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#1944935 Kingdom Hearts Concert - First Breath - album up for pre-order; releasing Jul...

Posted by Elfdemon_ on Today, 01:19 AM

Square Enix have announced that the Kingdom Hearts Concert - First Breath - album is now available for pre-order on the Square Enix Japan E-Store for 3,564 yen ($31.97 USD). It will be available on the E-Store for a limited time only. The album will release on July 26, 2017.

Kingdom Hearts Concert - First Breath - album 1Kingdom Hearts Concert - First Breath - album 2

The Kingdom Hearts Concert - First Breath - officially began on August 11, 2016 and had a showing in Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka. After, on March 10, 2017, the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra - World Tour - officially began, and it will have sixteen showings in total. Check out the upcoming show dates and locations here!

The Kingdom Hearts Orchestra - World Tour - also has an album that's available. Check it out/order it on the Square Enix Japan E-Store!

UPDATE: There is a message from Kingdom Hearts series composer, Yoko Shimomura, on the Japanese Square Enix website, regarding this Kingdom Hearts Concert - First Breath - album. Read the message, translated by Katie Armstrong, below:

Hello! I'm Yoko Shimomura, composer for the Kingdom Hearts series.

At this time, the orchestral concert 『KINGDOM HEARTS Orchestra -World Tour-』 recording is available for purchase at the concert venue (and for a limited time on the Square Enix e-store). From the beginning of it's 2016 tour, many people have been asking for a CD of the brass concert 『KINGDOM HEARTS Concert -First Breath-』, and it's finally been decided to release it! Yay! We did it!

Certain pieces are better suited to receive brass band or orchestral arrangements; the different timbres, arrangements, and set lists from different concerts are now all content that you can enjoy. I would be so happy for anyone who came to last year's concert, and those who couldn't make it to have a listen, by all means! Please look forward to the launch!

「 KINGDOM HEARTS 」 series composer,
Yoko Shimomura


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#1942671 Kingdom Hearts Organization XIII 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle by Tenyo coming so...

Posted by Elfdemon_ on 11 May 2017 - 09:29 PM

An Organization XIII themed Kingdom Hearts jigsaw puzzle by Tenyo is releasing soon. This puzzle consists of 1,000 pieces and is 57 x 73.5cm when assembled. You can pre-order this jigsaw puzzle from AmiAmi for 3,024 yen ($26.60 USD). Pre-orders are offered on a first come, first served basis in case of manufacture stock shortages.

View the picture that the puzzle creates when assembled below:

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UPDATE: Pre-orders have since been closed! We'll update you if they open again.

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#1941536 Kingdom Hearts II featured in IGN's Top 100 RPGs of All Time; ranked as n...

Posted by Elfdemon_ on 04 May 2017 - 01:23 PM

I'm honesty surprised you posted about this. IGN has such a bad rep around here with KH, this is almost like having a Black History Month Rally and the main speaker is the head of the KKK -_-


IGN's bad rep in the KH community doesn't make this any less news.

Also, the KH2 section of the IGN article is written by Jonathon Dornbush, who actually knows his stuff when it comes to KH and is a huge fan of KH. Every KH article written by him has been great and accurate. He shouldn't get blamed for other IGN employees' mess ups.




#1940572 Mickey spoiled how he and Riku will save Aqua in KH3

Posted by Elfdemon_ on 27 April 2017 - 10:19 AM

No, this isn't true whatsoever. Ever since Sora sealed the Door to Darkness which sealed all of the worlds' Keyholes, it's not possible for a world to fall to darkness.

 

And that's not the only way to enter the Realm of Darkness. That's just simply the only way Mickey knew about at the time. You can get there by using Corridors of Darkness. I doubt they'll be using that method though since it's dangerous. Sora and Riku were able to enter the Realm of Darkness through The World That Never Was somehow. I think how they got there might be explained in KH3 and they will use that same method. Either that, or they will think of a new method.




