comments below, and be sure to follow our coverage article to keep up on everything related to D23 Expo Japan 2018 and the Kingdom Hearts Fan Event!

  16. Kingdom Hearts Watch 3rd edition releasing March 2018; pre-orders at 21,600 yen to start February 8th

    The Kingdom Hearts watch from the ZOZOTOWN's Disney Lifestyle Collection is getting a third edition, this time featuring the Keyblade symbol. On its back side, it has a carved seal of a heart (and a serial number). Like the previous watches, it comes in a box with a silver-stamped Kingdom Hearts logo.

    You can see pictures of the watch below.

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    The watch will be available for pre-order on Rendez-Vous on February 8th at 12am JST. Only 100 copies will be sold, not unlike the 1st edition watch, which sold out all 50 copies in only one minute. Pre-orders will close on February 28th at 11.59pm.

    The product will then be shipped in early March 2018.

    Find the product details below.

    Price: 21,600 yen tax included (196,6~ dollars)
    Box size: 34 mm, thickness: 6,8 mm,
    Movement: Quartz
    Strap width: 16 mm, material: cow leather, strap color: black
    Wrist circumference: 165mm ~ 200 mm, full length: 230 mm, waterproof for life
    Made in Japan
    Manufacturer: U-TREASURE

    Translations are courtesy of KH13 Staff Mio-chan.

  17. Stamp Rally and Digital Photo Frame featuring Kingdom Hearts available at D23 Expo Japan 2018; Kingdom Hearts III Sora (Second Form) Bring Arts signed by Tetsuya Nomura to be auctioned

    D23 Expo Japan 2018 attendees will be able to use their My Disney smartphone app to collect various virtual stamps around the venue to exchange for prizes!

    The stamps are shown below. As you can see, one of them features Sora, Donald, and Goofy.

    Stamp Screen Coupon Screen Stamps D23 frames

    You can also see a portrait photo frame featuring the trio, with Sora sporting his Kingdom Hearts III look. Attendees can use the AR camera in the My Disney app to take pictures with the Kingdom Hearts III frame at specific spots at the event.

    More information about the campaign can be found here. Below is a translations, courtesy of KH13 Staff Mio-chan.


    Furthermore, a commemorative auction for the D23 Expo Japan 2018 will be held from February 21, 2018, at 8am JST, to February 27, 2018, at 11.59pm JST (subject to change). One of the items listed for the auction is a Kingdom Hearts III Sora (Second Form ver.) Bring Arts figure signed by series director Tetsuya Nomura.

    More information on the auction can be found here.

    You can read more about the figure here.

  18. Diamond Select Toys confirms Series 1.5 for DST Kingdom Hearts figures

    Diamon Select Toys have announced a Series 1.5 for its line of Kingdom Hearts figures, not too long after the figures of Final Form Sora, Shadow and Soldier, and Birth by Sleep Mickey from the series were listed by an independent seller on eBay, who claims to have found them at Walgreens last year.

    You can see the pictures of the Series 1.5 toys and their boxes below.

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    Diamon Select Toys stated that the Series 1.5 includes:
    • Final Form Sora (single pack)
    • Birth by Sleep Mickey Mouse (single pack)
    • Shadow/Soldier (two-pack)
    Diamond Select Toys have told us that the single packs are being sold exclusively at Walgreens stores, while the two-pack will be sold at Target.

    Previously, the Series 1 included the Shadow and Soldier figures sold alongside Axel, and different variants of Sora and Mickey.

    You can read more about recent DST releases for Kingdom Hearts figures here.

  19. Birth by Sleep King Mickey Vinimate available exclusively at GameStop stores; Series 1 Vinimates released; more information about upcoming DST figures revealed

    Diamond Select Toys is back with a new Kingdom Hearts figure from its Vinimates series! They have announced that a new King Mickey Vinimate, with his Birth by Sleep outfit, is available to purchase exclusively at GameStop stores. This figure was first shown off last year at the New York Comic Con.

    You can see the pictures of the Birth by Sleep King Mickey below figure below.

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    Diamond Select Toys have also announced that the Series 1 Vinimates have released today! You can buy them at comic shops local to you, or order them online.

    You can take a look at the Kingdom Hearts Vinimates Series 1 figures below.

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    Diamond Select Toys also have a Kingdom Hearts Vinimates Series 2 set to release in Spring 2018; the DST Amazon account is, however, listing the Space Paranoids Sora, Pete, and Organization Mickey Vinimates for release on August 29, 2018. Other sellers, such as AmiAmi and BigBadToyStore, are showing a provisional release for July 2018.

    Lastly, over the past couple of months, Diamond Select Toys have answered fans' questions regarding the future of the Kingdom Hearts DST collection. You can read them below.

    Matthew C.
    For the Kingdom Hearts line, will we be getting Riku, Kairi and Terra? What are the chances of getting a new Axel from DDD?

