Otaku have been wondering why P.A. Works so assertively insists against showing pantsu in their ongoing series “Another” – instead resorting to unrealistically stiff skirts and a lacking sense of textile physics.
Several scenes has come to pass within Another, most notably from the latest episode of Another, where a pantsu shot, even ever so slight, would have been much more appropriate in place of what is actually shown – a skirt which sticks to the legs of the series’ female characters like a high powered magnet.
Don’t however make the mistake to think the inclusion of pantsu means the series has to become like the bra and panty packed anime “Highschool Of The Dead“, or anything of the sort – rather, Another should feature sensible and relevant sightings of female underwear akin to the diminutive and very rare sightings seen in Moretsu Pirates.
Only an episode or two of Moretsu Pirates thus far has had a scene of visible pantsu – and the character’s undergarment was not made a main focus at all. It was in the midst of an action which inevitably would expose her underwear from the right angle – and went hardly noticeable as the camera did not even emphasize it. While of course a series shouldn’t resort to blatantly exhibiting suggestive sights like our favored example of such, “Highschool Of The Dead”, a series also should not avoid such when the scene calls for it simply for the specific sake of excluding them.
Taking a look at the screencap above, pulled directly from Another’s latest affair, episode 11, our tsundere’s skirt attaches to her legs as if it were subjected to capillary action – this is not proper at all. Even if all that were visible were a void of shadowy black as seen in InuBoku SS, it would be far more fitting a sight so long as her skirt weren’t so protective of her crotch region.
Ideally, P.A. Works will see that this is fixed in the upcoming Blu-ray release.