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Does Saitama really consider anyone his friend, or does he just

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Does Saitama really consider anyone his friend, or does he just have a circle of close acquaintances?
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I think he would consider King a friend, since King has no interest in fighting or getting stronger and enjoys just playing video games with Saitama.
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THIS IS THE POWER OF FUBUKI'S ACQUAINTANCE!!
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Saitama is a sociopath. That's why he never makes any attempt to minimize collateral damage.
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>>135024977
He doesn't care about any of them
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>>135024977
Saitama is dead inside. He still considers King a bro, and to a lesser extent, Genos.
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>>135024977
his emotions are too deadened for strong emotions like friendship.
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>>135024977
Lord Broros
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Saitama is a transitional Dr Manhattan, to borrow from /co/

he's not quite the level of 'above this shit' emotionally, but he's well on his way, or at least was at the start of the story.
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>>135025417
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>>135024977
King and Genos are bro-tier. They hang out and do favors for each other, they're friends.

Fubuki was some annoying girl who repeatedly tried to fuck with him, their interaction is awkward and restrained.
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>>135025423
going by his childhood memories, he's never really cared about anything except fighting bad guys
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>>135025475
he wanted his 200 yen!
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>>135025475
>going by his childhood memories we've seen

FTFY
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>>135025527
well he's also only ever cared about getting small denominations of money
>goes to the bank to get a loan for 10 yen
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>>135025423
I thought the entire story was supposed to be the opposite of Dr. Manhattan emotion-transcendence. Where he stops caring about trying to find an equal to fight for excitement through fighting and instead finds pleasure and meaning in other parts of his life by making a merry band of friends.
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He's a loner by heart.
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>>135025750
I laughed so fucking hard during this scene
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>>135024977
Yes, a group of acquaintances that will soon be joined by a reformed Garou and a resurrected Boros, watching anime and playing Dating sims all day.
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>>135025417
>>135025451
Only now am I starting to see that Boros might have been the closest thing to a true friend that Saitama could have potentially had, since no one else can hope to comprehend how Saitama feels being forced into stagnancy by his own power. If only things had been different, he could be playing video games with Boros right now instead of getting his ass handed to him all the time by King, who has ironically become so powerful that only dating sims can give him any excitement anymore.
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>>135024977
Licenseless rider from what we've scene, the fact that he's seemed a little comically distressed about genos being turned into modern art twice means genos is in that group (See the scene where genos says he'll always follow him, he's smiling when he walks away.)

King later on too, and even fubuki during recent events.

I think instead of a transition to a doctor Manhattan like outlook the story is about him regressing into a more social and involved person. These friends are a good for him and ultimately give him the excitement in his life that combat can't anymore.
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>>135028195
>Licenseless rider from what we've scene
wat. Rider is pretty much the perfect definition of an acquaintance for Saitama.
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I doubt he doesn't consider Genos his friend.

I mean he found him annoying at first but later they're quite obviously bro-ing it up and he obviously cares about his well-being.
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>>135028039
>King, who has ironically become so powerful that only dating sims can give him any excitement anymore.
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>>135028039
>Boros would start out being the only person worse at video games than Saitama
>Eventually Boros would give up on trying to be strong because Saitama exists and focuses on getting gud at vid games
>Boros becomes King's disciple and causally decimates any villain that gets near King
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>>135028195
I hope it ends with saitama at least enjoying friends
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>>135028304
dude treated him to ramen, and stared knowingly at the space craft.
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>>135025125
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>>135025451
What does this say?
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>>135029206
>Arigatou gozaimashita

