You can now purchase a Kingdom Hearts Fair Isle Pom Beanie exclusively at BoxLunch. The original price of the beanie is $19.90; it's possible to get a 20% discount and buy the product for $15.92.
You can view pictures of the beanie below.
BoxLunch has been rolling out many products as of late, such as the Organization XIII Mickey Funko Pop! Vinyl figure (also a BoxLunch exclusive), a woven ring bracelet, and a Kingdom Key D necklace.
BoxLunch has also recently started selling Zag Toys' Kingdom Hearts Domez Blind Bags for a retail price of $7.90.
Other Kingdom Hearts products currently available at BoxLunch are:
- Today, 07:36 PM
- by Aquaberry
Kingdom Hearts Fan Event confirmed to be at the Disney Magical Theater program at D23 Expo Japan 2018 on February 10th, 2018
In July 2017, the official Japanese Disney website confirmed that Kingdom Hearts will be making an appearance at D23 Expo Japan 2018 in the form of the Kingdom Hearts Fan Event (tentative title). D23 Expo Japan 2018 will take place from February 10th, 2018 to February 12th, 2018.
Now, the official D23 Expo Japan website has revealed the Kingdom Hearts Fan Event's date and time at D23 Expo Japan 2018. It's confirmed to be a part of the Disney Magical Theater program on Saturday, February 10th, 2018. It's planned to be from 4:00 PM - 5:20 PM JST, which is 11:00 PM - 12:20 AM PST, 1:00 AM - 2:20 AM CST, and 2:00 AM - 3:20 AM EST.
All of the tickets for the Kingdom Hearts Fan Event will be given out and awarded via lottery. To find out more, check out the full description of the Kingdom Hearts Fan Event from the official D23 Expo Japan site below:
Kingdom Hearts Fan Event (TBA)
Feb 10 (Sat) - 4pm - 5:20pm (TBA)
Announcing a fan event for the popular series born from Disney and Square Enix - Kingdom Hearts! We plan to give you an amazing experience exclusive to this event.
*All tickets for the Kingdom Hearts Fan Event (TBA) will be awarded via lottery. A tickets and B tickets in the form of a 1 day pass, so when applying please select "Feb 10 (Sat)" as your preferred day.
Thanks to goldpanner for the translations, and thanks to KH13 user SnowPint7Fourths for the tip!
It's currently unknown what the Kingdom Hearts Fan Event will be about, what will be shown, and if Kingdom Hearts III will be shown or not.
Kingdom Hearts had made an appearance at D23 Expo Japan in 2015, showing off a new Kingdom Hearts III trailer and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue. This event was called the Kingdom Hearts Premium Theater.
What do you expect out of the Kingdom Hearts appearance at D23 Expo Japan 2018? Let us know in the comments below!
- Today, 01:09 PM
- by Elfdemon_
Donald Duck and Goofy made an appearance in Kingdom Hearts attire at Disney Vacation Club Member's Moonlight Magic at Disneyland
Disney Cast Members in Donald Duck and Goofy Kingdom Hearts costumes were at a Disney Vacation Club Member's Moonlight Magic after hours event that took place on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 at Disneyland California. The party was exclusive to Disney Vacation Club Members.
The costumes seem to be the same, if not similar, to the ones worn at the Cast Appreciation Party at Epcot on Thursday, August 31st, 2017, and the ones worn at Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween event in 2004 at the Magic Kingdom, just prior to the release of Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories. You can compare the costumes by checking out the article for the Cast Appreciation Party at Epcot here.
Thanks to @laughing_place on Twitter and @cassarainwonderland on Instagram for the photos!
What do you think of the recent Kingdom Hearts presence at the Disney parks? What are you expecting of it in the future? Let us know in the comments!
- Nov 16 2017 09:31 PM
- by Elfdemon_
Kingdom Hearts II Halloween Town Sora Funko Pop! plushie available for on pre-order at EB Games Australia and Zing Pop Culture Australia; releasing November 20th, 2017
A new Kingdom Hearts II Halloween Town Sora Funko Pop! plushie has been spotted in the online stores of EB Games Australia and Zing Pop Culture Australia. The product is on pre-order for $20.00 AUD ($15.19 USD) with a listed release date of November 20th, 2017.
You can view a picture of the plushie below:
This Halloween Town Sora Funko Pop! plushie is based off of Sora's Halloween Town outfit specifically from Kingdom Hearts II, which makes it different from the previous Halloween Town Sora Funko Pop! plushie, which was based off of his Halloween Town outfit from the first Kingdom Hearts.
The EB Games Australia product description reads:
Straight from the Destiny Islands and just in time for Halloween comes Funko's new Sora Halloween Town plush!
We currently have no information of the release of the plush in the West.
Keep an eye on this space for more updates! If you get your hand on one of them, don't forget to post a picture and let us know in the comments!
