Francished reacted to SnowPint7Fourths in 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:
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!
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Francished reacted to Elfdemon_ in Kingdom Hearts merchandise, clothing, keychains, blankets, and more are available at Hot Topic and on the Hot Topic website
A large amount of Kingdom Hearts merchandise is currently available to purchase at Hot Topic, and on the official Hot Topic website. This merchandise includes shirts, pants, hats, a backpack, a hair bow, a blanket, a magnet, keychains, key rings, figurines, a bottle, a pint glass, a necklace, and more. You can check out each item below, and you can purchase each item by clicking each link below:
- Kingdom Hearts Kingdom Key D Keyblade Key Crown pull through necklace - $9.90 USD (currently on sale for $6.93 USD)
Take a look at the Hot Topic product description for the Kingdom Hearts Kingdom Key D Keyblade Key Crown pull through necklace below:
- Kingdom Hearts Stained Glass backpack (online exclusive) - $34.90 USD (currently on sale for $27.92 USD)
Take a look at the Hot Topic product description for the Kingdom Hearts Stained Glass backpack below:
- Kingdom Hearts embroidered snapback hat - $22.90 USD (currently on sale for $18.32 USD)
Take a look at the Hot Topic product description for the Kingdom Hearts embroidered snapback hat below:
- Kingdom Hearts Characters throw blanket - $24.90 USD (currently on sale for $19.92 USD)
Thanks to @churroz on Twitter for one of the images of the Kingdom Hearts Characters throw blanket!
Take a look at the Hot Topic product description for the Kingdom Hearts Characters throw blanket below:
- Kingdom Hearts Silver Heart black leather cuff (online exclusive) - $10.90 USD
Take a look at the Hot Topic product description for the Kingdom Hearts Silver Heart black leather cuff below:
- Kingdom Hearts pint glass - $8.90 USD (currently on sale for $7.12 USD)
Take a look at the Hot Topic product description for the Kingdom Hearts pint glass below:
- Kingdom Hearts steel water bottle - $14.90 USD (currently on sale for $11.92 USD)
Take a look at the Hot Topic product description for the Kingdom Hearts steel water bottle below:
- Loungefly Kingdom Hearts Keyblade Sora keychain - $8.90 USD (currently on sale for $7.12 USD)
Take a look at the Hot Topic product description for the Loungefly Kingdom Hearts Keyblade Sora keychain below:
- Loungefly Kingdom Hearts Sora cosplay hair bow - $8.90 USD (currently on sale for $7.12 USD)
Take a look at the Hot Topic product description for the Loungefly Kingdom Hearts Sora cosplay hair bow below:
- Kingdom Hearts King Mickey Black Coat t-shirt - $20.90 USD (currently on sale for $15.67 USD)
Take a look at the Hot Topic product description for the Kingdom Hearts King Mickey Black Coat t-shirt below:
- Kingdom Hearts Neon Group t-shirt (online exclusive) - $20.90 USD (currently on sale for $16.72 USD)
Take a look at the Hot Topic product description for the Kingdom Hearts Neon Group t-shirt below:
- Kingdom Hearts Characters t-shirt - $20.90 USD (currently on sale for $16.72 USD)
Take a look at the Hot Topic product description for the Kingdom Hearts Characters t-shirt below:
- Kingdom Hearts Shadow t-shirt (online exclusive) - $20.90 USD USD to $24.90 USD depending on the size (currently on sale for $16.72 USD to $19.92 USD depending on the size)
Take a look at the Hot Topic product description for the Kingdom Hearts Shadow t-shirt below:
- Kingdom Hearts Gold Foil girls' v-neck t-shirt - $22.90 USD (currently on sale for $18.32 USD)
Take a look at the Hot Topic product description for the Kingdom Hearts Gold Foil girls' v-neck t-shirt below:
- Kingdom Hearts girls' jogger pants (online exclusive) - $29.90 USD (currently on sale for $23.92 USD)
Take a look at the Hot Topic product description for the Kingdom Hearts girls' jogger pants below:
- Kingdom Hearts Keyblades Heart guys' pajama pants - $19.90 USD (currently on sale for $15.92 USD)
Take a look at the Hot Topic product description for the Kingdom Hearts Keyblades Heart guys' pajama pants below:
There are also many Kingdom Hearts merchandise items that are currently for sale at Hot Topic and on the Hot Topic website that we've covered in other articles. You can check out each of those items by clicking the links below:
