I’ve wanted to start up with anime again. I wrote a post asking for your recommendations and social media responded:

Their list:

  • Black Lagoon
  • Dominion Tank Police
  • Dorohedoro
  • Engaged to the Unidentified
  • Gate
  • Gurren Lagann
  • Highschool of the Dead
  • Iria: The Zeiram Animation
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
  • Knights & Magic
  • Mushishi
  • My Hero Academia
  • One Piece
  • Overlord
  • Record of Lodoss War
  • Vampire Hunter D
  • Zillion

I choose…

None of those.

YouTube recommendations really knows me well (creepy). I was reminded of a clip of Bill Burr Talking about a show called One Punch Man.

One Punch Man’s first season is on Netflix, so I gave it a shot.

I was pleasantly surprised. One Punch Man has the perfect combination of what I like out of (most) anime; it reminded me of Bleach.

With Bleach — I was instantly hooked on the characters, the story, the comedic relief and the battles. One Punch Man delivered on all of these.

Saitama is One-Punch Man. He has trained so hard in his attempt to protect others that he has become God-like. He is so powerful that he can kill (not just defeat) any opponent he fights. Saitama’s punch literally explodes body parts. It’s great!

Serious Saitama.

The season develops nicely beyond the first few episode’s Monster of the Week vibe.

Saitama has been defeating monsters on his own and has failed to gain any recognition. He learn that there is a Hero Association with heroes ranking from C – S.

The season plays out perfectly; Saitama attempts to raise through the ranks of the Hero Association. The viewer is also introduced to Genos, who becomes the disciple of our main hero. Genos is basically the Shonen main character any other show would have – but he’s cool and powerful. We like Genos.

We meet some memorable S rank Character’s but the most memorable is definitely, Mumen Rider, the highest C class hero, who basically is just a guy in some armor who rides a bicycle around..FOR JUSTICE!

One Punch Man left me wanting more.

The main character arch is different that anything I can really think of watching before. Saitama is already the strongest. He doesn’t have to learn new powers or really try that hard throughout the whole season. The problems he has to overcome are boredom and gaining the respect of his peers.

It’s nice to not have to watch another origin story. We’re show that One Punch Man is already, the shit.

Time to dive deep into some more anime. Might as well (thanks Coronavirus quarantine). One Punch Man has me hooked. Now on to Season 2 (Both are on Hulu)!

Have you seen One Punch Man? Let me know what you think, I’d love to discuss.