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Pandora Hearts

Alternative Titles

English: PandoraHearts
Synonyms: Pandora Hearts
Japanese: パンドラハーツ


Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2009 to Sep 25, 2009
Premiered: Spring 2009
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Square Enix, TBS, flying DOG
Licensors: NIS America, Inc.
Studios: Xebec
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.881 (scored by 109,814 users)
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Ranked: #7212
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Popularity: #210
Members: 259,918
Favorites: 4,910


Both animes have similar dymanics in the relations between main characters: an older, stronger servant who protects a weaker, younger master. Also, the topic of hell/Abyss that threatens one of the characters is kind of similar. Both animes are very nice in the visual aspect, dramatic but with some humor to lighten the mood. 
report Recommended by Juxian
The main characters, Oz and Allen, have very similar personalities and go through a major life changing experience. Both series also have a dark horror type theme, many random comedic scenes, and a fair amount of action. 
report Recommended by Monochrome
-Both of the main characters are both rich and noble
-Both main character have blond hair, sorta similar hairstyles,
-Both main character has a servant
-Both main character has a Demon partner
-Both main character are special and has powers but doesn't realize it
-Both settings of the anime are very similar, also gives off similar aura/sort of gothic aura
-Both anime involves going into another unknown dimension
-Both main character are stubborn
-Both main character has no parents, except for pandora hearts, Oz has a father
-Both involves contracts to summon the demons
-Both you will enjoy deeply
-Both really good

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report Recommended by iNinjeek
both includes demons and kinda same main character!
and both are epic! * you well like them both * 
report Recommended by Kaim
Huey from Dantalian reminds me of a much older Oz Vessalius, while Dalian definitely reminds me of Alice. Both take place in a European setting, both are fantasy shows.  
report Recommended by webkid94
These are Gothic tales dealing with the tale of a rabbit that brings fear into the minds of the people said rabbit comes across. The time eras are similar too and there is the mystery element. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Both shows take place around the time period, have similar voice actors, similar acting characters and plots involving time, magic and special watches.  
report Recommended by Yandere
Although it resembles a lot Kuroshitsuji it has a plot like Tsubasa. Memories scattered around and the need to find them, also the events that surround finding those memories. I like it, it's fun. 
report Recommended by animenewbie
While there are some parallels between the plot lines and characters, the most striking similarity between these two shows is in the atmosphere. There is good comradery between the the characters and a gentle kindness that eminates from the protagonist of both shows. However, despite that there is a nagging creepiness which hangs in the background and a sense that all is not quite as it may first appear. The definitions of good and evil, write and wrong, seem to become complicated an lost in the varied perspectives of the characters.  
report Recommended by indi135
Both series have often creepy atmosphere, good and well developed characters, good mix of humour and drama (tough SE is a bit more centered at humour while Pandora is a bit more centered at drama), girls with Scythes, cool-headed male leads, interesting monsters, insane villains and are great at storytelling (in different style and with different topics, tough)... and there are even more similarities. If you have watched one of these shows, it is highly recommended to watch the other as well! 
report Recommended by Nayrael
Some people are unlikely to see the similarities, but they are clearly there in my eyes. Both anime have extremely unique looking characters and are very colourful. They have magic, supernatural stuff and all the products of creativity and imagination a mind can think of. 
report Recommended by 5layer
Both places have a Gothic and surreal other world that effects the real world in supernatural ways. The cost of power is also rather great. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Both anime display some plot similarities like, for instance:
- A Powerful Organization (Pandora/Circus) & some weird monsters.
- An alternative fantasy World, where PH is set in an alternative Victorian Era and Karneval in a Modern Steampunk World.
- A blonde happy go lucky main character (Oz/Yogi) that apparently has no problems, but later on some secrets are revealed.
IMO, I like PH better because of certain elements you do not find in Karneval: While PH & Karneval start with a happy feeling, PH soon becomes heart wrenching,leading to a profound character development and an intricate twisted plot, while Karneval manages to  read more 
report Recommended by Orulyon
both start off with a happy day and then somthing happens and the main character ends up getting a power but in Pandora hearts the power is not used to take over the world.Lloyd remineds me of Break and I love both anime and hate none of the characters in both 
report Recommended by stardustninja
Saber and Alice, (the main girls of both animes) are voiced by the same seiyuu. In both animes, a boy has a contract with a powerful girl. In both animes it happened big tragedy in the past because of a war between evil and good. In both animes, the two main guys, masters of the girls, have a similar personality. there´s also romance.  
report Recommended by Orulyon
Both anime are set in fantasy worlds and feature kids about 14-15 years old as main protagonists. Both are also contractees to beings used mostly as weapons and in both anime they decide to help them find something. 
report Recommended by hajil
Both anime deal with English aristosracy and its morals.
Both have blonde bishounen as the main hero involved in some kind of contract with supernatural heroine. By the way Oz and Edgar have also dark though loyal servants.
And genres are the same: romance, shoujo, reverse harem.
For those who are charmed with English exquisite aristocratic atmosphere, both anime would be the best option. 
report Recommended by Nikkicat
it has similar art work and both are very good to watch :) 
report Recommended by cutie46
got a similar feeling while watching it….both anime show a dark side of something that should be a light, happy situation (kuroshitsuji - a circus and pandora hearts- the oh well so known tale: alice in wonderland)
both anime have awesome characters  
report Recommended by KuroYume-96
There's a similar atmosphere in both of these animes - at the same time tense and playful. Both stories drop you into the middle of things and give you one piece of the puzzle at a time, as well as having a similar trio of main characters. There's a certain darkness in the background in both; a sinister something which we only catch glimpses of at a time, but which moves behind the scenes and may have power for either good or evil. 
report Recommended by Lironah
Both anime have a male protagonist that makes a contract with supernatural being to escape death. However, as soon is revealed the contract will kill him in time. Both supernatural beings (girls) have also a goal to achive in this world, for wich they need a contractee (finding a memories in Pandora Hearts and killing a sibling in Kurokami). 
report Recommended by hajil
The feel about series is similar, both are quite dark, but feature some comedy. Also, again some group of humans vs. demons, special powers, hell gates (or rather equivalents), etc. 
report Recommended by lolwutwhatever
Both of these series somehow give off the same feeling, but Pandora Hearts is dark while Zero No Tsukaima has more light-hearted moments.