Kingdom Hearts Sora, Riku, and Kairi Funko Pop! Vinyl figures - $12.50 USD each (you can order all three of them for $25.00 USD) Kingdom Hearts Shadow Heartless Funko Pop! Vinyl figure (and limited edition glow chase variant) - $12.50 USD each Kingdom Hearts Halloween Town Sora Funko Pop! Vinyl figure - $12.50 USD Kingdom Hearts Mickey, Donald, and Goofy Funko Pocket Pop! Vinyl keychains - $7.90 USD each (currently on sale for $6.32 USD each) Kingdom Hearts Mickey and Donald Funko Pop! plushies - $14.90 USD each (currently on sale for $10.90 USD each) Kingdom Hearts Halloween Town Sora Funko Pop! plushie - $16.90 USD (currently on sale for $10.90 USD) Kingdom Hearts Funko t-shirts - $20.90 USD to $24.90 USD each depending on the size (currently on sale for $10.00 USD each) Kingdom Hearts 3D Foam Keyring blind bags Series 2 - $6.90 USD each (currently on sale for $5.52 USD each) Kingdom Hearts 3D Foam Sora Chibi magnet - $4.90 USD (currently on sale for $3.92 USD) Kingdom Hearts Domez blind bag figures - $6.90 USD each (currently on sale for $5.52 USD each) Kingdom Hearts II Logo Necklace (online exclusive) - $9.90 USD (currently on sale for $7.42 USD) Kingdom Hearts Stained Glass bedding set (online exclusive) - $89.90 USD for the comforter (currently on sale for $71.92 USD), $15.90 for the pillowcase set (currently on sale for $12.72 USD), and $21.52 for the decorative pillow (currently on sale for $21.52 USD) Kingdom Hearts Sora Stained Glass Watchman beanie - $14.90 USD (currently on sale for $11.17 USD) Kingdom Hearts Pocket Watch necklace - $24.90 USD Which of these Kingdom Hearts merchandise items are you interested in? Will you be picking any of these items up? What Kingdom Hearts-themed items do you want to see at Hot Topic in the future? Let us know down in the comments below!
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Francished reacted to Elfdemon_ in 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!
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Francished reacted to Toominator in Diamond Select Toys Kingdom Hearts action figure unboxing/review
Our friends at Diamond Select Toys (@CollectDST) were kind enough to send us a few pieces from their Kingdom Hearts Select series of figures for review. We made an unboxing/review video for you all, which you can view below:
These figures are great for collectors because they offer unique figures for characters who have yet to receive the action figure treatment: Axel, the Soldier Heartless, and the Dusk Nobody. They all stand fairly easily, save for the dusk who needs a special stand. The accessories accompanying Sora, Axel, and Mickey are great quality and make for a fun display. The downfalls include spotty paint jobs, awkward face models, and not many posing opportunities due to a lack of points of articulation. Overall, these figures are good quality, durable, and will fit into any collector's collection.
Thank you to Diamond Select Toys for this opportunity.
After seeing this review, would you be willing to purchase this line of Kingdom Hearts action figures? Let us know what you think in the comments!
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Francished reacted to Leamax in Square Enix reveals Jump Festa 2018 lineup; Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy VII Remake not listed
Square Enix has recently announced their game lineup for Jump Festa 2018. Some of the games that are included are Dragon Quest Builders, Secret of Mana Remake, and Dissidia Final Fantasy NT.
Kingdom Hearts III and the Final Fantasy VII Remake were not included on this list. This will be the second straight year that Kingdom Hearts III has been not included on the game lineup.
It is not known whether the lineup will be subject to change.
Last year at Jump Festa 2017, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue and Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX were on display along with a new trailer for the latter.
Jump Festa '18 runs from December 15th to December 17th.
Stay tuned for any updates!
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Francished reacted to KingdomHearts3 in Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 2017
Ah yes, it's the most wonderful time of the year. Families come together to celebrate the season and children open gifts Santa left for them. Some start the celebrating early and put up the decorations early while others wait until after Thanksgiving to start the celebrating and decorating. Mickey is the former alright. Once Halloween is done, it's on to the Christmas season. He even has a part going on and guess what? You're invited! Wait... you... can't make it... Worry not! You can see it here!
A Frozen Holiday Wish
Mickey's Most Merriest Celebration
Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade
Holidaywishes - Celebrate the Spirit of the Season
Francished reacted to Aquaberry in 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:
Star Seeker Keychain - ($8.90 USD) Sleeping Lion Keychain - ($8.90 USD) Funko Pocket Pop! Mickey Key Chain - ($6.90 USD) Funko Pocket Pop! Donald Key Chain - ($6.90 USD) Kingdom Hearts Collectible Minis Blind Bag - ($7.90 USD) Kingdom Hearts Keyring Blind Bag - ($5.90 USD) Let us know if you'll be purchasing any of these products!
