One Punch Man should by all means be a one trick pony. How can a show centred on defeating over the top bad guys maintain any prolonged interest when the main hero can dispatch them all with (you guessed it) one punch?
If fighting was the crux of One Punch Man, though, it wouldn’t be half as rousing as it is. This is a comedic narrative that fully nurses the rambling, self-indulgent monologues of its villains before feeding them to a hero who is too preoccupied by the thought of missing discount day at the grocery store to care. It takes such pride in its eccentric, flamboyant brand of comedy that the show feels more like a drunken slice of life falling down the stairs with a seasick action show than anything remotely traditional.
If you only watch one show this season, you could do a lot worse than One Punch Man. Driven by characters that are totally bonkers and fights that are designed almost exclusively to tease viewers, it offers a degree of delightful madness you won’t find elsewhere.
– Clark A.