Thank you
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>>135029206
>I wish things could have been different
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>>135025451
Thank you animation team for making me even more sad
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>>135025451
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>>135029206
>he can't read hiragana
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>>135024977
Genos
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If in the smallest of events Boros came back, would you be happy at all? Wouldn't his death be rendered meaningless?
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>>135025130
>Saitama is a sociopath. That's why he never makes any attempt to minimize collateral damage.
Like when?
He does his best, and while he is strong he is still only human, he dosnt have telekinetic powers and can just punch things hard.
Like in the case of the meteor, it was to late to stop it so he did best thing he could, even if it destroyed part of the city,
He cant be responsible for everybody, if you die from the result of his fight then tough shit, you would die anyway from the monster.
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>>135029563
I'm guessing he means the first episode when he knocked the giant over and flattened a city.
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>>135024977
Genos and King are definitely more than acquaintances to him, maybe not best friends, but at least friendship tier, Fubuki is in his own words an acquaintance, Licenceless Rider is probably a friend too
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>>135029556
which is why he's never coming back anon, just accept it
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>>135029556
Only if he somehow managed to give a fair fight to Saitama.
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>>135029556
>Implying he won't come back as a cyborg thanks to Metal Knight
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>>135030000
Quads confirm it. Boros is getting revived as one of MK's many horrific experiments.
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>>135030000
WOW
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>>135028039
>King, who has ironically become so powerful that only dating sims can give him any excitement anymore.
Pottery
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>>135028039
> King, who has ironically become so powerful that only dating sims can give him any excitement anymore.
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rewatch the final fight at 75% speed, its glorious
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>>135030000
Will he have 4 eyes this time?
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>>135028039
Hey guys
Hey
Guys
Guys
Hey
Listen
What if
And this is crazy
What if
Boros trained
But I'm not done
What if he like
Trained
For four months
Like
Wow
Such training
Much squats
Many power
Golden Boros
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>>135030493
Can you not?
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Pretty sure Genos is his best friend. Saitama just has stunted emotions due to his godhood so he doesn't express himself very well.
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>>135030493
season 3 material already
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>>135025130
Remember when Saitama defeated Deep Sea King, how the crowd turned against all the other heroes for getting their asses handed to them by a monster that was vanquished by a lowly B-class? Saitama finally had an opportunity to get himself recognized as being a strong mofo, but in doing so it would have diminished the status of all the other heroes. Instead, he played the heel, further sullying his reputation so all the others who put their lives on the line wouldn't be looked down upon.

Also, when King confessed about being given credit for all of Saitama's past accomplishments, he didn't give a shit. He even gave King a little pep talk and offered to play games with him so he wouldn't be alone and can actually be himself.

Basically, Saitama is disconnected for sure, but a sociopath he is not.
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>>135030000
Quads conferm, Mecha-Boros incoming.
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>>135030561
>Best friend
>Genos
Not the way he grovels

King is a real friend
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>>135028039
>King, who has ironically become so powerful that only dating sims can give him any excitement anymore.
Nice, /a/non.
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>>135030667
Saitama looks cute eating a banana.
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>>135030561

Only Tatsumaki has the chance to be the best friend with Saitama.
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>>135028039
Friends don't need to understand each other, they just need to accept each other. This is exactly what Genos do.
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>>135025081
He feels no remorse in destroying King's save games or PSP 3000!

What kind of friend could do that to King!
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>>135031112
but to accept someone fully or at least to a meaningful level you have to understand them
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>>135025423

Well, saitama recovering his feelings is a recurring subplot
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Saitama clearly suffer from depression. Maybe he even already tried to kill himself, but he is so strong that even him couldn't do that.
If he could find someone as strong as him, he would be happy? I don't think so. The fact that he can't find someone strong is just an excuse to his sadness.
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>>135031455
When he dreamed about fighting the CHUD King whom was his equal he was pretty happy.
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>>135030493
The resurrection of B

HOLY SHIT AHHHHHH
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>>135025750
You can hear how much effort he puts into a "normal" punch
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>>135030493
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Genos has 52 volumes of notes. How long would the anime be if Genos was in charge?
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Hair transplant when?
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>>135031576

Yeah, saitama could have ended the fight with boros in 5 seconds if he wanted, but he allowed boros to go all out because he wanted to give him the same feeling he got from the subterranean king.

Someone else might love the power to end all fights with a single punch, but what saitama really wants is a fight between equals, where one pushes the other to his utmost limits.

The subterranean king almost gave him that feeling, if only he had dreamed five minutes more...
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>>135031949
An episode every week for the next 30 years
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>>135031963
I doubt a doctor could get a needle for a blood sample to even penetrate his skin.

No hope for any transplant.
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>>135031963
It wouldn't be right. I'm too used to his egg shaped head.
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>>135031963
>Gets Hair transplant
>Hair gets burned out in a fight and he´s back to Captain hair mode

