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Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt episode 1

Panty. Stocking. And Garterbelt. These were the ingredients chosen to create the perfect strippers. But Japan accidentally added an extra ingredient to the concoction: Gainax. Thus Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt was born! Using their ultra sexy powers, Panty, Stocking and Stick the dog have dedicated their lives to eating surgery snacks and having sex with as many men as possible!

Panty and Stocking is everything it says on the tin. You should not be surprised by what appears. Maybe the level at which they went to might throw you off a bit. There has never been an anime more crude, spastic, energetic, vulgar, sexed-up and downright entertaining than this one. They fight a giant shit monster in the first half of the episode. The second half of the episode is made up of a fight that is one giant metaphor for technique in sex being more important than cumming early. It’s mad. Utterly mad.

The crudeness does bug me a bit. Could you use a bit more imagination please? You have a black priest who draws messages from the gods out from his afro. Use him a bit more. Make Panty have some other interests beyond wanting to get boned. There’s not a whole lot wrong with crude humour. It just happens to get old pretty quickly, especially when it’s not done intelligently. OK, the second half giant metaphor was quite amusing because your brain instantly translated everything they said into sex, but even that started to get old.

But that’s my only legitimate complaint. You have no idea how madly entertaining this is. Well you will, when you watch it. The animation is nuts as you try to watch the sound effects flash across the page. There’s lots of little things in there I like. One of my favourite things is how random characters will be going about their daily lives, getting into arguments only for Panty and Stocking caused carnage to interrupt what they’re doing. And the soundtrack. Oh god the soundtrack! The transformation sequence feat. pole dancing strip tease scene. You have no idea how amazing that was. I’ll put up the youtube video (courtesy of Tenka Seiha) just in case you weren’t sure whether you were going to watch this anime yet, but I highly recommend waiting for it to happen in the episode itself. It made my hair stand up on end, and I don’t say that about a strip tease very often.

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I need to watch Dead Leaves asap.

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  1. luffyluffy
    Posted October 1, 2010 at 10:36 pm | Permalink

    Oh GAINAX.

    I knew this was going to be a hit.

    • Scamp
      Posted October 2, 2010 at 12:28 am | Permalink

      I kinda doubt this will be a hit beyond some secluded corners of fandom

      • Hikaru
        Posted April 7, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Permalink

        panty and stocking is actually quiet popular.

  2. Posted October 1, 2010 at 11:06 pm | Permalink

    Blue haired Rika-lookalike stripper FTW!

    • Scamp
      Posted October 2, 2010 at 12:28 am | Permalink

      Except she’s not a loli

      Lots of bonus points for that

  3. Posted October 1, 2010 at 11:09 pm | Permalink

    I didn’t really like the first part of the episode because of all the shitty jokes, but I enjoyed the second half way more than expected. Guess I’ll keep going with it for now.

    • Scamp
      Posted October 2, 2010 at 12:29 am | Permalink

      First half had the transformation sequence. I am ok with the first half

  4. karry
    Posted October 2, 2010 at 12:02 am | Permalink

    As predicted, its Gainax, its shit. Literally as well. As predicted, everyone is jizzing all over this bag of crap.

    “You have no idea how madly enter­tain­ing this is”
    Yeah i do, just the same as all the other Gainax works in this exact hyper venue – fun for 10 minutes and then you get headache and vomit starts going up.

    • Scamp
      Posted October 2, 2010 at 12:31 am | Permalink

      Gunbuster is the shitiest thing Gainax made and I shall never move from that standpoint. Wait, didn’t they also make He is my Master? OK, maybe Gunbuster is the second shitiest thing they made.

      Also lol different tastes. You don’t like Gainax style. I don’t like shojo. People have tastes. It happens you know

      • Posted October 4, 2010 at 3:03 am | Permalink

        Hey now, FLCL will have you know that nothing defeats its shittiness.

  5. Franny
    Posted October 2, 2010 at 12:14 am | Permalink

    You know, I liked this anime because it was madcap, just like you said. They’ve got to sort out the humour a little bit though, since I got tired of it quite quickly.

    Funnily enough, I was thinking that this anime, if it had all the sex jokes and crudeness cut out, would look just like something from Cartoon Network. xD I know, I have a weird imagination, but I was genuinely thinking that. It’s like someone put the Powerpuff Girls and the general anime style in a blender. ^^

    • Scamp
      Posted October 2, 2010 at 12:33 am | Permalink

      I stopped having Cartoon Network several years ago, hence I don’t get a lot of what people are comparing it to. But yah, definitely a parody of wacko American cartoons

      • Franny
        Posted October 2, 2010 at 12:37 am | Permalink

        Believe me I don’t watch it any more. =.= Crappy Canadian cartoons (and believe me, even the Canadians I know think they’re
        complete crap) and American cartoons that are probably geared for the insanely hyperactive kids. I know I can’t really comment, since 1990s Cartoon Network was either adverts for toys, 1980s reruns, or madcap cartoon comedy stuff before their anime boom.

        Not sure if I’ll watch the next episode of P,S&GB yet. :<

  6. Posted October 2, 2010 at 12:37 am | Permalink

    I enjoyed this demented 1st episode; its an unholy blend of Powerpuff Girls and Dead Leaves which works surprisingly well.

