What is the point of One Punch Man if we know he can beat all baddies in one punch? Ive watched 2 episodes so far and it's meh.
wait..., let me get this straight..
you're watching OPM for the suspense / thriller? despite that's not the main genre..
this is a whole new level of stupidity right here.
>people keep falling for this
How many threads will it take?
Clearly you should go watch Dragonball, an anime where you DON'T know if the good guy will win in the end
Well, Cell did win. He killed Goku, the main character and object of his attention.
People arguing about the strength of imaginary beings have been a cause for war since the beginning of recorded history.
>He could've killed Boros with a stronger punch immediately if he wanted
Citation needed. Unless he said that, it's not confirmed. You're not in Saitama's head, you can't possibly know that.
His serious punch didn't even physically hit him and just the shockwave was enough to kill him.. it's not far off at all to say that if he'd actually landed the serious punch on boros he'd be utterly destroyed.
We don't know if he can land that punch on Boros, though. It took a long time to charge that punch.
Fact is, he didn't win that fight in one punch, it took several.
Saitama lost his One Punch Man title in that fight, it's an important part of his development, and that's why they decided to end the anime there.
I don't know why people say it's a comedy series. It's a story about how, even if you accomplish your dreams and get what you wish, your life can still be empty. It's about a guy who found out his passion, because of how passionate he was, ironically lost it. It's fucking tragic.
Okay, I'm bored enough to make something clear.
The humor of OPM is not reliant on one joke. Anytime he kills something its not even meant to be all that funny. The humor lies in the fact that a man beyond the traditional cultural programming, a man who lives for his hobby, has attained the highest degree of strength. The humor lies in the fact that all the while there is this grandiose unfolding narrative and cast of characters in competition with each other, there remains saitama as the conclusive force always, the guy who couldn't really give a damn. You'd be dense not to see the metaphorical implications in that as well.
Saitama is a narrative tool more than he is a main character. You'd think that every other character and plot would become superfluous but the reason it doesn't is because saitama lacks the desire to make himself well known or understood, he's just enjoying his hobby. This is why its interesting.
You know they know that, right? they're just calling it "One Gag Man" to rile people up
I think the funniest parts come from how seriously Genos takes everything compared to Saitama. "He actually bought that shit I just made up? whew"
are you one of those people who needs every single thing spelled out? Can't you pick up on things?
Why would Saitama interrupt Boros during his speech and ask him if he's done? That right there is the first big indicator that the fight means nothing to Saitama
After Saitama ended Boros with his serious strike, Boros himself said that Saitama never even tried, that it wasn't a match at all
That was the entire point of the whole fight. Baldy sympathized, because he knows how shitty fighting is without any challenge
and saitama doesn't need to charge shit, how would you even get that idea, he just punches stuff
It's a parody of traditional shounen anime. We always know the protagonist will beat all the badies. Maybe not in one punch, but in the end, he always wins. This dispenses with the fake drama that comes from constantly asking "will he win" when everyone knows the answer is "yes, yes he will win."
Are you trying to vex me?
still baffled that you thought saitama needs to charge his punches
that's legit retard reading comprehension
you...you should get checked or something
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Besides the obvious bait, nothing you said is even subject-accurate (example being that it's anti-cape). Can't you at least use something that makes sense if you're going to bait?
>what is the point of shonen if we know the protagonist will eventually beat all the baddies?
OPM is not a parody of battle shounen. Good battle shounen don't treat enemies as the average "monster of the week" but rather as a psychological barrier that you need to adjust to in order to overcome it, and it leads to character development.
OPM is in no way engaging: bored/boring as fuck MC, fights with monsters of the week that harbor no sense of strategy whatsoever, just brute force, characters don't go beyond being parodies of archetypes, zero world-building, and so on. As someone who's watching Pokemon XY&Z, it is a thousand times more engaging and entertaining than "fireworks: the animation".
I mean fuck, 95% of fictional work depict good triumphing over evil, using this point is useless. People need to know that they have a chance to see a brighter tomorrow, some people cling to hope that the world won't turn back to what it has been during 14-18 and 39-45. We need to know that high-scale conflicts will not spread out so we make them happen in fiction.
Casual animeonly fag please step up your game
No I'm serious, step up your game. Friends of mine who dislike OPM are either animeonly casual faggots or people who haven't consumed anime manga material for a year or so and dumbfounded by OPM's popularity
YES IT FUCKING IS.
WHY ELSE DO YOU THINK OP ISN'T THE ONLY ONE TO SAY SO?
LITERALLY EVERYBODY KEEPS SAYING IT'S THE SAME JOKE EVERY TIME.