#1940261 Kingdom Hearts shirts and acrylic key rings coming to Japanese clothing store...

Posted by Elfdemon_ on 25 April 2017 - 12:40 AM

To celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Kingdom Hearts, shirts and acrylic key rings are coming to the Japanese clothing store PONEYCOMB located in the shopping mall "109" in Shibuya.

The shirt features Mickey Mouse on the front in his black coat disguise with the word "KING" above him. This shirt comes in a style for women and a style for men. View the shirts below:

15th Anniversary PONEYCOMB shirt 115th Anniversary PONEYCOMB shirt 2

There are five different acrylic key rings, each featuring a different character from the series. The characters are Final Form Sora, Roxas in his black coat, Mickey Mouse in his Kingdom Hearts II outfit, Donald Duck, and Goofy. View the key rings below:

15th Anniversary PONEYCOMB acrylic Key ring 115th Anniversary PONEYCOMB acrylic Key ring 415th Anniversary PONEYCOMB acrylic Key ring 315th Anniversary PONEYCOMB acrylic Key ring 215th Anniversary PONEYCOMB acrylic Key ring 5

UPDATE: A release date, as well as prices, for these products have been revealed by Dtimes. These products will be available from PONEYCOMB on April 29, 2017, and the shirts will be available for 3,500 yen (excluding tax), while the key rings will be available for 1,500 yen (excluding tax).

In case you missed it, limited merchandise is available for pre-order from 7NET in Japan for the Kingdom Hearts 15th Anniversary as well.

Sources: @miikun18 tweet 1, @miikun18 tweet 2, @miikun18 tweet 3, @miikun18 tweet 4, @PONEYCOMB, @aibo_ac7, Dtimes

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#1939500 Answers to misconceptions about the Mark of Mastery and becoming a Keyblade M...

Posted by Elfdemon_ on 20 April 2017 - 08:28 AM

Over the years, I've seen many people be confused as to why Sora and Riku had to do so much more for their Mark of Mastery than Aqua and Terra.

 

Aqua and Terra trained their whole life for their Mark of Mastery. Sora and Riku didn't. Sora and Riku's Mark of Mastery was also their training. Their Mark of Mastery was so much more difficult than Aqua and Terra's because they had to make up for the years of training they missed.

 

The Mark of Mastery and becoming a Keyblade Master isn't about whether you can save the world or not. It's about being traditionally trained. For example, becoming a black belt in Karate has nothing to do with whether you can save the world or win a fight or not. It has to do with if you have mastered the traditional skills you have been taught. The title of "Keyblade Master" is nothing more than a formality.




#1938492 Braig/Xigbar

Posted by Elfdemon_ on 13 April 2017 - 07:07 PM

In the 2.5 Re:coded secret ending, we see the Organization XIII members who were residents of Radiant Garden lying on the floor after being recompleted as people again. We also see Braig, who is not lying on the floor like the rest of them. He presumably woke up before them. (We know this 2.5 secret ending takes place after Re:coded and before Dream Drop Distance because Ienzo is an adult in this cutscene. There is a cutscene in the beginning of Dream Drop Distance that shows Even and Ienzo on the floor turning into Heartless/Nobodies and Ienzo is a little kid in that cutscene, so we know the 2.5 secret ending takes place after Re:coded because we know Ienzo grew up as an adult while he was a Nobody.)

 

In Dream Drop Distance, we see Xigbar. It is implied that this is actually Braig, not Xigbar and he's just going by the name Xigbar for some reason (most likely because of the Recusant's Sigil in that name). If this is the same recompleted Braig that we saw in the 2.5 Re:coded secret ending, then how come he has long hair again, how come he has gray in his hair again? It would not make sense for him to just all of a sudden change appearance and grow hair that quickly. Is this actually Xigbar and not Braig, and they were just implying that it was Braig just to trick us? If it's Xigbar, then that can either mean that he was brought to the present day from time travel, or that can mean that Young Xehanort turned the recompleted Braig back into a Nobody for some reason (maybe he's stronger as a Nobody?).

