It doesn’t take much to see that GAINAX’s latest controversial offering, Panty & Stocking With Garterbelt, is referencing American cartoons at every corner possible. Aside from Chuck, who the creators said was a homage to Gir from Invader Zim, the entire show seems to be one elaborate parody of The Powerpuff Girls. The show even attests to this by including characters with the Powerpuff Girls’ faces in the show as cameos, hidden to most by spotted by the sharp-eyed. Some call it a fresh concept. Some call it an affront to American animation, an insult of Western Culture and perhaps, completely unacceptable to any normal person to watch.
However, it occurred to me that all that might just have been the point of Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt.