Thursday, October 14, 2010

First Impression: Panty & Stocking - 01

Theme for Panty and Stocking by Hoshina Anniversary


I really enjoyed the first episode of this series. Like what I said on my tweet, it reminds me of Powerpuff Girls with a touch of green humour. The promotional poster and character design have mislead me into thinking that this is a kiddie show and after watching it, my mouth was left hanging with surprise mainly because of the antics of the characters and with the non stop action this show has delivered.

This show is actually like a western cartoon from it's character design, animation and episode format so I have the feeling that the plot will be quite simple.

Now let's go the animation style, all I could say that it was epic in my eyes since it's my first time seeing a Japanese anime take this kind of approach and still looked cool and very stylish. Oh I almost forgot to mention during Panty & Stocking's transformation, it was a nice idea to make them look sexy and in their full anime glory, it makes the audience crave for more their anime sexiness. I also have to note that the animators used a unique way of explosion during the end of every battle. Even though this series is in the ecchi-comedy genre, it doesn't disgust me like other shows with the same genre and I think that's because of the unique style of the show and how they delivered the green jokes.

The background music of this series is simply epic, it reminds me of the bgm of Gurren Lagann. The bgm varies and they are really catchy. The OP song was so-so didn't hate nor like it but the animation that accompanied that song was very stylish. I like the ED more than the OP it's really catchy and it sounds like a western song.

I actually had a chance to watch the 2nd episode and I think it's a lot tame and I'm a bit disappointed but I'm still looking forward for the next episode. I want more gun totting Panty and sword swinging Stocking and of course I want to laugh my heart out to the jokes and ridiculousness of this series.

Until then…

~ ja

Fallen Angel by Aimee B
I actually like the ED song more than then OP. A really catchy song and surprisingly it's in english

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