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Stocking
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Full Name Stocking Anarchy
Kanji アナーキー・ストッキング
Rōmaji Anākī Sutokkingu
Race Angel
Demon (unconfirmed)
Gender Female
Occupation Ghost hunter
Student (formerly)

Commercial actress (formerly)
Movie star (formerly)

Hair Color Navy (outside)
Pink (inside)
Eye Color Cyan
Weapon Stripes I & II
Relatives Panty (sister)

Judgement (mother)
Granny (grandmother)

First Appearance "Excretion Without Honor and Humanity"
Voiced By JP: Mariya Ise
EN: Monica Rial[1]


You wouldn't even be able to comprehend my refined tastes.

—Stocking

Stocking Anarchy[2] (アナーキー・ストッキング Anākī Sutokkingu, transliterated as "Anarchy Stocking") is the titular co-protagonist of Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt. She is the younger of the Anarchy sisters.[3] Her name is derived from the object she is able to weaponize.

Appearance[]

Stocking is of moderate height. She has very pale skin and her hair is a dark blue Hime cut that has a pink underside, tied with a blue bow in the back. She has light blue eyes with prominent lower eyelashes, and she always carries an apathetic, deadpan expression on her face.

Stocking's age isn't specified, but she's said to be over 500 years old.

Outfit[]

Human form[]

Stocking dresses in a dark-colored, gothic lolita style. In her human form, she wears a black short dress with puffy sleeves and a white laced underside. Underneath the dress, she wears a white collared blouse with a blue western bow-tie, along with a large blue bow which is tied backwards around her waist. She wears blue-black stripped stockings and a pair of black loafers.

In season 2, Stocking's appearance is slightly altered. Her hair has a gradient which fades from pink to purple. The color of the bottom stripes of Stocking's hair were also changed from pink to purple.

Angel form[]

In her angel form, Stocking wears a radiant, light-colored outfit. She wears a white strapped dress tied around with a silver corset. On her hips and chest are light blue hearts adorned with a bow. Her dress has a frilly, puffy sheer underskirt and her stockings are, unlike in her usual form, cut at the bottom (more so like leg warmers). She wears silver open-toed heels with cross-shaped straps on them. Like Panty, she has white cherub wings on her back.

Personality[]

Stocking is a levelheaded, lazy, but intelligent girl, though she can be rude if provoked, especially towards her older sister, Panty, or when she is not able to get the treat she wants. Stocking also possesses a cynical, cold and sardonic demeanor.

Stocking does not share Panty's obsession with sex. She shows interest in somewhat masochistic sexual ideas (although her sexuality is not an important part of her personality; any potential fetishes change her character very little). This is ironic since she constantly insults the demon sisters and Corset, by calling them 'BDSM loving freaks'. Stocking claims she has very special standards in men, and would rather have a genuine relationship than a one night stand. She strings men along not wanting them to believe she is 'easy', but would never cheat on someone she truly loves. However, she has been shown to have a very strange and twisted vision of what being attractive is, but she also seems to judge people by what's on the inside instead of out.

Like her sister, Panty, who represents Lust, Stocking represents Sloth with how her passions are only brought out in extreme situations or when Panty is picking on her. Stocking seems to be obsessed with food and sweets just as much as Panty is obsessed with sex, her favourite hobby is trying different sweets and delicacies from both Heaven and Earth, but seems disinterested in engaging with the rest of the world around her. Although Panty lets her obsession for sex control her to the point of not doing her job as a ghost hunter, Stocking is seen to be more self-aware of her obsessions and doesn't let her laziness/slothfulness get in the way of doing her job, which allows her to defeat enough ghosts to be allowed back into Heaven.

Stocking hates spicy food, just as much as Panty hates sweet food. She does not get along with Brief, either. Stocking is sometimes overshadowed by Panty when in larger audiences, such as "Sex and the Daten City" and "1 Angry Ghost". She is almost always seen carrying around a plush cat, Honekoneko (named "Bone Kitten"), whose expressions often match Stocking's mood. She loves Honekoneko dearly and won't let anyone touch him. She is sometimes referred to as a big boobed angel warrior hottie. Like Panty, she is considered to be attractive by many men and women.

