Kingdom Hearts

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Kingdom Hearts is a series of console role-playing games made by Square Enix. Sora, Riku and Kairi appeared as main characters, while other ones appear in the universe for Disney, Final Fantasy and The World Ends with You. Seven games were released in the series, including Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts II, Kingdom Hearts coded, Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance and Kingdom Hearts III. The reissues for the rest of each games were released on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.

Titles[change | change source]

Kingdom Hearts[change | change source]

Kingdom Hearts is the first game of the series for the PlayStation 2. It was released in Japan on March 28, 2002 and in North America on September 17, 2002.[1][2]

In the game, Sora, Riku and Kairi end up going separate ways, when their island is invaded by Heartless (monsters who steal people's hearts). Sora wields a Keyblade, teams up Donald Duck and Goofy, and travel around the universe for each worlds, including Alice in Wonderland, The Little Mermaid and The Nightmare Before Christmas. Sora learns that Riku is possessed by Ansem, the creator of Heartless, who unsuccessfully kidnap seven Princesses of Heart (including Kairi), in order to reveal the Keyhole. While Kairi stays at Destiny Islands, Riku and Mickey Mouse are trapped in the Realm of Darkness, and Sora seals the door to prevent Ansem from using it.

Kingdom Hearts Final Mix is a reissue of the game that was released only in Japan on December 26, 2002.[1][2] It has more features than the original, including a battle with the Unknown Man, who later appeared in Kingdom Hearts II.

Chain of Memories[change | change source]

Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories is the second game in the series for Game Boy Advance. It was released in Japan on November 11, 2004 and in North America on December 7, 2004.[3][4] In the game, Sora arrives at Castle Oblivion and visits each recreations of aforementioned worlds. Each are on different floors, and the old memory is replaced by a new ons. When Sora forgets Kairi, she is replaced by Naminé. Sora meets Organization XIII, the enemy group attempting to erase his memory. Naminé puts Sora to sleep, in order for him to restore all memories for the next year. While following the same path like Sora, Riku attempts to control his ego under Ansem's influence.

Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories is a reissue of the game made for PlayStation 2. It has additional cutscenes and battles. It was released together with Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix + in Japan on March 29, 2007, and was released as a standalone title in North America on December 2, 2008.[5][6]

Kingdom Hearts II[change | change source]

Kingdom Hearts II is the third game of the series for PlayStation 2. It was released in Japan on December 22, 2005, in North America on March 28, 2006 and in Europe on September 29, 2006.[7][8]

The game begins with Roxas, Hayner, Pence and Olette, living in Twilight Town and planning a summer vacation. As Roxas confronts Axel, Naminé and DiZ, Roxas realizes that the memory will change so he can become whole. Before disappearing, Roxas finds Sora in suspended animation. Sora, Donald and Goofy wake up, and resume their mission on finding Mickey and Riku. They meet the remaining members of Organization XIII and learn that they are beings called Nobodies. When a Heartless steals someone's heart, that person also becomes a Heartless, but if their heart is strong, it becomes a Nobody. Nobodies have no emotions, but want to have hearts again. Xemnas, the leader of Organization XIII, attempts to summon Kingdom Hearts, by defeating the Heartless to release the hearts they hold and allow the Nobodies to retrieve them. This is the reason the Organization wanted Sora to join them. It is later revealed that Roxas and Naminé are the Nobodies of Sora and Kairi, when they lost each hearts from the beginning. Xemnas is the Nobody of Xehanort and Ansem is Xehanort's Heartless. After defeating Xemnas, Sora and his friends return to Destiny Islands.

Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix + is a reissue of the game released only in Japan on March 29, 2007. It has more features, including new areas, battles and a secret ending.[9]

coded[change | change source]

Kingdom Hearts coded is the fourth game of the series for mobile phones. It was released in episodes with the first being released only in Japan on November 18, 2008. The game follows Mickey, Donald, Goofy and Jiminy Cricket, discovering a mysterious sentence in the journal and digitizing the contents to find the one responsible.

Kingdom Hearts Re:coded is a reissue of the game made for Nintendo DS. It was released in Japan on October 7, 2010, January 11, 2011 in North America, and on January 14, 2011 in Europe. It has additional scenes and a secret ending.[10]

358/2 Days[change | change source]

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days is a fifth game for the Nintendo DS. It was released in Japan on May 30, 2009, and in North America on September 29, 2009.[11][12]

The game begins with Roxas working for Organization XIII. Xion, a Nobody created by the Organization and from Sora. After abandoning the organization, Roxas defeats Xion. The game uses wi-fi for other players to battle each other. Each of them can choose characters for battles.

