What is Happening to One Punch Man?

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  • Published on Mar 23, 2019
  • One Punch Man Season 2 is right around the corner, and it's looking... kinda terrible? What the heck happened in the last three years to make the Hero for a Hobby fall so far from grace?
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  • Amir Campbell
    Amir Campbell 15 minutes ago

    In defiance, I will watch season 1 of OPM everyday until this monstrosity runs its course. The complete season. Everyday.

  • mradtat3133
    mradtat3133 Hour ago

    After episode 1 i am still enjoying the series

  • lee
    lee 2 hours ago

    Honestly just let madhouse animate everything

  • Mark Wonder
    Mark Wonder 2 hours ago

    After watching first two episodes, I regrettably need to say, that the overall feel and the animation in the S2 is at best mediocre and shit if compared to S1. I was hoping to see awesome fights from manga being animated with the same quality as they were in the S1. What a waste...

  • monkeytown
    monkeytown 3 hours ago

    nothing happened. it looks as intended as the meme / parody it always was.

  • Tristan Congson
    Tristan Congson 3 hours ago

    I think they won't top the anime in the first season cause what I heard is the madhouse company hired freelancers that really loves to draw one punch man so it was to detailed.

  • Ryuichi Nawa
    Ryuichi Nawa 3 hours ago

    This isn't One Punch Man Season 2, this is One Shit Man Season Crap Animation and Messed over his voice. Season 2 is so horrible! 0/10

  • Koro
    Koro 7 hours ago

    I can't wait for season 2 to end so that mad house would animate season 3 or the ones who are animating it would literally just animate it even better or closely enough to the season 1 animation

  • Not Joe
    Not Joe 7 hours ago

    Season 2 is basically a slide show. If I wanted to just look at pictures and read subtitles I’d read the manga.

  • Julian Gampe
    Julian Gampe 12 hours ago

    i still like it and gonna watch it anyway

  • M8gazine
    M8gazine 13 hours ago

    I personally think it's not _awful_ but it's definitely not as great either. Nothing against JC Staff, they've made good shit too but the S2 is a downgrade. I wouldn't have minded waiting for Madhouse to do S2, since I feel like this is just making weebs rise up in arms tbh... they're an alright studio, but yeah. I'll still watch probably though.

  • SharRawr
    SharRawr 13 hours ago

    Do I have to buy the $50 subscription to hulu just to watch this new season? I have the cheapest but I still cant find season 2

  • Usman Chughtai
    Usman Chughtai 14 hours ago

    One frame one

  • Karren Kuddlesberg
    Karren Kuddlesberg 18 hours ago

    After Saitama destroyed Carnage Kabuto, what if Dr. Genus became inspired by him? He does his 3 year training, plus he's a scientist, so he has the luxury or knowledge build a gravity and time chamber? What if he did the training combined with the chamber?

  • Jayr WalkingstickShinyknife

    im fine with it, its not 'tHe aNiMe oF tHe cEntUrY' for me so i dont really care. i hope it gets cancelled so you can all enjoy the manga forever :)

  • Juss_ Jay7
    Juss_ Jay7 22 hours ago

    No...oh gawd nooo

  • Bec
    Bec 22 hours ago +1

    I haven't watched any of season 2 yet and, frankly, I think I'll keep it that way. OPM holds a very special place in my heart not because it was my third anime ever, but because it was the first anime I could enjoy with other people. Not everyone gets the appeal of Jojo, BNHA and a shitload of old classics that I think I'd struggle to mention all of. One Punch Man, however, is much easier to get into because it doesn't take itself very seriously and has plenty of great gags. I remember watching it on Netflix at home when my mum sat down and watched it with me, and I remember how much we both laughed. I even roped my brother into watching it, who avoids anime like the plague. Even though I'm sure the new animation team will be able to do the story justice, I just can't see them doing what made One Punch Man fantastic for me: the plethora of fantastic *visual* gags. If the animation I saw in the trailer was anything to go by, I just can't imagine the team hitting the nail on the head with this season, and that makes me genuinely sad.

