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Why is OPM so successful when most other attempts at super hero

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Why is OPM so successful when most other attempts at super hero manga never really last long?
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>>133952456
Because it's not actually a super hero manga.
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Because the general audience loves invincible protagonists who can solve everything.
Just look at SAO and Mahouka.
And don't even try to deny that OPM has that much in common with SAO. Even if it's being "self-aware" about it, the core principle is the same.
Hell, being self-aware about it just means that you get the general audience that loves invincible protagonists, and a portion of the guys who shit all over SAO/Mahouka for taking themselves seriously.
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Because it's a parody of heroes.
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>>133952456
Because it makes fun of capes.

Japan loves making fun of the west and anything western, especially Americans.

You know what they call a lame, unfunny joke? An American joke.
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>>133952456
Because it's literally a commentary on typical shonen. Too bad many of the reddit/tumblr plebs can't even understand that, thus creating one of the shittiest fanbases I have ever seen.
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>>133952563
>"self-aware"
>putting self-aware in quotations
You do get that the entire show is one big satire? That it's not just self-awareness, but that the entire premise of the show is showing the faults in the super hero genre? It's an entirely different genre from shit-tier shows like SAO
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>>133952563
>this butthurt over a comedy

Did somebody in a powerlevel thread hurt your feelings by saying saitama could beat up your favorite character?
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>>133952456
OPM anime is a flop though.
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Japan does SoL superhero shenanigans best.
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>>133952456
Honestly, it really sucks I can't enjoy OPM this season, I'm just going to have to wait until the fucking annoying-ass fanbase dies down, and then I can start watching.
Makes me angry cause I have been reading ONE's ver./Murata's ver since the threads started here on /a/.
Now these anime threads are such garbage
>muh TATSUMAKI vs. FUBUKI
I really can't stand shipping fags on /a/, there's literally no romance in the fucking series.
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>>133952657
It's basically like TTGL was, very self aware and taking shots at a ton of genre cliches while playing a lot of stuff straight as well.

OPM is the most fun I've had watching a shounen battle show in a long time.
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>>133952751
>literally no romance
Fubuki's body is a man's romance
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>>133952818
Honestly fuck off, you didn't care about her before the anime. There's was little to none Fubukifags before this adaption started.
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>>133952563
>SAO
You need to read the manga or the webcomic before comparing OPM to SAO or Mahouka. SAO/Mahouka is just a power fantasy. Mahouka is somewhat self aware, but it gets too stupid.
OPM is about what it means to be a hero

Onii Sama is good at everything, and everyone wants some of his D.

Kirito is your average self insert who climbs to the top and becomes way to important for his own good. Oh, he's somehow roped into a dark and edgy conspiracy where his waifu is kidnapped.

Saitama on the other hand is incredibly strong on the get go, but is on the lower end of society.
King is a weak otaku who's afraid. He has no skill, no combat capabilities, and no qualities that'll make him a hero, yet he is considered a true hero.
Saitama is the opposite of King. An absurd amount of power, yet no recognition from the masses. Saitama's quest isn't about becoming stronger like all the shit animes you watch, it's about using his power to become better than just a brute.

>>133952751
Anime fags are late for everything. I try to talk to people about OPM but they don't want a discussion. When the anime hit, NOW they want a discussion.
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>most attempts at superhero manga never really last long
But that's wrong, most last more than 10 volumes at least, OPM isn't even that long yet
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>>133952865
>Anime fags are late for everything. I try to talk to people about OPM but they don't want a discussion. When the anime hit, NOW they want a discussion.

I admit I'm in this camp. A bunch of people told me.
>You have to read the manga. Look at these fucking keyframe quality panels.
>OPM is getting animated. Get hype. Going to be so fucking awesome!

And I kind of brushed it off, just because it felt like it was some rinse and repeat shounen with a single gimmic like most of them and I'd pretty much washed my hands of all that. Then I saw the preair first episode and wasn't that impressed. But it made me interested enough to watch the first three episodes. That got me hooked, the manga, webcomic, the whole enchilada.

