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One-Punch Man Anime: Thoughts on season one
January 10, 2016
One-Punch Man is an ongoing action manga that was first published in 2009. Since then it has sold millions of copies and it recent years its popularity has spread outside of Japan. I would say its fanbase is large enough to rival other popular action manga/anime from Japan such as Bleach, Naruto and Attack on Titan.
I am still unable to keep abreast of all the anime coming out of Japan each season so I have to depend on social media feedback (tweet me @Jamaipanese), a handful of anime blogs and the opinion of close friends who share my interests in anime to get a feel of all the anime floating around these days. Like Haikyu the One-Punch Man anime came highly recommended.
One-Punch Man Plot
The story takes place in the fictional Japanese metropolis of City Z. The world is full of strange monsters that mysteriously appear and cause disasters. Saitama, the protagonist, is an incredibly powerful hero who can easily defeat the monsters or other villains with a single punch. However, due to his overwhelming strength, Saitama has become bored with his powers and is constantly trying to find stronger opponents who can present a challenge to him.
Super Hero x Comedy x Porady
The first season of this anime was a joy to watch. Its superhero, comedy and parody elements blend together nicely while obviously taking cues from other popular action anime that came before it. Mix it all together and you get a unique-enough anime with excellent pacing and a decent selection of characters.
I am intentionally not spoiling the story by reading the manga but I expect good things in future seasons of this anime. I just hope the wait for future seasons is not as long as Attack on Titan. Have you been watching One-Punch Man? Share your spoiler-free thoughts with me via a comment below or @Jamaipanese on twitter! Also feel free to recommend other similar anime for me to check out.
Kirk is a proud Jamaican who started Jamaipanese.com in February 2006 and now lives in rural Japan. He enjoys sharing his experiences learning about Japan, personal milestones in life as well as interests such as photography, gaming and travelling.