Gainax's new anime is about panties and stockings

4:48 PM on 05.05.2010
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If there's anything you can rely on Gainax for, it's that you can expect some weird-ass projects coming out of that studio. From brain-melters like Evangelion to romance series like KareKano to robo-maid comedies like Mahoromatic to a show about kids in kindergarten, Gainax is nothing if not diverse.

And it's about to get even more so, as their new project, announced just after a Gurren-Lagann Parallel Works event, is apparently about panty-stockings. Y'see, it's called "Pansuto", a Japanese loanword for hosiery.

I'm hardly one to deny the appeal of things that cover lovely ladies' thighs, but we don't know much about it beyond that. Except one big thing, namely that a bunch of veterans from the team that made Gurren-Lagann will be working on it, including direction, character design, and concept art.

This is likely the same anime project that Gainax was recruiting for, which means it could be set in Great Britain between 1900 and 1930. We need more details! What the hell is it going to be?

I previously suggested a steampunk remake of Evangelion. Now I'd bet it's a steampunk reboot/origin story starring Mari Makinami Illustrious, the new character from Evangelion 2.0. How do I know? Sadamoto remarked that Mari "was designed to look British". And she wears stockings and thigh-high stocks, too. 

Well, either that or turn-of-the-century Chu-Bra.

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