When there's something strange in your neighborhood, who ya gonna call? No, not the Ghostbusters. Call on Panty & Stocking, the two fallen angels Heaven-sent to clear the surface world of Ghosts – creatures spawned from mortals who met gruesome deaths. At least, that's what they'd like you to think. In reality, they're gun-toting, sword-wielding femmes fatales who lay waste not only to the evil of Daten City, but to all its bachelors and candy treats too. With a healthy dollop of collateral damage and full-frontal nudity, they always manage to save the day. If they can be bothered, that is...
F City, F Prefecture: the battleground where good and evil have finally chosen to decide once and for all who will rule the world…or at least that's the general idea! Neither side seems up for the task, as surviving the brutality of everyday life is enough of a chore. On the side of evil is the organization of Across, its only member the loudmouthed and abrasive Excel who struggles just to put food in her stomach; on the side of good, three disenfranchised, unemployed bachelors whose only pursuit in life is romance. Add in alien invasions, jungle warfare, and Mexican immigrant laborers to Japan, and this war doesn't seem likely to be ending soon!
Where Excel Saga is a parody set in Japan, P&S can be described as parody set in the US. Their main characters are both a set of girls with opposite personalities who must complete a series of tasks.
Satsuki and Keichiro are new students of the haunted Amanogawa Elementary School - a school where their late mother attended as a child. Soon they meet the perverted Hajima Aoyama and #1 spirit researcher Leo Kakinoki, and thus their ghost hunting group is formed! WIth the help of Satsuki's mother's ghost diary and the crafty wiles of Kaaya, a cat that has been possessed by the demon Lord Amanojaku, the gang will seal away ghosts in order to rid Kaaya's body of Amanojaku and save the day. Can the four friends manage to seal away toilet ghosts, deadly nurses, creepy dolls and a variety of supernatural phenomena, all while passing their classes?
Very VERY crude humor. Typical Western humor and very "American": P&S mimics "American"-style animation, and Ghost Stories English dub script was changed for a comedic one. Both have a ton of sexual references and sexualized jokes (not necessarily physical ecchi). If you like American shows like South Park or Family Guy, and if you appreciate this type of humor...watch them. They can be rather hilarious in many instances.
Satoshi and Arumi have been friends since early childhood, but now Arumi's family is moving to Hokkaido, deeply upsetting her long-time friend. However, when Arumi's grandfather accidentally breaks the pelican statue atop his restaurant, the duo find their world turned upside down and not quite as they left it. From a fairy tale kingdom, to kung fu China, to the prehistoric age and everything in between, Arumi and Satoshi can't quite seem to figure out where they are, or better yet, how they can manage to get home to their own Abenobashi Shoutengai!
Most everyone has heard of Gainax's Panty & Stocking, but less well-known is its predeccessor, Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi. Fans of either show would do well to look into the other: both are madcap comedies heavily influenced by Western animation, with elasticated animation styles. Both share a similar sense of crass humour and elements of ecchi that are played to the point of parodic. In short, Panty and Stocking owe a lot to Abenobasi, and if you like one, you'll more than likely find the other worthwhile.
A heartless and greedy group named Panther Claw is terrorizing the city, in hopes of achieving a device that will give them all the luxuries they desire. Panther Claw is too much for the Japanese police force to handle, but luckily a new hero has arrived: Cutie Honey! Honey Kisaragi is an android created by Professor Kisaragi, whom also claims to be her father. However, Cutie witnesses the death of her father and she swears revenge. With a touch of her collar, she is able to disguise herself as Cutie Honey - a fearless warrior fighting for love!
If you enjoyed the zany, screwball and strongly ecchi minded humour and the pastel bright colours... and with a crazy sexpot girl running around fighting silly villains as there are ridiculous amounts of police smashing their cars all over the place... well, either Gainax offering provides more of the same.
Once a popular all girls' school, Ousai Private Academy is now co-ed due to declining birth rates. Takatoshi Tsuda, a boy newly attending Ousai solely because of the proximity to his house, is quickly forced to become the student council vice president and male representative of the school by president Shino Amakusa. Now looked upon as nothing more than a filthy pig by his female peers, Takatoshi must cope with learning about a whole new side of the opposite gender, hearing plenty of dirty sex and period jokes along the way!
At first glance, these two series look completely different, but both of them have the same kind of humour, and if you thought one was funny and you liked it, you will think the same of the other.