Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt – 09

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?



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46 Responses to “Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt – 09”

  1. Ness says:

    I agree with you OC, this episode was good but I dunno what mainly I liked. It felt a little light on the second half since there was no fighting. The first part of episode was pretty funny, especially the extreme volleyball game and Chuck vs that demon pet. As for the second part of the ep, when they were scouting for guys, I could have guessed that Stocking’s taste in guys would be weird but not that deformed haha. The ending was good~

    • Overcooled says:

      Yeah, it’s really hard to place…hm..The volleyball game was just zany fun and the second half was a bit of a diversion from the usual stuff. It turned out pretty good though, I was almost sad that Ghost died. Then I remembered he’s hideous and everything was okay <_< lol, damn, I expected her to have weird tastes too but THAT THING? XD

      • Ness says:

        I know! And Stocking even loved the smell. It was just gross when he snorted his snot on the food in front of her. Good thing I wasn’t eating at that part, when I watched the first episode of PnS I was eating dinner and yeah it got ruined hah.

        • Overcooled says:

          UGH, THAT WAS GROSS. Then he shoved the sandwich and like half of her hand into his mouth…+ the snot. Never eat and watch PnS. It just…yeah…lol…<_<

          • Ness says:

            Yeah, I learned my lesson not to eat while watching PnS haha. What was also bad was Stocking actually liked the smell and the flies. Flies on her ring that looked like pink poo! Hahah

      • MikADo says:

        I expected stocking to like someone who at least has a tinge of goth in them but was proved to be wrong of course 😛

  2. Gunny says:

    Another good episode. You see, the volleyball match was cool, the date was somehow cute too. I laughed at how odd stocking is when it comes to men… and the guy in question is not even a man… it’s a ghost… and he farts all the time >_>. And for some reason everytime I look at panty’s face it makes me remember of bed intruder’s song (dunno if ya know it tought)…lol
    Well, at least gainax gave us another cool song… *-* OH GIMME THAT OST ALREADY D8

    • Ness says:

      Yeah I was digging the bgm for the second half of the episode. Can’t wait ’till the OST comes out. :3

    • Overcooled says:

      Stocking has horrible taste in men. I could barely stand to look at him, he was so gross. The song playing during most of their dates was extremely addictive though…*drools* OST do want…

      YES I KNOW THE BED INTRUDERS SONG XDD Ahahaha oh Panty…Of course you would remind people of things like that

  3. Junko says:

    Considering I’m still not taking this series seriously, I still love it.

    And it made me cry. I’m a sucker for romantic dramas, and even this sufficed. Oh dear.

    • Overcooled says:

      If even something as crass as PnS can change tones enough to make someone cry, that’s saying something. XD (It WAS kinda sad though when he disappeared. Stocking looked so hurt)

  4. Captain says:

    I don’t even know what I liked about this episode. I just..liked it. I didn’t like the cliffhanger on the first part of the episode, though. I wonder how long Panty had those anemone on her.

    The second part of the episode reminded me of that Amazoness x Ric one in Arakawa.

    • Overcooled says:

      Okay, good, so I’m not just inarticulate, other people like it and don’t know why too LOL. Yeah, I don’t like when they toss continuity out the window sometimes (I didn’t mind the zombie cliffhanger though because it was well done). That anemone must hurt ._.

      OMG ME TOO, I FELT THE SAME THING. @[email protected]

  5. MikADo says:

    All the time the episode was running I was rolling on the floor laughing at Gaterbelt’s Frankfurter stand 😛
    My frankfurter is big and dark~~~

    • Overcooled says:

      THAT SCENE WAS SO WEIRD! I didn’t even know how to react to it, lol.

      • MikADo says:

        what can you say? Gatterbelt is just too gay 😛

        • Ness says:

          Haha Garterbelt is like one of those side characters that you won’t miss if an episode goes by without him. But yeah, him being gay especially with Brief is really LOL.

      • Dan-go says:

        Don’t tell me you didn’t find it erotic

  6. Dan-go says:

    I LOVED THE V BALLLLL…get the feeling the demon twins are becoming team rocket though??? I DONT CARE ITS STLL HILARIOUS…however the second part…i liked the idea…but why make the ghost so…freaking…kimo…just ruined my image of the epic gothic lolita M stocking

  7. Dan-go says:

    AND OC if you’re looking for plot devices…ure in the wrong anime 😀

  8. Dan-go says:

    does anyone love the background music in this anime? anyone know who it’s by?

  9. Leah-san says:

    The second part was amazing. I think the ghost didn’t want to dissolve, and that’s why he was so nasty to women. But he couldn’t resist to Stockings charms…
    And maybe Panty now realizes that guys are not all about fucking. Maybe Brief has a real chance now.

    • Dan-go says:

      still…the ghos was disgusting…and briefxPanty? we got fanfic/doujinshi potential here 😀

    • Overcooled says:

      I liked it too! You’re right, the Ghost might’ve been that mean so he wouldn’t disappear. Awww, Stocking won him over though~ Panty learned a bit of a lesson too! I feel like she’s oing to go bang a bunch of guys next episode anyways though T.T Poor Briefs, falling for a slut.

      • Ness says:

        Haha too bad Garterbelt has a thing for Briefs haha. I wonder if there’s gonna be a ep where they show how he looks under those curls :3

        • Overcooled says:

          I hope Garterbelt doesn’t, erm, have his way with Briefs anytime soon. I have no clue if we’ll ever see his eyes. Maybe he’s actually gorgeous under that fringe XD

          • Ness says:

            It would be funny though if he is gorgeous especially when Stocking and Panty keeps on calling him ugly and stuff haha.

  10. Dan-go says:

    And OC i beg to differ, WE NEED MOAR INNUENDOS

  11. Yumii says:

    Can’t wait for the OST!
    And I really agree with the fact that they start using Scanty & Kneesocks for every episode x_x

  12. Chemicalbonbonne says:

    To be honest, the second half of the ep. coulda woulda jerked my tears. YES. I ACTUALLY GOT TOUCHED. D:
    Didn’t anyone else get touched, no matter how fugly that ghost was, for Stocking at least? ;_;

    btw. this is my first post.

    • Overcooled says:

      Yeah, it was pretty touching. Despite the whole situation being outrageous, they managed to put a melancholy spin on it. I definitely felt bad for Stocking…But who cares about the ghost, pshh.

      First comment, hmm? Good good, I like when people come out of lurking to comment!

      • Chemicalbonbonne says:

        Ahh, well, I liked her seemingly full-of-resolve tea time at the end. XD

        And ah, thanks.

  13. Namika says:

    Panty & Stocking – check! ^_^ Finally caught up!*whew* (Now only Togainu no chi and Oreimo left)
    I definitely enjoy watching this! Even though it’s so crazy and messed up…..
    But, man, that ghost was gross! Eeeeeew

    • Overcooled says:

      Yayyy anime catch-up XD I predict that I’m going to fall behind soon…lol…It’s crazy but OH SO GOOD! The ghost was gross, but I guess Stocking really loved him? @[email protected]

      • Namika says:

        A weird sense of taste indeed O_O But that’s PnS for you LOL

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