One Punch Man

There are a lot of great and amazing anime out there with a lot of work being put into them. They have the ability to make people laugh and smile and sometimes cry (cause they killed off my favorite character…again). There are others that make people want to pull out their hair in frustration due to a cliff hanger or just lack of comprehension. Some of these are meant to not be taken seriously with just wanting to give the audience a good laugh, but they are annoying to those who want a good story to undertake.

This anime is beloved by many who find it to be enjoyable and funny. Personally, it’s not a favorite of mine. For those who have not seen the show, it can be summed up in one sentence: it is about a man who is so strong, he can kill anything in one punch.

What I am going to do is, I’m going to list some of the problems I have for the show. This does not make the show a horrible one, it is just some issues I particularly have with it. I want everyone to know, what I say does not make anything set in stone, and I am not saying what I say must go and that everyone who differs from my opinion is wrong because frankly at the end of the day, I’m going to watch what makes me happy, and others are going to watch what make them happy. At the end of the day, the words that are being said do not mean a thing. If there is an issue with me stating these things, and this is your favorite anime, then please do not continue reading, but for those who do not care, feel free to read. Now let’s continue.

Let us begin with the main reason the show was recommended to me. The anime is greatly considered for its comedy and its comedic timing, and for some, the humor is funny, but for me, it is dry. It could be said it is because of my lack of understanding of the Japanese culture, but I am well aware of the jokes being made within the show. I just do not find the jokes to be particularly funny, and for a show that is supposed to make me laugh, it did not which I found to be greatly disappointing because I had high hopes. I must say, it could be for the show not being funny or my lack of sense of humor, and most would say it is the latter of the two. I should mention, lately, it has been difficult for me to find original jokes in which make me laugh (but if you to crack a pun or two, you’ll have me dying on the floor next to you…puns are my weakness), so that does not mean it is the show’s fault for my inability to laugh.

Next issue I have is with the style.  I apologize now for what I’m about to say, but I do not like the style whatsoever.  I tried to get over it because I wanted to like the show so bad, but it was a deal breaker.  There have been other shows similar in style to this one and others who are completely different to the classic anime style, that I have overlooked this issue of mine and continued because of its story line, but for this anime, I couldn’t because like I said before, it is about a man who is so strong, he can kill anything with one punch.  Not much to the story.  Yes, I’m forgetting the part where his is just trying to find a worthy opponent to face, but most of it is just boring.  “It picks up after this part” said the person making me watch it, but it never did.  It had one up moment to the other down moments.  I swear, I enjoy anime, but for some odd reason, I just can’t enjoy this one. Personally, I give this anime a 4 out of 10 rating, but I know my sister and brother would kill me, so I’ll give it a 6/7 because it does have some good qualities to it, and it did show promise for being a funny show for there is no man or monster or creature, who can come face to face with him and can beat him.

How disappointing it must be for him.  All he wants is a worthy opponent. *tear*

Okay, please don’t hate me, but right before this, I was playing the game “One Finger Death Punch” and it reminded me of this anime, and instead of calling it “One Punch Man” I wrote the game name instead.  I mean…they’re similar, right?  So…no hard feelings?

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One thought on “One Punch Man

  1. I enjoyed this anime when I watched it but I already know that it won’t work for me a second time. The humour just won’t hit the right tone a second time. Thanks for sharing your view.

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