The penultimate episode of One Punch Man was an endless battle. Though, it was quite badass, since Garou literally kicked everyone’s butt, almost without struggling. I’m looking forward to the big finale but, till then, let’s see what occurred this time!
While Saitama was playing video games (81-0, lol), Garou was erasing most second-class heroes from the map. Before elaborating any further, let me mention how much I enjoy myself when everyone screams his ability name whilst attacking! Back to the subject though. I’ve started to like Garou even more and the glimpses of his sensitive side made me root even harder for him. He is a well-thought bad guy, with an appealing and deep backstory. I appreciate that, although he stands up for monsters, he’s still against the Monster Association because of its bad motives. Since we speak about monsters, is it really so difficult for the production to give them a proper design? They look like poorly-made Pokemon and the contrast between them and the -kind of- detailed heroes is pretty obvious and annoying.
Continuing with this episode’s events, Death Gatling admitted that he wanted to take down Garou to win Hero’s Association respect. Ok, I partly understand that he wanted to make justice for all the minor heroes’ hard work, but still! Someone needs to know his limits. Not knowing your limits and pushing yourself way further than you should is a sign of silliness and arrogance. That’s why he deserved what came for him. And guess who tried to clean the mess Death Gatling and his team created? Genos, of course. But, I’m not complaining, since he’s an eye candy! I can’t help but comment, that if Garou wasn’t so heavily injured, he would have taken Genos down quite easily with his crazy Watchdog Man moves.
When Genos got his butt kicked by Garou, Bang and Bomb *Gosh I love their names!* appeared to save the day. The final scene is quite intense, since Bang recalls their first meeting, making our hearts melting. Aaaaand, that’s it! We are left hanging from a cliff till the next one…
Though, aren’t you curious about Saitama’s part in all these happenings? Well, once again he got very little screen time. It looks like he is more like a symbol of ultimate power now, instead of a main character. I can’t wait to see his intervention in the next episode, since he’s about to shake things off. But, I hope for his punches to stop making different sounds every time…
In conclusion, it was a very good episode, which kinda reminds the ones from Season 1. Thus, the artwork was more well-made while the movement was fluid and detailed. I would be happier if there were more dialogs, since the continuous action bore me at some point, but still, it’s one of the season’s best.
This episode had a glimpse of Season 1 quality
According to this, I expect a phenomenal ending. Garou is about to meet Saitama once again in the battlefield and I’m looking forward to some dope moments. Ending up, I surely saw an improvement, but it didn’t feel like the big climax moment I was waiting for. Still, I won’t criticize too heavily yet, since the twist I desire might be on its’ way!
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