Saving the world by peeking at underwear.
I liked what this show was trying for. It has distinctive visual and storytelling styles. The plot and setting are absurd. If I had to compare it to something else, I’d say it’s Tsuritama with panty shots. More or less.
The best part is the plot and how it is told, especially the perspective it is told from. You see the same sequence of events twice, but it feels completely different the second time.
The weakest part of the show, in my opinion, is the individual character arcs. For a show like this, these are way too typical. One girl gets bullied. Another girl is sick. Another super old woman (as in, in her 20s) can’t get a boyfriend. Boo-fucking-hoo. The trappings of these stories are still interesting, but the substance is pretty dull.
My favorite part was the spirit cat. So weird haha. And a great ending for the show.
- Storytelling – B – Loved the style and absurdity.
- Voice – B – It’s weird.
- Characters – C – The show’s weakest part. But still not that bad.
- Attention Grab – C – It definitely got more interesting as it went on.
- Production – B – Looks pretty great.
- Overall – B-
Recommendations – Tsuritama, Kill la Kill, Seikai Seifuku
5 thoughts on “Punch Line Review — B-”
should i watch this? i tried the first 2 episodes and it made 0 sense
If you didn’t like the first two episodes, I doubt you’d like the rest of it. It’s similar.
I didn’t care too much for the first eight episodes because it was the same story over and over again, but the last few episodes gave us action and crazy things! I liked it but at the same time wasn’t that blown away by MAPPA doing their best attempt at a Gainax looking series.
The action was pretty great. I kind of liked how things were a bit confusing at the start.