Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt – 01

When it comes to awesome, nothing can top Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt.

Alright, I know you’ve all been waiting for this and here it is. Today me and Overcooled sat down to watch one of our long expected shows and chatted while we watched it (in realtime) together. What follows is some excerpts from our chat log. Enjoy, I know we did. :3

Just a couple of BAMFs.

Overcooled: wow, you’re so dedicated today~

Masu: =3=

Overcooled: nice~

Masu: yuh

Overcooled: uwaaa I’m excited. So many people are tentative about it too…and yet it looks gorgeous

Masu: lul

Overcooled: and I don’t think we’re gonna get something like this again for a while XD

Masu: I’m sad that gg didn’t pick this up for subbing. I <3 gg. Err, here we go

Overcooled: YEP. I SEE AN AFRO

Masu: “OH PANTY STOCKING”

It only gets about 9000 times better, trust us.

Overcooled: Whoa that was fast for an opening

Masu: this already reminds me of Dead Leaves

Overcooled: yeah lol it does

Masu: you’ve watched that?!!?!! Even the sound effects

Overcooled: yep lol. Ahaha true

Masu: music and everything. Imaishi is definitely part of this production team

Overcooled: I’m downloading the OST for sure

Masu: oh, afro guy works at the church. PAUSE!

Overcooled: Hai

Masu: OMG, who is doing the VO for stocking?

Overcooled: Ise Mariya

Masu: omg, I thought it was that Rie Kugimiya chick

Overcooled: lol I don’t know stocking’s seiyuu, but her voice is cute

Masu: stocking’s seiyuu was in DRRR! :O

Overcooled: yep, Harima Mika

Masu: and Mushishi and LoLHeroes

Overcooled: and Ringo in Air Gears apparently

Masu: kekekekekekekekeke good stuff. Back to watching? Btw, afro guy is totally my fav atm.  you at the scene with PnS afro guy and cat thing?

Overcooled: I GOT IT NOW

Masu: isn’t it cute? 😡 this will be the first AND LAST time you ever hear Masu complimenting a cat

So cute.

Overcooled: …I feel like you’ve had some sort of trauma with cats

Masu: me? Trauma? Other way around bro

Overcooled: you maul cats?

Masu: 😡

Overcooled: isn’t that the reverse? Giving trauma to cats? XD

Masu: yes 😀 To put it plainly, yes I have mauled cats for pooping in my yard and attacking my dog

Overcooled: lol! Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooow. Not gonna comment on that

Masu: hurr hurr

Overcooled: oh lol

Masu: wow, did you see that?

Overcooled: yes. All black men with afros have the best stuff in their hair

Masu: PAUSE! Not gonna lie…

Overcooled: the plot [for this episode] is [that] toilets are eating people

Masu: last night I was just thinking about how it would suck to be attacked by say, a tiger, while pooing

Overcooled:…I think getting attacked by a tiger would suck regardless of the situation, but yes, it would LOL

Masu: mm point taken. But sorry for the sudden pause

Overcooled: LOL THAT’S WHY YOU PAUSED?

Masu: yes

Overcooled: TO TELL ME THAT?

Masu: yes!

Overcooled: ok

Masu: 😀 btw, is panty sitting around naked?

Overcooled: definitely lol

Masu: his name is garter. Heaven coins….?

Overcooled: OK HOLD ON

Masu: I’m at 3:36 atm, a great screen capping shot btw

The crew.

Overcooled: just closed a bunch of stuff

Masu: I’ll go back later and get them all

Overcooled: like pokemon

Masu: -___- btw, dog is named chuck if you didn’t read it yet

Overcooled: lol I did

Masu: and I think he’s dead. [The] black guy is Garterbelt? o.O

Overcooled: apparently? Omg sound effects as words

Masu: this is like Japan does PowerPuffGirls

Overcooled: it is. MARIO!

Indeed it is.

Masu: stunner shades

Overcooled: omg panty

Masu: they’re yakuza. AHAHAHAHA his face

Overcooled: XD

Masu: OH YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

Overcooled: XDD

Masu: black shit? o.O Wow she has manly shits

Overcooled: I know lol. First episode…getting eaten by a porcelain throne

Hungry toilets are hungry.

Masu: her panty was left behind. wow…………….

Overcooled: <_<

Masu: wow shit demon

Overcooled: …what a beast

Obvious throwback to Ghostbusters.

Masu: in dnd we call this a stinking cloud, causes nausea if you don’t make a save

Overcooled: lovely. omggg

Masu: oh shit. OH SHIT

Overcooled: ARE YOU SEEING THIS?