- Yesterday, 01:39 PM
- by Aquaberry
Kingdom Hearts stained glass Acrylic Mirrors available to pre-order on Square Enix e-STORE Japan; releasing February 10th, 2018
Acrylic Mirrors with the iconic stained glass artwork from the Kingdom Hearts series are set to release on February 10th, 2018 on Square Enix e-STORE Japan. There's 13 different variants, and they will be available to purchase for 1,404 yen ($12.34 USD) each, tax included.
You can pre-order each of them below:
- Kingdom Hearts Acrylic Mirror
- Kingdom Hearts Acrylic Mirror Vol. 2
- Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories Acrylic Mirror
- Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories Acrylic Mirror Vol. 2
- Kingdom Hearts II Acrylic Mirror
- Kingdom Hearts Re:coded Acrylic Mirror
- Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance Acrylic Mirror
- Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance Acrylic Mirror Vol. 2
- Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Acrylic Mirror
- Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Acrylic Mirror Vol. 2
- Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross] Acrylic Mirror
- Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Acrylic Mirror
- Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Acrylic Mirror Vol. 2
They're also ball chain keychains, and you can slide the stained glass artwork to reveal the mirror.
What do you think of these Kingdom Hearts Acrylic Mirrors? Are you planning on picking them up when they release? Let us know down in the comments below!
- Nov 14 2017 03:46 AM
- by Elfdemon_
A necklace bearing the Kingdom Hearts II logo is now available to purchase on Play Dreamer. The necklace is originally priced at $14.97 USD, but is now selling at $14.44 USD. You can purchase it on Play Dreamer here.
Check out the necklace below:
The product description on Play Dreamer reads:
Disney knows how to suck us in, don't they? The Kingdom Hearts eight-game series has sold over 25 million copies worldwide, with more games planned, and we're gonna buy every.single.one.of.them. And gorgeous companion pieces like this silver-tone Kingdom Heart Logo Necklace. A delicate openwork Kingdom Heart with blue and gold-tone accents floats on a soft silver-tone chain, adding feminine flair to any outfit.
- Officially Licensed Disney Merchandise
- Features the Kingdom Hearts II Logo
- Made of Metal
- Ages 14+
UPDATE [Nov. 13, 2017]: This Kingdom Hearts Pendant necklace is also available to purchase on the Hot Topic website as an online exclusive. It's priced at $9.90 USD, but is currently on sale for $7.42 USD. You can purchase it on the Hot Topic website here.
The product description on Hot Topic reads:
"The story is not over."
A web exclusive necklace from Kingdom Hearts II and Disney shows a blue, silver and gold tone heart pendant. Wear it while helping Sora fight the forces of darkness.
- Pendant: 1 3/4" x 1 1/2"
- 16" long with 3" extender
Also, a new photo of the necklace from the Hot Topic website has been added to the gallery with the other photo above.
What necklace would you like to see? Tell us in the comments below.
- Nov 13 2017 04:09 PM
- by Leamax
A watchman style beanie featuring the Sora stained glass art from Kingdom Hearts is now available to buy at Hot Topic for $14.90 USD. You can order the product on the Hot Topic website here.
You can view the pictures of the product below:
Hot Topic includes other Kingdom Hearts products in its listing, such as the Kingdom Hearts bedding and pillowcase set and decorative pillow.
Let us know if you plan to purchase any of these Kingdom Hearts merchandise!
- Nov 11 2017 05:16 AM
- by Aquaberry
Kingdom Hearts woven ring bracelet ($12.90 USD) and Kingdom Key D Keyblade necklace ($18.90 USD) now available at BoxLunch
BoxLunch has updated its Kingdom Hearts products listing to include a Kingdom Hearts Woven Ring Bracelet and a Kingdom Key D Keyblade necklace. Both products are currently in stock.
You can view pictures of the products below:
You can order the Kingdom Hearts Woven Ring Bracelet here for $12.90 USD.
You can order the Kingdom Key D Keyblade Necklace here for $18.90 USD.
Thanks to Churro for the tip!
BoxLunch currently also has these other Kingdom Hearts products, listed below:
- Nov 11 2017 09:46 PM
- by Aquaberry
Kingdom Hearts Organization XIII Mickey Funko Pop! Vinyl releasing December or January as a BoxLunch exclusive for $12.90 USD
It has been revealed by @FunkoPOPsNews on Twitter that the upcoming Kingdom Hearts Organization XIII Mickey Mouse Funko Pop! Vinyl figure will be coming as a BoxLunch exclusive. The release date is yet to be announced.
A limited edition glow chase variant will be available for this Funko Pop! Vinyl figure as well.
The Organization XIII Mickey Funko Pop! Vinyl was first seen in October 2017 on the back of the box of the Halloween Town Sora Funko Pop! Vinyl's box. The design seems to have changed slightly since then, as the picture of the Organization XIII Mickey Funko Pop! Vinyl on the back of the box has its hood down and is holding its Keyblade up, while the actual Organization XIII Mickey Funko Pop! Vinyl figure has its hood up and is holding its Keyblade down.
