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  1. NicoB
    July 17, 2021 @ 1:48 am

    I wonder if Finny Fun made it into the game…

    On second thought, I don’t wanna know.

  2. Barney Purple
    July 17, 2021 @ 1:49 am

    Well that was a fast upload.

  3. Ray 291
    July 17, 2021 @ 1:49 am

    The power of Nico simping Lucahjins Vtuber avatar made him upload 2 videos in 1 day

  4. SBFH01
    July 17, 2021 @ 1:49 am

    “And now back to-”
    *Baka Mitai intro with melody of memory gameplay but Sora at the end of kh3 as the pic*

  5. YourLocalFudanshi
    July 17, 2021 @ 1:49 am

    Hello my fellow penguins 🙂

  6. ImamuraCross
    July 17, 2021 @ 1:49 am

    We finally did it, everyone.
    Nico’s finally playing a rhythm game.

    Edit: Wait a second…

  7. Dabestjoshy
    July 17, 2021 @ 1:49 am

    A double upload is a welcome surprise

  8. GeekOfTheWeek
    July 17, 2021 @ 1:50 am

    wait…. a double upload…. Is this the fictional world?

  9. Pizzano Pastano
    July 17, 2021 @ 1:50 am

    I know that Nico is honestly probably not going to see this, but I honestly think a stream of this game would be fun for him! (Obviously, skipping the copyrighted songs, of course!)

  10. MultiKratos300
    July 17, 2021 @ 1:50 am


  11. LHC
    July 17, 2021 @ 1:50 am

    A NicoBonus video!! Awww thanks!! ^_^

  12. NoLife-Chan
    July 17, 2021 @ 1:50 am

    As in my time this was uploaded at 11:49 pm, the same day as the p5s episode, I have only one thing to say….


  13. Octavia
    July 17, 2021 @ 1:50 am

    Awww I wanted to watch this as a stream game. It’s fun to play

  14. Nexus427
    July 17, 2021 @ 1:51 am

    In case you didn’t realize it Nico, Quadratum literally means Square.
    And Master of Masters in the KH3’s secret ending is standing on top of Square Enix’s HQ, as people managed to deduce from the buildings surrounding him.
    They’re going all in on this Versus 13 esque lore, which makes me believe Yozora might be (at least one of) playable protags in the next big console KH game.

  15. Page One
    July 17, 2021 @ 1:51 am

    “Oh boy can’t wait play and listen to my favourite kingdom hearts songs”
    “You like let it go, here watch that scene again”

  16. Flame of Udûn
    July 17, 2021 @ 1:51 am

    I don’t know about you guys, but this rhythm game seems pretty easy…there doesn’t seem to be any prompts and there’s a lot more talking than singing going on :/
    Bold choice tbh

  17. Aries Requiem
    July 17, 2021 @ 1:52 am

    alright nico here’s the dealy-o. firstly the cutscene before starting the data battles in remind we learn that kairi had been asleep for a year, whilst her memories get probbed for clues on sora’s whereabouts. and dont forget in KH1 FM there is an audio-less cutscene that shows us when lil riku and sora first see the door in the cave, at the end of that scene they mention a new girl who showed up which is KAIRI who was sent by terranort to find a keyblade weilder, at the time that was riku because he was already bequeathed by terra. AND, the cutscene with baby kairi and scientist terra-nort, the hand grab basically gave kairi a “ptsd” flashback which is why she froze in front of terranort right before donald used zettaflare. Riku going to quadrattum isnt where the secert cutscene in 3 starts, that was in his dreams like he said in remind. no there aint no finny fun, now then both kairi and sora had their models D-made so they were in the art of the original kh games prior to kh3 which was awsome. and finally this new setting means we ma get a verum rex game HELL YEAH! ok jesus christ Ive editied this too many fucking times

  18. Irfan
    July 17, 2021 @ 1:53 am

    Mankind knew they couldnt change society.
    So, instead of reflecting on themselves, they decided to simp for vtubers.

  19. Katsu Imagitian
    July 17, 2021 @ 1:55 am

    Aqua: Ok Kairi I’m about to teach you the ways of DJ Bizznizle! *Style: Rhythm Mixer*

    Kairi: I prefer Jazz myself *Plays Dealry Beloved Jazz edition*

  20. MrLegal
    July 17, 2021 @ 1:55 am

    Two videos in such a short time?! Something like this can only be the work of the Organization!!

  21. Dabestjoshy
    July 17, 2021 @ 1:55 am

    L’Impeto Oscuro at the start indicates Nico’s impeccable music taste

  22. evan graham
    July 17, 2021 @ 1:55 am

    The MVP of this game, The Fairy Godmother.

  23. Ked
    July 17, 2021 @ 1:56 am

    2 uploads in such a short time frame… *holds up gun* Who are you and what have you done with Nico?

  24. hafiz haekal
    July 17, 2021 @ 1:56 am


  25. Ucha Nekome
    July 17, 2021 @ 1:57 am

    Two videos in one day? Gosh Nico your spoiling us!

  26. jorge Waldimir
    July 17, 2021 @ 2:00 am


    Mmmm. I bet Nomura resisted to just call it Fantasy

  27. wittyreviewer
    July 17, 2021 @ 2:02 am

    Wanna know what Quadratum is latin for?


  28. James Riemer
    July 17, 2021 @ 2:03 am

    I feel like the player reincarnated into sora, would have felt better than xehanort

  29. Johan S
    July 17, 2021 @ 2:03 am

    Nomura’s craziness will never stop. I love and hate him for that

  30. PenitentDeadMan308 T
    July 17, 2021 @ 2:04 am

    5:26 what? You took what Darkness said to the MoM about them being friends literally? No! They call each other friends as in familiar enemies. No Nico it wasn’t a friend who lost his form. The darknesses are not human nor were they ever at all, they just imitated humans. They purposefully cast off their forms to become ethereal or spirit-like so they could live on and continue the fight against the light. Eventually they became aware that they were losing their will. Also what that guy said about how that one darkness that escaped became the heartless is wrong. The heartless existed during and before Union X and the Master even mentions them while talking to Luxu. There were other darknesses before the thirteen, but their race all lost their will and became primal prior to Union X, seeping their way into the hearts of men, which is presumably why every living heart has darkness in it and is why people become heartless when they give into it. The thirteen were just the ones that still held onto their will up to that point. Pretty sure that Darkness that escaped with Maleficent was the one that Luxu took into himself though I may be wrong about that. Also he said that the Darkness is still in Ven by KH3: ReMind. That’s also not true. That darkness went on to become Vanitas and Vanitas is dead now. I realize this stuff is really confusing so don’t feel bad.

    Also no, there was no keyblade war before Union X. There was a war prior to Union X between the denizens of light i.e. people, and darkness, but keyblades did not exist at that time. No Name, the keyblade that the Master gave to Luxu was the very first one that was derived from the design of the X-Blade just like all the rest were.

    Why is it dumb that the OC character reincarnated as Xehanort? There is nothing wrong with that. It doesn’t complicate the story at all and just cheeses with the fans. Now if that has too much of an effect on the story of Dark Road that negatively impacts the story I’ll eat my words, but as it stands it’s fine. Dunno why of all the ridiculous story elements THAT’S the one you’re hung up about. Reincarnation is not a crazy out there bs concept. If anything it just explains the cycle of life and death in Kingdom Hearts, which I welcome.

  31. Crystal Thread
    July 17, 2021 @ 2:04 am

    You missed the opportunity to play the game. I mean it has Cardi B’s WAP for crying out loud.

  32. Zain Mudassir
    July 17, 2021 @ 2:06 am

    Kairi is best!

  33. MadMasterPorkey
    July 17, 2021 @ 2:07 am

    So to basically sum up Kingdom Hearts: “_____ died. It’s okay, though. They got better”

  34. Johan S
    July 17, 2021 @ 2:08 am

    So this fictional world, some might say, is like a…..Fantasy??? If Nomura try to make Kingdom Hearts a very bizzare prequel to ALL Final Fantasy games, i would be both confused and low key impressed at the same time

  35. James Riemer
    July 17, 2021 @ 2:08 am

    The world did break, but than again the heartless never took over. Plus it’s the nexus of all worlds, so it’s probably special enough to survive all this time

  36. Night Twister
    July 17, 2021 @ 2:08 am

    I think x is Ava. She fits the same boat as skuld. She wasn’t there with the other foretellers at the end of kh3. She was also 4 friends saying ‘may your heart be your guiding key’ and if im remembering right didn’t it say she couldn’t remember much?

  37. Soul6
    July 17, 2021 @ 2:10 am

    Can we talk about the fact that even in her own dreams, Kairi can’t beat Master Xehanort? Like even her subconscious know she’s too weak. It basically even have that image of Master Xehanort tell her that she is a splendid keyblade weilder possibly out of pity. I feel a bit bad for Kairi.

