One Punch Man – ADB

Alternative Titles

English: One Punch Man
Synonyms: One Punch-Man, One-Punch Man, OPM
Japanese: ワンパンマン

 

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2015 to Dec 21, 2015
Premiered: Fall 2015
Broadcast: Mondays at 01:05 (JST)
Licensors: Viz Media
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Web manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)

Synopsis

The seemingly ordinary and unimpressive Saitama has a rather unique hobby: being a hero. In order to pursue his childhood dream, he trained relentlessly for three years—and lost all of his hair in the process. Now, Saitama is incredibly powerful, so much so that no enemy is able to defeat him in battle. In fact, all it takes to defeat evildoers with just one punch has led to an unexpected problem—he is no longer able to enjoy the thrill of battling and has become quite bored.

This all changes with the arrival of Genos, a 19-year-old cyborg, who wishes to be Saitama’s disciple after seeing what he is capable of. Genos proposes that the two join the Hero Association in order to become certified heroes that will be recognized for their positive contributions to society, and Saitama, shocked that no one knows who he is, quickly agrees. And thus begins the story of One Punch Man, an action-comedy that follows an eccentric individual who longs to fight strong enemies that can hopefully give him the excitement he once felt and just maybe, he’ll become popular in the process.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Review

You have probably seen this already but I think it has a great start and then progressively gets worse. I loved everything to do with the hero society but hated it when the action was taken anywhere away from one punch man.

I think the jaded nature of OPM creates an entertaining character flaw that I love seeing explored. It’s just that the need for action and dramatic pay off at the end ruined the show for me. I would recommend it to everyone since it’s so popular and genuinely has a lot of aspects to enjoy but its not my favourite.

Recommended

Mob Psycho 100

Shows from the same genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Comedy, Parody, Super power,Supernatural, Seinen

Shows from the same studio: Madhouse

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7 thoughts on “One Punch Man – ADB

  1. It definitely stretches its joke and concept a little too far. This is something that would have made a great movie but by the time you get to the end of the series there’s definitely fatigue. I also tried to watch it a second time and there’s just no reason to.
    That said, I did have a lot of fun the first time I watched it even if it did progressively get less entertaining as the series went on. There’s a lot to enjoy and Saitama and Genos are fantastic.

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      • If I enjoyed something I always try and do a rewatch a few months later just to see if it was the novelty of it that I enjoyed or whether I actually enjoyed the story. Shows that pass a rewatch test I normally end up trying to buy on DVD because I still like my physical copies of things.

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        • Ah that sounds cool, I just prefer leaving it and trying to get “the next big thing” you know? I get that. There are some shows that I enjoy semi-ironically and I’m pretty scared to go back to them because I might not like them as much.

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