The adaptation team has done a killer job all things considered too. It's been awhile since I've seen this much love poured into a series.
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>>133952856
Has she even shown up in the anime? I thought she showed up after Boros, who should still be a few episodes away
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>>133952456
Tiger & Bunny is ongoing.
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>>133953019
No she hasn't, but I'm sure that dude just didn't like the Tatsumaki hype when it consumed the threads and decided to look into the series more and saw that there was another girl in the manga, and clung to the opposing side like an idiot.
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>>133952865
King is a weak otaku who's afraid. He has no skill, no combat capabilities, and no qualities that'll make him a hero, yet he is considered a true hero.
So basically,

a Mr. Satan rip-off?
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>>133953227
Mr. Satan actually saved the world.
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>>133953263
Of something that wouldn't even exist if wasn't for him.
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>>133953448
You mean Buu? How was Mr. Satan responsible in anyway for Buu?
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>>133952563
Yeah, no. You missed the point of OPM. Saitama has gone beyond the pinnacle of powerful and now needs to question why he even bothers to be a hero anymore. Have you ever seen a story with a similar premise before?
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>OPM
>long
what

It's short. You can read the entire thing in an evening. The webcomic too.
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>>133953227
Mr Satan is actually a bona fide normie fighter. He could pull several buses, smash 14 concrete tiles as well as leaping at a height of a several storey building (with sommersaults, nonetheless). Hell, if he could at least do proper training, he could even fly and shoot ki out of his palm
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>>133952751
Cmon man, I read the ONE version of the Boros and Garou arc and I'm not nearly as salty as you are about the show. People like you just can't stand the fact that it has gotten mainstream popularity since you liked it "before it was cool". So now the fanbase is cancer. Believe it or not, there have always been shipping fags, it wasn't just when the anime came out.
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>>133953478
No Satan, no Evil Buu
No Evil Buu, no Super Buu
No Super Buu, no Kid Buu
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We're running out of popular manga to get adapted and the fanbase made more cancerous.

What do you guys think is next? Boku no Hero Academia?
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>>133952456
>when most other attempts at super hero manga never really last long?
Lurk more or fuck off /co/cksucker, it's clear you only know of one or two other capeshit manga besides OPM.

Do you see this, mods? Vermin like him are what you're condoning by allowing a dozen threads for this show at a time.
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>>133952751
>it really sucks I can't enjoy OPM this season, I'm just going to have to wait until the fucking annoying-ass fanbase dies down, and then I can start watching.

How exactly are they physically preventing you from watching the anime?

Watch it and don't participate in the threads.

I swear most people on /a/ don't know how to deal with their favorite mangos/LNs getting popular due to anime adaptations.
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>>133953659
Yeah, and No Satan = Earth is destroyed by Fat Buu

You should be blaming the guys who shot Satan, not Satan himself.
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>>133953739
Not him but he's probably the type who wants to talk about something immediately after he has watched it, and right now having rational discussion on OPM on /a/ is slightly difficult
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>>133953739
That's just what shutin NEETs have to do. They can't feel proud of doing stuff (since they don't do anything) so instead they have to try and feel superior based on what they DON'T do.
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>>133953699
Already got an anime confirmed.
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>>133954149
bull fucking shit
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>>133954167
Where have you been? There's a preview and all, even the manga is promoting it.
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>>133952456
One Punch Man is only for people who are
1. Educated
2. Patient
3. Attentive, and
4. Analytic
One Punch Man rewards people who are intelligent enough to understand it. It doesn't make it easy to follow because it's not for the average anime fan who need everything fucking explained to them like they're goddamn children.

And that's why it's probably the best anime in the past 20-30 years, hands down. It's the first real anime for intellectuals since LoGH...though honestly, I think it might surpass even that.

If you didn't like it, that means you're just not mature enough to really "Get it". In short, grow up, kid. And I'm not joking.
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>>133954222
well then, what series is NEXT?
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>>133952751
>Not able to enjoy a show because too many other people enjoy it
Who said you have to give a single shit about other people. Striving to be different by pretending to not like something you truly enjoy is stupid
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>>133953444
You're just proving my point more, you latch onto a character you literally have no idea about just from a single 2 second scene.
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>>133954263
Stop
Delete this pasta from your notepad right now
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>>133953627
>there have always been shipping fags,
Wrong. This is so fucking wrong and you know it. Sure there were Tatsumakifags, but they weren't actively shipping Saitama with whoever.
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>>133952811
>It's basically like TTGL was
No, it wasn't. I don't understand people who say TTGL was a parody. It wasn't. Acknowledging something and parodying it are different. TTGL acknowledges the kind of show it is, yes, but it revels in it, it doesn't do commentary on it or parody it in the least.

OPM is a straight up parody.
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>>133953699
Sakamoto desu ga
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>>133954367
Oh so because I proved you wrong you think I must be the person you were "arguing" with? Alright cool delusion bro.