  38. Livazz
    July 17, 2021 @ 2:15 am


    My theory: More than ever with those new lines from MoM, I think that he is Sora from Worldline-1, left behind in a world where everyone died to Xehanort. Sora is defeated and finally norted by Xehanort, who then invokes KH and restarts the world.

    Originally, he wants to start a new Worldline where everything would be okay if everyone would just obey him, but he cannot do that as a physical ruler. Trying to get more power, he casts away his physical form, weakening his will and then making him less cunning. As Sora-1 sense his weakened resolve, he then revolts and become the Fallen Angel of this world.

    Obsessed with his betrayal and remembering his past friendship with Eraqus, Xehanort tries to take down Sora-1, but he’s managed to lock away the part of Xehanort in his heart and therefore knows that darkness can be trapped—and destroyed.

    He devises a plan to beat him in the long-run, using both his experience as a Keyblade wielder but also Xehanort’s knowledge. Using new disciples in a world of his creation, he then sees the future and discovers 1) the existence of Worldine-2 where everyone except Sora-2 survived, him disappearing to a world of fiction, a new hope 2) that they’re still in Worldine-1 because Xehanort’s plan ensured the creation of Darkness in people’s hearts and therefore securing the chain of events.

    As both of the Keyblade Wars are necessary in order for Sora-1 to still exist in this time, he then proceeds in making sure they both happen, while having a renewed hope that he, in fact, is the only person that can change the future and save everyone. MoM would then want to make sure the KH side of Worldine-2 is destroyed with every trace of Darkness locked within it (himself included) while the Keyblade wielders of Now, who rejected the darkness, can go on a Exode in Quadratum and restart their lives there, in a world with no darkness.

  39. Christian Kim
    July 17, 2021 @ 2:15 am

    Meanwhile in Shibuya:

    *Sora at a karaoke bar staring at a photo of KH 4*

    “DAME DANE!”

  40. Christian Kim
    July 17, 2021 @ 2:15 am

    We finally got the Melody of Memories lore! I can’t wait for the next LP and when we react to Dark Road lore!

  41. Katsu Imagitian
    July 17, 2021 @ 2:17 am

    The thing with Daybreak Town. Remember that in Union Cross’s time all of the worlds weren’t split apart it was all one big world where all the Disney worlds could be found in one big place. The Break as it’s called was the world’s splitting apart due to what Darkness did in trying to destroy everything and the Keyblade War between the Foretellers left the place scarred essentially, but the world’s weren’t lost unlike in KH1 with what the Heartless were doing the event only lead to the world’s splitting from one another.

  42. hipersonicc
    July 17, 2021 @ 2:18 am

    45:08, no the secret ending of KH3 is the dream that riku kept having as he mentioned in remind nico

  43. hipersonicc
    July 17, 2021 @ 2:18 am

    A kairi/aqua game sounds BADASS

  44. BlueFirefox
    July 17, 2021 @ 2:19 am

    Every light must fade. Every heart returns to vtubers!

  45. Xeno OdyessyJae
    July 17, 2021 @ 2:20 am

    If you ever decide to check it out, maybe play Melody of Memory in a livestream?

  46. Kevin Abbottlane
    July 17, 2021 @ 2:20 am

    Looking for good content creators for Kingdom Hearts lore I think HMK is one he has a lot of theories and lore for Kingdom Hearts same for Zelda too

  47. Irfan
    July 17, 2021 @ 2:21 am

    Re: deaths and revival in KH
    I personally do not mind it if some time passes and we are shown the hard struggles of the characters trying to revive them, so like Roxas and right now, Sora with kairi and riku trying to bring him back. That being said, it also depends on the execution of the struggle, as I wasnt a fan of Aqua’s return and Kairi’s revival in KH3 before Remind shows what Sora went through.

  48. maji nya
    July 17, 2021 @ 2:21 am

    Was explained in KH1 in the Ansem Reports how she got to Destiny Islands, This is just showing us info we already knew.

  49. Melon Cat
    July 17, 2021 @ 2:22 am

    Let’s goooo

  50. Fast
    July 17, 2021 @ 2:23 am

    Hopefully we’ll see TWEWY gang in not shibuya. Also will you be checking out NEO when that rolls around? 👁

  51. Livazz
    July 17, 2021 @ 2:23 am

    13:00 I think the reasoning on making the OC character Xehanort is that our OC character was a Keyblade wielder linked to darkness (with our Dark Chirithy, right?) questioning the Institution but still fighting for the cause instead of just being obsessed by the light.

  52. Isaias Palafox
    July 17, 2021 @ 2:25 am

    I’ve waited for this, since I finished watching Everglow’s playthrough back in November. Literally just had to Google when this game was released. Was released in October. Can’t believe it’s been that long tbh. 🤦🏻‍♂️😭 Requested this reaction months ago, like everyone else, and it’s finally…. TIME.! 🤣 Let’s go 🐧’s.!!! 🤲🏼🌹 👑❤️🌹🤲🏼

  53. Coteup
    July 17, 2021 @ 2:26 am

    Riku’s VA sounded great as Dark Riku in KH3 and Aqua’s VA was good in 2.8 so it’s definitely not the voice actors, the voice direction has just been so awful

  54. Otterly Useless
    July 17, 2021 @ 2:26 am

    I completely agree with the voice direction
    Even during my first playthrough of KH3 I couldn’t help but wonder why everyone sounded so weird and wooden
    I didn’t know if it was the VA’s that just weren’t caring or if it was how they were directed but everything just sounded so off. It’s like they did one take for everyone line and said “nah it’ll be fine”
    I don’t know what it is but I hope they figure something out soon

  55. James Riemer
    July 17, 2021 @ 2:27 am

    Yes she’s the girl from the toy story opening

  56. xtiandg0914
    July 17, 2021 @ 2:29 am

    I know your waiting for Great Ace Attorney but can I suggest To Paradise, a sequel of To the Moon. Its a really short game that you can probably finish in 2-3 episodes and it would be a nice throwback to the early days of this channel.

  57. Katsu Imagitian
    July 17, 2021 @ 2:29 am

    23:58 This moment was actually referenced in the Ansem Reports in KH1. Terranort actually did send Kairi out into in search of a keyblade wielder and she was drawn to Sora, some also speculate why specifically was also due to the charm spell Aqua put on Kairi that would send her somewhere safe.

  58. Another Jason
    July 17, 2021 @ 2:30 am

    45:42 Mickey: What? Riku’s doing something POTENTIALLY dangerous? i gotta go save my boy toy RIGHT NOW!
    Also Mickey: Aqua IS in danger in the realm of darkness? ehhhh, give me 10ish years, i need my tea time first and crumpets, then MAYBE i’ll save her.

  59. Evan Banks
    July 17, 2021 @ 2:32 am

    Wow… 18 minutes of just talking about Union X’s ending. I mean, understandable. It was a lot.

  60. VivaLaGamb
    July 17, 2021 @ 2:33 am

    I actually bought this, personally worst 60$ I have ever and probably will ever spend in my life

  61. Matheus Rocha
    July 17, 2021 @ 2:35 am

    Ansem: “a fictional world”
    Me: Is Nomura pulling a Danganronpa V3 on us?!

  62. What Not To Do
    July 17, 2021 @ 2:35 am

    I like how during the conversation with the nameless star, parts of Yozora’s boss theme starts playing.

    Edit: namely 43:14

  63. Kagura95
    July 17, 2021 @ 2:38 am

    I feel like there’s a big difference between the MC being reincarnated as a different person entirely (who also died for real btw) vs someone who died but came back. Putting Aqua aside because she never died, Axel was already set up as a being that none of the characters really knew anything about (Ansem did know more than most but even then he let his own bias’ cloud his judgment). They left the door pretty open saying that they don’t know what happens when a Nobody dies, and we got our answer through them coming back recompleted so long as the Heartless holding their heart was destroyed as well. Unlike Riku replica, Xehanort and Eraqus. Sterlitzia, we don’t know since we only know her data is around somewhere, but that doesn’t make her not dead anymore. The same way data Sora isn’t Sora and couldn’t replace him fully as a 1 to 1 copy since they have different life experiences and memories.

    I think rolling your eyes at it and saying “everyone’s Xehanort” is ignoring a lot of the meaning behind the reveal and how it recontextualizes the KHUX scene in KH3. To me, it’s pretty interesting that our character who fought for the light, fought to change the world, and put others before themselves to such an extent was reborn into someone who still fought to change the world, but also was reliant on darkness and was so self-absorbed he pushed the people he cared about away for his ideals. On top of that, across death and life, Eraqus and Ephemer both were there to send off their best friend to be reincarnated or even reach their final resting place. Honestly, I prefer this over the theory of our player being Luxord since he’s still going to be a part of the story. At least Xehanort had and still has lore that’s not just “was our OC in a mobile game in his past life”. But that’s just how I feel about it.

