While rumors of the casting choices have been making rounds on the internet,
Square-Enix had yet to officially announce the voice talent for Kingdom Hearts 2
– until today. It's an impressive cast to be sure, so enough talk, let's see the

Haley Joel Osment (“The Sixth Sense,” “A.I.") as the
main character Sora
David Gallagher (“7th Heaven”) as Riku
Hayden Panettiere (“Racing Stripes,” “Raising Helen”) as Kairi
Jesse McCartney (Recording artist, “Beautiful Soul” CD) as the
mysterious boy Roxas
Brittany Snow (“The Pacifier,” “American Dreams”) as Namine,
Christopher Lee (“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “Lord of the Rings") as Diz
Steve Burton (“The Last Castle,” “Taken”) as Cloud
Rachael Leigh Cook (“She’s All That,” “Josie And The Pussycats”) as Tifa
Mena Suvari ( “American Beauty,” “Rumor Has It”) as Aerith
Hedy Buress (“Boston Common,” “If These Walls Could Talk”) as Yuna
Tara Strong (“Fairly OddParents : Shadow Showdown,” “Teen Titans”) as Rikku
Gwendoline Yeo (“Desperate Housewives,” “24”) as Paine

In addition, many of the original Disney film star voice actors are reprising
their role for this project, including Ming-Na (“ER,” “Final Fantasy: The
Spirits Within”) as Mulan, James Woods (“Be Cool”), returning as the villain
Hades and Zach Braff (“Scrubs”) as Chicken Little.

Kingdom Hearts 2 will ship to North American retailers on March 28, 2006.