Why the hell are you even so assblasted about. Seems all he said was "she's hot" and now you're raging at him like some triggered tumblr feminist.
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>>133954476
OPM is commentary on the shitty way Japan treats middle class workers and it's impossible for them to work their way up.
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I want to lick Saitama's sweaty, oily bald head!
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>>133954386
No
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>>133952751
>complain about people lusting over Tatsumaki and Fubuki
>apparently fine with the mountains of yaoi slash porn of Saitama, Genos, Sonic, etc that has existed for years now
Sure is double standards.
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>>133954524
But I'm not. I hate all of it.
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>>133954401
>but they weren't actively shipping Saitama with whoever.
They were shipping Saitama with Genos or Sonic. But apparently you have no issue with shipping and romance as long as it's 100% gay.
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>>133952751
>I can't watch something I want to watch because the fanbase is annoying
Christ man, get a grip.
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>>133954561
well, this is /a/ for a reason
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>>133954542
Yet all you complain about is Tatsumaki and Fubuki. You use those are your go-to example for "MUH SHIPPERS RUINING OPM FANDOM!" even though they only started this season really, while yaoi shippers have existed since at least 2010. Your standards are indeed doubled.
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>>133954476
It did give catharsis in the form of gritting teeth.
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>>133954573
Maybe I didn't make it clear but, shipping, in general is cancerous to every fanbase, especially when it's NOT CANON.
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>>133954513
How do I attain this body?
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One Punch Man doesn't just provide good action and comedy, it is also a heavy subversion in regards to fanservice.

Rather than sexualizes female characters, it instead heavily sexualizes male characters, making for a more progressive and inviting to the female audience. It shows the author is not only talented working to break the gender bias present in most anime.

This is also seen in how Genos plays the Damsel in Distress role for the series and his affections towards Saitama. The author could have easily made it some female superhero who becomes Saitama apprentice and bogged down the entire series with pointless male otaku wish fulfillment and power fantasies but they don't and that's something to be appreciated because it makes the entire thing more inclusive to any audience in comparison to something like One Piece, which converts all it's females into jokes or hourglasses to be ogled.

Oda could learn a great deal about making a better manga from OPM.
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>>133954594
Nice goalpost moving. Didn't hear you bitching about SaiNos art making up like 50% of all OPM fanart on Pixiv all these years, it's only a problem suddenly when people start giving Tats and Fubuki some attention.
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>>133954603
Ask ADONIS in the Ani Tore threads.
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>>133954603
I started doing Saitama's training regime but limited it to max number I can do for now for each element. I admit I'm very much out of shape with a round belly at the moment, but surely I'll see some improvement if I keep doing the exercise like Saitama did? Can't do the 10km run, unfortunately. I walk about 7 miles a day though.
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>>133954663
Except that's not even true. I literally complained about the fucking gay doujins all the goddamn time. If you don't remember, we literally had nothing but gay shit for a couple years before we finally got Fubuki.
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>>133954637
There's one female S rank hero and she's a total cunt that gets sexualized plenty.
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>>133954637
>Rather than sexualizes female characters

shitty bait aside, are there really any female characters besides Tats and Fubuki?
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>>133954772
Mosquito girl
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>>133954789
>being a blatant animeonlyfag
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>>133952563
story of Beowulf

people liked invincible protagonists since before writing
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>>133954795
And what are you gonna do about it, huh fagboy? Cry at me over the internet?
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>>133952751
>troll OPM and its fanbase hard
>decide to check it out for kicks and giggles
>Liked it and now I cant troll it anymore

Much worse. Now what I am supposed to troll?
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>>133954873
Lupin
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>>133954772
One of Fubuki's henchmen
Psykos
Everyone else is either a guy or a guy dressed up as a girl
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>One Meme Man

Why do people like this shit?
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>>133952751
>I can't enjoy a series because of its fanbase
Jesus christ assblasted autists like you need to be treated in some way.
In what possible way do other audience members of the same series affect how you experience the series? How can you not just look at a series on its own merits and enjoy it by yourself. If you have such a problem with the fanbase as a whole then just simply stop going in OPM threads, holy shit it's literally that easy.
You're a retard for letting the fanbase affect you that much in the first place but it's even worse because it's far past the point where it's out of your control, you're clearly inflicting this pain upon yourself by giving the fanbase even one tiny iota of your attention.
Eat a bag of dicks.
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>>133954689
No, you have to start at the full regiment and stay at it.
The training only works if you're not /fit/ yet, because it's pretty hard for the average person and you have to do it EVERY DAY without fail, the main barrier to overcome is your mental and physical limits. Saitama surpassed what his body and mind said he could, and now he has surpassed everyone in the world.
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>>133952456
OPM is successful because of it's writing. I can come up with more reasons, but that's basically it. The reason the Harry Potter series was succesful wasn't because it was about young wizards, or wizards in a contemporary setting. That shit's been done. It was successful because it did that shit better than other shit had done that shit.

OPM is successful because it does parody/satire of superhero/shonen tropes better than other series have done parody/satire of superhero/shonen tropes.

