Sunday, January 9, 2011

[Ended] Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt: Awed

Take one of the most crude ideas/concepts that originated in the western world (more specifically, America), hand them to a group of Japanese anime creators. They then in turn would pull out the most derogatory parts, magnifies them about 10 million times of its original size, then stuff it back into the same package. The result? Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt.

While the story is mostly just nonsense made up mainly with parities from western pop cultures, I can't help to notice some crafty cleverness, including a somewhat crafty plot that actually utilizes some anchors that left in the story early on that you would not think it has anything to do with the overarching plot line. Depending on how much you actually could take this derogatory nonsense, I think it's actually pretty fun to watch, not in an intellectual way though.

Final scoreboard:

Drama: 80 (Crude)
Comedy: 82 (Lewd)
Action: 80 (2 dimensional)
Art/Animation: 80 (Very 2 dimensional, lol)
Sound/Music: 88 (Love the music)
Character: 86 (Highly offensive)
Plot: 80 (Got some clever parts)
Ending: 88 (?!)

Re-watch value: N/A

Overall: 83 - Awed

You either love it or hate it, and there is nothing in between. That's the type of anime Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt is. Personally, I though it's actually quite fun. Grant it I'm actually watching it in the background while I'm doing something else. Nevertheless, I enjoyed it. But that doesn't mean anybody else would enjoy it. You really have to make your own judgement for this one.

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