Panty and Stockings with Garterbelt (パンチイ＆ストッキングwithガータベルト-Pantei & Sutokinggu wizu Gaataberuto) is a Japanese anime series produced by Gainax studios. It was originally written by Omara and its manga run from August 4th 2010 to July 2010 and only had one volume. It was originally published by Kadowaka Shoten in Young Ace magazine. The anime on the other hand was directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi and run from the 1st of October 2010 t December 24th 2010 for a total of 13 episodes and one special episode.
The story revolves around the exploits of the Anarchy sisters; Panty Anarchy and Stockings Anarchy, angels who were exiled from heaven due to their misdemeanor and sent to Daten City – which is actually a pun on the Japanese word “Datenshi” (堕天使) which literally means “Fallen Angel”- a place located in between the borders of both heaven and hell.
The two were tasked in collecting an amount of Heaven’s Coins enough to get them back to heaven while under the guidance of reverend Garterbelt. And the only way for them to get Heaven’s Coins is by destroying Ghosts – Evil spirits that besiege the city. Together, they use their divine powers to transform their lingerie into weapons with Panty turning her panties into a pistol called Backlace (バックレ-ス- Bakkureesu) whilst her sister Stockings turns her stockings into a pair of katana called “Stripe I” (ストライプI – Sutoraipu Wan ) and “Stripe II” (ストライプII -Sutoraipu Tsu).
The series’ animation is reminiscent to most North American cartoons and is done using Yoshinori Kanada’s techniques that are usually associated with Hiroyuki Imaishi’s work. Panty and Stockings with Garterbelt also has a similar feel with Dirty Pair Flash which is a classic anime.