Punch Line - Reviews

ZoologyKaM's avatar
Sep 7, 2015

At first it seems weird and non-sensicle but don't give up on it! This is one of the most well thought out animes I've watched in quite some time. Before you're even halfway through you see that there's a bigger picture. By the halfway mark things are beginning to add up. Then through the last half you get repeated exclamations of, "HOLY CRAP THAT MOMENT WAS IMPORTANT?!" and it's really hard to quit watching. I binged the whole thing with a friend and it had us on the edge of our seats. 

This also had one of the best fight scenes I know of. Characters took advantage of every opening they were given. No annoying monologue from the villian during the fight was a huge thumbs up! 

10/10 story
10/10 animation
10/10 sound
10/10 characters
10/10 overall
PandaBeard's avatar
May 20, 2015

Cute, quirky, and full of color. This anime is not only bright in color, it also shines bright for its characters. Though this anime may not be for everyone, I do recommend going in with a open mind and look past the Atypical Ecchi. This is a different spin on Ecchi that is far more creative in its "reveal" than other similar themed anime (pantsu). If you subtract the male lead and the foolish cat, then you see that this show has some really smart, strong female leads that remind me of the women in Princess Jellyfish. 

8/10 story
9/10 animation
8/10 sound
9/10 characters
8.5/10 overall
OkamiX's avatar
Jan 12, 2021

when i saw the other ppl's reviews i thouhgt im gonna watch a legendary anime but hey it just a different opinion


anyways this anime make u always feel like yo there is something missing here , and u gonna keep asking yourself who is that or what they on about regardless anime has some good moment otherwise the plots is weak af . most important things doesnt make any sens also why the main protagonist got power when he looking at pants bruh tbh thats so cringe and not funny at all and trust the comedy here is so bad u barey gonna laugh


nothing much gonna talk about , so here we go its fine good and that what we expect from MAPPA studio , too much colors fights kinda cool so 


idk man both ending and opening songs about pants ive no idea what i should to say 


there is some development ye we all know but with wrong way im not gonna spoil or anything but u cant get the feeling here like oh man this character was something and became another thing nah u will never see that here

6/10 story
8/10 animation
7/10 sound
7/10 characters
6.5/10 overall
Ymarsakar's avatar
Aug 13, 2015

It's amazing how many elements and themes they put into 12 episodes. Magical girl transformation, time travel,  gender flipping, it's like a list of various Japanese otaku culture themes from previous anime series put together into one cohesive plot arc and small group of close characters.

Every few episodes, I got surprised by the theme and genre shifts they did. Which was refreshing, new, and changed the feeling of the plot. The use of colors and music for comedy, in this series also appealed to me. The overall tone fits closer to Dog Days at the end and the end of Steins;Gate for the primary plot drive.

  • NOITAMINA has done another great job with a new hybrid thematical presentation.

The way they put this series together is well done. The introduction presents itself as one genre and begins to explain the pantsu power as if it was a shounen series. But it begins splitting pretty fast at episode 4-6. A nice innovative twist along with some mystery elements and thinking on the part of the audience, may unravel more plot elements. It strikes a good balance between not explaining everything and leaving enough things ambiguous for the reader to make intellectual interpretations.

?/10 story
?/10 animation
?/10 sound
?/10 characters
9/10 overall
Symka's avatar
Nov 13, 2018

       I thought about abandoning this after the first episode because of both bad reviews, and A LOT of panty shots which aren't really my thing. I decided to power through it due to the fact that I really liked the animation style. Let me tell you, I was NOT disappointed. This is one of the most unique animes I've seen all year, and even though the panty-shot troupe was used often, it was relevant enough to the story that it didn't feel worn out. The story was complicated enough that it could have ended up a plot hole mess, but was handled in a way where I couldn't stop at just one episode, and had to watch several back to back t be satisfied. Instead of flat, boring characters we get an in-depth look at each character's problems, and backstory, and a few big twists here and there.

I highly suggest watching it!  

      The only downside I had was the insanely - cringingly bad - English voice over for the scenes of the American government officials. I don't have a problem w/ other nationalities voicing English roles, but every English voice over had my skin crawling with how awful it was. ((Hence the 7/10 Sound Rating.)) But, you shouldn't let that stop you! It was enjoyable from start to finish, and I never found myself losing interest! 

9/10 story
10/10 animation
7/10 sound
8/10 characters
9/10 overall