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~
Overcooled: uwaaa I’m excited. So many people are tentative about it too…and yet it looks gorgeous
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!
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
Overcooled: …I feel like you’ve had some sort of trauma with cats
Masu: me? Trauma? Other way around bro
Overcooled: you maul cats?
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?
Overcooled: TO TELL ME THAT?
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
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
Masu: OH YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!
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…………….
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*
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: they fully made a model of a shit demon and exploded it.
Masu: and now there are clouds of shit floating around the city
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
Masu: “SHIT.” I see his ass cheeks
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
Overcooled: oh hey Chuck became useful
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?
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: 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: 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.
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…@_@
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. 😡
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!