Panty and Stocking With Garterbelt
Episode 2A - A Noisy Beehive
[Before..] I can only expect so much from this kind of anime. Last episode, the morals were completely revolving around things like shitting everywhere and men cumming too fast. But I'm hoping this episode will have more class than the previous episode.
[After...] Well, awesome. I can't entirely say I was disappointed in this episode. There wasn't so much unnecessary vulgarity. The episode starts off with Garterbelt, the priest, waking up Panty and Stocking. Presumably when they're not being made to do something they're sleeping. In Panty's case she's sleeping with her boytoy of the day. I'm not sure what to think of Stocking falling from the second floor still sitting on the toilet, and her pee splashing onto Garterbelt's umbrella. But whatever. >:| Garterbelt introduces them to Daten High's Principal, who is apparently nameless and unimportant as he is old. Panty points out that he is old and depressing looking. After the Principal begs Panty and Stocking to help save his highschool from a ghost who is kidnapping highschoolers, they kick him around the chapel. They don't like uncool people. Also, the Gir-looking dog thing, Chuck, humps the Principal's unconscious body.
Oh god, a HIGH SCHOOL episode. And it IS everything I expected it to be, and worse. A very typical anime high school episode. Before leaving, Garterbelt reminds the two not to make themselves noticable to the school, and you know, being the "KURU", rebellious angels that they are, they do the complete opposite. I honestly think I like Garterbelt the most out of the main characters, which is really sad because he's barely even in the show.
Anyway the next morning at school we see the typical school hallway, with high school kids lingering around their lockers. Panty and Stocking decide to enter the school by crashing their car through the wall and entering the hallway that way. They're wearing school uniforms with the typical short skirts and white short sleeved button shirt complete with a tie. AND SHADES, which makes them look like a couple of TOOLS. They stroll obnoxiously through the hallway as everyone takes pictures of them. They don't notice. They're "kuru", and are used to this sort of thing. Panty then mentions that she never attended classes because school is a cheap pair of panties. This meaning not only is Panty a gigantic slut, she's an uneducated slut. After talking about this irrelevant subject about angel schools, a ginger kid covered in bees runs down the hallway. Panty says that it looks suspicious and shoots it with her pair of panties that she transforms into a gun. He crashes to the floor free of the bees, and then Panty and Stocking stare at him annoyed, posing like this.
|I enjoy this single shot of Panty. Though, they didn't have to put that stupid woman moan when it showed this frame.|
In ALL highschools...
We have this character, the "queen" of the school who everybody unquestionably worships for no other reason aside from the speculation that she is beautiful. There's always one. ALWAYS. This time instead of her flunkies surrounding her, they're CARRYING her. On a THRONE.
Come on, now...
In reality, she's just as much of an arrogant bitch as Panty is, except more "plastic" and less "kuru". The only thing this girl whores around for is attention. And she's much more obnoxious about her arrogance than Panty and Stocking, even though at some points that seems like an impossible feat. She's unrealistically annoying, and the high schoolers cheer for her after she says something as stupid as, "This school belongs to me, Queen Barby. Understood?" Yes, she is named Barbie. And she's wearing a FUCKING CROWN.
Panty simply yawns and indirectly insults Barby while pointing to her. Then they walk off because they're kuru. Of course, Barby is very upset by this.
And then we have the stupid fucking montage of Panty and Stocking being better at everything that Barby does, with some Miley Cyrus sounding auto-tune shit playing in the background.
Then after that cliche, a few nerds talk about how much better Panty and Stocking are than Barby and how they're the new queens. They throw away a bunch of Barby figurines (Because apparently the school has a figurine maker that has the time to sell figurines of a student that doesn't actually matter to anyone else besides the school) and replace them with new Panty and Stocking merchandise that they found... somewhere.
After that shit, we see a buff man teaching Sex Ed class, where he tells the Daten city youth that if they ever have sex in school, they'll die. Which made me laugh. Then he passes out condoms. Panty makes waste of hers by chewing it up and popping it like gum. The Ginger runs in showing on his Droid a picture of his kidnapped friends' bloodied locker, waving his arms wildly screaming about ghosts. It would have made sense to go to Panty and Stocking's class to report it to them if he knew they were ghost hunters. But he didn't know. So apparently his first thought upon seeing a bloodied locker is to find the nearest Sex Ed class. Anyway he goes out to the school grounds with Panty and Stocking searching for ghosts with a ghostbuster looking backpack. Panty and Stocking are very annoyed with him because he is uncool. They are then attacked by Barby, who, surprise surprise, turns out to be the ghost they were searching for. She's brainwashed her flunkies by putting insects on them. Once Panty and Stocking figure this out they begin shooting the insects off the students' heads. Soon after she's lost all her flunkies, Barby is defeated. The Ginger then foams at the mouth going crazy because he's found out that Panty and Stocking are ghost hunters. Panty ignores the uncool kid and looks over at the very cool football players, noting how big they are. The episode ends with Panty fucking football players. Hooray!
God, I'm tired already...
Episode 2B - Sex And The Daten City
[Before...] Oh god... that title... I KNOW this is going to be horrible.
Pfffttt... Where do I start? This completely made up for the vulgarity that was lacking in Episode 2A.
This episode is bland and tasteless to me. Basically what happens in this episode, is Panty and Stocking SOMEHOW have gotten into the movie business. At their premiere, Panty announces that it wasn't her first movie; after calling the announcer a cocksucker about 5 times anyway. She then pops in a video tape showing her "movie" which is, to no surprise at all, a porn. She brags about it for a long while until Stocking tells her that the knowledge of that film is going to get their movie cancelled. Panty then travels the world destroying every single copy in the world with the help of Stocking. They only keep a single cassette.
One thing I noted in this episode was that there were subtle hints of yuri mixed in for the fans to enjoy. At one point Panty is all over Stocking kissing her face, to which Stocking does the most suggestive looking sigh I've ever seen. And in this shot, where they get the tape, Panty says "We can watch it together sometime." Which almost blatantly hints at yuri.
But anyway, Panty then returns to her premiere, and decides that after Stocking helped her, she's going to cut Stocking completely out of their movie. She then shuns Stocking infront of the crowd, and continues her famous life. Stocking takes the cassette and uploads the movie to YouTube. The episode ends with some guy desperately grabbing a tissue. The End.
As you can see there's several things I don't like about Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt. It has so much unnecessary vulgarity in there, and obnoxious cliches. It's simply trying too hard. They attempted to make Panty and Stocking with opposite personalities yet both of them come off as massive tools to me. Stocking's a little more tolerable since she doesn't have that stupid shrewd accent that Panty does when she's angry.
It's like they were trying to make it so awesome that they ended up making it obnoxious. I love the art, I love the character designs.... I HATE THE WRITING.
But I'm going to continue keeping an eye on this anime to give it a chance.
I'll see you next episode. Have a nice night!