    Though I did really want Namine, Xion and Roxas to stay where they were. There’s too many characters at this point and some of them need to go. lmao

  64. Sandra Nicole
    July 17, 2021 @ 2:39 am

    In kh3 scala ad Caelum was 100% a sleeping world, but I don’t believe it was during its prime. (Kh3 scala was a dream world accessed through creating a portal in xehanort.)

  65. theonlygt72
    July 17, 2021 @ 2:41 am

    Interestingly enough a world of fiction can be thought of as a world of Fantasy.
    Final Fantasy worlds anyone?

  66. Strelitzia Mystery21
    July 17, 2021 @ 2:43 am

    Well! My TWEWY X KH theories now definitely only exist in the world of fanfiction…

  67. NoLife-Chan
    July 17, 2021 @ 2:45 am

    The end of MoM to me means 1 game

    Were either gonna get a riku game in quadratum…

    Or we could get a Kairi Aqua game, and I think I speak for everyone when I say we want the LATTER NOMURA

  68. Sandra Nicole
    July 17, 2021 @ 2:45 am

    Kairi got thrown out by xehanort established in the Ansem reports in kingdom hearts 1. It was explained there straight up.

  69. Slider Eclipse
    July 17, 2021 @ 2:46 am

    I suspect that Nomura planned a couple more years of unionx, but got a shutdown notice from Square and had no choice but to rush out every plot twist last minute due to already setting up for those twists In his next scripts. It just does not fit his style to shovel that much lore dump in that short a time frame.

  70. TjEevee
    July 17, 2021 @ 2:46 am

    Mickey: “Riku’s all alone in a world we know nothing about! We have to go save him!”

    Also Mickey: “Who was that chick I met in the Realm of Darkness? Ah well, not my problem!”

    Aqua: “FUCK YOU, RAT!!”

  71. Golden Gamer
    July 17, 2021 @ 2:48 am

    Honestly my theories about stuff in relation to melody of memories is that subject x and the star are not the same person in fact I fully believe that that star is sora or to better explain yazora’s sora. Cause the reason sora and yazora fight in the ending of remind is because yazora doesn’t believe sora when he says he’s sora and through the dialogue we learn that yazora’s sora is a girl (most likely the girl from the vernime Rex trailer). As for anything else we’ll that’s all going to be stuff to watch for.

  72. UTubeManiaC
    July 17, 2021 @ 2:50 am

    KH Fans when KH3 was coming out: Ooooo! Maybe we get to play as Xehanort?!?!?! Nomura: What if i told you you’ve been playing as him for years already!

  73. Nobody Inportant
    July 17, 2021 @ 2:51 am

    Honestly, after that Xehanort biz; I’m just waiting for Sora to be revealed as a reincarnation of the Master of Masters. It’s only a matter of time. We are never gonna get of Namura’s crazy ride.

  74. LadsVsGents916
    July 17, 2021 @ 2:55 am

    No wonder people hate Mickey for not going after Aqua before.

  75. Sunofspawn
    July 17, 2021 @ 3:00 am

    15:50 and so nico set him self up for disapointment……..

  76. Nedtel
    July 17, 2021 @ 3:01 am

    As cool as the classic Sora and Riku duo are, I really don’t want ANOTHER game with those two again. A Sora and Kairi game would’ve been waaaay better but it is what it is.

  77. TheLightspeedHero
    July 17, 2021 @ 3:03 am

    Just going to say I’m really Hoping Nomura gives us a Kairi and Aqua Game

  78. nelrum
    July 17, 2021 @ 3:03 am

    Okay but how the hell does the fairy godmother knows all these stuff???

  79. FallenYet StillHere
    July 17, 2021 @ 3:05 am

    Nico if you’ve got the time and it peaks your interest, please consider reacting to TWEWY A New Day. It was a new chapter added when TWEWY had its switch port, and the ending leaves on a cliffhanger that will play into Neo: TWEWY.

  80. slasher villain
    July 17, 2021 @ 3:09 am

    I think the reason Riku sounds so off is because they all recorded at home due to the pandemic but I could be wrong

  81. KR-Shinkuu
    July 17, 2021 @ 3:12 am

    A fictional world? A FANTASY world?
    A FINAL Fantasy?

  82. Darby Kellison
    July 17, 2021 @ 3:19 am

    Huuuuuuuuh, no final fantasy characters appeared in any cutscenes

  83. kamron spencer
    July 17, 2021 @ 3:24 am

    It’s been a little over a year since you last did hunter x hunter. Maybe next time you have a break you could consider going back to that. I know those videos are annoying because YouTube sucks with copyright bullshit but I do really love them and I enjoy getting to see your takes on the series.

  84. Solo SP
    July 17, 2021 @ 3:26 am

    I feel like the semblance of Daybrake Town being under Scala Ad Caelum is just to show that Scala Ad Caelum was built on Daybreak Towns ashes, as it were. It WAS a dream version of it from Xehanort

  85. Kevin Abbottlane
    July 17, 2021 @ 3:27 am

    Yeah the new Shibuya quadratum but the word quad means four. Yozora maybe probably. And next year 2022 is the 20th anniversary for Kingdom Hearts so look forward to that and yes dark road is coming really soon nier September. And looking forward to it.

  86. TheLegendOfSora73
    July 17, 2021 @ 3:31 am

    Are you kidding me Nico? Quinton Flynn is one of the more consistently good voice actors all throughout the series, including KH3. Though I do agree that the voice directing for some characters (Riku especially) is not done very well at all.

  87. KR-Shinkuu
    July 17, 2021 @ 3:31 am

    Quadratum. Square.

    Literally Square Enix multiverse.

  88. TheKHfan358over3d
    July 17, 2021 @ 3:34 am

    the GBA Kingdom Hearts game was Chain of Memories

  89. KKAceh GamingTanoshii
    July 17, 2021 @ 3:44 am

    Do we have any information on who are luxord and demyx? These 2 are the only ones we don’t know their origin right?

  90. lizard1255
    July 17, 2021 @ 3:46 am

    Imagine this is all leading up to the true final goal of a KH AR game. We can be the fantasy world.

  91. Silentroom
    July 17, 2021 @ 3:47 am

    Luxu technically doesn’t need Brain but he wants to save Brain. He found The Master’s method of sacrificing people unacceptable.
    I may have an idea why Xehanort has to be Player’s reincarnation, but you need to watch Dark Road first.
    About the destruction of Worlds, there are a few types
    1. They went fully into the Realm of Darkness and its inhabitant turn to Heartless or went into Slumber (I don’t know)
    2. Some of it went to Realm of Darkness but there is still debris floating around in space at the End of The World (Most of them)
    3. Only a part of it went to Realm of Darkness. There’s still a lot of landscape left. (Land of Departure, Daybreak Town)
    That last one doesn’t have examples of inhabitants going into Slumber because Terra and Luxu escaped, Aqua came back later, and everyone in Daybreak is either died in the Keyblade War, in Data World, Quadratum. Ephemer is basically the only proof we have that if the world doesn’t go to Realm of Darkness then the inhabitants don’t go into Slumber as well.
    Most importantly though number 3 happened because there’s no Heartless eating The Heart of The World, so they survive.
    Also Quadratum = Square

  92. VectoredPromise
    July 17, 2021 @ 3:49 am

    100% agree about the OC Xehanort thing

  93. faizullah khan
    July 17, 2021 @ 3:51 am

    Maybe they need a marvel style reboot event

  94. Karma Kitsune
    July 17, 2021 @ 3:52 am

    The reason for the voice acting sounding off is probably due to this stuff being recorded at home during covid

  95. Kuso Yuu
    July 17, 2021 @ 3:56 am

    Based on how this story constantly talks about multiple metaphysical and/or astral realms, rebirth/reincarnation

    Characters coming back in the Kingdom Hearts series makes sense to the context and story that’s been set in the first place

    I can understand that you don’t necessarily like characters coming back to much and that’s all fine

    But for what this story IS that trope fits more so than other stories that have it but don’t actually center any concepts around said troupe.

    That’s the flow that was set from the very beginning so it’s not like characters are coming back for nothing or JUST for fan service

    But it is what it is… you like what you like…..

  96. Rodolphin
    July 17, 2021 @ 3:56 am

    Since Sora is in Quadratum. I do hope that this next KH game it’s more Square Enix than Disney since KH3 was more Disney than SE. Then we can have the balance of both in KH4 idk

  97. Karts
    July 17, 2021 @ 4:00 am

    “There’s a lot of intersting lore here, it’s just not told very well”
    … So the KingdomHearts series ever since KH2?

