Pandora Hearts | Anime Review

Pandora Hearts is an anime which features in the shounen genre. I decided to watch it as a few of my friends recommended it for me and as a result, I have decided to tell you my thoughts about what this anime has to offer.

Let’s get started


Story Line

On the eve of nobleman Oz Bezarius’s fifteenth birthday, he and his loved ones gather to celebrate in a coming-of-age ceremony. But after Oz steps under a long-stopped clock and the hands finally move once more – thus fulfilling a mysterious prophecy – he is violently thrown into the legendary prison known as the Abyss by three cloaked intruders. Existing in another dimension, the Abyss is home to lifeforms born within its walls known as Chains; these beings can only live in the real world if they make contracts with humans, binding their power to the person’s body. However, there’s a catch – in time, the human will be overcome by the Chain’s power and then thrown into the deepest level of the Abyss. When Oz wakes up in the Abyss he is quickly attacked by hungry Chains, only to be saved by one named Alice – a Chain who appeared just before he was thrown into the prison. Together, the two make a contract and return to the real world, where they are enlisted into the Pandora organization – a group researching both the Abyss and the trio that threw Oz into it.  Along with members of Pandora, the duo searches to find Alice’s lost memory fragments that are scattered throughout the world, to discover the secrets of the Abyss, and to determine if there’s a way their contract can be broken without killing either Oz or Alice.

I really enjoyed following this anime’s well thought out story line as in every episode I was creating theories about what had happened and why it happened. I highly suggest this anime if you love a bit of a mystery and are willing to take in a lot of information at once. However, I did think the ending could have been better as I expected something really dramatic to take place but other than that it has encouraged me to read the manga as I have also heard that the ending is a lot more well organised.


Animation

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I thought the graphics in the anime were average but that didn’t bother me as I was drawn in by the scenes at each of the mansions. However, most of the mansions looked very similar to each other and it was hard to remember where everyone was if you hadn’t watched it in a long time. In addition, I really love the character designs and the outfits stick to the theme of a Victorian/Edwardian era.


Characters

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The anime is known for having characters which are based off of the popular fairy tale ‘Alice in Wonderland’. You start to get to know these characters straight away when you first meet Alice. It then starts to pan out as you try to guess which character is who while also following the main story line and trying your best to figure out what is going on. Each character has a very distinctive personality which makes it easy for the viewer to get attached to.


Overall

I would give this anime.


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2 thoughts on “Pandora Hearts | Anime Review

  1. I really enjoyed this anime but the end really isn’t very conclusive and it feels like there is a lot more to the story than what we’ve seen. That said, I’m not really willing to hunt down the manga just to see how it should end.

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