A day before the anime’s premiere, the official website of the Punchline anime has revealed the preview images and preview video for the anime’s 1st episode, which will be airing on Friday the 10th of April at 12:50am JST on Fuji TV’s Noitamina.
Episode 1: Panties Panic
The full main cast of the anime consists of:
- Marina Inoue (Armin Arlert from Attack on Titan) will be voicing Yuuta Iridatsu, the main character of the series
- Sora Amamiya (Asseylum Vers Allusia from Aldnoah.Zero) will voice Mikatan Narugino, a bright and spacey idol
- Minako Kotobuki (Tsumugi Kotobuki in K-ON!) as Ito Hikiotani, a NEET who plays online games
- Rie Kugimiya (Taiga Aisaka in Toradora!) voices Meika Daihatsu, a genius inventor who loves her grandfather
- Haruka Tomatsu (Asuna Yuuki from Sword Art Online) is playing the role of Lovera Chichibu, a gal-style fishy spiritual medium
- Yuri Yoshida (Mashiro Mitsumine in Mikakunin de Shinkoukei) will voice the cast as Chiranosuke
The Opening theme of the anime will be PUNCH LINE! performed by Shokotan ♥ Denpagumi and the Ending theme will be Mitsu Mitsu Mitsu performed by Ayumikurikamaki.
The main staff members of the anime includes:
- Director: Yutaka Uemura (Dantalian no Shoka, Dantalian no Shoka: Ibara-Hime)
- Scriptwriter: Kotaro Uchikoshi (Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors, Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward )
- Anime Character Designer: Shouta Iwasaki (Medaka Box Sub-Designer and Kill la Kill Animation Director)
- Music: Tetsuya Komuro (Cyborg 009: The Cyborg Soldier, Zoids: Fuzors)
- Animation Studio: Mappa (Zankyou no Terror, Shingeki no Bahamut Genesis)
Here is the synopsis of the anime from ANN:
High schooler Yuuta Iridatsu has experienced “astral projection” i.e. his spirit has been separated from his body. He woke up in a mansion named Koraikan and met a cat spirit named Chiranosuke, who told him “You must find the Sacred Tome of Koraikan in order to return to your physical body.” While searching through corridors of Koraikan, Yuuta bumped into underpants of its female residents, and doing so would, uh, create some big trouble for planet Earth.
The Punchline anime airs every Friday at 12:55am JST on Fuji TV.
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