Abilities[]

To prepare for battle, Stocking removes her stockings, to which she can transform into a pair of katanas. They are known as Stripes I & II, and can be attached at the base of the hilt. It's safe to assume she can form other blades as well, considering the range of weaponry at Panty's disposal. Stripes I & II are able to hurt any spiritual being, such as angels, demons and ghosts.

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Stocking during transformation.

Stocking displays a supernatural proficiency with her katanas. This includes the ability to spin the blades fast enough to effortlessly deflect bullets, the ability to send out razor-sharp slicing waves by swinging her weapons, and the ability to spin like a top with her swords extended to damage everyone around her. It has been stated by Garterbelt that, contrarily to her sister, she emphasizes skill over power.

Relationships[]

Patrick Fagry[]

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Stocking dates Patrick for the first time.

In "Ghost: The Phantom of Daten City", Stocking, while helping Panty find new men to sleep with, saw the ghost hitting on a few girls, and immediately went to talk to him. He was rude to her, stank, and was generally a very unpleasant person. However, Stocking fell completely in love with him, and even told Panty that she felt like she had been born for the sole purpose of meeting him. That afternoon, Stocking prepared several sandwiches to him. He told Stocking that they tasted like crap though, but Stocking didn't seem to care, accepting and even liking most of his flaws.

9b-16

Patrick proposes to Stocking.

They dated many times after that; going to a theme park and skating. Several media started criticizing Stocking for dating a ghost, and Panty, after reading a headline about her sister and her ghost boyfriend, finally decided to talk to Stocking. However, Stocking didn't listen to her, but her insecurities of being an angel finally arose. That night, she confessed to him she was an angel, and that one of her duties was to dispose of ghosts. She also told him she was willing to forsake her duties as an angel, in order to be with him. Stocking then decided to leave the church and abandon her job as a ghost hunter to be with Patrick.

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Patrick is purified.

After seeing her sister leave, Panty tried killing Patrick off, but Stocking stopped her. She told her she couldn't understand her feelings because she had never fallen in love before. Panty told Stocking that the ghost didn't love her back, but the ghost told her she was mistaken, and proceeded to propose to Stocking with a ring. However, before Stocking could accept, the ghost started glowing, and eventually levitated and disappeared. Garterbelt explained the ghost had been purified for falling in love with Stocking.

The songs "CHOCOLAT" and "Milky Way", both sung by Stocking's Japanese voice actor, Mariya Ise, are meant to represent their relationship.

Panty[]

Panty is Stocking's older sister. Despite her younger age, Stocking is smarter and more laid-back compared to Panty. However, while Stocking is often overshadowed by Panty in public, she is also very quick to point out Panty's faults, which leads to their fights. She hates Panty's sex-filled lifestyle, calling her a whore in "Nothing to Room". Despite her and Panty's fights, they are still very close with each other.

Garterbelt[]

Much like Panty, Stocking also doesn't like Garterbelt because of his aggressive behavior towards the sisters. While she doesn't argue with Garterbelt as much as Panty does, she still does argue with him a lot. In "Bitch Girls: 2 Bitch", Panty and Stocking didn't seem to care at all when Garterbelt (temporarily) died.

