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Kingdom Hearts Vol. 1 Episode 4
Publisher Tokyopop
First published 2005
Cover date 2005
Written by Shiro Amano
Letters by Adriana Rivera
Edits by Alexis Kirsch
Continuity Manga continuity
Chronology Kingdom Hearts


With the Keyblade in hand, Sora becomes more confused than ever before. A Darkside then appears before him and Sora flees for his life, when a voice tells him not to be afraid. Sora decides to stand and fight, proclaiming "Don't mess with me! I've been sword fighting with Riku for ages!" After fighting the shadows, to seamlessly no end, Sora realizes he needs to take down "the big one". He then leaps into the air, striking the Darkside in the head and defeating it with one, single blow...

Featured charactersEdit

(Numbers indicate order of appearance.)

Somebodies Heartless
Destiny Islands



Continuity errorsEdit

  • The episode's title "Giant Shadow" references the giant Heartless Sora battles in this chapter, although the proper name for this enemy is Darkside.

Artistic errorsEdit

  • None yet identified.

Items of noteEdit

  • Sora is able to destroy the Darkside with one swing of the Keyblade, but in the game it takes multiple blows to dismantle this foe.

Dubbing changesEdit

Kingdom Hearts referencesEdit

  • None yet identified.

Real-world referencesEdit

When you encounter a giant enemy, aim for the eye. No one can train one's eyes...--Exerpt from "Battle with the Bengal Tiger" written by boxer Shihoro Okada.

Miscellaneous triviaEdit


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"Episode 4: Giant Shadow" is only available within the manga collection.

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