pani poni dash ova

Do you like asses and boobs? And schoolgirls in bondage? Of course you don’t. You’re the average sophisticated reader of blog好き, salivating everyday at midnight PST hoping for an intellectual discussion of anime and bass paizuri to pop up in your RSS feed. And don’t worry. There’s no asses, boobs, or schoolgirls in bondage in Pani Poni Dash OVA.


Zilch. Zippo. Nada. None.


But there is plenty of Mesousa. Also because Shaft loves sticking him in every chubbyhole they come across, I almost forgot that Mesousa is native to Pani Poni Dash. Mesousa is also patient zero for the swine flu.


And there is plenty of SS Becky. Is there a more hilariously moe Schutzstaffel guard possible than Becky-sensei?


I stand corrected. Ridiculously short skirt SS Becky.

(Why are all the guards pants-less? My gosh, they have surpassed Roy Mustang’s ambitions…)


Not sure if I miss this show or not. Frustrating at times to watch, mainly because you just know it could be a lot better, but then it gives you random moments like SS Becky. And all is forgiven.


Which do you think weight more? Becky’s hair, or the rest of Becky?


It’s almost been three years since my last Haruhi Suzumiya episode post. My last Pani Poni Dash episode post? Three and a half years. I have no idea what this means. Except it has nothing to do with asses, boobs, and schoolgirls in bondage. Which this post is not about.


Blah, Kiiro Vacances. Picking that as the OP over both Roulette * Roulette and Shoujo Q is like choosing to animate Munto and K-On! over Full Metal Panic and Haruhi Suzumiya. This item has nothing to do with the previous item…


Shaft is nothing but sight gags. It’s tolerable for something like Pani Poni Dash and Zetsubou Sensei, but, really, shows should be able to stand up on their own without them. I can only shudder to think of what Great Teacher Onizuka and Clannad would have become in the hands of Shaft.

(The flag is from an ill-fated Telegraph poll… you’ll be relieved to know that the “manga princess” lost to the Gurren Brigade.)


You just knew there was a Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei reference coming, much like how you just know I can’t go more than 500 words without bringing up a Kannagi reference, comparing anime characters to Final Fantasy characters, or ragging on what a horrible bromance-filled train wreck Gasaraki was.


Heat… ? Between Shaft and Production IG, they sure remember Hollywood movies from the 80s and 90s better than I do. I suddenly feel so insecure.


Part of me believes that Shaft employees spend more time browsing 2ch than actually doing their jobs. That part of me also believes that Sunrise’s writing staff was killed six years ago by a swine flu outbreak, and a sentient computer is now writing their scripts. Daisy daisy daisy…


The previous K-On! club.

(I rewatched Live Alive recently, and Haruhi says the word “Keion” like half a dozen times. Stratos and Bandai translated it to “rock music club.”)


Shaft is to cleavage shots as Sunrise is to Thunder God Cid-class mecha. They are kicking Kyoto’s ass in this department. Shizu gets a solid 24 out of 10. Yuuna maybe a 21 out of 10. Mio brings up the rear with a pedestrian 17 out of ten.

(“Plot, what plot? We’re doing 31 minutes of cleavage, bunny girls, and SS Becky. Fuck, we need a plot? We just blew our project time on cleavage, bunny girls, and SS Becky. Okay, how about ‘kick the can’?”)


For Rei… mmm… 20 out of 10. The sweat’s a nice touch, but not enough detailed tan lines.


I’ve got burnin’!

Only enrages me that we’re not getting any sort of sequel or conclusion to Prince of Darkness. Then again, if Fullmetal Alchemist can get remade, why not Nadesico?


Spiral power!

(Gurren Lagann‘s movie cuts out way too much compared to Eva. Darry and Rossiu and Kittan just appear randomly instead of being introduced. Simon overcomes the grief of losing Kamina way too fast. But they did sort out the beginning and gave us a cool Lord Genome segment. Though this is highly retconned since it was supposed to be Simon in the original episode one.)

(Stylistically, this episode borrows a lot from Eva. Shaft likes Eva…)


Though I wonder what would happen if Shaft animated Gurren Lagann instead… definitely Darry would be the one discovering the core drill, and Mesousa would replace Bonta. Nia would be an eight year old genius graduate from Columbia and MIT while Yoko would be trying to hang herself at every opportunity. Not sure if this is a bad thing.


I did enjoy all the bunny girl eyecatches. We need to do this with K-On!.

(Tsurugi reminds me more of Keima than Gendo Ikari. Sign of the times, sign of the times.)


I’m always happy to see more Pani Poni Dash. I can’t believe that it’s been almost four years since it first aired– maybe the similarities from SZS helped tie me over– but the OVA delivered exactly what I expected it deliver: tons of anime pop culture references, tons of fanservice, and one genius loli teacher.

13 Responses to “pani poni dash ova”

  1. “It’s almost been three years since my last Haruhi Suzumiya episode post.”


    Don’t make me tie you to a chair and force you to watch. It has meido in it! MEIDO!

  2. It has been too long since the last episode aired (December 25th 2005), too many things had happened since then…

    Is good to see that SHAFT still remembers Becky-tachi.

  3. <3 Ichijou


  5. I remember watching this with the pause button ready at hand for every second which as a result made a 20 min episode into a 30 min. episode.

  6. Pani Poni Dash…ahhhhh, the wonderful memories. Half the fun in watching Pani Poni is trying to find all the references. :) The other half is the cute girls in sexy poses. And the OTHER other half is Ichijou.

    I’m gonna go watch ’em again.

  7. Thunder God Cid-class mecha.

    .. Wait is that an FFT reference?

    Jason I love you man. (not like that, stop watching so many damn trap shows).

  8. Well…SHAFT knows how to do random, that is for sure. They also know how to draw breast (Rei!!!).

    I still could never figure out how the one girl was dubbed as “plain” with that body. About the only one in her class she’s inferior to is Rei.

    An Becky’s back. But for how long?

  9. Saki-nee wrote:


  10. I think we need some detailed commentary on the epic Yoko vs Adine cat fight though. And if the second movie has more lord genome that’s all to the good.

  11. Lmao, I forgot just how hilarious pani poni dash can be. I died every time ichijou was on screen although I was a little bit disappointed by the lack of the ichijou feast. They should really make a second season. It’s so much better than all the other stuff they do. Plus Becky’s yayaya’s were extremely missed.

  12. Touhou yukkuri in PPD? OMGWTFOTL

  13. The HEAT reference was awesome. Speaking of HEAT, its a little long winded but is a pretty good police films. Plus it has a kickass shootout scene that uses up god knows how many bullets.

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