English: Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt
Synonyms: PanSto, PSG
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2010 to Dec 25, 2010
23 min. per episode
R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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Score: 7.841 (scored by 49473 users)
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SynopsisPanty and Stocking—the Anarchy Sisters—are two nasty-ass angels who got booted from the pearly gates for being foul-mouthed bitches! Now they spend their nights blowing up ghosts in the seedy abyss between Heaven and Earth. Panty likes sex, Stocking likes sweets, their afro-sporting main man Garter Belt has a fetish we can't mention. Together, they're turning the mean streets of Daten City into a buffet of bodily fluids. Ghosts don't stand a chance against their lingerie of mass destruction, and if this debaucherous duo can collect enough Heaven Coins, they just might get their halos back. It's a slim chance in hell, but anything can happen when you're rolling commando, especially with Panty and Stocking!
Related AnimeAdaptation: Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
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I'm not going to mince words here, gentlemen. This right here is what is commonly referred to as an "orgasm of excellence". This series is so good it'll probably kill you by the time it's done. As in, this thing Gainax has made here can roughly fall under the definition of autoerotic asphyxiation. But that's just a summary of the show's quality as a whole, let's break this shit down:
To put it plainly, the entire point of this show is to take the illusions otaku have surrounded themselves with for the last 10 years and annihilate them through a wanton, infinite assault of sex and Western style. This show is not Sora ga Otoshimaru Hime Desu Beats! or whatever the hell it is you people watch nowadays. This is about a gun-toting whore and her diabetic goth friend slashing and shooting giant monsters literally comprised of shit, armies of dead sperm soldiers and their especially polite and well-mannered rivals, and when they're not doing something like that they're getting into some other shenanigans which may or may not involve parodying Transformers. Oh yeah, they're Angels or something under the command of Black Dynamite and have Gir as their sidekick and have to collect coins by killing monsters to get back into Heaven. But honestly, who cares? There are panties in this show that turn into guns and it's funny as fuck.
Behind all this exquisite and sophisticated comedy is probably one of the most feminist morals ever, another thing that separates P&S from your average animu. Through the entire series, the female main characters do what they want, when they want, how they want while the male lead is useless, flaky and gets captured a lot. This motif boils down to "It's okay to be a bitch. Live free and if you screw up have a man clean up after you." As you can see, this show's driving message has all the modesty of its main duo. It's fantastic.
Also, that token Gainax ending. It's there and as wonderful as ever.
It's entirely episodic like a US cartoon, but with an overarching point. There are actually 26 episodes, but they're all 12 minutes long. Each episode is two episodes. That's right, this show has a 2x Quality Multiplier.
This show oozes with style that has pretty much never been tried before in the Eastern world. Think Dead Leaves (if you haven't seen this, take 40 minutes away from that time vampire Korean MMO I'm sure you have minimized in the corner and watch it. Dubbed only. It'll be the best thing you'll see all month) meets Power Puff Girls. The art and animation quality are as incredible as they are unique, using a potent blend of patented hand-drawn Imaishi scribbles, CGI and actual, real-life explosions at the end of each battle. The comic-styled on-screen sound effects from Dead Leaves also make a return here in full force, and they make the whole thing such a cool and unique experience. Another, minor thing I like is that the girls change clothes every episode, a subtle but welcomed touch that more cartoons should employ.
Oh yeah, it should be noted that this isn't an "ecchi comedy" (Those aren't funny or even passable as entertainment. If you came here looking for one of those and are now reading this review with a twisted expression of shock on your face, it should be noted that I personally and sincerely hate you and several things that look like you). Yes, there are more sex jokes than I've ever seen in a 12 minute cartoon segment, but the girls themselves are not fappable. That's the point. If something along the lines of "UNFAPPABLE ANIME GIRLS?! WHAT IS THIS" just escaped the blubber of your face, this isn't the show for you. In fact, most shows and animation in general isn't for you. As said in the previous section, this show was designed to be the antithesis of every ecchi moe series that has ruined anime in the last decade.
The punchline is that there are often scenes where Panty and Stocking become similar to standard, over-proportioned anime women to cocktease otaku, and there are people here who're actually going "i don't get it, why wasnt the whole show like that?". Jesus christ
This won't be hard. We have /eight/ main characters in the show.
PANTY: She loves sex and violence. Her panties turn into a gun named Backlace. In episode 1, she banged four or five guys. I love Panty.
