Pandora Hearts, Karneval Recommendations
Both manga display some 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 keep the happy feeling by
Unknown, mysterious organisations.
They have a dark feel to them.
Also, both Pandora Hearts & Karneval have their light, funny and touching moments.
Both have organizations surrounding the main character. Also the main characters have a mystery including knowing very little about themselves, with a connection to a enigmatic person . The artwork in both is especially magnificent as well.
Art. Secrets. Organizations. Rabbits. Both manga share mysterious aura. Characters are also similar.
They both have really detailed art, supernatural elements, mystery and a small amount of comic relief. The plots are a little bit similar in some aspects (uncovering character's pasts in particular).
Karneval and Pandora Hearts have a similar art style, and though their setting is far of being similar (Pandora Hearts sets on an historical world while Karneval focus on a modern world and sci-fi) both have Organizations (Circus/Pandora) which fight against monsters and possessed people (Chains/Varuga), and both have characters which have a hidden dark past and suffer of memory loss.