  98. Sir Arthur
    July 17, 2021 @ 4:15 am

    I just realized that the wayfinder trio is most likely in the realm of darkness going full doom mode ripping and tearing until it is done firing off 100+ triple mega flares like a bunch of badasses

  99. kaialone
    July 17, 2021 @ 4:16 am

    Here’s another interesting thing about MoM planning to use his proteges and himself as vessels for Darkness.

    As has been brought up in the comments, the Foretellers and Luxu are all named for the seven deadly sins – but also, it’s been specifically said that the Master of Masters gave them those names.

    There was this brief line like “he bestowed new names upon his six apprentices”, which in hindsight was one of our first hints of his goal.

    Also just for the reference, here are the sins in question:

    Ira (Wrath): Ira eventually becomes the most openly hostile to the other Foretellers due to his anger at their actions.

    Aced = Acedia (Sloth): Aced is the most rigid in his thinking of the Foretellers, he has one idea and sticks with it, doesn’t like things being too complex.

    Invi = Invidia (Envy): Invi’s falling into darkness sorta begins when she starts having hostile feelings towards Aced and Gula forming an alliance, and especially Ava gathering the finest Keyblade wielders all for herself.

    Ava = Avaritia (Greed): This one seems simple, although she did it cause it was her role, Ava DID specifically pick out the best wielders from ALL Unions to make them HER followers.

    Gula (Gluttony): Gula becomes the most obsessed with amassing a ridiculous amount of Lux in order to summon Kingdom Hearts and call back the Master of Masters, being mostly responsible for the huge Lux inflation that escalates into the war.

    Luxu = Luxuria (Lust): Alright, if you get your head outta the gutter, Lust as a deadly sin can refer to an obsession with the pleasures of life (to the extend that it harms others and you), and Luxu, as Nico said here, refused to live out his regular lifespan and pass the torch, instead stealing bodies for centuries to ensure he’d continue to be able to experience it himself.

    Some of these are a bit more shaky, but this is what we got.

    This only leaves Superbia (Pride) for the Master of Masters, which should be self-explanitory, actually.

  100. Izo Quartz
    July 17, 2021 @ 4:16 am

    Poor Kairi, even in her own game, she has to be saved by Sora…

  101. VectoredPromise
    July 17, 2021 @ 4:23 am

    The star is the girl in the Verum Rex trailer

  102. Kucan
    July 17, 2021 @ 4:28 am

    Part of problem with death in KH is that, according to KH3, death only occurs if a person lose their heart, body and mind at the same time. And the main characters, as powerful as they are, are usually involved in events that will interfere with that process and also have the power to usually fix it.

    Most people don’t have access to Key magic and so if they get torn apart as opposed to properly dying it may as well be death. Not an issue for the main characters though!

    As to why MoM exists, Shimomura basically asked for a game about the music of KH3.

  103. mek Night
    July 17, 2021 @ 4:29 am

    Next year is the 20 year anniversary of KH! I assume if we don’t get news at tokyo game show (or any other miscellaneous events) about the next game, it will probably be announced by the anniversary and hopefully come within the year

  104. Jester Al5150
    July 17, 2021 @ 4:31 am

    Nico that girl was probably the one Yozora was trying to save in the Verum Rex trailer.

  105. Yamiro
    July 17, 2021 @ 4:36 am

    Well Nomura’s favourite character is Xehanort so maybe Nomura did the reincarnation for himself xD

  106. Zaephy
    July 17, 2021 @ 4:42 am

    I haven’t seen the usual comment that was under every other MoM video but Quadratum apparently stands for Square in Latin, i think. And if you refer to unreality as Fantasy…you see the Square Enix + Final Fantasy bridges they are building? xD
    I personally would love if we instead of Disney Worlds hop into Final Fantasy Worlds when we are on the “other side”. Imagine Sora fighting with Cloud in FF7 Remake world HOLY FK XD
    Or Lightning + Sora in FF 13 😀

  107. Swordking X4
    July 17, 2021 @ 4:47 am

    Okay since it’s been awhile I’ll explain.

    No Nico that scene of baby Kari was not the same as when Aqua saved her.
    Aqua defeated Unversed, what Kari was running from here was heartless.

    This just them showing and explaining how she got to Destiny Island.

    Also Nomura fucking stop with this Pronoun game shit, no one talks like that.
    Just have someone say a name like a normal person, yes I know mystery and all that.
    But when you make more questions because of this pronoun game.

  108. edgar juarez
    July 17, 2021 @ 4:47 am

    The year is 2057, the new virtual reality spin-off kingdom hearts game releases, and it turns out that it was not a game, it was reality, the Darkness starts possesing the players and it turns out Sora Riku and Kairi, who have mastered the art of immortality becaise the power of waking, were real and it was all a plot from Nomura to bring them to the “real world” so everyone could be saved.

  109. TheLegendOfSora73
    July 17, 2021 @ 4:48 am

    You do realize that there’s a difference between Reincarnation and Resurrection, right?

  110. SMILE
    July 17, 2021 @ 4:49 am

    The player character reincarnating to Xehanort is not the same thing as characters coming back like previously. They died point blank, reincarnation doesn’t mean its the same person its just the same soul and no one could know they shared the same soul so no one will be referencing it.

  111. Johan Stenfelt
    July 17, 2021 @ 5:07 am

    Ephemer is dead, 
    also, if one of your big complaints is that no one stays dead, then you might like Dark Road a lot.

  112. Ibrahim Jamal
    July 17, 2021 @ 5:09 am

    I’m 90% sure the nameless star girl is the Not-KaiNamin girl from the Verum Rex trailer who Not-tis was trying to save

  113. thethunderspirit87
    July 17, 2021 @ 5:15 am

    I feel like the way they might handle the next kh game is that kairi while training with aqua gets all the disney shit, while riku gets all the new not-shibuya stuff. then when you finsh the disney worlds you cut back to riku and then something freaky happens and finally kairi get her time in the spot light and she heads off to not-shibuya, kicks monkey ass, helps riku, saves sora, and i don’t know, kicks the master of masters in the balls for making everything so damn convoluted. I really do hope that kairi just isn’t an idol layabout in the next game. LET HER DO COOL SHIT TOO! ALL SHE’S BEEN DOING IS EITHER TRAINING OR GETTING HER ASS HANDED TO HER!

  114. Yamiro
    July 17, 2021 @ 5:17 am

    I think they didn’t give Kairi her screen time in this game because there will be a an actual game comming where she’s playable. Possibly a Kairi Aqua game, which i wouldn’t mind at all

  115. Doco56
    July 17, 2021 @ 5:25 am

    I think people are expecting more to come from the reincarnation thing than actually will. We may see some hints of it in Dark Road. But I don’t think it’ll be anything that’ll directly effect Xehanort’s story. It really was just added as like an “oh that’s neat” thing. Also, Player and Xehanort have different thoughts, feelings, relationships and memories. We’re not Xehanort the same way he isn’t player, it’s simply just a reincarnation thing with no connection other than vague dreams to past lives.

  116. Patrick McGregor
    July 17, 2021 @ 5:25 am

    Well Quadratum is latin for Square
    Unreality is a synonym of Fantasy
    And pathway between worlds is through The *Final* World

    Really makes you think

    And by no means does this mean Disney won’t be as prevalent going forward as they own the series, but it’s definitely seeming like Nomura wants to incorporate the ideas he had for Versus XIII into Kingdom Hearts

  117. Ahmed Ebade
    July 17, 2021 @ 5:26 am

    A fictional world. A world of fantasy. Final fantasy worlds

  118. SomeRandomGuy
    July 17, 2021 @ 5:26 am

    You’re missing the patched version of the cutscenes that adds literally 5 seconds of new footage at the start of the new stuff

  119. ElvendorkTW
    July 17, 2021 @ 5:31 am

    Well, our reality would be incomprehensible fiction to these people. Just as Kingdom Hearts is for us.

  120. Thebrawlbro
    July 17, 2021 @ 5:33 am

    Merlin: Can Travel through time without having to worry about any of KH’s rules of time travel
    Fairy Godmother: Can just teleport to the final world on a whim
    Donald: Can cast Zettaflare, the most power spell in Final Fantasy history

    In conclusion, Disney characters are fucking OP.

  121. Neo noah
    July 17, 2021 @ 5:33 am

    Im not sure, but i think that, like the master of masters or darkness said, daybreak town would be consumed by darkness once all the lifeboat departs…
    Ephemer’s didnt…
    So i guess it ended up getting destroyed, but not completelly? Idk…
    Maybe they will explain that on dark road or kh Ver 13.

