Sunday, December 5, 2010

Panty&Stocking with Garterbelt Talk: Episodes 1-4

Well, it took over 6 weeks, but I finally (as promised) brought you my opinion on Panty&Stocking with Garterbelt episodes 1-4.

First things first, I love the art style of the show. It's like a mishmash of Jhonen Vasqeuz, Craig McCracken, Gorillaz, and some really weird Japanese artists. The music, all of it provided by m-flo composer Taku, is also fantastic. Few anime's soundtracks stick out for me enough to want to buy them, but this series is one of the rare exceptions. And Stocking is a pretty cool character as well, and quite cute.

It's just a shame the series revolves so much around Panty. She's simply not funny. You can only take so much of a girl whose dialogue consists of almost nothing but innuendo and double entendres. This wouldn't be so bad if she didn't take 70% or so of the screentime, but she does, and thus it is.

Despite this, I still am curious as to how this series will turn out. Rumors about the grape vine say that the show gets much better once the villains come in episode 6.

Let's see how true they are.

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