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Look at the expression in their eyes! (Bless you, Shiro Amano.) Can you feel it? Can you see their hearts growing? ;A;
 

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“Zexion! Zexion!”

The man–Vexen, was calling out to Zexion.

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Zexion didn’t really like this man, who was at times loud and exaggerated.

Liking and hating are emotions we lost when we became nobodies, but memories from our time as humans remain. Yes, since I was a human I’ve hated this man. But, because of his research, there is also reason for respect."
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Does anyone know why the Manga for I and II completely skip over Port Royal and Halloween Town?
 

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Does anyone know why the Manga for I and II completely skip over Port Royal and Halloween Town?
The entire manga series tends to skip whole worlds, but I think they just do that to "trim the fat". Since KH is a video game series then a lot of the areas/worlds you visit tend to be mostly for gameplay purposes. KH2 in particular didn't integrate the Disney worlds all that well into the story so a lot of them you can completely remove without consequence. The manga also somewhat just does its own thing, introducing new concepts, as well as omitting stuff.

Basically, it's just to make the story run smother because it's a completely different medium with a completely different pacing.
 

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The entire manga series tends to skip whole worlds, but I think they just do that to "trim the fat". Since KH is a video game series then a lot of the areas/worlds you visit tend to be mostly for gameplay purposes. KH2 in particular didn't integrate the Disney worlds all that well into the story so a lot of them you can completely remove without consequence. The manga also somewhat just does its own thing, introducing new concepts, as well as omitting stuff.

Basically, it's just to make the story run smother because it's a completely different medium with a completely different pacing.
Hmmmm.... Well. It just seemed rather unfair in 1 that every world beside Halloween Town got at least a Little story, including Mainly Optional/Unimportant Olympus Coliseum and Monstro, yet HT got nothing.

Port Royal was my favorite KH2 world, so that annoyed me as well.

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The entire manga series tends to skip whole worlds, but I think they just do that to "trim the fat". Since KH is a video game series then a lot of the areas/worlds you visit tend to be mostly for gameplay purposes. KH2 in particular didn't integrate the Disney worlds all that well into the story so a lot of them you can completely remove without consequence. The manga also somewhat just does its own thing, introducing new concepts, as well as omitting stuff.

Basically, it's just to make the story run smother because it's a completely different medium with a completely different pacing.
Well said...

So now that I (I mean, my daughter, ahem) owns all the currently published Kingdom Hearts Novels (and have 358/2 v3 preordered, withn the awesome Axel cover) does anyone have any information on forthcoming manga fron Yen Press?

I'd really like BBS and DDD in Manga format...

Hmmmm.... Well. It just seemed rather unfair in 1 that every world beside Halloween Town got at least a Little story, including Mainly Optional/Unimportant Olympus Coliseum and Monstro, yet HT got nothing.

Port Royal was my favorite KH2 world, so that annoyed me as well.

Thanks.
I agree it sucks they weren't included.

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Well said...

So now that I (I mean, my daughter, ahem) owns all the currently published Kingdom Hearts Novels (and have 358/2 v3 preordered, withn the awesome Axel cover) does anyone have any information on forthcoming manga fron Yen Press?

I'd really like BBS and DDD in Manga format...
Thanks~

I don't keep up with the information on the manga in depth, but the KH2 manga isn't complete and I think it'll be finished soon? Last I checked, the last volume to come out in Japan featured some of the latter worlds in KH2. I wouldn't expect BbS and 3D anytime soon though.
 

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Amano also has to work under a tight schedule to get this stuff out. He's really good at compacting the game's story while maintaining the integrity of it AND making it enjoyable and funny. Even so, I doubt he ever really sleeps because he's stuck drawing. People fail to understand the struggles of a mangaka who get very little free time.

I'd really like BBS and DDD in Manga format...
We don't even have a good estimate of when the KH2 manga will end. We're close, but until then we'll have to wait and see. It is assumed he'd make them, but he's also started a new series so who knows.
 

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Hmmmm.... Well. It just seemed rather unfair in 1 that every world beside Halloween Town got at least a Little story, including Mainly Optional/Unimportant Olympus Coliseum and Monstro, yet HT got nothing.

Port Royal was my favorite KH2 world, so that annoyed me as well.

Thanks.
There were only two worlds left out of the first series: Halloween Town and Deep Jungle. There are legal issues that probably prevented Deep Jungle from being included, but Halloween Town not being there does seem strange.

*shrugs*

We were never given a reason for it but perhaps they faced legal issues as well. Or time constraints. The chapters are published in a monthly magazine so they have to come out in a timely manner. Looking through my old Tokyo Pop versions of the manga, I noticed that as the books progress they cram more and more worlds in, but they get increasingly shorter. imo, I think they were just pressed for time and had to cut something. Why HT, idk.

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I don't keep up with the information on the manga in depth, but the KH2 manga isn't complete and I think it'll be finished soon? Last I checked, the last volume to come out in Japan featured some of the latter worlds in KH2. I wouldn't expect BbS and 3D anytime soon though.
You'd think it would make good marketing sense to crank out the final KH2 volume, as well as BBS and DDD before KH3 comes out.

Also, while I'm enjoying 358/2 more than the game, I'm not really sure how or why they settled on basing a manga on that before they'd do BBS, which is a truel prequel, or DDD, which at least acts as a bridge in the same way that CoM bridged KH1 and KH2.

Those both seem much more important to the story.
 

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You'd think it would make good marketing sense to crank out the final KH2 volume, as well as BBS and DDD before KH3 comes out.
It can only be drawn so quickly.

Also, while I'm enjoying 358/2 more than the game, I'm not really sure how or why they settled on basing a manga on that before they'd do BBS, which is a truel prequel, or DDD, which at least acts as a bridge in the same way that CoM bridged KH1 and KH2.

Those both seem much more important to the story.
Days came out before BBS and DDD did. The Days manga started after the games release and once it finished, Amano went back to finish KH2. We're all hoping that BBS and DDD are next.
 

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You'd think it would make good marketing sense to crank out the final KH2 volume, as well as BBS and DDD before KH3 comes out.

Also, while I'm enjoying 358/2 more than the game, I'm not really sure how or why they settled on basing a manga on that before they'd do BBS, which is a truel prequel, or DDD, which at least acts as a bridge in the same way that CoM bridged KH1 and KH2.

Those both seem much more important to the story.
As Spoke pointed out, the life of a manga ka is hard. Amano can only do so much, especially with a series that isn't finished.

Amano puts out the series as the games come out. Days came out before BbS so he started the Days manga first. He already postponed the KH2 manga for a really long time to do Days, I reckon because it chronologically came first.

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That was one of the things I didn't really understand anyways. Why didn't Amano finish KH2 first and then started with Days?

I think it is without question that KH 2 was released first and holds more importance storywise than Days.
 
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