Square Enix Japan has revealed even more Kingdom Hearts themed jewelry for pre-order; a silver necklace showcasing the emblem of the franchise, with art of Sora and Kairi on the back in silver and gold plating, a necklace with the King's emblem and Kingdom Chain Keyblade, and silver rings inspired by Roxas in silver and black coating with art of Roxas, Axel, and Xion engraved in the inside.
All these products are viewable through our galleries below, with their pricing and original estimated release shipping times.
Kingdom Hearts / Silver Necklace <Emblem> - ¥27,280 - November 11th, 2023
Square Enix has listed three new Kingdom Hearts keychains for pre-order on their Japanese storefront; Two Become One, Bond of Flame, and the χ-blade. Each costs ¥2,090 (tax included), with September 9th, 2023, shipments.
We'll update this article if the products become available via other Square Enix store branches and/or Aitai Kuji.
You can view the new keychains via our galleries below:
Square Enix has updated their E-Store with new Kingdom Hearts glass plates. There are 4 different plate styles: Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts II, Kingdom Hearts III, and the 20th Anniversary artwork.
The E-Store are accepting pre-orders for the plates. Each glass plate will cost ¥1,980 (about $15.00) and will be available on May 20th. Links to the individual plate are listed below.
Kingdom Hearts - ¥1,980
Kingdom Hearts II - ¥1,980
Kingdom Hearts III - ¥1,980
20th Anniversary - ¥1,980
You can check out photos of the plates in the gallery below.
Sega Plaza have announce a new Kingdom Hearts prize plush set to appear throughout Japan via Sega Plaza crane games. This plush will be Roxas wearing his Organization XIII cloak. The plush will be available starting on June 9th. Aitai Kuji are accepting pre-orders for the plush for ¥4,500 (about $35.00) and will start shipping in June!
You can view a screenshot of the plush in the gallery below.
Currently there are a couple of plushies for Kingdom Hearts that have made an appearance at Sega Plaza: Sora, Shadow Heartless, Riku, Kairi, Mickey, Donald, and Goofy. You can pre-order these plushies on Aitai Kuji!
Who do you think will be shown next?
Following the release of the Kingdom Hearts 20th Anniversary Vinyl LP Box, a video interview was conducted with the franchise's composer, Yoko Shimomura.
Our team's Ryuji has translated this interview in full, quoted below:
Disney Japan and Japanese company UUL have announced and revealed a slew of new Kingdom Hearts household items purchasable via the latter's storefront.
These products comprise tableware sets representing Destiny Islands and Twilight Town, alongside character-themed cushion covers and rugs.
You can view each piece of household merchandise via our galleries below:
Reliable retailer Aitai Kuji conveniently has these items available for pre-order for global fans.
Firstly, the Destiny Islands and Twilight Town tableware sets cost ¥12,100 each.
Next, each character-themed rug, costing ¥8,000, is listed below:
Lastly, each character-themed cushion cover, costing ¥5,700, is listed below:
During the Kingdom Hearts 20th Anniversary event, SuperGroupies announced their second collab with the franchise with 45 brand new wearable accessories. We went over these products back in July, showcasing each product. SuperGroupies was kind enough to send us a gorgeous backpack inspired by Aqua, and an extremely comfortable and stylish jacket inspired by Riku. I'm honestly really impressed with both of these items, so I will be reviewing them for you all here today!
Starting off first the stunning backpack inspired off Aqua's attire. Judging from the pictures I was actually expecting a very small bag, sort of similar to the Loungefly size so I was very caught off guard how large it is. It has two main compartments, and two bottle holder style side pockets with string to tighten them around an object to keep them in place. The color of the backpack is a very similar color to Aqua's shirt, and the front compartment has an X design on it with Kingdom Hearts written on it with the Master's Sigil in the middle.
Inside the main compartment, it has lots of space allowing lots of room for things. I've used it a bunch since I've received it, and was able to carry lots of video game cases and photography accessories for my lightbox inside when I was travelling to a friends house.
What makes this backpack shine is the interior pattern. Both compartments on the front open to a black and grey checkerboard pattern with the franchise's symbols scattered about. In the main pocket on the back wall, a gorgeous stained glass pocket is sewn to the back themed to Aqua, showing her Wayfinder, the Land of Departure, and all three Wayfinders together and other symbols.
