KH Manga 9a
"Blast Off!"

Kingdom Hearts



Japan release date

October 25, 2003

English release date
  • October 11, 2005 (Tokyopop)
  • May 28, 2013 (Yen Press)
  • Tokyopop
  • Yen Press
Chapter guide



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"Blast Off!" is the ninth chapter of Kingdom Hearts. It was first collected in Kingdom Hearts Volume 1 by Tokyopop and republished in Kingdom Hearts Final Mix Volume 1 by Yen Press.

Synopsis Edit

Donald Duck and Goofy welcome Sora to their Gummi Ship. He marvels at the ship's features, but two chipmunks hit him with a mop and scold him for making a mess while they're trying to keep the ship clean. Donald introduces the chipmunks as Chip and Dale, the mechanics of the Gummi Ship. They order the trio to remove their shoes before entering the cockpit. Upon entering, Sora meets a cricket dressed in a captain's attire who introduces himself as Jiminy Cricket, captain of the ship. Donald warns the passengers to fasten their seat belts as Chip and Dale race to prepare the engine. The ship blasts off from Traverse Town, leaving Sora light-headed. At the urging of his friends, Sora looks outside in awe at the cosmos, but wishes that Riku and Kairi could see it as well.

Donald announces that they've arrived at their destination: Wonderland. Sora is excited to explore a new world, but Donald and Goofy advise him to look left and right before disembarking. Sora warns them to look down as they exit and they fall down a hole. They crash on the floor of a room when a White Rabbit jumps off Donald's head and scurries off, frantically saying that he's late. The group is confused, but Donald stands and decides that they follow him.

Characters Edit

(Numbers indicate order of appearance.)


Trivia Edit

  • The White Rabbit's worrisome attitude and repeated use of "I'm late!" are references to the 1951 film, Alice in Wonderland from which the White Rabbit originated.