  • oppaidaisuki2409 OTAKU
    oppaidaisuki2409 OTAKU 22 hours ago +1

    Top anime trademarks are now shitty...Is this the anime's downfall?

  • Carlos Delgado
    Carlos Delgado 23 hours ago

    I really dont get all this fuzz regarding animation. Maybe you are right, maybe the animation got downgraded and im not weeb enough to see it, but as long as the history remains as good as it is now there is no reason to complain about the animation. At some point you compared season 2 with Zombie Simpsons. Is not that bad, come on.

  • Owen Walker
    Owen Walker 23 hours ago +2

    Why be disappointed? Just read the manga. The quality of the book has not suffered.

  • Davidoo -_-
    Davidoo -_- Day ago +1

    I would rather have them delay the anime than have it look like shit.

  • dz powell
    dz powell Day ago

    damn happy there's a season two buuut....................not happy how it's coming out animation wise it's funny but damn

  • Thepotatolord
    Thepotatolord Day ago

    ask mad house why it terrible wait nvm mad house isn't with us anymore

  • Hello
    Hello Day ago

    i didnt get it 4 weeks ago and i dont get now why people hated the trailer so much
    i guess it looks worse compared to the 1st trailer
    but when did people start giving a shit about trailers
    the season is out and whatever people were making a drama about for no reason is cleared up,
    frankly i didnt even notice too much of a change when watching the anime after rewatching the 1st season before looking at s2

  • random guy
    random guy Day ago +1

    Idk, i feel like the new season is just as good as the original, i mean they do cut the scenes in some awkward places. like i get that they want to build suspense but not this much. Other then that i think it's good, The new villain Garos seems like he would be weaker then season 1's final villain, but who knows maybe he will be depicted in some other way later on. As of now i like the series and hope they don't ruin it later.

  • rok blaž
    rok blaž Day ago

    I am so happy this video was wrong

  • tomas manolo
    tomas manolo Day ago

    mmm not agry

  • Jason Hong
    Jason Hong Day ago

    The reviews I read growing up isn't about crying technical stuffs but the story arc.. Seriously nobody care if u do not want to watch Season 02..
    Finding proper directors and studio to produce people complain it takes too long.
    Rushed into Season 2 to be badly criticize on stupid stuffs instead of story arc.

  • Domenico Elio Bressanello

    Honestly I gave this a chance, as long as they didn't fuck up the fights and they would still allow for saitama to be who he is, the animation could be trash I would watch it. Issue is, they fucked the fights and my favourite characters, so no thanks, ep. 2 is where I'll stop

  • Saitama
    Saitama Day ago

    Genos looks like a witch

  • Flare
    Flare Day ago +1

    Ok these guys are criticizing too hard the show so far is pretty good, and I haven’t heard anything bad about the actual story so far, the only bad thing I heard so far is about the animation. If you guys can watch old ass anime for the story I think you can do the same with the new season of One Punch Man.

  • Careless Thief
    Careless Thief Day ago

    Literally read the manga

  • Ethan Hero Uy
    Ethan Hero Uy Day ago

    Season 2 may be good

  • Mehdi Choukri
    Mehdi Choukri Day ago

    most of the comments are probably dumb asses who've never seen the second season, it is very normal, it's not as bad as the comments made it look, just give it a shot.

  • Jackie
    Jackie Day ago

    u gotta do it after the first few legit episodes

  • z NightOwl z
    z NightOwl z Day ago +1

    But it wasn't really that bad let alone disappointing

  • H_Steve_H
    H_Steve_H Day ago

    I made the decision midway through watching this that I’ll be boycotting Season 2. I encourage others to join me so we can send a clear message that when you mess with what we love, there are repercussions.

