Punch Line


#1

Punch Line

Punch Line

Watch on Crunchyroll

Official Japanese Website

ANN Page

Genres: adventure, comedy, drama, science fiction, supernatural
Themes: apocalypse, ecchi, genetic modification, parody, spirits, terrorists, time travel
Objectionable content: Significant
Vintage: 2015-04-09
Opening Theme: “PUNCH LINE!” by Shokotan :heart: Denpagumi
Ending Theme: “Mitsu Mitsu Mitsu” by Ayumikurikamaki (from ANN)

Plot Summary: If he sees underwear, humanity will be destroyed!? An original anime series from the noitaminA block, PUNCH LINE centers on Yuta Iridatsu, a high school student, with a peculiar habit. When he sees a girl’s panties, he gets so excited he faints! After a certain incident with a ghost cat, his soul gets separated from his body. Using his special powers, Yuta watches the daily lives of the inhabitants of an apartment and sometimes plays tricks on them. Eventually, Yuta decides to unlock the secrets to why Earth will be destroyed and tries to save it! (from Crunchyroll)


#2

[size=20]Noitamina Announces Punch Line Original Anime[/size]
posted on 2014-11-27 06:44 EST
Tetsuya Komuro composes music for MAPPA anime series about boy who will destroy world if he sees underwear

Fuji TV programming block Noitamina announced during its “Noitamina Announcement Conference 2015” that it will premiere a new original TV anime titled Punch Line in April 2015.

Yutaka Uemura will direct the series at MAPPA from scripts by Kōtarō Uchikoshi, who is best-known for his scripts for the adventure visual novel Ever17. Music producer and composer Tetsuya Komuro will score the anime’s music, and MAGES. will produce the show.

In addition, Shōta Iwasaki will design the characters, which include:

[details=Yūta Iritatsu, the protagonist whose spirit has been separated from his body.]
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/thumbnails/max500x500/cms/news/81501/panch4.jpg[/details]

[details=Mikatan Narukino, a bright and spacey idol.]
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/thumbnails/max500x500/cms/news/81501/panch3.jpg[/details]

[details=Lovera Chichibu, a gal-style fishy spiritual medium.]
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/thumbnails/max500x500/cms/news/81501/panch1.jpg[/details]

[details=Ito Hikiotani, a NEET who plays online games.]
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/thumbnails/max500x500/cms/news/81501/panch2.jpg[/details]

[details=Meika Taihatsu, a genius inventor who loves her grandfather.]
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/thumbnails/max500x500/cms/news/81501/panch5.jpg[/details]

The staff hinted that the reason Komuro was chosen for composer is due to the fact that the anime has a strong connection to music. The slogan for the anime is, “Once he sees underwear, humanity is destroyed!?”


#3

[size=20]Noitamina’s Punch Line Anime by Ever17 Writer Previewed in Video[/size]
posted on 2014-11-27 13:15 EST
April 2015 show about boy who will destroy world if he sees underwear

Fuji TV programming block noitamina unveiled a promotional video along with the announcement of the original anime Punch Line during its “noitamina Announcement Conference 2015” on Thursday.

[video has been removed.]

Yutaka Uemura will direct the series at MAPPA from scripts by Kōtarō Uchikoshi, who is best-known for his scripts for the adventure visual novel Ever17. Music producer and composer Tetsuya Komuro will score the anime’s music, and MAGES. will produce the show.

In addition, Shōta Iwasaki will design the characters, which include:

[details=Yūta Iritatsu, the protagonist whose spirit has been separated from his body.]
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/thumbnails/max500x500/cms/news/81501/panch4.jpg[/details]

[details=Mikatan Narukino, a bright and spacey idol.]
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/thumbnails/max500x500/cms/news/81501/panch3.jpg[/details]

[details=Lovera Chichibu, a gal-style fishy spiritual medium.]
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/thumbnails/max500x500/cms/news/81501/panch1.jpg[/details]

[details=Ito Hikiotani, a NEET who plays online games.]
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/thumbnails/max500x500/cms/news/81501/panch2.jpg[/details]

[details=Meika Taihatsu, a genius inventor who loves her grandfather.]
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/thumbnails/max500x500/cms/news/81501/panch5.jpg[/details]

The staff hinted that the reason Komuro was chosen for composer is due to the fact that the anime has a strong connection to music. The slogan for the anime is, “Once he sees underwear, humanity is destroyed!?”

The series will premiere next April.