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Francished reacted to Elfdemon_ in Kingdom Hearts Kingdom Key Keyblade PROPLICA revealed at Tokyo Toy Show 2017; releasing April 2018
A PROPLICA of the iconic Kingdom Key Keyblade from Kingdom Hearts was revealed at the Tokyo Toy Show 2017. It is being released by Bandai, the same company that's releasing the Sora, Mickey, Donald, and Goofy SHFiguarts figures, which were shown off at the Tokyo Toy Show this year as well.
There's currently no pricing info or release date for this PROPLICA Keyblade. We'll keep you updated.
PROPLICA is a line of prop replicas of various different weapons and items from different series.
UPDATE 1: A few more photos of the Kingdom Key PROPLICA were taken by @hobbysearch on Twitter. View them in the gallery with the other photos above.
UPDATE 2: Even more photos of the Kingdom Key PROPLICA were shared by @ArikaMiz on Twitter. View them in the gallery with the other photos above.
UPDATE [Nov. 22, 2017]: The Kingdom Key PROPLICA has been confirmed to be releasing in April 2018! It will be available for 19,980 yen (approximately $179.61 USD). It also projects a Keyhole onto the wall!
Thanks to @nobody_0123 and @TendouToys on Twitter for the tip!
UPDATE [Nov. 27, 2017]: Tamashii has the Kingdom Key PROPLICA listed, reconfirming the release date of April 2018, and the price of 19,980 yen (approximately $179.61 USD). It also makes built-in attack and magic trigger sounds. It fires at magic activation.
Several new pictures of the PROPLICA are available to view. You can check them down in the gallery below:
Thanks to @churroz and @aibo_ac7 on Twitter for the tip!
UPDATE [Nov. 27, 2017]: Bandai released a commercial for the Kingdom Key PROPLICA! Also, pre-orders for the Kingdom Key PROPLICA have begun! You can check out the commercial and find out how to pre-order the Kingdom Key PROPLICA in the article here.
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Francished reacted to Aquaberry in Secret Honey announces Kingdom Hearts Organization XIII coat (¥34,000) and Organization XIII Mickey short coat (¥42,000) for women; releasing Decem...
Japanese retailer Secret Honey, a brand for fashionable women's clothing, has announced two new licensed Kingdom Hearts-inspired items for its Disney Collection:
Organization XIII Mickey short coat, selling at 34,000 yen (approximately $306) before tax Organization XIII long coat, selling at 42,000 yen (approximately $378) before tax. The coats will be available to purchase at the Secret Honey shops on December 2, 2017.
You can see pictures of the coats below:
Description of the items are as follow:
Thanks to @aibo_ac7 for the tip!
UPDATE [Dec. 4, 2017]: Secret Honey has listed the Organization XIII Mickey short coat and the Organization XIII long coat on Rakuten. The coats are now available for purchase on the Japanese site. Click here for the short coat or click here for the long coat.
The global site has the Organization XIII Mickey short coat selling for ¥36,720 (approx. $325 USD) and the Organization XIII long coat will cost ¥45,360 (approx. $400 USD). Pre-orders for both these coats will begin on December 5th at 6:00 PM JST (4:00 AM EST) and will be shipped in February 2018.
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Francished reacted to Jesus Deytiquez in The True Name of the Master of Masters and My Reply to the Reincarnation Theory
Kingdom Hearts X (Chi) and SALIGIA: the Key to an Allegory
By Jesus C. Deytiquez
Disclaimer: The following (except those validated or founded facts in the Kingdom Hearts series) are my own speculations based with research and knowledge. And sorry for the grammatical errors if there is/are.
I know that there is a theory spreading among the fans of Kingdom Hearts like me that proposes the idea that the foretellers and their master, the Master of Masters, will die and then be reincarnated into the several characters that we are very familiar with (e.g. Sora being the reincarnation of Gula). I really cannot say that I am one hundred percent certain with the accuracy of what I will be going to show in this article, but, maybe, just maybe, my speculations will help my fellow fans to reconsider or rethink the aforementioned theory.
