What is Happening to One Punch Man?

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  • Published on Mar 23, 2019
  • One Punch Man Season 2 is right around the corner, and it's looking... kinda terrible? What the heck happened in the last three years to make the Hero for a Hobby fall so far from grace?
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  • Bu Salah
    Bu Salah Day ago

    Season 2 just needs better facial animations and reactions and juet better more coherent fights thats it jc staff.

  • Bu Salah
    Bu Salah Day ago

    Gave this video a dislike before watching the sec9nd season and came back to remove that dislike because season 2 sucks ass now.

  • Cuauhtliztac Nicholas

    They’re trying there best guys it’s a lot to live up to I think we just need to give it time

  • williamm2358
    williamm2358 2 days ago

    I think with videos like this that over analyze things it just makes people want to hate it more. I loved season 1. So far, over 10 eps into season 2 I'm fine with it. Animation is off, but im into the story and humor. I wait anxiously every Tuesday for a new episode. Im excited and happy for this season and seriously if people truly have a problem now, don't watch it. It happens, I've seen good shows turn to crap and oh well. Get over it.

  • Pepega
    Pepega 2 days ago

    One punch man season 3 by ufotable XDD

  • ImaPancake
    ImaPancake 3 days ago +1

    Just watched season 2 episodes, honestly it’s still pretty great, even if the animations aren’t as great.

  • [CANAL INCHIS]
    [CANAL INCHIS] 3 days ago +1

    What is Happening to One Punch Man?



    its becoming better

  • killerthunder15
    killerthunder15 4 days ago

    honestly i think it still looks good, i mean i know people are just gonna call me blind and what not but the show its self is just to good to not watch and the difference is not that terrible for me.

  • eperpaper dist
    eperpaper dist 4 days ago +2

    I'd love to see how, at the end of season 2, the original studio takes back the animation and breaks the industry again, it's one of my dreams

    • Bu Salah
      Bu Salah Day ago

      Me too man me toooooooo

  • momarist
    momarist 4 days ago

    They dont even bother with backgrounds.

  • Akil Jacob
    Akil Jacob 4 days ago +1

    Haven't seen a decent fight this entire season and the direction and music is meh. Probably with drop is after this season because I can't remember anything this season, not a single memorable moment. Only thing decent is Garou.

  • Icey Bundles
    Icey Bundles 4 days ago

    Season 2 is badass

    • Icey Bundles
      Icey Bundles 4 days ago

      Vladimir Makarov only difference is the animation I appreciate how season 2 really focuses on other characters and garous conflict. Animation isn’t even that bad, I still love the characters the same I did in season 1

    • Icey Bundles
      Icey Bundles 4 days ago

      momarist yes

    • Vladimir Makarov
      Vladimir Makarov 4 days ago

      Perhaps, but certainly not by the same metrics that made Season 1 badass.

    • momarist
      momarist 4 days ago +1

      No

  • Discount Xiumin
    Discount Xiumin 5 days ago

    It's not as good as se 1, but it didn't bother me too much honestly. I really enjoyed se 2 so far.

    • Discount Xiumin
      Discount Xiumin 5 days ago +1

      @leon3230 now that I've compared it to se1 s animation I'm starting to notice it more 😭

    • leon3230
      leon3230 5 days ago

      Last episode was animated so poorly i'm crying

  • The Warrior محارب

    Yuya Takahashi, Naoki Shida, Tu - yung Ce, and Shintani

  • STELLIO. OvO
    STELLIO. OvO 5 days ago +1

    Honestly, I'm fine with the animation. Yeah, it may be worse quality than the first season, but I still am ok with the new art, story, and pretty much everything else. The humor is still there and I still think it's funny and will still continue watching it.

  • Goonie
    Goonie 6 days ago

    Toradora and Food Wars.... now I get it.

  • Jevon Sterling
    Jevon Sterling 6 days ago

    Season 2 proved you wrong you dumbell stfu

    • Vladimir Makarov
      Vladimir Makarov 4 days ago

      How exactly did it prove him wrong? Season 2 is a downgrade across the board. The only thing barely keeping this together is the OPM story and comedy, and even then I believe that the comedy suffers from bad animation and directing.

