Alternate Titles: Panty and stocking with Garterbelt, Daten City
Original Japanese Release Date: 13
Episode Length/Run-time: 2010
Panty and Stocking are two angels who “came down” from heaven to protect the earth. In reality they were kicked out of heaven for bad behavior and they have to slay the monsters wreaking havoc in Daten City. With Garterbelt looking after them they set out to do just that in their own, original, ways.
Oh, Panty and Stocking, where to start….?
I suppose with the obvious. the first thing you notice is the look of the show. Highly stylized and flopping between “traditional” anime and what you see in the picture during certain scenes it’s likely to turn more than one person off.
The story, wait, what story? It’s basically just Panty and Stocking running about killing monsters of the week (which are made of shit, yes shit, like pooh) while doing perverted things/eating sweets. At first the anime is fun and quirky and you go “oh this is cool!” Then it’s the same…. and the same… and the same… and you go “what are you doing series?!”
There is some sign of thought at the end, but the over-the-top perversion and sexualization of the show (definitely not one for kids) ruins any positive this would have.
This series would’ve done better as a four-episode OVA, because that’s basically all you need. Watch episodes 1 & 10-13, that’s all you need to get a feel for the show and see all the plot it has to offer.
Panty and Stocking tries to do something as a show and really fails. They rely too much on cheap perverted jokes that just get tired and old. The only reason why it’s better than a Hentai-score is that it does attempt something and well, it’s so close to a hentai anyways with the level of sexuality in the show.