With director Takao Kato, studio Xebec produced a 25 episodes anime adaptatation with music featured by Yuki Kajiura and themes by Savage Genius and FictionJunction. The series premiered on April 3, 2009 and ran until September 25, 2009. The series broadcasted on TBS, BS-TBS, CBC and MBS for its initial run. On February 11, 2010, NIS America announced the licensing of the series in North America, and released English-subtitled DVDs of the anime on October 26, 2010.
Oz Vessalius, heir to the Vessalius Family, has just turned fifteen. He has been living a rich and carefree life --- yet 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, Oz is cast into the prison known as the "Abyss", only to be saved by a "Chain" known as Alice, the Bloodstained Black Rabbit; B-Rabbit for short. The mystery there begins as Oz unravels the mystery behind Alice, the Abyss, and the strange organization known as Pandora. The series features heavy references to Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and can be considered both fantasy and mystery.
Coming of Age Ceremony ArcEdit
Oz Vessalius, heir to the Vessalius dukedom, has just turned fifteen. The preparations for his Coming of Age Ceremony are finished and the day of the ceremony has come. However Oz senses that something is wrong.
|Innocent Calm (Episode) |
Tsumi Naki Heion
|#01||April 2, 2009|
| Oz prepares for his coming of age ceremony.
|Tempest of Conviction (Episode) |
Danzai no Arashi
|#02||April 9, 2009|
| Oz is sent into the Abyss by the Baskervilles.
|Prisoner & Alichino (Episode) |
Maigo to Kuro-Usagi
|#03||April 16, 2009|
|In the Abyss, Oz meets Alice and manages to escape.|
|Rendezvous (Episode) |
Asahikage no Basho
|#04||April 23, 2009|
|Oz meets with Break, Sharon and Raven. He learns the truth behind Pandora and the Abyss.|
Working for Pandora ArcEdit
When Oz and Alice have finally decided what they wanted to do, they head for their first mission along with Raven. They go to the place where the Coming of Age Ceremony was held. There they find one of the Baskervilles and the true identity of Raven. After the danger is over; Oz, Alice and Gil go to look at the unknown grave. However on their way, they get caught in the illusion of the Intention of the Abyss.
|Clockwise Doom (Episode) |
Tokeimawari no Akumu
|#05||April 30, 2009|
|Oz, Alice and Raven receive their first mission.|
|Where am I? (Episode) |
|#06||May 7, 2009|
|Oz decides to go back to the place where his coming of age ceremony was held, only to find out the shocking truth.|
|Whisperer (Episode) |
Shin'en Kara no Yobigoe
|#07||May 14, 2009|
|Oz, Raven and Alice meet The Will of the Abyss.|
|Question (Episode) |
Inja no Toikake
|#08||May 21, 2009|
|Oz meets a boy named Phillipe.|
|Malediction (Episode) |
Noroi no Kotoba
|#09||May 28, 2009|
|A chain named Grim appears, along with its contractor. Who turns out to be...|
|Grim (Episode) |
|#10||June 4, 2009|
|Oz questions Phillipe's father as to why he agreed to the contract.|
Cheshire's Dimension ArcEdit
While in the city, Alice and Break get kidnapped by the Cheshire Cat. Oz and Gil hurry to save them.
|A Lost Raven (Episode) |
|#11||June 11, 2009|
|Gilbert remembers what he did 10 years ago while Oz was in the Abyss.|
|Welcome to Labyrinth (Episode) |
Kagami no Kuni
|#12||June 18, 2009|
|Alice,Break,Oz and Gil enter Cheshire Cat's dimension.|
|Keeper of the Secret |
Yuganda Kioku no Jūnin
|#13||June 25, 2009|
|They begin to fight Cheshire.|
|Hollow Eye Socket |
Akaki Sekigan no Akuma
|#14||July 2, 2009|
|Oz and Gil meet up with the mysterious person named, Jack Vessalius.|
|Who killed poor Alice? (Episode) |
Ta ga Tame no Kotoba
|#15||July 9, 2009|
|Oz and Alice manage to escape the dimension, but with Gil and Break left behind ?|
|His Name is... |
Eiyū to Shōnen
|#16||July 16, 2009|
| Jack takes over Oz's body and gives a speech.
Lutwidge School ArcEdit
Uncle Oscar takes Oz, Alice, and Gil to a school where Oz's sister, Ada, goes. It is because of the letter that she wrote (stating that she is in love with someone) that made Uncle Oscar concerned. There Oz and his sister reunite. However, Oz hears a familiar song. Who plays it? Why are the Baskervilles there and how will Jack help Oz?
|Hello My Sister! |
Kaikyū no Senritsu
|#17||July 23, 2009|
|Oz finally meets his little sister Ada, but what is this music he hears ?|
|Eliot & Leo |
Toaru Jūsha no Shi ni Tsuite
|#18||July 30, 2009|
|Oz and Ada get captured by the Baskervilles, only to be rescued by Elliot and Leo.|
|The Pool of Tears |
Namida no Ike
|#19||August 6, 2009|
|Oz, Ada, Leo and Eliot finally manage to escape the Baskervilles, with the help of Jack ?|
Break's Past ArcEdit
Oz, Alice, Gilbert, Break, Sharon, and Uncle Oscar have a party to celebrate everyone's hard work. The next day Rufus Barma invites them for a tea. However, Barma's true intentions are to reveal Break's secret past.
|Modulation (Episode) |
|#20||August 13, 2009|
| Everyone was at a party drinking vine.
|Snow White Chaos (Episode) |
Junpaku no Kuro
|#21||August 27, 2009|
| Oz, Alice, Gil and Break went to see Duke Barma for some answers.
|Countervalue of Loss (Episode) |
Shitsui no Taika
|#22||September 3, 2009|
| Break continues telling his story about the Tragedy of Sabrie and meeting The Will of the Abyss.
Chain Invasion Arc (Anime Only)Edit
Desperate to find out the truth, Oz, Alice ,Gil, Break, and Sharon are thinking of what to do next. Gilbert decides to go ask his brother Vincent but with no luck he fails to obtain any information. However, when the group is wandering around gathering information, they see different chains attacking the city. They battle the chains and find one piece of Alice's memory.
|A Warp in the World |
|#23||September 10, 2009|
| The team was wondering where to get more information. With that in mind, Gil went to visit his brother Vincent.
Awaremi no Sanka
|#24||September 17, 2009|
| All kinds of different chains start attacking the city. Alice and Oz manage to stop them, along with getting one of Alice's memory fragments.
|Beyond the Winding Road |
Hitei no Kanata e
|#25||September 24, 2009|
| Oz decides to go meet his father.
|Universe||Humans • Chains • Locations • Terms • Events • Objects • Organizations • Historical Timeline • Plot Timeline|
|Volumes||I • II • III • IV • V • VI • VII • VIII • IX • X • XI • XII • XIII • XIV • XV • XVI • XVII • XVIII • XIX • XX • XXI • XXII • XXIII • XXIV|
|DVD||I • II • III • IV • V • VI • VII • VIII • IX|
|Light Novels||1 • 2 • 3|
|Guidebooks & Artbooks||8.5 • 18.5 • 24 + 1 • Official Animation Guide • Odds and Ends • There is.|
|Soundtracks & Drama CDs||OST 1 • OST 2 • Parallel Hearts • Maze • Watashi wo Mitsukete • Swear to... • Kinjirareta Asobi • Truth|
|Calendars||2010 • 2011 • 2012 • 2013 • 2014|
|Miscellaneous||Omakes • Special Episodes • Jun Mochizuki|