Kingdom Hearts’ Sora is the main protagonist of the decade-spanning Final Fantasy and Disney crossover videogame series. He’s a boy, with big clown pants, a key as a blade, and classic spiky hair. But, more than that, he’s iconic.
So, if you love Sora as much as I suspect you do, you’re going to want to find out more about him. Head below for all the details you need. We’ve also got all the Kingdom Hearts games in order for some chronological cleanup, as well as a Kingdom Hearts characters guide and some Kingdom Hearts wallpapers so you can dive even deeper.
Who is Kingdom Hearts’ Sora?
Introduced in 2002 in the first Kingdom Hearts game, Sora is the protagonist of the series. With his friends, he sets off to see other worlds, before mysterious machinations separate them and he must find his way back by channel hopping through a carousel of Disney properties.
Tetsuya Nomura designed Sora, and he loves to put belts, chains, and other paraphernalia on his characters. In fact, Nomura did it more when people made fun of him for his proclivity. “I’m not the type of person that would shrink down when people tease me about it. I’m gonna fight back!” he said in an interview with The Mirror.
“I’m gonna go back at it and do it more. So, if people egg me on saying ‘oh, Kingdom Hearts III is delayed’ well, I might even delay it further!” What a magical man. Given that proclivity, Sora is a surprisingly understated design, with his big clown pants and spiky hair. Still, he has that same quirky Nomura magic.
What does Sora look like in Kingdom Hearts 4?
In Kingdom Hearts 4, Sora looks super realistic (as you can see in the video above), which a lot of people find odd. But, a lot of people also said it’s likely to do with the labyrinthine KH lore, and they were right. Here’s Nomura’s explanation, taken from an interview with Famitsu and translated by VGC:
“From Sora’s perspective, Quadratum is an underworld, a fictional world that is different from reality. But from the point of view of the inhabitants on the Quadratum side, the world of Quadratum is reality, and the world where Sora and the others were is the other side, the fictional world.” So, that’s why Sora looks so realistic.
How old is Sora in Kingdom Hearts 4?
We don’t know for certain how old Sora is in Kingdom Hearts 4. He is 14 in KH1, 15 in KH2, and 16 in KH3, so anybody who has basic pattern recognition might assume he’s 17 in KH4, but we cannot confirm that.
As above, Sora is in Quadratum, and who knows how that’s affected him – other than making him look super realistic. Maybe time moves faster there? Or slower? There’s no way of knowing.
Who is Kingdom Hearts’ Sora voice actor?
Kingdom Hearts’ Sora is voiced by Miyu Irino in Japanese, famous for his work on Spirited Away as Haku. In English, Sora is voiced by Haley Joel Osment, who appeared in Forrest Gump and The Sixth Sense as a child.
Both actors have struggled to maintain Sora’s young voice as they’ve grown older. In an interview with USgamer, Haley Joel Osment said, “I started this when I was 12, and my voice had started to change and everything. So learning how to manipulate that and keep the voice sounding young while still preserving the range of emotions that Sora had; that was a unique challenge.”
Kingdom Hearts’ Sora Keyblades
Sora’s first Keyblade is the Kingdom Key, but you can pick up many unique blades as you progress through the game, from the kooky Crabclaw you find in Atlantica to the clunky Metal Chocobo found in Olympus Coliseum. Make sure you check out our Kingdom Hearts Keyblade guide to learn more about them all.
Is there a Kingdom Hearts Sora amiibo?
Nintendo is yet to confirm a Sora amiibo. He’s the only character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to not get one, so it would be fair to expect that one is on the way. Still, there’s no way of knowing until we get news from Nintendo.
There you have it, all of Kingdom Hearts’ Sora details we can muster. For more, check out our Kingdom Hearts Axel and Kingdom Hearts Roxas guides for more character details.