#4

[size=20]Shokotan, Dempagumi.inc to Perform Punch Line Anime’s Theme Song[/size]
posted on 2015-02-18 10:00 EST
Idol, idol group collaborate to perform opening theme for Noitamina anime premiering in April

The official website of the original anime Punch Line announced on Thursday that Shoko Nakagawa (Shokotan) and Dempagumi.inc will collaborate to perform the opening theme song for the upcoming Punch Line television anime.

The song will be entitled “PUNCH LINE!”, and the idol and idol group will perform the song under the group name, “Shokotan Dempagumi.inc.” Ken’ichi Maeyamada (Hyadain) will compose and write the lyrics for the song. Sony Music Records will release the CD single containing the song in Japan on April 29.

Fuji TV previously streamed a promotional video for the anime last November.

[video has been removed]

Yutaka Uemura will direct the series at MAPPA from scripts by Kōtarō Uchikoshi, who is best known for his scripts for the adventure visual novel Ever17. Music producer and composer Tetsuya Komuro will score the anime’s music, and MAGES. will produce the show.

In addition, Shōta Iwasaki is designing the characters, which include:

[details=Yūta Iritatsu, the protagonist whose spirit has been separated from his body.]
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/thumbnails/max500x500/cms/news/81501/panch4.jpg[/details]

[details=Mikatan Narukino, a bright and spacey idol.]
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/thumbnails/max500x500/cms/news/81501/panch3.jpg[/details]

[details=Lovera Chichibu, a gal-style fishy spiritual medium.]
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/thumbnails/max500x500/cms/news/81501/panch1.jpg[/details]

[details=Ito Hikiotani, a NEET who plays online games.]
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/thumbnails/max500x500/cms/news/81501/panch2.jpg[/details]

[details=Meika Taihatsu, a genius inventor who loves her grandfather.]
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/thumbnails/max500x500/cms/news/81501/panch5.jpg[/details]

The staff hinted that the reason Komuro was chosen for composer is due to the fact that the anime has a strong connection to music. The slogan for the anime is, “Once he sees underwear, humanity is destroyed!?”

Punch Line will premiere on the Fuji TV programming block Noitamina in April.


#5

[size=20]Punch Line Anime’s 2nd Promo Introduces Cast[/size]
posted on 2015-02-19 12:40 EST
Marina Inoue, Sora Amamiya, Rie Kugimiya, Minako Kotobuki, Haruka Tomatsu star

The official YouTube channel for Fuji TV’s noitamina block began streaming a second trailer for the upcoming original anime Punch Line on Friday. The trailer introduces the main cast.

The cast includes:

[details=Marina Inoue as Yūta Iridatsu, the protagonist whose spirit has been separated from his body.]
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/thumbnails/max500x500/cms/news/81501/panch4.jpg[/details]

[details=Sora Amamiya as Mikatan Narugino, a bright and spacey idol.]
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/thumbnails/max500x500/cms/news/81501/panch3.jpg[/details]

[details=Haruka Tomatsu as Rabura Chichibu, a gal-style fishy spiritual medium.]
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/thumbnails/max500x500/cms/news/81501/panch1.jpg[/details]

[details=Minako Kotobuki as Ito Hikiotani, a NEET who plays online games.]
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/thumbnails/max500x500/cms/news/81501/panch2.jpg[/details]

[details=Rie Kugimiya as Meika Daihatsu, a genius inventor who loves her grandfather.]
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/thumbnails/max500x500/cms/news/81501/panch5.jpg[/details]

In addition, Yuri Yoshida will play Chiranosuke.

Yutaka Uemura will direct the series at MAPPA from scripts by Kōtarō Uchikoshi, who is best known for his scripts for the adventure visual novel Ever17. Music producer and composer Tetsuya Komuro will score the anime’s music, and MAGES. will produce the show. Shōta Iwasaki is designing the characters.

Shoko Nakagawa (Shokotan) and Dempagumi.inc will perform the opening theme “PUNCH LINE!”, under the group name, “Shokotan Dempagumi.inc.”

The staff hinted that the reason Komuro was chosen for composer is due to the fact that the anime has a strong connection to music. The slogan for the anime is, “Once he sees underwear, humanity is destroyed!?”

Punch Line will premiere on the Fuji TV programming block Noitamina on April 9.