UPDATE [Nov 18, 2017]: BoxLunch has now set up a product page for the Organization XIII Mickey Funko Pop! Vinyl figure. The page is not live yet as it is only a placeholder. The price is listed as $12.90 USD.
The item description is as follows:
Funko Pop! presents a stylized vinyl collectible figure of Organization 13 Mickey from Disney's hit video game franchise, Kingdom Hearts.
If you're lucky, you may receive a 1 in 6 glow-in-the-dark chase variant!
Please note: Chase variants shipped at random. No guarantee of receiving chase with purchase. All sales final; no returns or exchanges.
A BoxLunch Exclusive!
- Pop! Disney 334
- 3 3/4" tall
- By Funko
There is no release date available; however, Funko enthusiast Nick (@sw_up_wir20) has revealed that the product "will release next month or January". Nick has previously been our source for pictures of the Halloween Town Sora Funko Pop! Vinyl figure, and for revealing the release window of the Kingdom Hearts Funko Mystery Minis.
Keep an eye on this space for more updates on this product!
- Yesterday, 01:39 PM
- by Elfdemon_
Kingdom Hearts Minimates by Diamond Select Toys revealed at New York Comic Con 2017; releasing in 2018
Diamond Select Toys will soon be releasing Kingdom Hearts figures from their Minimates line. These 2 inch figurines were first revealed at the Diamond Select Toys booth at New York Comic Con 2017. The Minimates that were shown off were the Kingdom Hearts II Sora, Wisdom Form Sora, Kingdom Hearts II Mickey, Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Mickey, Timeless River Mickey, Donald, Donald in his royal wizard outfit, Space Paranoids Donald, Timeless River Donald, Goofy, Tron, Sark, and Shadow Heartless figurines.
These are different than Diamond Select Toys' Kingdom Hearts figurines in their Vinimates line, which were also displayed at their booth at NYCC 2017, along with their Kingdom Hearts Select line of figures.
Check out photos of the Kingdom Hearts Minimates, provided by the official Diamond Select Toys Twitter account, Toy Hype USA, Toy News International, and Toyark, below:
UPDATE [Nov. 4, 2017]: Series 1 of the Kingdom Hearts Minimates will be coming in 2018! They will be sold in three different two-packs. The two-packs include Kingdom Hearts II Sora with Donald, Kingdom Hearts II Mickey with Goofy, and Space Paranoids Donald with Tron. The two-packs will be $9.99 USD each, and every two-pack comes packaged on a full-color blister card.
All of the figurines have 14 points of articulation and have fully interchangeable parts. They also have character-appropriate accessories, such as Keyblades, Identity Discs, etc.
What do you think about these figurines? How do you think they compare to the Kingdom Hearts Vinimates and the Kingdom Hearts Select figures? Let us know down in the comments!
- Nov 04 2017 08:14 PM
- by Elfdemon_
With Series 1 three-packs hitting the comic book and specialty stores today, and more character variations and packaging coming to other retailers in coming weeks, Diamond Select Toys have revealed that they will be rolling out a second series of Kingdom Hearts figures for 2018.
The announcement follows:
Coming to comic shops and specialty stores in Spring of 2018, Series 2 of Kingdom Hearts Select figures will feature:
– Roxas with Oathkeeper keyblade, Donald with Mage’s Staff, and Goofy with Shield
– Pete, Chip & Dale, and Soldier
– Aqua with Rainfell Keyblade, and Goofy from Birth By Sleep
Kingdom Hearts Select Series 2 images will be revealed later in 2017. Additionally, Series 2 will feature additional packaging variations and exclusive figures at other retail chains.
Currently, no pictures of Series 2 have been shown.
You can read our full coverage of the Kingdom Hearts Select Series 1 here.
Keep an eye on this space for more info on Kingdom Hearts Select Series 2 figures!
- Nov 01 2017 03:19 PM
- by Aquaberry
Artwork of Sephiroth's alternative outfit from the Kingdom Hearts series will be included in the Dissidia Final Fantasy NT art book that will be part of the Ultimate Collection Edition. You can check out the picture below:
Sephiroth's Kingdom Hearts outfit was announced for Dissidia Final Fantasy during a livestream hosted by Square Enix on February 14th, 2017. It's based off of his Kingdom Hearts variant, rather than his Kingdom Hearts II variant, just like how it was in Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy.
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT will be available on the PS4 in Japan on January 11th, 2018 and worldwide on January 30th, 2018. You can pre-order the collection edition here.
Thanks to KHInsider for the tip!
- Nov 01 2017 03:17 PM
- by Leamax
During a Final Fantasy panel at EXPCON 2017, Ray Chase answered a question by KH13 member soraspromise about his role as The Master of Masters in Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover and the direction that he took while recording his lines. You can view the video below:
What are your guys' impression of The Master of Masters? Let us know in the comments below.
Thanks to soraspromise for the video!
- Nov 01 2017 03:10 PM
- by Leamax
[Updated] Koch Media and Amazon Germany list a "Kingdom Hearts PS4 Collection" for €69,99, releasing November 24, 2017
The Koch Media online store website and Amazon Germany have listed a "Kingdom Hearts PS4 Collection".
