One Punch Man

Wow, based on someone’s recommendation, I watched One Punch Man. Initially, I thought it was just another one of those over the top shonen anime where it is about protecting your “nakama” and all the shallow nonsense.

I was wrong. It is anything but.

After watching a few more episodes, I realized the series is more than that. It is about Saitama, a plain looking, skinny and bald young man who is literally and actually the strongest person in the world. He has never met an opponent where he cannot defeat with one punch. However, his strength and ease of defeating others make others deem him as cheating compounded with the fact that he looks weak. As such, he saves the humanity and other heroes at crucial moments without getting any credit for it. It is truly the concept of an unsung hero.

We also see the ugly side of humanity with the tussle even within the realm of heroes where they jockey for power and rankings. Additionally, the show also touches on deeper topics underneath its humorous facade. Particularly, the topic of the convenient truth, with human beings, being insecure creatures we are, only choosing to believe in things that we feel would fit our notions of truth. This is ironically, and most of the time, always not the truth.

In all, just shows that we should not judge too early or go into something with preconceived notions. Likewise with interpersonal relations too. We should never have prejudice for it will cloud our judgment.

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