Birth by Sleep[change | change source]

Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep is the sixth game of the series for PlayStation Portable. It was released in Japan on January 9, 2010, and in North America on September 7, 2010.[13] The game is set ten years before Sora begins his journey. It follows a shared path between Terra, Ventus and Aqua, the apprentices of Eraqus and Xehanort. They set out to stop Vanitas, the creator of Unversed.

Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix is a reissue of the game was released only in Japan on January 20, 2011. It has content from the English version and new features, such as a playable Secret Episode and a hint at a possible Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep -Volume Two-.

Voice Cast[change | change source]

Japanese Version[change | change source]

Kingdom Hearts (2002)[change | change source]

Japanese Voice Actor Role
Mayuko Aoki Selphie Tilmitt
Takashi Aoyagi King Mickey Mouse
Kaori Aso Jasmine
Mika Doi Alice, Daisy Duck
Yuko Doi Sally, Shock
Yuriko Fuchizaki Wendy Darling
Tessho Genda Tigger
Banjo Ginga Clayton
Hiroshi Hatanaka Oogie Boogie
Masachika Ichimura Jack Skellington
Minoru Inaba Dale
Miyu Irino Sora
Hideo Ishikawa Squall Leonhart
Taro Ishira King Triton
Mitsuo Iwata Peter Pan
Akira Kamiya Iago
Yumi Kakazu Yuffie Kisaragi
Jurota Kosugi Tarzan
Takehiro Koyama Doorknob
Kaneta Kimotsuki Jiminy Cricket
Kiyoshi Komiyama Piglet
Kazuo Kumakura Geppetto, Mr. Smee
Kujira Ursula
Yasunori Matsumoto Hercules
Sheigeo Matsuzawa Barrel
Shinichiro Miki Aladdin
Yuji Mitsuya Dr. Frinklestien
Mamoru Miyano Riku
Yuko Mizutani Minnie Mouse
Toshiyuki Morikawa Sephiroth
Masakazu Morita Tidus
Shuichiro Moriyama Flotsam, Jetsam
Ichiro Nagai Philoctetes
Kazuya Nakai Wakka
Toru Ohira Mayor of Halloween Town
Akio Otsuka Ansem
Chikao Otsuka Captain Hook
Sumie Ozawa Queen of Hearts
Maaya Sakamoto Aerith Gainsborough
Takahiro Sakurai Cloud Strife
Toshiko Sawada Maleficent
Kyusaku Shimada Hades
Yu Shimaka Goofy
Shintaro Sonooka Lock
Mayumi Suzuki Jane, Ariel
Akira Takarada Jafar
Roko Takizawa Chip
Yuki Tokiwa Flounder, Pinocchio
Risa Uchida Kairi
Shigeru Ushiyama White Rabbit
Koichi Yamadera Donald Duck, Beast, Genie, Sebastian, Mushu
Shun Yashiro Pooh of the Bear

Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories (2004)[change | change source]

Japanese Voice Actor Role
Keiji Fujiwara Axel
Tatsuya Kando Vexen, Marluxia, Lexaeus
Rieko Katayama Larxene

English Version[change | change source]

Main Characters[change | change source]

