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When a boy named Sora loses his home, he understands he has to visit many worlds to restore peace to the universe.

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Tetsuya Nomura

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Miyu Irino ... Sora (voice)
Mamoru Miyano ... Riku (voice)
Risa Uchida Risa Uchida ... Kairi (voice)
Kôichi Yamadera ... Donald Duck / The Beast / Genie / Sebastian / Mushu (voice) (as Kouichi Yamadera)
Yû Shimaka Yû Shimaka ... Goofy (voice) (as Yutaka Shimaka)
Akio Ôtsuka ... Ansem (voice) (as Akio Ohtsuka)
Toshiko Sawada ... Maleficent (voice)
Mika Doi ... Alice / Daisy Duck (voice)
Sumie Ozawa Sumie Ozawa ... Queen of Hearts (voice)
Shigeru Ushiyama Shigeru Ushiyama ... White Rabbit (voice)
Takehiro Koyama Takehiro Koyama ... The Doorknob (voice)
Jûrôta Kosugi Jûrôta Kosugi ... Tarzan (voice) (as Jurota Kosugi)
Mayumi Suzuki Mayumi Suzuki ... Jane Porter / Ariel (voice)
Banjô Ginga Banjô Ginga ... Clayton (voice) (as Banjo Ginga)
Yuko Doi Yuko Doi ... Terk / Sally / Shock (voice)
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Storyline

Sora's world is shattered when a violent storm hits his home, and is seperated from his two closest friends. The storm scatters the three to unknown worlds. At the same time, there is turmoil in the Disney Castle. King Mickey is missing, and Court Wizard Donald and Captain Goofy are out to find him. On their travels they meet Sora, on his own search for his lost friends. The three are told of ominous creatures called Heartless, being without hearts derived from an unknown dimension and are the ones responsible for the devastating storm. The Disney villians, enticed by the power of darkness, manipulate the Darkness to help them gather the princesses of heart, who are needed to open a mysterious final door. Upon discovering the link between the Heartless, the storm, and the disappearance of King Mickey, Sora, Donald, and Goofy join forces and help familiar Disney heroes to save their worlds from the Heartless. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

17 September 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kingdom Hearts See more »

Filming Locations:

Japan

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Square Soft (Square-Enix) lost the rights to the Tarzan characters after this game was completed, this is why Deep Jungle doesn't appear in any other game of the franchise therefore this game marks the only appearance of Tarzan and the Deep Jungle. See more »

Goofs

When using the Gummi Ship for the first time, Goofy warns Sora that 'the Heartless ships often give us a hard time. However, he and Donald have only just learned who the Heartless are - leaving Traverse Town is their first Gummi Ship journey since then. Ergo, they have no way of knowing that these enemy ships are Heartless (except having just figured it out, but Goofy acts like it's common knowledge to them that these are Heartless). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sora: [narrating] I've been having these weird thoughts lately... like is any of this for real or not?
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Crazy Credits

A special bonus movie can be seen after the whole credits, but it can be only accessed if you seal all keyholes, get all 99 dalmatians, and complete the Hades Cup. See more »

Alternate Versions

The US version has a preview of Kingdom Hearts 2. International version has both a extended preview of Kingdom Hearts 2 and a promo for Final Fantasy X-2. See more »

Connections

References Une nuit sur le mont chauve (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

Night On Bald Mountain
Composed by Modest Mussorgsky (as Modest Petrovitch Mussorgsky)
Arranged by Yôko Shimomura
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A perfect collaboration between two entertainment giants!
3 November 2002 | by KellySmiths55358See all my reviews

Like most other Square Fans, I was extremely skeptical when I first heard that the RPG legend would be teaming up with Disney, of all people, to produce a game. However, as time went on and more screenshots and gameplay tidbits were released, Kingdom Hearts became more and more appealing. Thankfully, When the big release day finally arrived, I was not disappointed. Square had managed to perfectly intergrate the Disney mythos along with the Final Fantasy universe to create a game of a game. Square has once again shown its talent for creating magical RPGs.

Kingdom Hearts is truly a stunning accomplishment and may very well be the game of the year for 2002. The biggest problem with Kingdom Hearts is that many gamers are bashing it because of the inclusion of the Disney characters without even playing the game. This is very short-sighted. Kingdom Hearts is a classic game, and if you own a PS2, this is one game that should absolutely be in your collection.


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