Both shows have similar over-the-top comedy, weird super powers, transformations, some sort of secret organizations and hidden relations between people. Kill la Kill had ecchi elements despite not being of the genre, but Punch Line is officially ecchi.
Both of these anime rely heavily on fanservice, and as a result, both of these anime have those critics who say the show is nothing but ecchi, and a sad excuse for anime. For some reason, Kill la Kill has managed to make it to the mainstream audience, where the majority would say it is critiquing fanservice, and in fact the ecchi is a necessary part of the plot.
I would argue vehemently that Punchline is the exact same way: the panty shots in this anime are not just to cause nosebleeds in sexually frustrated 30-year-olds. In fact, I would say the fanservice in Punchline is even more integral to the plot than in Kill la Kill, and is executed better, too. But for some reason, the majority of people don't see Punchline the same way.
But I'm telling you right now, if you were able to look past the half naked girls in Kill la Kill to see how awesome the anime was, you can definitely look past the panty shots in Punchline to go on a surprisingly well-written and mind-blowing journey. Watch it! read more
Both contain a very over-the-top sense of humor and animation style. They contain crazy transformations and characters with strange super powers. If you enjoy shows that have plenty of action, crazy fights, strange bits of ecchi, these two are definitely for you.
What happens with take a certain trope and use it in a way that subverts expectations with the risk of your creation being misinterpreted as a something else?
- while not deconstructions, both shows play with the idea of fan service in interesting and original ways, integrating them perfectly into the universe they create, without it ever seeming out of place or gratuitous
- furthermore, the use of said fan service is neaty explained and justified throughout the series and makes sense within their own respective universes
- colorful cast of characters that have good chemistry together
- well directed and animated action
- you could say that that Punchline is to a ecchi shounen what Kill La Kill is to battle shounen, probably the best and most original thing to come out of their own specific genre
- both run the risk at being taken at face value, therefore both tend to be disconsidered as being good
- created by well acclaimed studios (MAPPA and Trigger, respectively)
- both protagonists find themselves stuck in a situation that is more than meets the eye, gradually uncovering a plot to destroy the world full of twists and turns
- many characters are not what they first seem
- quirky and colorful character designs that stand out and fit within their own respective worlds
- funny animal side characters
- hacking genius characters
- fun and fast paced, well directed and entertaining, with meaning behind the apparent stories read more
A group of people saving the world from something. Different events happening that coincide with one another. The main character is somehow linked to these events. Both have crazy type actions with super heroes. Although Concrete has a magical girl while Punch Line does not.
* Forgetable group of people saving the world from something...
* Both has a lot of timeskips...(it's annoying!!! ffs!!! )
* Both has non-generic MC's...( they're kinda coooooooool )
* Both of them contains first 4~5 episodes of totally random/wtf moments...( later on, mostly everything is explained)
* Action/comedy mix = weirdness....
What happens when a show gets much undeserved hate, even though it pulls no punches in presenting a unique, colorful story?
- well, it gets a pretty low rating (according to MAL standards), even though the story themselves subtlely subvert expectations of certain tropes
- non-linear storytelling that makes perfect sense once the show is complete
- colorful and interesting characters
- well animated and directed action
- masked superoes (some quite silly if not for the right setting that the shows portray) fight to save the world from disaster
- both produced by acclaimed studios (MAPPA and Bones, respectively)
- the "3 episode rule" cannot be applied to them
- contain some twists and surprises throughout the course of the story
- both feature idealist main characters who want to save the world and do the right thing for everybody
- both protagonists are more than they seem
- both shows feature time travel
- with the risk of repeating myself, these are both underrated and overlooked anime, that do not deserve the hate and disrespect they get
- if you look passed the appearances and not they take at face value, there is a lot to be discovered and appreciated about them both read more
The most obvious similarity would be that both shows have close visual identities, with saturated colors. However, what strikes me most is that they both come out with setups that would put off lots of people (punch line: massive fan service, concrete revolutio: magical girl + mecha), but focus on not-so-bad stories with techniques that make them really interesting (punch line: a few nice twists, concrete revolutio: lots of time skips) instead.