    • Kinrath
      Kinrath 6 days ago

      Have you even watched it? The story is the only thing that is saving it because compared to the first season, the animation looks lazy

  • Utti Siseppe
    Utti Siseppe 6 days ago

    5:56 now that's what I always thinking
    Madhouse Is great
    But man Shingo natsume it doing amazing job in opm 1

  • Greymon War
    Greymon War 7 days ago

    Releasing trash makes sense on business stand point? That's utterly rubbish and I for one not watching not buying anything from it.

  • SHOOCOMPANY
    SHOOCOMPANY 8 days ago

    GUYS its ok, atleast we have an anime

  • Rayzo -
    Rayzo - 11 days ago

    J.C staff - dragon to god level threat and maybe beyond.
    Reason: destroys every character one by one, even saitama.

  • Recycle BinLaden
    Recycle BinLaden 12 days ago +1

    the story is saving it.

  • Sammyboy7266
    Sammyboy7266 13 days ago

    I watched the first episode.
    Story is still good.
    Jesus that animation sucked.
    I think this show is different because instead of just having normal, decent animation all the way through, it started with AMAZING animation, and downgraded to normal, average animation.

  • Cadmus
    Cadmus 13 days ago

    They downgraded by switching anime studios and the director. Madhouse for life!

  • Sam-pson Smith
    Sam-pson Smith 13 days ago +4

    Bad animation is not the ONLY reason why season 2 sucks.
    for example, the humor also feels forced and just not up to the high level of season 1
    that being said, i have seen better fighting animation in Porn...

    • Vladimir Makarov
      Vladimir Makarov 4 days ago

      Forced humour was probably a bigger deal breaker for me than bad animation, but both are the reasons for I why am so disappointed with Season 2.

    • Roy Senpai's Fan Club
      Roy Senpai's Fan Club 13 days ago

      @Sam-pson Smith your welcome

    • Sam-pson Smith
      Sam-pson Smith 13 days ago +1

      @Roy Senpai's Fan Club
      if it would be better it would be better. got it.
      thanks.

    • Roy Senpai's Fan Club
      Roy Senpai's Fan Club 13 days ago

      @Sam-pson Smith I'm talking about the writing of the actual manga itself, not the anime. If we had got a proper adaptation s2 is a lot better and more hype than season 1

    • Sam-pson Smith
      Sam-pson Smith 13 days ago +1

      @Roy Senpai's Fan Club
      so how is it better if it is ruined by bad directing?

  • Mani Rahnema
    Mani Rahnema 16 days ago

    Really sad i waited so long for opm s2 to finally satisfy my taste of anime, i hope i can find it in attack on titan new season, last season of attack on titan was so bad,

  • shoomzy
    shoomzy 18 days ago +1

    thanks for the breakdown. but bottom line One Punch Man Season 1 was a 10/10, and season 2 is a 5 or 6/10. I would of waited

  • Marcus Hunt
    Marcus Hunt 18 days ago +3

    The trailer just sucked, the show is fucking good, i dont care what anyone says

  • Septicaemic
    Septicaemic 18 days ago

    Season One Anime = Murata's OPM.
    Season Two Anime = Back to square One. AKA Onepunch-Man (ONE)

  • Hojin Sama
    Hojin Sama 18 days ago +2

    Apparently everyone turns into tornadoes when they fight...
    Thanks J.C. Staff!

    • Titan BlackLight
      Titan BlackLight 14 days ago

      Yeah we dont even see Saitama punch anyone properly except the arena part

  • Rene
    Rene 18 days ago +1

    Im so fucking pissed off some "People" say its not a big deal

  • Nicholas Moy
    Nicholas Moy 18 days ago

    This shit is terrible. Theres barley any action just big monsters filling the screen and way too much obvious and repetitive dialogue. I dont remember that being why people liked it in the first place

  • Kabegami The Great
    Kabegami The Great 19 days ago

    the manga is also the problem, there is just a huge lack of... well... one punch man. At least after the events of season 1.

