12 Days of Christmas Anime: Kingdom Hearts 2 | Beneath The Tangles

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Every year, Beneath The Tangles puts 12 posts leading up to Christmas called “12 Days of Christmas Anime”. It doesn’t have to based on anime, so I try to add some videogame flavor and went with Kingdom Hearts 2 in Christmastown. 

Hope you enjoy the post and are encouraged during this holiday season. God bless, Merry Christmas and have a happy New Year!

Merry Christmas! This wonderful season of joy is upon us again, and even though where I live there is no snow or even winter, it’s still my favorite time of the year. Once again, I wanted to write a 12 Days of Anime Christmas post on a video game. It’s not easy to find one though, as few games incorporate much of these festivities in their gameplay.

I did remember a certain area in Kingdom Hearts II called Christmas Town, though. For those that have not played this game, you play as hero Sora, who travels across various Disney worlds to stop the evil Heartless. They consume the hearts of people and transform what is left into dark monsters that rampage all over. Wielding the mighty Keyblade, you put an end to their wickedness and save the day. I am not going to get deep into the main story, but I will divulge more of a particular section that pertains to Christmas.

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When Sora and his friends, Donald and Goofy, arrive at the world of Nightmare Before Christmas (yes, the same movie) they find Jack Skellington has discovered a place that is full of enchantment and wonder. Sora is excited and jumps through the Christmas tree door attached to a tree that leads to Christmas Town, which is exactly what you would imagine with a name like that.

The town contains the home of Santa Claus, who Jack calls “Sandy Claws.” He looks just like the fabled figure, and he’s not happy to see Jack since he caused some mischief the last time they met. There are some rumblings happening in the town, so Sora and the gang go to investigate.

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Samuru is a Christian, husband, teacher, anime fan, and a life long gamer. He was born in NYC and lives in Miami, FL. He also speaks Spanish and is of Cuban descent. When not conquering distant worlds via console or PC, he can be found reading, watching anime or Netflix, writing, exercising, or just enjoying life as a geek in the city.

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