In a thrilling development that left anime enthusiasts buzzing with excitement, Studio Trigger took to the stage at Anime Expo 2022 on July 2 to announce the much-anticipated second season of the wildly popular Panty & Stocking With Garterbelt series. Although a new project had technically been teased back in 2016, there had been no substantial updates on this front in the intervening years, leaving fans on tenterhooks. Fortunately, the wait is finally over, as Studio Trigger unleashed a thrilling trailer for the forthcoming season that is sure to leave viewers eagerly anticipating its official release. Stay tuned!
Panty and Stocking Season 2 from Trigger. Showed a teaser trailer right at the end featuring new animation. Panty reforms from her cubed form and she and Stocking hold up two middle fingers. Season 2 baby, let's go!— Evan Minto / [email protected] (@VamptVo) July 3, 2022
Why Anime Fans Are Hyped For The Panty & Stocking Sequel Reveal?
In the realm of anime, few series have made as indelible an impact as Panty & Stocking With Garterbelt, which was produced by Gainax and directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi (known for Kill La Kill). Originally broadcast from October 1 to December 24, 2010, the show chronicles the adventures of Panty and Stocking, two fallen angels who have been tasked with hunting down demons under the supervision of the afro-wearing priest, Garterbelt.
Panty & Stocking is a hilariously over-the-top series that pushes the boundaries of eccentricity even further than previous Gainax shows like FLCL, Abenobashi, and Gurren Lagann. Its unique blend of gimmicks and innovative animation approaches, combined with an outstanding original soundtrack that features memorable tracks like Fly Away by TeddyLoid, make it a series that defies easy categorization.
As for my personal opinion, I believe the series is somewhat unbalanced, with certain episodes and scenes standing out more than others. As one anime blogger aptly put it, Panty & Stocking was “Too experimental, even for Gainax,” a sentiment that still rings true to me more than a decade later.
That being said, if you’re a fan of Studio Trigger and Imaishi’s work, and if you’re into the studio’s more niche and experimental shows like Turning Girls or Inferno Cop, then Panty & Stocking is definitely worth watching, even if its crude humor and imagery might not be for everyone.
A Quick History Of Studio Trigger And Its Gainax Origins
The director of Panty and Stocking With Garterbelt, Hiroyuki Imaishi, left Gainax in 2011 along with several other key members to create Studio Trigger, including scriptwriter Masahiko Otsuka and producer Kazuya Masumoto. This caused Gainax to lose most of its talent and it has been relatively inactive since then, despite holding the rights to the series.
However, in 2020, Studio Trigger acquired the rights to Panty And Stocking With Garterbelt and Gurren Lagann and has now officially announced a new season for PSG. This announcement is incredibly exciting for anime fans who have been following the medium since the late 2000s, and I am personally thrilled to see what this new season will bring.
In addition to this news, it’s worth noting that Studio Trigger has a Twitch channel that you might be interested in checking out.