Haters gonna hate.
It appears the PV for Panties and Stockings and whoever it is next has been recently released by Kadokawa’s Youtube Channel, the apparent accomplices of the likes of Gainax.
Personally, I didn’t get they added a remix trance of women’s orgasms starting from 37 seconds into the PV, it simply just got too annoying for my aching ears that I had to muted it throughout the PV. Animation isn’t much to be surprised with with the judgement of the teaser arts leaked everywhere earlier back, and it seems to be pretty good. Garterbelt seems pretty cool, expected him to be rather a small bossy grumpy old character, but that works. Perhaps this seems to be kind of a reference to Charlies Angels or wotnot.
In a way, Panty and Stockings reminds me very much so of the Powerpuff Girls, as everyone has stated, but with naughty stuff added in, Bubbles kicked out as well as the Professor going gangster, if you know what I mean.
According to 4chan (I seem to go to that place everyday now for my daily dose), the series will run for 26 episodes long. Only catch is, each episode is 12 minutes long, and will have 13 blocks lasting 24 minutes with 2 episodes each. Which is your typical children’s American cartoon show like Spongebob.
In fact, here’s a quote from a anon user, including spoiling summaries of the first four individual episodes;
Panty & Stocking info from NewType
26 episodes long… except they’re 12 minute episodes. The show will be aired as 13 blocks of 24 minutes with 2 episodes each. Staff and summaries for the first four episodes, aka: the first two blocks:
Episode 1: Ruthless Elimination
People are being eaten by a Ghost while in the bathroom. Panty & Stocking have to go into the nasty Daten City sewers to find this Ghost and destroy it.
Director, storyboard, script: Hiroyuki Imaishi
Animation direction: Nishigori Atsushi
Episode 2: Death Race 2010
Panty & Stocking have to fight against a gang of cycling Ghosts in a race of death.
Director, script: Masahiko Ootsuka
Storyboard: Hiroyuki Imaishi
Animation director: Sushio
Episode 3: The Bees’ Buzz
Panty & Stocking infiltrate a school to discover the secret of the disappearing students.
Director: Hiroaki Tomita
Storyboard: Atsushi Nishigori
Script: Hiromi Wakabayashi
Animation direction: Hirokazu Kojima
Episode 4: Sex and Daten City
Panty & Stocking are invited by a movie director to star in a movie about their Ghost-killing adventures.
Director, storyboard: Saeko Hiroshi
Script: Hiromi Wakabayashi
Animation direction: Shouko Nakamura
Overall, reactions to the PV and Panty and Stockings, as a series, is generally mixed from what I can tell from 4chan’s /a/, to the comments of the PV on YouTube (weird to see the view count still in its hundreds, surely it’d be at thousands, nor even ten thousands!).
Panty and Stockings air on Japanese airwaves on October 1st.