The item is only available in German, as it is only listed in the German and Austrian online stores; in the Swiss online store, it is listed as "Kingdom Hearts PS4 Collection (PS4) (DE)."
The item is priced at €69,99 (and at SFr. 79.90 on the Swiss website), with a release date of November 24, 2017.
The item description is as follows:
Art. Nr .: 1025296
The popular action RPG series Kingdom Hearts is now available in a Mega XL Bundle!
Incl. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 & 2.5 ReMIX
Incl. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue
It is unclear whether or not this will be a special edition containing exclusive merchandise and packaging, such as the Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX Collector's Edition, or a bundle with items aside from the individual games.
The website has not provided any information regarding the packaging of the product or any other item apart (from the games) that may be included in it.
UPDATE: As of October 25, 2017, the listing seems to have gone from both Koch Media and Amazon Germany. The links on Koch Media now lead to a page saying "The product could not be found." For your reference, below is a picture of the product page when it was active on the German website.
Keep an eye on this space for future updates on this product!
- Oct 25 2017 11:12 PM
- by Aquaberry
Kingdom Hearts Foreteller Keyblade keychains available for pre-order on Square Enix Online Store for $17.99 USD; releasing March 2018
Keychains based off of the five Foretellers' Keyblades from Kingdom Hearts are now available for pre-order on the North American Square Enix Online Store, due to release in March 2018. These include Keychains of Master Ira's Keyblade, Master Aced's Keyblade, Master Invi's Keyblade, Master Ava's Keyblade, and Master Gula's Keyblade.
There is currently a 10% discount applicable, reducing the price of each keychain from $19.99 USD to $17.99 USD. This reduction is only available until November 2nd, 2017.
You can view pictures of the keychains below:
You can pre-order the keychains via the following links:
- Kingdom Hearts Keyblade keychain - Ira
- Kingdom Hearts Keyblade keychain - Aced
- Kingdom Hearts Keyblade keychain - Invi
- Kingdom Hearts Keyblade keychain - Ava
- Kingdom Hearts Keyblade keychain - Gula
UPDATE: The Foreteller's Keyblades keychains are now up for pre-order on AmiAmi, at a current price of 1,740 yen ($15.29 USD), with tax, after a 15% discount on the original price of 2,052 yen ($18.02 USD). AmiAmi have listed the release date of the keychains to be February 2018.
You can pre-order the keychains from AmiAmi via the following links:
- Oct 24 2017 09:12 PM
- by Aquaberry
A new Kingdom Hearts-themed bedding set has been recently made available to purchase at Hot Topic as an online exclusive. The set includes a Stained Glass full/queen comforter, a set of two Stained Glass pillowcases, and a King Mickey decorative pillow. You can view the prices and purchase each item below:
- Kingdom Hearts Stained Glass full/queen comforter - $89.90 USD (Currently on sale for $71.92 USD.)
- Kingdom Hearts Stained Glass pillowcase set - $15.90 USD (Currently on sale for $12.72 USD.)
- Kingdom Hearts King Mickey decorative pillow - $21.52 USD (Currently on sale for $21.52 USD.)
You can check out the product descriptions of each of the items below:
Kingdom Hearts Stained Glass full/queen comforter:
Your Kingdom - aka your bedroom - isn't complete without this cozy full/queen Kingdom Hearts comforter. The colorful stained glass design features Sora front and center, flanked by Donald Duck, Goofy, and King Mickey. So magical.
Pillowcases and throw pillow not included.
- 81" x 86"
- 100% polyester
- Wash cold; dry low
A scattered dream that's like a far-off memory... a far-off memory that's like a scattered dream.
These beautiful pillowcases have a stained glass design with Sora's iconic quote. Perfect for your Kingdom Hearts themed bedroom!
Sheets not included.
- 30" x 20"
- 100% polyester
Pass through the Corridors of Darkness - or just a darkened bedroom - with King Mickey! This throw pillow features King Mickey donning a Black Coat. Perfect for your Kingdom Hearts themed bedroom!
Comforter and pillowcases not included.
- 16" x 16"
- Microfiber front; velboa reverse; microfiber piping
- Spot clean only
Thanks to @churroz on Twitter for the tip!
What do you think of this Kingdom Hearts bedding set? What's your favorite item in the set? Are you planning on picking it up? Let us know down in the comments!
- Oct 20 2017 06:15 PM
- by Elfdemon_
A new Kingdom Hearts-themed watch, manufactured by popular custom-jewellery brand K.uno, is set for release on October 28th, 2017 at 1:00 PM JST. This will be available on ZOZOTOWN Rendez-Vous as part of the online retailer's Disney Lifestyle Collection for adults, a line aimed at providing everyday Disney-themed products for adults. Only 50 watches will be available for purchase in the initial release of the item.
The watch will be 21,800 yen ($193.45 USD).
