9 Reasons Why One-Punch Man is the Hero You Deserve (And Also The One You Need)
Are you bored with the approximately ten-thousand super-hero films that have been coming out off late? Tired of hackneyed plots and same-ol’ threats and inevitable victory after just the right formulaic amounts of suspense? If so, One-Punch Man is the hero you deserve. Read on to find out why.
For the uninitiated, ‘One Punch Man’ is a smash-hit manga about Saitama, the titular One-Punch Man, a hero so ridiculously strong that all his fights finish with one punch. He lives in a world filled with dazzling array of heroes and utterly heinous, hideous monsters and uses his skills for the good of all. That is, when he is not out looking for discounts at his local supermarket.
The manga has been running for some time, and has been made into six beautiful volumes. The anime adaptation of the series was commissioned by Madhouse in early 2015, and is currently only three episodes old. So now is the perfect time to jump into the madness of One Punch.
If we haven’t convinced you yet: here’s a list of reasons that definitely will:
(For newcomers, remember to read manga from right to left, always)
Because it has the best fights, drawn ridiculously well, with obsessive amounts of detail:
Really, the absolute best fights:
Because One Punch Man knows the exact sound you make when somebody creeps up behind you:
Because of this alternative take on art:
Because it has the best named super-heroes:
.. even if they may be rather exaggerated at times:
Because it can out-Iron-Man Iron-Man:
Because it knows that sometimes, even the best laid plans have rather obvious flaws:
I really cannot stress this enough, about the fights:
Because it has life lessons truly worth learning:
And because really, at heart, Saitama is just like the rest of us:
Note: One Punch Man is the work of the mangaka known only as ONE, and is illustrated with breath-taking illustrations by Yusuke Murata.–