Kingdom Hearts II Volume 1

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Kingdom Hearts II Volume 1

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Publisher Tokyopop
Yen Press
First published July 31, 2007 (TP)
July 30, 2013 (YP)
Cover date July 2007 (TP)
July 2013 (YP)
Adaptation by Shiro Amano
Letters by Star Print Brokers (TP)
Terri Delgado, Lys Blakeslee (YP)
Associate editor Bryce P. Coleman (TP)
Managing editor Vy Nguyen (TP)
Editor-in-chief Rob Tokar (TP)
Cover James Lee (TP)
Continuity Manga continuity
Chronology Kingdom Hearts
Price $9.99 (US, TP)
$12.50 (CAN, TP)
£6.99 (UK,TP)
$19.00 (US,YP)
$21.00 (CAN, YP)
ISBN 978-1-4278-0058-9 (TP)
978-0-316-40114-2 (YP)
Printed in Los Angeles, CA, USA (TP)

The first volume of the Kingdom Hearts II manga was originally published in 2007 by Tokyopop. The series was later picked up by Yen Press not long after, releasing the first volume in 2013. The first volume of the Yen Press release details the complete story of Roxas, Sora's awakening, and the events at Beast's Castle. The first Tokyopop volume begins with Roxas's story and ends just after the completion of the Seven Wonders of Twilight Town.

Both publishers share the same front cover image: Roxas and a sleeping Sora floating before a scene similar to what occurs in Roxas's Dive to the Heart.

Episodes[edit]

Volume Number Chapter
No.
English title (top)
Japanese title (bottom)
Japanese Publication Date English Publication Date
1 1 "Twilight Town (chapter)"
"???" (???)
??? July 2007
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Roxas awakens in Twilight Town after another night of dreams about a mysterious boy. After joining Hayner, Pence, and Olette the group discovers they have been framed for the recent string of thefts in town. Seeking to clear their names, the group confronts Seifer and his crew. After a brief scuffle the true culprit is revealed. Roxas pursues the creature to the Old Mansion, where he is quickly outnumbered. 



1 2 "Intruders"
"乱入者" (???)
??? July 2007
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Just as Roxas is about to be taken away, his Struggle Bat turns into the Keyblade. However, this mysterious weapon disappears after Roxas defeats the enemies. With the stolen pictures in hand Roxas returns to his friends, who conclude that the only pictures stolen were those of Roxas. As Roxas leaves for home, he passes out. Meanwhile, Axel searches for Roxas in town. After another sequence of mysterious dreams, Roxas wakes up back in his room. 



1 3 "Sea Salt Ice Cream (chapter)"
"シーソルトアイス (第)" (???)
??? July 2007
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While on his way to the Usual Spot Roxas tries to summon the Keyblade again. After several failed attempts Roxas throws his makeshift Keyblade away, accidentally hitting a cloaked figure. The man silently walks away, prompting Roxas to awkwardly leave. The group decides to head to the beach, taking up random jobs around town to earn the required munny. As the group prepares to board the train, Roxas is knocked over by the cloaked figure from before. The man steals the group's munny and asks Roxas a question, much to the boy's confusion. Elsewhere, in a computer lab, DiZ comments on the quiet activity from the Organization. The next day, Roxas is on his way to the train station when time freezes. A girl in white appears, instructing Roxas to head to the Old Mansion. 



1 4 "The Distant Sound of Waves"
"???" (???)
??? July 2007
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With Keyblade in hand, Roxas fights his way through town. Suddenly, he is transported to an unknown location. A dark creature appears, preparing to swallow Roxas whole. The teen is saved by Naminé. As she beings to tell Roxas the truth, the cloaked thief from before sends her away. Roxas awakens back in the Sandlot with Seifer's gang, much to Hayner's frustration. After reuniting with his friends, Roxas and Hayner vow to win the Struggle tournament the next day. During the first round of finals, Seifer loses to Vivi. As Roxas goes to face Vivi, Seifer warns him to watch out. Elsewhere, the cloaked figure and Naminé discuss Sora's soon return. 



1 5 "No. XIII"
"???" (???)
??? July 2007
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During Roxas and Vivi's battle, time suddenly freezes. A hooded figure appears and introduces himself as Axel, a member of Organization XIII, and Roxas's old friend. Despite Axel's attempts, Roxas is unable to remember him. Axel prepares to fight Roxas, intent on taking the youth back by force. Axel reveals that Roxas is Organization XIII's thirteenth member- and a wielder of the Keyblade. Suddenly, DiZ interrupts, ordering Roxas to ignore Axel's comments. A shouting match then occurs between Axel and DiZ- the former trying to awaken Roxas's old memories, the latter reminding Roxas's promise with Hayner and the others. Roxas cries his friends' names out, only to be met with a rush of dreams involving Sora. 



