Cross the Line (Kingdom Hearts zine)

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Title: Cross the Line
Editor(s): KaiserinAstraia, Vox, Plants, Rin
Type: Fanart, Fanfiction
Date(s): 2019
Medium: PDF, Print
Fandom: Kingdom Hearts
Language: English
External Links: Twitter Tumblr
Zine Cover
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Cross the Line is a zine of fanart and fanfiction for the pairing SoRiku from the Kingdom Hearts games.


The zine's social media accounts were launched around January 2019[1]. In an answer to an anonymous question about the zine's theme, the mod team answered the theme was "to cross the line" based on the lyrics from "Don't Think Twice", Utada Hikaru's theme song for Kingdom Hearts III. The mod team elaborate on this theme as follows:

Kiss me once, Kiss me twice, Kiss me three times, Cross the line.

to cross the line- (idiomatic) to transcend a boundary, rule, or limit.

Perhaps to you, crossing a line is a betrayal, or a leap of faith, or maybe it’s taking the next step in a relationship. From friends to rivals or friends to lovers, navigating the Worlds or wedding plans- we look forward to seeing how you interpret this theme![2]

Applications opened approxmiately on February 28, 2019, and ended on March 25, 2019[3]. In a later update, the mod team reported a total of 179 artist applications and 52 writer applications[4].

Preorders opened from August 1 to August 31, 2019, with the following pricing tiers[5]:

  • Cross the Line ($20 USD) - Digital Zine
  • Kiss Me Once ($25 USD) - Physical Zine
  • Kiss Me Twice ($45 USD) - Physical Zine, Journal, Postcard, Sticker Sheet, Buttons, Double-sided Charm
  • Kiss Me Three Times ($45 USD) - Physical Zine, Journal, Acrylic Standee, Sticker Sheet, Enamel Pins
  • Don't Think Twice ($35 USD) - Journal, Sticker Sheet, Postcard, Double-sided Charm, Acrylic Standee, Buttons, Enamel Pins
  • Everthing I Dreamed Of ($60 USD) - Physical Zine, Journal, Sticker Sheet, Postcard, Double-sided Charm, Acrylic Standee, Buttons, Enamel Pins

To celebrate gaining over 500 followers, a giveaway for two full bundles was hosted starting August 27 to September 8, 2019[6]. The winners of the giveaway were announced to be Twitter user mochakawa1 and Tumblr user rikudera[7].

Physical orders began shipping out approximately around October 23, 2019[8]. Digital zines were mailed out on November 2, 2019[9].

Second sales began on November 9, 2019, until supplies ran out[10]. The project's digital storefront closed for good on November 30, 2019[11].

A donation annoncement was made on January 10, 2020, reporting that $1,285 USD was donated to the Organization for Transformative Works[12]. The zine's social media accounts would later be renamed and repurposed for a new zine project, Soriku Ever After.

Project Schedule
Start End
Contributor Applications February 28, 2019 March 25, 2019
Preorders August 1, 2019 August 31, 2019
Shipping October 23, 2019 November 2, 2019
Leftover Sales November 9, 2019 November 30, 2019


The following names were taken from the project's social media account[13].

Page Artists

Merch Artists




Fan Reception

The following posts are a sample of posts retweeted by the project's social media account about the zine.

emmie oath wrote on Twitter

losing my damn mind ;;💕 @crosstlinezine was one of my first two zines I’ve ever been in (both this year!) and I’m so excited to be printed on a page alongside so many amazing artists and friends !!![14]

nat wrote on Twitter

my copy of @crosstlinezine came in!!! it’s the first zine i’ve ever been a part of and i’m so honored to see my writing next to such beautiful works 🥺 it was such a great experience to be a part of and i’m so happy to see it come together so wonderfully!!💙[15]

zeph wrote on Twitter

My @crosstlinezine bundle got here and oh my worlds it’s GORGEOUS!! Definitely the biggest zine I own lmao and everything came out so great!!! I’m so happy I could be part of this zine 💞[16]

Hades wrote on Twitter

My contributor copy of @crosstlinezine came in yesterday! ❤ The cute card and personal note from the mod team, hidden inside, was so incredibly sweet 😭😭😭[17]

Toradhart wrote on Twitter

I snatched my contributor’s copy of @crosstlinezine out of the mail! A most wholesome chunky zine full of Sorikus! A least they didn’t get stuck in customs, I just had to walk an hour to the post office to get the boys…[18]

Kitten Kong wrote on Twitter

First time I’ve ordered a physical copy of a zine and the quality of both the zine and goodies is fabulous. Great work from the @crosstlinezine contributors! The pin badges by @foxflightstudio are particularly lovely 😊[19]

Shiloh wrote on Twitter

@crosstlinezine my book just came in and it turns out my gf bought me the package with the stickers, journal, standee, and enamels and. I Cried. everything is so beautiful thank you so much for everyones hard work 💕💕💕💕[20]

.angie. wrote on Twitter

One of my best friends got me this zine for my birthday and it’s so lovely, I wanna take it with me everywhere @crosstlinezine[21]

michi wrote on Twitter

aaa my bundle copy for @crosstlinezine arrived !!! everything is super cute and gorgeous aaaa especially love the pins and acrylic standee by @dispositiongay

+ @shelbynwolf ;4;!!! 💕💕💕💕[22]

AuroraPeachy wrote on Twitter

fan·girl - a female fan, especially one who is obsessive about games, comics, movies, etc.

Also one who literally cries over the FOREWORD of the @crosstlinezine

Soriku fanzine. This book is HUGE and shockingly high quality. Thank you to everyone who made this possible! 💖[23]

Sweet Shiver wrote on Twitter

@crosstlinezine IT’S HERE IT’S HERE!!! Poor thing was crammed into my little apartment mailbox thing but it’s here (and from Maryland, my old home state, how funny!). My partner and I have been waiting patiently 🥰[24]

Sa(a)n Lang wrote on Twitter



Mies Nestor wrote on Twitter

I was beginning to worry it had gotten lost in the mail but my bundle from @crosstlinezine finally came in 😭😭 it came on a busy day for me so I can’t pour through the pages just yet but I will begin to tonight.[26]

FossilizedShark wrote on Twitter

My bundle from @crosstlinezine came yesterday and I am THRILLED with how nice everything in this bundle came out! The journal! The buttons! The charm! The pins! The Zine itself! The everything!! 😍

Mods, give yourselves a pat on back, you NAILED this zine. 👏[27]

Vanyneko wrote on Twitter

Last but not least I recieved my copy of @crosstlinezine !! I was stunned by the cuuute cover, beautiful artworks and lovely fics ;A; ♡♡♡ I always get so overwhelmed with feelings when I see soriku xD[28]

ali wrote on Twitter

got my sweet treasure a few days ago! the @crosstlinezine, everything is so GORGEOUS! I am in love with all the art and written works. as well as the merch, I'm too nervous to use the journal!! haha. thank you, team, for putting this together. it's beautiful. ♡[29]


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