When I started watching Punchline I honestly had absolutely no idea what to expect. What I got in the end was a complex and emotional story that drew me in before I even realized it.
“If he sees underwear, humanity will be destroyed!? An original anime series from the noitaminA block, Punch Line centers on Yuuta 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, Yuuta watches the daily lives of the inhabitants of an apartment and sometimes plays tricks on them. Eventually, Yuuta decides to unlock the secrets to why Earth will be destroyed and tries to save it!” -http://myanimelist.net
The way Punchline started off was veeeeery confusing and I thought it was pointless, BUT the entire time I was confused, the story began to build itself and nothing really made sense until towards the end where everything connects and you just have to scream “HOLY SHIT”. And although our Protag-kun (Yuta) gains his super powers by looking at Panties, it’s not that type of anime, don’t be fooled! AND LAST BUT NOT THE LEAST THE ENDING! The last episode of Punchline left me absolutely speechless the OST and all the story and character development come together at the same time and everything just hits you hard. There’s really no other way to end Punchline, it was perfect.