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Last year in September, it was revealed that Yen Press would finally be publishing the Kingdom Hearts novel series in North America to the delight of hundreds of fans who have always wanted to experience the novels in English. Fans can expect the first novel of the series that will cover the events of the first Kingdom Hearts game to release on March 24th 2015!
The Kingdom Hearts novel series, written by Tomoco Kanemaki (scenario writer for Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days) and illustrated by Shiro Amano, was first published on June 30, 2005 and has seen a release of 18 novels based on the games & two special novels thus far. The on-going novel series serves as a unique experience for fans of the Kingdom Hearts series, providing more in-depth looks into the lives and personalities of beloved characters as well as adding new events and backstories that were previously not seen in the games.
Yen Press will publish Kingdom Hearts: The Novel under their light novel imprint, Yen On. You can check out the cover of the novel below along with links to where you can order it!
Also, don't forget to pre-order the fifth & final volume of the Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days manga from your local or online book retailer before it releases this month!
KINGDOM HEARTS: The Novel Volume 1
Page Count: 288
Price: $16 USD
Release Date: March 24th 2015
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!
Source: Yen Press