I am a writer and I like reading and writing allegories, or stories that hide deeper meanings in them through symbolism or imagery, with the goal (although somewhat paradoxical) that by masking such meanings, the meanings will be understood by the reader in a way that a normal presentation cannot do. I like the allegories of C.S. Lewis, Dante Alighieri, John Bunyan, and other Christian writers; they all utilize their character’s name and personality to present several ideas to their reader. One common thing also about them is that they always introduce to their readers the seven deadly sins, namely, pride, avarice, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, and sloth by creating characters of their own, based on the sins with related names and suitable personalities—the seven antagonists in the anime Full Metal Alchemist will be the contemporary example of this allegorical style. And these characters representing the seven deadly sins will be the characters that the protagonist will need to encounter and overcome during his or her journey. And I, moved by the beauty of their stories and that particular style, tried to write my own.
My Research, Discovery, the Seven Deadly Sins, and the Master of Masters’ Name
During my attempt to create my own allegory, of course, I also done some further research to aid me in my endeavor. Ex nihilo nihil fit. From nothing comes nothing. I need to receive first before I can give. Then I discovered along the way that the seven deadly sins, when translated to Latin, will have these names: Superbia, Avaritia, Luxuria, Invidia, Gula, Ira, and Acedia (SALIGIA). By the time I discovered this, mysteriously, I also discovered that there is an android game of my all-time-favorite game, Kingdom Hearts, which is Kingdom Hearts X (Chi) or which now called as Kingdom Hearts Union Cross. (This happened way back late 2016.)
I hastily installed the app, and you can imagine my surprise when I learned the name of the foretellers who were the leaders of the five unions. The five foretellers possess names from the seven deadly sins! Master Ava is avaritia. Master Invi is invidia. Master Aced is acedia, and so forth. In other words, the Master of Master’s name, which is still unrevealed last time I checked, is almost sure to be Superbia or some shortened version of that Latin word for pride.
I know that it is really fitting for the Master of Masters’ name to be a name for pride because, according to the Christian faith from which the concept of the seven deadly sins originated, pride is the father or master of all remaining deadly sins. Furthermore, all other sins still have some love for others in them or they really on other persons to exist (e.g. you can get mad or be wrathful to a person because you still have, no matter how imperfect or perverted, some care or love for that person, you can envy a person because you perceive him to be better than you etc.). But pride only focuses on itself. Remember the keyblades of the foretellers. All have hearts in them except for the keyblade of the Master of Masters. In support of this, remember how the Master of Masters seemed to be apathetic to what is to befall.
But, you might, of course, object that that particular keyblade will be passed on later to Luxu and then to Xehanort. Yes, it was passed on later to several persons, but such objection can be answered easily through analysis of the personalities of the successors and the sins themselves. Lust can easily become more like its father when it is, ultimately, already about satisfying the pleasure of the self alone. And, remember also how Xehanort used Terra and his friends for his own “selfish” reason.
The Seven Lights or Virtues
Now we will return to the reincarnation theory. I think that if there are seven deadly sins or vices, then there will be also seven virtues that the Christian faith also enumerated, namely, Humility or Humilitas, Charity or Caritas, Chastity or Castitas, Kindness or Humanitas, Temperance or Temperantia, Patience or Patientia, and Diligence or Industria. I believe that these virtues, being contrary to them, are what the foretellers lacked or even repelled respectively, and such lacking and repulsion of those virtues became the reason for their own downfall (I can still remember a clip showing Ira lacking patience during the crisis, being wrath). Sora, Kairi, Riku, Ventus, Aqua, and Terra are the six of those seven virtues or guardians of the light while King Mickey will be the leader. And you can see, dear reader, how very suitable it is for King Mickey to be Humilitas because a mouse is commonly seen as lowly or humble. In other words, the two leaders of warring factions are King Mickey and Superbia. Humility and Pride.
Thirteen Seekers of Darkness and Twelve Seekers of Light
But of course there are also a dark group called the Thirteen Seekers of Darkness, and currently such group only has six members namely Master Xehanort, Young Xehanort, Terra-Xehanort (heartless), Terra-Xehanort (nobody), Xigbar, and Saïx. How can such a group be completed? One very probable answer is: by adding the fallen seven deadly sins or foretellers. Thus, maybe, just maybe, the foretellers did not really die and got reincarnated to become our seven guardians of the light just as what the reincarnation theory says, but only became fallens and just wandered somewhere and somehow, only to be gathered by the liar and schemer, Superbia to join his student (probably), Xehanort, for a later battle against the denizens of the light. If the aforementioned is true, then the seven guardians of the lights are clearly outnumbered.
