Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt OVA
What this is about: Watching all of the anime shows so you don’t have to! — I’m taking a look at the first episode of every show from the Spring 2011 anime season that has been subtitled, and giving it a thumbs-up or thumbs-down. For more information about me and my reviews, click here.
Series Premise: Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt was a 13-episode anime series aired between October and December 2010. This edgy and controversial series features two less-than-angelic angels, Panty and Stocking, who use transforming undergarments as weapons to dispatch ghosts in order to earn their way back into Heaven. An Original Video Animation extra was released in April 2011, subtitled “Sanitarybox”.
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ep. tl;dr review: Crap, crap, stupid crap, crap, crap, low-quality crap, crap, crap, and more crap.
Episode Summary: This eight-minute special is divided into eight short, unrelated skits. Panty is invited to throw out the first pitch, but ends up stripping instead; Brief goes on a date with Zombie Panty; Garterbelt tours points of interest in Daten City; Chuck takes part in a video game; Circumsized babies lead to snack chips; Garterbelt plays with one of his nipples; Stocking gets an unwanted haircut; The Angels’ poledance ends in a broken-down mess.
My Reaction: Much like the previously-reviewed Highschool of the Dead OVA, perhaps the less said about this, the better.
P&S+G runs either very hot or very cold. About half of the episodes were absolute crap, with the other half were mind-fuckingly awesome — enough for me to land the #8 spot on my Top Anime of 2010. Alas, this DVD-extra special falls squarely in the former category. Subtitled “Sanitarybox”, true to its name all of these minute-long shorts are best thought of as clumps you find in the kitty litter box. It’s all unfunny, low quality stuff that should have been left on the cutting room floor. Even if you’re a hardcore Panty and Stocking fan, you should avoid this at all costs.
I think I may have giggled *once*, when Garterbelt let out that sad, pathetic little sigh in the bathtub — more of a nervous acknowledgment of what a wretched person and situation he was in. Kinda sums up this special.
- Videos and Previews:
- Screw this shit. Instead, let’s take a look at Panty and Stocking at their absolute sickest in this all-out fight scene with Scanty and Kneesocks.
- Additional Info Resources:
- Official United States Licensing Information:
- Panty and Stocking coming soon to Funimation.com
- A Sampling of the Blog-Roll of Reviews:
- “FUCK YOU GAINAX. More please.” – Ghost Lightning
- “If you want more Panty and more Stocking, this will leave you with a little less than what you were hoping for. It does have a lot of Garter, so if you’re one of his fans you’ll definitely laugh your asses off. Grade: 8/10.” – My Anime List Reviews
- “Overall, thsi is not even worth a watch. Yes, even for hardcore fans of Panty, Stcoking and co. Just stick with the incredible original series and don’t even bother about this one. It is just 8-minutes long, but 8 five horrible minutes indeed. Grade: 2.5/5.” – Anime Planet Reviews
SPRING 2011 ROUND ONE RESULTS!
- First Episodes from the Spring 2011 Season receiving a thumbs-up: Steins;Gate, Deadman Wonderland, Hanasaku Iroha, Dog Days, Moshidora, Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai, Tiger and Bunny, Fireball Charming, Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko, A Channel, Sengoku Otome: Time Paradox, Nichijou, Yondemasu-yo Azazel-san, C – The Money of Soul and Possibility Control, X-Men, Blue Exorcist, Kaiji Season 2, Hyouge Mono, Showa Monogatari
- First Episodes from the Spring 2011 Season receiving a thumbs-down: Sket Dance, Softenni, Happy Kappi, Astarotte’s Toy, Dororon Enma-kun Meeramera, Inazuma Eleven Go, Hidan no Aria, Suzy’s Zoo Daisuki Witzy, Seikon no Qwaser Season 2, The World God Only Knows Season 2, Toriko, Maria Holic Alive, 30-sai no Hoken Taiiku, Oretachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai, Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream, Fairy Tail OVA, Plastic Nee-san, Yu-Gi-Oh: Zexal, Nana to Kaoru OVA, Shukufuku no Campanella OVA, Gintama, Tono to Issho: Gantai no Yabou, Hen Zemi, Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi, Honto ni Atta Reibai Sensei, Senjou no Valkyria 3, Seitokai Yakuindomo OVA, Amagami SS OVA, Katte ni Kaizou, Digimon Xros Wars Season 2, Seibu Tetsudou Ekiin Tako-chan, Highschool of the Dead OVA, Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt OVA
- Coming up next (in this order – 52 down, 5 to go!): Detective Conan OVA 11, Kung Fu Cooking Girls, Appleseed XIII, Asobi ni Iku yo OVA, Fujilog