To get to the meat of it, it's the characters. That's really the heart of it. I am firm believer that characters are the true heart of any story. Give me characters I like, and I'll watch them do even the most boring mundane shit. Give characters I can't stand (Hi, Micheal Bay), and the shit going on around them, no matter how fantastical, means fuck-all to me.

OPM works because of it's characters. Saitama works because, outside of being this unbelievably strong and nigh-invincible god... he's just an average everyday dude. It takes some skill to make a character like him relatable, but he absolutely is. It sounds weird to say it, but I think the secrest to OPM is that, while the story itself is satire, it takes its characters seriously. Even in their ridiculousness, it still treats them fully as actual characters and that's what set's them apart.
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>tfw people I know start watching it
>a few talk to me and say "oh what did you think of this week?"
>say "kinda annoyed me they split into two parts because now I think Boros will be as well, leaving no time for the King arc"
>they have no idea what I'm talking about
>tfw
Also I ironically called myself "anime" when playing video games and have been asked if I watch it too.
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>>133955221
>not just naming yourself Bear
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>>133954931
To piss off meme shitters like you.
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>>133955027
>stop going to OPM threads
The point I was essentially trying to make was that the discussion of OPM has detrimentally changed on /a/. Look, I want to be able to enjoy the series, and discuss the series, but there are too many shipper autists and "OMG GOKU VS. SAITAMA" threads on /a/ now, it's an absolute disgrace to a great gag series.
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>>133952456
Because of Genos x Saitama fujobait.

Without that OPM wouldn't have been nearly as successful.
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>>133952563
>Comparing harem power fantasy SAO and Mahouka to OPM

You're not even trying now
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>>133952456
it makes fun of shounen trope, its basicaly 'what happen if we skip training arc and friendship power bullshit, and go straight to MAX level?'
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>>133955213
I think this might explain undertales popularity as well
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>>133952865
>Tells to read OPM manga to see the differences
>Doesn't read Mahouka or SAO novels but thinks he knows everything although he's an animefag.
Fuck off
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>>133955154
I don't plan on becoming Saitama. I just want to get a little more in shape so that I won't look ridiculous when I cosplay OPM next year
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>>133955528
If you want to do his regiment, don't run that much. Run a few times a week. 10km a day will fuck your shit up real fast.
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>>133952456
bald weebos self insert
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>>133952751
herrrrrrrrrr I red da magne and i so kewl Xd
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>>133955528
Seriously fude, just swim
Its way more fun and you dont need to worry about which part of body you have to train next
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>>133952751
Holy shit anon you're trying too hard to be a hipster.

I've been following OPM since 2013 and I'm actually happy that it got popular.
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>>133955641
I have tried and at this point in time, I am too out of shape to be in the water for more than 10 minutes or so. The last time I tried to do very short laps, I wound up overexerting and spent 45 minutes in fetal position and convulsing in the locker room.
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>>133955634
>>133955673
see>>133955288
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>>133955692
Did you not stretch beforehand?
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>>133955528
10 km per day will put you on a wheelchair permanently in a few years
It fucks up your knees badly if your running on concrete
I was stupid enough to do something like this in highschool and now i have constant mild pain in my knees and cant run at full speed. Hopefully the doctor says it will recover in a few years if i dont strain them much
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>>133955692
Fat people can swim better
You dont have to do much just lay there in shallow water if you feel tired after a bit, then do a bit more
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>>133954603
100 pushups 100 situps 100 squats and a 10 km run every single day
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>>133954759
she gets sexualized by the fanbase, that's something completely separate
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>>133954772
psykos, one of the fubuki group, a smattering of monsters
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>>133957156
>implying
I know this is bait but come on, she's in a sheer fabric dress that digs into her ass.
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>>133953227
No, Mr. Satan was arrogant as fuck about it.

King was just in the wrong place at the wrong time, and went with it.
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>>133955528

Do proper strength training then. Saitama's workout regime is intentionally stupid.
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>>133952751
You are literally retarded, so I won't make fun of you.

But you're still retarded.
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>>133954263

Two of the oldest guys i now that watch anime did not like it, while i know a lot of kids who enjoy it.
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>>133952751
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>>133957475
im pretty old and this manga is the one that made me come back to IBs
to enjoy this you need to be able to read the subtle things, and also being able to laugh of yourself
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>>133954263
Are you legitimately retarded ?
I love One Pun Man but the thing is quite easy to follow and full of shonen fights .It's a simple comedy action manga and i love it for being just that .
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>>133953517
I'm pretty sure most people don't give a fuck about that 2deep4u shit and just want to watch him one shot the monster and punch things really hard.

