- Paperback: 135 pages
- Publisher: TokyoPop; 4th printing edition (October 11, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1598162179
- ISBN-13: 978-1598162172
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #205,022 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Kingdom Hearts: Volume 1 Paperback – October 11, 2005
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Kingdom Hearts is the story of Sora, a young boy who lives on an island with his friends and dreams of traveling to other worlds. One night, his wish comes true in a way he never imagined when his island is invaded by fiends, the Heartless, and he is swept away to a strange new place. In this new city, Traverse Town, he meets Donald and Goofy, who are searching for the missing King Mickey, as well as some of the characters from the Final Fantasy series. In hopes of finding his own missing friends, Sora joins Donald and Goofy as they prepare to travel to other worlds in search of clues. Part one concludes with the end of their adventure in the first world they visit, Wonderland.
I really loved the Kingdom Hearts game so I was looking forward to reading the manga when I learned about it. The art is very cute and it's a fun way to go through the story again without replaying a 30 hour game, especially with the Kingdom Hearts II game coming out soon. I'd recommend the manga to all Kingdom Hearts fans and I look forward to reading the other three volumes.
1. I read graphic novels which are usually around 200 pages, this is only 135 pages. But it is a book and not a graphic novel so i guess it works out.
2. Only one volume every 3 months. Thats 3 months you can finish one in 2 hours. Number 2 isnt coming out until january and number three in april.
I reccomend this book to anybody who loves kingdom hearts or doesnt want to play the game. And it is a lot cheaper only 5.99 that is cheap compared to 7.99-9.99 for viz. I love viz and that is a great price too but for 5.99 i can afford it without a second thought!!! Buy it if you are looking for a good story or if you like the game.
I would have liked to see a little bit more action, suspense, scenery, and character development. Instead I'm shown with the picture of a bad guy on one page, Sora and friends exclaim that they are going to kill it, and he is dead on the next page. Kinda boring if you ask me. I would also like to point out the fact that each chapter (called episodes in the book) is very short. In fact, each volume (there are 4 total) is only about 130 pages compared to most mangas which are about 200. I think they could have fleshed out the chapters a little more and made it a more interesting read. I don't understand how they thought they could cram a long RPG into only 4 volumes.
In conclusion, I would much rather spend the 60+ hours playing the actual game and experiencing the storytelling via the wonderful in game scenery, music, and cgi. At least I would be getting the whole story they way it was meant to be told. However, I am sure this would be a great gift for people who have already played the game and like to collect anything related to it.
This combination of Japanese Anime charcter with Donal and Goofy was a strange mix. The art work seem rough and not up to other manga work I seen. The drawing of the disney characters seem edgy for Dianey fan like myself
The story seem interesting at best, BUT I am unsure if I want to get further volumes (there are 4 in all) But I placed the complete saga (in one volume) on my want list which I hope will be available soon
Since I dont know the video game well at all, i would say get the first volume and see what you think. It was interesting to me and I am not an ANIME fan, but I ama DISNEY fan
Bennet Pomerantz AUDIOWORLD
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Thank you very much, you have reached the order and I am really happyPublished 1 month ago by sahar-alghamdi
A fantastic beginning of the Kingdom Hearts graphic novel series.Published 7 months ago by lewhites
I love kingdom hearts I just don't read much. I bought this and still haven't read it. But the manga seems well made and shipping time seems fair.Published 13 months ago by Justin Souva
I got this book because I love the Kingdom of Hearts games. This book was surprisingly small and though short, it was definitely a great read. Read morePublished 15 months ago by mgndz1013
I was really happy with this book! I bought it used, and the book only looked a little aged. I could still read it there was no writing or torn pages, it was great. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Onee-chan Cosplays