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Pandora Hearts

Feb 22, 2015

When I first stumbled across this, I was looking for a single character that I'd looked up on who seemed interesting (Vincent). And let me just say...I got ALOT more than what I could've ever asked for. It starts off with a boy noble named Oz, his lil sis Ada, and his servant Gilbert. They were all kinda cute both personality wise and looks. But then everything takes a sort of dark twist when Oz is sent to the Abyss for a sin, his existance. There he meets a hot headed girl named Alice (Here comes the other main character~). Together they manage to escape and return to the real world only to discover everythihng Oz knows has changed. 

As far as the story goes, amazing. It starts like the typical light hearted chibi humor which is actually preytty funny sometimes. But as the story progresses, we learn more about why Oz was cast into the Abyss and get some dark themes like slaughter and even some yandere characters. I'd say from a little over halfway through the series, we get plot twist after plot twist after plot twist. The only thing that bugs me is, some of the plot twists were just plain confusing.

For characters, I'd say this was 10 out of freaking 10. ALL of the characters had some twist or quirk to them and all develop to some degree. Oz for example, doesn't keep acting all childish and gets pretty messed up due to a certain discovery. And heisn't just all smiles and laughs, he actually is kinda messed up in the head. As we get to learn the backstories, we find out how twisted some of the nicest/funniest characters actually are. I mean, even the practically perfect guy is INSANE. The thing I like best about this is that people aren't who they think they are or sometimes the light hearted characters might act with extreme violence/madness. I also loved the relationships between certain characters like Break and Sharon. You know those plot twists I mentioned earlier? A lot of them are centered around characters' identities, so don't mark anyone as anything until the end. Also, some characters do in fact die. Just a warning. And you know that 'if you're my friend's friend, then we're friends' cliche? Well, let's just say that some of the conflict between characters happened because of this isn't true by any means.

The art was amazing. All of the expressions clearly depicted the emotions of each character. And, I must say, some of the chains and scenes in the Abyss look quite horrifying. Some nightmare inducing actually (not that I had a nightmare but still pretty creepy). I love the character designs for every single character and some panels are just plain gorgeous. 

Overall, 10/10. I highly recommend this to Black Butler fans, the two mangas have similar elements. A contract with a non-human being, dark themes, and character depth. I loved this manga and it's definitely one of the best I've ever read. But sadly, it's nearing the end of it's run,I think there's only 1 or 2 volumes left. And let me just say, DON'T EVER READ IT ALL STRAIGHT. YOU WILL BE SENT ON THE FEELS TRIP OF A LIFETIME!

9.9/10 story
10/10 art
10/10 characters
10/10 overall

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