In a world where popular superheroes and their familiar backstories are constantly being built upon and adapted, you would think that there will not be anymore “new heroes” that will be introduced and become as well-loved as Iron Man and Captain America. (YES, I am still WAITING for the CIVIL WAR TRAILER)
But NOPE! You and I were both wrong because right now, there’s a new superhero who is going viral on the Internet. And he is none other than One-Punch Man.
So as the name suggests, his main ability is to be able to defeat any enemy in just ONE single punch. Other than that, is there anything else special about this hero? Exactly. Absolutely nothing.
Haha! But it’s also because of this boring and average backstory for the character that he is ironically made famous. It’s this ridiculous plot that serves as an awesome platform for comedy. You see, One-Punch Man is not your usual superhero with a serious “mission” of some sorts. He doesn’t have a purpose to serve, except to find that one enemy he can last in a fight with for more than one punch’s worth. Because of all his easy victories, he becomes bored with life, as can be seen in his usual expression:
Seriously, just the appearance of him alone makes me want to laugh. I can’t believe that such a hilarious story actually started out as a simple webcomic by ONE author (that’s literally his pseudonym too), which became so successful over the Internet that it got adapted into a manga and now, an anime. So if you’re looking for laughs, why not check it out? You’ll understand why it’s one of the most popular mangas/animes right now. But brace yourselves, for heroism has a new face (literally).
Image sources: Google, DeviantArt, KissManga