But let us also remember that thirteen, which is considered as an evil number, also have a positive counterpart: number twelve. Remember that in the Judeo-Christian tradition, the number twelve, along with one, three, five, and seven, is a number for perfection. Furthermore, the Catholic tradition listed twelve fruits of the Holy Spirit: Charity, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Generosity, Gentleness, Faithfulness, Modesty, Self-Control, and Chastity. Christ, on the other hand, enumerated thirteen things on Mark 7:21-22 that defile and arise in the heart: wicked thoughts; acts of immorality, of theft, of murder, of adultery, of greed, of maliciousness, deceit, immoderate conduct, an Evil Eye (remember the eye in the keyblade of the Master of Master’s?), blasphemy, arrogance, and lack of good sense.1 Therefore, there must really be twelve seekers of light! Now, aside from Master Yen Sid, Lea is an additional keyblade wielder in the series, and there is also an official video showing Xion and Roxas joining the fight with Sora and his pals. If they really are the additional four seekers, then there are already eleven seekers of light. I wonder who will complete the group? Maybe one or several of the characters in KHUX will be the one(s) to complete the missing spot/s or replace any or even all of the probable four: Ephemer, Strelitzia, Skuld, our character in KHUX, Blaine (though very unlikely and suspicious), and Lauriam (also very unlikely and suspicious).
Though still outnumbered by one it is better than only seven, and let us recall also that in the Christian faith, it is the disadvantaged or the weak or the poor that emerges at the end.
Here are the two theories I harbor for the mystery introduced by the age of the foretellers and the Master of Master’s: Superbia or the Master of Masters is the ultimate villain and Invi was the traitor. What is Invi’s mask? A snake. We all know that in Judeo-Christian faith, it is out of envy that Cain betrayed and killed his brother, Abel. Does this mean Invi, a snake, is the one who betrayed them? It is kind of obvious. But the again, is there really any traitor? As what I have said earlier, the devil (known as the father of all lies and as pride which is the father of all sins) is symbolized in Kingdom Hearts, in my own opinion, as the Master of Masters. He might just have lied to all in order for them to kill one another to try to form Kingdom Hearts or the X-blade at the expense of their souls or hearts. He might have just instructed Ava to save some special keyblade wielders or dandelions in order for them to be his backup guinea pigs in case the keyblade war failed to bring his selfish desire fruition; of course, erasing their memories, as what he ordered to Ava, will be very helpful and safe for his plan if ever. (Remember the connection of Ventus as a Dandelion in KHUX and as a boy with no memories in Birth by Sleep.)
Kingdom Hearts as a Christian Allegory
Now, as an extra, let us ponder on this question: is Kingdom Hearts a Christian allegory? Before I say my opinion about the key or the main theme of Kingdom Hearts series, I would like to warn the reader that if he or she does not like religious matters or hate them, especially those concerning Christianity, he or she is free to read some other article. Now, for those who still willed to accompany me up until the end, I will say that, in my own opinion, Kingdom Hearts’ theme, the very key that connects all worlds in it, is ultimately, very Christian.
Of course, the stained glasses are very much related to Christianity, but these particular beauty in the game are only one part (that started it all) of the many things that convinced me to believe and propose such opinion. Consider one of the most crucial points in Kingdom Hearts: Sora’s sacrifice. Like Christ, he sacrificed his life for his beloved. He, in a sense died, in order for Kairi to live. Sora is a Christ-like figure in the Kingdom Hearts. He is the one to mend all the hurting. And since we talked about Sora’s sacrifice and remembered how he became a heartless and a nobody, we might as well talk about the keyblade, the heartless and the nobodies. There are three forces in the world of Kingdom Hearts: the keyblade, the heartless, and the nobodies (as what Roxas drawing shown us in KHII). I believe that the keyblade symbolizes the goodness of God; the heartless symbolizes the people who were consumed by the sin in their hearts; the nobodies are those who are in between or those who are in a state very akin with being in limbo. Of course the people in Kingdom Heart’s world will also symbolize normal human beings like us, and we can all chose which side we will be: the keyblade’s or in God’s side where we will experience everlasting joy in the end, or the forever darkness or hell or eternal suffering because of unappeasable or unquenchable hunger or thirst caused by the hole in one’s chest, or in limbo where we will be in a state of not really suffering nor joyful. In the end it is the keyblade or the goodness or grace of God that will save us from both of the latter and undesirable ends. In support of the aforementioned, normal people like wielders in the Kingdom Hearts world can feel all kind of emotions, the heartless only the unappeasable hunger or thirst to fill the hole in their chest, and the nobodies does not really feel anything. (Special and good nobodies like Roxas might be considered as those who are in purgatory, or a place in hell where souls suffer for a while to become cleansed and later on be in heaven or become “truly real”.) Consider the possessors of the keyblade with no heart: the Master of Masters, Luxu, and Xehanort. They symbolize the demonic side. Aside from the facts or premises already stated earlier, consider this: the sign of the devil looks like what? A goat’s head. What animal did Christ use as a symbol for those who rejected Him until the end? Goat. What animal design does that particular keyblade that the Master of Masters, Luxu, and Xehanort possess/ed? A goat’s head. Since we are on the subject, I think the masks or animal representations of the foretellers are also very fitting for them. A bear hibernates thus can be considered as lazy. A unicorn, as described in mythologies, have a short-temper and can fly into a very bloodthirsty rage, and thus can be considered wrathful. A fox is considered as cunning. A snake, a traitor. A jaguar, a hasty and deadly animal.
