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One Punch Man 01

Monday, October 5th, 2015

The moment when Saitama gears up to fight the King of Subterrans was highly reminiscent of the showdown of Sunred and General Vamp in Sunred 26. So good. Both end abrubtly for the same reason :-) .

One Punch Man begins

Friday, October 30th, 2015

Since Daisuki is not available in Japan, I had to watch OPM at hotel TV. It was an adventure all in itself: even had to set up an alarm clock. Screencapping was compromised. But regardless, it’s good and I think we can open its run safely.

I remember that back in the day, good old Aroduc was bringing up the quality of fights as a standalone measure of anime (in e.g. J2). I thought gaming made his brain to malfunction. Ditto Evirus and his focus on “mahou shoujo beatdowns” in Precure. But in One Punch Man the fights are amazing enough to matter. The way they vary the animation is quite nice too (although I’m sure not everyone can understand).

Even without that, I’d watch it for OP and ED.

Finally, the characters ought to be quite decent. The anime follows the reboted manga closely.

P.S. A few people found the comedy to stand out. I agree, it’s pretty good, but perhaps “solid” is a better assessement.

Zyl on One Punch Man and Sunred

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

I know we’ve been remiss in blogging WanPanMan, but others took upon it. I have some small bones to pick with Zyl, like this:

However, while the relationships in Sunred remain essentially static over the course of the two seasons (with similar crises at the end of each), the relationships between Saitama and others heroes in OPM evolve considerably as Saitama enters the world of the Hero Association.

Sunred had seen significant changes, although not always for the better. The difference is that One Punch Man makes the realignments a part of the main story, whereas Sunred swipes them under the carpet of daily vignettes.

But overall, Zyl fills in admirably, picking in on the ranking system in Hero Association.

One Punch Man ends

Friday, March 11th, 2016

I followed WanPanMan in-season, so it actually ended quite a while ago, but it took some time to see if I have anything to add to the opening impression. In the end, there wasn’t anything. It is still the only anime that I liked which is mostly about great animation of fights, but that was already known.

Since I followed it on Daisuki, I don’t have good screencaps, but here’s a frame from the original manga:

I don’t quite understand what’s going on, but the original manga is still being scanlated, and it’s far ahead of the reboot manga. The anime borrows the designs and the storyline of the reboot manga, and ends rather early in comparison. I think they could continue the anime using the reboot design and original storyline (not anime-original, but original-original one). But they decided to quit early for some reason.

I have a spoiler: Saitama fights Tatsumaki, and it’s quite nicely done. The story is not boring at all.

Liked: Yes
Rewatch: Possible, in a company.