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
Theme: Super PowerSuper Power
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.941 (scored by 8900689,006 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #41482
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #906
Members: 215,559
Favorites: 609

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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Kimura, Makoto
Uemura, Yutaka
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Uekusa, Wataru
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Principle Drawing, Animation Director


Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

"Honey Honey Honey (蜜蜜蜜)" by Ayumikurikamaki

Jun 25, 2015
Reinhath (All reviews)
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 read more
Jun 28, 2015
ZephSilver (All reviews)
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 read more
Jun 25, 2015
Link_of_Hyrule (All reviews)

Punchline is a fascinating and ambitious, but ultimately failed experiment by Studio MAPPA to tell unique, non-chronological, wacky, plot-twist filled story much in the same vain as Haruhi Suzumiya. What went wrong? To make a long story short: incompetent writing. This anime introduces a plethora of confusing and poorly explained plot devices that turn out to be completely pointless, totally nonsensical, and/or dead ends, making the show a ridiculous comedy at best and an incomprehensible mess at worse. But let’s talk about that:

Synopsis: Whenever out protagonist, Yuuta Iradatsu, sees a girl’s underwear, the world explodes. How? I don’t know. Why? Not important apparently. read more
Jun 29, 2015
Detective (All reviews)
I have lusted after a good ecchi for years. My friends at MAPPA and Uchikoshi, the author of the Zero Escape video games series collaborated together to bring us just that. Like it's spiritual predecessor Kill la Kill, which virtually allowed the market for shows like this to be created once again, it is ecchi parody. The whole concept of the show is ecchi, the gag of reflexively destroying the world when chancing on panties immediately feels too obtuse. Why the hell would anyone ever watch something so blatantly dumb? Probably because if the narrative wasn't daringly original it would have been definitively the worst read more

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