  • Luther McGuire
    Luther McGuire 19 days ago +3

    People just love to complain this season has been great so far

    • Vladimir Makarov
      Vladimir Makarov 4 days ago

      People have different standards and opinions. In my opinion, Season 2 lacks everything that made Season 1 great. Animation? Downgraded. Action/Fights? Downgraded. Comedy? Still here, but suffers from bad animation and directing. Music/sound? Downgraded.

  • Gladimir Savinon
    Gladimir Savinon 19 days ago

    Season 2 is shit!

  • Chase Miller
    Chase Miller 19 days ago +3

    To think, if we would've waited a couple more years, we could've had the greatest anime returns in the history of world animation. OPM season 1 ruined all other anime shows. And Space Dandy. And Cowboy Bebop.
    But shit, they massacred my boy.

  • Kristian Tancevski
    Kristian Tancevski 20 days ago +2

    A disappointment..!??
    Oh yeah of course
    Compared to that anime you produced ,yeah I agree....
    Pff...
    What a galah

    • Vladimir Makarov
      Vladimir Makarov 3 days ago

      @Chip E yeah man, original comment ;)

    • Chip E
      Chip E 3 days ago

      @Vladimir Makarov im guessing that's as a response to the original comment and not my reply?

    • Vladimir Makarov
      Vladimir Makarov 4 days ago

      How about compared to season 1? Or are you one of the people who claims it is just as good?

    • Chip E
      Chip E 14 days ago

      "you didn't make an anime you can't give criticism"
      fuckin yikes

  • DudeInRoom
    DudeInRoom 21 day ago

    just rebbot season 2 with other studio..the amount of disappointment is just overpowered than saitama himself

  • Lean ♪
    Lean ♪ 21 day ago

    Ok.
    Can I get 1k subscribe? thankss

  • Wahyu S Barata
    Wahyu S Barata 22 days ago

    FUCCCCCXCCXXKKKKK One Punch Man S2 So Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuccxskkkkkkkk

  • JamesGuiver13
    JamesGuiver13 22 days ago

    I'm pretty scared wondering what will happen to Attack on Titan now that it's been confirmed that S3 P2 is the last season done by Wit Studio… :(

  • Blast King
    Blast King 23 days ago

    seems like the only solution for perfect animation is to leave it to machines

  • Soul Gen
    Soul Gen 23 days ago +3

    What have we ever done wrong to J.C. Staff?

  • Cole Peltier
    Cole Peltier 23 days ago +1

    The animation is SO bad in comparison, I am completely turned off and disappointed. They FINALLY showed the fight in the martial arts tournament and the scene where Saitama verses that dude was SO bland it blew my fucking mind. This show has been thrashed with a huge injustice, I am no longer excited for the next episode as now even the scenes with fucking Saitama are fucking scrub. This animation is so bad I actually would rather read the manga. I've never read manga but a friend loaned me Season 1 manga and the art and stuff was very good. I'd rather read the Manga than witness this embarrassment.

  • Omar Ignacio Silvestrini
    Omar Ignacio Silvestrini 23 days ago +1

    I saw 7 episodes... it does look fucked up ....
    It feels completely off....
    You can't connect with the characters anymore. It is soooo fak it just looks like a slide show -- like someone mentioned earlier.

    You watch EPISODE after EPISODE and you DON'T CARE. I tried to think why that was === and when you mentioned the horrible animations of the faces and the bullshit cuts... it totally made sense. We cannot connect or relate with static "napkin drawings" with mouth movements.

    They should be ashamed --- very very ashamed.

  • TheRadiopharus
    TheRadiopharus 24 days ago

    Obviously dumm ass, they changed the animation studio responsible for the visuals. Best you don´t keep seeing, because I do love the series.

