History YMMV / PandoraHearts

30th Apr '16 8:21:38 AM Berrenta
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* ItGetsBetter: While Pandora Hearts is usually considered a brilliant piece of literature by those who've read it from beginning to end, it's not uncommon for newer readers have a hard time with the earlier chapters because of their KudzuPlot characteristics and tendency for confusing events to occur that go dozens of chapters without being explained, as well as the general feeling of "off-ness" some experience. The story begins to hit its stride after the Cheshire Cat arc and Elliot's introduction, which is when the protagonists' character development begins and more depth is given to different plot threads, and becomes vastly more interesting towards the half-way mark, when the story gains clarity, concrete answers begin to be supplied, and the twists begin.


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* SlowPacedBeginning: While Pandora Hearts is usually considered a brilliant piece of literature by those who've read it from beginning to end, it's not uncommon for newer readers have a hard time with the earlier chapters because of their KudzuPlot characteristics and tendency for confusing events to occur that go dozens of chapters without being explained, as well as the general feeling of "off-ness" some experience. The story begins to hit its stride after the Cheshire Cat arc and Elliot's introduction, which is when the protagonists' character development begins and more depth is given to different plot threads, and becomes vastly more interesting towards the half-way mark, when the story gains clarity, concrete answers begin to be supplied, and the twists begin.
7th Apr '16 7:40:37 PM lilyofthevalley
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* AwesomeArt: After ArtEvolution, the art becomes very clean, consistent and detailed. The official art even more so.
14th Feb '16 4:54:59 PM Azelf2010
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** The OP "Parallel Hearts" by Fiction Junction is gorgeous ''and'' badass simultaneously.

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** The OP [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acn4jdw7HPs "Parallel Hearts" Hearts"]] by Fiction Junction is gorgeous ''and'' badass simultaneously.
14th Feb '16 4:53:39 PM Azelf2010
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** The OP "Parallel Hearts" by FictionJunction is gorgeous

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** The OP "Parallel Hearts" by FictionJunction Fiction Junction is gorgeousgorgeous ''and'' badass simultaneously.
14th Feb '16 4:53:00 PM Azelf2010
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** The anime has some seriously awesome music, particularly the version of "Lacie" with SurprisinglyGoodEnglish vocals.

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** The anime has some seriously awesome music, particularly the version of "Lacie" with SurprisinglyGoodEnglish vocals.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AayHUbAFb1Y "Every Time You Kissed Me"]], which serves as [[spoiler: Lacie's theme]].



** Don't forget Bloody Rabbit. When that song comes on, you know something awesome is gonna happen.

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** Don't forget [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fsese8D-lDk Bloody Rabbit.Rabbit]]. When that song comes on, you know something awesome is gonna happen.


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** The OP "Parallel Hearts" by FictionJunction is gorgeous


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* HilariousInHindsight: On a much lighter (and more meta note), this is [[Anime/BlackButler not the first show]] that Yuuki Kaijura has worked on involving tragedy striking on the protagonist's birthday, contracts with creatures of the underworld, plenty of HoYay, lots of gorgeous Bishonen, strange organizations with deep ties to the main characters, and a distinctly Gothic aesthetic. What makes it even funnier is the fact that the anime adaptations of both franchises premiered within less than six months of each other!
** The ties between both franchises extend to the music itself: just compare this section of [[https://youtu.be/XAn2fySE984 "Kagayaku Sora no Shijima ni wa"]] (the ED to season two of ''[[Anime/BlackButler Black Butler]]'') and the middle section of [[https://youtu.be/dOaTqlocbFY "Every Time You Kissed Me"]] from ''Pandora''. The resemblance between them is uncanny, and would certainly be considered plagiarism if it weren't for the fact that Kaijura wrote them both.
15th Dec '15 4:41:52 PM Adept
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* FanPreferredCouple: Sharon is almost always paired up with Break. Despite this, the finale shows that she'd eventually marry Reim, who himself is more likely to be paired with Lily.
* FanNickname: The series is not uncommonly referred to as "Paindora Hurts"[[labelnote:*]]or variations, e.g. "Pandora Hurts[=/=]Paindora Hearts"[[/labelnote]] by fans.

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* FanPreferredCouple: Sharon is almost always paired up with Break. Despite this, Break, even though their relationship had always been portrayed as LikeBrotherAndSister. In fact, the finale shows that she'd Sharon would eventually marry Reim, who himself is more likely to be paired up with Lily.
[[DatingCatwoman Lily]].
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The series is not uncommonly referred to as "Paindora Hurts"[[labelnote:*]]or variations, e.g. "Pandora Hurts[=/=]Paindora Hearts"[[/labelnote]] by fans.fans.
** The Will of the Abyss is frequently referred to as "Alyss" [[labelnote:*]]A portmanteu of Alice and Abyss[[/labelnote]].
7th Nov '15 4:14:36 PM Tuol
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** Some fans find Vincent very sympathetic for his tragic backstory and [[spoiler:self-hating desire to erase his own existence]], others find him unlikable due to his many horrible and entirely intentional crimes and abuses throughout the series (abusing Echo, poisoning Sharon, murdering anywhere from dozens to hundreds of people), for which he, unlike others in similar circumstances, shows little to no remorse (he even trivializes the worth of the lives he's taken, something very against the moral of the manga). Due to this, his growing roll in the side plots was also met with mixed feelings from fans.


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** Break's won every popularity poll taken during the series' run, consistently one or two places above main characters Oz and Gilbert
** [[BaseBreaker Vincent]] was also up there in the Japanese polls towards the manga's end.
5th Oct '15 8:57:46 AM Tuol
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* FanNickname: The series is not uncommonly referred to as "Paindora Hurts"[[labelnote:*]]or variations, e.g. "Pandora Hurts"[[/labelnote]] by fans.

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* FanNickname: The series is not uncommonly referred to as "Paindora Hurts"[[labelnote:*]]or variations, e.g. "Pandora Hurts"[[/labelnote]] Hurts[=/=]Paindora Hearts"[[/labelnote]] by fans.
5th Oct '15 8:56:50 AM Tuol
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* FanNickname: The series is not uncommonly referred to as "Paindora Hurts"[[labelnote:*]]or variations, e.g. "Pandora Hurts"[[/labelnote]] by fans.
4th Oct '15 5:12:24 PM Tuol
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* MemeticMutation: After the painful revelations of the [[WholeEpisodeFlashback Jack's Intention arc]], it became a reoccurring joke by fans to advertise the series by promising that it was [[ShmuckBait about the sweet adventures of a family]] [[TastesLikeDiabetes and their stuffed animal rabbit.]] Usually including a {{Moe}} gif and/or [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial descriptions of how "cute" and "innocent" and "not mind-scrambling" the series is.]]

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* MemeticMutation: After the painful revelations of the [[WholeEpisodeFlashback Jack's Intention arc]], it became a reoccurring joke by fans to advertise the series by promising that it was [[ShmuckBait [[TastesLikeDiabetes about the sweet adventures of a family]] [[TastesLikeDiabetes [[SchmuckBait and their stuffed animal rabbit.]] Usually including a {{Moe}} gif and/or [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial descriptions of how "cute" and "innocent" and "not "totally not mind-scrambling" the series is.]]
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