Hi again! We’re back with (you guessed it) another episodic review from our Anime Revisited pick; Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt. Sorry, no Demon sisters or ghosts in this episode, in fact this one’s more of a calm-before-the-storm ordeal before things pick up and become a tad bit more serious. So without any more delay, let’s begin!
The eleventh episode kicks off with Garterbelt yelling at the angels about slacking off from their ghost-killing duties once again; as he lectures them on why they were kicked out of heaven in the first place. After the lecture was over, a ball gag fell out from underneath the sleeve of the preacher – as Panty was the first to spot it. Soon the girls hatch a plan to catch Garter in the act of him doing creepy bondage rituals by following him into a secret passageway behind the pulpit. While there the angels had to dodge and deal with several booby traps placed by the afro preacher, as they came across a room where they found a book placed on a pedestal right in the middle of the room. Panty assumes is a gay porn bible, but it’s actually Garterbelt’s diary. Stocking begins to read through it as it tells the story of Garterbelt’s origins; him growing up in the ghetto where he became an infamous drug dealer. (Insert “Gangsta’s Paradise” here.)
He had it all; women, money, power, and respect. He eventually became one of the most badass bosses in the game…until he lost his life at the hands of a rival gang. Now in heaven, knowing that he really should be in hell, Garter tells God that he doesn’t want to become a missionary. Well, that didn’t sit too well; so in response God forced Garterbelt to relive the origin of time from the Prehistoric era, through biblical times, and finally throughout the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and now (in 2010). So in a way Garterbelt’s kinky feelings towards bondage may have had to do with him living through time as an immortal. Eventually Panty and Stocking got tired of reading and made their way back, as Garterbelt revealed his hiding place while being tied up in bondage straps along with his ball gag from earlier. He then tells Chuck to begin the ritual as the green dog-like thing does just that.
The second half of the episode takes us into a slice-of-life moment from the upstairs living room of the church were we see Panty and Stocking watching TV. This half is pretty much nothing more than sitcom without a studio audience; where the angels complain about being hungry, Garter yells at them, so they find ways to entertain themselves until their food is ready. That’s pretty much the basis of this episode.
That will pretty much do it for this episodic review, so with only two episodes remaining will the big boss of Daten City finally be revealed? Will Brief play a significant role in the next episode? Guess we’ll have to wait and see! Until next post, stay safe, stay united, and stay nerdy! 🙂