Masu: OOHHHHHHHHHHHH SSSSSSSHHHHHHHHHHIIIIIIIIITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Overcooled: IT JUST GOT SERIOUS. DYINGGGGGGGGG

WHAT IS THIS I DON’T EVEN–

Masu: *mind blown*

Overcooled: FFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU–

Masu: 😡 this house music too. ZOMFG

Overcooled: the series can just end here, I’m happy

Masu: I think it’s decided

Overcooled: 10/10 WE’RE DONE

Masu: I concur 150% OH SHIT

Overcooled: LAWL

Masu: literally…o.O

Overcooled: they fully made a model of a shit demon and exploded it.

Masu: and now there are clouds of shit floating around the city

Overcooled: lol

Masu: UNKO LUL

Overcooled: oh, so 2 parts?

Masu: we’re only 12mins in?

Overcooled: like [PowerPuffGirls]? XD

Masu: I guess soooooooooooo *is excited*

Overcooled: it’s like 2 episodes in one

Masu: wow, this is definitely not for children :X

Overcooled: deeeefinitely

Masu: “SHIT.” I see his ass cheeks

Overcooled: lulz

Masu: sound effects win. OH SHIT

Overcooled: I know. I  don’t even have words for this anymore, you JUST HAVE TO WATCH IT

Masu: I think he just licked her panties

Knowing that those are Panty’s doesn’t make this any better.

Overcooled: XD I know lawl

Masu: oh man, he owned those cops

Overcooled: Whoaa. I wish real life was like this. Except for the poop monster maybe

Masu: I think if it was, we’d all be dead in a few hours

Overcooled: Hey, if my panties become a gun, it’s all good

Masu: this is true. And it changes into a katana too?

Overcooled: aren’t her stockings the katana?

Masu: mm something like that. It’s so fast. Wow, grenade launcher. OH SHIT MATRIX THROW BACK

Overcooled: omg yes

Oh, sweet sweet justice.

Masu: KEKEKEKEKEKEKEKEKEKEKEKEKEKE OMFG I LOVE THIS SHOW

Overcooled: win. I pity [the fool] whoever doesn’t watch [this]

Masu: he keeps getting bigger and bigger

Overcooled: the little engine that could :3

Masu: this is the show of the season you HAVE to watch

Overcooled: When else will you see something like this? Honestly

Masu: damn

Overcooled: oh hey Chuck became useful

Masu: …elasticity

Overcooled: omg

Masu: ahahahahahaha

Overcooled: can everything please die like that?

Masu: “AH, ARIGATOU!” three coins for one guy?

Overcooled: o.o I dunno, he was special for transforming

Masu: they live in limbo? Look at chuck go, <<, >>, <<, >>

Overcooled: omg, this music, CAN I JUST

Masu: :O:O:O:O:O:O when does this single come out? Not soon enough, amirite?

Overcooled: T______T

Masu: it’s over QQ

Overcooled: *watches again* LOL

Masu: yeah I’m definitely going to

Overcooled: most of this post is going to be us being amazed

Masu: yes [but] what else is there to say? It’s everything I expected it to be

Overcooled: I know

Masu: I feel vindicated 😀

Fly away now.

Overcooled: =D

Masu: zomfg

Overcooled: I feel satisfied

Masu: like pantsu? hurr hurr

Overcooled: XD The art style is gorgeous, first of all. It doesn’t even feel like an anime, it just feels like…art.

Masu: and then the lightening speed at which the show runs at. :O it’s like sensory overload

Overcooled: something happens every second, literally. I thought HOTD had that down during its action sequences

Masu: hurr hurr

Overcooled: but it is definitely sensory overload

Masu: TTGL team is the top gunner for that

Overcooled: Everything is godly, even the soundtrack. Also: best transformation sequence ever

Masu: think mahou shoujo, but about 9000x sexier, 9000x cooler, 9000x as interesting AND they did it to kill a poop monster

Overcooled: I know. Some people might think the humor is a bit crude though

Masu: what’s crude when you have the most insane explosion we’ve seen since FLCL and TTGL? Which, by the way, had [many] of the same people working on them. And by same, I mean Imaishi Hiroyuki

Overcooled: I know, I’m just playing devil’s advocate. I feel sorry for the people who don’t like the art, saying it’s too “Americanized.”

