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The basic premise is Panty and Stocking are angels that have been kicked out of Heaven for bad behaviour and sent to the ghost filled city of Daten as a Form of punishment. They will be allowed to return if they collect enough tokens, which of course they get by killing the ghosts. They live with Garterbelt a priest who is kinda the team leader with his dog thing Chuck. Panty and Stocking are named after the garments that upon removal will turn into weapons, a pistol for Panty and a sword for Stocking. Oh I should mention that it is eluded to that the undergarments that are used for weapons once belonged to the Virgin Mary. So yeah. You can tell how the show rolls.
The first episode of Panty and Stocking is split into two smaller sections the first is called Excretion Without Honor and Humanity, here we are introduced very quickly to the characters; Panty is blonde and loves sex, Stocking is a goth girl and love sugary things, Garterbelt is an Afro sporting preacher and chuck is a weird zombie/alien dog. We are told there is a ghost using toilets to eat people as they poop, Panty and Stocking do some searching then near the end fight a giant poop monster which they defeat by undergoing a magical girl inspired striptease. The second section is just one huge euphemism for sex mostly focusing on speed vs technique. This is done with a speed-obsessed ghost that possesses a car, then a truck and finally ends up in a train. The second section is easily the better of the two but this because it doesn’t rely too much on poop jokes however there are still some good throwaway lines from background characters.
There is not much else I can really say about the show other than watch it. Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt feels like both a love letter to the insanity that can be found in anime and an absolute parody of it. When I looked down at my notes after my first (of many) viewing all I had written down was FUCK YES!!!