  • AWV INC
    AWV INC Day ago +1

    This video is stupid I'm sorry but season 2 is fire

  • Karolina Dean
    Karolina Dean Day ago +1

    I honestly dont think its that big a deal

  • shittymusicreference

    Everyone will stfu the milisecond garou awakens, the hype for his is already insane

  • Martin M
    Martin M Day ago +1

    People always finds something to complain about smh

    • vos kaeon
      vos kaeon Day ago

      I mean yeah, but then if they don't the word "standards" wouldn't exist.

  • loqi baas
    loqi baas Day ago

    *imagine kyo ani animate opm s2*

  • back number
    back number Day ago

    WHAT IF A millionaire dude is a big anime fan and he was like make the animation good ill pay for it. xD

  • back number
    back number Day ago

    my poor boy what have they done to you

  • iga1
    iga1 2 days ago

    I just finished episode 2 of season 2 and had to check online if anyone else thought that animation was dreadful.. that Genos fight was so blurry and choppy, a big step back from the crisp and smooth animation of season 1.

  • Crash Bandicoot
    Crash Bandicoot 2 days ago +1

    Mob Psycho 100 Season 2 KICKED ASS! Amazing character development yet at the same time providing the best fight scenes I've seen. (???% is OP)

  • keldeothehorse
    keldeothehorse 2 days ago

    Still shilling I see

  • Ray nei
    Ray nei 2 days ago

    Jc staff is sure dead now

  • 2conRazor
    2conRazor 2 days ago +1

    @Mother’s Basement - hey MB! How are you able to include anime clips in your videos and still monetize them without getting copyright strikes? I want to start an anime YT channel as well and was wondering how others YTbers did this

  • Paulo Castro
    Paulo Castro 2 days ago

    you have to understand, the author became really really busy the quality hasn't been check that through like before

  • Greater Danemark
    Greater Danemark 2 days ago +2

    I thought something was off when I watched the show, but the story seems really good as of yet. Especially in Saitama’s conversations with other characters like King. Not great but ok.

  • Dark World
    Dark World 2 days ago

    Its till really good. Animation cant ruin the script or story telling.

  • Teo M
    Teo M 2 days ago

    Season 2 so far is eh.

  • Hey Im Watchin You
    Hey Im Watchin You 2 days ago

    i feel bad for j.c staff because they are working hard to entertain us and working hard to still make the anime intense and here you are making fun and insults of their efforts and hard work

  • TheUltimate Pie
    TheUltimate Pie 2 days ago

    I hate the new animations but still I like the story more than the animation

  • _ Key
    _ Key 2 days ago

    Wait, was one punch man supposed to be haha funny show

  • Faustas Pocius
    Faustas Pocius 2 days ago +1

    Aaaaaaaah 0:00 i hate you

  • BigKing17
    BigKing17 2 days ago +2

    Enjoy the show and shut the fuck up

  • Crows BAKAHHH
    Crows BAKAHHH 2 days ago +1

    its fucking good

  • Trevor
    Trevor 2 days ago +6

    Am I the only one who didn’t notice a drop in animation quality? To preface, I wasn’t aware of the artist change before watching the first couple episodes of season 2.

  • Kaleban
    Kaleban 2 days ago

    It's called standing on the shoulders of giants, resting on your laurels, etc.

    Probably shouldn't hire rom-com animators to work on one of the coolest action centric animes of all time.

  • Daniel Nah
    Daniel Nah 2 days ago

    Geno's looks rusty

  • You can Change your name on google

    Imagine what would happen if this was the First season with this animation ?
    Manga readers probably Burn out by their hatred towards the Downgrade, just because how beautiful the manga Drawing/panels looks like...
    So yeah, i don't think its a good Idea to say "Well at least we have season"

  • You can Change your name on google

    Its been 3-4 years since season 1, no one ever expected a season 2 from madhouse **Fck overlord*
    Everyone protects this season with, "the Director", _"It isn't that bad"_ , "That it was impossible to get the same quality due to the favors that happend in the production..."
    and or *"Be happy that we got a season2"*
    Honestly I don't give a fuck, What about Highschool of the Dead ? or Kiseijuu, Black Lagoon ? Even Hellsing ?
    Was that a damned "Favor" too ? who the fck cares ? They make shit look good, and i don't care about the narative that much, i have better shit to watch for their narative, i see the characters they're good, but when fight should happen all the time, it should look *GOOD* as well.
    Yeah I've seen the trying, they make a *few* second look good, but what about the rest of the 1200 second that makes up a single Episode ? Not talking about a season...

