English Title: Kingdom Hearts
Japanese Title: キングダム ハーツ — “Kingdom Hearts”
Author: Tomoco Kanemaki
Illustrator: Shiro Amano
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Original Run: 2005
English Run: 2015
English Publisher: Yen Press
Volumes Published in English: 1 (COMPLETE)
Average Price Per Volume: Paperback – $12
Note: The story of Kingdom Hearts was told in two volumes in Japan. Vol 1: The First Door, and Vol 2: Darkness Within. (Source) The omnibus released in English includes both volumes.
Synopsis: On the Destiny Islands, three children–Sora, Riku, and Kairi–are living out their peaceful, carefree lives while yearning for whatever lies beyond the great ocean. But one night, an unexpected disaster takes place, and the three are torn from each other and their island home. Meanwhile, at Disney Castle, Donald Duck and the other castle residents are in an uproar upon discovering King Mickey has suddenly gone missing. When fate brings them together, Sora, Donald, and Goofy set out on a grand Disney adventure to find their friends!
Reviews of Kingdom Hearts: The Novel
Suggestions for Further Reading
Same Franchise, Author, Illustrator: Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
Connections with Video Games: Devil May Cry, .hack//Another Birth, .hack//AI Buster, .hack//Cell, .hack//G.U., Quantum Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner
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