Sentai Filmworks Licenses Punch Line TV Comedy Anime

posted on by Egan Loo
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.

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