Pandora Hearts

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Name: Pandora Hearts (パンドラハーツ pandora haatsu)
Abbreviation(s): PH
Creator: MOCHIZUKI Jun (望月淳) ♀
Date(s): 2006 - 2015 (manga)
2009 - 2010 (anime)
Medium: Manga/anime
Country of Origin: Japan
External Links: Official site (E)
Official manga site (J)
Official anime site (J)
Creator's blog
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Pandora Hearts is a shonen manga published between May 2006 and March 2015 by Square Enix. It was originally licensed in English by Broccoli Books[1], but before the closure of their USA branch the following year.[2] Yen Press eventually picked up the series for English publication, finally releasing the first volume in December 2009.[3] It also spawned a 25-episode anime adaptation by Xebec, Inc. that was published in America by NIS America[4] with nine short OVA being released with the Pandora Hearts DVDs.[5]


Oz Vessalius, who just turned fifteen, leads a rich and privileged life as the heir to the Vessalius name and estate. Everything changes when, during his Coming of Age Ceremony, he is drawn into an eternal prison known as "Abyss." There he meets and is saved by Alice, the Bloody Black Rabbit, or B-Rabbit for short. Join Oz on this fantasy adventure as he unravels the mysteries behind Alice, Abyss, and the "Pandora" organization.[4]


The Pandora Hearts fandom is based primarily on Tumblr and Twitter, although it also had a decent userbase on LiveJournal in the early days. The fanbase coined the term "Pandora Hurts" and "Paindora Hurts" to describe the angst and heartache that would become known as staples of Mochizuki's works. While the series ended in 2015, the userbase is still quite active on the aforementioned sites.

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Example Fanworks






  1. ^ Blu, Boysenberry, Deux, DMP, Yen Announce Boys-Love Titles. Posted 29 Oct 2007. Accessed 24 Sept 2019.
  2. ^ Broccoli International USA to Shut Down by Year's End (Updated). Posted 29 Nov 2008. Accessed 24 Sept 2019.
  3. ^ Pandora Hearts on Yen Press's website. Accessed 24 Sept 2019.
  4. ^ a b Pandora Hearts on Crunchyroll. Accessed 24 Sept 2019.
  5. ^ Pandora Hearts Specials on MyAnimeList. Accessed 24 Sept 2019.