You're trying a bit hard there lad.
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>>133952751
fag
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I'm just a bit sad I can't really discuss anything related to the recent ONE chapters IRL because people complain about "Muh Spoilers". So they see me awkwardly when I tell them my favorite characters are Zombieman and Black Sperm. I can't have OPM discussions because I know too much and they leave me alone, what the fuck.
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>>133953564
I think this is obvious, if I had free time I could read One Piece in an evening.
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In every shonen you know that the protagonist will eventually become strong enough to beat the bad guy, and most people read the mangos just for that moment. Why not let the protagonist be strong always? Is basically the same thing minus "muh deep plot"
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>>133959108
and it also takes away those nasty fillers every shonen has, like when the protagonist is stuck in a giant snake stomach, returning to the world of the living, training with frogs; while the rest of the characters make time for his arrival
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>>133959184
shitpoodam?
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>>133959203
yes, also one piece and dragon ball
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Yu Komori is the only Japanese superhero I acknowledge.
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>>133953026
It's not a manga.
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>In every battle manga, specially shonen the protagonist will beat the villain
>You already know that
>All saitama does is skip all the training arcs/power ups/power of friendship and love and go straight for the innevitable result of the fight
>people criticize that its repetitive

ONE is an underrated genius
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>>133952751
Holy shit. Opinions of anonymous people actually matter to you that much. Nice going, sheeple.
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Because of Oppai hoodies
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>>133959415

succ or GTFO
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>>133955673
Not that anon, but I have mixed feelings about it as well. While I'm happy OPM is getting the spotlight it deserves, you can't deny that the popularity lured out even the deepest basement crawlers. When we had less threads the quality for every one of them were much higher (like the time people calculated flashy flash's speed, good shit) than the 90% shitposting and baiting threads you see now.
Yes, there has always been shitshipping or powerlevel discussions in opm, but never to this extend shipperfags or shounenfags make daily threads about it, it has become much harder to pick out the quality threads out if the garbage.
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>>133958122
It's the same guys who later complain that the show is too repetitive.
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>>133958262
>Liking zombieman
No wonder they shut you out anon, you have shit taste.
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>>133954263
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>>133958262
Zombie man has a shitty power anom.

Wake up.
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>>133959904
>not liking near invincible detective man
Shit taste
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>>133957186
She's really not. Unless being considered sexy by some is now equal to sexualization.
She's as sexualized as Saitama is.
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>>133960199
How is he a detective? Is it his coat?
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>>133954637
Good bait.
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>>133960249
You didnt read the genus saga?
Also obviously only he is going to figure out who 'god' is and the reason behind the appearance of so many monsters and the power of saitama
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>>133952456
1. Interesting new characters
2. Good world building
3. Situation humor
4. Fun
5. Good action
6. Good dialog
7. The reader is in on the joke, making it fun for the reader.
8. Fast paced.
9. Well placed tension.

A big thing about Japan is having training or studying in anime and manga. Fighters train and students study. It is done ad-nauseam. Saitama makes the idea of that into a joke. He doesn't need to train anymore, it is out of the way. It leaves all this room for other ideas that you don't see from anime and manga. And it gets right to the good stuff.
There is nothing wrong with seeing a character grow. In fact OPM has those characters.
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It's harem manga with a male harem
Fubuki is acquaintance
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it is fun, you never know what happens next
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Say does anyone know where to submit the "/a/ sings The hero"?

Archive is down for me, dunno where to find it.
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The characters are great fun.
It has comedy which you'd most likely not expect in a superhero show.

It basically does all the basic things REALLY good which makes it great.
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>>133955288
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>>133952563
basically this. additionally it's episodic without a story other than "strong guy punch thing and it dead xD" so it captivates the autists that can't actually follow a story. it even has slice of life elements mixed in. finally, homolust.

OPM is the perfect catch-all anime. there is even a best girl to get the waifufags warring to make sure there is a constant general for OPM on /a/. episode discussion/fanart/cosplays are all wildly popular on reddit as well. even tumblr likes OPM.
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>>133952456
People love gimmicky shit.
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>>133962338
>its episodic without a story
this is what animeonlyfags believe
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>>133952563
SAO is melodramatic harem shit.

OPM is a comedy.

What are you even trying to compare there?
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>>133954873
Rakudai
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>>133954523
she so cute i wanna impregnate her yandere womb
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Mob is better IMHO.
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>>133955634
Fuck off thirdiery
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>>133952751
Actually a lot of truth and it's retarded that other anons are denying it because why would you even go to /a/ if the threads don't have an impact on your enjoyment of the show?
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>>133952456
OPM is a comedy series that makes fun of super heroes and shonen bullshit.