#6

###Punch Line Anime’s 3rd Video Teases, 'Once He Sees Panties, Humanity Is Destroyed!?'
posted on 2015-03-15 12:00 EDT
Marina Inoue, Sora Amamiya, Rie Kugimiya, Minako Kotobuki, Haruka Tomatsu star


#7

[size=20]Noitamina’s Punch Line Anime’s Game Adaptation Teaser Site Launches[/size]
posted on 2015-03-22 17:40 EDT

A teaser website for MAGES’ and 5pb.'s game adaptation of the Punch Line television anime opened on Sunday. The website includes clickable text that reads “Game planning in progress.” If the text is clicked, a “Warning” sign begins to flash followed by a video and information about the anime premiere. The website currently does not offer any information about the game’s format or release schedule.

Writer Kōtarō Uchikoshi (Ever17) told Famitsu magazine that a game project is in the works.

Yutaka Uemura directs the series at MAPPA from scripts by Kōtarō Uchikoshi, who is best known for his scripts for the adventure visual novel Ever17. Music producer and composer Tetsuya Komuro is scoring the anime’s music, and MAGES. is producing the show. Shōta Iwasaki is designing the characters.

The cast includes:

[details=Marina Inoue as Yūta Iridatsu, the protagonist whose spirit has been separated from his body.]
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/thumbnails/max500x500/cms/news/81501/panch4.jpg[/details]

[details=Sora Amamiya as Mikatan Narugino, a bright and spacey idol.]
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/thumbnails/max500x500/cms/news/81501/panch3.jpg[/details]

[details=Haruka Tomatsu as Rabura Chichibu, a gal-style fishy spiritual medium.]
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/thumbnails/max500x500/cms/news/81501/panch1.jpg[/details]

[details=Minako Kotobuki as Ito Hikiotani, a NEET who plays online games.]
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/thumbnails/max500x500/cms/news/81501/panch2.jpg[/details]

[details=Rie Kugimiya as Meika Daihatsu, a genius inventor who loves her grandfather.]
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/thumbnails/max500x500/cms/news/81501/panch5.jpg[/details]

In addition, Yuri Yoshida plays Chiranosuke.

The series will premiere in Fuji TV’s late-night Noitamina timeslot on April 9.


#8

[size=20]Crunchyroll to Stream Noitamina’s Punch Line Anime[/size]
posted on 2015-04-02 16:10 EDT
Series with the tagline “If he sees underwear, humanity will be destroyed!?” to premiere April 9

Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it will stream the Punch Line television anime as it airs in Japan. The first episode will premiere for premium members on April 9 at 2:30 p.m. EST, and for free users one week later.

The stream will be available in the United States and its territories, Canada, Central and South America (including the Caribbean), United Kingdom and Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, and their territories, Netherlands, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, Russia and MENA.

Yutaka Uemura directs the series at MAPPA from scripts by Kōtarō Uchikoshi, who is best known for his scripts for the adventure visual novel Ever17. Music producer and composer Tetsuya Komuro is scoring the anime’s music, and MAGES. is producing the show. Shōta Iwasaki is designing the characters.

Crunchyroll describes the story:

The series will premiere in Fuji TV’s late-night Noitamina timeslot on April 9.


#9

[size=20]Punch Line’s Promo Video Previews Panty-Shot Premise[/size]
posted on 2015-04-07 10:40 EDT
Marina Inoue, Sora Amamiya, Rie Kugimiya, Minako Kotobuki, Haruka Tomatsu star

The Noitamina programming block began streaming the preview video for the first episode of the Punch Line television anime on Tuesday.

[quote]Chiranosuke: Yuta Iridatsu, your soul has separated from your body!
Yuta: Whoa! Seriously!?
Chiranosuke: Even so, don’t be thinking you can just spend all your time seeing girls in the rough!
Yuta: …Why not?
Chiranosuke: Because if you see a girl’s panties, humanity will be destroyed.
Yuta: Argh! I don’t get it!
Chiranosuke: Punch Line episode one - Panty Panic.
Yuta: For the sake of the happiest future![/quote]
The anime’s tagline reads, “Once he sees panties, humanity is destroyed!?” Writer Kōtarō Uchikoshi (Ever17) told Famitsu magazine that a game project is in the works.

