“The Obsessive Scientist”
Mondays on Daisuki
Our heroes infiltrate the House of Evolution and battle its greatest threat:
Not many shows speak for themselves as well as One-Punch Man. I assume if you’re reading this, you’ve already seen the episode, right? I don’t want to just recap it, since that’s just a waste of everyone’s time. On the other hand, my reactions tend towards, “Yep, that was cool like the manga,” and Madhouse has been pumping in enough cash that the anime does indeed hold up favorably to its source (so far).
That said, whoever was in charge of animating
Asura Rhino Carnage Kabuto deserves a heap of props. The monster’s just so wonderfully… well, animated, making incredible facial expressions and gesticulating all over the place, all bolstered by Unsho Ishizuka’s (aka Joseph “OH MY GOD” Joestar) deliciously hammy voice work. The decision to give his Carnage Mode a purple-and-green color scheme in homage to Evangelion Unit-01 was also a fun choice, as was the switch from a plain white background to a psychedelic blood red during his rampage. This adaptation has a great sense of style overall, and I’m quite enjoying seeing how the anime staff interprets each conflict.
- One could probably argue that Saitama’s training regimen turning him bald as well as invincible implies he achieved some sort of enlightenment. It’s definitely a joke first and foremost, though.
- Next week should be introducing two fan-favorite characters. Hint: They’re both in the opening alongside Genos.
- The anime won’t go this far unless there’s a Season 2, and it’s a one-off gag, so I feel no guilt in revealing that Dr. Genus does reappear later. Hm…