It's refreshing and has a unique story. Add to that the fact that Murata is a fucking god with his artwork and this series was destined to succeed.
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>>133954689
saitama's routine is fucking terrible on top of being dangerous if you're starting from scratch
seriously, don't do it, you're gonna turn into a skeleton

it would take you a year at most at the gym with a proper routine to get saitama's body if you're an average dyel
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>>133954483
Best boy.
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>>133962936
Truth.
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>>133962936
To be fair, the Garou Arc is the one arc where you get to understand what the whole thing is about. Before that it's mostly comical, but then Garou and the Monster Association show a lot of interesting stuff and actually gives a clear idea of what the Hero Association is about. I just love Garou Arc so much, I hope the changes in Murata's version are going to be good enough.

By the way, ONE is a pretty great writer for a webcomic guy
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I have the clock from OPM's ED in my bathroom
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>>133953699
Boku no Hero Academia already has a beyond cancerous fanbase. I doubt anime can make it worse.
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>>133952456
It doesn't take itself seriously and relies on other things than generic superheroes.

While SamFlam was pretty good, the whole Power Rangers part was pretty boring.
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>>133959855
>flashy flash
triggered
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Decided to check some other super hero manga and anime

>Ratman
>Rising X Rydeen
>Lady Justice
>Zetman
>Tiger and Bunny
>Boku no Hero Academia

Only half of those titles are kinda decent. Japan really can't into non-magical girl or giant mecha super heroes.
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>>133952563
i advice to take a dictionary, go to the letter s and read the satire department

fucking weebs
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>>133967710
dont forget the harems
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>>133952456
>when most other attempts at super hero manga never really last long?
I do hope you're kidding.

Japan's most famous super hero right there.
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>>133967828
009 > x-men
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Let's be honest tough. OPM is going to lose interest. How can the author make it any more exciting? His release pace is abysmal like berserk used to be and the content he releases is meh. The characters are mainly bland and believe it or not the one punch invincible trope is actually getting old.
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>>133968038
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>>133968038
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>>133967828

>Cyborg 009
>most famous super hero

Yeah no.
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>>133952456
It doesn't take itself seriously.
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>>133968038
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>>133952456
Because it's comedic first and super hero second. Saitama's ridiculous contrast with the characters and word around him is a really interesting concept.

All the other characters look like they belong in a more serious series, and yet they are weaker than the guy who looks like he should be the comic relief sidekick.

A lot of super hero stuff takes itself too seriously and would never have an apathetic and funny looking guy like Saitama as the MC.

Not to mention the other heroes are also very interesting and unique characters.
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>>133968164
>>133968192
>>133968235

You think it's bait but it's not. The comedy routine is running dry for the series. Quite honestly the whole last arc was disappointing beside the garou fight.

Also again the characters are lacking. People go on and on about fubuki but besides her looks she's nothing worth caring about.
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>>133968320
>People go on and on about fubuki
those are Muratafags, please dont mix me with them
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>>133968320
Fubuki is shit and nothing to do with the conversation.
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>>133968320
The hell are you on about? There are a lot of mysteries, possible villains, hidden powers, Saitama getting to be an S Class, some hero vs hero fights, more monster being a threat level God, etc.

And Fubuki is only that hot in the manga, come on.
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>>133952456
Because other hero manga are shit
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>>133968417
>There are a lot of mysteries, possible villains, hidden powers, Saitama getting to be an S Class, some hero vs hero fights, more monster being a threat level God, etc.
The only thing I can give you there is possible villains and hidden powers but that's it. Saitima being an S class means nothing to readers and especially him.

God level monsters are guaranteed to happen obviously.
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>>133968491
>Means nothing to the readers.

Motherfucker the fanbase LOVES seeing Saitama get the recognition he deserves. Do you know anything about this series or it's fans?
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>>133959405
>people criticize that its repetitive

It's not the end result that's criticized it's the execution.

Fine, the hero wins. But how he wins is where the fun comes in
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>>133968491
>means nothing to readers

The interaction with the S Class heroes will be great, you can make a lot of funny stuff with that alone.
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>>133968524
He becomes an S-class. So what? S-class are fodder in comparison to him by light years.
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>>133952751
>I have been enjoying this manga so far but now that it's popular I dont like it anymore
Haha what a dumbass
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>>133968548

people who argue "well it's all the same if you ignore the details!" are retards, plain and simple.

Either they're stupid to actually think that, or they are trolling for responses. Either way, don't pay attention to them.
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>>133952456
>Why is OPM so successful when most other attempts at super hero manga never really last long?

OPM is not manga.It is a web comic animated as one.

