Invader Zim Creator Comments Gainax’s Gir Look-Alike

If you’ve never seen Jhonen Vasquez ‘s Invader Zim then don’t even try to talk to me. The show had a very short run on Nickelodeon, but it had built a substantial cult following. The Invader Zim creator recently caught an episode of Gainax’s new anime, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, and noticed that the show’s character Chuck bares a striking resemblance to his character Gir.

“Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt took Gir out of the whorehouse he was working in and gave him a new job! It’s nice seeing him get some work, but I gotta say it’s a bit on the simple side for my tastes, what with the fart and s***, but the ending is pretty ridiculous, and Gainax produces some of the only Japanese animation I can stand without wishing I was the drinking type, so I’m looking forward to more.”

I think you can say he took it pretty well. The comic book artist recently revealed on his blog that Invader Zim’s Nicktoons ratings were doing so well that the Nickelodeon execs were actually interested in possibly doing more episodes. Unfortunately, it does not look like it will be happening anytime soon, but Jhonen expressed that he is interested on expanding the series and to never say never.

Source: Anime News Network, Mindspill

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