STOCKING: She loves sweets and goth frills, not to mention looking down on her sister's bad habits. "Serves you right! I hope you shit out all your organs! Hahaha!" Also her stockings turn into katanas and she has a bondage fetish. I love Stocking.
GARTERBELT: A large, angry, black afropriest who tries his hardest to make the derelict angels do their jobs. Dude is awesome and intense. Also, a pedophile.
CHUCK: literally Gir
BRIEF: The nerd who follows Panty around, the anime everyfan that the show makes fun of.
SCANTY & KNEESOCKS w/ FASTENER: Creating a beautiful parallel to our lustful and gluttonous heavenly duo(along with terabytes of more fan art), these two demonic siblings are just grand and add a much-needed team of villains for P&S to unknowingly beat each episode.
OH LORD THAT SOUNDTRACK:
Upon beginning this show, I got five seconds in. I hit stop. I hit play.
Yes, my brain said, the theme song is, in fact, electrorock "PANTY STOCKING, PANTY PANTY STOCKING YEOW!!"
As expected from a Gainax original series, this soundtrack is godlike and like Gurren Lagann's, it's extremely varied. The ED alone makes the whole thing worth getting.
The OST is out now btw. It's missing a few good tracks so gainax can release another one later for more $$$ or something though. Still, it's just swell.
Gainax is trollan' weaboos hardcore while simultaneously resurrecting the entire medium with Imaishi's bare, tired hands. If you like style, great music and actual humor then you'll probably like this a lot. Oh yeah, and it's easily a contender for Anime of the Year, right next to Rainbow, DRRR and Sym-Bionic Titan.
Truly a work of art, the only setback is that it isn't dubbed, and due to crunchyroll's indescribable faggotry, it won't be for a while. I have a strong feeling, that with a patented Funi gag dub(WHICH IS COMING IN 2012 OH MY GOD), this show's quality will burst into dimensions the human mind can't even acknowledge.
(editor's note 2013: the dub is great) read more
Critic’s Log - Earthdate: November 24, 2013. Review #69: Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt
Warning: This review contains subject matter that is not appropriate for young children.
November 23, 2013 was a very special day, Yesterday was The Day of The Doctor. It was the 50th Anniversary of the longest Science-Fiction series Doctor Who. Pffft, fuck that! *ahem* Actually, I really enjoy Doctor Who and I was just joking, But this day should also be honoring all doctors of all fields, you know… the doctors that give you your checkups to see that you are healthy. Also, let’s not forget the teachers that teach high school students Sex Education. Hold on, Teachers are not doctors. Even with what I was told in High School, I did a lot of researching. Why? Because any young adult would have. Hell, it was bound to happen after someone goes through puberty. Who am I kidding? Why the hell am I bringing this all up!? Well, this review I am about to start is an anime that’s going to blow your mind without squeezing your eyeballs like popping cherries. Get ready to get turned on and aroused with Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt!
In a town named Daten City there is a group of ghosts that move in that are taking advantage of human greed. In Daten City there also lives Two angels (as well as sisters), Panty and Stocking, are sent from heaven to exterminate them. However ,in reality they got kicked out for naughty behavior.
Oh dear, where do I begin? Well, this is a Studio Gainax production and this is by far their most interesting show to talk about, as random as it gets. I remembered watching how silly, manly, awesome, and badass Gurren Lagann was and I remembered how cool FLCL was. With Panty and Stocking, this is a little different. Before you say that the animation is decent, well this show will trick you right there. The animation may not look like much, but that is exactly what Gainax intended. Gainax payed homage to American animation and even some other stuff. The style is unorthodox compared to the typical anime viewing we tend to get. Panty and Stocking succeeds strongly here. The animation is inconsistent intentionally and I swear this is one of the most over the top anime that Gainax has produced. Dead Leaves is crazy, Gurren Lagann is awesome, FLCL is fun. Panty and Stocking is pretty much all of that rolled into one. Also, the explosions are fucking hilarious.
But the biggest highlight of the animation is the transformation sequence. Enough said. Am I the only one that thinks that Gainax really got a little too carried away with these scenes. I mean they made Panty and Stocking look pretty. fucking. hot. With a show like Panty and Stocking, Gainax sure had a lot of fun making this show and they made this show awesome.
