KH Manga 3a
"Light in the Hand"

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



"A Giant Shadow"

"Light in the Hand" is the third chapter of Kingdom Hearts. It was originally collected in Kingdom Hearts Volume 1 by Tokyopop before being republished in Kingdom Hearts Final Mix Volume 1 by Yen Press.

Synopsis Edit

Riku urges Sora to join him in the Darkness and reassures him that Kairi would be joining them soon. Sora reaches out to him, unaware that the dark creatures are clinging by his feet. Riku tells Sora not to feat the Darkness when they are both enveloped by the Darkness. Sora is left floating in darkness when a light appears, transporting him to the Secret Place. He spots Kairi standing in front of a door and calls out to her. As Kairi turns around, a keyhole appears on the door before it suddenly opens. The force of the door cause Kairi to launch toward Sora and he struggles to open his arms to catch her. However, she passes through him, insubstantial. As he is enveloped in Darkness once more, Sora hears a mysterious voice telling him not to be afraid as he possesses the mightiest weapon of all. At that moment, a Keyblade appears in Sora's hands.

Meanwhile, at Disney Castle, Minnie Mouse, accompanied by Daisy Duck, tells Donald Duck and Goofy to be careful. Jiminy Cricket tells Minnie not to worry as he'll be accompanying them as well only for Donald to tell him to get off his head. Donald and Goofy reassure Minnie and Daisy that they'll be fine and board a Gummi Ship with Jiminy and Pluto. They disembark from Disney Castle with Donald piloting while the rest of the passengers wave goodbye to their home world.

Characters Edit

(Numbers indicate order of appearance.)

Entelechies Heartless
Destiny Islands
Disney Castle

Trivia Edit

  • Sora never fights off Heartless or searches for Kairi. Instead, the Darkness transports him to the Secret Place where Kairi is.