An RPG produced in 2002 by Square-Enix and Disney. Featuring character designs by Tetsuya Nomura, well known for Final Fantasy VII, VIII and X, as well as Parasite Eve 1 & 2, the game follows Sora, a 14-year-old boy on a quest to reunite with his friends Kairi and Riku. Along the way, he teams up with various Disney characters including Donald Duck, Goofy, Tarzan, Aladdin, Ariel, Jack Skellington and others as he battles the Heartless that threaten to destroy all worlds.
While the gameplay was above-average and the re-playability good, many "hardcore" fans don't consider this game up to Square's standards. Tougher-than-thou fans point out the child-like simplicity of a boy defeating the darkness in people's hearts as being too kiddish, as well as making fun of the inclusion of Disney characters, because as we all know, Disney = TEH EVAL!!!1
If people took the time to play the game without inhibitions and enjoy it for what it is -- Not Final Fantasy -- they might find that they would enjoy the game far more than they think.
The game features various Square cameos as well as Disney, including Cloud (FFVII), Aerith (FFVII), Yuffie (FFVII), Sephiroth (FFVII), Squall/Leon (FFVIII), Selphie (FFVIII), Tidus (FFX), and Wakka (FFX).
The original PS2 Kingdom Hearts spawned an array of related media, including a PS2 sequel (due the fall of 2005), a sequel for the GBA entitled Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, and a manga series. Who knows what the future will hold for this extremely popular franchise?
Julie is saving up for KH2 this fall.
1. A rejection or refusal.
2. An explanation that something did not occur.
In either instance, "no dice" is used to indicate that there is no chance or probability of the event happening. Dice represents the likelyhood of whatever item taking place (by the roll of the die), and not having dice means that there is not even a slim chance.
Boy: Will you go out with me?
Girl: No dice. (No chance in hell.)
"I was hoping that I would run into her at the park, but no dice." (She was not at the park, therefore there was never any possibility.)
January 06, 2007
1. The hit anime/manga series by Rumiko Takahashi that focuses on a half-demon named Inuyasha and his companions as they fight to collect the shards of the Shikon no Tama (Jewel of Four Souls).
2. The main character in the hit anime/manga series by Rumiko Takahashi. Inuyasha is half-demon, half-human, and seeks control of the sacred Shikon no Tama in order to become a full-fledged demon.
"Impatient and self-centered, he was in love with Kikyo
, a priestess of the Jewel."
Inuyasha has an inferiority-complex towards his older half brother (and full demon) Sesshomaru
, as well as some sibling rivalry involving the sword Tetsusaiga Inuyasha inherited from their father.
The name 'Inuyasha' comes from the words 'inu', meaning dog, and 'yasha', which is a forest-spirit.
"'Inuyasha' is also a rare name." - Kappei Yamaguchi, Japanese voice of Inuyasha
The main heroine of the popular anime/manga title, InuYasha
. Described by director Misahi Ikeda as "the accidental heroine", Kagome was a typical ninth-grade girl who was suddenly drawn into the Warring States period through the Bone-Eater's Well. Kagome was discovered to be the reincarnation of the great priestess, Kikyo
, because of their resemblance and since the Shikon no Tama came out of her body. It is Kagome who lifts the enchantment placed on Inuyasha by Kikyo.
Since Kagome is Kikyo's reincarnation, Inuyasha counted on her to be a good archer. Her archery was awful in the beginning, but with a lot of practice she did get better at it.
Kagome, like Kikyo, begins to harbor feelings for Inuyasha, which are complicated when Urasue resurrects Kikyo. Since Inuyasha likes whichever girl he's with best, Inuyasha's bond with Kagome is often compromised when Kikyo crops up in the series. Still, Kagome follows Inuyasha and continues to aid him in the fight against Naraku
"Inuyasha, Kikyo, and Kagome are the most important characters in the story." - Character Designer Yoshihito Hishinuma
A female character in the popular anime/manga series, InuYasha
. Inuyasha's first love, Kikyo was a priestess who watched over the sacred Shikon no Tama (Jewel of Four Souls). After Kikyo and Inuyasha fell into a trap set by the cunning Onigumo, Kikyo sealed Inuyasha to a tree and died, the Shikon Jewel vanishing with her. Later reincarnated into a modern-day high school girl named Kagome
who released Inuyasha from the tree, Kikyo was ressurected by the ogress, Urasue.
Although Kikyo doesn't appear in every episode, she has a huge presence within the series. In her heart she carries enormous hatred, but also enormous love for Inuyasha.
Kikyo is named after the balloonflower, which carries the meaning, "unchanging love."
Alternate spelling: Kikyou
"The reunion between Inuyasha and Kikyo is a crucial point in the early part of the story." - Director Misahi Ikeda
Cloud is the main hero in the smash RPG hit, Final Fantasy VII
. One of the most recognizable figures in RPG-land, Cloud possesizes a head of spikey blonde hair and a large buster sword. In the FF-fandom, there is a large dispute over the love triangle between Cloud, Aeris
, and Tifa
. It's up to the player's discretion, given that the game is open to interpreation, but Square seems to love pairing Cloud and Aeris off together in cameos, don't they? *wink* Believing himself to be an ex-SOLDIER, Cloud sets out on what becomes a voyage of self-discovery as he saves the world from his old friend, Sephiroth
You look so cute, Miss Cloud.
The beautiful main heroine of the smash RPG hit, Final Fantasy VII
. Aeris fell in love with the game's hero, Cloud
, before sacrificing her life to save the planet. She later guides the Lifestream to defend the world from Meteor. Aeris sold flowers for a living, and was 22 when she met Cloud. Her best friend in the game was Tifa
Aeris smiled in her last moments.