The female leads of both series, Louise and Alice are tsundere girls and possess unique powers, while the male, Saito (Zero No Tsukaima) and Oz are some kind of a servant to the female leads. 
report Recommended by DarkRabbitReaper
Both are set in the Victorian-era. Both have a human and a demon(/chain) bonded together by a contract. 
report Recommended by holypoop
Pandora hearts is just as great as FMA Brotherhood, though Pandora Hearts has an open end (something that really dissapointed me). I totally recommend it! Pandora hearts has a good plot, hot and mysterious characters, and more! (if you don't believe me, check it on google!) P.S.: If you watch Pandora Hearts, then you should read the manga! 
report Recommended by Soru-chan
A guy who solve the mysterious and dark past of a girl with amnesia + comedy 
report Recommended by Parantica
On a scale of how similar 6/10
Both have great battle ost
The art is fairly good
They just give off a darker feeling 
report Recommended by dim100
Both shows tell the story of a young boy who has to grow up quickly in order to fulfill his destiny and protect the people he cares about. Both Oz (PH) and Masahiro (SO) have a lot of heart and courage, and both wish to be treated like adults.

Each boy is protected by someone older than him. Both Gilbert (PH) and Guren/Mokkun (SO) have dark and difficult pasts but are able to rise above these things in order to protect the protagonist.

