Pandora Hearts Vol.2 by Jun Mochizuki: review

Pandora Hearts, Vol. 2

Title: Pandora Hearts Vol.2

Author: Jun Mochizuki

Series: Pandora Hearts #2

Genre: Shounen, Mystery, Paranormal, Fantasy

Publisher: Yen Press(English)

Synopsis: Oz Vessalius may have survived his stint in the Abyss, but he is no closer to discovering the truth behind the “sin” for which he was condemned. On the advice of a mysterious man who appeared to him when Alice regained the first of her memories, Oz, along with Alice and Pandora’s Raven, embarks on a mission to investigate the site of his disastrous coming-of-age ceremony in search of answers. However, what begins as a simple investigation becomes the revelation of a harsher reality, which comes swooping down on Oz as the hands of the clock continue ticking away mercilessly…

Note: There may be minor spoilers for this volume and the volumes before it. Read the review for volume 1 here.

The second volume of Pandora Hearts blows the first one completely out of the water. Volume two has a lot more substance and darkness than volume one. I enjoyed this one a lot.

Again, the characters are marvelous, amazing, great, fantastic, hilarious….I think you get the point. This volume focuses on the characters Raven, Oz, and Alice which is very awesome as they are hilarious together. Raven does not like Alice and Alice does not like Raven and they fight and Oz kind of just smiles all happy-go-lucky which gets Alice a bit irritated. The way they interact with each other is just hilarious. In this volume Oz learns about how serious having a contract with Alice really is and there are going to be horrible consequences if they do not find out how to nullify the contract. We also get to learn something very important about Raven. The way he got to see the person he cared a lot for again was very sweet but a little sad at the same time. The Will of the Abyss gets her own brief scene in this volume! She was very creepy and I loved it! I am excited for future scenes with her. Of course, we also get a few scenes with Break and Sharon who are both also really funny. Break makes some vague remarks but they seem to foreshadow something…or he could just be trolling.

The first volume of Pandora Hearts was more of a set up for the story but in this volume things really take off! Secrets are being revealed, answers are given, and then more questions are showing up. There is also a little tid bit where we get a glimpse of Alice’s memories! I am really impressed with the complex story Mochizuki has created and it seems to be getting more complex as I read through more and more chapters!

Again, I love the way Jun Mochizuki draws…It seems to me she is getting better! The lines are crisp and very clear. The art can be cute and beautiful but also creepy

The second volume of Pandora Hearts does not disappoint! The story is getting more complex and mysterious and I am excited to read and review the future volumes…

I give Pandora Hearts Vol.2 5 out of 5 Black Rabbits

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