KH Manga 15a
"The Chosen One"

Kingdom Hearts



Japan release date

April 24, 2004

English release date
  • January 10, 2006 (Tokyopop)
  • May 28, 2013 (Yen Press)
  • Tokyopop
  • Yen Press
Chapter guide

"Sentimental Star Journey"


"The Wizard's House"

"The Chosen One" is the fifteenth chapter of Kingdom Hearts. It was first collected in Kingdom Hearts Volume 2 by Tokyopop and republished in Kingdom Hearts Final Mix Volume 1 by Yen Press.

Synopsis Edit

Sora tells Leon about the Keyblade closing the Keyhole of Wonderland. Leon informs Sora that, according to Ansem's reports, each world has a Keyhole that leads to the heart of that world. He explains that the Heartless are attempting to steal those hearts and that they appear whenever darkness enters the heart. When the world's heart is stolen, then the world will be destroyed. He tasks Sora with visiting different worlds and sealing their Keyholes with the Keyblade, telling him that he's the only one who can do it. Sora is hesitant, but is encouraged by a woman who Leon introduces as Aerith. She hands lemonade to the group and informs them that she asked Cid to repair their Gummi Ship. Sora remembers about the gummi block they acquired and asks about it, but is told to ask Cid with the claim that he should know.

In the Accessory Shop, Cid identifies the gummi block as a navigation gummi and plans to install it on the ship while he's repairing it. While he is doing that, he asks the group to deliver an old book to an old house past the Third District.

Characters Edit

(Numbers indicate order of appearance.)

Entelechies Heartless
Traverse Town

Trivia Edit

  • Yuffie appears on the cover, but not within the chapter itself.
  • This marks the first time Sora, Donald, and Goofy meet Aerith. In the games, Donald and Goofy meet Aerith during Sora's first visit to Traverse Town.
  • The reason for Leon's hesitance in accepting Aerith's beverage is further elaborated on in the Kingdom Bites shorts, "Café du Aerith" and "Final Mix Juice".