Pandora Hearts is a shōnen manga series written and illustrated by Jun Mochizuki. Individual chapters have been serialized in Monthly GFantasy since June 2006, with bound volumes published by Square Enix. Currently nineteen volumes have been released in Japan. The manga series was originally licensed for an English language release by Broccoli Books but has since been dropped; it has been licensed by Yen Press since then. An anime adaptation produced by Xebec began airing on April 2, 2009, and finished airing on September 24, 2009. On February 11, 2010, NIS America announced it would release the anime series in North America. Nine OVAs were also broadcast in Japan, airing from July 24, 2009 to March 25, 2010.Oz Bezarius, heir to one of the duke houses, has just turned fifteen. His life is rich and carefree, darkened only by the constant absence of his father. At his coming-of-age ceremony, however, everything changes. For no reason that he can discern, he’s cast into the prison known as the “Abyss”, only to be saved by a “chain” known as Alice, the bloodstained black rabbit. It is unknown why was he cast into Abyss, how does Alice factor into it all, and what does the organization known as “Pandora” want with him.