    Can definitely see it getting old quick, not sure if I’ll be able to stick it for more than a few episodes; I don’t seem to cope well with these ADHD series.

    • Scamp
      Posted October 2, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Permalink

      I can see this getting old pretty quickly too. It does bug me that they had to be some juvenile. Just because you have crazy animation doesn’t mean you can then be as stupid as you like with the actual script

  7. 1ttsu
    Posted October 2, 2010 at 5:04 am | Permalink

    Personally, I didn’t like it… and can’t understand why people are talking so big about it =x
    When I saw it, I was blown away by the amount of times the show obviously tried to make me laugh but couldn’t… I don’t know, maybe I’m just taking the wrong approach here, or being prejudicial… Anyway, I won’t even bother putting my hopes up for next episodes, as this kind of joke just gets more and more boring.

    • Scamp
      Posted October 2, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

      Yup, this is the kind of show that will draw these kind of reactions. I never laughed myself either, but was drawn in my the style and not the humour. I have Arakawa for humour this season anyway =)

  8. Posted October 2, 2010 at 5:41 am | Permalink

    It looks like Powerpuff Girls/Fairly OddParents/Invader Zim but it’s humor is colored in all shades of Ren & Stimpy and Rocco’s Modern Life. It seems like a concept specifically written for the current Adult Swim audience, but cranked up to the Gainax 11. I’m loving it already.

    It’s invigorating to see an established “otaku” studio not afraid to be iconoclastic. KyoAni and SHAFT could use more of that audacity.

    • Scamp
      Posted October 2, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Permalink

      But if you spend all your time being different, you lose sight of actually producing something worthwhile.

      I liked this episode, but neither am I going to be jumping to the heavens in delight at how different it is. It’s a breath of fresh air but I watch anime because I like anime

    • luffyluffy
      Posted October 2, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Permalink

      You saw Invader Zim too? Because Chuck looks an AWFUL much like Gir,l doesn’t he?

  9. Posted October 2, 2010 at 11:42 am | Permalink

    This is awesome.
    I’m am hooked.

  10. rauc6788
    Posted October 2, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Permalink

    It was a relatively fun one time watch. It was clearly well animated even though the style is exceedingly american “cartooney” (with all the simple lines and solid colors). I enjoyed the energy and most of the visual choices Gainax made, but there something about the delivery of the material (not the material itself, I don’t really mind subject matter as much as how it is presented) that didn’t click with me. I’m pretty sure I be burnt out by this show in an episode or two, or it might wnd up and example of ghostlightnings “stuff you enjoy but don’t like”. Still its quite “new” and “fresh” from an anime stand point so might as well watch it for now. The greater variety of stuff you watch the greater appreciation you get for the medium.

    • Scamp
      Posted October 3, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Permalink

      It’s as if they didn’t think about the deliver of the jokes in trying to be funny. Hey, say poo. Poo is funny. We’ll see if fandom gets burned out quickly or not. I’m betting on yes, fandom will get burned out. I hope to be proved wrong, but the very least they gave us the greatest transformation sequence of all time

      • RAUC6788
        Posted October 4, 2010 at 12:04 am | Permalink

        Agreed on all counts

  11. Posted October 2, 2010 at 9:20 pm | Permalink

    I want all my transformation scenes without lolis to have a pole dancing from here on out.

    • Scamp
      Posted October 3, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Permalink


  12. Posted October 2, 2010 at 10:04 pm | Permalink

    I love weird shows like this normally but I just can’t get into this one. :|

    I did enjoy that it has half episode part to it though. I couldn’t imagine watching a full 20 mins of either story that was in the first episode.

    • Scamp
      Posted October 3, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

      Give it to the second episode. Go on, you never know~

      Maybe you could split your viewings into 10 minute segments?

  13. Someone Else
    Posted October 3, 2010 at 12:26 am | Permalink

    I guess the transformation sequence was the highlight of the first half and for the second half its the overly fast paced action

    • Scamp
      Posted October 3, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

      Transformation sequence has been my highlight of the year

      No joke

  14. Posted October 3, 2010 at 4:35 am | Permalink

    Current Anonymous fanwank: Panty is Lust, Stocking is Gluttony, and five more angels will be introduced.

  15. fathomlessblue
    Posted October 3, 2010 at 7:13 pm | Permalink

    Tried to get into the spirit of this one but it wasn’t really working for me, personally. Western style animation just doesn’t appeal to me for the most part and the jokes were mostly childish. I don’t mind crude but prefer it to be done more intelligently than this.

    Saying that the premise as fun; Powerpuff Girls meets Bayonetta (the ps3 game). The transformation scene really reminded me of the latter, even up to the soundtrack itself. And that’s always a good thing.

  16. Posted October 4, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Permalink

    My initial impression was that it was either going to be really funny or really stupid, but either way not for me. I watched it purely ’cause of your post. I must say, I found it pretty entertaining, but I, as you say, that humour will probably get old pretty fast. In short, still not for me, but not a bad effort. For (as I said to fathomlessblue elsewhere) those with low boredom thresholds who like the idea of Powerpuff Girls crossed with Ren & Stimpy.

  17. Posted October 6, 2010 at 2:18 am | Permalink

    The shit will get old quickly. It already has with me.

  18. dd
    Posted April 3, 2012 at 11:07 pm | Permalink

    Um the dogs name is not stick it’s chuck

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