Manga Friday: Down the Rabbit Hole with ‘Pandora Hearts’, ‘Karakuri Odette’ and ‘Night Head: Genesis’

Andrew Wheeler

Andrew Wheeler spent 16 years as a book club editor, most notably for the Science Fiction Book Club, and has been a judge for the 2005 World Fantasy Awards and the 2009 Eisner Awards. He is now Marketing Manager for John Wiley & Sons.

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3 Responses

  1. mike weber says:

    "Duchy", not "Dukedom".

  2. Andrew Wheeler says:

    You might think that it should be called a Duchy — and, in most circumstances, I'd agree with you — but I assure you that the region that Oz Vessalius is heir to is most definitely called a "dukedom" in Pandora Hearts.And cataloguing the ways in which manga fail to correctly reflect the real world can be fun…but only if you have a lot of time on your hands!

    • mike weber says:

      It's not just manga – remember "Duke of Earl"? "…as I ride through my dukedom…"And then there are the books without number (at least one, i think, by my own brother, though it was one by Melanie Rawn where i first noticed it) that seem to think that, since a King rules a kingdom, a regnant Prince rules a "princedom"… (Unlike the Real World, where the Grimaldis run the Principality of Monaco.)