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Eternal Nothingness XIII - Terra Master Symbol.png You have to be strong. Strength of heart will carry you through the hardest of trials.
TALK - What I do, I do for friendship. — 05:28, 9 October 2014 (UTC)
TerraCharm.pngSo courtesy of KHInsider, we have some scans from the Kingdom Hearts Memorial Ultimania, all of which feature some gorgeous concept art. Now then, why did I create this forum? I wanted to know if the Wiki had any use for such images; if so, it really will be no trouble uploading them to the Wiki. They are of extremely high quality (though very large in terms of file size) and can be viewed here.

UxieLover1994 Cuando la vida te da las herramientas, a construir motos libración — 13:56, 9 October 2014 (UTC)
480MS.png Should we also have a link to translated "trivia", as well? After hearing rumors that Mr. Nomura's favorite world is the Pride Lands, I've been quite interested...

KeybladeSpyMaster - I fight for the Users!
TALK - tumblr_static_png-transparent-snowflakes.png - Greetings, users. System is up, and ready for user input. - 09:31 AM Thu, October 9, 2014 MDT

Diamond Dust Keychain KHFM.png I don't see why not, though I have to wonder, do we want to make them transparent again, or leave the white space surrounding the art? Diamond Dust Keychain KHFM.png

Eternal Nothingness XIII - Terra Master Symbol.png You have to be strong. Strength of heart will carry you through the hardest of trials.
TALK - What I do, I do for friendship. — 03:22, 10 October 2014 (UTC)
TerraCharm.pngI've never understood why we made the artwork transparent...I'll let other people decide that since it doesn't really matter to me either way. I care more about the Wiki hosting this content. The artwork in the Ultimania scans is notable for the following reasons:
  • Never-before-seen artwork of Terra, Aqua, and Ventus's Keyblade Armor from behind, without the cape (the only artwork I've ever seen of this).
  • Never-before-seen artwork of Terra, Aqua, and Ventus's "flinching" HP bar sprites (which I do not believe, from what I remember, were used in-game).
  • Never-before-seen artwork of Zack's sword (I believe), Lea's Frisbee, Dilan's Lance, Aeleus's Axe Sword, and the Wooden Keyblade.
  • Never-before-seen artwork of Young Xehanort (unfortunately, just his back...)
  • Interestingly, Isa's concept artwork in this version of the Ultimania depicts him with yellow "Xehanort" the BBS Ultimania, Isa's eyes are green...
  • Never-before-seen artwork of the KHBBS Keyblades.
  • Never-before-seen artwork of various Heartless from 358/2 Days and KHII, Unversed, Nobodies, and Dream Eaters.
  • Never-before-seen artwork of Xion's final form and the swords she wields while in it.
  • A full version of the KHIIHD boxart WITHOUT THE LOGO! (Might be suitable for use in the Welcome template...).
  • Never-before-seen artwork of Xemnas's outfit from the final battle against him in KHII.
  • Never-before-seen artwork of the KHII and KH3D Keyblades, as well as the weapons of some of the members of Organization XIII.

Lots of stuff in this Ultimania. Really wish someone would just scan the whole thing. I'm so annoyed that these books never make it overseas in English...curse Nomura for his always-inspiring artwork and Japan for being lucky enough to be the place of origin for a video game series as epic as Kingdom Hearts...

ShardofTruth Once you believe, truth and lie are quite the same thing. — 10:50, 11 October 2014 (UTC)
Game Clear Data KHRECOM.png I think this fits in here too: The Memorial Ultimania also contains a glossary for some of the more important elements of the games, you can find a non-standardized translations here (e.g. "Between Corridor" should be translated as "Lanes between").

Another cool section is a list of all keyblades that appeared in the games so far, more importantly some of them are given names. For example "Lea's Keyblade" seems to be the actual name as it's listed as "リアのキーブレード" (sadly no new image), "Vanitas's Void Gear" is actually known as Vanitas's Keyblade (ヴァニタスのキーブレード?) and the name for the KH3D reality shift Keyblade Combined Keyblade (合体キーブレード?) is mentioned several times throughout the book so I think it derserves its own page here.

ANX219 Or when I'm by the sea... When I look at the water, and hear the waves lapping against the shore... it's almost like I can hear another voice. — 03:04, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
2YTDwh4.png Did we actually get these images uploaded? I haven't been attention, sorry. But I'd be happy to get them up!
Zack's sword: "Soldier Sword"
I think "Vanitas's Keyblade", etc., are placeholder names, because right next to them is "Master Eraqus's Keyblade (Master Keeper)", which implies to me that all of the "x's Keyblade" ones simply haven't been named yet."We're werewolves, not swearwolves." (KrytenKoro) 21:00, 1 March 2016 (UTC)