The episode starts with a narrator, who explains that a gloomy city, named Little Tokyo, lies to the west of Daten City. He assures that in Little Tokyo, glum people can only seek glum happiness. The setting changes to an office in Little Tokyo, where an office worker is being scolded by his superior, who tells him that he must improve his sales in order to keep his job.
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt is a Japanese anime television series produced by Gainax. The series follows two angel sisters, Panty and Stocking, who were kicked out of Heaven for bad behavior and, in order to return, must earn Heaven Coins by defeating Ghosts, evil spirits that plague Daten City. The series was first broadcast in Japan on October 1, 2010 on BS-NTV. Internationally, the series was streamed online on Crunchyroll. A collection of animated shorts was included exclusively on the fifth Blu-ray Disc/DVD volume released on April 28, 2011. The show's music and themes are composed by Taku Takahashi of m-flo. The opening theme, \"Theme for Panty and Stocking\", is performed by Hoshina Anniversary while the ending theme, \"Fallen Angel\", is sung by Aimee B. Each episode's title is a reference to film titles, both Japanese and international. The series has been licensed in North America by Funimation, which was renamed to Crunchyroll by its current parent Sony.
Gainax, known for anime hits such as GUNBUSTER, DIEBUSTER, NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, TENGEN TOPPA GURREN LAGANN, FLCL and others has taken a huge creative chance with its latest television show, PANTY AND STOCKING WITH GARTERBELT. Featuring such Gainax talent as Hiroyuki Imaishi (DEAD LEAVES) and Hiroaki Tomita (GURREN LAGANN), the series seems bound for success regardless of the concept. Yet the end result as of episode 6 is that of a show that blends the humor and cartoon style of western adult animation, with the lightning quick and sometimes crazy animation of a Gainax production. Having debuted in America via Crunchyroll, the show has been hit with split opinions across the board. People generally seem to either love it or hate it. I happen to fall into the former category, constantly looking forward to the next streaming episode. Each thirty minute episode is split into two smaller episodes (reflective of its western cartoon inspirations) which rarely share any continuity between them. PANTY AND STOCKING follows the tale of two angel sisters, lustful Panty and her extremely gluttonous sister Stocking. These two loud angels work under a priest named Garterbelt, who sends them on missions to defeat evil ghosts in a metropolis called Daten City. The series rarely adheres strictly to this formula however, often changing things up and telling a story about the two sisters becoming movie stars or telling the tale of a salary-man trying to get an autograph. Undoubtedly no two episodes are the same, adding to its appeal.
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt is about two fallen angels called Panty and Stocking working for a black African-American afro-wearing priest called Garterbelt to exterminate evil Ghosts that plague the city of Daten. Panty is a blonde girl whose magical panties can turn into a ghost-slaying gun while Stocking is a long-haired goth whose stocking can transform into a long sword. Panty is also a nymphomaniac while Stocking is addicted to sweet deserts, so you can roughly guess what cardinal sins they were expelled from heaven for.
These events kick off Takt Op. Destiny's tightrope walk between comedy and high-flying action. Destiny and Takt are whisked away by a woman named Anna, who calls Destiny \"Cosette\" and claims to be her older sister. It's soon revealed that the trio is on a journey to play music, defeat the monsters known as D2s and make it to New York. After Destiny jets off to kill more D2s, the remainder of the episode includes endearing odd-couple bickering between Takt and Destiny, a fight recap in the style of Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, pianos flying through the air, moonlit recitals with explosive interruptions, Neon Genesis Evangelion style abominations and plenty of beautifully choreographed fights concluded by faces meeting asphalt.
The subversion of the first episode's humor does not end there. Anna's panic-fueled protectiveness of Cosette becomes warranted when it's revealed that Cosette is essentially dead, replaced by the living weapon Destiny. Destiny's gluttonous sweet tooth turns sour when Anna explains that her homemade tarte was the only thing that could break Cosette's anxiety over moving. Even Takt and Destiny's entertaining battle banter turns into deadly recklessness, with Takt writhing in pain as she passively devours his lifeforce. Each scene hammers the lesson home -- near-death fainting is not funny.
Still, Episode 5 seems to strike a new tonal footing. Destiny's single-minded pursuit of sweets prompts legitimately funny moments where she ponders eating a cactus or skewers a chocolate mousse to savor like a popsicle. The show drops hints at potential main cast expansions with the masterless Musicart Wakure (or Valkyrie), while creating tension with rival Conductor-Musicart pairs like Shindler and Hell. Many of these moments create a truce between sincere laughs and nail-biting action. Though it may not resemble the first episode's zany eccentricity, perhaps it reintroduces enough comic relief and mystery to strike a harmonious balance with the more somber drama.
To earn their way back into heaven, they must assist the priest Garterbelt in protecting Daten City from evil spirits. Panty does this by turning her panties into a pistol, whereas stocking can take off her stockings and turn them into two swords. However, the ghosts tend to be more than a little vile, with the first episode already starring a poop monster that causes everybody to unstoppably vomit. Every ghost is different and varies in competence, making every new episode a (disgusting) surprise.
Many people find themselves being down on the true final ending of the anime, but personally I can appreciate the random joke Gainax pulled at the expense of the viewer. There is also a bonus episode with a few extra shorts. 59ce067264