You can view the page on this new watch here. There will initially be 50 watches upon the release. This watch will be a part of the Disney Lifestyle Collection; a line of products that can be used by adults who are fans of Disney.
This unisex watch features the iconic crown emblem, and has the Kingdom Hearts logo in the back. It comes in a box with a silver-stamped Kingdom Hearts logo. You can view pictures of the watch below, thanks to Famitsu and Dtimes:
You can view the product details here:
Price: 21,800 yen (tax included)
Case size: 34 mm
Case thickness: 6.6 mm
Strap width: 16 mm
Strap Material: Leather
Strap Color: Black
Around the wrist: 165 mm to 200 mm
Total length: 230 mm
Waterproof: Waterproof life
Producing Country: Japan
Manufacturer: K.uno Ltd
What do you think of this new watch? Do you want to see more Kingdom Hearts-themed accessories? Let us know in the comments!
- Oct 19 2017 02:11 PM
- by Master Eraqus
A series of 11 Kingdom Hearts acrylic key rings, manufactured by Small Planet, are set to release on October 24th, 2017. These will be available on Amazon and Rakuten.
They will be 480 yen ($4.26 USD) each.
These key rings are within the size of 7cm x 5.5cm each, and include:
- Kingdom Hearts Logo
- Kingdom Hearts 2 Final Mix+ Artwork
- Sora, Donald and Goofy
- Donald Duck
- Chip and Dale
- King Mickey
What do you think of these keyrings? Will you be buying any of them? Let us know in the comments!
- Oct 19 2017 02:09 PM
- by Master Eraqus
The Kingdom Hearts 15th Anniversary joint campaign at Square Enix Café Osaka, Square Enix Café Tokyo, and ARTNIA begins
Today (October 14th, 2017), is the start of the joint campaign between Square Enix Café Osaka, Square Enix Café Tokyo, and ARTNIA to celebrate the Kingdom Hearts 15th Anniversary. ARTNIA will be holding it from October 14th, 2017 to December 14th, 2017, and both Square Enix Café Osaka and Square Enix Café Tokyo will be holding it from October 14th, 2017 to November 10th, 2017. Tickets were made available to purchase starting October 6th, 2017.
This collective campaign is following the Kingdom Hearts 15th Anniversary Commemorative Campaign Preview Night at Square Enix Café Osaka, which was held yesterday (October 13th, 2017) to celebrate both the Kingdom Hearts 15th Anniversary and the Square Enix Café Osaka's grand opening, which takes place today. You can find out more about that previous campaign here.
You can view images of the campaign event below, thanks to Twitter users @ArikaMiz, @asamisora, @dog664, @m_ff7c, @pi_su05, @rikunami13, @sora_kai_1130, @sonzasinaimono, @vaniroad, and @xKiri8_.
UPDATE 1: On YouTube, ikubon has uploaded a video of the campaign at ARTNIA. You can check out the video below:
Are you planning on going to Square Enix Café Osaka, Square Enix Café Tokyo, or ARTNIA for this Kingdom Hearts 15th Anniversary collective campaign? Did you go to the Kingdom Hearts 15th Anniversary Commemorative Campaign Preview Night at Square Enix Café Osaka on October 13th, 2017? Let us know down in the comments below!
UPDATE [Nov. 8, 2017]: Two new items for the Kingdom Hearts 15th Anniversary collective campaign have been added to the food menu for ARTNIA. Starting November 11th, 2017, the Kindred Spirit Trio Set and The King's Parfait will be available to order at exclusively at ARTNIA for the joint campaign. The Kindred Spirit Trio Set consists of a Mini Pizza, Mini Pasta, and a Gelatin Snack, and will be 1,080 yen ($9.52 USD). The King's Parfait will also be 1,080 yen ($9.52 USD). You can check out an image of these two new food items below:
UPDATE [Nov. 10, 2017]: The Kingdom Hearts 15th Anniversary joint campaign has concluded today at Square Enix Café Osaka and Square Enix Café Tokyo! Did you get to go to either of those two cafés during the campaign period? Are you planning on going to ARTNIA for its still ongoing campaign period? Let us know down in the comments below!
- Nov 10 2017 11:18 PM
- by Elfdemon_
Square Enix held a Kingdom Hearts 15th Anniversary Commemorative Campaign Preview Night at the Square Enix Café Osaka in Japan today (October 13th, 2017) to celebrate the Kingdom Hearts 15th Anniversary, as well as to celebrate the Square Enix Café Osaka's grand opening in Japan, which is happening tomorrow October 14th, 2017.
The Preview Night was held from 18:00 - 21:00 JST, and the meeting place was Osaka Umeda Yodobashi 1st Basement. There was no entry fee. Instead, 40 Square Enix Japan members were selected by lottery to be invited.
The series director Tetsuya Nomura, executive producer Shinji Hashimoto, Kingdom Hearts III co-director Tai Yasue, and lead character modeler Mr Yamasaki made a surprise appearance during the event. They some comments about Kingdom Hearts III as well as the future of Kingdom Hearts Union χ[Cross].