  122. kaialone
    July 17, 2021 @ 5:37 am

    Ienzo sounding weird I think is also cause like, he has a complete heart again, meaning he now has a full range of emotions, which he hasn’t has had since he was a child

    Like we only ever really knew him as Zexion, as a Nobody and all, so I think theyre intentionally going for Ienzo feeling different.

  123. ciriwayfinder
    July 17, 2021 @ 5:39 am

    Just because someone reincarnated into another doesnt mean they’re the same person. I mean, thats what reincarnation is all about.

    Also, Dream Eaters are fallen keyblade wielders who chose to sleep instead of reincarnating. Sad.

  124. Yate 01
    July 17, 2021 @ 5:41 am


  125. M2M
    July 17, 2021 @ 5:49 am

    Fun fact: The official manga adaptation of Kingdom Hearts I (which I think is done by Yoshitaka Amano) begins with a scene of Kairi falling towards Destiny Island in the form of a shooting star, before landing near the edge of the water as Sora discovers her in an unconscious state there. Kinda made it easier for me as a kid to understand that Kairi didn’t come from where the same world Sora and Riku lived whenever the game mentioned that point.

  126. Johan Stenfelt
    July 17, 2021 @ 5:51 am

    I recommend you to check out the channel ProdigyxCD, he is pretty good at making videos talking about what to expect from Kingdom Hearts, in my opinion.

  127. Darc Hart94
    July 17, 2021 @ 5:53 am

    I’m amazed they finally brought back that machine from kingdom hearts 1 that only exists for 1 room and you’re given no context for

  128. KevKrieger32
    July 17, 2021 @ 5:53 am

    “it must be unreality, or fiction.”
    Or Fantasy …?

    But Jokes aside,
    the concept is really interesting. On KH’s perspective
    disney characters, traveling between worlds of data, dreams & memories, the side of light & darkness, everything is “reality”,
    but a city with tall buildings is “fiction” on their view. They sees it like imaginary story or a video game, which is shown in the Toy Story World (“Verum Rex”).
    From our perspective it’s the complete opposite. Shibuya is reality but talking animal cartoons are fiction.
    Everything is a question of the perspective ^^

  129. Darc Hart94
    July 17, 2021 @ 5:54 am

    Imagine being so confused by “you will be sent to another keyblade wielders world by having your heart connect to them”
    And then she ends up on destiny islands. Where there are 2 keyblade wielders.
    It’s not hard to understand at all

  130. KevKrieger32
    July 17, 2021 @ 5:56 am

    42:53 “Quadratum”
    Quad-Dratum, quad is another way to describe a square.
    Well played, Square, well played

  131. Kanaev
    July 17, 2021 @ 6:01 am

    Two videos in a day? You are spoiling us.

  132. Volokyn
    July 17, 2021 @ 6:05 am

    I think now, it safe to assume that we’re gonna have, at least, 1 or 2 games before KH4:
    – A DDD style game with Riku and Sora in Quadratum with some intervention of Yozora and his gang;
    – and (I hope) a game centered around Union X characters with present Lauriam, Elrena and Ven searching for Strelizia

  133. Justin Overstreet
    July 17, 2021 @ 6:05 am

    I heard a theory recently that the nameless star is actually the girl who shows up at the end of kh1’s first secret ending as well as the one in the toy box commercial. So this character and these ideas have been around since the start if that’s true.

    Honestly I don’t really mind that characters don’t die often and stay gone. It just further reinforces my theory that kingdom hearts is either a video game or a story to people in Quadratum and Sora is someone’s self insert character that’s way too powerful and can’t die. I have an idea who could have written him in but, I’m not really confident yet.

  134. knownwings
    July 17, 2021 @ 6:08 am

    The master of Masters is not a bad guy, he’s just tired.

  135. Navy Narupan
    July 17, 2021 @ 6:11 am

    Maybe it’s just me, but I think they are building up the Unreality stuff aka Fiction worlds as the Square Enix Games, or at least a mirror of them. Imagine Sora experiencing the FF and Nier games.

  136. Ked
    July 17, 2021 @ 6:19 am

    A theory many people have about “the other side” is that it’s a universe made up of Final Fantasy worlds instead of Disney ones. Proof being Quadratum is Square in Latin and everyone keeps referring to the other side as a world of fiction, fiction of course being a synonym of Fantasy.

  137. Subaru130
    July 17, 2021 @ 6:22 am

    I posted this on the KHUX finale video, but I’ll post it here too since you were asking for theories. I’m assuming the deal with the destruction of Daybreak Town is kind of like what happened with Land of Departure in BBS. While these two both had a giant orb of darkness in the sky, it wasn’t the same as what happened to Destiny Islands in KH1. In BBS, Xehanort basically just summoned darkness to fuck Land of Departure up, ripping chunks of the land out and tearing off parts of the castle, but the world itself didn’t fall to darkness, hence Aqua being able to go there and turn it into Castle Oblivion. I think the same probably happened to Daybreak Town. The darkness in the sky destroyed the town, but the world itself didn’t fall to darkness. 

    Then, perhaps Ephemer used Master’s Defender, the Keyblade left for him and that eventually gets passed down to Eraqus and Aqua, to reshape the world into Scala ad Caelum. This is my theory for how he did it just because it doesn’t seem feasible for a kid to somehow build a city like Scala on his own in a flooded land. Plus, we see the destroyed remnants of the Daybreak Town clocktower floating in the water whereas in KH3, we see the clocktower on the underside of one of the Scala islands.

  138. Danny Walker
    July 17, 2021 @ 6:27 am

    Riku must face the noise and the reapers game

  139. KevKrieger32
    July 17, 2021 @ 6:28 am

    38:47 One thing about this cutscene, I’m wondering..
    How did the Fairy Mother, Riku and Kairi got to the Final World? Are they dead??
    Like Chirithy said in KH3: “The edge of sleep and death touch, and one can’t help the occasional crossover.
    The natural end for those whose hearts and bodies perish together. But some persist, and arrive here (The Final World).”

    Kairi was in the Final World but she dived into her heart and (you could say) slept to get there.
    Are they also sleeping?
    But then how can they “just” travel to the Final World but Kairi needed a year to get to the Final World?

    It’s just a minor thing, but it’s something I’m wondering: “How?” and “Why?” xD

  140. Miguel Morales Media
    July 17, 2021 @ 6:29 am

    It’s heavily implied that the girl with the star form from Verum Rex is the girl from the Verum Rex trailer, the one that Yozora and his friends were trying to save

  141. Sherlock Holmes
    July 17, 2021 @ 6:34 am

    The reason why Luxu took Brain’s form is easy enough to understand. He says to Brain: “It’s a shame you only have one lifetime.” Brain was going to stay behind and die in the Break. Luxu didn’t agree with that plan. He didn’t take Brain’s form for his own sake, but so he could send Brain’s heart into the future. The memories were there in Luxu and Ephemer’s teachings, and the medium was Brain’s hat. Ergo, Brain gets another lifetime.

    Also, Xehanort having vague memories of who his heart used to be before it was desolved and reborn explains why he wanted off the islands and was willing play the villain in MoM’s plans. It’s still an asspull, but I’ll roll with it.

  142. BlueCrimson10
    July 17, 2021 @ 6:40 am

    About loss being a powerful storytelling tool. yeah well emotional reunions are also powerful storytelling tools, as a satisfying conclusion to one’s character arc.

  143. Loulou's Corner
    July 17, 2021 @ 6:46 am

    Totally get it! I refused to pay for this game because:

    1: Rhythm Game
    2: Excessive reuse of existing assets
    3: The piss take price! Not worth €60!

  144. sean locke
    July 17, 2021 @ 6:55 am

    It’s been a long time since Nico uploaded 2 videos on the same day. This feels very nostalgic.

  145. Fruitch Graphics
    July 17, 2021 @ 6:56 am

    i think the cool thing about kingdom hearts is it’s game variety. like yeah, obviously i prefer mainline games, but it’s designed so many people can play games as part of the series through many styles that they may prefer all while gathering a lot of fans for the franchise as a whole

  146. Setech
    July 17, 2021 @ 7:04 am

    Kairi is going to be training with Aqua? Looks like Kairi is going to become the next fruit ball champion!

  147. BlueCrimson10
    July 17, 2021 @ 7:19 am

    Great Ace Attorney Chronicles doesn’t come out for 10 days, Nico. We still have a week and a half to go.