  • nicholas3015
    nicholas3015 3 days ago +2

    Me: a not picky crybaby
    *Watches the 2 episodes so far*
    Me: Seems good to me.

    • Kermit 5
      Kermit 5 2 days ago

      not funny enough.

    • Creative Ziggy
      Creative Ziggy 2 days ago +1

      You a weeb that gurgles up any trash he can find*

  • ace horu
    ace horu 3 days ago

    j.c staff need some serious punch in the balls.

  • Mega Halo Productions
    Mega Halo Productions 3 days ago +3

    After the actual episode it’s good

  • Bascara Isvanson
    Bascara Isvanson 3 days ago +1

    Onepunchman is now become another mediocre anime action, tho some action anime has better animation than this now

    • Christopher Jenkins
      Christopher Jenkins Day ago

      The animation for S2 might be mediocre, but the show itself still isn't.

  • xSpookie
    xSpookie 3 days ago +5

    What if Bones got one punch man season 3🤔

    • xSpookie
      xSpookie 3 days ago

      +It's Lex me too :p

    • It's Lex
      It's Lex 3 days ago +1

      I'd throw all my money at them.

  • Fca Fanati
    Fca Fanati 3 days ago

    The entire thing felt off, the humor, the artstyle, it shook me...

  • HanniModjo
    HanniModjo 3 days ago

    Anime Rules:
    -No Season 2
    -If There's A Second Season It'll Be More Great Then The First Season Or Worst
    -(Edit) Shounen Anime Will Always Have 100+ Episodes And Mediocrity

  • Mhikael Tiglao
    Mhikael Tiglao 3 days ago

    Mr.Beast should fund this anime

  • Mario oiram
    Mario oiram 3 days ago +5

    Im loving the new season, bring the sand you weaklings.

    • Absolutely Nothing
      Absolutely Nothing 2 hours ago

      The sand leaves a better after-taste than this season of One Punch

  • Aunn Niji
    Aunn Niji 3 days ago

    AHHH I'm not the only one who doesnt enjoy the weirdly overdone gradient in this new season. :')

  • Semiotichazey
    Semiotichazey 3 days ago

    The very definition of constructive criticism. I came here expecting a rant but I was pleasantly surprised how you turned the focus on paying attention to excellent creators. Very positive.

  • JayRusk
    JayRusk 3 days ago +2

    You should see what they did to dragon ball👀

  • Casterisk
    Casterisk 3 days ago +1

    Update: OPM S2 looks bad, the animation is bad even comparing it to mediocre action anime, the pacing is off and feels rushed and none of the comedy is landing. It's honestly a mess so far : /
    Also really dude? The examples of "bad animation but popular" are Dragon Ball which has always looked rough (kinda' their style) and Pokemon, an anime from 1997? When you're used to rough art and animation of course you don't care, but many studios have drastically upped their game and consistently knocked it out of the park. J.C. Staff however, have dropped the ball.

  • Coolboy 99
    Coolboy 99 3 days ago +20

    since I am a berserk fan I can only say: It could be MUCH worse

    • giveagoodsong
      giveagoodsong Day ago

      Berserk was better

    • Kamo Kamo
      Kamo Kamo Day ago

      atleast on berserk we have best sfx and bgm esp. this *CLANG*

    • Teego Time
      Teego Time 2 days ago +1

      Ugh, don't remind me of 2017....

