Post Reply The point of Saitama: One punch man?
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Hi all, unfortunately saitama is not offered on CR but i'm sure most of you must have seen it. I have just finished it and I though it was rather entertaining but why? The anime does not have a deep story with any philosophical point, the characters are not anything out of the ordinary, the enemies are quite predictable and so is the outcome. So why did I feel satisfied after watching it? I think that its the fact you are rooting for the opposite side. What I mean by the that is rather than hoping the main character will develop to beat a main antagonist, you have hope that the enemy that appears will be strong enough to show saitama's power. Also Saitama himself is more of a support to the side characters rather than a main focus (which in some of the episodes he is). So my point is why do you think the creator set up an invincible person who beats everything and since it was so predictable why do you think it was so entertaining?
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Posted 11/9/16
to prove a predictable show can still be entertaining i guess.
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The point of OPM is to hype up Mob Psycho.
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Comedy and subversion of well known expectations for action and hero stories.

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AstroDave wrote:

Comedy and subversion of well known expectations for action and hero stories.



This, and the animation is so good, it's worth watching just to see the fights.
The show does have a point too. It's about how society often values people who are willing to "play the game" and use the system to their own advantage more than people like Saitama, who have real talent but can't be bothered to constantly meet other people's expectations.
Saitama's outlook on life is also very familiar to many people in their mid twenties, who feel like they have so much to contribute and a lot of skills, but can't find anyone to appreciate that.
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Helix91 wrote:


AstroDave wrote:

Comedy and subversion of well known expectations for action and hero stories.



This, and the animation is so good, it's worth watching just to see the fights.
The show does have a point too. It's about how society often values people who are willing to "play the game" and use the system to their own advantage more than people like Saitama, who have real talent but can't be bothered to constantly meet other people's expectations.
Saitama's outlook on life is also very familiar to many people in their mid twenties, who feel like they have so much to contribute and a lot of skills, but can't find anyone to appreciate that.


You're not exactly wrong, but OPM was created as a means of stress relief for the author ONE and to parody the typical overpowered protagonists that appear in anime and manga.
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