  148. Velvet Cake
    July 17, 2021 @ 7:21 am

    do we have any good theories on who the disembodied star girl is? i think she might be the girl from the Verum Rex trailer cos shes the only female who is “from Quadratum”

  149. Mikaela Zommers
    July 17, 2021 @ 7:26 am

    kinda late but all of the voice acting was recoding during the times were going through now so some it may be choppy or “bad” since it was filmed most likely in their own homes

    so they said not to hate on it too bad for MoM. 🙂

  150. Skibot99
    July 17, 2021 @ 7:31 am

    Anybody else wondering why Even/Vexen has brown eyes rather than yellow? Remember he had to become a nobody to rejoin the Organization and he was never defeated in battle.

    Was Even THAT bothered by his eye color he committed suicide?

  151. snowjoe
    July 17, 2021 @ 7:33 am

    I wonder if the name “Quadratum” is a reference to the Shibuya Crossing or whatever the 8-way crosswalk is called. Quad means four, like the four roads leading there. And the crosswalk is like the center where all those roads meet. Like the Times Square of Tokyo. Just a thought.

  152. Lukas Ruston
    July 17, 2021 @ 7:33 am

    Okay, I’ll say this here since a lot of people seem to be mad about it (hopefully it makes you less mad but I can’t be too sure) I predict that Riku and Kairi are going to have their own stand alone games (not spin-offs, actual REAL KH games) Kairi HAD to stay behind in the realm of light because they need her to star in her own game without being accompanied by Riku or Sora. Kairi’s story is most likely going to feature the Foretellers and Luxu as the villains whilst Riku (and possibly Sora if the game takes the DDD approach) will be fighting Yozora and whatever new threats there are in Quadratum (and also possibly an optional battle against the Master of Masters as a teaser for what’s to come? A man can dream, damnit) So yeah, hope that makes more sense to y’all as to why Kairi needed to stay behind. Kairi isn’t being forgotten in the story, in fact, she’s being given the chance to fight the strongest Keyblade Masters of all time to prove her strength against them.

  153. Skibot99
    July 17, 2021 @ 7:35 am

    I hope you do Skyward Sword HD

  154. ThatKVOBreh
    July 17, 2021 @ 7:38 am

    Yo what if Strelitzia is Sora’s Mom?!

  155. ZeroPointer
    July 17, 2021 @ 7:48 am

    One of the KH1 Ansem reports explain that Terranort believed that if he shot a princess of heart into space, that because she is a princess of heart, she’ll will be guided to a protector, I.E. a key blade wielder.

  156. Mason Henderson
    July 17, 2021 @ 7:59 am

    To be honest, I was pretty iffy on a lot of this. Not that I hate it, in fact I’ve given in to a lot of the KH madness, so adding “unreality” to the mix is no longer a crazy thing in this series. However, none of that was particularly revelatory, so I was just kind of absorbing that info. The one thing that DID get me pumped was finding out Kairi was going to train with Aqua. Now THAT could be a game in and of itself! And it fits with what we’ve seen as well. Even though she got her Keyblade and trained with it for a bit, she trained with Merlin, who isn’t a Keyblade Master, and that shows with how easily she’s been defeated on several occasions. Hopefully this will be the beginning of Kairi actually kicking some ass and taking some names.

  157. Adonis Sookoo
    July 17, 2021 @ 8:09 am

    So with the whole Daybreak Town thing, no one anywhere has said this (so I actually believe that as usual with the writers they forget plot points and lore they set up) but it’s assumed by a few that when a world is consumed by darkness and the heartless take that worlds heart, it then completely falls to darkness and gets destroyed. It ends if in the realm of darkness, and if you remember back in Birth By Sleep, Xehanort destroyed Land of Departure, but it didn’t fall to darkness and disappear. As a fan taking things into his own hands, I guess it’s because back then the heartless didn’t get to the Land of Departure that it didn’t disappear. As for Daybreak Town, remember that there weren’t any other worlds up till that point, and I’m assuming there wasn’t a realm of darkness to harbor worlds yet. So it just stayed where it was and reduced to ruble.
    As you have said countless times Nico, this is where the series is irksome for me: I love it to death and will continue to play (it’s one of my favorite series) but the number one worse thing that happens actually in these games is not the crazy plot or characters, but how new writers and old go into each entry and don’t do their research on what was set up in the other games. They favor new ideas introduced while also tearing down old ones tithed writers set up so it’s always in a constant state of “You thought example A is how this works? No audience member, this is now the truth.”

  158. RevenantWings
    July 17, 2021 @ 8:09 am

    It would have been cool if Riku became Kairi’s master instead imo
    The next game could have had both of them as protagonists looking for Sora.

  159. Benthehero :D
    July 17, 2021 @ 8:14 am

    Nico: Melody of Memories is 50 minutes of cutscenes most of which is recap so I am gonna skip the recap and just watch the new stuff
    Also Nico: I’m gonna recap Union Cross before watching the cutscenes making this video about 50 minutes long.
    Me: I doubt this was planned but there is something funny about how the chips landed

  160. jia doodles
    July 17, 2021 @ 8:15 am

    me: i want a kairi game

    nomura: HERE


    (nothing against rythmn games i love me some love live but…no.. a real kairi focused game rip)

  161. CloudLightning
    July 17, 2021 @ 8:18 am

    I’ve been saying this ever since KH3 came out that the audio quality for the dialogue sounds off compared to past games when it comes to the quality and that means both the acting and then how it sounds in playback. Nearly everyone sounds very stilted in KH3 and onward when clearly they’ve done better in games before this one. I still stand by KH2 having the best acting from the main characters from both the hero and villain groups and even a handful of the supporting characters ngl. As for the playback quality, it legit sounds like there was a glitch when mixing and mastering when recording the actors or someone went too much on a few plugins when balancing out the highs and lows for the actors when they went in for their sessions. I point this out cause I’m an audio engineer as well and have been trained to fixate on stuff like that

  162. Mosisusasu
    July 17, 2021 @ 8:19 am

    I forgot how much I personally despise the Melody of Memory cutscenes and story. It took many missteps that KH3 made and reincorporated them.

    We are once again told that Kairi is powerful at fighting, yet we only see her getting schooled yet again. To make matters worse Xehanort is literally telling her how great she is as he brushes aside her attacks like nothing. To appease the Kairi fans Nomura throws in some cheap dialogue while keeping the actual status quo the same. Show, don’t tell.

    Which brings me to my next point, once again the milked dry corpse of Xehanort is resurrected to be the final boss. I didn’t like it much in Remind but at least the boss there was different and more what I would expect Xehanort to be in terms of power.

    Next on the chopping block, we have characters randomly whipping exposition out of their asses. Based on extremely vague information, Ansem just randomly pulls a bunch of bs about fictional worlds, a concept he is barely familiar with if at all, out of his ass. And he is entirely correct about it. How?!?

    Speaking of Ansem, he leads into my final point. Replacing voice actors with other VA’s that already have a prominent role. Your mention of Ansem’s VA sounding like Christopher Lee still made me pay closer attention to the voice. Upon inspection, it didn’t sound like him. But you know who it did sound like? That’s right, the other character famous for pulling shit out of his ass, Yen Sid. So I check the cast and sure enough, same VA now. Naturally, you can’t resurrect Christopher Lee from the dead, but at least give Ansem his own voice actor still, c’mon. If you’re going to have two characters with very similar roles, archetypes and the same voice to boot, why not just remove one of them from the story entirely? They are just duplicates otherwise. Only one is necessary. It’s the same thing they did with Kairi in removing Hayden Panettiere. Not banging on either of the VA’s that took up the reigns of each role, but Xion’s voice suits Xion, because the VA was cast for Xion, a more serious role. She does not suit lighthearted Kairi. Similarly, there was a settled line between wisdom and arrogance that Ansem carries in his voice, indicative of his character arc, which Yen Sid’s VA just can’t really pull off. Presumably they do it because it’s just easier for them, but c’mon English department, the effort pays off.

    I might be alone here, but there’s a lot of little stuff like this that when combined makes the final product seem really low effort to me. And that’s the problem with modern KH, it feels a bit phoned in.

  163. ReaverFlux Rebirth
    July 17, 2021 @ 8:24 am

    Quadratum = Square.

    Rule of four. Four world’s.

    This is why I love these games. I haven’t played Union cross as much or so, so burn me.

  164. Tsurara Oikawa
    July 17, 2021 @ 8:34 am

    i love rhythm games
    wish i can play this aaa

  165. Kiondrick Gauthier
    July 17, 2021 @ 8:35 am

    Hey Nico, just wanna warn you that Neo: The world ends with you got leaked early. If you’re planning on playing that game, be extra mindful of spoilers.

  166. lucariomew358/2
    July 17, 2021 @ 8:37 am

    Riku actually wound up in Shinjuku (which Insomnia from Versus XIII/FF15 is base on), Sora was the one that wound up in Shibuya. So Quadratum is likely a mix of 4 of the major wards in Tokyo and exists in the Realm of Fiction.

