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Bonds in Kingdom Hearts - Roxas and Sora

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“My friends are my power. And I am theirs.”

Bonds are a big deal in Kingdom Hearts. Bonds between characters—be it a bond nurtured by friendship (as it is in most cases), or a bond born from clashing differences—have shaped and created the chain of events that span across our beloved franchise. These tiny links of fate, these unbreakable connections, have led characters to their ultimate demise or their salvation, time and time again.

Here, I would like to highlight the relationships closest to my heart—what makes them so interesting, how their relationship contributes to their characters, and what my hopes are for them in future titles. The first relationship I’d like to highlight wasn’t so hard to pick. This pair is a combo from different trios, and is a relationship that is still important despite it being given less stress since Kingdom Hearts II (KH2): the relationship between Sora and Roxas.

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Yen Press to localize “Kingdom Hearts: The Novel” in English for the first time
Yen Press, a United States-based localisation company for Japanese manga and novels, have revealed on their Kingdom Hearts page that they will be releasing Kingdom Hearts: The Novel sometime in March 2015. Kingdom Hearts: The Novel will be 300 pages long (at a size of 5-1/2″ x 8-1/4″), and will be available for US$16.00.The novel is listed with artist Shiro Amano and writer Tomoco Kanemaki, indicating that this novel is likely a translated compilation of the first two Japanese Kingdom Hearts novels, The First Door and Darkness Within. The following novel description was also published:
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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!

Yen Press to localize “Kingdom Hearts: The Novel” in English for the first time

Yen Press, a United States-based localisation company for Japanese manga and novels, have revealed on their Kingdom Hearts page that they will be releasing Kingdom Hearts: The Novel sometime in March 2015Kingdom Hearts: The Novel will be 300 pages long (at a size of 5-1/2″ x 8-1/4″), and will be available for US$16.00.

The novel is listed with artist Shiro Amano and writer Tomoco Kanemaki, indicating that this novel is likely a translated compilation of the first two Japanese Kingdom Hearts novels, The First Door and Darkness Within. The following novel description was also published:

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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!