Manga (And Also Anime) Monday: The Power of One Punch

Happy Monday BaddaBing BaddaBlog readers! This is Manga (And Also Anime) Monday, the place where we explore the sometimes scary, usually enticing world of Japanese media. Let’s light this candle!

It is no secret that I am a massive fan of the incredible and super popular manga One Punch Man. So I was ecstatic when I discovered that an anime adaptation was in the works. Apparently either gods or demons do exist and one of the answered my prayers, because the Once Punch Man anime premiered yesterday and……………it was crazy good. I think the opening does a solid job demonstrating exactly how good it is, but also accurately depicting the quality  of the animation.

For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, One Punch Man is a manga and (know to my joy) an anime about a man who decided to become a hero to fight monster that plague his society. He trained so hard that all of his hair fell out, but was able to become strong enough to be a hero. The only problem is that he over did it. He is now so strong that he can defeat even the strongest of enemies with a single punch. The story follows this main, Saitama, as he tries to find meaning in his life and meets other individuals who are heroes.

Yeah, it’s pretty great. Besides a great concept, the anime did a great job bring this series to light in practice. The animation is stunning and perfectly matches the art style from the manga. I would post some comparison images, but because the anime is so new there are not a lot of screen captures of it yet. Regardless, the fight scenes look amazing and I applaud Mad House, the studio responsible for the animation, for their great work on the series. the voice acting cast has also done an excellent job matching the bizarre characters present in the series.

In short, check this series out. It’s filled with bizarre, compelling characters and a plot that is as original as it is entertaining. I fully believe that this series is going to rise to the level of fame of other recent anime hits like Sword Art Online and Attack on Titan. Check it out using any of the links below.

One Punch Man on Hulu

One Punch Man on Viz Media

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Manga (And Also Anime) Monday: The Power of One Punch

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