Pandora Hearts

Pandora Hearts

Vol. 1

Book - 2009
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"The air of celebration surrounding fifteen-year-old Oz Vessalius's coming-of-age ceremony quickly turns to horror when he is condemned for a sin about which he knows nothing. Thrown into the Abyss--an eternal prison from which there is no escape--Oz meets a young girl named Alice, who is not what she seems. Now that the relentless cogs of fate have begun to turn, will they lead only to crushing despair for Oz, or will Alice provide him with some shred of hope?"--p.[4] of cover.
Publisher: New York : Yen Press, 2009
ISBN: 9780316076074
0316076074
Characteristics: 171 p. : chiefly ill. ; 19 cm
Additional Contributors: Kimura, Tomo

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Clanci_bookworm
Jun 08, 2018

I just got the first book of this series and i have not been able to put it down!!!!!!

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blackphoenix251
Dec 13, 2017

the best manga ever T-T

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Nov 25, 2017

The story follows a young noble boy named Oz Vessalius. He lives a luxurious life along with his little sister Ada and his servant and best friend Gilbert. One day on his coming of age ceremony, a group of people called the Baskervilles started attacking Oz and dragging him into a supernatural prison called Abyss. The Abyss is a different world where all different kinds of "chains" live. Chains are supernatural monsters who make a contract with humans. Oz finds a chain girl named Alice. Oz makes a contract with Alice and both escape the Abyss to come back to the real world. After they are back, almost everything has changed and a lot of time had passed. Oz has to find out the truth about the Abyss and Baskervilles.
The characters in this story are great. There is so much character development in this anime. The main protagonists character, Oz, develops a great deal from episode 1 to the final. Other characters, like Break, are my favourite because of how his character develops and how intelligent he is. Some characters are introduced as villains, but then they become good and become friends with the main protagonist as time passes in the series. The story is very mysterious and hard to follow at times, as well as very emotional. The action scenes are great and the music and songs are my favourite part of this anime show. In the show, many things are explored and many things remain unknown and there is no specific ending. So I highly recommend reading the manga book. This will give you more understanding of the details and there is a specific ending. This is only a review of the anime. I loved this anime show, the characters as well as the music.
Rating 8.5/10
Genre: psychological, thriller, Gaslamp, fantasy, drama and mystery
- @animelover of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Scythers Nov 07, 2017

I have just finished reading this series. I found the beginning confusing, and I believe that it was because the author was originally trying to steer the story in another direction, more akin to Tsubasa (by clamp, not the soccer manga). However, after about the 5th volume, things started to solidify and became coherent. Naturally, as with all re-inventions of Alice in Wonderland, there was a lot of fantastical beings and things that did not entirely make sense and that were not explained, such as where chains came from (the Abyss, but what made them?). The end of the series ends in three gradually larger volumes as each the 23 was supposed to be the last, but was not and the 24th was more than a double volume, as there was much to wrap up. Some things about wrapping up the story did not make full sense, but it was concise and did not leave the reader with more questions than answers. Overall, I enjoyed the series after getting past the first 5 volumes. The character development was well done, though as mentioned earlier, at some points, you can see where the plot was set to go in different directions, but was altered, and so some things the characters say and do are slightly off for a brief period of time. In all the re-inventions of Alice in Wonderland that I have read, this is the best manga series.

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fulloflove
Jun 15, 2016

I adore this manga! I love the story I just couldn't put it down. And I was so sad when it endded.

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sfogs
Feb 09, 2015

I liked this manga.
Not always sure what was happening, but I hope that will be explained through the series.

I love Pandora Hearts, the plot is amazing, the ideas are unique and original, and something about Pandora Hearts makes you want to read more. One of my favourite manga series!

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21221014724022
Aug 24, 2010

Awesome series! Keeps holding back some secrets, and keeping me addicted to this book!

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StellaMystica
Aug 23, 2010

Great series, although it starts out kind of slow. The art is gorgeous though! <3

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VictoriaDavis
Jul 20, 2010

This seems like the start of a really great series. This is basically the introduction to the rest of the story. It leaves you in going "What on earth is happening an why?!" For a bit over half the book. The art is fantastic too! And it helps that the main guy is really cute, even though he is kinda short~

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KathleenZ
Jun 17, 2012

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ruizj0808 Aug 23, 2014

Pandora Heart vol.1 is about Oz when one the Pandora tried consume Oz until a girl name Alice came by to save Oz life to keep him alive after Alice consume Oz body tried give Oz friend to answer the question Oz friend took Alice out OZ body and decide to play a joke.

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KathleenZ
Jun 05, 2012

"Onii-chan, what's the Abyss?" ~ Ada Vessalius, age 8

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