In addition, Akira Ishida voices a role in both anime and, though their personalities are different, Break (PH) and Seimei  read more 
report Recommended by SiriGirl
Apperance wise they look different but both metion the abyss and the characters talk about the past a lot. Also main char. are not sure of who they really are.  
report Recommended by AnimeAlice
the important character it´s named alice, both animes with goth -loli girls and loli boys, the same kinda dark and fancy plot and scenary, abyss looks like rozen maiden´s worlds with the broken dolls that dark broken and ugly concept like suigintou´s world, the toy box from hinaichigo´s world, the mansions resambles rose mansion fom rozen maiden, there´s a contract and that contract means youe need to giva a kiss, and that contract makes the user more powerful [chain, doll]  
report Recommended by wabowser
both have characters who are connected to each other by shared events and forget their past,however;advancing in the series, all of them get to remember their lost memories. 
report Recommended by Ruba86
Though they're both thrust into dangerous, unfamiliar situations, the protagonists in both anime are similarly detached from their predicaments. They're also of a similar age group (14/15). Recurring characters include... the older, concerned guy who starts to act like their mother; the spunky and dominating "girl warrior" type.
Both anime also have some very obvious yaoi overtones. 
report Recommended by Charry
Take Alice in Wonderland and twist it up with a dark theme? Well, this movie or Pandora Hearts is what you might end up with. Both have a Gothic art style and the characters have similar personalities. A lot of work went into the art work too. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
The two Anime have detailed styles. The characters also make contracts that have some sort of cost in order to gain a special power. The characters also discover things about themselves and those around them as the story progresses. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
When I was watching Pandora Hearts, the psychological aspects so far seemed similar to Shigofumi. 
report Recommended by aranelcharis
Somehow Pandora is similar to Darker than BLACK - series shows a road to the important place, which is isolated and in here almost everything is explained, but there are some questions that left. 
report Recommended by Eriis
Gives you a similar impression of darkness and mystery.
I felt like characters design in Pandora was very, very like this one in VK, and animation is quite similar too. 
report Recommended by Eriis
Both are really dark anime and have someone and something from another world.In Pandora hearts Alice gives Oz a power that she has and in Death Note Ryuk gives Light a power that he has.Both are just really good anime and I love both. 
report Recommended by stardustninja
Not a big fan of this genre of animé, but Pandora Hearts is pretty god damn addictive, reminded me of Eureka Seven. Both have a male & female protagonists who eventually fall in love ( Eureka & Renton / Oz & Alice ) as well as a mixture of other genres including action, adventure & mystery.

Loved both of them / 
report Recommended by BeriMelon
Magic, action, mystery, comedy, you get adict only watching the first episodes ^^ 
report Recommended by kairi07
Pandora Hearts and Inu x Boku SS have the same type of relationships between Oz and Alice and Ririchiyo and Soushi. As Ririchiyo and Soushi are 'Master and Dog' and Oz and Alice 'Master (Man Servant proclaimed by Alice) and Chain. Both girls kind of don't think they belong either because of family (Ririchiyo) and loosing memories (Alice) 
report Recommended by Ririchiyo
Both have relativly innocent guys who, for some reason or another, get sent to prison with a girl of 'varying' degrees of importance... amongst other reasons. 
report Recommended by Dreadmonger
-Both character goes into another world which has a lot of monster
-Both gives you a chilling feeling / gives you sort of same feeling
-Both main character mysterious
-Both have 2 guys and 1 girl
-Both have special powers within them 
report Recommended by iNinjeek
When your protagonists kiss each other to form a contract and one member of each other those parties comes from a world parallel to the real world, you might as well call two animes similar, especially when they both involve fighting creatures from that other world that mean them (and countless others) harm. 
report Recommended by Kusabiishi
Whenever I watch Pandora Hearts, I feel like I'm watching some side story of Hitman Reborn! because the main characters in the two shows have almost identical personalities. Besides that, the art style is pretty similar.  
report Recommended by otaku228
Both are mystery series, meaning you need to pay attention and fit all kinds a clues about events together.
They both have a very creepy atmosphere during the night which enhances the feeling of being kept in the dark (I don't mean that literally).
Both series manages to joke around despite the seriousness of the pretty intense storyline
report Recommended by pyredo
I found Haru from TnK similar to Gilbert from PH, imho they look alike, except the colour of their eyes, so I think, that if U were in love with Gilbert's appearence U may like Haru too. 
report Recommended by Patry-chan
They're not too similar in terms of premise but both Pandora Hearts and Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge has that majestic/fantasy like atmosphere. As such both series has some supernatural features such as the action and drama.