 

Also, do people keep their appearances that they had as Nobodies when they turn back into people, or are they reverted to how they looked before they were turned into Nobodies? This is very unclear. It seems that some parts of them did keep their appearance and some parts of them didn't for some reason. Ienzo, Lea, and Isa aged as Nobodies and kept their ages when they turned back into people. Lea lost the markings under his eyes when he became a person again though for some reason.

 

From what we know, this is how it is: You are reverted back to how you looked before you became a Nobody, but you keep your age. For example, Lea was reverted to how he looked before he became a Nobody which is why he lost the markings under his eyes, but he still looks older because he kept his age.

 

There are some people who think that the 2.5 Re:coded secret ending takes place way back in-between BBS and KH1, but that is simply not true as proved above.

 

There are some people who think that the Xigbar in DDD is actually the recompleted Braig and the Braig in the 2.5 secret ending is the one who's a time traveler. That is simply not true. As stated above, it wouldn't make sense for the Xigbar in DDD to have long hair if he was actually Braig and it wouldn't make sense for the Braig in the 2.5 secret ending to be the time traveler because he's at the spot where he was just recompleted.

 

So, this is what we know so far and is so far the absolute truth: The Braig in the 2.5 Re:coded secret ending is Braig after he was just recompleted as a person again. The Xigbar we see in Dream Drop Distance is either one of these two things: He's either a time traveling Xigbar that Young Xehanort brought to the present time, or he is the recompleted Braig that Young Xehanort turned back into a Nobody for some reason. It is currently unconfirmed which of these two things is the answer. If he is a time traveling Xigbar, then that means that Xigbar and Braig are both alive and in the present day at the same time. If Braig was turned back into Xigbar, then that means Xigbar is the only one who is alive and in the present day. We also know that when you are recompleted as a person again, you are reverted to how you looked before you became a Nobody, which is why Lea lost the markings under his eyes, and is why Dilan's hairstyle was reverted back to how it was before he became a Nobody, and is why Braig's hair turned shorter again and lost the gray in it. We also know though that you age as a Nobody and you keep your age that you grew to when you turn back into a person.




#1938491 Shouldn't Roxas look like Sora and Ventus?

Posted by Elfdemon_ on 13 April 2017 - 07:05 PM

No. Ventus' heart is inside of Roxas which shaped him to look like Ventus. If Ventus' heart was not inside of Roxas, then Roxas would look like Sora.

 

And Sora and Roxas do not share the same heart, whatever that means.




#1937992 Prior knowledge about KHX is not needed to understand KHUX!

Posted by Elfdemon_ on 10 April 2017 - 02:41 PM

Thanks to the newest KHUX Quests, we now know that you do not need to have prior knowledge about KHX in order to understand KHUX, because they are starting to put flashbacks of KHX in the game, and some of them are even playable.

 

For those who don't know, KHUX is actually technically a sequel to KHX. At the end of KHX, the Player got brought to the Unchained realm and has to relive their entire journey of KHX once again, except without the moments of tragedy (the Keyblade War). This happens to all of the Dandelions. The entirety of KHUX has been the Player reliving their journey from KHX, which means it's a sequel. Since this is the case, I, along with many other people, were worried that this would mean that you would have to have prior knowledge about KHX in order to understand KHUX, which would be completely unreasonable for the average KH fan who's already struggling to understand the lore. But, since they are putting flashbacks to what happened before, KHX is no longer needed! It would probably help to have prior knowledge about KHX since I doubt the flashbacks will show absolutely everything that happened, but for the most part, all you have to do in order to understand the X story is to play KHUX and watch X Back Cover!




#1937662 Was X Back Cover a Bad Movie?

Posted by Elfdemon_ on 07 April 2017 - 07:43 PM

It was fantastic and very entertaining. The characters were all great as well. It was waaayyyy too short though and it should've covered all of the KHX/KHUX story.




