One Punch Man stands out among some of the recent anime I have watched. Many times, I will dive into a new anime series, only to find myself struggling through the first few episodes. So, when I first stumbled upon One Punch Man, and found myself having an enjoyable time laughing and digging the story. I knew I had to reach the end of the series, and I did. It was time to get hunker in for a Netflix binge. By the end of the series, I was thoroughly impressed. Not only did the series have some great animation, it’s protagonist vastly overpowered his enemies throughout the myriad of city obliterating battles.
If you are an anime fan and you have yet to watch it. I suggest you give it a chance. The final episodes of the series feature a climactic battle in which space-faring civilization of murderers led by an uber powerful zealot destroy the city whilst battling a legion of heroes and the series protagonist, Saito.
Recently Yuusuke Murata, the artist for the original manga One Punch Man (or rather the manga adapted from the webcomic — yes, it started out as a webcomic) took to Twitter and revealed his inspiration for the series art style. Some of the anime styles he lists as his influences happen to be some of the other anime I really dug into. Check the Twitter post below and read how Street Fighter 2 and Lupin the Third inspired One Punch Man’s anime style.
Yuusuke Murata's influences (Street Fighter! Lupin!!!) and uuhhh… some long past harsh critic from Takeshi Obata (Death Note & Bakuman illustrator). pic.twitter.com/E8gt7feWhi
— Ashita (@AshitanoGin) August 29, 2018
Season 2 is on it’s way too. Here’s the official synopsis.
“Saitama is a hero who only became a hero for fun. After three years of “special training,” he’s become so strong that he’s practically invincible. In fact, he’s too strong—even his mightiest opponents are taken out with a single punch. Now, the great seer Madame Shibabawa’s prediction about the Earth being doomed seems to be coming true as the frequency of monster incidents escalates. Alongside Genos, his faithful disciple, Saitama begins his official hero duties as a member of the Hero Association, while Garou, a man utterly fascinated by monsters, makes his appearance.”
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SOURCE: Ashitano Gin