Crunchyroll to Stream Noitamina's Punch Line Anime

posted on by Karen Ressler
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:

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!

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

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