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A Storm, Love, and a New Beginning

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Kingdom Hearts Volume 3
Episode 31

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Publisher Tokyopop
First published 2006
Cover date 2006
Written by Shiro Amano
Letters by Jose Macasocol, Jr.
Edits by Peter Ahlstrom
Continuity Manga continuity
Chronology Kingdom Hearts


The group struggles in their fight against the now giant Ursula. The wicked sea witch wraps the group in her numerous tentatcles, mocking their weakness. As Ursula twirls the sea around her, she is struck in the back by the point of a ship, releasing her hold on the group. By their attacks and attempts at confusing Ursula, she eventually loses her grip on the trident, which promptly shocks her. This defeats the witch, as the merfolk-turned sea urchin people return to their true forms. Ariel returns the trident to her now normal father. The two apologize and makeup. King Triton has a final request for Sora: to seal the Keyhole. They head to Ariel's Grotto, where Sora seals the Keyhole. Ariel asks Sora about his world, rambling on about how her desire to see other worlds. While Triton warns Sora about the Keyblade's power, Sora finds a piece of Ansem's report lying behind some pottery.

The trio leaves the grotto, preparing to board the Gummi Ship. As they do so, they wonder about what was written on the other pages of Ansem's reports.

Meanwhile, back at Traverse Town, Aerith is seen translating Ansem's reports.

Featured characters[edit]

(Numbers indicate order of appearance.)

Traverse Town

Covers (2)[edit]

  • Front cover: Sora, Ariel, Donald, Goofy, Sebastian, and Flounder face giant Ursula's wrath.
  • Back cover: King Triton, after being turned into a sea urchin.


Continuity errors[edit]

  • None yet identified.

Artistic errors[edit]

  • None yet identified.

Items of note[edit]

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Kingdom Hearts references[edit]

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Miscellaneous trivia[edit]

  • During the fight with Ursula, Sora repeatedly asks Donald to do something. Donald asks what that something is, only to be told he is an octopus just like Ursula.
  • As the group leaves Ariel's Grotto, Sora reveals the page he found of Ansem's report. Donald and Goofy look at him oddly, saying he went through the stuff in a girl's room.


Manga cover
"Episode 31: Storm, Love, New Beginning (Tokyopop)/A Storm, Love, and a New Beginning (Yen Press)" is only available within the manga collection.