Trinity is also always being subtly emphasized in KH. Sora, Kairi, and Riku. Ventus, Aqua, and Terra. Roxas, Xion, and Axel. Hayner, Pence, and Olette. The keyblade, heartless, and nobodies. Mickey, Donald, and Goofy—speaking of Mickey, Mickey Mouse’s head is (this one added as a kind of a joke) composed of three circles. The wielder, the keyblade, and the spirit. The wielder can be seen as the Father. The keyblade can be seen as the instrument for salvation or the Son. The Chirity is the guide or the Holy Spirit. Chi is for cross right? Which can mean Christian. Chirity sounds like a mix of the words Chi, trinity and spirit, right? So, the introduction of the Chirity might be pointing to us the symbolism of the Holy Trinity which is the very cornerstone of Christianity, through the interconnection of the wielder, the keyblade, and the spirit. Of course, the Master of Masters may have also lied that he was the one who created them (the chirities). And of course there is the reverse side too. There are the corrupt wielders, the keyblades of darkness, and the nightmare chirities. There is the devil, evil persons or his angels, and the spirit of the antichrist. The devil, as what many saints describe him, likes to turn good and beautiful things into evil and ugly things. For an example look at the reversed cross. The true cross is where the justice and mercy of God kissed, for the salvation of humankind, and the original reversed cross is a sign of St. Peter’s martyrdom and love for Christ. Yet look at the symbol of the antichrist: a reversed cross. And also look at the hour of Christ’s death or the hour of divine mercy which is considered as three in the afternoon, then remember what is always considered to be the most ungodly hour or the devil’s hour (as popularized by the enemy’s agenda I am sure of it): three in the morning.
And there is also the black coat that characters use to safely pass through the corridor of darkness and resist its corruption. Veteran readers of Christian mysticism and theology will be quickly triggered by the mention of these two—especially those who read St. John of the Cross, St. Thérèse of Lisieux, and St. Teresa of Calcutta; they all have written about that dark night of the soul where there is a darkness that will engulf the soul and enable her (the soul) to pass through a path, unnoticed, and finally meet her Beloved, who is God. The corridor of darkness might be a symbol for a path of suffering or spiritual dryness that the saints usually goes through, and the black coat is the night that will embrace the saint’s soul in order for her to be safely united with the Beloved.
But in the end, there is also a hint of Manichaeism or Dualism in KH; Riku’s statement in KH II that light and darkness are eternal pretty much sums up those two beliefs. But of course, maybe he was just fooled by the earlier speech of Xehanort (nobody). But whether KH really endorse the aforementioned two or not, it will not change the fact that the good must be prior to evil and the two are not coeternal with one another; evil is just a perversion the good just as a spoiled food is an edible meal before as what C.S. Lewis once said.2
It is the desire to be powerful and own exclusively the light that made the Master of Masters be like who he is (Xehanort too!). It is because of the desire to be equal to God that Lucifer became a fallen angel. The foolish gods and goddesses of the myth that fought for the possession of the apple of self did not know that it is by sharing that a soul or two is blessed.3 Again it is pride or selfishness that introduced darkness into KH’s world and ours. It is only by Humility or love that the light will return much brighter than before.
There are many other premises and theories that I can include but this article of mine is already too long. Perhaps I will enumerate them in a future article. I am currently busy so I guess I will write that one in a distant future. Let’s meet again somewhere, sometime, and somehow!
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Francished reacted to Leamax in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Novel releasing in English on June 19, 2018
Yen Press have revealed the English version of the Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days novel will be releasing on June 19th, 2018. Pre-orders for the paperback are now being accepted on Barnes and Noble and Amazon. The novel will be $20.00 USD from Amazon but Barnes and Noble currently has a discounted price of just $12.59 USD.
