Posted by psgels on 29 May 2009 with categories: Pandora Hearts



I must say, I like Echo a lot with this episode. Her antics are really fun to watch.

This episode also sheds a bit more light on the mysterious Vincent Nightray, who seems to be central to the plot’s mysteries. The guy looks a lot like the one that was with Alice when she was young, and for some reason he’s very interested to see the potential in either her grown up version or Oz himself. I have reasons to believe that he was the one who sent Break after Oz in the first place. There seems to be a lot going on in that Nightray family that’s being kept secret of us.

In any case, the rest of this episode showed Oz a situation he can relate to very much: fathers. Because he grew up with such a terrible father he really wishes for nobody to go through the same things as he did (speaking of which, what happened to that bugger in the past ten years anyway?). And sure enough, this features a kid who is about to lose his father to a monster of the Abyss. Yet again it’s an episode that’s meant to enforce the bond between Oz on one side and Gilbert and Alice on the other side, who both never had a parent in the first place (or can’t remember them anyway) and can’t relate to how much Oz wanted to have respect from his father.

Rating: * (Good)
Building up, but this show is still going strong.

6 Responses

  1. scarlet says:

    Well, Vincent is going to be really important to the story later

    And wow, you gave this week’s episode a Good. I thought that you’re going to give Enjoyable only with all the strange animation in the end though Echo’s spinning was lovely

  2. Tess says:

    I really never got why people picked at the animation in this series… As an artist I’m VERY picky when it comes to series appearance, and personally I love it for Pandora Hearts. It’s not anything amazing, but you can tell they’re trying hard, don’t pull corners, and have their budget spread out appropriately. I can’t stand it when studios put all their effort into the first to first few episodes of a series, and the rest/most of it looks terrible. Thus I admire any and every series that is simply consistent.

    On the note of this epsiode, Echo’s design reminds me of a gothic/victorian/fancy Eureka, and personality wise but only when it comes to initial impressions.

  3. scarlet says:

    Glad someone’s still watching PH despite the strange animation LOL

    I’m pretty sure that XEBEC COULD have make the animation prettier if they hadn’t use too many great seiyuus on side-characters (the flower girl in epi 5 was voiced by Kaori Nazuka) but oh well, I’ve seen something way WORSE than this so I will definitely stick up till the end xD

    Anyway, two or three more episodes, we’ll get L’s seiyuu for a cat xD

  4. shinobs says:

    Lironah if you read this, could you upload your script or your .avi of PH09 somewhere please or the next episodes if you gonna sub them^^. It’s a shame and a waste if I’m gonna watch your release(s) on streaming >_

  5. Void says:

    Shed more light on Vincent you say but really not even his face was shown. Actually nothing particularily important was revealed about him yet. All in all it’s a good episode- some action, some plot-building and some ‘Break teasing everyone in sight’ moments:D
    By the way has anyone else found Oz’s smile at the end of the flashback incredibly creepy?

  6. scarlet says:

    @Void
    We’re going to see Vince’s face tomorrow, if RAW comes out. When they’re done with Grim Arc, we’ll be moving to one of the most exciting part of PH. The rest is up to the animators….

    Oh, that one smile? The first time I saw it on the manga, I kinda had the feeling that Oz has thrown away a part of him or something like that…. That smile was kind of hollow but sad.

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  • Raggers
    (Saturday, Mar 28. 2015 02:19 AM)
    @Aidan: true, but I don’t think the level is anywhere close to a true shounen. And once the basic rules are established it’s strategising and straight out fighting.
    I’d be more inclined to call it seinen with shounen elements than actually shounen.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 09:59 PM)
    Good all action finale to cap off Garo there, went out with a bang, though thing is I have no idea where their going to go with this when the movie, second season comes along, this seems like a pretty good point to finish.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 05:35 PM)
    I think that just about all the manga serialized in ultra jump feel less seinen than those serialized in other seinen magazines.
  • AidanAK47
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 05:19 PM)
    There’s plenty of in battle explaining. I don’t think there’s been a battle without in battle explaining. You got the first time villain that ends up a good guy. You got powerups and levels of quinques. There’s a ton of shounen elements.
    Just because something has gore does not make it seinien. Deadman wonderland is Shounen and it has just as much gore and torture.
  • Raggers
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 02:52 PM)
    @Emma: ah, yes.
    @Aidan: How so? A variety of weapons and abilities does not turn something into a shounen battle manga.
    I’d need a lot more random in-battle explaining secret powers to your opponent, and a lot more mercy to not consider it seinen.
    Also, torture, balls and limbs being chopped off as a sick joke, slicing people in half without warning, breaking half their bones…
  • AidanAK47
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 12:44 PM)
    I felt that the story became too shounen battle manga When at first it was portrayed as seinien. Especially with the quineqes and such.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 12:06 PM)
    @Raggers: His past with the old lady ghoul where he was castrated =<
  • Raggers
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 05:48 AM)
    @Emma: which moment is that?
  • Emma
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 05:26 AM)
    @Raggers : And in one moment, a rather disturbing development.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 05:24 AM)
    @Raggers: Actually, thinking it over you’ve got a point there, As I had said I’ve been marathoning re and come to think of it, it is more enjoyable to do so that way.

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