The cast includes:

[details=Marina Inoue as Yūta Iridatsu, the protagonist whose spirit has been separated from his body.]
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/thumbnails/max500x500/cms/news/81501/panch4.jpg[/details]

[details=Sora Amamiya as Mikatan Narugino, a bright and spacey idol.]
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/thumbnails/max500x500/cms/news/81501/panch3.jpg[/details]

[details=Haruka Tomatsu as Rabura Chichibu, a gal-style fishy spiritual medium.]
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/thumbnails/max500x500/cms/news/81501/panch1.jpg[/details]

[details=Minako Kotobuki as Ito Hikiotani, a NEET who plays online games.]
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/thumbnails/max500x500/cms/news/81501/panch2.jpg[/details]

[details=Rie Kugimiya as Meika Daihatsu, a genius inventor who loves her grandfather.]
https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/thumbnails/max500x500/cms/news/81501/panch5.jpg[/details]

In addition, Yuri Yoshida plays Chiranosuke.

Yutaka Uemura directs the series at MAPPA from scripts by Kōtarō Uchikoshi, who is best known for his scripts for the adventure visual novel Ever17. Music producer and composer Tetsuya Komuro is scoring the anime’s music, and MAGES. is producing the show. Shōta Iwasaki is designing the characters.

The series will premiere in Fuji TV’s late-night Noitamina timeslot on April 9, and Crunchyroll will stream the anime into several countries as it airs in Japan.


#10

[size=20]ANN: The Spring 2015 Anime Preview Guide - PUNCH LINE[/size]


#11

I like Strange Juice -

Spoiler

See has to be the first superhero I’ve ever seen that fights with a giant straw. :laughing:


#12

Press Release


#13

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-05-06/sentai-filmworks-licenses-punch-line-tv-comedy-anime/.87885

Sentai Filmworks Licenses Punch Line TV Comedy Anime

posted on 2015-05-06 16:40 EDT

Home video release planned for Spring series

North American anime licensing company Sentai Filmworks announced on Wednesday that it acquired the ongoing Punch Line television anime series. It plans to release the anime “soon” through select digital outlets, with a home video release to follow.

Crunchyroll has been streaming the anime since it premiered in Japan in April, and it describes the story:

If he sees underwear, humanity will be destroyed!? An original anime series from the Noitamina block, PUNCH LINE centers on Yuta Iridatsu, a high school student, with a peculiar habit. When he sees a girl’s panties, he gets so excited he faints! After a certain incident with a ghost cat, his soul gets separated from his body. Using his special powers, Yuta watches the daily lives of the inhabitants of an apartment and sometimes plays tricks on them. Eventually, Yuta decides to unlock the secrets to why Earth will be destroyed and tries to save it!

Yutaka Uemura directs the series at MAPPA from scripts by Kōtarō Uchikoshi, who is best known for his scripts for the adventure visual novel Ever17. Music producer and composer Tetsuya Komuro is scoring the anime’s music, and MAGES. is producing the show. Shōta Iwasaki is designing the characters.


#14

Kinda behind one this but…

:sparkles: #DinnerRoll returns! Tune in at 5:00pm PST at http://www.crunchyroll.com/live and watch PUNCH LINE Eps 3 and 4 !

WE’RE LIVE!!! :sparkles: watch PUNCH LINE with us!! http://www.crunchyroll.com/live


#15

[size=16]COMING TO ANIME NETWORK ONLINE IN MAY![/size]

[size=16]Punch Line[/size]

STARTING May 10th @ 2:30 PM EST / 11:30 AM PST
Language: Japanese w/ English Subtitles


#16

Punch Line Second Episode Preview

Punch Line Third Episode Preview

Punch Line Fourth Episode Preview

Punch Line Fifth Episode Preview

Punch Line Sixth Episode Preview


#17
[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Punch-Line/Panties-Panic/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 01 is now LIVE![/b]

#18

https://twitter.com/danikaharrod/status/598996177837694976

I HAVE TWO OF THESE BAD BOYS TO GIVE AWAY DURING DINNERROLL IN T-MINUS 20 MINUTES! http://crunchyroll.com/live at 5pm PST!

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CFAP2OxUgAA74V-.jpg


#19

Since it’s a Sentai license and this is directly from the writer’s ENG account. I’ll post this.

Ruben Baita

@Uchikoshi_Eng I wonder, is the transliteration of Yuba Lab in episode 5 of Punch Line wrong? I thought it could be either Über or Ueber Lab

Kotaro Uchikoshi Eng

@contebudino Yes! Über of Übermensch is correct. Could you tell that to everyone? Thank you in advance for your help. :slight_smile:

So it looks like “Yuba” and “Yubafy” are incorrect translations that the writer would like corrected.


#20
[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Punch-Line/The-Lace-of-Compassion/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 02 is now LIVE![/b]