  • Ichigo theOG
    Ichigo theOG 24 days ago +1

    I don't see where all these animation complains are coming from, everything seems normal to me like the first season. The only thing I don't like is how they always use the blank face for Saitama and never the serious one

  • Ignis, Lord of flames
    Ignis, Lord of flames 26 days ago

    The best anime out there are not the ones with the best graphics and animation. This applies to games as well

  • Michael Smith
    Michael Smith 28 days ago +4

    Season 2 anime is one of the biggest sequel letdowns in entertainment history. Season 1 was so good and so talked about and then we get this.

  • Doctor sandwich
    Doctor sandwich 28 days ago

    I think its fine. I'd rather not wait two years between seasons

  • csgo fever
    csgo fever 28 days ago

    How do you get one punch man season 2 I can’t see it on netflix

  • shyguy019
    shyguy019 29 days ago +1

    the scenes are so...

    hm


    heres an example, remember when sonic interrupted sonic?

  • Medachod
    Medachod Month ago +1

    The freelancers at Madhouse are some of the best animators in the world. I hear they did not want to do One Punch Man again, but whatever project they decided to do, I'd love to know what it is. I bet it looks just as amazing as One Punch Man.
    But yeah, my expectations for One Punch Man definitely got shot down. All of my friends actually agree the second season looks fine, which is why I sometimes dislike noticing stuff like this. I wish I could just blindly enjoy it like they do. It seems their allure toward the series was more so because of its charm, rather than its finer detail. Which isn't a bad thing.
    JCS has, so far, produced one episode of comparable animation quality. I am only hoping for the best as we approach the final fights. The last one should for sure rival Madhouse at worst and surpass it at best. But, my hopes for the latter are very, very low. Even a bit at the former. Though, you're right in that they've made great anime. High Score Girl is one of my most recent favorites from them.
    Still, I love this series a lot for how it manages to handle the fighting. Making the main character the most powerful is absurd, but unique. And it always makes you look forward to how they're going to use him. I only wish the best for One Punch Man. If another season is made, it should have much better overall animation quality.
    Also, I completely forgot how amazing the soundtrack was in the first season. Hearing that piano song in the video really brought back some amazing memories.

  • Svagg LAORDE
    Svagg LAORDE Month ago

    Season 1 - Is a Hit
    Season 2 - Cash Cowing for a Season 3 to be made by better Animation Studios with the best directors, artists/animators and reasonable deadline schedules.
    Season 3 - TBA or Not TBA

    That's how Anime works...

    • Medachod
      Medachod Month ago

      Oh yeah, I bet the third season will be pretty great.

  • Glitch
    Glitch Month ago +1

    I think i drop season 2 and rewatch season 1...

  • Deadlockoriginalfilms2.0

    Its such a tragedy no one worked themself to death on a comedy action cartoon that still looks fine 😕

  • anime amv
    anime amv Month ago +3

    it still good for me because am love this anime

  • John Doe
    John Doe Month ago

    Well, it still beats the shit out of what they did to Berserk.

  • Juan Martinez
    Juan Martinez Month ago +3

    Man....season 2 is kinda trash compared to season 1.

  • commentbosS 30
    commentbosS 30 Month ago +1

    i dont know what you guys saying i’m enjoying season 2 so much ❤️❤️❤️

  • Uwais Hafizal
    Uwais Hafizal Month ago

    Is the clip from 5:18 in the anime? I don’t remember Saitama encountering the airstrike

  • Anthony Marshall
    Anthony Marshall Month ago +1

    Once anime goes 3d I stop watching

  • Flyanbryan 40
    Flyanbryan 40 Month ago

    It's still good though

  • Arcturus Mengsk
    Arcturus Mengsk Month ago

    Yo, Mother's Basement, so how in the holy hell do you justify saying manga has animation? Manga, just like comic books, is a collection of still images that tell a story. Animation implies that there is movement that you can see without it being implied. Manga doesn't do that because it can't. At best it implies movement but, again by the definition, that isn't animation.