1 6 "A Letter With No Addressee"
"???" (???)
??? July 2007
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Roxas awakens from his dream and learns that he has successfully beaten Vivi, meaning the final match will be with Setzer. Just before the Struggle between Setzer and Roxas, Roxas spots a man in a black coat standing in the alley. The man shortly disappears, just as the match begins. Roxas defeats Setzer and is given a trophy for winning the tournament. As the group celebrates the victory atop the clock tower, Roxas accidentally slips and falls off the tower. Elsewhere, back at the Destiny Islands, Kairi and Selphie are walking home from school. Kairi reveals that she cannot remember the other boy who used to play with her and Riku. Kairi refuses to visit the island they used to play at until she remembers him. Kairi is struck with a headache and momentarily passes out. After a brief conversation with Roxas she wakes up and runs towards the beach. 



1 7 "What I Want to Ask Is..."
"???" (???)
??? July 2007
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Kairi recalls her conversation with Roxas and remembers the other boy's name: Sora. Kairi throws a bottle containing a letter into the ocean, stating that it is for Sora. Back in Twilight Town, Roxas wakes up in his bedroom. Unable to make sense of the previous day's events, Roxas continues to the Usual Spot. With three days of summer vacation left the group decides to do their term paper on the haunted Old Mansion. Seifer's gang has also decided to investigate the Old Mansion, prompting a scuffle between the two groups. During this scene Roxas passes out. Roxas awakens in a white room, where he also finds Naminé. Naminé introduces herself as a "witch" with powers over Sora's memories, including those around him. She continues, explaining that DiZ has been monitoring the town and Roxas, and that Sora has been sleeping for about a year now in order to regain his lost memories. She finishes, stating that Roxas was never supposed to exist. Roxas awakens back in front of the locked mansion and finds his friends dismissing the haunted rumors as myth. Elsewhere, DiZ orders his hooded companion to dispose of Naminé. 


Volume Number Chapter
No.
English title (top)
Japanese title (bottom)
Japanese Publication Date English Publication Date

(1)
1 "Twilight Town (chapter)"
"???" (???)

??? 2013

July 2013

KHII Manga 1a.png
Roxas awakens in Twilight Town after another night of dreams about a mysterious boy. After joining Hayner, Pence, and Olette the group discovers they have been framed for the recent string of thefts in town. Seeking to clear their names, the group confronts Seifer and his crew. After a brief scuffle the true culprit is revealed. Roxas pursues the creature to the Old Mansion, where he is quickly outnumbered. 




(1)
2 "Intruders"
"???" (???)

??? 2013

July 2013

KHII Manga 2a.png
Just as Roxas is about to be taken away, his Struggle Bat turns into the Keyblade. However, this mysterious weapon disappears after Roxas defeats the enemies. With the stolen pictures in hand Roxas returns to his friends, who conclude that the only pictures stolen were those of Roxas. As Roxas leaves for home, he passes out. Meanwhile, Axel searches for Roxas in town. After another sequence of mysterious dreams, Roxas wakes up back in his room. 




(1)
3 "Sea Salt Ice Cream (chapter)"
"???" (???)

??? 2013

July 2013

KHII Manga 3a.png
While on his way to the Usual Spot Roxas tries to summon the Keyblade again. After several failed attempts Roxas throws his makeshift Keyblade away, accidentally hitting a cloaked figure. The man silently walks away, prompting Roxas to awkwardly leave. The group decides to head to the beach, taking up random jobs around town to earn the required munny. As the group prepares to board the train, Roxas is knocked over by the cloaked figure from before. The man steals the group's munny and asks Roxas a question, much to the boy's confusion. Elsewhere, in a computer lab, DiZ comments on the quiet activity from the Organization. The next day, Roxas is on his way to the train station when time freezes. A girl in white appears, instructing Roxas to head to the Old Mansion. 




(1)
4 "The Distant Sound of Waves"
"???" (???)

??? 2013

July 2013

KHII Manga 4a.png
With Keyblade in hand, Roxas fights his way through town. Suddenly, he is transported to an unknown location. A dark creature appears, preparing to swallow Roxas whole. The teen is saved by Naminé. As she beings to tell Roxas the truth, the cloaked thief from before sends her away. Roxas awakens back in the Sandlot with Seifer's gang, much to Hayner's frustration. After reuniting with his friends, Roxas and Hayner vow to win the Struggle tournament the next day. During the first round of finals, Seifer loses to Vivi. As Roxas goes to face Vivi, Seifer warns him to watch out. Elsewhere, the cloaked figure and Naminé discuss Sora's soon return. 