It lacks most of the things that make a manga.
Feels more like a comic book.
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>>133968548
>It's not the end result that's criticized it's the execution.
This isn't a battle shounen series, if you want more battle shounen fights go read a shounen manga.
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>>133968615
It's why i enjoy Hero academy a lot. They strategize to win and seeing overcome that obstacle that way is fun.

It's just punching for OPM but I can't really dog it for doing that since that is the obvious heart and title of the series
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>>133968417
I agree we need moar girls for saitama.
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>>133968688
So you agree that battle shounens have more interesting fights than opm that's a seinen?
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>>133968726
If you find fights interesting, you should probably be reading shounen.
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>>133968778
I read both shounen and seinen. I'm just saying the fighting and characters are more interesting in a shonen like bnha than opm
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>>133952563
Except OPM doesn't take itself seriously whatsoever being a gag comedy and not a sci-fi adventure drama.
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>>133965943
NE
>>
It makes SoL comedy manga funny. Sol about a music club, shit like that is for ye olde /r9k/-tier lonely /a/utists
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>At first we see Genos running like typical anime hero, leaning forward
>Saitama runs normally but is super fast
>Starts running like Saitama, the normal way
This manga is too good
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>>133968164
I hate this smug cunt.
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>>133968822
>Except OPM doesn't take itself seriously whatsoever


Except the whole garou arc and fubuki feeling inferior shit goes against this
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>>133953943
>reeee bormalfag!!!!

What you are saying is true, although /a/ won't like to hear it.
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>>133952563
This desu
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>tfw last couple of days and OPM threads have been full of hate-bait.

I-I just wanna talk about OPM..
I miss having discussions about Character depth, world discussion, and about stupid shit like how big the earth in OPM actually is.

Where did the fun go?
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>>133952751
Getting the same feeling. But I don't think it's simply the fanbase.

It's just the stupid cycle of a thing starting to get big and falseflaggers ruining it.
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>>133968629

>It lacks most of the things that make a manga.
Feels more like a comic book.

This post makes no sense at all. Please explain yourself.
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>>133969388
/v/ likes being edgy and hating for no reason and hate baiting
Every season /v/ latches onto an anime and then the discussion goes to shit
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>>133952456

It's animated pretty well for starters and it doesn't take itself seriously. Just plain, straight-forward fun. Do you really need anything else?

It's a shame that NEEDLESS (done by same studio) didn't do half as well as OPM is right now. I want OPM to succeed because it means we'll get more fun things in the future.
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>>133952456
Because it's entertaining?
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>>133969388
>Character depth
>in opm
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>>133953517

Yep Superman.
>>
Saitama is a real human bean and a real hero. Murata's dedication to his drawings and the overall themes touched with the cast really rise my spirits. I feel like I can get back on my feet. I always thought OPM was just the current epic for the win trendy crap on /a/, but now I know better.

Thanks ONE, thanks Murata. I'm glad I am able to read Saitama's story.
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>>133968579
More plausible access to interaction with S-class heroes, some of which are a bit elitist, which in turn can provide some quality comedy and hijinks. Use your imagination.
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>>133969736
Yes
Character depth
One of the thing which makes opm good
Any problem?
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>>133969880

Are you the type that think Saitama is actually depressed?
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>>133969736
Perhaps depth is the wrong word.
I mean specifically why characters work the way they do from a writing perspective.

>>133969677
Supposedly a lot of the animators on OPM right now are freelancers that are pretty well known, and with only a handful of Madhouse Animators are on staff.
Hell, some scenes like the Saitama vs. Genos weren't even any of them and were outsourced to Korean animators.
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>>133970016
Doesn't he straight up say that in the beginning first couple of chapters of the comic, the manga, and even the first episode of the anime?
I know it at least implies he is.
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>>133969880
>Any problem?


yeah, you think opm has character depth. That's the problem. Finding them entertaining is one thing. Saying they have depth is laughable.
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>>133970016
A character doesn't have to go on chuuni as fuck sessions of internal dialogue about how life is tsumaranai and meaningless and make fedora tipping sarcastic remarks to everyone to show they're depressed.
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>>133952456
It's good.
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>>133952751
>God the fanbase is so shit I'm not even gonna watch the anime
>Instead I'll go into the threads and interact with the shit fanbase and still not watch the show because that makes sense.
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>>133952456
He's the hero Japan needs, not the one it deserves.
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>>133956496
No Air conditioner!
And captha told me to get a cactus.
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>>133952563
>What is satire?
>>
>>133952563

I would call bullshit, but then I remember all the powerlever wank threads and that faggot roleplaying as Saitama, and I think that this could be true.