Masu: is that what people are saying? o.O

Overcooled: apparently

Masu: O.O

Overcooled: I’ve been reading the mal forums and [in] some comments some people were actually disappointed

Masu: interesting. Can’t understand that at all

The show to watch this season.

End Thoughts:

Overcooled: Call it whatever you want: Powerpuff Girls, Dead Leaves, Invader Zim. In the end, PnS is a highly original anime with undeniable charm. Everything is just executed perfectly. They wanted to make a bold, crazy anime and they pulled it off spectacularly. Yeah, it has raunchy humour and a nonsensical plot. That’s the POINT. It’s absurd in the way that explaining the plot of FLCL to anyone with a shred of sanity makes them go “wt?”. I can see people utterly hating this show, but I adore it for crossing every line and breaking every boundary. If we want anime to evolve, we need innovative stuff like PnS.

What will blow your mind the most is the transformation sequence. The style suddenly changes from small, kiddy blobs into full-grown adult strippers at the tip of a hat. Hands down, it is the best transformation sequence ever. GTFO Sailor Moon, seriously. Speaking of style changes, so far each baddy died with some sort of model actually exploding. 2 seconds of a completely different medium. It leaves me to wonder is there anything this show WON’T do? Aside from not be awesome, that is. The first episode was about a poopie monster and a panty-licking car…what else is there to expect? I really can’t see how this show could slow down, it’ll only keep up the quality or get MORE AWESOME.

I looooveee this show, it could just turn out to be my favourite of the season if it keeps this up. I’m soooo glad we get to blog about this kickass show. If you couldn’t tell, Masu and I were FREAKING OUT as we were watching it, it was so good. If you were tentative and waiting to read a few reviews before watching it…watch it. You cannot understand the chaos with sheer words alone, you must watch it with your very own retinas. In short: PnS is a mustsee. Oh god, I’m still on an adrenaline rush from it…@[email protected]

Quiz: Who is who?

Masu: Remember when I went on a mini-rant during our summer preview saying that I am increasingly dissatisfied with anime now days? That I felt that the anime industry has started to follow a trend that seeks sell-ability over true worth? Panty & Stockings with Garterbelt is the show I have been waiting years for. It’s everything that I remember liking about anime. Art for art’s sake, fun for the hell of it and a no-holds-barred attitude that is refreshing in ways I have all but forgotten about. Like the shows that the TTGL team (and Imaishi) have been on before, it’s crazy to the nth power. Explosive action and crass comedy combine to make a show that is much more than enjoyable: it’s a necessity.

It’s been too long that we’ve been asked to make do with half-assed action shows (Heroman I’m looking at you) and told that anime should look a certain way. Kicking both ideas into the stratosphere, PnS says, “Fuck You!” on a refreshing level. I mean, the damn show is basically drawn in a Western style. I’m sure they did it because they believed that anime is what you make of it, it doesn’t need to fit some arbitrary model for other to appreciate. And like OverC said, they even used real models for the explosion scenes. It kind of reminds me of The Gorillaz’s “Plastic Beach” album, a concept that spanned four mediums: a music album, comics, a movie and interviews (of the albums characters) on online newspapers.

Ultimately the decision to watch this show is yours. From what we’ve already seen this show is a hit-or-miss, either you love it or you hate it. However, I suggest that if you watch it do so with a grain of salt and an open outlook. A sense of humor wouldn’t hurt either. :3

I found this pic while surfing MAL and thought it was perfect for the show. Enjoy!

Preview: Unfortunately for us PnS doesn’t have previews. I guess we’ll just have to wait till next week to see what’s in store for us. 😡

Boomshakalaka!

And so we are complete with our first review of the mega-awesome-ness that is Panty & Stockings with Garterbelt! But before I leave, I just want to make a shout out to my friends Jeff and Kehau who’s birthdays were on the first and second respectively. Hope you guys had a good one and I wish you many more in the years to come. And with that, I’ll have to bid you all adieu. Till next time, Team M.O. out!

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49 Responses to “Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt – 01”

  1. Kyokai says:

    Team M.O. FTW~!

    I love PnS to bits! I was laughing half the time and gaping in amazement at the other. I mean, what is this? I don’t even….

    This is going to be season’s top 3 favourite fo sho!

    • Overcooled says:

      Masucooled? Overmasued? I give up…

      Glad you like PnS, it’s just good, insane fun. Like..REALLY INSANE. XD How will I ever be able to watch anything else now?

    • Namika says:

      Totally! this show is REALLY creative, fun and crazy. There are other good series on, or the ones that already ended, but this is so unique! And I loved it, when the image and art switched during the transformation… I’m loving this show to the tiny bits!!