WHAT DOES THAT TELL YOU, HUH?!
>monster of the week
Nothing in the story, except perhaps the introductory chapters, resembles a monster of the week format. Most of the conflicts introduced are displayed in story arcs, not episodic chapters/episodes. Sea King. Dark Matter Invaders. Monster Association.
>fights with monsters of the week that harbor no sense of strategy whatsoever, just brute force
There are some battle tactics utilized in the Monster Association but I feel adding more of it wouldn't fit the series considering its nature and premise. Besides, Keikaku battle tactcs in most battle manga are mostly ridiculous and unimpressive.
>characters don't go beyond being parodies of archetypes
Most characters in anime and manga are archetypal. Explain. This again isn't a bad thing considering the nature of the series. Some characters do go through some story arcs. Also despite how long the series has been running, most of the characters were basically just introduced as its only been one arc since Boros. We have yet to see some of them develop much.
Bullshit. Everything regarding the Hero Association. HA's past, present, and future. What goes on in HA meetings and the people who attend them. Heroes. Hero rankings. The various differences between classes (differences in strength, skill, ability, notoriety, and work habits) . How citizens feelings toward the HA. Disaster levels. Monster transformation and limiters. Several plot threads. etc.
>People need to know that they have a chance to see a brighter tomorrow, some people cling to hope that the world won't turn back to what it has been during 14-18 and 39-45. We need to know that high-scale conflicts will not spread out so we make them happen in fiction.
What the fuck are you going on about? You're on an anime discussion board of all places.
>fights with monsters of the week that harbor no sense of strategy whatsoever, just brute force
You're watching a show called One Punch Man and you're complaining about him knowing he beats the baddies in one punch?
Is this actually real.
>cool side characters
>very fun villains
Garou being the only one, maybe. Every single other villain was literally the same as the one before it.
We get it, the only series you've watched have been DBZ and Fairy Tail. Now please stop posting.
OP's post has nothing to with manga's humor.
>WHAT DOES THAT TELL YOU, HUH?!
It says that retards don't like it but can't form any concrete reasons as to why that is so they just resort to regurgitating tired "le one joke man" shitposts as actual arguments.
Not every instance Saitama blowing away an adversary with one strike is intended to be humorous and it hasn't been that way since the first arc in the series. Most of the gags in the series have nothing to do with Saitama's ease in defeating his opponents.
>can't form any concrete reasons as to why
So "the same joke over and over" isn't a reason? It seems like quite an objective one, actually.
>Most of the gags in the series have nothing to do with Saitama's ease in defeating his opponents
You're right. They're to do with Tatsumaki being short, with Genos being earnest, with Prisoner being gay and with King being a fraud. Wow much funny. Such humorous.
I don't get it, why don't you just ignore the series if you don't like it?
Do you like Sex in the city? or any reality TV show? Why don't you just go on /tv/ and make a thread about how you hate that?
If you're answer is that you don't watch trash then just apply the same reasoning to OPM and don't watch it.
Alright then you don't want people to have shit taste. There has to be something that you find worse than OPM. I mean even if you abhor the story the artstyle is still decent. So why don't you go fight people who like someone even shitttier. You should start with the shittiest and make your way up, you can't start with the half decent.
>you can't start with the half decent
But I regularly post in GuP threads about how bad the show is.
Most anons are too afraid to speak up, instead deciding to fit in.
There's jokes in Fairy Tail and Ass Class?
I haven't read Ben to or Non Non Biyori so I can't vouch for that, and One Piece can be humorous at times but I can't find the funny in FT and AssClass.
>I can't find the funny in FT and AssClass
OK let's do it the other way round. Name specific jokes in the OPM anime that you found funny.
How? I'm giving legitimate criticisms.
Haha OK. Let's take a look at the number of jokes that have been repeated over and over so far:
>Saitama making a funny face
>Saitama being bored
>Saitama telling someone to stop talking so much
>Genos treating Saitama like a king
>Tatsumaki being short and wanting attention
>villains thinking they're worth a damn before getting beaten easily by Saitama
Genos, King, Metal Bat, Bang, almost all of the S class. This is just matter of personal opinion anyway.
>Garou being the only one, maybe. Every single other villain was literally the same as the one before it.
Sea King, Boros, and Carnage Kabuto are in no way similar.
>We get it, the only series you've watched have been DBZ and Fairy Tail. Now please stop posting.
Even some of the the more enjoyable shounen fall into this at somepoint. If not asspull, then some sort underwhelming or predictable conclusion in a hyped battle.
