Hello and welcome to
's very first anime review!
I’m Fabulolz (A.K.A: Lynzi), and I will be reviewing some of the latest anime that currently sparks the internet and causes wildfires (A.K.A Fangirls/boys on Tumblr and Deviantart). I’m going to pretend I’m an article writer for a journalism company. Don’t worry, I got this. *Puts on press hat and glasses I don’t need*
Warning: Possible Spoilers (Not much though, I promise!)
So for my first review, let’s talk about the most epic anime of fall 2015. That’s right, ONE PUNCH MAN! (Sorry if you were thinking about something else...) This anime is rated… Well, you probably won’t care. You’ve been reading R-18’s since you were 12. Don’t lie. I know you did, because I did too. -w-”
Our story begins with- I’m not kidding- tomatoes. Like, little baby tomatoes. Mind you, I have the brain of a toddler and when I saw an image of tomatoes appear, all I could think about for the entire episode was tomatoes and if those particular tomatoes were some symbol. As you know, every anime begins with some scenery cuts of people and nature. It’s like the appetizer that keeps your eyes moving. Especially artists. They look at those tomatoes and they say,
“Well… I can totally draw fruit-vegetables!”
But enough about that. I know you like food, but this is supposed to be serious. Like. Super serious. Superhero serious.
… ONE PUNCH!
Look, I’m trying my best not to spoil this for those of you who haven’t seen this anime (Though I’m pretty sure the majority of you nerds did. I’ve seen your ridiculous amounts of fanart Deviantart. I’m watching you! (Quite literally)
One (heh) thing I really like about OPM so far is that there is a certain pace about it. Sometimes you’ll watch an anime where a moment drags on for awhile, but One Punch Man literally gives you a moment. The first episode had the right speed. It started with a tiny hint, opening song, quick backstory, no pants guy, crazy epic battle, main character disappointment, END! For some, this may be too fast, but if you wanna hook your audience, this is the right way to do it. Fight sequences are paired with rock music and last for a few seconds in One Punch Man, unlike Dragon Ball where the tension buildup goes into the next episode and you might get a 30 minute battle.
(Not that there’s anything wrong with that! Don’t beat me up! I have spaghetti for arms!
Every scene is a comedic and action filled punch in this show, which is something I really liked.
What I mostly want to talk about is the introduction of our main protagonist: Saitama.
This guy ->
Not this guy:
This guy ->
Not this guy either:
This guy ->
Who knew a bald superhero with an emoji-like face could be so entertaining. His personality seems flat at first, but this dork grows on you. He’s a hardworking guy that has strived to become the man that can punch his enemies out with one hit. But he seems to think his hobby hasn’t done him too well because the villain can never fight back. He’s the Superman with no hair but includes relatable emotions! The complete opposite of every stereotypical hero in the comic book world! Practically invincible on the outside, but he’s a thoughtful cheeseman on the inside!
You go Saitama! You go!
I also want to quickly mention the villains while we’re talking about characters here. See, the designs for these guys is ridiculous. But I mean a good ridiculous. I applaud the artists for making them look so hilarious. (I'm not showing all of them, this is just a sample~!)
First villain looks like a knock off of Piccolo
Piccolo rn-> :thumb512327934:
Second looks like crab people from South Park
(But with hella nice legs and tighty whities)
Me rn ->
And then there’s a mutated human car!
(Can’t get anymore anthro than that my friends)
The creator behind One Punch Man was certainly creative and dramatic with side characters, and I love it! Oh, but I can’t forget my most favorite character: Balls chin kid.
You rn ->
I could talk about a million things that I saw in this first episode- the art style is amazing and the opening is even better. Overall, what you’re going to get from the first episode ultimately decides the fate of the rest of the anime. One Punch Man is like so: Build up to epicness, then slowly bring down your adrenaline.
Fabulolz First Impression Rating:
So far, I like what I’m seeing, so give this anime a chance if you liked my review of the first episode.
Stay tuned for more anime reviews and of course,
Have a Fabulolz Day!