#1937354 Kingdom Hearts Way to the Dawn and Kingdom Key D Keyblade paperweights are co...

Posted by Elfdemon_ on 05 April 2017 - 10:03 PM

Keyblade paperweights based off of the Way to the Dawn and Kingdom Key D Keyblades are coming soon. They come in a two piece set on a display stand.

View the paperweights on the display stand below:

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View concept art of the paperweights in the box they would come with below:

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Thanks to @churroz on Twitter for the tip!

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#1935946 The Realm of Sleep Explained

Posted by Elfdemon_ on 29 March 2017 - 03:10 PM

I'll explain the sleeping worlds/the realm of sleep.

 

(This is a part of my "Explained" series of posts. To view my "Time Travel Explained" post, click here, to view my "Heartless, Nobodies, Unversed, and Dream Eaters Explained" post, click here, and to view my "The Braig/Xigbar Situation Explained" post, click here.)

 

All the "realm of sleep" is, is dreams. Worlds can dream and people can dream. When a world falls to darkness/goes to the Realm of Darkness, they also fall asleep and they dream. The worlds we go to in Dream Drop Distance are dreams of worlds that were freed from darkness, but were not freed from their sleep. Yen Sid sent Sora and Riku back to Destiny Islands before it fell to darkness, so that they could sort of "ride" Destiny Islands into darkness, therefore ride it into sleep. Once they rode it into sleep and fell asleep, they unknowingly opened the first Sleeping Keyhole and were transported to the next sleeping world/the first sleeping world from the present-day that they need to save.

 

Nomura said Mysterious Tower drifts around and doesn't stay in the same place. Mysterious Tower used to be a part of a world called Symphony of Sorcery. It's drifted away from that world a long time ago though. The world "Symphony of Sorcery" is a sleeping world. The reason Mysterious Tower shows up in that world is because the dream is filling in the gaps, just like it fills in the gaps with characters.

 

The Grid is a digital world inside of a computer in a world that we don't know the name of. The world that Sam Flynn is from. Just like how Space Paranoids is a digital world inside of a computer in Radiant Garden. Space Paranoids is a copy of The Grid made by Ansem the Wise. The reason Space Paranoids looks so different than The Grid though is because he copied it a long time ago. Space Paranoids is what The Grid used to look like. The Grid is not a sleeping world, but the world it's attached to/the world it's a computer on, is a sleeping world. Which is why Dream Eaters show up there.

 

Country of the Musketeers is simply a world Mickey, Donald, and Goofy traveled to on their adventures. Minnie used to be a resident there, and she later moved to Disney Town to be with Mickey.

 

The World That Never Was is not a sleeping world. It's a real world in the Realm Between. There's a cutscene where Yen Sid says that Sora and Riku will eventually end up out of the sleeping worlds and into a world that's in the Realm Between. That world was The World That Never Was. It's not a sleeping world, but when Riku arrived there, he was still in the realm of sleep since he was still in Sora's dreams and has been the whole journey. After Riku defeats Ansem, Seeker of Darkness, he's brought back to the real world and out of the realm of sleep. When Sora arrived at The World That Never Was, he was in the real world and out of the dream. But, Young Xehanort dragged Sora back into the realm of sleep, but this time, he dragged Sora into Sora's own dreams instead of the world's dreams. Then, Xigbar dragged him into a second sleep. So, Sora's sleeping body was in Sora's own dreams which is why Riku saw it before he fought Anti Black Coat, and his sleeping body was dreaming, so during the fight with Xemnas, we are playing as Sora's dream self that his sleeping body is dreaming and that sleeping body is located in Sora's dreams. Anyways, after Young Xehanort successfully puts Sora into a weird sleep coma by dragging him further and further into dreams, he brings him back to the real world and places him on one of the Organization XIII thrones.