    Right now, we have roughed in the character list for five series of figures, so as long as there is fan support and Disney likes the list, we’re going to at least go well through 2018 with this line. As for who we cover, I can’t say for sure right now.

    Michael A.
    Hey DST! I have been collecting the Marvel Selects for a few years and now i am loving your new Kingdom Hearts line! My question is about those. I know we just got Wave 2 announced, but i wanted to know if you guys had any plans (if even the license) to do the Final Fantasy series characters in their KH appearances? Especially Cloud and Leon. Thanks!

    We are keeping information like that close to the vest, as the situation with Disney changes often. BUT as of now, no, we do not have rights to those two characters.

    Jeremiah J.
    Hello, I am a big fan of the DST Kingdom Hearts figures. The announced series 2 lineup sounds great! I note that the Disney characters being released so far are all Mickey centric and from that line of characters (Mickey, Pluto, Donald, Goofy, Pete, Chip/Dale). Will Other Disney characters be made in this line beyond Mickey and his Pals? Disney movie specific characters (like the Maleficent and Jafar that were sculpted and on display at Toyfair)? Thank you!

    We are going to do as many of the characters in the game as we are allowed, and as sales supports. Including game-only characters, world-specific versions and Disney on-model looks.


    Jeremiah J.
    Hello, I just saw the Kingdom Hearts Series 2 listing and I couldn’t pre-order fast enough! Upon closer inspection of the figures I had a few questions:
    1) How tall is Pete? Is he going to be a larger figure?
    2) It appears that Pete, Donald and Goofy have no elbow articulation. Are these prototypes? Is articulation being added?
    3) Will Pete’s legs have articulation? Will they be able to move back and forth?
    4) No weapons were shown, but previously it was announced that Donald would have a mage staff, Goofy a shield, Roxas the Oathkeeper keyblade, and Aqua the Rainfell Keyblade, is that still the case?
    A lot of questions, I apologize. Keep up the good work!

    1) Pete is pretty big, I would say he is about 7 inches.
    2) They are prototypes, but Goofy will not have elbow articulation.
    3) Yes, Pete’s legs are articulated in production.
    4) The figures will come with some weapons. They’re hard to pose with the prototypes, due to the materials used. Hopefully we will have more flexible production samples we can shoot soon.
    Keep the questions coming — it just means you care about the line!


    Other lines of Kingdom Hearts figures by Diamond Select include:

  20. Kingdom Hearts Disney Tsum Tsum available in stores in Japan for 5,400 yen; available for pre-order through Aitai☆Kuji for $68.00

    Some fans have spotted Kingdom Hearts Disney Tsum Tsum collectible toys at stores in Japan. The collection includes Tsum Tsum versions of Sora, Riku, Kairi, Donald, Goofy, Mickey, and the Shadow and Soldier Heartless. The packaging sports the D23 Expo Japan 2018 logo, where an exclusive Kingdom Hearts Fan Event will take place on February 10, 2018.

    According to @afuro36, the collection costs 5,400 yen before tax.

    You can view the pictures below, provided by @seiaueda, @duhkawaiipanda, @japandisneygoodspick, @mose138, and @afuro36.

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    Last year, Sora and Riku were released for the Disney Tsum Tsum LINE Android and iOS game in Japan and internationally. And the Halloween Town versions of Sora, Donald, and Goofy were also released for the game later the same year.

    UPDATE [Jan 26, 2018]: Independent seller Aitai☆Kuji is now offering international pre-orders on the Kingdom Hearts Tsum Tsum Box Set for $68.00. They will start to ship the products on February 2018.

    This is also available through k23-japan on eBay through bidding.

    UPDATE [Jan 27, 2018]: Twitter user そらるど tweeted out some clarification from cast members of Disney Store Shibuya pertaining to the sale of Kingdom Hearts Tsum Tsums. You can read a translation of the tweet below. Translations are provided by KH13 News Team member NihonScribe.

    "Info from the cast of the Shibuya Disney Store

    -At the D23 Event in terms of selling KH Tsum Tsums, "There are no plans" (current news of the Tsums appearing on the market are false)

    -Within all of Japan there are only 500 with no plans for additional releases

    *It appears to be the same at The Solamachi store. Sorry for the misinformation."

    UPDATE [Jan 28, 2018]: Aitai☆Kuji reportedthat cast members said there will be subsequent sales of the Kingdom Hearts Disney Tsum Tsum. However, it is unknown whether they will be sold individually or in sets. This conflicts with previous reports.

    Keep an eye on this space for more updates!

    Let us know if you will be purchasing these for your collection as soon as they're available to you!

  21. Kingdom Hearts Silver Ring releasing in North America in February 2018; available for pre-order for $119.99

    The Square Enix Store (North America) is releasing Kingdom Hearts silver ring in February 2018 for $119.99 USD. The same ring was released previously in Japan.

