Read the First Chapter of the Kingdom Hearts II Manga, Right Here for Free

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Need something to do if you’re an ardent Kingdom Hearts fan that’s still waiting for Kingdom Hearts III? Well, we’ve got something for you that might help ease the arduous wait just a little bit. Manga publisher Yen Press is coming to Comixlogy, and to celebrate, we’ve got the first chapter of their Kingdom Hearts ongoing series right here.

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Starting today from 10:00 am ET, 1200 translated manga titles from publisher Yen Press will be available to purchase and download through Comixology’s web store for the first time, bolstering the site’s already pretty solid offering of manga titles. Aside from the ongoing Kingdom Hearts adaptation—which covers the incredibly lengthy lore established throughout the Disney/Square-Enix mashup video game franchise—titles available from Yen Press include fan favorite series like Fullmetal Alchemist, Sword Art Online, Akame ga KILL!, and several more will be available.

“I’m thrilled comiXology will deliver an even greater selection of fan-favorite manga like Fullmetal Alchemist, Black Butler, Kingdom Hearts and so many others from Yen Press,” said David Steinberger, comiXology’s co-founder and CEO, in a statement provided to io9. “Yen Press is bringing a massive catalog of wide-ranging manga titles to comiXology’s best-in-class shopping and reading experience, and I can’t wait to dig into it.”

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“Since 2006 Yen Press has focused on bringing outstanding popular and unique manga titles to English-readers – so we couldn’t be happier introducing comiXology readers to the Yen Press digital catalog” Kurt Hassler, Yen Press’ Publisher & Managing Director, continued. “With over 1200 titles to choose from–including Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Akame ga KILL! and Sword Art Online–we’re sure there’s a title here for everyone.”

Without further ado, here’s the first chapter from Shiro Amano’s Kingdom Hearts II, available in its entirety here on io9.


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You can grab the rest of Kingdom Hearts II and Yen Press’ other manga titles from Comixology as of today.

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DISCUSSION

To anyone who hasn’t played KH, it definitely looks like there is some sexual tension in the first few panels, ha.

Also, uh, I’m not sure the opening of KH2 needs to be comic-ized, as it’s more or less a giant cutscene anyway. This is essentially a script. In fact, KH2 already had cutscenes to the max, with every room containing one. God was it was excessive and my main complaint about the game (Halloween Town pt 1 being the worst).

Those color panels are well done though.