Going to keep continuing to review Fall 2015 shows to the best of my abilities in order to inform you folks if these shows are right for your preferences.
Here we go, One-Punch Man. One of the most hyped shows of Fall 2015 season. Unlike past seasons in 2015, Fall was the weakest of the bunch. It has good shows such as Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans, Noragami Aragoto and the likes. These shows weren't as bright enough to attract a broad audience. The pilot episode which is one of the important times to hook someone to watch a show was very strong in One-Punch Man's arsenal. This is what played its strengths and bury its competitors of this season in its shadow.
I'm reviewing the anime adaptation of One's web-comic series which also had a manga adaptation illustrated by Yusuke Murata.
Saitama only became a hero for fun, but after three years of “special” training, he finds that he can beat even the mightiest opponents with a single punch. Though he faces new enemies every day, it turns out being devastatingly powerful is actually kind of a bore. Can a hero be too strong? — ANN
Where to Watch Legally?
Anime Digital Network - ?
Daisuki - North America, Central America, Latin America, Europe, and South Korea in English, Latin American Spanish, Portuguese, Korean
Animation is top notch especially in episode 1 and 12 where it was the highest. Usually, Saitama ends most of his matches with one punch making the conflict too short. Genos is pretty much Madhouse's animation mascot between those 2 episodes.
Memorable theme songs - some will like it while others won't. The two songs clash with each other in terms of energy. The opening is faster pace and full of sakuga while the ending is slower pace.
Being a short 12 episode series, they only have time to focus on Saitama and Genos and showcase other heroes and characters for a limited time as eye candy for those who have read the manga series. Villains aside from Boros aren't memorable.
Story telling is a bit shallow and repetitive. The anime has 3 major arcs after the introductions are done in episode 2. When scenes are tense, it usually solve so easily because of overpowered Saitama is. There is not much of dire situation. It makes the end result predictable.
As for character development, Genos is pretty much only major character who had growth. There was a time when Saitama was challenged not physically but mentally. It didn't really go that deep with his character.
While animation is great, there are times where it was inconsistent and the quality drops. One such episode was number 11 where they reused frames for Puri-Puri Prisoner, Bang, and Atomic Samurai twice. There was a bit of lazy eye in Iairon (Iaian).
Overall, One-Punch Man is an anime series you don't take it seriously. I would recommend to folks who just love over the top action and characters as emphasis over story telling. The series does dip into what a hero is, but it doesn't goes as deep. For those who like concepts about justice and heroes, you won't enjoy this series in that regards.
Furthermore, One-Punch Man is part of the new generation of gateway anime shows. Whether it's agree or disagree upon, it's a good show for comic book readers who haven't taste anime yet. My friend Marshal Victory recommends this for folks who enjoyed the Tick. There are strong semblance between the two series.
I hope you enjoy and find the review helpful. One-Punch Man is ideal for folks who want a comedic, not so serious series full of high intense animation especially for sakuga fans.
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