Kingdom Hearts Series

News covering the general Kingdom Hearts series, including merchandise and other miscellany.

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Composer Kaoru Wada, who has arranged Kingdom Hearts music in the past, has confirmed that two new arranged song will be included in this year's world tour of the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra. In a Facebook post, Wada states:
It is currently unknown if the arrangements are for completely new songs from Kingdom Hearts III, or for songs that haven't been included in the orchestra before. Fans will be sure to find out when the world tour debuts in Los Angeles this Saturday!

Credit to KHInsider's Zephyr for the translated Facebook post.
Square-Enix's Japanese online store added a listing for a Kingdom Hearts-themed umbrella. The umbrella is scheduled to be released on June 29th, and can be pre-ordered for ¥ 2,916 (about $26.68). No word on whether the umbrella will be released internationally. Check out images of the umbrella below:

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A Final Form Sora S.H.Figuarts figure was revealed by Bandai Japan to be scheduled for release September, and will be available for pre-order starting tomorrow for 6,264¥ (roughly $58.42). Check out images of the figure below:

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The official Japanese Kingdom Hearts Twitter account has announced in the Tweet above that the official Japanese portal website for the Kingdom Hearts series has been relaunched, and will be updated regularly. No word yet on what kind of updates they will be, but as we approach the release of Kingdom Hearts III this year, it is something we'll be keeping a close eye on.
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David Ogden Stiers, an actor known to Disney fans as the voice of several notable characters such as Cogsworth and Jumba, two roles he reprised in the Kingdom Hearts series (as well as playing the role of Doc on 'Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep'), has sadly passed away after battling bladder cancer at the age of 75 in his home in Newport, Oregon. Surely, his death will hit those of his who've heard his voice over the years pretty hard. And it is sad to know that should his characters (whether they be returning, like Cogsworth and Jumba, or new ones like Governor Ratcliffe or Fenton Q. Harcourt) appear in the Kingdom Hearts series in the future, he won't be the one voicing them.

Rest In Peace David Ogden Stiers

Source: TMZ