Ohayo! Hope you guys are doing great and staying safe. So we’ve got another fantastic episode review for you guys from our Anime REvisited pick; Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt! We’ve finally hit the beach episode, so let’s get started!
The angels hit the beach in this episode as they get the usual ‘hungry eyes’ looks from the guys who worship the ground they walk on. Garterbelt has his own little grill shack as we start to notice a patter between him and another character from South Park. (Yes there’s a HUGE reference in this show – even in the animation.) Brief shows up after picking up all of the meat for the girls, but in reality it’s really for Garterbelt. As Panty asks Brief to rub suntan oil on her body, a familiar red carpet appears as Scanty and Kneesocks once again make their presence known.
They then claim the beach that Panty and Stocking are on and asks them to leave, sadly, this is easier said than done. After multiple verbal insults both the angels and demons settle things with some 2-on-2 volleyball. Somewhere during the match there’s an animation shift to the aforementioned South Park style I was telling you about earlier. Then the game turned into an all-out war with both the angels and demons at a tied up score of 20-20; where the losing team has to get naked in front of the beach goers. Scanty and Kneesocks lose the match and now have to get naked – as if! They both pull out bottles of black liquid that creates ghosts as Scanty shoots the bottles causing the liquid to fall into the ocean. Suddenly all kinds of ghost sea creatures come onto the beach; from a ghost dolphin, to a ghost hammerhead, to even a ghost sea urchin.
While Panty and Stocking battle the ghosts; the demons make their escape, but not before shooting themselves in the foot (via Scanty), by activating the self-destruct button. Garterbelt made all the money he wanted, but not before getting crushed by a sperm whale ghost. The second half is a Stocking episode where she and Panty are looking for men to screw. Suddenly the gothic angel spots someone; who just happens to be a foul-mouthed ghost, causing her sister to gag like hell. Stocking tells Panty that she’s dating said ghost even though she’s majorly opposed to this relationship. Although the ghost kinda treats Stocking like crap at first, the two go on more dates and he starts to open up – much to Panty’s dismay.
Rumors start going around about Stocking’s relationship with the ghost as Panty got tired of it. Elsewhere Stocking tells her ghostly lover that she’s an angel; whose sole purpose is to kill ghosts like him, but she says she’s willing to give all of that up (and possibly a chance at going back to heaven or being an angel) just to be with him. Later on that evening she leaves the church as Panty decides to put a stop to this once and for all. Panty (disguised as Stocking) finds the ghost and points her gun to his head; telling him that he and Stocking are breaking up. However the real Stocking shows up and rips into her sister; telling her that she doesn’t know anything about love, but Panty fires back and tells Stocking nether does the ghost – but the ghost actually does love Stocking. He pulls out an engagement ring and asks Stocking to marry him while Panty hurls in disgust.
Garterbelt shows up to hold Panty down as the ghost places the ring on Stocking’s finger, but after doing so, it caused him to be cleansed as he tells her that she made him want to be a better man. After disappearing Garterbelt picks up the heaven coin and explains to the girls that there are ghosts who spend their entire lives without the love of another person. It just so happens that this ghost was one of them – a bachelor. While in her room Stocking hears Panty telling her that it’s time for them to kill some ghosts, and that she’ll even let her bang a few. The gothic angel mutters something along the lines of how much she hates her sister sometimes as she leaves to do another assignment. She kept the ring the ghost gave her as its hanging from the mouth of one of her stuffed animals on the shelf.
In a series as crazy as this there has to be at least one tender moment of true love, and it just so happens that Stocking was the best candidate. Compared to her sister she’s actually the most ‘likable’ and ‘least’ shallow in terms of what true love really means. It’s kinda cool Stocking got this moment to experience what true love really is and that like she said; has no restrictions. There’s a lot of us out there still looking, but I’m optimistic that there’s someone for everyone; and that we’ll find that significant other we’ve been searching for.
That’s it for now, and as always guys n’ girls; stay safe, stay united, and stay nerdy! 😉