On the middle is a blue patch with the Master Defender Keyblade and a small Keyhole. It has a small little zipper to access the small pocket, givng you space for a wallet or some cards. The backpack overall can fit lots of things inside and is honestly very comfortable. One thing I do wish it had though, was some sort of Wayfinder keychain of some sort attached to one of the outer zippers to match the theme!
This jacket was one I was worried about at first, because of the size difference, but they really knocked it out of the park. It's a nice black color, and the sleeves have a shiny silver to them. It has two large pockets on either side, and a zipper pocket on the left arm next to some belts. The right arm's cuff also features a very small Heartless sigil which I thought was a really cool addition since it matches the one on the chest as well.
The main body has a sleek blue line of fabric going across. Inside at the collar, it features a gorgeous logo of the letter R in blue and black and checkered with Way to the Dawn going through it as well as the crown, a seashell, and another Heartless sigil.
I'm not much of a jacket person myself, but I found it really comfortable compared to most jackets you can buy. I would consider more of a springbreaker type jacket if I was honest, and it's probably not best for super cold climates. The best part about it was that it fit perfectly! If you're not wearing the hood, the top of the zipper's flaps fold back to have a lapel design, similar to Riku's jacket. The hood is a bit too big for me, but I'm sure someone taller than I am would fit right into it. I definitely plan to wear this one out more during the fall and springtime weather!
SuperGroupies definitely knocks it out of the park with their products. I've been curious about them for so long, and I'm so thankful to be able to review these two items. Their Kingdom Hearts products are all stunning and now that I've seen it first hand I wholeheartedly believe the remainder of the collab's products are the same touch of quality! I might be picking more up in the future!
If you're interested in any of SuperGroupies Kingdom Hearts collaboration items, you can buy them directly off their website by clicking here. They do ship globally, but if you wish to order from their English website, you can do so as well here.
If you'd want to follow SuperGroupies on Twitter, you can follow them @SuperGroupiesUS.
Sega Plaza have announce two new Kingdom Hearts prize plushies are set to appear throughout Japan via Sega Plaza crane games These plushies are Donald Duck and Goofy. Donald will be available starting on April 21st and Goofy will be available on May 12th. Pre-orders for Donald and Goofy are being accepted on Aitai Kuji for ¥4,500 (about $35.00) and will start shipping in June!
You can view Donald's plush in the gallery below.
UPDATE [April 28, 2023]: Goofy's plush has been revealed! You can view it in the gallery below!
These plushies come after the annoucement of Riku, Kairi, and King Mickey plushies.
The artist for the Kingdom Hearts series' numerous manga adaptions, Shiro Amano, recently shared new artwork via their Twitter account that crosses over Sora, Donald, and Goofy from Kingdom Hearts with a more niche Square IP, Parasite Eve.
For those wondering why Amano would illustrate a piece connecting to Parasite Eve, of all things, it's because they have quite a personal history with the title, as they discussed in their Twitter thread.
Our team’s Ryuji translated Amano’s statements:
You can view Shiro Amano's artwork of Kingdom Hearts and Parasite Eve below:
Following the conclusion of the Kingdom Hearts Second Breath concert, fans began to share new pamphlet artwork illustrated by Shiro Amano, who many will recognize as the artist for the games' many manga adaptations. The original Organization XIII is depicted playing various instruments.
Additionally, Masahiro Sakurai, prominently known for the Kirby and Super Smash Bros. franchises, attended the concert and tweeted a photo of a newly illustrated conductor Sora, also present in the pamphlet.
Another piece of significant information related to the concert is a vague statement made by Tetsuya Nomura. One of the concert's attendees and a highly reliable Kingdom Hearts community member, aibo, shared the following account of Nomura's arrival, translated by our team's Ryuji:
Many fans are panicking over this exchange. However, there are several different tonal interpretations of whether this monumental series change was negative or positive. Due to the inherent uncertainty of this situation and the lack of official clarifications, it's best to keep an open mind and try not to dwell on it.
You can view the new Kingdom Hearts Second Breath concert artwork via our gallery below. The Organization XIII artwork was shared by @princessxemnas:
GameStop has revealed a new store-exclusive Funko Pop! Kingdom Hearts Sora figure as part of their Collect Fest lineup. This 5-inch figure depicts Sora in his orginial Kingdom Hearts attaire standing the Kingdom Key up on his right side. The figure will also come with a background of the cover art for the first Kingdom Hearts game.
You can view photos for the figure in the gallery below.
