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Kingdom Hearts 10th Anniversary Tribute by Kanokawa Kingdom Hearts 10th Anniversary Tribute by Kanokawa
Kingdom Hearts came out in North America on September 15th, 2002; so I decided to make a tribute to one of the greatest Action RPGs of all time.

I wanted to have this done a few days ago ON the anniversary, but it didn't feel complete enough and I decided to put more time and effort into it so that I can be happy with it. I don't think I've ever drawn a picture with this many people in it!

I hope you enjoy it! :aww:

Kingdom Hearts and it's characters Square Enix.
Artwork =KyuubiGemini
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Tom-Tiger Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
epic!
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MafiPaint Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your drawing, is too, but too, awesome!!!
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KeeferTEarl Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
Records of the past, and dreams of the future.
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PlaystationAllStars Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWESOME
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Rot8erConeX Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
I feel like Mickey and Sora's places should've been swapped.  Sure, Disney puts Donald and Goofy with Mickey all the time, and Sora is part of the Destiny Island trio wit Riku and Kairi, but the KH games put Mickey with Riku, and Sora with Donald and Goofy.
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Kanokawa Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see what you mean, since Sora, Donald, and Goofy are the three main trio of the games. Riku's been with Mickey throughout the end of KHI, so that matches up too. I think I went with this setup because of Dream Drop Distance, where Riku and Sora go hand and hand while the rest of the cast are portrayed in the outside world.
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Rot8erConeX Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
Ahh. I haven't seen a DDD walkthrough yet - just 1, 2, and about three-fourths of Days.   Next I'll probably watch the ending of coded, then either DDD or BBS.
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SMLtheGRartist Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
great work, it is awesome! lovely colours nad lines =D
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eternalobserver Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
Awesome pic!
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Nachtara98 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Whoa, this is soo awsome. The pose from Riku and sora is something in the pic I like most :DD
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Kanokawa Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know, their poses are something I like the most about the picture as well!
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Nachtara98 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
yes, I understand why. Just epic :D
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TheBlueDreamMaker Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SO COOL!!!!
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Combo89 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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LOVE ALL OF THEM!
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ArtIsMyLife321 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
SO AWASOME!!
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AceOfKeys72 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i'm going to take a guess that this is one of your earlier pieces of drawing KH characters. Very good though, its noticable that you drew from your experience drawing manga characters. not that there is nything wrong with that ;)
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Kanokawa Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! It may be pretentious to consider myself proud of this picture, but I placed a ton of time, ideas, and effort into it for the anniversary. You're absolutely right about me incorporating my manga experience and style into the characters. I learned a lot while working on it! :aww:
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AceOfKeys72 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you definitely put in a lot of hard efffort and work into it. and i'm glad to see the powers of observation have yet to fail me ^^ it really looks good i like it ;)
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mirayue Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
It looks really awesome ! Kingdom Hearts *-* *highfive* :iconleasqueeplz:
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Laineyfantasy Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Wow i adore this artwork :)
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Kanokawa Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! It took quite awhile as I remember...
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Laineyfantasy Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Your very welcome and looking at it im sure it did, the best work always takes forever to do :)
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MegaFlash300 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cute and nice pic! :meow:

plus is great that you put Mickey, Donald and Goofy on the picture, most people do not take seriously to Mickey, Donald and Goofy on Kingdom Hearts
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Kanokawa Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think even Square takes them seriously either, since we haven't had any of them as party members since Kingdom Hearts II. :ohnoes:

They're still important in my tastes, that's why they get their own spot on the center with the Kingdom Hearts insignia. :aww:
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MegaFlash300 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah, to me ''the trio'' are very important too, too bad that Square and other fans do not see it the same way :(


but is great to see a fan who thinks the same as me :D
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litemanedaisy Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i love it all
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AnIm3MaNgA Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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shirua Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice composition :D
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brittanythevamp Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Amazing artwork
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PrismRain13 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Luv it! Happy aniversary kingdom hearts!
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Kanokawa Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Here's to another 5 years-- since Kingdom Hearts III probably won't come out for a long time... Release it soon, SquareEnix!!
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battlemage01 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
JUST FOUND OUT THEY RE RE-RELEASING THE GAMES the first ,chain of memories,and possibly 358/2 days
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Kanokawa Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think 358/2 Days is going to be in the form of a movie that will come with the re-release of Kingdom Hearts.
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battlemage01 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WELL THATS OKAY TO yay do u know when they'll release it in the u.s.
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wackko200 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing art! This series was the main reason I finally got a PS2 ten years ago!:) I love this series.:D
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battlemage01 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
is it really the 10th anniversary already i remember when i got the first one when it came out i hear there remaking the games for ps3 is that true hope so
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linkinparkrulz95 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
10 years ago the first game was released. 10 years ago an epic saga started. 10 years ago the Kingdom Hearts madness started. 10 years ago two major gaming companies started one of the biggest gaming franchises. 10 years ago Kingdom Hearts was born! 10 years later the love for Kingdom Hearts continues and it's bigger than ever!




Very nice tribute!
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Kanokawa Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Although, Square Enix was the only game developer for the Kingdom Hearts series, but I think you mean SE and Disney. They were a surprisingly great duo for the series!
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linkinparkrulz95 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very great! Look at the impact and the fandom! Huge!
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Randomtomax Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Well there is a lot of people now after everything. Awesome this has my favorite norts all in one. It takes a while to find all of the Xemnas/Terra ones. Awesome job at drawing of them and for once I actually think Riku looks okay with short hair......
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Kanokawa Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah-- I liked Riku with longer hair too, but getting used to his shorter hair is starting to settle with me. I'm happy you like the way all the Xehanorts and his incarnations are added!
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Randomtomax Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
I still like Riku with long girlish hair. Though occasionally I like short to. I just love seeing pictures with Xemnas and Terra in it. Probably my must favorite characters out of the series to. Though I think of Xehanort as a rapist/kidnapper whenever I see him.
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iDreaminColor14 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012   General Artist
Awesome!
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Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional Artist
KH3 FINALLY on the PS3 would be really nice.
I would like to feature your work in the next days with an article as you see them on the frontpage [link] of my website Game Art HQ Art HQ

Greets and a happy weekend!
gbk
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Kanokawa Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course, thanks for featuring it! :iconbummiesplz:
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Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional Artist
[link] there you go, directly on the frontpage of our website

greets, gbk
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spyro48cinder Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
awesome sigh* wish there was a kh3 on ps3 or xbox i have ddd but i still wish, epic job :iconk-hugplz:
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Kanokawa Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! We'll definitely see one in the near future!
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spyro48cinder Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
no probs i like it^^ and i hope you are right ;n;
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ColorMyMemory Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is really neat.

Only thing that kind of stings is, the top portion of Namine's hair is a bit odd looking. It would look nicer if it was smoothed out more so like you did Kairi and Aqua's hair, rather than having the large bumped up section (although I'm guessing you were doing so to show hair parting.) Perhaps either smooth it more so or lessen the size of the bump to make it look less big; if you want to that is. Thought to offer a bit of help (I used to do that to my girl's hair too awhile back). C: I really like this otherwise!
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