    • ZaDronas I
      ZaDronas I 2 days ago +2

      Coolboy 99 just when I start forgetting it :/

  • The Hog
    The Hog 3 days ago +1

    Thanks for ruining the show for me

    • Super Biker
      Super Biker 3 days ago

      Yes,the animation is inferior but the story,characters of this season is way better than season 1. No one watched Season 1 for the plot,it was just gibberish.
      Now you have a proper villian & a proper plot to follow.
      Just watch it already!

  • Ian Thomas
    Ian Thomas 3 days ago +1

    So far the first two ep of second season are fucking awesome.

    • Teego Time
      Teego Time 2 days ago

      I suspect a lot would disagree. I went back and watched the first two of S01 (after the first two of S02) and.... well... s01 is so much better by comparison that I think people are just going to call S02 bad. Kind of unfortunate, S02 isn't strictly BAD, its just so much less than S01 that people are going to jump ship, or complain A LOT.

  • Armathyx
    Armathyx 3 days ago +16

    I really don't see the difference... both look like anime to me :|

    • jesus
      jesus 22 hours ago +2

      +man of culture Stop bitching for every single detail in anime and be happy your geting a season 2

    • jesus
      jesus 22 hours ago

      Ty

    • Enrico A. K.
      Enrico A. K. 22 hours ago +2

      That’s fine, I envy you... knowledge is a curse after all

    • man of culture
      man of culture Day ago

      The season 1 have the best production, animation and a godly fight scene but season 2 have less heat on it you can clearly see it compare the fight of season 2 to season 1 so you can see the difference

  • bertilkarlsson Thysell

    dhe new season is wa better

  • Christopher Horn
    Christopher Horn 3 days ago

    Funny the anime is trash why did they not go back to the original studio VIZ is retarded.

  • NepalCode TV
    NepalCode TV 3 days ago

    only in this anime i wanna see the flash back from season 1, manga was better than season 2

  • Zeul
    Zeul 4 days ago +1

    Genos got downgraded as fuck

  • Cov Fefe
    Cov Fefe 4 days ago +1

    J.C staff made opm 2 start a bit underwhelming especially the fighting scenes with still images with vibrating camera combo and with pretty inconsistent action scenes and even the movement of the characters feel bland and clunky when having a conversation. I just hope the anime gets better in the upcoming episodes, well atleast we got s2 rather than no s2.

  • Robert Coffey
    Robert Coffey 4 days ago

    The manga is better. It is worse to do something badly than not at all.

  • Adrian Morales-Pitre

    Or you can go to mangahub and read it for free

  • beck1g
    beck1g 4 days ago +1

    The anime is animated good enough wtf u want u fukin weebs, yeah it's not good like madhouse. But holy shit guys why u all need to be retarded..

  • Ronald Domholdt
    Ronald Domholdt 4 days ago

    As a fellow creator of an animated show, yes Bill Burr probably will probably care. Dude... come on, I know it’s not what you were going for but he’s got a Netflix animated show.

  • Disappointed Prion
    Disappointed Prion 4 days ago

    Did you just mention the satirical series with the absolute worst fanbase among all?

    -Now that I say that, people are going to tell me that's wrong.-

  • qmanzo
    qmanzo 4 days ago +3

    IN EPISODE 2 HE DOES SIDE JUMPS AND DEFEATS SONIC MAN IN 1 SECOND.
    tHEY JUST SHOW HIM JUMPING.
    THEY SKIP THE WHOLE HITTING ANIMATION
    WE JUST SEE SONIC LYING ON THE FLOOR.
    THEY SPOILED ONE OF THE GREATEST REMATCH.
    FUCKING NOOBS

