01 December, 2010

REVIEW: Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt.


Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt

Directed by: Hiroyuki Imaishi

Studio: Gainax

Genre: Action, Comedy

Rating: 17+

Synopsis:

Anarchy Panty and Anarchy Stocking are two angels who have been booted out of heaven due to their extremely bad behavior. They spend their days in Daten City at a church with the Reverend Garterbelt who is the go between with them and heaven. They hunt ghost in order to gain heaven coins so that they might gain reentry in to heaven. And with this hilarity ensues and destruction follows them.

Review:

Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt is currently being aired in Japan and simulcast on Crunchyroll .This anime is a ballistic missile shot to the head. It is sexy at times but always funny to the point I had to stop watching it so I could go to the bath room before I wet myself. The animation style is more like North American animation than Japanese anime think Hi Hi Puffy Amiyumi to a point but more manic and explosive. Studio Gainax is in charge of the animation and they have brought you such wonderful anime as Neon Genesis Evangelion, FLCL, and Tengan Toppa Gurren Lagann. So the pedigree for this anime is very strong and it does not let you down, the action sequences are amazingly produced. They are not dizzying or blurry what so ever and keep you on the edge of your seat the entire time. The comedy is outstanding as said before I damn near peed myself a couple times watching the show.

Okay now on to the characters and let me tell you they are some characters. Panty is the pretty, over the top, first one to fly off the handle confident woman who is very promiscuous. Stocking is a gothic Lolita type girl who has a sweet tooth and is the self controlled one who thinks things through. They butt heads over things that lead to some comical moments with one of them ending up with a mecha episode that turns them in to transformers. The reverend Garterbelt is a very interesting person, he is not your typical preacher with him using swear words and interested in young boys sexually. Also there is the dog thing called Chuck who can drive their pink convertible hummer called See-Through. Panty and Stocking constantly abuse poor chuck but it is makes for some funny scenes. Along with Brief the geeky high school boy that has a huge crush on Panty and is a self proclaimed ghost hunter that the girls verbally abuse all the time makes for one great supporting cast.

There are a lot of sexually themed things that go on in the show so it is not for the younger audience. But if you’re a young adult and love to laugh this show is for you. There are just too many good things to talk about this anime so get out there and start watching this show you will not be disappointed! Otakustew.net gives Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt a…

Four out of Five Stars...

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