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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.


Tetsuya Nomura


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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)


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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Release Date:

17 September 2002 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


If the player completes Hollow Bastion before the Olympus Coliseum, Maleficent will not appear in the scene with Hades. See more »


When Riku throws the board down on the beach, for the raft, it vanishes in the next shot. See more »


[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 PS4 version for Kingdom Hearts Final Mix (1.5+2.5) is the only version of KHI to have a Theater Mode of being able to play all the main cutscenes which can be obtained from the Playstation Store as free DLC. See more »


References The Chain Gang (1930) See more »


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Music by Danny Elfman
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A Legend of Fantasy & The Pure Magic of Disney
25 July 2003 | by Tyler_R_WestonSee all my reviews

Walt Disney was a genius in cartooning. Why? Because he had a talent no one else could possibly have. He had the power to create magic. Not magic as in Bibbidy-Bobbody-Boo. No. This magician's magic was to create another world. A world with magic and where dreams come true. Where creatures could come and go as they please. Where good always triumphs evil. He touched other people's hearts with his characters, ideas, and films. I believe those films came from the heart. It was amazing to watch Alice discover Wonderland or Peter Pan fly or to see Snow White kiss the prince. Then there's Mickey Mouse and his pals. The famous trio of Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy always having their funny moments. Disney then brought a miracle to Earth. He brought Disneyland. It's not a miracle just for it's fun entertainment. But because that's the only place where I feel that I don't live in a cruel, demented world and where I can live in the world Disney lived in in his imaginations. He has inspired the whole world to keep his legacy alive. Disney is the kind of man who will live immortally. His imaginations and ideas will always stay in the heart of mine and Disneyland. Fantasia was the classical musical that inspired me totally. But the thing that inspired me the most, was Kingdom Hearts. I said Disney inspired the whole world. Well, he inspired Japan and the USA to team up together to join Disney with Final Fantasy. I must say, the mixture created something sweet. Something I have craved for all my life. Kingdom Hearts has a story that no one could have thought of in their wildest. It took the inspiration of Disney for it to work. Kingdom Hearts has a musical score that makes my inner self cry. The trailer for Kingdom Hearts made me excited but depressed at the same time. Kingdom Hearts is a world with nothing compared to Earth. In Kingdom Hearts, there's darkness, but there's always a happy ending. In the trailer, when Sora was attacked by Sabor, my heart pounded. Then, Tarzan made his heroic appearance. In real life, no one will care for you. But the new trio of Sora, Donald, and Goofy makes a true friendship that will last forever. But why is it that peace and happy endings are found in other worlds? But Kingdom Hearts has taught me to appreciate what I have and appreciate where I live and make the best out of it. Kingdom Hearts was bound to exist. I'm glad it did. The sequel will be just the same, or better. I have a fuzzy, happy feeling in my gut. The bravery conflicts of Sora vs. the Heartless and the malicious Disney villains that are swallowed by darkness. Kingdom Hearts has also taught me that the heart is powerful. As Sora said, "The heart may be weak. And sometimes, it may even give in. But I know deep down there's a light that never goes out!" That's what Kingdom Hearts has taught me. Aside from my family, Kingdom Hearts' story is something I will treasure forever. Maybe, Heaven will be the world I think of about Kingdom Hearts. Where friendship always lasts. Where dreams come true. Where the heartless are banished and the golden hearts are welcomed. The battles are daring and the graphics are real enough to convince me that real life can be like Kingdom Hearts. We just need to make the world a better place. But I suppose not many people will agree. I'm sick of the evil in this world. Disney has inspired me to think that happiness is found in what you can achieve in for yourself. Kingdom Hearts will live forever in my heart just like Walt Disney's legacy of dreams and hope. I'm sure those who are reading this may think I'm a mushy person. So what if I am?! Only I can see what Kingdom Hearts really is. It's not just fun, it's magical. I don't care what anyone else thinks. I believe that Disney and Kingdom Hearts is what life should truly be. Happy endings and magical dreams and inspirations. Walter Elias Disney and Kingdom Hearts will be immortal. Everyone else appreciates Kingdom Hearts as a game. I appreciate it as a miracle to imaginations. Kingdom Hearts always gives me a happy, fuzzy feeling in my cheeks that I love. May Walt Disney Rest In Peace and may Kingdom Hearts live forever! One of the greatest hits of fantasy history. If you have any comments for me, please e-mail me at tylerripen@yahoo.com. I give Kingdom Hearts a solid 100. It's perfect. That's my honest opinion. Honesty is a quality that makes us live longer. Walt Disney, you have done a great job on the inspiring to create such a tale as Kingdom Hearts. Rest In Peace.

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