A brand new original anime will be airing this Friday, the 10th of April, titled Punchline. The anime’s official website has been online for a while and has revealed 2 new key visuals, the cast members, staff and promotional video of the upcoming anime.
Here is the prior key visual:
The tagline of the anime is:
Once He Sees Panties, Humanity Is Destroyed!?
The anime itself will be airing this Friday the 10th of April at 12:50am JST on Fuji TV’s Noitamina anime block and on Iwate Menkoi Television at the same time. Only the first episode will be airing at that time and every episode thereafter will air at 12:55am JST every Friday. The anime will be airing for a total of 11 episodes.
The full main cast of the anime were revealed prior to the anime’s debut. The first character designs were also revealed in conjunction and includes:
- 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 were also revealed. They include:
- 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 first promotional video for the anime:
And the second PV:
And the third PV:
The recent issue of Dengeki G’s magazine has also revealed a two page spread visual for the anime:Click on the image for the full resolution
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 will be airing this Friday on Fuji TV at 12:50am JST in the current Spring 2015 anime season. The anime will then air every Friday on Fuji TV at 12:55am JST.
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