(1)
5 "No. XIII"
"???" (???)

??? 2013

July 2013

KHII Manga 5a.png
During Roxas and Vivi's battle, time suddenly freezes. A hooded figure appears and introduces himself as Axel, a member of Organization XIII, and Roxas's old friend. Despite Axel's attempts, Roxas is unable to remember him. Axel prepares to fight Roxas, intent on taking the youth back by force. Axel reveals that Roxas is Organization XIII's thirteenth member- and a wielder of the Keyblade. Suddenly, DiZ interrupts, ordering Roxas to ignore Axel's comments. A shouting match then occurs between Axel and DiZ- the former trying to awaken Roxas's old memories, the latter reminding Roxas's promise with Hayner and the others. Roxas cries his friends' names out, only to be met with a rush of dreams involving Sora. 




(1)
6 "A Letter With No Addressee"
"???" (???)

??? 2013

July 2013

KHII Manga 6a.png
Roxas awakens from his dream and learns that he has successfully beaten Vivi, meaning the final match will be with Setzer. Just before the Struggle between Setzer and Roxas, Roxas spots a man in a black coat standing in the alley. The man shortly disappears, just as the match begins. Roxas defeats Setzer and is given a trophy for winning the tournament. As the group celebrates the victory atop the clock tower, Roxas accidentally slips and falls off the tower. Elsewhere, back at the Destiny Islands, Kairi and Selphie are walking home from school. Kairi reveals that she cannot remember the other boy who used to play with her and Riku. Kairi refuses to visit the island they used to play at until she remembers him. Kairi is struck with a headache and momentarily passes out. After a brief conversation with Roxas she wakes up and runs towards the beach. 




(1)
7 "What I Want to Know"
"???" (???)

??? 2013

July 2013

KHII Manga 7a.png
Kairi recalls her conversation with Roxas and remembers the other boy's name: Sora. Kairi throws a bottle containing a letter into the ocean, stating that it is for Sora. Back in Twilight Town, Roxas wakes up in his bedroom. Unable to make sense of the previous day's events, Roxas continues to the Usual Spot. With three days of summer vacation left the group decides to do their term paper on the haunted Old Mansion. Seifer's gang has also decided to investigate the Old Mansion, prompting a scuffle between the two groups. During this scene Roxas passes out. Roxas awakens in a white room, where he also finds Naminé. Naminé introduces herself as a "witch" with powers over Sora's memories, including those around him. She continues, explaining that DiZ has been monitoring the town and Roxas, and that Sora has been sleeping for about a year now in order to regain his lost memories. She finishes, stating that Roxas was never supposed to exist. Roxas awakens back in front of the locked mansion and finds his friends dismissing the haunted rumors as myth. Elsewhere, DiZ orders his hooded companion to dispose of Naminé. 




(1)
8 "The Time Has Come"
"???" (???)

??? 2013

July 2013

KHII Manga 8a.png
Axel reports back to Organization XIII of his failure to return Roxas. Axel is then given a new order: either bring Roxas back or eliminate him. Back in Twilight Town, Roxas is still troubled by Naminé's words from the previous day. Elsewhere, Naminé and the mysterious hooded figure from before discuss Sora's near completion of returning his memories. Knowing that DiZ has ordered her demise, Naminé requests seeing Roxas one more time. On the last day of summer vacation Roxas goes to the Usual Spot to meet up with his friends. Upon arrival he discovers that his friends cannot see or hear him. Axel soon arrives and tries to spark Roxas's memory. Roxas feigns remembering his friendship with Axel, almost convincing the latter, only to be discovered after questioning his existence. Axel begins to destroy the surrounding furniture in the room, claiming it all to be fakes created by DiZ. Infuriated, Roxas summons his Keyblade and prepares to attack. Suddenly, time is frozen. An unknown voice compels Roxas to return to the Old Mansion. Roxas complies, leaving a somber Axel behind. 




(1)
9 "Shattered"
"???" (???)