    On that note, Fairy Godmother, Yen Sid, and Merlin have stupidly broken Magic and the fact that the series hasn’t created a logical explanation for why you don’t help more is really frustrating to me. Especially Yen Sid. If he had that much power without using his keyblade, then what the hell was he doing this whole time?

  167. Armoraxis
    July 17, 2021 @ 8:39 am

    Maybe the girl in Final World is the girl seen in the Toy Story trailer that Yozora is trying to save?

  168. GoldenCyclone4
    July 17, 2021 @ 8:40 am

    The Nameless Star is prolly Yozora’s love interest, the girl we see him trying to save in the Verum Rex trailer in Toy Box.

  169. Color Printer
    July 17, 2021 @ 8:43 am

    It is still absolutely batshit fucking bonkers to me that Fairy Godmother can just take them to The Final World with no fanfare or even apparent effort. Here it is, literally purgatory. Door’s open, I guess.

  170. Jordan Cottrell
    July 17, 2021 @ 8:53 am

    I can’t speak to this game specifically, but its pretty common that, for games translated from Japanese to English, the voice actors are given little to no direction. In most cases, the actors are just told how long the line is and told to match the timing.

  171. VayneRyuZero
    July 17, 2021 @ 8:59 am

    so Quadratum, which roughly translate to “4 districs” or as it is called in JP Shibuya, which roughly translates to “4 districs”…

  172. Alan Gaytan
    July 17, 2021 @ 9:08 am

    I don’t know if anybody noticed, but the theme playing while talking to the star is Yozora’s theme from the secret boss

  173. Laith A.
    July 17, 2021 @ 9:16 am

    23:12 what happened here was actually directly described in kh1 secret reports, but was never shown to us before KH MoM.

    46:59: When they refer to the ancient keyblade masters, they may not be referring to the fortellers but rather the union leaders. In Union X they did cross over to another “worldline” via wreck it ralph. But also from Scala people’s perspective, “the first keyblade master” is considered to be Ephemer. And Eraqus said to be a descendant of the first masters but again, is likely Union leaders not the Foretellers. So the Union leaders might be who they’re referring to, although i do think the foretellers will show up.

    Also 50:57 : “A fantasy based on reality.”

  174. Kyle Jackson
    July 17, 2021 @ 9:20 am

    You’re so negative about kingdom hearts now, you complain about every single part of it lol

  175. Corey Coleman
    July 17, 2021 @ 9:21 am

    Luxu is also the traitor because he talks to Ava and tells her the part of the plan he thinks he know, fulfills the prophecy. Also, Luxu fights Darkness instead of getting possessed. He isn’t supposed to resist it.

  176. Arrow Slayer
    July 17, 2021 @ 9:21 am

    (KH Union Cross Spoilers if anyone hasn’t seen the ending)
    Might as well give my input on the OC character being reincarnated, personally I felt it was a cheap way to write them out of the story.

  177. tsukinyagas
    July 17, 2021 @ 9:21 am

    i guess it does have a different effect since you watched all of khux cutscenes at once, but strelitzia was dead to our knowledge for a long time. khux only gave us a story cutscene once a month, sometimes every two months. there was so much suspense and so many questions between updates. while it had the opposite effect for you, with you thinking “of course she’s not actually dead”, for a while it had me thinking “why is strelitzia the only character who has actually died? even xehanort got a happy sendoff, so why did this young girl who just wanted to protect the player character and her brother die so tragically?”

  178. Purple Giraffe
    July 17, 2021 @ 9:23 am

    I feel bad for Kairi’s voice actor

  179. killertoadstools (マーク)
    July 17, 2021 @ 9:34 am

    Union X definitely deserves a new game based on the same story. I totally agree with you that the story isn’t told well in this mobile game. With such important lore drops, I’m sure Nomura isn’t done with this title.

  180. Corey Hardie
    July 17, 2021 @ 9:36 am

    The star girl is the girl from Yozoras world, they already implied that in Remind when Sora meets Yozora, he says “That girl told me about you”

  181. Daire Bulson
    July 17, 2021 @ 9:38 am

    I’m not a fan of having an OC character in this series anyway, it’s just not that sort of story, but having him/her reincarnated as a known character is certainly a creative way of dealing with it, I guess…

  182. Kurama9
    July 17, 2021 @ 9:38 am

    24:30 I always wondered what this machine did in Kingdom Hearts 1

  183. ShirouBrando
    July 17, 2021 @ 9:41 am

    So the main fan theory of who the nameless star was is Stella the original luna from versus 13 like how yazora is the original noctis

  184. San Antokyo
    July 17, 2021 @ 9:44 am

    There was some interviews from Nomura saying he wants to change the KH formula in the future. So this new world kind potential have square property and Disney. I do hope they have the story change a bit too, not too much but enough to introduce more people in.

  185. Azon
    July 17, 2021 @ 9:45 am

    Melody of Memory is actually really fun, but I completely understand not being into rhythm games.

  186. Azon
    July 17, 2021 @ 9:48 am

    It’s not really that OC became/reincarnated into Xehanort, it’s that “their heart melted into another’s”. OC really just joined and became one with Xehanort’s heart.

  187. D Artist
    July 17, 2021 @ 9:53 am

    Recommendation : look up HMK for some clarity on all this information

  188. Finale Chance
    July 17, 2021 @ 10:01 am

    Time to watch NicoB suffer for 25+ minutes…

  189. RED NOVA
    July 17, 2021 @ 10:02 am

    Is this canon?

  190. Hobo Girl
    July 17, 2021 @ 10:07 am

    I really miss Hayden Panitiere as Kairi because the VA playing Kairi in KH3 and MOM her Kairi and Xion voice sound almost identical to each other.

  191. DetectiveBobbyFulbrightTheSpiritofJUSTICE
    July 17, 2021 @ 10:07 am

    I’m honestly so excited for the future!!!

  192. DetectiveBobbyFulbrightTheSpiritofJUSTICE
    July 17, 2021 @ 10:08 am

    Nico Xehanort being connected to the player actually makes a lot of sense. I actually predicted this reveal years ago believe it or not. Besides, the player DID die. That’s not how reincarnation works.

  193. Ho Lee Fuk u Ugly
    July 17, 2021 @ 10:14 am

    Riku fell off after they cut his hair tbh

  194. Star Born Michael Hall
    July 17, 2021 @ 10:18 am

    You know this could mean that you may get your wish. Nice. Cloud will be your party member.

  195. Star Born Michael Hall
    July 17, 2021 @ 10:19 am

    Also Puppies.

  196. DetectiveBobbyFulbrightTheSpiritofJUSTICE
    July 17, 2021 @ 10:34 am

    I thought the voice acting/direction in KH3 was fine. I’ll give you that Riku sounded a bit off though, but most of everyone else was fine to me

  197. Nana and the Emerald secret
    July 17, 2021 @ 10:39 am

    After Ansem talking about the unreality world stuff I was like “ok Ansem just because are world doesn’t have awesome magic weapons or Disney worlds doesn’t mean it’s unreality I wish it was unreality”

  198. Joseph Renna
    July 17, 2021 @ 10:44 am

    Nomura heard the “Everyone is Xehanort” meme from Dream Drop Distance and made it canon.

  199. Tsukiko San
    July 17, 2021 @ 10:56 am

    I feel like a Aqua and Kairi game and a Yozora game is gonna be the next 2 before getting KH 4. Thats just me thoo

  200. Xagzan
    July 17, 2021 @ 10:57 am

    “Wow finally a Kairi game!…..annnnd she’s not playable”
    “She’s fighting back against old Xehanort!….annnd there’s Sora taking over”
    “Riku’s going to look for Sora!….oh but she’s staying behind because of course”
    “But she’s gonna train with Aqua!” what’s the catch this time, Nomura? I swear it’s always one step forward, one step back or however that goes.

  201. Laurel Murphy
    July 17, 2021 @ 10:58 am

    all for letting Kairi beating the sh*t outta Nomura till he gives her proper development?
    the argument that she hasn’t got enough training is bs, her and Lea were in a place that time worked differently therefore they had literally all the time on their hands to catch up to the others!

  202. Emiliano Izanagi
    July 17, 2021 @ 11:04 am

    Even when kairi is the main focus, she still gets sidelined by sora. Edit: Oh hi maximilian dood!

  203. TheHappy_P0tat0
    July 17, 2021 @ 11:10 am

    Quadratum literally means Square in latin by the way.
    …Subtle, Nomura.