  2. Xiao says:

    This is how reviews for this show should be done. *APPROVED* :thumb:

    I wouldn’t call PanSuto the most original work in the world but lol, it’s definitely more fresh compared to the others in the fall lineup. At least I have a guarantee that it’ll keep me amused for the season. And I love the huge amount of profanity and sh*t. xD;

    Also…gyah, I feel so ashamed and embarrassed to say this but agree, the transformation sequence was well done. *now goes to hide in a corner*
    And Stocking in the second “episode” was so badass awesome (but really, who the hell was driving the car? Chuck? o.O; ).

    lol, thanks for the fun review.

    • Masu says:

      your question has caused another to grow in my mind: who was driving the car for morpheus (from the matrix) when he cut the semi in half? but yes, i think chuck was driving.

      and thanks for the compliment. we were trying to go with a more candid approach to reviewing since we felt that PanSto would have given itself easily to that. im glad we chose correctly. :3

    • Overcooled says:

      Editing credit goes to Masu, who kept almost EVERYTHING we actually said while watching it. =D Yay chaotic conversation!

      Why are you ashamed that the transformation sequence was well-done? XD there’s no shame in that!

  3. amado says:

    the transformation scene is the only redeemable part in the 1st…

    2nd part was pretty cool and had great action…

    definitely on my list now

    • Overcooled says:

      You didn’t enjoy seeing all the poop and colourful barf in the first part? :3

      Bwahaha, yes, add it to your list!!

  4. Hato-kun says:

    I’m not sure if I’m glad I watched this…

    But Garterbelt was AWESOME.

  5. Zenbaka says:

    I had the EXACT same reaction for the transformation scene.
    Well more like SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII- WHAT JUST HAPPPPENEDDDD?!?! But I digress.

    Ooooh god I love how both of you are watching/reviewing at the same time! DOUBLE THE FUN WOO!

    Damn I am following this. INSANITY. And I just started watching TTGL. SO MUCH INSANITY.

    Definitely a rare and unique anime. *crosses fingers for more of them transformation sequences. IT WAS BEAUTIFUL*

    • Overcooled says:

      I’ve been watching the transformation sequence on loop on Youtube. It is glorious. GLORIOUS!!!

      I love it too. It means we’re super synchronized~ 8D Although I had a lot of fail moments trying to pause at the right moments XDD

      TTGL is another must-see! =O Yay, more people who are just as ridiculously excited about PnS as we are 8D

  6. Jeff says:

    Thanks bro! Gotta send da aloha from da islands bah! Good article!

  7. Rawr says:

    Thanks for the review! Actually it was mainly because of this that I gave Panty and Stocking a shot. And I have to say, this was pretty awesome. Different, and definitely not what I was expecting, but good.

    Also really like how you did the review – I was able to read the review first and still thoroughly enjoy the episode. Some sites just do a play-by-play and it ruins the episode if you haven’t watched it yet.

    Thumbs up to both the episode and you guys
    :thumb:

    • Masu says:

      it was something we were thinking about when we decided to tag team the show. im glad it worked out. 😀

  8. Amutofan123 says:

    Thanks for the review! You convinced me to check it out even though I had not originally planned to watch it.

    • Masu says:

      HURR HURR. glad to be of service. also, what did you think about it?

  9. Crazy_O says:

    This is the best review ive read, makes me sad i didnt watch it with some friends. Cant imagine what it would be like when the transformation scene starts and the look on our faces, the amazement and the discussions.

    im looping that scene now almost for 2 hours. still cant get enough.

    • Masu says:

      i understand this completely. Somethings are just better to watch when others are around. This is one of those shows. hopefully you’ll have someone with you for next weeks ep. 😀

  10. Namika says:

    I was a bit unenthusiastic about this show at the beginning, but it literally blew me away. It looks like an ordinary American cartoon, but the events and action and EVERYTHING in the episode was something that American cartoons wouldn’t be able to pull off so perfectly.
    At last, I’m seeing something original, unique, crazy and aiming for being creative and mind-blowing, not just money-gathering. It WILL get a lot of sales, but the creators just allowed their wild imagination to take control, and that is like a breath of a fresh air to me.
    Nothing else I can say about it, one must watch this show to understand. It’s amazing! I’m so glad that I’ve followed your advice, Cool-chan *_*

    • Masu says:

      i think its about time someone in the anime industry did something like this. Western animation is known more for its creativeness, the type of wacky characters they come up with (i mean srsly, Flapjack and Spongebob to name a few), whereas anime is noted for its serious story telling potential. but PanSto doesnt really have a deep story, but it’s more complex than something we’d see from Western animation.