 

Also, the Robed Figure was there on Destiny Islands in KH1 so that he could mark the time travelling Sora with the Recusant's Sigil and so that Young Xehanort can time travel to where the Robed Figure is and follow Sora and Riku into the realm of sleep. So, now that Sora was marked with the Recusant's Sigil and now that Young Xehanort was in the same time period as Sora, he was able to teleport to wherever he was.

 

Oh, and we now know that the official name for the realm of sleep is "Unchained". In DDD, it was called many different things, it seemed to not have an official name. It was actually called "the realm of sleep" only once. So, yeah, it's the "Unchained" realm.




#1935831 Where does a World end?

Posted by Elfdemon_ on 28 March 2017 - 07:52 PM

1.Where exactly does a world end?  In the series, worlds are depicted as miniature "planets" but I always wondered about boundaries.  I mean let's say you were in Radiant Garden-a Castle and Town walled up on an island in what appears to be a lake country with green mountains all around and you journeyed out away from the inhabited area and kept going.  Where would you end up or what would you find- an endless expanse of that particular's world natural geography or maybe you would naturally end up in the Lanes Between, or maybe an actual planet situation where you would just end up back to the inhabited area again?

 

You said it yourself: they're depicted as planets. So, I'd assume that if you keep going in one direction long enough, you'd end up right where you started.

 

2.What is the correlation between the separate worlds and the real version of Earth?  For example, Land of Dragons characters mention their world being "China" and in the Tarzan Deep Jungle, there is a map depicting the entire African continent in the Tent- both real life locations?

 

No answer for this as of currently. HMK has an interesting theory on it.

 

 

3. Deep Space always puzzled me, is it a ship that is capable of traveling the Lanes Between, or is the Stitch galaxy/planets considered one massive World on its own since if you view out the windows and the ship hull, you can see a Purple planet looming above?

 

You seem to have the Lanes Between and the Ocean Between mixed up. The Ocean Between is essentially outer space, except for the fact that you can breath in it. The Lanes Between are special short cuts that you can open up with Keyblade portals. The world known as "Deep Space" is just Gantu's ship flying through the Ocean Between as far as we know. The giant purple planet is probably another world or something. Has it been confirmed to be a planet? Maybe it's a star or some other weird celestial body, because stars are confirmed to exist in the KH universe.




#1935674 [UPDATED] The cover for the English Kingdom Hearts II Volume 4 manga has been...

Posted by Elfdemon_ on 28 March 2017 - 02:41 AM

Last year, Yen Press announced that they will be releasing the final volume to the English Kingdom Hearts II manga series by Shiro Amano, Kingdom Hearts II Volume 4 on May 23, 2017. Thanks to Yen Press again, we now have a look at the front cover for this final volume. View the cover below:

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The Kingdom Hearts II manga series finished in Japan in 2015, and now it is finally being finished in English as well. The Japanese Kingdom Hearts II manga series had ten volumes, but for the English series, they've decided to combine them all together to create four large volumes. Kingdom Hearts II Volume 4 contains volumes 8 - 10 of the original Japanese series.

You can pre-order Kingdom Hearts II Volume 4 from Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and RightStuf.

UPDATE: The English Kingdom Hearts II Volume 4 manga has been delayed from May 23, 2017 to May 30, 2017.

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#1934910 The Xemnas crash with Limit Form in the English version of Kingdom Hearts HD...

Posted by Elfdemon_ on 23 March 2017 - 10:59 PM

In the English version of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX for the PS3, there was a bug that would cause the game to crash when you went into Limit Form during the first Xemnas fight and activated the first Reaction Command. View footage of this old glitch below:

Thanks to KingdomHops on YouTube, who got the game early, we now know that this has been fixed for the English version of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX for the PS4. He streamed the game and tested it out. View him testing it out in the archived stream below:
(The testing begins at around 52:26.)

Also, if you didn't catch it, Square Enix has announced that they will be offering a Day One patch for North American and European players for Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX. It is stated that the patch is to resemble that of which was released in Japan.

Thanks to @Bizkit047 on Twitter for the tip!

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