The main attraction of the night was, however, the introduction of the Kingdom Hearts themed menu which included various food items and drinks. A variety of art was also showcased at the event including original artwork drawn by Nomura, and exclusive merchandise, including previously event-exclusive merchandise, has been made available for purchase for the duration of the campaign.
This event precedes the collective campaign event between Square Enix Café Osaka, Square Enix Café Tokyo, and ARTNIA for the Kingdom Hearts 15th Anniversary. This will be held at both Square Enix Cafés plus ARTNIA. ARTNIA will be holding it from October 14th, 2017 to December 14th, 2017, and both Square Enix Café Osaka and Square Enix Café Tokyo will be holding it from October 14th, 2017 to November 10th, 2017. Tickets were made available for purchase starting October 6th, 2017. You can check out more info about this event here.
Thanks to KH13 staff member Mio-chan and LadyAleister, we have translations on some of the information given by Nomura, Hashimoto, and more at the event, and also some impressions of the Twitter users.
- Kingdom Hearts-themed menu introduced at the 15th Anniversary Commemorative Campaign Preview Night
- Kingdom Hearts III developers comment on Xehanort, Sora, Riku, and Kairi character models
- Tetsuya Nomura comments on Ventus, Lauriam, and the continuation of the story of Kingdom Hearts Union χ in Kingdom Hearts III
- World with new playable character confirmed for Kingdom Hearts III; future D23 Expo reveals undecided
Comments by Tetsuya Nomura
- Sora's birthday isn't specified, but it should be the day of his debut (March 28, 2002), just as other Disney characters.
- There is desire of making supporting characters and Organization XIII mini figures, so Nomura will think about it.
- Sea Salt Ice Creams at the event had winner sticks among them at the event which attendees were able to be exchange for a free coaster.
- They worked hard to host the Café, and maybe there are no more chances to do so, so Nomura asked everyone to enjoy that month.
- There is no schedule for a release of Nomura’s art collection at the moment.
- There is also no plans for selling a Promotional Video collection for now.
- The staff said that the release of the Kingdom Key prop replica should be asked to Bandai, as they are the ones who Disney handed the rights to.
- "Firstly, when Mr. Hashimoto went to sign my copy, he said, "Please get a signature from the creators first. I'll write in the remaining gap after that." when I was thanking the developers. He's so nice." (@yossthan)
You can view images of the preview below, thanks to Dengeki Online, 4Gamer, Game Watch, and Famitsu. There are also a few images from the attendees @uk1gum0oo, @yossthan, @yoki_3yam, @KH_NoXIII, @axy415, @Laaaaaaaagu, @EXkhs, @HOMO_NAOCHIKA, @Kazaton, @9namasuxi, and @sonzaisinaimono.
Pictures from the Attendees
What do you think about the Kingdom Hearts 15th Anniversary Commemorative Campaign Preview Night for Square Enix Café Osaka's grand opening? Are you planning on going to Square Enix Café Osaka, Square Enix Café Tokyo, or ARTNIA for the upcoming Kingdom Hearts 15th Anniversary collective campaign? Let us know down in the comments below!
- Oct 19 2017 02:04 PM
- by neil98
CaféReo has revealed a new set of Kingdom Hearts-themed mugs that are coming in January 2018. There are three versions to choose from: HEARTLESS, Sora A, and Sora B. Each mug will cost 2,000 yen ($17.79 USD). You can view the mugs below:
Thanks to KHInsider for the tip!
UPDATE 1: The mugs are now available to pre-order on AmiAmi! You can pre-order the HEARTLESS mug here, the Sora A mug here, and the Sora B mug here. Their list price is 2,160 yen ($19.22 USD), and their AmiAmi 15% off price is 1,830 yen ($16.29 USD).
UPDATE 2: The mugs are now available to pre-order on the Square Enix Japan Store. Each mug will cost 2,160 yen ($19.22 USD) and are set to release on January 27th, 2018. You can pre-order the HEARTLESS mug here, the Sora A mug here, and the Sora B mug here.
Which mug(s) are you going to buy? Let us know in the comments below.
- Oct 18 2017 04:18 PM
- by Leamax
A necklace of Kairi's Keyblade, Destiny's Embrace, from Kingdom Hearts, is now available to purchase on ThinkGeek. This necklace is made of metal, enamel, and nickel, and can be purchased here for $19.99 USD. You can check out a picture of it below:
Take a look at the product description of the necklace below:
Beautiful. Powerful. Flowerful.
Based on Kairi's colorful Keyblade
Made of metal and enamel, with a dangly paopu fruit Keychain!
19" chain has a 4" extender for a total length of 23"
Keyblades are one of the most memorable parts of the Kingdom Hearts game franchise. They're keys! They're blades! They can defeat the Heartless, and seal or unlock paths between worlds! They even have adorable dangly Keychain attachments. But even amongst the vast array of keyblades, the Destiny's Embrace is something special.
