Layers upon layers of parody within a crunchy shell of Saturday-morning shounen, it is a nostalgic blend of classic superhero tropes and anime stereotypes that manages to entertain while questioning the legitimacy of the material it parodies. Light-hearted but not stupid, the show knows its limits and hits all the right notes. The main character is a living meme, and the diverse cast keeps the plot moving and feeling fresh. Dialogue is especially good – from funny to powerful, each line fits a character or … Read more Why I Love One-Punch Man – in 100 Words
Series: One-Punch Man Episode #9: Unyielding Justice Release Date: November 29, 2015 Genre: Action/Adventure Studio: Madhouse Where to Watch: Daisuki Synopsis: The episode begins with a bang: Genos and Mumen Rider challenge the Sea King and are both swiftly repelled. It takes Saitama showing up and one good punch to lay the Sea King low and prevent the deaths of more innocents. Despite this, Saitama is still considered an outcast and cheater in the overall superhero community. He is rewarded for his efforts, however, … Read more One-Punch Man Episode 9 Review!
Series: One-Punch Man Episode #8: The Deep Sea King Release Date: November 22, 2015 Genre: Action/Adventure Studio: Madhouse Where to Watch: Daisuki Synopsis: The episode starts with a huge humanoid octopus guy claiming to be part of the Sea Folk, coming to claim the surface. Saitama takes out this one with one punch, but elsewhere in City J, a hero named Stinger faces off against several of the Sea Folk and the Sea King alone. Being severely outclassed, Saitama, Genos, and Mumen Rider race … Read more One-Punch Man Episode 8 Review!
Series: One-Punch Man Episode #7: The Supreme Pupil/ The Ultimate Disciple Release Date: November 16, 2015 Genre: Action/Adventure Studio: Madhouse Where to Watch: Daisuki Synopsis: A giant meteor is heading towards City Z, and the Hero’s Association calls in its S-Rank heroes to stop it. Unfortunately, only Genos and two other heroes (Bang and Metal Knight) show up to stop it. Despite their efforts, the meteor nearly destroys the city until Saitama shows up and destroys it. In the aftermath of the event, some … Read more One-Punch Man Episode 7 Review!
Series: One-Punch Man Episode #6: The Terrifying City Release Date: November 8, 2015 Genre: Action/Adventure Studio: Madhouse Where to Watch: Daisuki Synopsis: It’s been 5 days since Saitama’s debut as a professional hero, and as a Rank C, he needs to find crime to fight if he wants to keep his registration. Also, as Genos’ official master, he feels the need to give him some sort of instruction, but isn’t quite sure how. After searching the city fruitlessly for crime for an entire day, Speed ‘O Sound … Read more One-Punch Man Episode 6 Review!
Series: One-Punch Man Episode #5: The Ultimate Master Release Date: November 1, 2015 Genre: Action/Adventure Studio: Madhouse Where to Watch: Daisuki Synposis: The episode showcases Genos and Saitama’s applications into the Hero’s Association; they both undergo the physical and mental tests and end up as Ranks S and C, respectively. Also, thanks to their previous agreement, Genos is now officially Saitama’s disciple, and coupled with the upgrades he received from Dr. Kuseno, Genos is more powerful than ever, but still isn’t quite up to the level … Read more One Punch Man Episode 5 Review!
Series: One-Punch Man Episode #4: The Modern Ninja Release Date: October 25, 2015 Genre: Action/Adventure Studio: Madhouse Where to Watch: Daisuki Synopsis: We are introduced to the social anarchist villain Hammerhead, a thug with a group of criminals known as the Paradisers who wear stolen power armor, as they wreak havoc on the town. Claiming that they want an equal society where everyone takes care of everyone, they set out to prove their point by killing a rich man known as Zeninu. Meanwhile, Saitama hears the … Read more One Punch Man Episode 4 Review!
Series: One-Punch Man Episode #3: The Obsessive Scientist Release Date: October 18, 2015 Genre: Action/Adventure Studio: Madhouse Where to Watch: Daisuki Synopsis: We learn that the creator of the House of Evolution was a young genius who grew tired of society because no one understood his drive to overcome the limitations of the human race. Secluding himself, he dedicated his life to research for 70 years, until he made his first breakthrough. Giving himself youth and cloning himself, he is responsible for the attacks on Saitama … Read more One-Punch Man Episode 3 Review!
Series: One-Punch Man Episode #2: The Lone Cyborg Release Date: October 11, 2015 Genre: Action/Adventure Studio: Madhouse Where to Watch: Daisuki Synopsis: The episode opens with a newscast discussing an outbreak of mosquitoes; a swarm so big and deadly that citizens are advised to stay indoors. The swarm is revealed to be controlled by an humanoid insect girl, Mosquito Girl, who thrives off of the blood of humans and animals. While this is happening, Saitama is occupied trying to kill a lone mosquito that keeps … Read more One-Punch Man Episode 2 Review!
Hello everyone! Before I get into the review for the first episode of One-Punch Man, I just want to explain that I’m still developing my “anime reviewer” writing voice, so I’ll be trying a few different styles here and there; right now I’m dividing my review into three main parts: the synopsis, the in-depth spoilery review, and the non-spoiler review at the end. If you’d like to know my thoughts on the episode without having it spoiled, just read the synopsis and jump down to … Read more One-Punch Man: Episode 1 Review!