Sweets[]

Throughout the series, Stocking either eats or mentions wanting to eat a variety of sweets, including:

Trivia[]

  • Stocking's appearance and theme may be based off of Marie from Marie & Gali. Like Stocking, Marie is also a girl who enjoys food, has a plushie animal and wears Gothic Lolita styled clothing. She also bears a resemblance to Feli from Sega's Puyo Puyo series.
  • Given how Drawn Together was said to be one of the hugest inspirations for the show, particularly the humor, it may be possible that Stocking’s character was inspired by the character, Toot Braunstein. Both are gluttonous and are often depicted as the “punching bag” of fat jokes. They also wear black and white dresses and have an “old school” type of style. Toot being a parody of the rubber-hose era of animation and Stocking being a gothic lolita as lolita fashion is based on Victorian clothing. Stocking is also meant to be the “cuter” one of the sisters and Toot is meant to be a bit of a “cute but psycho” type of character. Although Toot is seen as frequently “ugly” and Stocking much less frequently so.
    • While it certainly just could be there to add to her gothic and lolita look (or doubly add so), Stocking is the only main character to have vertical, doll-like, short more stylized eyelashes while the other main girls have horizontal and less stylized eyelashes. This specific design choice could have potentially been inspired by Toot’s own appearance.
  • According to the creators, Stocking is meant to be “the perfect mix of Gothic Lolita and Sweet Lolita”. Although, most people just focus on her being gothic.
  • Stocking’s more stylized eyelashes are often confused for being eyeliner from some fans and/or viewers, but given her appearance in style shifts, as style shifts will also illustrate if a character had makeup (such as Panty’s eyeshadow), it makes it more clear she just has stylized eyelashes.
  • In "Catfight Club", Stocking admitted to sleeping with one of Panty's partners, one she refers to as the Gym Rat, confirming that she is not a virgin herself. Although, Stocking may have said this just to anger Panty.
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    A poster for the second season, which features a large creature that resembles Stocking.

    In "Bitch Girls: 2 Bitch", Stocking cuts Panty into 666 pieces and states she is a demon. Many people debate if this was simply a gag or if she is truly a demon.
    • Some believe that Stocking is still an angel because Stocking's weapons, Stripes I & II, still had a blue and white color scheme at the end of "Bitch Girls: 2 Bitch". This may indicate that she's possibly still an angel, due to the weapons of the demon sisters, Scanty and Kneesocks, having a yellow and black color scheme. In several promo visuals for season 2, it is not implied that Stocking is a demon.
    • On the other hand, others believe that Stocking is actually a demon due to several references and allusions. The manga, Cemetery Hills, continues the story after the first season in its lone chapter, “Geekboy Homecoming”. At the end of the chapter, Stocking is seen levitating over a pentagram as Garterbelt, Scanty, and Kneesocks watch on. In a poster for the second season posted by Gainax in 2011, a massive ghost-like creature which resembled Stocking was seen destroying Daten City. Also, Stocking and the demon sisters use two weapons while Panty usually uses a single weapon. The name of Panty's weapon also lacks the numerical theme that is seen in the names of Stocking, Scanty, and Kneesocks' weapons. Furthermore, in a teaser for the second season by Trigger in 2023, the cut-up pieces of Panty all come back together to form Panty, indicating that the events of "Bitch Girls: 2 Bitch" are indeed canon. Finally, Stocking has worn a corset in both her human and angel forms, which just happens to be the name of the demon sisters' boss. However, if she is in fact a demon, she would be the only demon whose skin color resembles that of a human.
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    Panty and Stocking in Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

    Her cat plushie, Honekoneko, can be used as a flamethrower, as seen in "If the Angels Wore Swimsuits".
  • Panty and Stocking makes a cameo in the manga, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.
  • While it is implied that Stocking is straight, there is a scene in "High School Nudical" in which Stocking slaps several girls' breasts similarly to how Panty was slapping several boys' penises, implying that Stocking may be bisexual.
    • In the Manga Strip series, Stocking has sex with various male and female characters in different chapters, including her own sister, Panty. Although, it is unknown if the Manga Strip series is canon to the anime. Unlike their rivals, Scanty and Kneesocks, the Anarchy sisters do not have any sort of incestuous relationship in the anime.
  • The girls seen in the music video for TeddyLoid's 2014 song, "ME!ME!ME!", have designs that are based off of Stocking.
    • TeddyLoid was also the main producer for the Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt soundtrack albums.

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