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One-Punch Man Season 2 (2019)
ワンパンマン (Wanpanman)

Synopsis

An increase in villain activity has the Hero Organization worried that the “Earthdoom prophecy” will soon come to pass. In an effort to alleviate the overworked heroes, they turn to villains themselves for help. The decision looks ill-advised as at least one villain is more interested in helping the prophecy along than preventing it.
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Story

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Overview

The Japanese shortened name Wanpanman is a play on the long-running children’s character Anpanman, wanpan being a contraction of wanpanchi (“one punch”). One-Punch Man tells the story of Saitama, a superhero who has grown bored by the absence of challenge in his fight against evil and seeks to find a worthy opponent.

On September 25, 2017, it was announced that the second season would be changing both its production company and director. The second season premiered in April 2019.

Alternative titles

– One Punch Man (2019)
– ワンパンマン (2019)
– One Punch Man S2
– One-Punch Man: Season 2
– Уанпънч-мен 2
– OPM 2

TL;DR Review

One-Punch Man (Japanese: ワンパンマン Hepburn: Wanpanman) is an ongoing Japanese superhero webcomic created by ONE which began publication in early 2009.

It isn’t clear how long had passed since the first season took place, but it doesn’t seem to be too long as Saitama class B standing remains the same. This season we are seeing more expanded back story to some previous characters along with an introduction to some new one.

Though there was a change in the production studio and director, the humor and action are consistent with the first season. The animation is just as gorgeous as the last season and conveys the dynamic action scenes wonderfully.

This would be considered a dark fantasy in most case, but the show color theme is so bright and vibrant, while the tone is so light it does not feel like it.

This season switches the focus on the side and supporting characters, rather than Saitama himself. Some may not like the change, but I believe it further flesh out the world.

If you enjoy the previous season, you will definitely love this season. I highly recommend this for the action-comedy fan. One Punch Man contains graphic violence and suggestive themes/dialogs. Intended for young adults.

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Featured Music

One-Punch Man Season 2 (2019)
Playlist

A collection of notable music and song from this series.

Music

Opening Theme

– “Seijaku no Apostle” (Quiet Apostle; Uncrowned Greatest Hero) by JAM Project

Closing Theme

– “Chizu ga Nakutemo Modoru kara” by Makoto Furukawa
Genos
"I want to be stronger."
Saitama
"One hundred push-ups. One hundred sit-ups. One hundred squats. And run 10 kilometers. Every Day!!!"
Genos
"I simply cannot imagine... ever approaching Master's strength."
Saitama
"I'm not a hero because I want your approval. I do it because I want to!"
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