??? 2013

July 2013

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Roxas fights his way through town to the Old Mansion. Unfortunately, he discovers the gate is still locked. Suddenly, the man in black appears and fends off the Dusks while the Keyblade automatically unlocks the gate, much to Roxas's surprise. Roxas enters a room in the mansion and finds a collection of Naminé's sketches. The sketches trigger Roxas's memories, allowing him to remember his time with Axel and his defection from Organization XIII. A digital version of Naminé appears, instructing Roxas to wake up Sora. DiZ suddenly appears and dismisses the data Naminé away, telling Roxas he will answer any questions the boy has. A black portal appears with the real Naminé. Before being sent away she tells Roxas that he will not disappear, but will actually be made whole. DiZ captures Naminé and locks her away. After a brief disagreement with the man in black, DiZ begins his "vendetta against the Organization" by eliminating all the Nobodies in the town. Roxas makes his way to the lower depths of the mansion, eventually finding a computer. He passes out and regains all of his memories, including his time spent in Organization XIII and his capture by DiZ. Upon coming to, Roxas summons his Keyblade and destroys the computer. 




(1)
10 "Tears of a Nobody"
"???" (???)

??? 2013

July 2013

KHII Manga 10a.png
Roxas recalls his time spent in Organization XIII, specifically the jealousy he felt while observing Hayner, Pence, and Olette. Axel arrives and comments about the day Roxas left Organization XIII. Axel states that he has orders to eliminate Roxas. The two battle, with Roxas now summoning two Keyblades. After defeating Axel Roxas heads into the memory pod room, where he encounters DiZ. The two briefly talk, ending with Roxas arguing that his heart belongs solely to him. The memory pod containing Sora begins to open. 




(1)
11 "Putting the Twilight Behind Us"
"???" (???)

??? 2013

July 2013

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At the Usual Spot, Hayner, Pence, and Olette find a bag of sea-salt ice cream. However, there is an extra ice cream in the bag, and the trio cannot determine the reasoning despite their efforts. Back in the Old Mansion, Sora's memory pod is opening. As Roxas begins to fade away he remembers his time spent with his "friends," and comments about how his summer vacation is actually over. Axel is shown to have survived his battle with Roxas, now standing on one of the rooftops in Twilight Town. At the train station, King Mickey has arrived, garbed in a black hooded cloak. Sora, Donald, Goofy, and Jiminy awaken from their memory pods with no recollection of where they are. Walking into town, the group finds an ongoing festival. After settling a dispute between Seifer and Hayner, Hayner leads the group to the train station in hopes of sparking Sora's memories. At the station the group is attacked by Dusks. Mickey intervens and dispatches the Dusks. The King gives the trio a munny pouch and orders them to take the train. After saying goodbye to their new friends, the trio complies. Back at the Old Mansion the mysterious figure who had assisted DiZ states that he must leave. During the same time, Pete is shown outside the Mysterious Tower, commenting about his plan for world domination. Back on the train, the trio spots the same tower from a distance. 




(1)
12 "The Key that Will Open the Door to Light"
"???" (???)

??? 2013

July 2013

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The trio arrives at the Mysterious Tower just as Master Yen Sid is dismissing Pete from the grounds. Pete retaliates, saying he and Maleficent will be back. Master Yen Sid claims Maleficent is no more, prompting Pete to flee. Donald and Goofy bow before Yen Sid, explaining how Yen Sid is Mickey's old Keyblade master. Yen Sid congratulates the group on successfully removing the Heartless threat. This is short-lived, however, as Yen Sid explains the new threat: Nobodies. Yen Sid tells the trio of Organization XIII and the existence of Nobodies. The trio agrees to help the King with the Nobody threat. After updating the group's clothing, Yen Sid returns the Gummi Ship back to the trio. As they leave, Yen Sid reminds Sora that he is the key to opening the door to light. Back in Hollow Bastion Pete is shown visiting the remains of the original castle controlled by Maleficent. The witch soon arrives, reviving her original plan of world domination. On the Gummi Ship, the trio is reunited with Chip and Dale. With Hollow Bastion being the only world gate open, the group heads there. 




(1)
13 "Hollow Bastion! Team, Assemble"
"???" (???)

??? 2013

July 2013

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(1)
14 "Meeting of the Lonely Hearts Club"
"???" (???)

??? 2013

July 2013

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(1)
15 "Enchanted Prince"
"???" (???)

??? 2013

July 2013

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(1)
16 "A Sad Choice"
"???" (???)

??? 2013

July 2013

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(1)
17 "A Heartless Beast"
"???" (???)

??? 2013

July 2013

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(1)
18 "Where Love Is"
"???" (???)

??? 2013

July 2013

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Featured Worlds[edit]

* denotes Yen Press additional chapters

Differences[edit]

Kingdom Hearts II manga
Volume 1 | Volume 2 | Volume 3 | Volume 4
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