The Kingdom Hearts franchise’s 20th anniversary event is happening right now in Japan and if you have been checking social media then you’ll have seen plenty of neat images and artwork from the in-person event. Website Noisy Pixel has translated a special message from the event by series director, Tetsuya Nomura. Here’s what it says:
“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.”