Animenewsnetwork - So what is the true face of Punch Line going to be? Is it going to remain high-spirited and ridiculous, with the more serious content only as a sidelight? Or is the ridiculous side just the flavoring to a more serious overall story? The previous three episodes have strongly suggested the former, but episode 4 muddles that picture greatly thanks to a whipsaw tonal shift at the halfway point of the episode. That shift does finally lead to the establishment of a clear plot direction, but it happens at the expense of the sense of fun that the series has established to date.