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It's Kirby Time: Take Courage

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It's Kirby Time: Take Courage
It's Kirby Time - Take Courage cover.png
Cover art for It's Kirby Time: Take Courage
Book # 3
Video # 2
Release date March 27th, 2020
Video release April 28th, 2022
Illustrator Hyogonosuke
Book order
The Gift of a Star Kirby's Tiny World
Video order
Kirby's Tiny World Sweet Dreams, Kirby
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Legend has it that one bite of the mysterious heart fruit will fill your heart with courage. Wishing to try it for himself, Kirby sets out on a journey to do just that. However, he'll have to face many trials and hardships in his quest to find this legendary fruit. Join Kirby for his travels and see where this adventure takes you!
— Official English YouTube adaptation description

It's Kirby Time: Take Courage is the third book of the It's Kirby Time series. It was published by Shogakukan in Japan on March 27th, 2020.[1] A video adaptation was released on April 28th, 2022, available in several languages.

In this story, Kirby searches far and wide for a special fruit called the "heart fruit" that is said to instill courage in whoever eats it. Kirby eventually finds it after much hardship, but takes it home instead of eating it right away. On his way back, he sees a Waddle Dee fearing crossing a narrow log bridge, and decides to give the fruit to him instead.


Characters of "It's Kirby Time: Take Courage"  
Main characters
IKT3 Waddle Dee Illustration.png
Traveler Waddle Dee
Minor characters & cameos

Plot synopsis[edit]

Kirby finds out about the heart fruit, which is said to give whoever eats it courage from a single bite. In hopes to find and taste the fruit, he sets off on a journey. He travels through a desert in a sandstorm, a marshy river, and more, and perseveres even when he is lost or tired. As he traverses an icy landscape, he wonders if the heart fruit is warm and toasty, while at a volcano, he wonders if it's chilly and refreshing. Eventually, he finds it at the top of a mountain. He decides to bring it home to enjoy in a special spot. Kirby settles under a tree and is about to eat it when he notices a weary traveler Waddle Dee who is too scared and tired to head forward. Kirby offers the fruit, giving the traveler courage.


  • Many characters, objects and locations make cameo appearances throughtout Kirby's journey:
  • In the video adaptation, the illustrator is erroneously credited as Hyogonsuke. The video's description correctly spells Hyogonosuke.




English video adaptation

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 勇気をキミに
Yūki o kimi ni
Courage to you
Dutch Vol goede moed In good spirits
Canadian French Courage -
German Nur Mut Just courage
Italian Coraggio Courage
Korean 너에게용기를
Give you courage
Brazilian Portuguese Tome coragem Take courage
European Portuguese Coragem Courage
Latin American Spanish Toma valor Take courage