The novel, which was announced back in 2016, will be an omnibus containing the three original volumes. The description reads as follows:
You can also view the potential cover for the novel below:
UPDATE [Dec 9, 2017]: You can now pre-order the paperback at Indigo ($23.14) and IndieBound ($20.00)!
Will you buy this novel? Let us know in the comments below.
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Francished reacted to Elfdemon_ in Kingdom Hearts blue jewel necklace now available at Spencer's for $14.99 USD
A Kingdom Hearts Necklace is now available at Spencer's for $14.99 USD. It has a large blue gem in the middle with the iconic heart and crown symbols above it.
It's currently sold out on Spencer's online store, but you can keep an eye out on the page for it here.
Take a look at the Spencer's product description for the Kingdom Hearts Necklace below:
Thanks to Rebekah Kuster on Facebook for letting us know about the price!
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Francished reacted to Endless Thundaga in RE: Kingdom Hearts: Dark Desires (Still Open)
This is a reboot of my old RP, Kingdom Hearts: Dark Desires.
Twelve years after Xehanort's defeat, the worlds were at peace. Sora, Riku, Aqua, and Mickey all started to take apprentices of their own to continue the next generation of Keyblade wielders. However, Sora's pupil, Xavier, studied the history of the world of fairy tales, and became obsessed with reuniting all worlds to create one. However, as he acted, he unlocked many of the worlds' keyholes, letting darkness leak from each of them. Some were quickly devoured, and became sleeping worlds. Feeling responsible, Sora went into hiding without any trace of his whereabouts, the only way to find him was by Roxas and Xion. Unfortunately, Xavier caught up on this, knowing that if Sora was found and persuaded, he would stop at nothing to halt the apprentice, so Xavier took after Xehanort and transferred his heart into Roxas, making him an ally. As for Xion, Maleficent and Pete still remain at large as they too are aware of the risks of finding Sora, so the evil fairy kidnaps Xion, using her heart to fuel Maleficent's dark powers. In desperation, three friends were sent by their masters to find Sora, Roxas and Xion, stop Xavier, and restore the worlds.
- All KH13 rules apply.
- No god modding. Whatsoever.
- No auto hitting without permission. It is rude and selfish. This also includes controlling a character you are not playing as.
- Do not dominate the plot. Everyone has equal importance to the story.
- Romance is allowed, but keep it PG13.
- Do to recent events, I don't plan for everyone to be heavily active in this RP, but I do at least want everyone to at least make an attempt to participate once every two weeks at least. PM if you need more time.
- If you are no longer interested in the RP, please let me know by PM or the Sign Ups.
- To show that you have read these rules, please type "WDW" under your character sheet.
Keyblade (If a Keyblade Wielder):
Powers (If any):
Name: Susan Halaphour
Appearance: 5'7", blue eyes, brown short hair, wears a black overcoat with white lining, black boots, and brown breeches.
Keyblade: Star Seeker
Other Weapon: Able to forge different weapons with her powers
Powers (If any): She has powers over light, able to do just about anything with it, but she is known to forge weapons with this power. However, she cannot forge another Keyblade with the power.
Personality: Charming, caring, docile, sometimes serious, fearless, occasionally sassy, observes enemies in battle, selfless, and cautious.
Bio: A talented young woman who trained under Master Aqua. During her training, she met two other individuals and became close friends with them. After passing her Mark of Mastery, Aqua told her that the worlds are in danger and that an individual named Xavier was unbalancing the stability of the worlds. She immediately wanted to solve this issue.
Francished reacted to Aquaberry in Kingdom Hearts Sora, Kairi, and Riku Funko Pop! Vinyl figures now available at Hot Topic ($12.50 USD each) and BoxLunch ($10.90 each)
After many miscommunications and misunderstandings surrounding the release dates of the Sora, Riku, and Kairi Funko Pop! Vinyl figures, Hot Topic finally resolved the issue by stating that the figures will be releasing on Thanksgiving on November 23, 2017.
As stated, they are out today! They are available to purchase for $12.50 USD each, or you can order all three for $25.00 USD.
You can view pictures of the Sora Pop! Vinyl below. You can order it here.
You can view pictures of the Riku Pop! Vinyl below. You can order it here.
You can view pictures of the Kairi Pop! Vinyl below. You can order it here.
Along with these figures, Hot Topic has also added two new Funko Kingdom Hearts t-shirts to their listing.
UPDATE [Nov. 28, 2017]: The Sora, Riku, and Kairi Funko Pop! Vinyls are now available to purchase at BoxLunch for $10.90 each; currently, the price has been discounted to $9.00 each.
