Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt Review

000Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt first aired during the end of 2010. The anime focuses on the Anarchy Sisters, Panty and Stocking. The sisters are angels who have been cast out of heaven for their poor behaviour and crude manner. With the guidance of the local priest, Garterbelt, the duo must buy their way back into heaven, the only way they can do this is to hunt down and exterminate the many ghosts that infest the city of Daten. The only way to kill these ghost is to use the angel’s lingerie, which transforms into weapons. The downfall of these angels is that neither of them put any effort into their job and prefer to spend their time pursuing their other interests, those being sex for Panty and sweets for Stocking.

My Review: Well the first thing you’ll notice about this anime is the very distinct art style, the show looks more like a western kids cartoon than the more traditional animation style you probably use to, I don’t think it’s a bad thing, in fact, it suits the tone of the perfectly. The show itself is actually pretty funny if not very crude, there were some really cool fight scenes, especially against the devil sisters. One thing I really liked was the show’s soundtrack, I thought it was pretty inspiring and was actually how I found out about the show. The characters are pretty one dimensional but they have this strange self-awareness and it does work in favour of the humour. The ending sets up what could be a pretty cool second season but I’m pretty sure the chances of that are slim. The result of that is that the ending is quite frustrating.

I rate this anime 3.5/5.


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