      • Namika says:

        And that’s what makes it perfect, despite the full absence of the story(so far). I salute to PnS !! ^^

  11. Captain says:

    When I saw the name of this anime I was like, “Naaah, can’t be good.” And then I watched the episode :O It’s too unique for it’s own good.
    Agreed, though, BEST TRANSFORMATION SEQUENCE EVER. I was literally fell of my chair with a dislocated jaw. 😀

    • Overcooled says:

      And today’s moral is: ever judge an anime by it’s name…even if the name is something like Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt XD It’s so full of charisma I just can’t even..describe…the awesomeness…

      Ahahaha every week we’re gonna have dislocated jaws~

  12. Naomi says:

    -mindfucked-
    how the heck’s they turn so pretty??
    But xDDD it looks good ^.^

    • Overcooled says:

      I have no idea…lol…I guess it’s because they’re “angels” XD But there are wayyyyy too many questions that should be asked about this anime XD it’s wtfbbq to the max, but I’m not complaining XD

  13. Kyokai says:

    Oh btw, Buttercup and Bubbles grew up to be Panty and Stockings respectively. Of course, they dyed their hair! Not to mention Mojo Jojo became their pimp, Garterbelt. :3

    • Masu says:

      dude, mojo jojo was my fav char. still is, especially if he is now garterbelt.

  14. foshizzel says:

    What a insane crazy show! I love it even the artwork is great nice to see something a bit fresh 😉

    great review too lmao!

  15. Panti says:

    Anyone else notice the train stops on the sign @ 19:20 ish
    lol.

    • Masu says:

      this is a show by the TTGL and Dead Leaves guys, they sprinkle shit like that throughout the show. 😀

  16. Eternal says:

    Well, this review changed my opinion of it, I’ll give it a try now. Wish I watched anime while chatting with friends in realtime, seems like it makes the experience that much better.

    • Overcooled says:

      Yes! I’m glad we have persuaded you to watch it~
      And you could always just invite them over to watch it with you? XD Unless they live too far away, then you’ll have to MSN it up like Masu and I.

  17. Tenshi says:

    LOL when the transformation scene came on, the switch was so shocking i was in awe :shock :eh

  18. Vivi says:

    Chuck reminded me of Gir when I first saw him XD This review is as awesome & action-packed as the show haha, very cool.

    Some girls on the egl lj comm were talking about the protein joke and I was like, “What, that was a joke?” and then they explained it to me… I wish they didn’t… “orz Anyway, yeah, this show is definitely not child-friendly!! I’ll watch it anyway because it’s pretty to look at and uber wunderbar, but I admit I was clueless regarding some of their lines, not that I want to know anymore… “orz

    • Overcooled says:

      Yeahhh he reminds me of Gir too! (Except Gir is cuter…)

      lolll I don’t even remember the protein joke XD Lurking on LJ always reveals..interesting…things. Awww Vivi is so innocent. But yeah, if you expected the rating to be like a saturday morning cartoon, you probably got a shock XDDD

  19. garturo62 says:

    thanks for the review this show is the best this season and the shit was funny as hell, lol when someone said it got in their mouth.

    • Overcooled says:

      No problem. It was actually really fun to review XD So far, this is my number 1 fall show too! GO PNS!!!

  20. Junnie says:

    You guys have succeed in persuading me to watch this anime, thank you so much >3<
    & no, I don't regret it at all~! :kyaa2:

    Sadly, none of my friends can accept this show (For them, it's too Americanized ;_;) But oh well, I shall laugh like hell it does when watching Panty & Stocking save the world XXXD

    Somehow I can recognize PnG as a Japanese production even without being told~^^ The atmosphere & style is just different from America cartoon (Both sides have their goodness but oh well, they are different :see )

    & YES THE TRANSFORMATION SCENE IS JUST BEAUTIFUL *W* Panty & Stocking has great outfits, I need to say :angel

    PS, Chuck with more screentime, please 😉

    • Overcooled says:

      YES! Another new recruit to the PnS fandom~ It seems you either love it or you hate it…no in-betweens with this one XD It may be very Americanized, but is that necessarily bad? o.o American cartoons aren’t so bad…lol

      Transformation scene was mindblowing!!! YES!!! XDD lol Oh Chuck.

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