My girlfriend and I have had an argument over this and I was wondering is there any aspects of Kingdom hearts that is directly copied from Final fantasy as I am sure chocobos are used in both, the way in which the cutscenes activate are similar and the ways in which the enemies disappear is the same. I also seem to recognize some characters and character names, (Riku being one of them although the characters differ in gender between the two games.)
Here is a brief description of the game you are a male character called Sora and you eventually have comrades out of different Disney movies such as Donald Duck, Goofy and Tarzan. The enemies are called the heartless and your character wields a key as a weapon.
My main Question again, are my observations of the similarities just and is there any other similarities between kingdom Hearts and the final fantasy series?