Kairi's weapon is a thing of beauty, with a cresting wave at the handle, a golden vine wrapping around the shaft, and flowers forming the teeth at the end. And for the Keychain? A paopu fruit! Legend has it that if two people share a paopu fruit, their destinies become intertwined. We're not sure what the legends say about smashing some Heartless with a Keyblade that has one hanging from it, but we're sure it's something good. This adorable little recreation of the Destiny's Embrace comes on a chain so you can wear it daily - if your heart is strong enough to wield it!
For our customers with nickel allergies: This item may contain nickel.
- Kingdom Hearts Destiny's Embrace Keyblade Necklace
- Officially-licensed Kingdom Hearts merchandise
- Recreates Kairi's distinctive Keyblade from the games
- Features a cresting wave at the handle and flowers for teeth
- Includes dangly paopu fruit Keychain attachment!
- 19" chain has a 4" extender for a total length of 23"
- Only for the strong of heart
- Lobster clasp closure
- Materials: 100% base metal with enamel details
- Dimensions: 2 1/2" tall x 3/4" wide pendant + 19" chain with 4" extender (for a total length of 23")
- CHOKING HAZARD - Small Parts. Not made for children under 3 years.
Will you purchase the Destiny Embrace necklace and add it to your collection? Let us know in the comment section below!
- Oct 09 2017 02:37 PM
- by Mio-chan
Today marks the 9th birthday of KH13.com! We are publishing this special feature to celebrate almost a decade of the impact KH13.com has had in the Kingdom Hearts community since its creation on October 9, 2008! KH13.com is now one of the best Kingdom Hearts fansites for news and media.
KH13.com originally started in 2008 by KH13 Webmaster DChiuch, with the help of Co-Webmaster Aaron. The website started out as a simple project between friends, however, soon became a full-fledged website for Kingdom Hearts news, media and discussion. At the time, high quality videos and media were hard to come by, so KH13 initially established itself by providing high quality trailer and cutscene downloads.
The name "KH13" was eventually settled on in a brainstorming session, after it was discovered that KH1.com through KH12.com were all taken – it seemed fitting that the first available domain would match up with Organization XIII. Around this time, KH13.com began to report Kingdom Hearts news, with the first article on Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days.
In January, 2009, KH13 decided to do the first major redesign, which was then released on January 14th, 2009. You can check out the design below.
(Does this bring back any memories?)
Since then we have updated the website designs a couple of times; the current design is the 3rd update!
Skipping ahead to 2011, KH13 had become more well known, allowing us to start sending representatives to E3 as part of the press. sqexgal (now from SQEX.INFO) was our first representative, and former KH13 News Team member Oishii, Kingdom Hearts community veteran Churro, KH13 staff member (and former News Team Leader) Toominator, and Kingdom Hearts χ Team and News Team member Raxaimus have all been part of the experience since.
One important feature that has been prominent throughout KH13 is our gallery & video archives. Former KH13 Archives Team Leader and News Team member Sora96 has brought the video archives and gallery to what it is today, featuring over 29,000 images and hundreds of videos from the Kingdom Hearts series. Thanks also goes to Everglow, our partner, for recording thousands of cutscenes and playthrough videos for KH13's archives. Our wide selection of videos and images has brought in many visitors for KH13.
This past year has saw much excitement in the Kingdom Hearts Community. In November of 2016, the opening cinematics of Kingdom Hearts 0.2 -A fragmentary passage- was revealed at Paris Game Week. In January 2017, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue was released in Japan on the 12th and worldwide on the 24th. In March, the first performance of the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra - World Tour - began in Tokyo, Japan.
The tour had many stops around the world, which included London, Singapore, Los Angeles, and New York. During the tour, KH13 held three successful fan meetups. Social Media Team Leader Andrew Hankinson and News Team Leader Aquaberry hosted the first #KH13MeetUp in London in March 2017. The second one in Los Angeles was hosted by the dedicated Raxaimus. The third one was in New York, hosted by Toominator and Kingdom Hearts χ Team member Exilra. We gave out exclusive KH13 stickers to the lucky attendees, and had a card in each location for Yoko Shimomura, which fans at the meetup decorated with heartfelt thank you messages for the series composer.
We've made a montage for of each meetup with the help of our team members and Project Destati. You can watch them below!
In June 2017, during the World Tour concerts in Los Angeles, Tetsuya Nomura made a guest appearance where he revealed a new Kingdom Hearts III trailer. This trailer included gameplay of Olympus Coliseum and a cutscene from Twilight Town. At the end of the trailer, an announcement of an extended trailer was shown, giving the date of its release as July 15, 2017, at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California.
As promised, this new extended Kingdom Hearts III trailer was revealed during the Level Up! segment of D23. This trailer revealed a new KH3 world: the world of Toy Story. The trailer showed off some gameplay along with a long cutscene of Sora, Donald, and Goofy meeting Woody, Buzz, and a few other toys in Andy’s room. At the end of the trailer was the most awaited news by the Kingdom Hearts community for more than a decade: a release year for Kingdom Hearts III, set for 2018!