Main Square Enix Characters[change | change source]
Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep (2010)[change | change source]
English Voice Actor Role
Jason Dohring Terra
Willa Holland Aqua
Jesse McCartney Ventus
Leonard Nimoy Master Xehanort
Haley Joel Osment Vanitas
Mark Hamill Master Eraqus
Kingdom Hearts (2002)[change | change source]
English Voice Actor Role
Haley Joel Osment Sora
David Gallagher Riku
Hayden Panettiere Kairi
Billy Zane Ansem, Seeker of Darkness
Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories (2008)[change | change source]
English Voice Actor Role
Haley Joel Osment Sora
David Gallagher Riku
Meaghan Martin Namine
Richard Epcar Ansem, Seeker of Darkness
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (2009)[change | change source]
English Voice Actor Role
Jesse McCartney Roxas
Quinton Flynn Axel
Alyson Stoner Xion
David Gallagher Riku
Kingdom Hearts II (2006)[change | change source]
English Voice Actor Role
Haley Joel Osment Sora
David Gallagher Riku
Hayden Panettiere Kairi
Jesse McCartney Roxas
Brittany Snow Namine
Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded (2011)[change | change source]
English Voice Actor Role
Haley Joel Osment Data-Sora
David Gallagher Data-Riku
Jesse McCartney Data-Roxas
Meaghan Martin Data-Namine
Kingdom Hearts 3D Dream Drop Distance (2012)[change | change source]
English Voice Actor Role
Haley Joel Osment Sora
David Gallagher Riku
Quinton Flynn Lea
Ben Diskin Young Xehanort
Main Disney Characters[change | change source]
Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep (2010)[change | change source]
English Voice Actor Role
Bret Iwan King Mickey Mouse
Kingdom Hearts (2002)[change | change source]
English Voice Actor Role
Wayne Allwine King Mickey Mouse
Tony Anselmo Donald Duck
Bill Farmer Goofy
Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories (2008)[change | change source]
English Voice Actor Role
Wayne Allwine King Mickey Mouse
Tony Anselmo Donald Duck
Bill Farmer Goofy
Kingdom Hearts II (2006)[change | change source]
English Voice Actor Role
Wayne Allwine King Mickey Mouse
Tony Anselmo Donald Duck
Bill Farmer Goofy
Kingdom Hearts Re:coded (2011)[change | change source]
English Voice Actor Role
Bret Iwan King Mickey Mouse
Tony Anselmo Donald Duck
Bill Farmer Goofy
Phil Snyder Jiminy Cricket

Supporting Characters[change | change source]

Supporting Disney Characters[change | change source]
Classic Disney Characters[change | change source]
English Voice Actor Role
Russi Taylor Queen Minnie Mouse
Tress MacNeille Daisy Duck, Chip
Bill Farmer Pluto the Dog
Corey Burton Dale
Alice in Wonderland[change | change source]
English Voice Actor Role
Kathryn Beaumont Alice
Tress MacNeille Queen of Hearts
Corey Burton White Rabbit, Doorknob
Hercules[change | change source]
English Voice Actor Role
Sean Astin Hercules (Kingdom Hearts)
Robert Costanzo Philoctetes
James Woods Hades
Tarzan[change | change source]
English Voice Actor Role
Tony Goldwyn Tarzan
Naia Kelly Jane Porter
Brian Blessed Clayton
Audrey Wasilewski Terk
Winnie the Pooh[change | change source]
English Voice Actor Role
Jim Cummings Winnie the Pooh, Tigger
John Fielder Piglet (Kingdom Hearts)
Travis Oates Piglet (Kingdom Hearts II)
Ken Sansom Rabbit
Andre Stojka Owl
Gregg Berger Eeyore
Jimmy Bennett Roo
Tress MacNeille Kanga
Michael Gough Gopher
Aladdin[change | change source]
English Voice Actor Role
Scott Weinger Aladdin
Dan Castellaneta Genie
Linda Larkin Jasmine
Jonathan Freeman Jafar
Gilbert Gottfried Iago
Frank Welker Abu
Pinocchio[change | change source]
English Voice Actor Role
Seth E. Adkins Pinocchio
Tony Pope Geppetto
Eddie Carroll Jiminy Cricket (Kingdom Hearts)
The Little Mermaid[change | change source]
English Voice Actor Role
Jodi Benson Ariel
Kenneth Mars King Triton
Kevin Michael Richardson Sebastian
Eli Russell Linnetz Flounder
Pat Carroll Ursula
Corey Burton Flotsam, Jetsam
The Nightmare Before Christmas[change | change source]
English Voice Actor Role
Chris Sarandon Jack Skellington
Kath Soucie Sally, Shock
Jeff Bennett Mayor of Halloween Town (Kingdom Hearts), Barrel
Jess Harnell Dr. Finklestein, Lock
Ken Page Oogie Boogie
Glenn Shadix Mayor of Halloween Town (Kingdom Hearts II)
Peter Pan[change | change source]
English Voice Actor Role
Christopher Steele Peter Pan
Corey Burton Captain Hook
Jeff Bennett Mr. Smee
Kathryn Beaumout Wendy Darling

References[change | change source]

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