Just some guy living with aspergers discussing Japanese culture and media.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
This show looks like a delicious combination of FLCL, Dead Leaves and the Power Puff Girls.
Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt is the newest show from Hiroyuki Imaishi, the man behind Dead Leaves, Gurren Lagann, FLCL episode 5 and many other brilliantly kinetic, high-octane pieces of animation. The artwork is highly inspired by Genndy Tartakovsky-styled Western cartoons like Dexter's Lab, Powerpuff Girls, Samurai Jack and others as a result of lead animator and concept artist Yoh Yoshinari (one of the best living key animators in Japan who did tons of great work on Evangelion, FLCL, Dead Leaves, Gurren Lagann, Diebuster and many others) being a huge fan of that sort of thing. Each episode will be made up of two self-contained twelve-minute 'mini-episodes' in true nostalgic Cartoon Network fashion. The series promises creative and well done fight scenes, lots of immature sexual humor and pretty much everything else you'd normally expect from this staff.
The story (what little of it there is) focuses on two fallen angels, promiscuous Panty and generally rude and cake-obsessed Stocking, who were kicked out of Heaven and sent to take out evil demon-like "ghosts" on Daten City under the watchful eye of Father Garterbelt.