It’s summer! No, it’s winter! Boy, seasons change fast here.
We’re on episode 9. How many of you are still with me? I’m sure there are many fallen comrades who could not stomache the style of humour the show revolves around, so they dropped it. But we are the strong ones! The ones who watched entire episodes about boogers and barf to make it to this moment! PnS will reward you for your efforts.
It’s summer (not where *I* am it isn’t….-_-) in Daten City. Summer = beach episode. Every anime has to have one. It starts off as your run-of-the-mill beach segment: bathing suit fanservice, guys oogling the 2 sisters and Briefs ALMOST putting suntan lotion on Panty’s back. Almost is the key word here.
The devil sisters conveniently appear just so they can be in another episode. Whatever, no complaints here 8D. Scanty and Kneesocks tell everyone to scram since they just bought this beach. Legally, they can do that…but the Anarchy sisters naturally rebel and put up a fuss. They’re itching for a fight, but it’s a RRRRRRRUULLEE of the devil sisters not to fight while on vacation.
The winner shall be decided through volleyball! Briefs acts as the referee, while Garterbelt ditches his frankfurter stand to take money for bets. Turns out that both sides are pretty darn good at volleyball. After a montage of various bumps, volleys, digs, and smashes – Panty and Stocking come out on top for the first set. The devil sisters mean business in the second set, completely dominating the hapless sisters so badly that it seems like the ball is attacking them.
Well, the ball IS attacking them. Panty shoots the volleyball, which turns out to be Fastener. Stocking tries to use Chuck as the ball next, but Kneesocks just dices him to bits. It’s quite clear that rules won’t work here, so they resort to using their otherwordly powers. The next time I play beach volleyball with my friends, I am yelling out these attack names. I don’t care. IT MUST BE DONE.
Panty and Stocking end up winning after a long battle. Not only do the demon sisters have to scram, they have to strip naked too. I don’t know if this is surprising or not, but they break the rules and summon a bunch of Ghosts. They drive away and let the SeaWorld themed Ghosts wreak havoc on the beach. I was seriously feeling some team Rocket vibes when Scanty pushed the self-destruct button in rage. Blasting off again? Back on shore Stocking gets tentacle raped (and likes it) while Panty is naked except for some starfish on her chest and an anemone on her nether regions. Don’t those…sting? <_< Much like the zombie episode, nothing is resolved, and who knows if those Ghosts were ever killed.
Tentacle rape with a side of anemone rape
PART TWO. Panty and Stocking are guy hunting. While I was under the assumption this was done by walking around and looking for guys, apparently you do it atop a hill with a pair of binoculars. Much less creepy. Stocking scoffs at Panty’s taste in guys: hot with a big you-know-what and then goes and runs off with a hideous Ghost. Like, really hideous. She’s absolutely infatuated with him, and even asks him out on a DATE. I know she’s a masochist, but DEAR GOD WOMAN!!
Not exactly the type of guy I’d fangirl over like that…
If you said “looks aren’t everything,” well, he’s an asshole too. It’s insult after insult when he meets up with Stocking. He disses her clothes, her food, and women in general..and she just eats it up. Even his farts have some sort of aphrodisiac effect on her. I have mixed feelings about the montage of the adorable Stocking going on dates with this scumbag. She could do so much better…
As the older sister, Panty is worried. Not only is her imouto with a jerkwad, but he’s a GHOST. After reading about her in a gossip magazine, Panty tries to talk her sister out of it. Stocking will barely even listen to her. You know what it’s like when you’re in love, you’re blind to everything else. Stocking does realize that being an angel might be a problem, so she tells him that she’s an angel on a date. The Ghost has no idea what that means, but seems shocked…especially when Stocking asks him to elope with her.
Panty watches sadly as her sister packs her bags and leaves from the window, but she hasn’t given up just yet. The Ghost comes to get Stocking, and right away starts rambling about paying for his cab and paying for some food. Stocking reveals that she’s actually Panty just wearing lolita clothes, and pushes a gun against his forehead. The real Stocking stops her before she sends the Ghost to hell, refusing to let Panty talk any sense into her still.
Panty tries to explain that he doesn’t love her, but he pipes up that he does. Even a loser like him can love and be loved. In his final moments, he gives a ring to Stocking and proposes. As she says yes, the Ghost disappears. He has atoned for his sins, and no longer needs to exist here. Stocking is sad, but she gets back into her Ghost-slaying routine in no time. The poop ring is still kept secure in her room though~
Fly away now…?
End Thoughts: The excuses for having Scanty and Kneesocks in each episode are getting worse and worse. Despite the flimsy plot devices to bring the rivals together, I still thoroughly enjoy them being there. In a way, I like them more than the angel sisters. The volleyball match was great…I haven’t seen such an intense volleyball game in a while XD The South park style they had for a minute there was cute too!
The second half has no fighting whatsoever, but was still good. This is a first for PnS, so I must applaud Gainax for finally doing it right. Stocking, my dear, you need to lend me some of your clothes. How many cute date outfits does she own??? Her infatuation was sweet to watch, but totally messed up. Just seeing her next to that Ghost made me feel like my brain would malfunction at any moment. Still, the premise was interesting enough to watch and made me even more impatient for the OST to come out.
This episode wasn’t very funny and didn’t have a lot of action…but I liked it. I guess the volleyball fight counts as action, but that’s only half of the episode (even less since it doesn’t take up the whole beach episode). Anyways, I liked it but I’m not sure what I liked. In a way, I’ve grown attached to the characters and the artstyle to the point where I like seeing them in any situation. Just…not more grossout stuff, please. They cut down on the sex jokes this time around, so maybe that’s why I was so content. It’s hard for me to pinpoint why, but this was a good episode without using that over-the-top style. Heh, who would’ve thought?