We Translated the Kingdom Hearts 20th Anniversary Message from Nomura

During the currently ongoing Kingdom Hearts 20-year anniversary event, participants have managed to spot a celebratory message from series director, Testuya Nomura.

You can view the message below, followed by our translation of the piece.

“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.”

 

Original transcript:

過去の振り返りをしてみると
思えばこのキングダムハーツは
自分の持ち得る全てを注いで来た作品です.
完成してどうしても抜け殻になりがちですが
皆さんに喜んで頂きたいと
いつもそういう気持ちで心を奮い立たせて来ました.

作中語られる心の物語とは
その行方、もういなくなってしまったり
もう会えなくなった離れた心への顧いです
いつも心は
傍にあるという思いを込めています.
20年究えて頂き本当に感謝しています.
そしてこれかららよろしくお願いします.

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Jacob Kavanagh

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