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Punch Line: Complete Collection (2015/Sentai Blu-ray Set)

Picture: C+ Sound: B Extras: C Episodes: B+

It all started when Yuta was held hostage in a terrorist bus hijacking. Since then, he was kicked out of his body and now exists as a disembodied spirit with a weird cat spirit as his guide. He finds out his female roommates are far from normal and Korai House Apartments seem to be at the center of all the chaos, connected to the ending of the world. As a disembodied spirit, Yuta must learn to control his new found powers and avoid seeing his roommate's panties, which causes him to travel back in time reset everything (and for him to get the world's biggest nose bleed) in Punch Line: Complete Collection (2015).

Yuta, with a pervy cat spirit as his only guide, must raise his spirit level in order to gain the abilities to save his roommates, his sanity, and the world. He finds out his landlady Meika is a robot sent to help/support Chiyoko who is an Orange costumed super-heroine called 'Strange Juice'. Rabura is a spiritual medium for him to possess (under the right conditions), Ito is a hikomori/shut in and Muhi their baby bear mascot/pet. Yuta discover they were tests subjects of 'Uber' labs and that's why he and Chiyoko have super powers. However, Yuta's powers are triggered he sees roomie's panties. Apparently, Yuta has already traveled numerous times back in time (each time he failed saving the world), but he does not remember it if the world actually ends. Will he ever find a solution to save the world, his friends and find their happy ending?

This was one crazy, paranormal, time-traveling anime. The series takes all the cliche's and mixes with girls, ghosts and fan service. The entire series tries to be crazy, stupid, silly, funny and serious at the same time. The time traveling aspect makes it a little tiresome because it resets/starts over the story with you knowing what is supposed to happen, but our hero must over come his previous mistakes in order for the plot to move on.

The 1080p 1.78 X 1 digital High Definition is a mixed bag of some good color and art, but is often soft and hazy in ways that seem to be from the transfer. Odd, but the DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) lossless Japanese 2.0 Stereo sound is warm, consistent and much better with Pro Logic-like surrounds. Extras include clean opening and closing animations and trailers.

- Ricky Chiang


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