The music by Taku Takahashi and TCY Crew is also pretty damn good. Like the show’s nature, the soundtrack is crazy, loud, and just way too fun. Well… for the most part. The soundtrack compliments the show and it is a soundtrack worth listening to outside the show. The opening is a rare anomaly when it comes to anime. It’s only 30 seconds long. As for the closing, it’s pretty nice. The highlight song is undeniably “Fly Away” by TeddyLoid. This song kicks ass and it makes the transformation scenes or any other scene that the song is used in worth watching. This soundtrack is great and another strong factor to this show.
When it comes to voice acting, The Japanese cast is over-the-top like you would expect. Arisa Ogasawara is a blast as Panty, Mariya Ise is also great as Stocking. Kouji Ishii is hilarious as Garterbelt. Hiroyuki Yoshino plays Brief well. Yuka Komatsu and Ayumi Fujimura are great as Scanty and Kneesocks, and Shigeru Chiba is over-the-top as Corset. The Japanese cast is well-casted because of the show’s nature. As with the English Dub, Jamie Marchi is a riot as Panty. Monica Rial was a huge surprise for me. If you thought she gives her characters whiny voices, Think again! That is actually her normal voice on a everyday basis, well...for the most part. Beside that, She is fucking hilarious as Stocking. As far as English Dubs go, Stocking is one of my favorite roles that Monica Rial has voiced. Chris Sabat does the voice of Garterbelt which I swear is either awkward or just too damn funny. A white guy voicing a character that is Black. I’ll let you be the judge on this one. The only thing that Chris Sabat is lacking is the over-the-top quality that Ishii-san pulled off well. Even though Garterbelt is played by an Asian man and a white man. The voices are still pretty good, but I must admit… I think Kouji Ishii had the better performance. There were a couple of moments that Chris Sabat botched. The fact that he’s a white guy, he does give a convincing performance in the dub. Joel McDonald is terrific as Brief. Colleen Clinkenbeard and Cherami Leigh are pretty good as Scanty and Kneesocks. Chris Ayres is okay as Corset. Know you’re probably wondering why I’m not mentioning Takashi Nakamura and Ian Sinclair when it comes to Chuck. That’s because they don’t need to do a whole lot of work with that character. Just saying. They were both good. As much as I like the Dub, I will say that the Subtitled Version has one advantage over the Dub, and that is even though the language in Japanese, most of the profanity is spoken in English…Allow me to correct myself, it is spoken in ENGRISH. But even if the Subtitled Version has one advantage over the dub. I will compliment Colleen Clinkenbeard for her credit in the ADR direction and taking the liberties to stay true to the original Japanese script despite some differences in dialogue even though it’s insensitive either way. It is still a Dub worth listening to, but I strongly recommend watching the Subtitled Version before or after watching the dub if you want a good laugh.
Speaking of good laughs, The characters are a riot. Panty is not the stereotypical dumb blonde. She’s just very selfish, She’s very rebellious, rude, easily angered, and very bitchy. She is also a sexaholic. All she cares about is finding men to fuck and she likes to help her friend “Pinkie Pie”.Yeah, I just went there. Stocking is a complete opposite to Panty even though she has her own “interests”. She likes to eat sweets (hmm, interesting), she can be just as rude when pissed off, and she compliments Panty very well when it comes to appearance, personality, etc… Garterbelt is also a great character to watch alongside Panty and Stocking. His “interests” sure are interesting but not for everybody. The entire trio is a riot. Scanty and Kneesocks are pretty much Panty and Stocking’s counterparts as well as archenemies. The same goes for Garterbelt’s archenemy. But they compliment eachother fittingly. But here’s a kicker, the main characters aren’t the only fun characters, so are the episode exclusive ones as well and a couple interesting ones as well. Oh let’s not forget Chuck. He is awesome, Why? Because if you remember Invader Zim and loved GIR, then you’ll love Chuck.
The show has appreciative animation, the show has kickass music, the show has funny characters, and should the story be important? Pfft, fuck no! The show contains shit jokes, penis jokes, boob jokes, women jokes, men jokes, sperm jokes, weight jokes, nose-picking, vomiting, Ass-kicking action, robots, Zombies, sex toy jokes, lawyers, the Beach, relationships, Chuck, backstories, a music video, transformation scenes, Movie homages, video game homages, TV show homages, Movie title parodies, TV show title parodies, sex jokes and a bunch of other shit, piss, fuck, cunt, cocksucker, motherfucker, and tits that this show has offer.This show is socially insensitive, insensitive on gender, and it is religiously offensive to a certain degree, and guess what? This show does not give two fucks about all that. This show is very sporadic, yet it was done on purpose. And…That’s why Panty and Stocking is an awesome anime. Here’s the one important kicker. This is not a Hentai anime even though it has a lot of sexual jokes and moments. There’s even a few sex scenes albeit not as explicit as a Hentai anime. Let’s remain mature, shall we? He he… Giggity. Anyway the show is pretty awesome in the long run. That is until…
Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt is available by Funimation.
