Pandora Hearts

TV (25 eps)
4.093 out of 5 from 12,823 votes
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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.

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ThePatches's avatar by ThePatches on Oct 25, 2009
Score: 7.5/10

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Every so often, you stumble upon an anime that tries very hard to ruin itself: School Days, for example, almost runs for too many episodes; Code Geass takes a turn for the overly-complicated in the end of its first season; and Shakugan no Shana... read more

CrazyMadHatter's avatar by CrazyMadHatter on Jun 29, 2013
Score: 9/10

Name: Pandora Hearts Anime or Manga: Anime Review Genre: Mystery, Shounen, Comedy, Fantasy, Gaslamp Fantasy and Psychological Thriller. Directed By: Takoka Kato Studio: XEBEC Orginal Run: April 2009 - Steptember 2009 Episodes: 25 Start Date: 19 June 2013 End Date: 28 June 2013 Total Time: 9 Days (1 week 2 days) Main Characters: Alice, Oz Vessalius and Gilbert... read more

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