Pre-orders for the figure are being accepted at GameStop. You can pre-order by clicking the link here. The figure is set to release on June 6th, 2023 for a price of $19.99.
Will you be adding this to your Funko POP! collection? Let us know in the comments below!
In the latest Disney+ orginial movie Chang Can Dunk, game footage from Kingdom Hearts III is shown in the background during the scene where the protagionist Chang gets locked in the basement during a party. The little brother for one of the jocks, Timmy, can be seen playing the Olympus level on a PS5. The scene happens around the 15 minutes mark.
In the credits, Kingdom Hearts composer Yoko Shimomura is given credit for Hero's Fanfane, which is being heard with the gameplay.
The synopsis for the movie reads as follows:
Chang Can Dunk is available to watch on Disney+.
Let us know what you think about this cameo in the comments below!
Yen Press has digitally released Chapters 27 and 27.5 of the Kingdom Hearts III manga, concluding the party's time in the Kingdom of Corona. The issues' prices vary from $1.99 in the United States to $2.99 in Canada. Additionally, the above hyperlinks will lead you to both chapters' hub pages housing various retailers.
Then, the manga's Japanese retailer, Gangan Online, revealed that Chapter 28, releasing on their website on March 16th, 2023, will feature Arendelle. Currently, their app has that same Chapter, with Chapter 29 planned to launch on April 6th, 2023.
Further, the third volume of the Kingdom Hearts III manga was announced with a cover featuring the cast of Toy Box. So far, Square Enix Japan has the volume available for ¥790.
You can view the third volume's cover art below:
Lastly, the Kingdom Hearts III manga artist, Shiro Amano, has shared a new illustration to commemorate the third volume's launch.
Check out the articles for the previous chapters by clicking on the links below!
Chapter 0 Prologue Japanese English
Chapter 1 The New Departure Japanese English
Chapter 2 Olympus Coliseum Part 1Japanese English
Chapter 3 Olympus Coliseum Part 2 Japanese English
Chapter 4 Olympus Coliseum Part 3 Japanese English
Chapter 5 Olympus Coliseum Part 4 Japanese English
Chapter 6 Olympus Coliseum Part 5 Japanese English
Chapter 7 Olympus Coliseum Part 6 Japanese English
Chapter 8 Olympus Coliseum Part 7 Japanese English
Chapter 9 The Dark World Japanese English
Chapter 10 Unbreakable Connection Japanese English
Chapter 11 The Self inside the Mirror Japanese English
Chapter 12 Reunion Japanese English
Chapter 13 Warmth Japanese English
Chapter 14 Destiny Island Japanese English
Chapter 15 Remaining Light Japanese English
Chapter 16 Tracking the Bond Japanese English
Chapter 17 Following the Heart's Guidance Japanese English
Chapter 18 Twilight Town  Japanese English
Chapter 19 Twilight Town  Japanese English
Chapter 20 Toy Box  Japanese English
Chapter 21 Toy Box  Japanese English
Chapter 22 Toy Box  Japanese English
Chapter 23 Toy Box  Japanese English
Chapter 24 Toy Box  Japanese English
Chapter 25 Lea and Kairi
Chapter 26 Kingdom of Corona
Square Enix North America has listed two new sets of Kingdom Hearts merchandise available for pre-order via their online storefront.
The first is a trio of metal keychains depicting the Dream Sword, Dream Rod, and Dream Shield from the first game. At the start of the title, they are all selectable for temporary usage in Sora's Awakening, but the latter two are obtainable weapons for Donald and Goofy.
The second merchandise set is another trio of metal keychains, this time of the Kingdom Key, Mage's Staff, and Knight's Shield. These are Sora, Donald's, and Goofy's default weapons, respectively, across each game they appear in.
Both sets cost $32.99, with shipments expected to occur during July 2023.
You can view both metal keychain sets via our galleries below:
Square Enix has revealed new Kingdom Hearts plushes set to appear throughout Japan via Sega Plaza crane games. The new characters depicted as plushes are the Kingdom Hearts I appearances of Kairi and Riku, as well as King Mickey in his coat attire.
Additionally, the second volume of muffler towels was revealed, showcasing Terra, Aqua, Ventus, Roxas, Xion, and Axel.
Aitai Kuji has the Kairi, Riku, and King Mickey plushes available for pre-order for ¥3,500 each, with estimated March 2023 shipping times.
You can view each of these items via our galleries below: