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Punch Line


Alternative Titles

English: Punch Line
Synonyms: Punchline
Japanese: パンチライン

Information

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
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.171 (scored by 36,758 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #27332
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #622
Members: 87,568
Favorites: 293
7.17
Ranked #2733Popularity #622Members 87,568
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

A bus has been hijacked by armed robbers, but not to worry—vigilante fighter Strange Juice is on the scene. With a Bam, Pow, and Crack, she sends those baddies flying right out of the bus! All except the mastermind, unfortunately. To get past him, she’ll need some help from… a panty-powered superhero!?

Yuuta Iridatsu is a pretty typical high school kid. Except for his tendency to faint every time he sees a girl’s panties, of course. After his encounter with Strange Juice, his soul gets separated from his body. But for Yuuta, this is more of a blessing than anything else, as it enables him to wander around unseen, looking up skirts and making trouble as much as he wants.

For some reason, though, every time Yuuta gets too excited and faints, an asteroid hits the Earth. What gives!? Yuuta figures he’s got no choice. He has to find out why his love of panties threatens to destroy the world. And probably stop it. Right after this one last panty shot!

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Characters & Voice Actors

Iridatsu, Yuuta
Iridatsu, Yuuta
Main
Inoue, Marina
Japanese
Inoue, Marina
Narugino, Mikatan
Narugino, Mikatan
Main
Amamiya, Sora
Japanese
Amamiya, Sora
Hikiotani, Ito
Hikiotani, Ito
Main
Kotobuki, Minako
Japanese
Kotobuki, Minako
Daihatsu, Meika
Daihatsu, Meika
Main
Kugimiya, Rie
Japanese
Kugimiya, Rie

Staff

Uemura, Yutaka
Uemura, Yutaka
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Taniguchi, Hiromi
Taniguchi, Hiromi
Episode Director, Animation Director
Uchikoshi, Koutarou
Uchikoshi, Koutarou
Script
Uekusa, Wataru
Uekusa, Wataru
Storyboard, Animation Director


Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit Ending Theme

"Honey Honey Honey (蜜蜜蜜)" by Ayumikurikamaki



More reviewsReviews

Reinath
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 read more
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ZephSilver
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 read more
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Link_of_Hyrule
Jun 25, 2015
**SPOILER FREE REVIEW**

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
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Detective
Jun 29, 2015
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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