>>135030493
Does anyone has that Boros parody with Goku and Beerus?
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>>135032191
>Captain hair
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>>135025451
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>>135032191
> Gets hair transplant
> The needles break on his scalp and are unable to implant the hair roots
> Forever a bald
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i only realized it now with the anime, but wouldn't Saitama lose if he didn't land on the moon? He clearly reached escape velocity if he reached the moon that quickly.
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Holy shit that was episode was so good... Why does it have to be over?
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>>135033395
Because you touch yourself.
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>>135033202
We dont know their solar system. He reached the moon in seconds so he'd have either hit a planet pretty fast. Though, humans arent made for space so space rays could have killed him too.
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>>135033202
He could still punch the solar wind for reaction thrust. Or maybe use his remaining breath.
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>>135033481
You do understand he would have been instantly irradiated just by being on the moon without a space suit, right? You are past the filtering effect of our atmosphere.
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>>135033202
He could take off a boot or something and throw it so hard that he flies back
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>>135033661
> Radiation
> Instant
Uh. Haha. Oh wow. Learn a bit about space radiation before making things up, anon.
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>>135033661
You're right. But humans just wont instantly die in space. It'll happen fast, but I'd assume Saitama got back in time before he was in serious trouble.

Or it was just his limit breaking power again.
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>>135031095
Fuuuck. Saved
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>>135030000
I hope so.
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>>135033865
He would be instantly irradiated, but he wouldn't instantly die.
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Pick up the manga from the start or from where the 12th episode ended?

Is there really a lot I would miss by skipping it?
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>>135034336
You should read it from the start just because it's so good
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>>135024977
Yes. I don't get why peope want him to be some kind of autist who can't have friends. Saitama has always interacted like that with people even before his training.
>>135031166
He did but it was a flat excuse.
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>>135033661
>>135034138
You know, I think he can handle a bit of radiation.
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>>135034336
>Is there really a lot I would miss by skipping it?
not at all

The art will be more detailed, but the anime got everything and added meat to it. Some scenes are slightly different in execution but for the most part, the manga was translated almost exactly into animation.
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>>135030000
>>135030493
>quads
>on 4chan
>Boros trains for 4 months
>now has 4 eyes and is Saitama's equal
Golden Boros confirmed. It's happening, folks.
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>>135034336
>>135034614
I should add that the anime is pretty much superior to the manga if not for the occasionally awkward pacing which is naturally not an issue with the manga even if Murata's paneling is very shounen (focused on action, slow plot progression)
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I think its doubtful since he's so numb to everything
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>>135025130
But he did, anon, when he fought tatsu
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>>135029703
That was an accident. I don't think Saitama had a lot of experience with enemies THAT huge
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>>135025750
ONLY
ONE
FIST
USED
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I never got the impression that Saitama liked Boros. Just that it was the closest to a satisfying fight that he's had in a long time.
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>>135032191
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>goes on /a/ after finishing One Punch Man Anime and before starting Manga
>sees spoiler about King and Saitama being friendos
>mfw
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>>135036374
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King is so good at games he may become a master strategist and then Saitama executes the plan the most unbeatable team up.
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>>135036194

Saitama let Boros attack him because he didn't really care. It's like if some kid runs up to you and starts attacking you. You'll try and stop the kid in a half assed way, and eventually just leave, but you won't seriously fight back unless the kid pulls out a knife or something.

Saitama only fought seriously once the planet was at risk. Till then he just didn't care.
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>>135024977
Will OPM end with Saitama being sent off into space in a giant battleship by Metal Knight and becoming the next Boros?
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Saitama just understates things a lot.
What the average person calls friends he calls acquaintances
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>>135025423
>he's not quite the level of 'above this shit' emotionally, but he's well on his way, or at least was at the start of the story.
At this point Saitama is on the verge of actually owning a pet. Because Rover is almost certainly destined to move in with him at some stage. Rover is going to be like Krypto the Superdog, following Saitama and love him unconditionally.
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>>135029556
>Wouldn't his death be rendered meaningless?
His death as already meaningless, the dude came looking for a death match, what he got was murdered
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>>135034336
>Is there really a lot I would miss by skipping it?
The art
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>>135037308
True, Saitama was disappointed after a bit, but Boros was at least strong enough that Saitama decided not to immediately one shot him. Unlike every other villian, Saitama let him go wild for a while to see what he could really do.

I think the Garou fight was closer to your analogy. Saitama let that fight go long because Garou was human, so he didn't really want to obliterate him.
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where should i read One Punch Man and what chapter is it translated up to?
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>>135024977

There are certainly people who are his friends, but he considers pretty much everyone acquaintances, though we really don't know how close he considers an acquaintance should be, especially taking into account how he fought Tats for Fubuki even though he said they weren't friends.

Could be that his lowered emotional sensitivity due to his powers could be the cause, or he may just not recognize how much he really values all of the people who probably would count as friends ((i.e, Genos, King, Bang, Licenseless Rider))
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>>135037878
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>/wsr/
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>>135036374
kek
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