Animate will celebrate Kingdom Hearts‘ anniversary by holding a special fair dedicated to merchandise from the series. The Kingdom Hearts 20th Anniversary Animate Fair will run at all stores of the Japanese anime shop chain from June 24, 2022 to July 31, 2022.
The store chain revealed more new Kingdom Hearts merchandise that will go on sale on June 24, 2022, the same day as the fair’s opening date. The lineup will include plates and badges that feature characters from the franchise, such as Sora, Riku, and Aqua. Online pre-orders of these items are also available on the Animate Online Shop.
Animate will also have a special offer for the duration of the Kingdom Hearts 20th anniversary event. For every 2,200 yen (~$17) made through purchasing any items related to the franchise at any Animate store, the buyer will receive a random sticker out of ten available designs featuring characters from the series.
The Animate Fair will become another entry in the ever-growing list of merchandise marking the popular game series’ 20th anniversary. In North America, Square Enix will release pin sets and postcards with illustrations by Tetsuya Nomura.
Kingdom Hearts 20th Anniversary Animate Fair will run in Japan from June 24, 2022 to July 31, 2022. In April 2022, Square Enix revealed that it is working on Kingdom Hearts IV, the latest sequel to the game series.