Anime

Gainax Stops Pretending

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?You’re looking at Stocking (left) and Panty (right, the stars of Gainax’s newest anime series, titled Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt. I shit you not. It’s an anime about two girls with guns who apparently hunt ghosts — and speaking of guns, please note that Panty’s gun barrel is actually shaped like a pair of panties. If someone told me to imagine the most ridiculous Gainax fan service anime ever, I probably still couldn’t have come up with anything goofier than this, even after a month. But I guess that’s why Gainax makes the big fan service anime money, and I don’t. (Via Japanator)

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