If you haven’t heard the word on the street yet, One Punch Man is the show to watch. For regular anime watchers, this show will be a treat for you. But even if you don’t regularly enjoy anime, we highly recommend watching this show as it is simply brilliant and might even draw you further into the genre. So here’s seven reasons why you should watch the hottest anime of 2015, with as few spoilers as possible.
7. It Craps on Anime Stereotypes
For those who don’t watch anime at all, the genre—especially shounen—is filled with many stereotypes. One of them being when the protagonist is getting beaten up, he suddenly realizes the meaning of life and wants to get stronger. The funny thing is, he does get magically stronger and usually ends up beating the once powerful antagonist. Another one is when an anime character reveals his backstory, which usually contains too much information.
Well, One Punch Man is a parody show and they basically crap on all these stereotypes which makes for great viewing. When someone wants to know the main character’s secret to his strength, he thinks about making something up, which seems to resonate with most animes.