Funko has released other Kingdom Hearts products previously, including a Shadow Funko Pop! Vinyl, a Halloween Town Sora plushie, Halloween Town Donald and Goofy Pop! Vinyls, a Halloween Town Sora Pop! Vinyl, Kingdom Hearts Pocket Pop!, Mickey, Donald, and Goofy plushies, and a Pete Pop! Vinyl.
Funko also has many other Kingdom Hearts releases planned, including an Organization XIII Mickey Pop! Vinyl, a Final Form Sora pop! Vinyl, and Kingdom Hearts Mystery Minis.
Let us know if you'll be purchasing these figures, and don't forget to show us you Kingdom Hearts Funko collection!
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Francished reacted to RikuFangirl2008 in Question Regarding Final Fantasy XV
Before I get into my question. As of last Monday, I finally got a PS4 Slim and three games, thanks to my brother. So I can wait patiently for Kingdom Hearts 3 with you guys.
Final Fantasy XV is one of the games my brother has given me. And I have a question regarding the quests.
Are the quests are optional? Before getting into Story related quests, can I go back to previous areas and do these quests?
Francished reacted to Aquaberry in Kingdom Hearts Halloween Town Sora Funko Pop! plushie available for pre-order at EB Games Australia and Zing Pop Culture Australia
UPDATE [Nov. 22, 2017]: It turns out the Kingdom Hearts II Halloween Town Sora Funko Pop! plushie that EB Games Australia and Zing Pop Culture Australia are selling is actually the previously released Kingdom Hearts Halloween Town Sora Funko Pop! plushie that came out in September of this year (2017). The EB Games Australia and Zing Pop Culture Australia websites have been fixed to have the correct image of the Halloween Town Sora Funko Pop! plushie and have been updated with the correct information. You can find out more about this plushie, as well as find out how to purchase it at Hot Topic, EB Games Australia, and Zing Pop Culture Australia in the full article here.
Thanks to KHInsider for the tip!
You can view the original article from before EB Games Australia and Zing Pop Culture Australia updated the image and information below:
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:
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!
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Francished reacted to Elfdemon_ in 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!
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Francished reacted to Elfdemon_ in Kingdom Hearts stained glass Acrylic Mirrors available to pre-order on Square Enix e-STORE Japan and AmiAmi; releasing February 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 Check out images of them below:
They're also ball chain keychains, and you can slide the stained glass artwork to reveal the mirror.
UPDATE [Nov 20, 2017]: The acrylic mirrors are now available for pre-order on AmiAmi! Each mirror is listed at a regular price of 1,404 yen ($12.34 USD), but has a 15% discount price of 11.90 yen ($10.58 USD). The mirrors are set to release in February 2018.
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 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!
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Francished reacted to Elfdemon_ in Kingdom Hearts Organization XIII Mickey Funko Pop! Vinyl now available 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:
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.
UPDATE [Nov. 29, 2017]: The BoxLunch store in West Covina, California posted on Instagram that the Organization XIII Mickey Mouse Funko Pop! Vinyl figure is now available to buy! The online store currently has the figure OUT OF STOCK and stores have limited supplies at this time.
Keep an eye on this space for more updates on this product!
UPDATE [Dec. 8, 2017]: The Organization XIII Mickey Funko Pop! Vinyl figure is now available to purchase on the BoxLunch online store for $12.90 USD. You can purchase it here. The limited edition glow chase variants are shipped randomly, as usual.
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Francished reacted to !4misettie in Scythe of Petals Remastered - Kingdom Hearts RE: Chain of Memories
Do you want to scream?
Special Thanks to my friend Justin from kh13.com for making the pic for me. See Justin's profile here:http://kh13.com/forum/user/55663-justin/
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Francished reacted to Master Eraqus in New Kingdom Hearts watch by K.uno to release on October 28th, 2017 on ZOZOTOWN Rendez-Vous
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:
What do you think of this new watch? Do you want to see more Kingdom Hearts-themed accessories? Let us know in the comments!
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Francished reacted to KingdomHearts3 in Most Haunting Images or Scenes in the KH Series
The series has had haunting images and/or cutscenes that can stick in your head and make it hard for you to get them out because they are that spine tingling and chilling. I want to know, what images or cutscenes in the KH series haunt you the most? No poll; I would like us to discuss this. I have one cutscene that haunts me and gives me chills. Every time I see this, I get goosebumps on my skin and chills up and down my body for obvious reasons.