    You can view pictures of the ring below:

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    It’s worth noting that the ring sizes are in Japanese; the conversion to US sizes is approximate.

    The Kingdom Hearts Silver Ring can be pre-ordered here.

    Will you be pre-ordering it? Let us know down in the comments!

  22. Kingdom Hearts Heartless Oil Wash Girls T-Shirt now available at Hot Topic

    Hot Topic is now selling a new Kingdom Hearts Heartless Emblem t-shirt at a discounted price of $17.43 USD at the time of publishing, with an original price of $24.90 USD.

    You can view pictures of the shirt below:

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    You can view the item description below:

    The Heartless are darkness made real - and darkness lingers yet in every heart. The Heartless are fewer. But while darkness exists in a single heart, it will be difficult to eliminate them.

    This grey oil washed tee from Disney's Kingdom Hearts features the Heartless emblem on the front.

    • 60% cotton; 40% polyester
    • Wash cold; dry low
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    • Imported
    • Listed in junior sizes

    This release follows earlier Hot Topic merchandise listings such as Kingdom Hearts crew socks and additional girls’ shirts like this online exclusive.

    What do you think of this design? Will you be stocking up on new gear in anticipation of D23 Expo Japan?

  23. Kingdom Hearts II Sora S.H.Figuarts figure releasing in the West on January 25, 2018; available for pre-order for $59.07

    Bandai is bringing its line of Kingdom Hearts figures to the West with its upcoming release of the Kingdom Hearts II Sora S.H.Figuarts figure on January 25, 2018.

    The beautifully crafted figure, which was previously released in November 2017 in Japan, stands at around six inches with two sets of hands and faces alongside Sora’s signature Kingdom Key Keyblade. The figure is highly posable and sits at around the same height as the Bring Arts line of figures.

    You can take a look at the pictures of the figure below:

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    Bandai’s first in the S.H.Figuarts line is distributed by Bluefin Distribution for US and Canadian markets, and can be pre-ordered from Amazon for $59.07 USD here.

    Will you be pre-ordering this figure? Let us know in the comments!

  24. Kingdom Hearts Crown Watches will be available to purchase at D23 Expo Japan 2018 and in a D23 pre-order lottery

    Two new Kingdom Hearts-themed watches are going to be made available to purchase at D23 Expo Japan 2018, which is taking place February 10th - 12th, 2018. Both of the watches are titled "Kingdom Hearts Watch -Crown-," and they will cost ¥21,600 (approx. $194.18 USD) each, tax included. The watches are identical aside from their color. One of them has a white watch face, and the other has a black watch face. They both a golden crown symbol on their face, and a black leather band.

    These watches are also part of the D23 pre-order lottery, where they're available with only 30 copies each.

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    Thanks to KH13 staff member Mio-chan for the translations!

    These watches are similar to the Kingdom Hearts watch by K.uno that released on October 28, 2017 on ZOZOTOWN Rendez-Vous as a part of the retailer's Disney Lifestyle Collection. The main differences between them is that the crown symbol on the previous watch was black rather than the golden color it is on the recent two watches, as well as the D23 logo on the recent watches. You can find out more about the first watch here.

    The Kingdom Hearts III Sora (Second Form) Bring Arts figure will be available to purchase at D23 Expo Japan 2018 as well, and it's also a part of the D23 pre-order lottery with only 2,000 copies available. Check out more about that in the article here.

    What do you guys think about these watches? Let us know in the comments below.

  25. Secret Honey announces a Kingdom Hearts Organization XIII zip up parka is coming January 19, 2018

    Japanese retailer Secret Honey, a brand for fashionable clothing, has announced a new licensed Kingdom Hearts parka hoodie for its Disney Collection. It will be available this weekend, and will come in both M and XL sizes. The M size hoodie will be at all stores, and the XL size hoodie will only be available at Ikebukuro PARCO and Rakuten Online.

    The parka has a Keyblade & Crown icon sewed onto the end of the sleeve.

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    UPDATE [Jan 16, 2017]: Secret Honey have revealed the appearance, price, and exact release date of the parka. It will be an Organization XIII black coat zip up parka for both men and women. It will be available to purchase on Rakuten Online and Rakuten Global Market starting January 19, 2018 at 18:00 JST for ¥25,920 ($233.80 USD) and will be available to purchase at all other stores on January 20, 2018 for ¥24,000 (approx. $216.48 USD), plus tax. You can purchase it on the Rakuten Global Market here and on Rakuten Online here when it becomes available. The new images of the parka can be seen in the gallery with the other images above.

    In November 2017, Secret Honey revealed a licensed Kingdom Hearts Organization XIII coat and an Organization XIII Mickey short coat for women. They released on December 2, 2017. You can find out how their pricing and how to purchase them in the article here.

    What do you think about this Organization XIII zip up parka? Are you looking forward to its release this weekend? Are you planning on picking it up? Let us know in the comments below.