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Roxas (track)

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Kingdom Hearts II
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Arranger Yoko Shimomura
Composer Yoko Shimomura
Length 1:00
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
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Arranger Yoko Shimomura
Composer Yoko Shimomura
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX
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Arranger Yoko Shimomura
Composer Yoko Shimomura
Length 2:27
Piano Collections Kingdom Hearts
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Arranger Sachiko Miyano
Composer Yoko Shimomura
Performer Hiroyuki Nakayama
Length 2:36

"Roxas" is a musical piece composed by Yoko Shimomura that appears in the Kingdom Hearts series. It is the character theme of Roxas.


"Roxas" appears primarily in cutscenes.

Kingdom Hearts II[edit]

  • Prologue: "Naminé's Room," "My Summer Vacation Is Over"
  • Dive to the Heart: "Why Sora Was Chosen", "Time to Sleep"
  • The World That Never Was: "Why Sora Was Chosen", "Roxas"[KH II FM], "Good-bye, Buddy"[KH II FM], "Time to Sleep", "There Was No One There", "A Friend Within", "How it All Began", "I Wish I Could Meet Him, Too"

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days[edit]

Kingdom Hearts Re:coded[edit]

Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance[edit]

Sora's Story[edit]

  • The World That Never Was: "Roxas's Grief"

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX[edit]

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days[edit]

  • "Why the Sun Sets Red"
  • "Day 50 - Familiar Sound"
  • "Day 298 - Sora"
  • "Day 355 - Unsaid, Unheard"
  • "Roxas Leaves the Organization"
  • "After the Battle"

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX[edit]

Kingdom Hearts Re:coded[edit]

  • "An Unexpected Bond"[2]

Kingdom Hearts Union χ[edit]


Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory[edit]

  • "KINGDOM HEARTS II: Chapter 1"

Kingdom Hearts III[edit]

  • Twilight Town: "Ansem and Xemnas"

Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind[edit]


"Roxas" is approximately one minute long in the original version, fifty-three seconds long in the HD remake, and two minutes and thirty-six seconds for the piano collections cover. It plays at a tempo of 60 beats per minute. It has a time signature of 4/4 and is written in the key of D minor. The instrumentation consists of flute, piano, and female vocals.

The music itself gives off a mellow, melancholy feel. There are two measures of piano with backing vocals before the melody comes in. This melody is carried by the flute, which features a prominent vibrato in the HD remix version. In the first 4-measure phrase, the accompaniment starts on the D minor chord, which brings the melancholy mood, but it gradually gets more uplifting as the chords shift the tonic to d minor's relative F Major. The second 4-measure phrase has an identical melody to the first, but this time the accompaniment begins on F Major, making the repeated phrase sound much brighter. However, Roxas's story was always steeped in sorrow, and as such, for the final 2-measure phrase, the accompaniment jumps back to the tragic D minor, low and heavy on the piano.

Other appearances[edit]

Kingdom Hearts Memorial Music Box[edit]

The Kingdom Hearts Memorial Music Box website features "Roxas" as one of eight tracks from the Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX soundtrack. The song is represented by Roxas and is accompanied by cutscene images and quotes from Roxas's journey.


Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Replaces "The 13th Struggle" from Kingdom Hearts coded
  2. ^ a b Piano Collections Kingdom Hearts version.
  3. ^ An unnamed arrangement.