Both series' main male protagonist also has a normal personality while maintaining a peculiar relationship with the main female protagonist.

In both series, there are antagonists that plays various roles that often puts some characters and events at risks. 
report Recommended by Stark700
A dark and mysterious atmosphere, interesting characters and supernatural elements? You can have it in both series! If you liked one of them, you're most likely gonna like the other one too 
report Recommended by m01853895
Both anime feature olden-day themed stories and themes. In Claymore, they hunt the Yoma. Pandora Hearts; they hunt chains from the Abyss. Both main characters lose what's most important to them. 
report Recommended by Majora23
- Chaos Dragon and Pandora Hearts has characters forming 'Pacts' with a supernatural being.
- Both start off being a cute fantasy, with our MC's as young children. Very soon we are awaken with the true content of what the anime's trying to give us. In other words, a Fantasy that turns Dark. 
report Recommended by B3astpwn
I am so surprised this isn't listed here. I don't really know how to put it, but the general feel between the two anime are two similar. Examples:

- The relationship between Shino and Sosuke can be found between the two main characters Gilbert and Oz in Pandora Hearts.
- Instead of demons and spirits as seen in Hakkenden, Pandora Hearts have these creatures called chains.
- both main characters are kids that hold some type of power

Just watch it. If you liked Hakkenden: Touhou Hakken Ibun you'll like Pandora Hearts for sure. 
report Recommended by oceancat805
Both Anime's focus on the ''Abyss''. Which holds similar details of eachother, being that it's the straight definition of ''Abyss'' - Never Ending...

The OST in Pandora Hearts is very much similar to ''Made in Abyss'' as well, the music is just so...unique, some what eery depending on the situation, and childish in some spots as well.

Both Animes feature child-like characters, it's very...fairy-tale orientated too.
Pandora Hearts focus' "Alice in Wonderland", while Made in Abyss focuses some kid show that i can't remember.

When I saw the word "Abyss" in the title, I just couldn't stop thinking of
Pandora  read more 
report Recommended by B3astpwn
Although the plots are very different, there are some similar things:
1. Demons and 'chains' are similar because they are both used as weapons.
2. Characters have similar personalities. Shinoa = Break (acts in a mocking/teasing way), Mika = Gil (protective over their best friend, both have gloomy personalities - except when they are children)
3. The first episode of each anime starts of with the 2 main guy characters being children, then the other episodes are years after)
4. Kind of irrelevant, but the 2 main guy characters of each anime have the same hair colours as a guy from the other anime (Mika  read more 
report Recommended by Alisha162550
The main characters are similar. The main characters both seem like normal people but are are acutely not. They both hide their blood lust. There both really good animes. 
report Recommended by newsyringe
A tsundere accompanies a relatively average character on an adventure, and on said adventure, the main character gains unique powers. Also, both shows are by the same studio and director. 
report Recommended by RoarkTenjouin
Same eerie atmosphere. Same inability to understand just what is going on. The difference is that Danganronpa explains everything to you at the end, whereas Pandora Hearts expects you to work it out for yourself. 
report Recommended by TitanRage
These both series have a dark side to them. The main character have a somewhat sad past, a mysterious friend of the opposite sex and special powers. Both are dangerously addictive to watch, and has some interesting twists. 
report Recommended by honicia
Both male main character can seal powers. Both have a tint of fantasy. Tohka is like Alice while Oz is like Shidou 
report Recommended by 129Laiou
Both take place in much older times Europe and contain lots of fantasy and mystery elements. Both of them also have quite a few good fights.
Both of them are also about a guy trying to discover the death of a girl close to him, and center around them solving the mystery of their deaths and lifes in general. 
report Recommended by RedBardIsCool
- Both MC have fun and brave personality, but are hiding pain and sorrow caused by their 'curse' behind that.
- Similar types of comedy and adventures
- Have a lot of casts
- Both MC are summoned by an unknown being in the start of both series
- Both are set in fantasy world
- Both stories contain different noble factions in it. (Candidates of king in Re : Zero and House of Baskerville, Vessalius, etc. in Pandora Hearts.)
- Both MC experience some kind of time leap 
report Recommended by mangosteen05
Time paradox? Yep.
Both of these series have really confusing time lines, and a lot of mystery, that will have you wondering what even happened prior to the main story line.
Note: While both contain some violence, Higurashi has a lot of gore, and is not for the faint of heart. 
report Recommended by holytakamuilight
In my opinion these two animes are really a like.
First, both have a dark atmosphere, althought there's some light comedy in Brynhildr.
Secondly, the art is really similar, and Murakama looks like Oz to me.
Their characters are also alike, Murakama tries to protect Kuroneko, wile Oz tries to protect Alice.
Murakama and Oz both are ordinary humans, while Kuroneko and Alice have magic powers.
Alice and Kuroneko both have dark past - Alice's been to Abyss (Hell) and Kuroneko has been basically a laboratory rat, which developed her to become a modified witch.
Both girls are running from their past, falling in love  read more 
report Recommended by LostGod
Both shows have almost identical 15-year-old, golden-haired MCs who keep their sad feelings of their past to themselves. They act happy-go-lucky and try not to think too hard about troubles. Both were sort of nobles and want to protect a black-haired girl they just met. 
report Recommended by Senchiro
Both anime's have the same sort of feel to them 
report Recommended by killua94
The plot is similar - a lot of questions, supernatural battles. And in Pandora is a similar relation, between Gilbert (the servant) and Oz (tha master) to the relationship between Soubi and Ritsuka. 
report Recommended by Rebelianta
Though the storylines in these animes are not similar the charaacters have some similarities. In both animes the main characters' fathers do not appear to care for their sons and often put their lives in danger. 
report Recommended by faiii
Aside from having had Yuki Kajiura work on their respective soundtracks, both shows have a similar set up.

