Information on many of the new series airing this fall in Japan have begun to reach the internet in the past weeks and news for Gainax’s upcoming Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt is no exception.
The cast list has been announced:
Arisa Ogasawara as Panty
Mariya Ise as Stocking
Hiroyuki Yoshino as Briefs
Kouji Ishii as Garterbelt
Takashi Nakamura as Zipper
A trailer for the series is being shown at various special events and conventions in Japan to largely positive reviews. Sadly, I haven’t been able to find a video of it online yet.
The most exciting announcement for the series so far though was made at a 10th anniversary party for the FLCL OVA series which is that director Kazuya Tsurumaki will be directing and storyboarding an episode of Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt.
This is awesome news as the director helming Panty & Stocking (Hiroyuki Imaishi) previously worked on Gainax’s Gurren Lagann so the idea of him teaming up again with the FLCL director is totally excellent.
More information (and hopefully the trailer) later.
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt airs this October in Japan.