In September 2016, Eldur_380 from OtaCrew had a chance to speak to Gainax cofounders Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (character designer on Evangelion, FLCL, Wings of Honnêamise, Nadia) and Hiroyuki Yamaga (director on Honneamise, Mahoromatic, Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi). In this in depth interview, translated by Wave Motion Cannon, the veteran creators spoke about the state of Gainax, Honnêamise sequel Uru in Blue and more. Get the details after the jump.
On Thanksgiving weekend, Gainax West, the studio's new Kobe branch announced plans for new Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt projects. At the time, they teased more details later, with the promise "they are not pachinko. Not a pachislot. Not a social network game. Not Blu-ray." Well, more came today, and the new plans aren't pachi, games or discs. More after the jump.
MS Factory has continued their attention-grabbing series of Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt hug pillows with Briefs, who like lead angels is illustrated by animation director Hirokazu Kojima. There's also life-sized My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU kimono art curtains, pillow art by the legendary Leiji Matsumoto (Captain Harlock, Galaxy Express 999) and more.
Hirokazu Kojima, animation director and animator of the opening returned Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt for a pair of the hug pillows featuring the misbehaving angles. But, looks like this might not be the full extent of their resurrection. Gainax West, the studio's new Kobe branch, posted some familiar silhouettes with a teaser of more information coming soon.
About a month ago, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt returned. Not with a sequel, but with a Stocking hug pillow illustrated by Hirokazu Kojima, animation director and animator of the opening. If you were wondering when the other angel would drop, here she is. Today, MS Factory revealed the design for the companion Panty dakimakura.
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt is back... sortof... there's still no sequel, but there's a new hug pillow! Hirokazu Kojima, animation director and animator of the opening, has illustrated a stocking with the pre and post transformed angel from MS Factory. Get a look after the jump.
The fallen angels of Daten City are coming soon to a smart phone near you, thanks to a new set of digital stickers for the LINE mobile phone app. Hit the jump to check them out.
With folks like Hiroyuki Imaishi leaving Gainax for Trigger, a second season of Panty and Stocking with Galterbelt seems like a very remote possibility. On the another hand, merchandise is definitely a venue open to more P&SwG. Banpresto's Ichiban Kuji has brought back the Anarchy siblings for a new figure lottery that has kicked off in mid November. Get a look at the line-up after the jump.
It was a bit weird when Alter revealed that they would be following the May release of a 1/8th scale PVC figure of Panty & Stocking's Panty with a July release of antagonist Kneesocks rather than the Anarchy sister. Fear not, we've now gotten a look at the impressive Stocking PVC, due in September. Check it out after the jump.