Kingdom Hearts Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Published: January 9, 2017 11:17 PM /


Kingdom Hearts Memorial Clock

The Kingdom Hearts franchise is celebrating its 15th anniversary this January and Square Enix is commemorating the event with a fancy display in Japan and a special memorabilia giveaway. The display can be found at the Tokyo Metro Marunouchisen Shinjuku Station Metro Promenade and includes a large memorial stained glass clock surrounded by 12 smaller stained glass pieces to mark each hour. All 13 of the pieces will be be part of a Twitter giveaway after the memorial is done being displayed.

Kingdom Hearts Stained Glass
An outer piece of the memorial clock.

Evoking the opening sequences of many Kingdom Hearts games, the stained glass clock features Sora amidst a classic blue glass background featuring other key characters in the games. The smaller pieces in the display include other characters and symbols from the franchise in artistic stained glass style. The memorial clock will be displayed in Tokyo from January 9th to 15th.

Once the anniversary display is finished, 13 lucky Kingdom Hearts fans will win a piece of the stained glass clock to keep for themselves. To participate in the Twitter contest you’ll need to follow the @_KingdomHearts Twitter account. Then tweet them a picture of your favorite piece which can be found on the promotional anniversary website here.

Kingdom Hearts Stained Glass
Another dial piece, this one featuring Sora and Kairi.

In addition to the memorial stained glass clock, Square Enix is celebrating Kingdom Hearts’ 15th anniversary with a video display featuring memorable moments from the franchise and a countdown to the launch of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue. The remastered collection is scheduled to release on January 12th as a PlayStation 4 exclusive.

There will also be a special art exhibition in celebration of the 15 year milestone. The exhibit will include art from the series as well as a mural of the many characters met throughout the games. To participate in the Twitter giveaway for a piece of the Kingdom Hearts stained glass clock be sure to follow @_KingdomHearts on Twitter and send them a picture of your favorite one.

Kingdom Hearts Stained Glass
This piece features Aqua, a past keyblade wielder from Birth by Sleep. She will also be in KH 2.8.

What do you think of the Kingdom Hearts 15th Anniversary Celebration plans? Will you be tweeting at Kingdom Hearts to try and win a piece?

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Alexandra Joy Taberski
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Alexandria is a former Staff Writer at TechRaptor, who specializes in coverage of mobile games, RPGs, and JRPGs primarily, and has an unfortunate aversion… More about Alexandria