    • Ephthah
      Ephthah Month ago

      Smh...... He was being Sarcastic if you didn't understand

  • The Fibrillator
    The Fibrillator Month ago +1

    What a bunch of fucking manchildren you all are. You are not entitled to animation of unreasonable expectations, MadHouse are magicians that somehow make money off what should be unreasonable animation budgets, OPM2 is actually 'normal' good animation.
    If you watch OPM solely for the animation, go dive in a dumpster fire. The fucking source material relishes in it's fucking awful art.

  • Erupt_ed
    Erupt_ed Month ago +1

    I tbh don't care. As long as it looks decent, im good. When you have waited 4 years, it's good.

  • Gerben Hendriks
    Gerben Hendriks Month ago

    I know this video is based on the trailer but the actual season itself is really good. It is still in its building fase but i have to say that i expected much worse after seeing the trailer for the first time. Point is even though your critisism about the trailer still stands, its unfair to rate the season itself on 2 minutes of footage. Hope you guys like the season as well so far!

  • Flugmorph
    Flugmorph Month ago

    the manga doesnt have any animation
    its not even a funny joke

  • Akiva Abraham
    Akiva Abraham Month ago

    I did not sigh, nor was I disappointed.
    People who were are just contrarians.

  • Chilled Cola
    Chilled Cola Month ago

    To be honest with you I would wait 5 or 10 years just to get the proper animation for one punch man... I don't care about the release date... The show has the potential to be one of the greatest well don't get me wrong it is one of the greatest just discard s2... MonkaS

    • The Fibrillator
      The Fibrillator Month ago

      Oh look, a manchild with an anime avatar, the cancer of the internet.

  • The Alien OG
    The Alien OG Month ago

    damn they massacred my boy

  • Cypher Xll
    Cypher Xll Month ago

    See, I originally started reading the webcomic for OPM years ago. So I’m used to seeing this series in its lowest form. Eh. It could be worse.

  • 1buszybudy13
    1buszybudy13 Month ago

    EXCEPT Kemono Friends change was pure greed w/ the higher ups trying so hard to ruin the directors reputation

  • John Heemskerk
    John Heemskerk Month ago

    It all comes down to money and sadly most anime is just pirated while animators get payed scraps.

  • Sheleg
    Sheleg Month ago

    Oh oh oh how right you were when making the video..

  • Leon King
    Leon King Month ago +2

    Ngl
    The trailer had everyone skeptical
    But the anime itself is doing okay
    The animation isn’t awe inspiring but it isn’t bad either
    They’re doing the best they can with what they have and to that I applaud them
    It isn’t *holy shit this is amazing*
    But it could’ve been much *much* worse

  • Shadow Phantom Gaming

    What happened to the “what’s in a fight” (Mumen Rider Vs. Deep Sea King)

  • Mikael Schumaker
    Mikael Schumaker Month ago

    Can't watch Kemono Friends D:
    It rembembers me of my Ex X_X
    Season 2 look OK ... huff v_v

    • Mikael Schumaker
      Mikael Schumaker Month ago

      @Prince Lock i think so, i managed to read the original web comic from ONE ~ season 2 should be a cakewalk!
      Thanks for asking :'3

    • Prince Lock
      Prince Lock Month ago

      You gonna be ok, man?

  • Luna ft
    Luna ft Month ago +1

    Look at all these animation experts. Some knows what they're talking about while some are just yammering on about something that's over their head and continues to yap just because his friends said the animation looks bad. It's like they're eating food and complaining about the food at the same time,either you stfu and eat the food quietly or throw it out and move to a better restaurant that makes delicious foods.

    • The Fibrillator
      The Fibrillator Month ago

      It's the same situation, the worst customers are the ones who don't cook. Retards here have no concept of budgets, they pirate their shows and expect amazing animation, they are manchildren.

  • Jacksc
    Jacksc Month ago

    Dang I want OPM to wait another year or two instead of just giving subpar animation... I've waited years already I will wait years more.

  • Rayyan Tabba
    Rayyan Tabba Month ago

    At least episode 3 of season 2 had pretty good animation

  • Nikki Lyn
    Nikki Lyn Month ago

    Mad House, why’s you let them do my boys this way...