Definitely hits it in terms of 'zany non sequitur,' with Punch Line seeming to reach (over-reach?) just a little bit more when it comes to plotting and consistency--but familiarity might skew my perception when I try to look for the same try-hard attitude in FLCL. Regardless, "accept the mystery" if you're into a wild ride with some likable characters. FLCL is a magnum opus of ADHD anime, and Punch Line definitely takes a lot of cues from it. Also! numerous side-shots in PL of people pointing guns at other kneeling people: might not have started with FLCL but one scene in particular leaves a lasting impression. read more
This two anime shows are both comedy. Both of them has energy, they are fast paced, they are crazy. Of course, someone can say that FLCL is mecha, but we all know that it's not that kind of anime, it's action and comedy first of all. And Punchline is also comedy anime with a lot of action within. If u liked Fooly Cooly you should watch Punchline and sure if you liked Punchline you should watch FLCL
Moreso in the beginning of Punchline in relation to FLCL, but both have seemingly random events that occur eventually form a narrative. FLCL's narrative is much more broad and more focused on concluding thematically, however, while Punchline focuses more on explaining the events that occur in-universe.
Both are comedies about a boy meeting girls of different types. Naota in FLCL and Yuuta in Punch Line, both main character have super power resulting from sex impulse. FLCL is more absurd and difficult to understand, but it tells a simple story about adolescence. Punch Line is more dramatic.
Do you enjoy plots that seem to be all over the place, with lore that doesn't make sense and supernatural elements that are never fully explained? Samurai Flamenco and Punchline have all of these. Both of these series have their own shortcomings, but with their wild-ride plots, manage to be entertaining regardless.
as others have said, both have irregular plot developments. the main difference is that punchline starts out with an outrageous plotline that by the end makes complete sense or in the very least is logically coherent whereas opposingly, samurai flamenco starts out with a strong plotline which out of nowhere jumps the shark - seriously, in a later episode in ten minutes samurai flamenco universe's logic gets slapped across the face. samurai flamenco tries to make sense out of the ridiculous situation it makes mid-season, but not as effectively as punchline was able to pull off.
"Samurai Flamenco" and "Punchline" are comedic series with very over-the-top action as well as themes that surround a group of odd individuals who have gotten themselves in something far larger than them.
Both shows involve crime fighting, supernatural elements, and random plot twists that leave one confused. They also contain plentiful references of Japanese pop culture.
Very different animes but have one thing in common; the exploitation of panties. In both Prison School and Punch Line, the main character(s) are constantly obsessed with females and in particular, boobs and panties. Both very funny too!
They both have similar plot devices in the use of a non-human mentor to the main character as well as a saving the world plotline. As well as this, both shows are different to what they seem at first glance.
There are also a couple of other similarities but to share them would be huge spoilers.
Both anime tend to lead the viewers to believe that they are about to watch a silly, ridiculous, and fun ride of an anime. And while that is true for both anime, underlying those factors both of these series hold a more series, dramatic tone with plot twists and developments that will surprise you pleasantly.
While Mawaru Penguindrum leads people into thinking they are about to watch a comedic anime about cute penguins and Punchline leads people to think they are about to watch an anime about...well, fanservice, both have darker aspects lying underneath those things, and because of that Punchline is similar to Mawaru Penguindrum in that respect. read more
It's a bit of a stretch but both anime include the back story of children being tested on in a lab. You get to see how childhood friends have grown and developed with different philosophies then come back together in the future as foes.
Enclosed between four walls, our protagonists travel through time, to various possibilities, they repeat the day to day, to reverse the destiny. In Punchline, it is to prevent the end of the world and Tatami Galaxy is to have the life that always desire. Everything is a supernatural act due to restrictions of themselves, not having the guts to be better every day and to realize what they have been going through their eyes.
It involves; super-humans, ghosts, government conspiracies, Engrish speaking Americans, main character desperately trying to save his friends from a future where everyone dies and much more. Of, course if you watch the first couple episodes of punchline, you may have doubts as punchline is more Wacky with over-the-top humor but if you watch till the end you'll realize it was actually not what you would have expected and turns out to be different.
Zombieland Saga and Punchline both have ridiculous premises that have a nice blend of comedy and drama. Both shows can be pretty sad when it counts, and pretty hilarious. In terms is story, these shows are not similar, but it’s the uniqueness and absurdity of both the stories that makes them similar. Zombieland Saga is about girls from different time periods being resurrected as zombies to become idols for saving Saga prefecture. Punchline is about a main character who turns into a ghost, and if he sees panties, his nose bleeds, and the world blows up. Punchline also has a time loop thing going on. Both have a very clean art style and nice animation. They were also both made by studio MAPPA. I would say the over all styles of these shows are the most similar, and if you watched one, you would probably like the other.  read more
Aside from similar themes like ghosts and [SPOILER] half-way through, both shows are structured almost identical.
