Pandora Hearts (パンドラハーツ) Manga Review

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I have been waiting for a while to share my feelings about this incredible manga.

Pandora Hearts, also known as Chiếc Hộp Pandora is a mystery supernatural-fantasy manga series created by author Jun Mochizuki. It tells the story of our main protagonist Oz Vessalius who forms a contract with a mysterious young lady named Alice.

What Pandora Hearts (パンドラハーツ) Is About

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Author(s): Jun Mochizuki
Artist(s): Jun Mochizuki
Known As: Pandora Hearts, Chiếc Hộp Pandora, PandoraHearts, Сердца Пандоры, دل های پاندورا, قلوب باندورا, パンドラハーツ, 潘朵拉之心
Official Translation(s): English, Japanese
MangaDex: Title Index
Status: Completed
Genres: Action, Romance, Comedy, Adventure, Drama, Horror, Fantasy, Mystery, Tragedy

A Small Synopsis

While trying to discover the cause of many strange events taking place in his life, Oz Vessalius bonds with a strange girl named Alice.

Where to read Pandora Hearts (パンドラハーツ)

This manga can be purchased on sites such as Amazon.

There are unofficial translated English versions which can be found on scanlation sites such as MangaDex and MangaNelo.


What Is Good About Pandora Hearts (パンドラハーツ)

The Artwork

Holy llamas.

The art in this manga is absolutely stunning.

With beautiful character designs and stunning visuals that have nods to Victorian-style gothic design while tying in with it’s own fantasy element, I was left blown away by each beautiful page.

I also love the nods that the author gives to Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland.

Good stuff.

The Story

Powerful, mysterious and full of many intertwining twists and turns that would make any mystery-lover want to keep turning the page.

I truly want to say more but I feel it’ll ruin one of the MAIN twists of the story, so I’ll just say that there’s a reason why Pandora Hearts is loved by SO many people. Please give it a chance and go read it!

What Is Bad About Pandora Hearts (パンドラハーツ)

Slow Burn

While there are minor things such as certain supporting cast members being rather underdeveloped, they’re not essentially relevant to the main parts of the story, thus why this won’t be an entry in this article.

However, if there’s one thing I can say is that Pandora Hearts has an incredibly difficult story for readers to get invested in at the beginning.

Before anybody raises an eyebrow at this, I’m genuinely speaking from experience. As somebody who began reading the manga AFTER watching the anime adaptation, I found the manga incredibly difficult to get into at first. However, with each chapter, I eventually became more and more engrossed in the beautiful mysteries and the breath-taking artwork that soon had me invested in the story.

Overall Conclusion

This manga is ridiculously underrated but if you’re a fan of mysteries with dark, dramatic storytelling then PLEASE give this stunning manga a chance.

Agree with this? Disagree? Please tell me about it!

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Pandora Hearts (パンドラハーツ)
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The positive
The Artwork
The Story
The negative
Slow Burn
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