Hanazawa Kana in queen-mode as Sharon Reinsworth is pretty damn win. Makes a refreshing change from the usual roles she generally plays. Too bad she doesn’t do much usually :(.
Pandora Hearts has been quite the engrossing watch despite the slow start and BL-esque elements that sometimes pop up uncomfortably. To be honest, Akira Ishida is totally stealing the show for me with an impressive performance as Xarxes Break. I just love it when he does “Joker” characters that you can’t seem to figure heads or tails with them. Provides perfect foil to the self-hating lead and his overly dedicated servant. Surprisingly, Ayako Kawasumi is rather underutilized here despite being set up as the main plot device.
So far, quite loving the pace of the plot that interleaves serious business drama and light-hearted comedy in a way that sustains your attention. Though I must say I am probably lucky I left this for marathon watching rather than weekly… I would probably have dropped it instead.