  • Mil I. I'Méraj
    Mil I. I'Méraj 4 days ago

    It`s really bad. As others mentioned the animation is really of, but what bugs me the most and what doesn`t give it the OPM vibes we`ve been so used to is the voices and their emotions. In season 1 Saitama and other characters sounded always on point. The tones of the voices always changed depending on the situation, they were so full of live and the characters expressed themselves perfectly so it fits together. It was always a beautiful interplay between visuals and sound. I mean even when you looked away and you wouldn`t be able too understand Japanese, you knew exactly what was going on. It made especially funny scences and serious situations so awesome.
    Now, I really can`t laugh about the, supposed to be, funny/serious scences(...and everything in between) in season 2. The moment it tries to be funny, Saitama and other characters sound liveless, boring and just off. It doesn`t have the feel and pep to it, it used to have. What a shame.

  • DrMagus5
    DrMagus5 4 days ago +1

    One panch 2 boring not funny and horrible animation respect madhouse. This is when you don't pay who produce things. I hate who don't pay workers and do budget things.

  • Da-Ja's Quality Crap

    To be fair, what's happened here is we've shifted from an incredible studio to a pretty good studio. Maybe we were wrong to start so obscenely strong with One Punch Man, but then we definitely wouldn't be here today.

    • Creative Ziggy
      Creative Ziggy 2 days ago +1

      J.C are mediocre. They've done like 2 decently animated shows. Almost everything madhouse does is A+.

    • BlackBloodead
      BlackBloodead 4 days ago

      +Da-Ja's Quality Crap i dont compare it to madhouse becouse of how good of an animation stodio they are.

    • Da-Ja's Quality Crap
      Da-Ja's Quality Crap 4 days ago

      +BlackBloodead And we have to compare it to Madhouse nonetheless. Trying times.

    • BlackBloodead
      BlackBloodead 4 days ago +1

      A "pretty good".what are u talking about, one punch man season 2 isnt just bad for one punch man standards, its bad for anime standards.

  • Psychic Hoodlem
    Psychic Hoodlem 4 days ago +1

    I just watched 10 minutes of the first episode. I’m drinking to forget

    • Demonistar
      Demonistar 4 days ago

      Second episode shows even more issues....good luck it's gonna be a rough ride

  • YoYoSaW1
    YoYoSaW1 4 days ago

    Honestly, the manga is great. If you guys were waiting for the anime for season 2 for this many years, just read the manga. You'll most likely like it better than watching the new season.

  • Zero 01111010
    Zero 01111010 4 days ago

    Dragon Ball Super isn't a fair comparison established massively internationally recognized anime will always do really really well. Especially since the animation improved massively over time.

  • Kryptonite Effect
    Kryptonite Effect 4 days ago

    Animation isn't everything. Did you say that specifically? No. However, everyone seems to be focusing on saying that the animation is most important above all other aspects of anime. I think that we can all come to agree that amongst the cool emphasis and exaggeration of action scenes, facial expressions and movement, the story, comedy and embedded life messages connect to audiences successfully which I loved that you mentioned later on. All in all, the animation isn't BAD. Obviously, it isn't animated the same way it was in Season 1, but what has seemed to carry over is the subtle comedy and messages which is still admirable enough to enjoy, regardless of the new animation style. It all comes down to what the viewer prioritises to be the most interesting and attention grabbing area of production. The appearance of something or someone isn't all of what they have to "offer." If you dislike only the animation but love everything else about Season 2, bet 💭. If you're turning away from the anime because of how it looks, compare that to someone deciding whether or not they want to become acquainted with you purely based upon your appearance. You, yourself, know that there is more to you than just your appearance but how can people know the interesting things about you if all they know about you is how you look. It's a sad reality and could be a personal experience for some, but true and relevant to how people are viewing Season 2 of this great anime. Even so, you know what I mean. I didn't want to be cliché by saying, "Don't judge a book by it's cover," because how many times have we all heard that already, but want I want to say is, just enjoy without picking it apart to portray it's "weaknesses" 💭💭💭

  • EBando
    EBando 4 days ago +1

    Episode 2’s art definitely looked better