The Kingdom Hearts franchise is now 20 years old, and it’s pulled in millions of fans worldwide during its two decades of existence. Director Testuya Nomura is well aware of how massive the franchise has gotten, and he took a moment to pen a special message for fans of the unique series.

This message was on display for all to see at the Kingdom Hearts 20th Anniversary event in Japan, and you can find a translation of the message below.

When I look back on the past, I think back to the time I first started this project called Kingdom Hearts. I put everything I had into it, even to the point of becoming an empty shell whenever I finish working. I want everyone to be happy, after all, that’s what I’ve always been trying to do.

What is this story of the heart being told throughout the series?

These stories of the heart told in my works are a reminder of those hearts that are no longer with us. Those hearts are always there, staying by your side. That’s what I think.

Thank you so much for your support over the past 20 years. And I look forward to everyone’s support in the future.

[Testuya Nomura]

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2y ago

What a sweet message. And those were some megaton announcements! Looking forward to what the series has in store in the future


2y ago

His remark on becoming an empty shell when finish working reminds me of the times I finish really good games. I always fell kinda empty afterwards and don't want to do anything at all in the following hours.