Now all I knew about this anime before watching the first episode was the concept.
The concept is simple; it’s about a super-hero who can defeat anybody with a single punch.
I thought it was a gag-manga and thought the show would be very funny rather than serious. I mean how can you be serious about a guy who defeats everyone with one punch?
My friend “Detective_Loki” is a huge fan as far as I know and I usually like his choice in manga.
One Punch Man Episode 1 Review
Now my response will be an honest one. I wasn’t completely impressed but that may have something to do with it both being and not being what I expected. The concept of a One-Punch Man seems boring on paper and knowing he can defeat anybody with a single punch makes it predictable and that is exactly what happened at the start.
There was not much comedy involved however. I’ll admit, the giant brother squishing his scientist brother was hilarious in the dark comedic manner and the expressions on One-Punch Man’s face are also priceless as we can see how bored he is from the whole One-Punch thing. Not forgetting the fact he’s lost his hair because of being strong. That’s just badass.
I’m so strong; I defeated my own hair.
What makes it interesting though is we learn where he started off. He was just your average guy who had nothing else to live for and decided to defend a kid with a butt-chin against a monster. He started off like a normal guy; like you and me, nothing special about him.
The second half of the episode we learn how he finds life boring now that he has over-trained and there is no thrill in defeating monsters anymore simply because he is too powerful. He wants a challenge and it was the reason why he followed the career path in the first place.
The whole scene against the ‘Subterraneans’ was good and it was amusing to learn how it was all a dream and the actual encounter was completely one sided.
The pacing of the anime was pretty good despite not really grabbing my interest much as of yet but I am hoping the show will pick up as the story progresses. I am intrigued to how they can make such a flawed concept interesting.
ANIMATION AND MUSIC
The main aspect I loved about One Punch man was, without a doubt, the animation. It was beautiful to watch. The way the character was introduced, the fighting sequences… I cannot fault the animation at all. It was perfect.
The music was also brilliant and I enjoyed how the anime made me feel whilst watching it. To be honest I like the music in most anime so its difficult to really comment on music for me.
Fair enough review coming from someone who doesn’t know what’s coming. It’s going to be Biblical, mark my words. The first chapters are comedy, it becomes much less predictable and gag focused later on.
I look forward to it. Not sure how to mark words on a screen but I’ll take your word for it. You’ve actually got me pumped up for the next Episode. Mad House are yet to disappoint me. Just watched Parasyte recently and it was awesome and don’t get me started on Hunter x Hunter.
I hope you would still go ahead and give this series a chance! I guess for some people who haven’t read the manga, there would definitely be no excitement for a character who overpowers everyone. Rather than focusing solely on his capabilities, the story progresses how other people deals with him. The comedy part will come in time, I assure you! On a side note, your thoughts on it is quite aligned with what I think about it as well.
Thankyou. I haven’t read the manga so I don’t know what to expect. This is all new to me and I am intrigued as to how this will develop. At the moment, the plot is just the concept. My friend loves the manga and I trust his judgement in most things. Should be interesting how the plot develops around him.