Maybe the people is really liking the right anime for the wrong reasons
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>>133969772
Superman do had enemies stronger than him tho.
>>
>>133969872

The S-class are pretty up their own ass considering the hero association is only 3 years old. Plus the fact that the S ranking was created because they were "hidden gems" among the lower classes of heroes.

Bang disdainfully commenting on the tank tops "no wonder you can't rise above B-class" was a bit bullshit considering he and the others were in the same boat before S-class was created.
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I think the thing that bothers me most about the anime so far is that they seem to have already gone through the entire soundtrack like three times just over half way through.
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>>133954476
>OPM is a straight up parody.
Sorta. Its also parody that is written by separating on how the Universe works, and how it looks like to Saitama.
To everyone except Saitama, Monsters are a super serious problem, and bigger things are life and death situations.

Also being a webcomic, it doesn't have to have a cancerous pacing. Being a anime adapted from a manga adapted from a serious webcomic is what makes it good.
It also helps that ONE isn't some fucking hack, he is actually a good writer.
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>>133972633

We might get new songs after epi 10, lots of characters get introduced and all that shit
>>
So when are you niggas going to do your 100 push-ups, sit-ups and squats instead of just re-watching episodes of OPM?
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>>133972889
I dont want to murder my knees for life
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>>133952605
>An American joke
That's what they call sarcasm because they're too autistic to understand it.
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>>133972592
What if Bang was just training other people to rise to A rank while never bothering to rise above B rank himself? He does seem to care about his dojo more than he does about anything else.
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>>133972889
Because I'm beyond childish mentality of getting into things because they're featured on the latest fotm.
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>>133952456
cause it's a joke
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>>133952751
Who care about the fans though? Seriously, they aren't affecting you whatsoever. Just enjoy something if you enjoy it.
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>>133955288
OPM threads were never all that good. They always devolved into discussions of "Could Saitama beat ____?" and talk of whoever that specific anon found most sexily-drawn by Murata, followed up by some nerd who got annoyed that Murata is drawing characters "too" sexy.

Who gives a fuck.
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>>133970022
Anon, it was the all the scenes except Saitama vs Genos that were outsourced to koreans
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>>133975827
*all the scenes in that episode
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For me OPM to general audience is like pepe to normies. It started off with a fringe fanbase and was supposed to be a joke till normies toke it seriously.
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>>133952662
>showing faults
no it doesn't
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>>133952456
cause, no one wants to get stuck making a work they receive only a fraction of the residuals to
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>>133968695
saitama would just acquaintance-zone them like poor fubuki.
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>>133976283
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>>133952751

>I can't watch it because it's popular/fans are retarded

Holy shit, stop breathing. People like you are easily the worst. You don't have to deal with fans to enjoy/watch something faggot.
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>>133976283
I need a Mecha Milk shirt.
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>>133952456
OPM is a comedic deconstruction, not just a straight superhero story, which makes it more attractive easy reading/watching.
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>>133954603
cut off your nipples and dye your pupils white
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>>133978558
You mean irises. Pupils are the black part in the middle.
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>>133952563
>OPM
>similar to SAO
I don't see it.
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>>133971349
But it's not Japan.
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>>133968895
The 'versatility of the tanktop' running joke is pretty good, too.
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>>133952751
I'll agree with you that OPM threads have turned into nothing but Fubuki and Tatsumaki waifu shitposting. It's actually pretty annoying.
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>>133979213
We don't have much else to discuss when there wasn't a new release for a while
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>>133979213
At the very least I can see the connection people would draw between Saitama and Fubuki, though in reality it may be a weak one.

I cannot understand the shipping of Saitama and Tatsumaki, however. They clearly do not like each other and I'm positive that it's only because people are attracted to her because she's a "legal loli," which is a gross concept to me.

Saitama and Tanktop Girl is where it's at.
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>>133979465
Saitama and Tatsumaki have exactly 100% more intimate moments together though
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>>133952456
>so successful

It's not. Only tumblrinas, redditors and neo-/a/ like this shit. Japan has better taste and like usagis and Gundam.
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>>133955213
This
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>>133979465

Going by the "it's dangerous" back and forth, I'd place them as a married couple several years in when they're starting to get sick of each other.
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>>133979721
>neo-/a/
Shouldn't you be busy shitposting on >>>/v/ ?
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>>133979721
>Only tumblrinas, redditors and neo-/a/ like this shit.
So literally the majority of the modern anime fans in the West?
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>>133979213
agree it has become annoying.
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>>133979529
How long is it going to be until they meet?
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>>133981862
You don't read the webcomic, huh.
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>>133982023
Nevermind the webcomic, it's obvious he hasn't even read the manga considering Tats and Saitama already met at the S-Class meeting.
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>>133982122
They're probably an anime-only fan.
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