Kingdom Hearts Volume 1
Series 1, Volume 1
Kingdom Hearts Manga 1
Publisher TOKYOPOP
Released October 11, 2005
Adapted by Shiro Amano
Lettering by Adriana Rivera
Page Count 144
ISBN ISBN 1-59816-217-9
Price $5.99 USD
Volume guide
Kingdom Hearts Volume 2

Kingdom Hearts Volume 1 is the first volume of Kingdom Hearts. It was released on October 11th, 2005 by TOKYOPOP.


When a strange storm hits his island home, 14-year old Sora is separated from his friends and swept into a mysterious new land. There he meets Court Wizard Donald and Captain Goofy, who are on a mission to find their king, Mickey, and return him to his throne at Disney Castle. When the three learn of the Heartless, ominous creatures who feed off the darkness in the hearts of others, they join forces to recover Sora's friends, return the king to his rightful position and save the universe from the Heartless!

Based on the super-popular world of Kingdom Hearts from Disney, here is one boy's epic journey of courage, trust, and unlocking the key to one's destiny!


Featured worlds and Characters

Destiny Islands
Disney Castle
Traverse Town


  • The manga includes a prologue which covers Sora and Kairi's first meeting.
  • There are no Keychains, and the only Keyblade Sora uses is the Kingdom Key.
  • Sora carries the Kingdom Key strapped to his back, rather than causing it to materialize when he needs it to fight.
  • In the manga, Sora is the one who finds Kairi, unlike in the video game, when he and Riku talk about the new girl that was at the mayor's house.
  • The story begins after Sora wakes up from his Awakening, and Tidus, Selphie, and Wakka are not shown.
  • The King's letter is written slightly different.
  • The night of the storm includes a scene at Riku's house.
  • Ansem, Seeker of Darkness's lines are slightly different.
  • Sora uses quotes from martial arts books to plan his boss strategies.
  • Sora's encounter with Leon and Yuffie is extended.
  • Aerith does not appear until Sora's second visit to Traverse Town and she never talks with Donald Duck and Goofy.
  • Sora's meeting with the Dalmatians is not covered.
  • Instead of searching for multiple boxes, the Cheshire Cat gives Sora, Donald, and Goofy one.
  • The Trickmaster is defeated after he shatters as a result of being frozen by Sora's magic.
  • The Cheshire Cat was offered a place in Maleficent's troupee of villains.

Bonus Material

Three pages of sketches of Sora, Riku, Kairi, Donald, Goofy, and Shadows.