All throughout this time, there have been exciting developments in KHUχ; in March 2017, the update from Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ to Kingdom Hearts Union χ was announced. The story has developed greatly to include a new (and old?) set of characters and plot twists that are but making players and non-players alike excited for how they will play out in the upcoming Kingdom Hearts III! For the sake of avoiding spoilers, we won't say any more, but you can check out the videos of KHUχ gameplay and story updates on Everglow's channel, the most recent being the product of hard work of KH13 translators Mio-chan and Lady Aleister.
The KH13.com community has also been growing on social media. Our Twitter (@KH13.com) has almost 25,000 followers. Our Facebook page (KH13.com, for Kingdom Hearts) has hit the 20,000 likes mark. We also have a new Playstation community page!
As we enter our 9th year, we would like to thank our current leaders of our various teams, which includes Aquaberry, WakelessDream, faemarch, and Andrew Hankinson; our vice leaders Leamax, Exilra and Wan_Pisu; and our LoL (Leader of Leaders): HarLea Quinn. We would also like to thank Toominator, Jake, and the current and past members of our various teams for their contributions to the page.
We'd like to also give the most important thanks of all to you, our readers, and the Kingdom Hearts community. Thanks to everyone here on KH13 for sticking with us for these 9 years. We hope to be around for many more, and to continue to provide the latest Kingdom Hearts news and media!
What has your favorite moment been in the KH13 community in the past 9 years? Let us know in the comments below!
- Oct 09 2017 02:36 PM
- by Leamax
Yoko Shimomura will perform Kingdom Hearts music at the Step Up Concert, Anime x Game x Vocaloid Festival at the 32nd annual National Cultural Festival on November 12, 2017
Yoko Shimomura, known for composing songs for Kingdom Hearts, Mario & Luigi RPG, and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles, as well as Kumi Tanoika, who's known for composing songs for Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles and Final Fantasy XI, will both be attending the Step Up Concert, Anime x Game x Vocaloid Festival in Ōyodo-chō, Nara, in Japan on November 12th, 2017, as a part of the 32nd annual National Cultural Festival.
They both will also be performing on piano at this concert, which will feature game music as part of the festival. The two of them will perform for 90 minutes. This will be during the second part of the festival at 3pm JST. The first part of the festival will start at 11am JST, during which the participants will be showcasing their favorite anime, video games, and Vocaloid songs.
Admission will be free.
UPDATE [Nov. 12, 2017]: The setlist for the performances has been revealed and it will include performances such as "Traverse Town" from Kingdom Hearts, "Somnus" from Final Fantasy XV, a Capcom Medley, a Bravely Default Flying Fairy medley and songs from Okami, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles and Legend of Mana.
Also, CDs signed by Yoko Shimomura such as the Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX Original Soundtrack and Final Fantasy XV Original Soundtrack will be available for sale at the event.
You can view pictures of the setlist and signed CDs below.
Thanks to KH13 staff members Mio-chan, Lady Aleister, faemarch, and Katie Armstrong and former News Team member soraspromise for helping with the translations!
Will you be attending the Step Up Concert or the National Cultural Festival as a whole? Let us know down in the comments below!
- Nov 11 2017 10:39 PM
- by Elfdemon_
Kingdom Hearts Tron (Space Paranoids) Sora, Donald, and Goofy Funko Pop! Vinyl figures available as GameStop exclusives
Kingdom Hearts Sora, Donald Duck, and Goofy Funko Pop! Vinyl figures based off of their variations from the in-game Tron world "Space Paranoids" are now available to purchase as a part of a "Funko Kingdom Hearts Box" that's exclusive to GameStop. The Funko Kingdom Hearts Box includes the Tron (Space Paranoids) Sora, Donald, and Goofy Funko Pop! Vinyl 3-pack, as well as two Kingdom Hearts Mystery Mini blind boxes that are chosen at random. You can purchase the Funko Kingdom Hearts Box for $29.99 USD on the official GameStop website here.
There's a 1 in 4 chance that you'll get a special glow chase 3-pack of the Space Paranoids Sora, Donald, and Goofy instead.
This is following the recent news of Funko's Series 2 of the Kingdom Hearts Pop! Vinyls, which include Sora, Riku, Kairi, Final Form Sora, Valor Form Sora, a Shadow Heartless, and a glow chase Shadow Heartless. You can check those out here. Also, before this, Kingdom Hearts Funko Mystery Minis were revealed and announced to be coming in December 2017, and Kingdom Hearts Halloween Town Donald and Goofy Funko Pop! Vinyls were announced to be sold at New York Comic Con 2017 as exclusives, as well as at Hot Topic stores during the time of the convention. You can check out the Halloween Town Sora Pop! plushie here, and the Halloween Town Donald and Goofy Pop! Vinyls here.
Thanks to KHInsider for the tip!
- Oct 05 2017 01:58 PM
- by Elfdemon_