Do keep in mind that people who have actually watched more than just one or two, or even 10 episodes or read at least 1 arc are really the only ones qualified to determine what is "objective" or "blatant".
You can't halfass it anon. You have to make sure everyone agrees that the thing you hate the most is the worst before moving on to the next thing.
I haven't seen the anime but if it's the same as the webcomic then when he returns home with parts of the seaweed monster because he can't let it go to waste was pretty funny.
No it's more like saying: instead of going out of your way to feed someone who's a little hungry but has the means to eat you should go feed the starving.
That's me. I watched the entire 12 episodes.
>Sea King, Boros, and Carnage Kabuto are in no way similar
They're all simply different variations of "nobody can beat me--OFFT"
None of them were interesting in the slightest.
Compare this to Buu, Frieza and Vegeta who are all wildly different from one another.
>when he returns home with parts of the seaweed monster because he can't let it go to waste was pretty funny
OK I'll admit that one got a smile out of me.
"feed the starving"
Ultimately, both will die. It's just a matter of who happens to be nearby at the moment. As long as you keep this thread alive, this anon won't let this go.
I don't think you understand the difference between a joke and a running gag. Here's a joke. Notice how it had nothing to do with anything you said.
The only shonen with no Asspull are the ones where the author establishes from the start that he'll be using asspulls.
See Gatch Bell: From the start we are presented with a magic book that has an unknown amount of spells that may or may not appear depending on if the hero needs them. This basically sets the character's limit to infinity.
>So "the same joke over and over" isn't a reason?
It's not even close to being a reason or a sound argument because Saitama created a fancy skillset for himself in order to extend the fights he could otherwise end in one punch.
OPM is at the point where Saitama doesn't one-punch-kill monsters. No. They survive the punch and he adopts them as his pets.
Same goes for characters like Kurama from Yu Yu Hakusho.
Ahaa it happens that I planned and had a plant for this entire situation. I also planted it at the beginning of the match and was just stalling for it to take effect.
This thread is missing something.
I swear it's the other way around: everyone I've known who likes OPM are casual anime fans who stumbled into OPM since it's hot or ironic shitbags bandwagoning harder than when Battle Tendency was made into an anime. It's got hardcore appeal, but the best thing in real life I've seen come from the series is Oppai hoodies.
>What is the point of One Punch Man if we know he can beat all baddies in one punch?
And what's the point of any other shounen, where good guys always win? At least OPM is honest .
oh you dumb spic what was that any bad?its fucking funny most of the time and you miss a whole lot of other joke too.
>b-b-but muh original joke each one for every scene
yeah you dont get to say that when you shamelessly parading your shit taste as ultimatum in comedy like this >>136330513
When it doesn't brilliantly deconstruct the shounen tropes by just not using them it introduces fascinating new ideas to the hero genre like a hero not necessarily being liked by the public.
>fascinating new ideas to the hero genre like a hero not necessarily being liked by the public
ON WHAT EARTH IS THIS A NEW IDEA
ON WHAT EARTH IS THIS FASCINATING
Read some fucking Western comics for once in your life, retard.
I get what you mean. The casuals you mentioned are those who, at least, still watch a few shows and read a few manga titles per year, and riding on bandwagons.
These people like OPM.
My casuals who hate OPM are /v/ and the types who still thinks shonen fights need to be like Tekken Chinmi and Bleach, their exposure is so low they think shonen fights are traditions that needs to be preserved. One of them also hates Gurren Lagann and G Gundam because it's 'not a Gundam'
You're that OP who's only watched 2 episodes right?
>replace red noses with bird beaks
Why can' tumblr artists ever do right?
>good gook-chan artist
>crying because people reblog with a different tag
>literally means the same thing
It doesn't matter where they post from, tumblrites are retarded.
>MK is still there
This will drag on forever. Summon
>I mean fuck, 95% of fictional work depict good triumphing over evil, using this point is useless. People need to know that they have a chance to see a brighter tomorrow, some people cling to hope that the world won't turn back to what it has been during 14-18 and 39-45. We need to know that high-scale conflicts will not spread out so we make them happen in fiction
Nice pseudo-intellectual pop psychology
In the latest version, I exaggerated Genos' smug face and made it look even unsightlier than before. It was like that in ONE's version and I felt that the previous version didn't convey it, so I discarded it. If you look carefully, you'll notice that Genos' often makes very cool hand poses in the original version. ONE has a keen attention to details!
It's a joke anime. No seriously. It's supposed to be that way. The whole point of Saitama as a character is to parody over powered characters. WHy does this need to be explained?