If anyone was expecting Panty and Stocking With Garterbelt to slow down its sexual jokes and sexual references that it’s become very famous for, then boy oh boy, are you going to be very upset with Episode 3 of Panty and Stocking With Garterbelt.
Although I found the previous episodes of Panty and Stocking more comedic than this current one, I was very happy to see more attention and fan service positioned on Stocking because I’ve felt she has previously been overshadowed by Panty a bit too much in the series. Also, because if you haven’t noticed by now, I’m much more of a fan of Stocking than Panty. The strange thing about the first half of this episode is that it actually contains a lesson this time around - Sisters will fight, but together they are the best demon ass kicking team ever! We also now know that Stocking’s boobs are most likely bigger then Panty’s because she has a very awesome body fat system that stores all her fat gained from sweets into her boobs (I’m sure every woman in the world is jealous of Stocking at this very moment). Important information, right? You bet your ass it is.
The fight over the pudding was kinda stupid but I love Stocking too much to whine about her love for sweets, and I suppose the episode needed some kind of plot starting device for the episode to continue. The episode leads the sisters to split up over the pudding fight, and also leads them to a race to find the demon kidnapping people by themselves. Stocking, which heads out first, finds the demon first..or well actually, the demon finds her first by disguising itself as red riding hood and tricking our innocent Stocking into a dark lonely alley. There’s also a little jab at Japan with the Loli boom, seen as the red riding hood girl would attract older men. Ah, Japan! Your culture is so very interesting!
It wasn’t much of a surprise when we find out it was actually a demon in disguise, BUT what was a surprise was that our little innocent Stocking is into the freaky stuff! Yes, our beloved Stocking likes it rough and actually enjoys the whip pressed tightly across her body (I also errhm, enjoyed it myself a bit too…Bondage ftw? >_>). We get a very nice, more detailed, anime close up of the err…lasso-ing of Stocking and some witty banter from the demons.
Unfortunately, Panty has to show up and release Stocking from the grip of the demons. Such a shame. After a decent ass whooping from the demons, the girls decide to put their differences aside for the moment (morale of the episode) and give the demons their much needed pay back. Never fill up Panty and Stockings anger meter, bad stuff happens if you do. I’d also like to add: Very nice taste in bras, Stocking. Very nice taste. :) Not much really goes on in this half of the episode, so I don’t really have much to say besides the love for Stocking fan service.
With a reference to “Saving Private Ryan” the second half of episode 3 of Panty and Stocking is going to be one of the most controversial and most remembered episodes of them all. I can fully understand why this episode just barely escaped censorship in Japan, and why America might never see this anime broadcasted in American television. The old saying of “Every time you masturbate, a baby dies” comes to mind while watching the second half of this episode. I already knew that the sperm life wasn’t easy, heck, a human male releases millions of sperms in one shot and all of them but just one survives the quest to the egg, but I never realized the ongoing fight between: Sperm and Tissue Paper.
With the clash of penis tides, and the harsh weather climates, the sperms view of D-Day is very much shown to be a great turmoil. If the giant vagina hill of pubes doesn’t get you to go “Wtf” then I honestly have no idea what will. It actually did take me awhile to figure out this was actually the life of a sperm seen through a “Saving Private Ryan” parody, but when I did, boy did I laugh. I’m not sure how Gainax managed to get this thing aired but it did.
With tissue companies suddenly having trouble producing enough tissues, the world goes into mass chaos. Even our very own black priest, Garterbelt, goes insane without the ability to uhh…extinguish his demons. Why his afro grows massive in size and releases his load of …. demons, I don’t understand, but it did manage to make me laugh. The amount of sperm used in this episode was fairly disturbing and made me kind of sick. Panty and Stocking are then tasked by the heavens to go and help save the tissue companies and get them to start producing all over again. Kind of ironic for the heavens to ask them for such a task, no?
If you masturbate, you technically do kill babies, as proved by this episode of Panty and Stocking. The evil spirits that have stopped the Tissue company are pre-mature ejeculated sperm who’s mission was to stop the use of the evil General Scotty!(Tissue Brand) It is here we learn our little Stocking most likely swallows, as she shows much interest in keeping one of these little spirit sperms as pets (Her innocence is forever gone now! D:). Panty and Stocking annihilate the the sperm spirits and save the tissue company, leading to a happy, yet, disturbing ending. As for the sperm, it seems they’re objective to reach Vagina mountain is close but yet so very far; they’ve encountered a new stronger enemy besides the tissue: Condom. (Lmao).
Although I didn’t chuckle as much as the last episode, I very much loved the play on parodies and jokes with the sperm. The first half of the episode was very much tamed compared to the second half, which pulled no punches. I’m still very surprised this episode even managed to air in Japan, with the very detailed images of a vagina and all, which is almost impossible to miss. Although this show is still not for kids, it’s very much for people who don’t mind this kind of humor, and that suits me just perfectly fine. I’ve enjoyed the series so far and will continue to review it. One thing I enjoy about Panty and Stocking is that it never leaves me with nothing to discuss about in the reviews. 4.0 rating for being the first anime to pull of sperm jokes like this.
P.S: Due to an over amount of schedule time in my real life, I will not be covering Star Driver. I’m happy to say that fellow writer Typenights will be covering it though. Sorry to those who were awaiting episode 2, but I’m sure Typenights will do a fine job. :). I will continue to follow Panty and Stocking and Togainu No Chi.