  • Thelightgamer 1
    Thelightgamer 1 Month ago

    I like it I don’t care what you guys say

  • Brigade Leader Haruhi Suzumiya

    As i told everyone who complained about Animation. This OPM Season 2 follows the Manga and looks good. Has a good story line on top of it. You all wanted a Season 2 you got it. So calm down and be thankful it's here. Do not be ungrateful. Appreciate what we have been given. I waited so long for this. Not gonna let a little change in Animation ruin it for me.

  • Haris Nk
    Haris Nk Month ago

    madhouse overlord animation is ugly

  • VJtasha
    VJtasha Month ago

    Meh, still watching though.

  • Pure Gameplay
    Pure Gameplay Month ago +1

    I literally cant tell the difference at all between season 1 and 2 and anyone whos bitching is a closet hater just posing as a fan to try and discredit an amazing show.
    Animation is still fine, show is lit, get over yourselves.

    • Rioplats
      Rioplats Month ago

      This is the semantic equivalent of "30fps is fine. I can't even tell the difference" lol.

  • Terror
    Terror Month ago

    8:10 Why?
    Because you are a virtue signalling coward who can't wake up to justice?

  • Terror
    Terror Month ago

    In all fairness, after watching it I realized it's not near as bad as I or you thought it was.
    It's because OPM S1 was so amazing that this looks bad by comparison, this really just looks like every other anime, still better and having more detail than most tbh on characters.
    But yeah it's worse than S1 Visual wise, but that's because you're spoiled with S1, animation is hard and the only reason this is airing is a pity/passion project, just be happy we got it at all.

  • Brokoro
    Brokoro Month ago

    I mean... sure you make some points, but I feel you're off the mark. Like... playing darts and making bullseyes but you're supposed to hit the target on the other wall where the camera is pointing.
    I'm loving season 2 and the trailer could definitely have used less black, hell no black. That is an artistic mistake for sure.
    But the season is doing great and fun as hell to watch along.

  • Khalil Sonic
    Khalil Sonic Month ago +1

    He shows no mercy

  • __
    __ Month ago +1

    I liked the épisodes So far but the fightscenes are definitely Much worse.

  • Rikkie Ray
    Rikkie Ray Month ago

    I actually enjoy d show.... d animation isn't that bad...
    don't want it?? don't watch it...simple as that

  • ContraZombie4
    ContraZombie4 Month ago +1

    So. Now that it's HERE. Is everyone still a bunch of whiney bitches? Or have we finally matured a little.

    Cause, be real, if we judged everything ever released to consumers based on it's trailer, there'd be some pretty incredible garbage selling like hot cakes, and there'd be some pretty glorious art/products wasting away in a dumpster right about now.

    • Rioplats
      Rioplats Month ago

      I don't quite understand your comment. Are you actually suggesting that the animation is better than the trailer suggested?

  • BrianStyleDeath
    BrianStyleDeath Month ago +4

    I would've gladly waited another year.

  • Lantern Apocalypse
    Lantern Apocalypse Month ago

    I guess I'm lame cuz I couldn't really tell the difference in animation quality between those two trailers lol.

  • cgamerzhd
    cgamerzhd Month ago

    The scheme that made me realize the animation is different is King's long chin


    Those sweet chin

  • girgi932
    girgi932 Month ago

    It became worse but good

    • Jo Taro
      Jo Taro Month ago +1

      that’s an oxymoronic statement, and you should elaborate!

  • Bastardcap Gayming
    Bastardcap Gayming Month ago

    The water the Lightning and The lasers look fake, Yeah I don't know why that is maybe because it's fuckinh fiction!!

    • Jo Taro
      Jo Taro Month ago +1

      Your right! How silly! But, both were fictional, yet one is prettier and less repulsive. You can understand that people would prefer one over the other for aesthetic reasons, right?

  • Magal _19
    Magal _19 Month ago

    Well, the animation in the last episode was AMAZING