With all that said, Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt is a crude series that was intentional since Day One. It is an awesome anime once you turn your brain off, On second thought… Let this anime fuck your brians out. The animation is appreciative, the soundtrack is bitching, the characters are out of this world, and fuck the plot. The show is not perfect, but it is still awesome.
I give Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt a 9.2 out of 10, it is EXCELLENT!
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Same feel, both have extreme non-sense action scenes, dirty humor and stylized art. The Protagonist are similar, Retro reminds Panty and Pandy reminds Stocking.
As products of the same twisted mind (that of animator/director Hiroyuki Imaishi), these two anime have a lot in common: the uber-stylized visuals, hyper-speed pacing, audiovisual overload, surreal "storytelling", love of overkill and deranged sense of humor which characterize Imaishi's work are on full display in both works. It's a style that will repulse some as much as it will fascinate others, but if you like one you're practically guaranteed to like the other.
Extremly similar action, art and humor.
Both are incredibly intense and stupid, but in a good way.
-similar crazy artstyle
-both have badass main characters
-full of dirty jokes
Similar Art, Action, Characters, and Humor, though Panty & Stocking has less action. Also, it's very fast paced and the storyline is a bit confusing, like FLCL. Either you will love, or hate this. Btw, in the credits of the English Dub, Gainax has a place, not sure if they helped out, but with it the camera angles it seemed so, that company also made Panty & Stocking.
Both are directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi, and they have the same kind of humor and action.
Pretty much Panty & Stocking in movie form with more focus on action.
some weird things going on, similar art, similar kind of homour and much action
Production I.G. and Gainax both worked on FLCL. Both follow two crude protagonists with a penchant for sex and violence. Both have a crazy, comic-book kind of art style.
It has the same perverted humor and same gross out takes. The characters cuss a lot and it pretty much tries to mimic american style animation.
Both were directed by the same man and both are filled with high octane action with stylish visuals.
They also both make little to no sense with the stories they hold.
Holy Shit! Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt & Dead Leaves seem to embody this term with all their might. Both are simply crass entertainment that try to be as vulgar and explicit as possible chock-a-block with blunt sex jokes and trash entertainment, whilst rattling the senses with their sharp comic strip style animation and are both fast paced experimental animations by Production I.G. and Gainax.
Panty and Stocking can be considered far more witty and more of a social commentary, while Dead Leaves is the embodiment of pulp fiction entertainment where its plain offensiveness and stupidity is its best point.
Dead Leaves is similar to Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt for various reasons, this OVA shares the same director which explains both very little and oh-so-much… This anime also has some of the same quirky animation and humour which I like to refer to as Immature/Mature (which I personally find hilarious) and finally the pacing at hyper speed is definitely present.
Both have western-like animation, both are action and comedy and both are full of perverted jokes and randomness. Both were made by same director.
Both shows have a whole lot of wtf going on. They both have a high random factor and deal with aliens, angels, spoofs of other shows and a whole lot more.
Both of them are full of crazy madness, maded by Gainax. Same cool driving music, awesome characters, same sense of humor. And also they about teenagers life.
It's simple...Both of them are pure GAINAX animes!!!A full package of humour,endless entartaintment,quality music and non-stop action...Banzai GAINAX!!!
Both are incredibly random.
both includes insane scenes and battles with demons. and of course with a very weird weapons.
Both shows have very random humor. Both deal with concepts of aliens, hell, and robots. They also both have very crazy, over the top fight scenes, and catchy music. Finally, both shows are Gainax productions.
Both are absolutely hilarious, ridiculous, and best of all, nonsensical.
If i had to decide on just one anime that was similar to FLCL i would definitely say Panty & Stocking. It's not that these two are overly similar in story or possibly even genre, cause there not, but the kind of comedy and how the characters acted in FLCL i found very similar in panty and stocking. And I enjoyed that both were rather short series, short and sweet as they say.
Opening Theme"Theme for Panty & Stocking" by Hoshina Anniversary
Ending Theme"Fallen Angel" by Mitsunori Ikeda ft. Aimee B
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