First set of fast-paced and hyperactive episodes set to introduce characters and the crazy world around them, with small hints to an overarching plot sprinkled in. It takes a few episodes to plow through and most people would drop both shows at around the same time, but at episode 6, the real twist to the story is introduced, changing the perception of the events that lead up to that moment, and everything that is to come. Along with that, the endings are very similar in structure as well, so if you enjoyed the conclusion of one show, you will most likely enjoy the other one.
Plus they both have fanservice (even if Occultic;Nine is limited to giant boobs) that are mostly meant to intentionally distract you from the real plot underlying through the show. read more
Similar to Gurren Lagann in the fact that it is out there and is very funny to experience. The whole premise of this is that a boy gets super powers when he sees girls panties and he tries to save the world.
This might be far-fetched but watching SSSS.Gridman reminded me of Punch Line because for both I expected action and got very inteligent mystery.
At first glance their plot seems very generic, shounen-oriented and normal but turns out to be much more inteligent and interesting.
In both anime a boy finds himself in a puzzling situation and has to save the world.
Both have high quality animation, with art that is a little bit unusual.
What do you get when you combine a colorful cast of characters, unapologetic yet never vulgar fan service, super power out the wazoo and true friendship?
- it should be noted that both shows make use of fanservice, however it is limited and never becomes obnoxious or unpleasant
- the story revolves around a group of friends with unique personalities
- well directed and fast paced action full of energy and spirit
- dynamic character interactions and good chemistry
- quirky super powers
- atypical endings
- entertaining, touching and easily watchable
- underrated and often overlooked
- emphasis on friendship without it ever becoming too "in your face" and without making the "power of friendship" a plot device
- often misinterpreted or misunderstood
- good balance of raunchy comedy, character drama and energetic action
- interesting and cute character designs
- did i mention they have a penchant for nice lingerie?
Over the top action with a stupid premise and great plotpoints and twists make Punch Line a very similar work to Planet With. If you've enjoyed Planet With, there is no doubt that you will enjoy Punch Line as well.
Kiznaiver and Punchline! are crazy similar and I'm surprised it hasn't been recommended yet.
Both have two main characters who remember they were in an experimental hospital thing when they were young and both start to remember old memories of the stuff done to them. Both have a romance between the characters that were friends when they were little and both are great Sci-fi shows with awesome endings.
At first these series do seem quite different given the main characters aren't much alike aside from some awkwardness with people. And yet there are many elements that have me thinking of one with the other. The bright carefree fanservice, wacky action with characters flying all over the place. And possibly most importantly, a main character who can wreck the world with a mere thought.
both of these are anime that start off weak (as in they give low expectations), but have strong endings. they're both gems in the rough in which the corresponding score is most likely due to people dropping from watching the first couple of episodes.
while otherwise these anime are completely disimilar, they're anime that reward the viewer at the end with definitive development. for punchline, it's radical development plotwise; for bubuki buranki it's development via characters both protagonists and antagonists.
Bubbly, upbeat, colourfully-explosive animation. Centred around secret heroes living with each other, topped with a dash of comedy to balance out any serious plot the show throws at you. Both have groovy-ass music to back up the visually exciting fights, though Gatchaman takes it to the next level (god bless Iwasaki)
Same scenario writer.
This man has written of the greatest Visual Novels: Ever17. If you know about his works you know that he is a really great scenario writer who explains everything. Kotarou Uchikoshi is famous outside Japan because he directed and wrote Virtue's Last Reward and 999 - 9 Hours 9 Persons 9 Doors.
When i finished Punch Line the first anime that came up in my mind was Occult gakuin, thats why:
- supernatural power with time jump (not in stein's gate way, more similar to re:zero)
- the "hero" jump's for him girls
- comic style with a part of dramatic (like gurren lagann)
- school setting
- both anime end
I think te weak point in this anime is that 12 episodes aren't enought to explain all the characters story
"World Conquest Zvezda Plot" / "Sekai Seifuku: Bouryaku no Zvezda" and "Punchline" tell the story of a seemingly normal guy suddenly being dragged into wacky adventures, in which he is surrounded by girls.
Both shows are comedic and very over-the-top in terms of their action as well as themes.
"Yu Yu Hakusho" and "Punchline" are two series surrounding a young male protagonist who has control over spirit powers after becoming a ghost as well as involving a world filled with spirits and possession of bodies. Now that they have entangled themselves with the world of the supernatural, they must now ready themselves to save the world from imminent destruction.
With the similar premise, both shows contain action but mostly differs from that point on in terms of their genres.