The Noitamina programming block began streaming the preview video for the first episode of the Punchline TV anime on Tuesday. In addition to this, it was revealed earlier that Shoko Nakagawa (Shokotan) and Dempagumi.inc perform the opening theme “PUNCH LINE!”, under the group name, “Shokotan Dempagumi.inc.”, while the ending theme will be titled “Honey Honey Honey” and performed by Ayumi Kurika Maki.

Previous promotional videos:

The cast includes:

  • Marina Inoue (Yozora Mikazuki from Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai) as Yuuta Iridatsu, the protagonist whose spirit has been separated from his body.Punchline character design Marina Inoue as Yuuta Iridatsu
  • Sora Amamiya (Asseylum Vers Allusia from Aldnoah.Zero) as Mikatan Narukino, a bright and spacey idol.Punchline character design Sora Amamiya as Mikatan Narukino
  • Rie Kugimiya (Kagura from Gintama) as Meika Daihatsu, a genius inventor who loves her grandfather.Punchline character design Rie Kugimiya as Meika Daihatsu
  • Minako Kotobuki (Tsumugi Kotobuki from K-ON!) as Ito Hikiotani, a NEET who plays online games.Punchline character design Minako Kotobuki as Ito Hikiotani
  • Haruka Tomatsu (Eleonora Viltaria from Madan no Ou to Vanadis) as Rabura Chichibu, a gal-style fishy spiritual medium.Punchline character design Haruka Tomatsu as Rabura Chichibu

The new key visual’s tagline reads, “Once he sees panties, humanity is destroyed!?” Writer Kotaro Uchikoshi (Ever17) told Famitsu magazine that a game project is in the works.

Punch Line tv anime visual

Punchline is an upcoming Japanese anime television series produced by MAPPA. The series follows Yuuta Iritatsu, whose spirit has been separated from his body. The series is directed by Yutaka Uemura (Dantalian no Shoka), with scripts by Kotaro Uchikoshi, music by Tetsuya Komuro (Vampire Hunter D), and character designs by Shouta Iwasaki. It will premiere on Fuji TV’s Noitamina block in April 2015.

Punchline synopsis from Haruhichan:

The series follows Yuuta Iridatsu, whose spirit has been separated from his body.

Source: Punchline official website

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