Everyone in the anime world has heard about One Punch Man at this point, and should you haven’t, you have to be dwelling below a rock. The collection a few bald man who can defeat anyone with just one punch man dubbed online - disqus.com
, punch has been probably the most talked about anime of the season, and doubtless of the yr as a whole. I have already praised One Punch Man as an anime that has come to revolutionize mainstream anime, which is why I decided that, for this evaluate, I might take a distinct method to it (perhaps a harmful one considering what number of fanboys and fangirls this sequence has earned lately): did it live as much as the hype or is it overrated?
First things first, this anime consists of solely 12 episodes. I have all the time thought which you could’t really choose an on-going collection with just 12 episodes. I have not read the manga, nor the net comic, however I have executed my analysis and it seems that, even though the story progresses, there’s never any major plot occurring and that the formula just about all the time stays the same: Saitama single punches everything. That’s why, whereas I’m aware that I can’t choose the entire collection based mostly on 12 anime episodes, I’m going to take the anime as a representation of what the series is about.
Let’s talk hype. As I’m writing this, One Punch Man is 10 on MyAnimeList with a ranking of 9.08. This places the anime above different well-recognized collection akin to Cowboy Bebop, Dying Notice and totally different seasons of Gintama, Code Geass and Destiny/Zero. There’s not a single anime reviewer on Youtube who isn’t talking about OPM, and the manga gross sales have boosted each in Japan and the USA because of the anime release. Whereas still far from the mainstream recognition Attack on Titan has achieved, One Punch Man and Saitama have rapidly grow to be a meme on the Internet, particularly on Tumblr.
What's it about One Punch Man that has attracted so many individuals? As I argued in my earlier OPM article, the most important quality of the collection is the truth that it feels recent and new. It’s a seinen that makes fun of shounen. Although the shounen genre continues to be very beloved within the anime group, it’s additionally a style stuffed with clichés and repeated storylines, and that has sadly gone downhill in the latest years due to lack of originality. One Punch Man takes advantage of this and laughs on the typical shounen tropes (combating to your goals, believing in your pals, training to be the strongest…), whereas inserting its important character, Saitama, as a person who is already as strong as he may be and who's already living his dream/pastime while being frustrated that he’s SO STRONG.