Both shows are centered around group of people connected by a mysterious past and powerful secretive organizations, with characters who struggle not only to find themselves, but with the revelations that are found.

Although Pandora Hearts is set in a fantasy world, and Noir is set in a modern venue, both are very good mystery dramas. We'll just have to hope for a second season to continue to flesh out Pandora Hearts story (unless you read the Manga, of course). 
report Recommended by Shizuru
Just look closer! They have a lot in common:
1. Alice and Horo both possess some incredile abilities.
2. Oz and Lawrence are both wise enough not to argue with their powerful patners.
3. They are always travelling or searching something.
4. Most likely they have to part with each other at the end of their way. 
report Recommended by Nikkicat
Pandora Hearts and Kagihime Monogatari Eikyuu Alice Rinbukyoku both have a strong connection to the Alice In Wonderland characters and story.  
report Recommended by LuluHime1
They both share the idea of another world that parallels the real world. The art for the parallel world is similar in both. 
report Recommended by misa98765
Insanity. Watching mind games unfold before you, while you're helplessly lost in the story line. The more you watch, the more you want to watch. 
report Recommended by Succession
The setting of each of these two series are alike in that they both have 15 year old main protagonist born into prestige, but similarly have dark emotions that serve as ghosts in their respective closets. Also in both series the main characters are charged with being/having some sort of flaw, neither knowing how or why it is so. In Scrapped Princess, Pacifica is "the poison that will destroy the world", and Oz has unwittingly committed a "sin" worthy of being banished from the earth and sent into the "Abyss" in Pandora Hearts. Overall they just remind me of each other,  read more 
report Recommended by SnuggLes__
Female making contracts to gain more power, As for Alice and oz fighting side by side to regain Alice memories and Oz sins while for Makina and Ouri fighting side by side for revenge and humanity sake. Both of the Anime has light and dark sides, fighting scenes,missions for own sakes etc.. 
report Recommended by natzin25
While I feel calling either of these animes "dark" is inaccurate, they do both share somewhat gothic sensibility (more like loli gothic than genuinely gothic). What could be considered dark about these animes is greatly lessened or broken up by the characters' personalities and a healthy does of humor. I think the characters relationships have several similarities as well. Mainly I think the respective creators had the same target audience in mind and catered to them appropriately. 
report Recommended by eklie
Although it is not as a mindfuck as Ergo Proxy the dark elements in PH remind me of the show. Psychological breakdowns are in both shows. 
report Recommended by thecandyman328
both involve contracted people (girls needing to make a contract with a boy and chasing after her own kind) pandora hearts just started i can't pinpoint others similarity right know but i'm potitive that the on going episodes will show more so if you enjoyed shikabane hime you may enjoy this as well  
report Recommended by hamza-kun
The Main charchters are somewhat similar and they're both set in fantasy worlds 
report Recommended by zi_exe
Both Male Characters (Oz - Pandora Hearts and Phoron - Shinkyoku) encountered a Girl which hold a Mysterious powers. In Pandora Hearts, Alice is a Monster or a Chain while in Shinkyoku, Corticarte is a Spirit.
Both Male Characters are able to command or give orders to those two girls. Also Both Male and Female Characters have Romantic feelings towards each other. And Both of them have Comedy which the Main Female is always like a Tsundere type. 
report Recommended by Nyashuki
In both:
- There is an alternative world with Medieval/Victorian setting where people have powers/chains/contracts.
- The heroine is a glutton and likes to beat the main hero.
- One of the "good" guys who is very friendly has ulterior motives and it has to make a hard decision concerning the life of his best friend.
- Best friends turning into enemies.
- Angst, reincarnation, romance, adventure, tears and twists.
- You have to read the manga to know what really happens.  
report Recommended by Orulyon
the main characters made a contract towards a chain (pandora hearts) and a company who loans lives (zombie loan) 
report Recommended by hibaricloud
both shows have fairytales incorporated in them

Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakamatachi is using fairytales such as little red riding hood while pandora hearts is using the fairytale Alice in wonderland

pandora hearts is more drama fokused while Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakamatachi is more fokused on romance and comedy

report Recommended by mereth
the main character alice reminds me of misaki .If you enjoyed pandora hearts you'll surely like this anime.Even though its not dark like pandora hearts. 
report Recommended by cutie46
Both series are inspired (more or less) by "Alice in Wonderland". Thought Miyuki-chan In Wonderland is more like Ecchi version of "Alice in Wonderland". While Pandora Hearts is Shounen, which contain also element from other titles, like for example "The Wizard of Oz". 
report Recommended by Namu12
The two main characters remind me of each other, except I am more liking of the main character of Pandora's heart as the one in Suteki Tantei Labyrinth is even more naive and tends to see the world through rose colored glasses. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
well,believe it or not this anime is quiet and peaceful has the same aspect of an old town with similar music and calm lives the storyline is not similar at all but they are similar at one thing and that is that neither the characters from H.R and Alice the main character of P.H do not remember anything from their past,i enjoyed watching both although Pandora hearts is and forever will be my favorite anime of all time ^^ 
report Recommended by Alekx
The style is a dark Gothic with bright colors thrown in, the stories focus around dealing with life and death and also have a fantastical theme to them combined with mystery and alternate dimensions that blends well. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
If your one who likes to listen to good soundtrack along with the anime, then both of these animes have what your looking for! ^^

The soundtracks in both, i would give a 10!  
report Recommended by Faisa_Dragon
Though I have not finished Pandora Hearts so far the plots look similar. Margaret Burton and Oz Vessalius have some points in common. 
report Recommended by leslya
they both start of with a normal guys, then after certain events the guys life changes ( adding magic and a fantasy theme) there also have faithfullness between freinds as a theme 
report Recommended by SakuraSweetHeart
Both animes envolve collecting memories/feelings and both mix comedy with drama verry good . 
report Recommended by Kodomo_R
main hero is betrayed by his family and forced to become stronger in order to live and protect others 
report Recommended by otaku1793
a special power is needed in both shows to win against the enemies. Alice from PH needs permission from Oz to unleash her full powers since he has the ability to control everything from the abyss. in Sekirei, Minato an Ashikabi helps unleash the Sekirei's full fighting potential. These series both have romance, action, supernatural. They're both an amazing show that you can't afford to miss. 
report Recommended by kazuki-shikimori
both teamed up with famous partners
this show also involves contracts 
report Recommended by Blackscar98