Kneesocks (ニーソクズ, Niīsokuzu) was created for the Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt anime series that was produced by Gainax, directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi, and it originally began airing on October 1, 2010. She and the rest of the cast were designed by Atsushi Nishigori.
The manga adaptation of the Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt anime began publication several months before the airing of the first episode. This is a common practice of GAINAX to use a manga to promote a coming anime series. The manga is illustrated by TAGRO, and GAINAX is credited for the original story. It first began publication on August 4, 2010 in the magazine Kadokawa Shoten's Young Ace magazine. The collected volume was published in June 4, 2011.
Major Story Arcs
Powers & Abilities
Double Gold Spandex
Kneesocks' power is to alter the form of her knee socks into dual scythes called the Double Gold Spandex (ダブル・ゴールド・スパンデックス, Daburu Gōrudo Supandekkusu). She can combine these to create a double bladed staff. She can also use this weapon to boost the power of a normal ghost
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt (2010)
Kneesocks' first anime appearance in Panty & Stocking - Episode 6 "Les Diaboliques", which aired on November 5, 2010. She was voiced by the Japanese voice actress Ayumi Fujimura, and the U.S. dub produced by FUNimation is done by Cherami Leigh.