Oh pitiful shadow lost in the darkness. Oh evil spirit born of those drifting between heaven and earth. May the thunderous power from the garments of these holy delicate maidens strike down upon you with great vengeance and furious anger. Shattering your loathsome impurity and returning you from whence you came.
REPENT YOU MOTHER F**KER!!
Panty & Stocking is a 13 episode Action/Comedy series based on nothing in particular. The anime originally aired in fall of 2010 with a manga released by Kadokawa Shoten a month prior to the anime and has not been licensed as of this review. Hence why it’s based on nothing in particular. The anime from Director Hiroyuki Imaishi and Studio Gainax is currently licensed by FUNimation Entertainment and Manga Entertainment.
|YAY STRIPPER POLES!!|
Studio Gainax has a tendency to take inspiration from Western cartoons, mostly because the studio started out as a bunch of fanboys who wanted to make anime. Panty & Stocking uses this heavily. I’m going to sound like a broken record on this one and say that there is a lot of inspiration coming from American cartoons in this show. Not only that but a lot of pop culture references. Part of that can be traced to the dub, which I’ll get to. However, there are moments that Gainax decided to use on their own that are Western influenced. For example, we have some South Park Animation and some puppetry in the series. As for the soundtrack, it’s a really fun listen and kinda makes me want to go dancing, and I’m not much into Night Life. I already have “Fly Away” on my iPod, but I should add a couple more now. Overall, the look of the series brings me back to the days of cartoons as a kid, though it is raunchy as hell.
Ok so the story is mostly the average weekly beat up the Ghosts kind of deal here, nothing entirely special. The actual plot doesn’t kick in till we meet the Demon Sisters about half way through, and then kinda drops off until the last two. It makes the plot seem a bit abrupt when it gets toward the end, but by that point I was having way too much fun to really care. That’s kind of the beauty of it. I watched these kinds of simple shows as a kid and fell in love with every moment of it. As an adult it’s hard to find something similar but not too childish. Panty and Stocking solves that with it’s adult humor, again a product of the dub. Something that this series loves to do a create shout outs to a lot of American Pop Culture in each episode. From the titles of the episodes to references to other cartoons to even some of the most famous of taglines. Panty and Stocking just went for it, and it's rather amusing to see this happen. It's almost like I'm watching and episode of Ed, Edd, and Eddy except with more pop culture mixed in.
|Awwww how cute!|
|Jamie and Monica kick all kinds of ass!|
Next time, this flower becomes a deviant. Until then, otaku on my friends!
Final Rating - 7/10 This is one f**king fun ride!