  204. QuizMaster Hanzo
    July 17, 2021 @ 11:12 am

    Once again, vague answers spawning more questions

  205. Xagzan
    July 17, 2021 @ 11:18 am

    Ah yes, you notice the Bleach Syndrome KH has long had, everyone lives or comes back to life. That’s why I’m not satisfied with the ending of KH3 and hope they do more with characters like Roxas and Xion in future games. Cause if you’re gonna water down the impact of their previous fates by bringing them back, you better do something interesting with them to justify the backpedaling. A silent CGI scene of them having ice cream again isn’t nearly enough.

  206. The Dragon/ Dragonator
    July 17, 2021 @ 11:23 am

    at least this clarify how Riku got to the world Sora landed i do believe that the next Kingdom Hearts game i could be wrong the person Sora Riku and Kairi talked could be Strelitzia or someone new once her is heart is back in body to know who she looks like cause she’s a complete mystery i guess we’ll find out in the next Kingdom Hearts game/lore

  207. Rogeryo
    July 17, 2021 @ 11:26 am

    At 25:10 ish, weren’t the lifeboats originally just meant to travel between worlds, but due to them being unfinished, they “broke the speed of light and let the user’s heart time travel, destroying the person’s body in the process” (something along those lines)? Then maybe this is a completed lifeboat, which only travels between worlds, like it was intended, so Kairi ends up in destiny islands and still is the same age as Sora.

  208. Tacita Koe
    July 17, 2021 @ 11:39 am

    Square Enix took Versus XIII away from Nomura and he is making that everyone else’s problem.

  209. Karl Rassmann
    July 17, 2021 @ 11:41 am

    Something I’m wondering about now is how the connection between reality and fiction relates to what we saw in Union Cross with Wreck-It Ralph. The union leaders describe that world as being one not from their reality but having connected. I theorize that Game Central Station acted as a nexus for multiple different realities (or games), and it got hooked up to the data world of Daybreak Town. At the same time, this all happened in data, which suggests it’s in the KH reality as Ansem the Wise said, rather than fiction connecting to reality.

    If we’re going to visit other realities, does that mean we’ll be passing through this nexus again to visit them? If so, we have to watch out for the five Darkness the Union Cross OC trapped in the pathways there… Or maybe not, since they’re in data as well.

    It’s confusing, and I don’t see how Nomura can keep continuity without a retcon somewhere at this point.

  210. aneonfoxtribute
    July 17, 2021 @ 11:46 am

    Its always been said that “Darkness isn’t bad and light isn’t good”. That has always been something said in this series, most of the fanbase just don’t believe it because the people on the darkness’ side are usually evil.

  211. Ozwell
    July 17, 2021 @ 11:53 am

    “Girl power”? Master Aqua isn’t a strong Keyblade Master because she’s a girl, you dingus. Its because of her strength of will, mastery of control and years of intense training. You don’t just give Kairi a game because “she’s a girl and the girl deserves a game”. Kairi isn’t ready yet. They had to start Sora as a novice to kickstart the series, but it doesn’t make sense to do that anymore. Its not “let Kairi have a game”, its “Kairi will be a main fighter in the series when she is ready”.

  212. Faedwill
    July 17, 2021 @ 11:55 am

    A lot of fans were extremely angry when Sora possessed/took over Kairi’s form (or whatever the heck that was). This was Kairi’s one chance to stand on her own feet and fight Xehanort, and Nomura just yells “NOPE!” and makes Sora fight this game’s final boss. A game where Kairi can finally get the spotlight, yet instead Sora steals her thunder. Additionally, in the ending credits of the game they fly in every playable character, and the only one not present is Kairi. After this it’s easy to assume Nomura must have a thing against the character.

  213. aneonfoxtribute
    July 17, 2021 @ 11:59 am

    Remember Nico, we don’t know how Kairi got to Destiny Islands. They didn’t need to show Kairi getting saved by Aqua again because we already know that, but we still don’t know how she got from Radiant Garden to Destiny Islands, which is presumably what happened when Xehanort grabbed her

  214. Andy Ling
    July 17, 2021 @ 12:06 pm

    It just occurred to me that the nameless star in the Final World could be that girl we saw at the start of the Toy Story world, when it was showing Verum Rex. Not Noctus was trying to save some girl from the robots. Maybe she’s the nameless star since she was originally from that world. And she mentioned that someone she cared about was different or something in KH3 when we talked to her as Sora so maybe that’s referring to Verum Rex being different now.

  215. aneonfoxtribute
    July 17, 2021 @ 12:24 pm

    The Nameless Star is not Striletzia. This was already confirmed. It’s somebody that Yozora knows.

  216. Hawlo
    July 17, 2021 @ 12:30 pm

    Honestly, Nico, if you JUST work on Strikers as if it was two LPs, you’ll be really close to the end by the time these other games come out at the end of July.

  217. TvRepairManMan
    July 17, 2021 @ 12:33 pm

    I doubt you’ll see this nico. I swear If you heart this comment, I’ll literally shit my pants. I’ve been watching EVERY FUCKING SINGLE VIDEO ON YOUR KINGDOM HEARTS JOURNEY. It makes my life easier. I suffer from bad depressive thoughts but watching your videos help me cope with my challenges in life. Thank you for existing friend.

  218. askmiller
    July 17, 2021 @ 12:37 pm

    They’ll probably end Kingdom Hearts VII by having sora go back to the past to become the player so he can be Xehanort too.

  219. bouclechocolat
    July 17, 2021 @ 12:43 pm

    Nico: joking about a funny little mini game between cutscenes when Sora shows up
    People who played MoM: crying to the tune of Dark Domination

  220. MultiKratos300
    July 17, 2021 @ 12:43 pm

    So a few things about quadratum, as many have pointed out, it’s Latin for square so there’s a funny tongue and cheek reference there, but it’s also quite literal as quadratum is not JUST shibuya, but possibly the “Heart of Tokyo” which contains 4 special wards that form a “square” that is shibuya (where sora wakes up in the kh3 secret ending ), shinjuku (where riku wakes up), chuo, and Toshima. Also remember when the Master was talking to darkness, he said he had found a world beyond his imagination, a world of “fiction”, he was referring to quadratum.

  221. Entei Karino
    July 17, 2021 @ 12:57 pm

    Kairi: “I had to listen to a lot of music!”
    Riku: “Really? So did I!”
    Kairi: “Wait, rea–“
    Riku: “I never want to hear 13th Dilemma ever again.”

  222. NekkoBlue
    July 17, 2021 @ 12:59 pm

    I’ll never get over how Fairy Godmother just casually teleports Riku and Kairi to purgatory lmao

  223. bouclechocolat
    July 17, 2021 @ 12:59 pm

    Now call me a conspiracy theorist but “unreality” has some weird loose ends associated with it: a.) Yozora (and now Sora) being in unreality and Yozora is a fictional character in Toy Box, b.) we still don’t know where the other half of Toy Box is that Xehanort separated from the one Sora visits c.) Xehanort knows about unreality. I think we’re due to see how KH fits into the Toy Story canon fellas

  224. NekkoBlue
    July 17, 2021 @ 1:20 pm

    I think the whole Xehanort/Player twist is actually really cool because it retroactively makes this whole series up until now a battle between protagonists

  225. The Chaotic Trickster
    July 17, 2021 @ 1:28 pm

    I forgot to mention this last episode:
    You know how all the Keyblade wielders’ Hearts transformed into the Dreameaters? Well, those are obviously the same ones from DDD, and Sora connected with ALL OF THEM.
    This means that Sora’s Heart is connected to all of the old Keyblade wielders from Union X.

    This explains how Sora was able to use their power and all of the Keyblades in the Graveyard during that big epic moment in KH3.
    (‘Though I’m still unclear of the part where Ephemer helped him out with that.)

  226. Blaxe Frost
    July 17, 2021 @ 1:29 pm

    If Midgar is in Quadratum along with Shibuya and Shinjuku I’m going to lose my mind

  227. BB1 115
    July 17, 2021 @ 1:32 pm

    I think part of the problem with the voice actor’s delivery is as the franchise goes on, the dialogue becomes more anime. And anime has all these abrupt pauses and awkward gasps and all these other quirks, which can probably be really weird to work with if you’re not used to it. The first and second games had these dialogue quirks to, but III is when the anime style dialogue got REAALY out of hand, which may be tripping up the actors who aren’t used to anime style dialogue, not to mention the actors who don’t really do voice acting.

  228. Blaxe Frost
    July 17, 2021 @ 1:32 pm

    3 potential KH games in the horizon:

    Riku in Quadratum
    Mickey in Scala ad Caelum
    And Kairi in her training but something happens like in Dream Drop Distance

    Luxu and Luxord have to appear somewhere… and who the hell IS Demyx anyway? What happened with Erlena and Lauriam after KH3??