Hero for fun!
The folks at Viz Media were nice enough recently to send me the Blu-Ray DVD set for One Punch Man. For those who aren’t aware, One Punch Man tells an interesting story of super heroes and self-proclaimed heroes and their fight against monsters. Then there’s Saitama, the main character of the series.
He’s a rather goofy looking guy that really only cares about getting to the store for the cheapest priced food. Saitama only became a hero for fun and didn’t even know that you needed to register to become an official hero. As I mentioned, he became a hero for fun and he didn’t do any special training to become super strong but you’ll have to watch the DVD to find out how to get Saitama strong! All I can tell you is that his hair fell out because of the training so be careful if you copy it!
The DVD has all 12 episodes over two discs from the series as well as 6 OVA shorts. The shorts bring more to the character development for the series and piece together missing parts between episodes. It also provides details for some of the lesser-known characters too. These episodes were interesting because they brought much more information to the series such as how Genos thought of Saitama before they became student and disciple for example.
The DVD set does a pretty good job with the extra features as I have already mentioned the OVA episodes. The set also has interviews with the English cast. I found it interesting this time because the One Punch Man box set also had the Japanese director for the series and the Japanese voice actor for Saitama for the cast interview, which they don’t usually do. It was very informative to hear their opinions and hear how the voice directions( path they took the character) of Max Mittelman, the English Saitama, and the Japanese actor differed.
Combine interesting writing about a guy who just wants to be hero for fun with awesome strength and hard rock music and you have One Punch Man! It’s an anime that’s funny, interesting, and has a few of those “what the hell” moments but anime need those, right? I
I would like to thank Viz Media for the review copy!