secretanonletch asked:Of course there's times when it goes completely the other way. Najica Blitz Tactics is an ANime almost certain to make you actually sick of panty shots.
Doraemon - Episode 126
Another one from Dr. Slump, episode 26.
Like I said. Plain ridiculous.
There’s that too of course. Don’t even get me started on Inuyasha. That crud is just plain ridiculous.
I really don’t know but I have a theory it may just be a stupid gender double standard. I know a lot of old American cartoons where panty shots were anything but rare (see Little Audrey and Little Lulu). Apparently there (was) a trope for that called Innocent Panties. Nowadays usually when boys are in their underwear or even naked it’s usually played for laughs and looked over, but if it happens to a girl then it’s automatically sick perverted filth. People have sexualized the panty shot to the point where animators don’t want to even bother with them, but see there’s a difference between reasonable panty shots and gratuitous panty shots.
This is a reasonable panty shot. She slipped on some water and now she’s falling back. Obviously that would cause her skirt to flip up. Why go with the Magic Skirt trope here? Also notice the camera isn’t focusing solely on her panties and the lack of detail in them?
This on the other hand is a gratuitous panty shot. And even though I like it in the long run it was pretty uncalled for. The camera’s like dead centered in between her legs and not only that but you can clearly see the detail in those panties as well as the fact that she has a cameltoe. A panty shot is no more sexual than a boy in his briefs is. It all depends on how it’s presented. Compare the two and tell me which one is more sexual.
And even if you find the first one to be sexually appealing (or disturbing) that’s fine but in the long run that wasn’t its intention as opposed to the second one. I’d like to see a real woman (I’m avoiding the term “girl” as not to create unfortunate implications) in a skirt slip on some water and her skirt defies the law of gravity. I’m all for cartoon logic but a little realism never hurts which I feel the first one was doing opposed to trying to turn you on like the second one. I don’t think I’ve seen a family-friendly American cartoon that had panty shots for the sake of fanservice. If anything they’re usually there because the situation called for them.
Magic skirts are lazy and suck. Some people just happen to find those panty shots sexually appealing and that’s their business so it shouldn’t stop just because of that. Hell some people find stuff like this sexually appealing but do you see animators stopping those kind of scenes because of that? Look at the Steven Universe episode “Frybo” and there’s your answer. So it may just be a mix of a sign-of the times and animators just wanting to cut corners hentai-freak-87 but as a panty shot lover I sure as hell wish they would have more.
I’ve seen too many characters who are panty shot magnets but never get any like Kimby from Clarence or Goldilocks from The 7D.
Jun Hono from great mazinger episode 15
Panty shots from various girls and a teacher from The Daichi’s - Earth Defense Family Episode 1. See the rest that didn’t make into the post here.
A pantyshot from Molly.
Screenshot from Angora Napkin, episode “Abra-Cadaver”.
Yui Kamishiro and Mai Kamishiro from Jushin Ryger/Liger (獣神ライガー, 1989-1990) episode 21.