Pandora Hearts Vol 1

Pandora Hearts, Vol. 01  - Tomo Kimura, Jun Mochizuki

Nothing, no person or movie or music or book or game or anything, has ever made me laugh or cry as much as Pandora Hearts. I've never felt the overwhelming need to fill my computer, e-reader, and every other machine I own with specific art before, and now I can't stop collecting and staring at any PH-related art I can get my hands on. I'd paper my bedroom walls with it if I could. (But Jun's art gets even more gorgeous in later volumes . . . she is not human.)

The characters, the plot, the art, the humor, the tragedy...I'm serious, PH is the best thing in the world.....ever.

You're going to be confused. Trust me. You might want to shrug it off as a lost cause, but don't. Learn to be comfortable with the confusion and stick with it, please, because it's worth every second.

.....But be warned: you'd better be prepared to spend a large portion of your future abjectly sobbing into a pillow. It will do that to you.

Original Review:

This is officially the first manga I've ever read. I don't usually read this kind of stuff - comic books, manga, even heavily illustrated books - because I prefer using black printed words on a page to imagine what I'm reading about.

But goodness, I just loved it. I can't help it, but I adore poor Oz and his predicament (and Break, I love Break).

This only reinforces my belief that it doesn't matter how the story is presented - if it's good, it's good, and there are no ifs, ands, or buts about it.

And this is good. Onward!