I thought sitting on this one would help me figure out what I thought was my favorite attack. But I don’t think I was able to narrow it down to one. I was going to use another Fairy Tail reference, but have decided against it – and re-visit another anime that I’ve spoken about already, One Punch Man.
Saitama’s attack “Consecutive Normal Punches” is so normal that you can’t help but laugh. But in action it’s actually quite incredible; especially in his fight against Boros. I’m going to post a link but FAIR WARNING, if you haven’t seen One Punch Man this is probably a huge spoiler considering its the LAST FIGHT of the season. You have been warned! The second link is from one of the earlier episodes but, the disclaimer still stands.
What I really love about One Punch’s Satire is the fact that these battles poke fun at most of the shonen genre. There’s always the long drawn out monologues of characters as they face their opponent; and then sometimes there comes a time for character’s to power up – which can take forever sometimes THEN they leave you hanging till the next episode for the actual fight to occur. Saitama actually get’s bored with said monologues and just wants to get the fight over with – and he ends them much more quickly than they even began.
That’s all I could come up with for this post. What are your thoughts on favorite attacks? I feel like I’m forgetting some other major attacks out of the series’ I’ve seen but this is the one that sprang to mind.
I can’t believe this is the last week of the challenge! Till next time! 😀
Favorite Fighter Anime. I struggled with this one because I don’t think I’ve watched a lot of “fighter” types. So I had to do a bit of research. What was the difference between an action anime versus a fighter anime? Is it the amount of battles that occur? Anyways, after looking some stuff up and looking through my completed list. I had a total “DUH!” moment, and so I’m going with One Punch Man. I seriously considered this more action than fighter but anyways.
I love One Punch Man. Even though it’s fairly new, a really close friend of mine suggested it to me as something to watch. This was right around the time I really jumped back into watching anime again. I love One Punch for everything that makes it: fantastic artwork, action-packed sequences, great characters and most of all that it’s a parody on the whole shonen genre. It’s a great balance between action and comedy. Although some of the humor can be a bit crude – I can’t help but laugh really hard at that kind of humor. I tried recommending it to a friend but he thought it was too weird. I basically said oh, well – it’s your loss it’s a great anime.
I actually use the following two images to create memes to send to my cousin just to annoy her on a daily basis:
Saitama’s vastly different facial expressions and non-chalant attitude towards everything is priceless. I’m pretty sure its due to boredom in not finding a worthwhile opponent but it’s just funny watching him live his daily life with his apprentice Genos. The following is my favorite scene of the series just because it showcases Saitama’s ability almost in full but in a split second shows how damn silly he is, and I love Genos’ reaction just because well Genos could’ve died. It also showcases the incredible action sequences that made this my absolute favorite – in particular Genos’ entire sequence:
Another fascinating thing I love about One Punch Man; is the manga panels. Some people have actually pieced them together – and they are phenomenal. I think this is taken from the same fight as above:
The following gif and youtube video is of Saitama vs. Sonic. I just wanted to compare and contrast how the panels are actually much more dynamic than the animated-scene. I’m not saying it’s a bad thing – since all of one punch is really animated well. I just wanted to show that the manga itself was dynamic as it was in creating depth for a 2D medium.
This is also one of my favorite scenes because of how embarassing it is for Sonic. And I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen this and still bust out laughing till my sides hurt. I would highly recommend One Punch Man to anyone!
What are your guys’ favorites for this topic? I’m also looking for suggestions since my fighter genre is lacking.