Punch Line

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Synonyms: Punchline
Japanese: パンチライン
English: Punch Line
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 10, 2015 to Jun 26, 2015
Premiered: Spring 2015
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:55 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: MAPPA
Source: Original
Genres: ComedyComedy, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SupernaturalSupernatural, EcchiEcchi
Themes: Super PowerSuper Power, Time TravelTime Travel
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 6.901 (scored by 9492194,921 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #47252
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1029
Members: 233,433
Favorites: 637

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Synopsis

After escaping a bus hijacking with the help of masked superhero Strange Juice, Yuuta Iridatsu finds his soul separated from his body and in the care of a perverse cat spirit, Chiranosuke. As a spirit, Yuuta wanders around his residence, the Korai House, aiming to regain his body and observe the other residents: Meika Daihatsu, a genius inventor; Mikatan Narugino, a cheerful idol; Ito Hikiotani, a shut-in NEET; and Rabura Chichibu, a spiritual medium. After catching a glimpse of Narugino's undergarments, Chiranosuke reveals to Yuuta that he becomes exponentially stronger upon seeing panties. However, if he sees another pair while he is still a spirit, his power will cause an asteroid to crash into the earth, ending the world and killing his friends.

Punch Line follows Yuuta as he unravels the mysteries surrounding Korai House, its residents, and a villainous organization attempting to end the world. Will Yuuta be able to save everyone, or will the ever-present threat of panties result in their doom?

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"PUNCH LINE!" by Shokotan ♥ Denpa Gumi (しょこたん♥でんぱ組)
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"Honey Honey Honey (蜜蜜蜜)" by Ayumikurikamaki




Reviews

Jun 25, 2015
I had to write a review for Punch Line because the current score (7.11 as of 6/25/15) is far underrating this surprise favorite.

Punch Line is a show that many people dropped within the first few episodes and honestly, I don't blame them. It harbors an absolutely ridiculous premise and while the first episode is action-packed, the next four episodes focused more on (admittedly) lackluster comedy. However, those that stuck around to episode five got on a train ride with no stops.

The art and sound production were one of the main draws to the show for me and for many others that initially picked ...
Aug 8, 2015
Mixed Feelings
(This has been adapted from my blog/reddit thread. Spoilers ahead!)

Carl Sagan, a famous physicist, once said, “Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” Whether we are conscious of it or not, our lives are filled with numerous instances of us simply trying to survive. Having a healthy diet keeps our body working well whereas wearing a seatbelt in a car provides immeasurable safety. Even something as simple as looking both ways when crossing the street could potentially save our life. We do these things – increasing our chances to live – because we do not want to die. Sounds rudimentary, but there is not ...
Jun 28, 2015
Have you ever been at a modern art exhibit and felt like the artist just threw paint at the canvas? Many around you proclaim that it's "original," " bold," or "expressive," while they point at the rectangle of incomprehensible shapes and sloppy paint. While they might see something praiseworthy, from where you're standing, it looks like a kindergarten arts and crafts project, where the kids ate a little too much Elmer's paste.
Punch Line gives me that feeling, but instead of paint being thrown randomly at a canvas, we have themes and concepts instead. It felt like the creators just threw a bunch of ideas into ...

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