Once again, this was not a series that I planned to watch, but since we finished Violet Evergarden, and I like watching anime with my boyfriend, I decided to give it a go, as it’s on Netflix and seemed like something for the both of us. And it was!
Saitama once lost a battle to a monster, and decided that he would train to become stronger so that he could be a hero. He did get stronger alright, actually so strong, that he can now defeat any enemy with just a single punch. There are 2 downsides to this though. 1: He lost all his hair. 2: He is now bored and in need of a bigger challenge. This challenge comes in the form of a cyborg named Genos, who decides to become Saitama’s apprentice, which our bald protagonist isn’t up for at first.
As Genos moves in with Saitama though, a whole new world of heroes, monsters and danger opens up, and Saitama decides to join the Hero Association to find bigger fights and better opponents. And also because he wants to gain fans. Being so incredibly strong that no one believes in his strength, Saitama has a hard time climbing up the ladder of ranks in the association, and it doesn’t help his mood that Genos shoots directly to the top ranked heroes. However, Genos knows about his sensei’s true power, and keeps supporting and believing in him.
I must admit, I was pleasantly surprised when I started watching the series. Maybe because I kept myself spoiler-free, and didn’t know much about the show besides the fact that Saitama can defeat anyone and anything with a single punch. It never seemed like there could be much of a story to tell based on what I knew about the show, but of course there was, and it’s very well written and with good humor. The fact that Genos is super cute helped of course.
Season 2 is in the making, and although I kinda liked the ending of the first season, I’m eager to see Saitama rise in ranks, and hopefully convince some more people of his power.