One Punch Man


Alternative Titles

English: One Punch Man
Synonyms: One Punch-Man, One-Punch Man, OPM
Japanese: ワンパンマン

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2015 to Dec 21, 2015
Premiered: Fall 2015
Broadcast: Mondays at 01:05 (JST)
Licensors: Viz Media
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Web manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 8.721 (scored by 710,134 users)
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Ranked: #462
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Popularity: #5
Members: 1,045,210
Favorites: 31,381

Recommendations

Both are hero animes and while One Punch Man is already strong, the character around him are similar to those in Boku no Hero Academia. They both feature a lot of different heroes and their daily struggle. One Punch Man is a little darker in tone and if you want a strong protagonist from the get-go, try saiki kusuo no Ψ-nan or psycho mob 100 !  
report Recommended by Souru
Both series have the same sense of humor and absurd, comedic art packed with high amount of action in each episode, portraying how strong the protagonist is compared to the rest of the characters. 
report Recommended by Aleron
The first thing I thought when watching Overlord, it's very much like One Punch Man. Overlord and One Punch Man got similar style while having different setting. You can tell the anime would be similar as their openings are similar style music. The main characters Momonga/Ainz and Saitama are also extremely strong, but not OP lame, they're strong that you want to see them go in FOR THE KILL !!!!! Dependable heroes. 
report Recommended by Gaiking
Where will you go if all your dreams have been fulfilled? That is the question that both series deal with. They don't have a serious plot, just the daily life of a man who is trying to live his life. There are battles and funny moments sometimes. Recommend to people who are looking for some funny anime to watch to add some spice to their life. 
report Recommended by Hanaki_Neko
Is it good for having so much power? Is it good for being an Overpowered Guy? Answer is : "Its Boring" These shows are shown us that feel for having so much incredible power .. and so, u can't enjoy it as other normal being ... Both show are funny and hilarious too .. if u enjoy one, u'll enjoy another ^^ 
report Recommended by ExTz_Thomazz
The protagonist in both shows is extremely strong. But they don't take the responsibility seriously, and end up talking about regular stuff in the middle of a fight that's supposed to be intense (like shop sales) which leads to comedy in both shows. If you liked the atmosphere in one show, you will most likely like the other show.  
report Recommended by MaridiuS
- overpowered MCs that just seek for fun. - of course they do not forget their duties to help people 
report Recommended by raviel_ken
One punch man has HERO ASSOCIATION, while hunter x hunter has HUNTER ASSOCIATION Both of them tells about character's unique power. 
report Recommended by bradmaster
A modernised and commercialised / 'business' approach to the concept of superheroes existing in our world. Heroes are ranked based on points awarded AND subtracted for their actions in the line of duty. Public relations - mainly in terms of popularity - is also a factor. Every self-respecting hero needs a fan club, after all! In One Punch Man it is less important since it is more of a cartoonishly over the top series with hero rankings as window dressing, where as in Tiger & Bunny the entire plot is built around 'idol culture' televised heroics. But they are the only two series I have come  read more 
report Recommended by AironicallyHuman
Both shows are filled with relentless action and a lot of comedy moments. The fights are over the top and flashy as possible. Also fights defies any logic or physics laws. The common part of both show is a cast of colorful and meaningful characters. The biggest difference, however, is the amount of fanservice. KLK is full of it, while OPM has it really low. 
report Recommended by tearofmankind
The everyday lives of tokusatsu heroes and villains, portrayed in semi-parodic tone of the superhero genre. 
report Recommended by kadian1366
The similarities between these anime are endless. Happy-go-lucky protagonists, evil villains who might aswell have been in the opposite series, their personalities, the humor they share. The series as a whole really remind me of one another and give a very similar vibe. 
report Recommended by Yamaro
Neither anime has an story, its a simple plot. They are both overwhelming cool/strong and this is displayed in all its glory to make us laugh. 
report Recommended by bimbambusse
Both the main characters are dumb and are super hero and have same comedic athmosphere. Both the main characters character that makes you laugh.  
report Recommended by Morix
Two main characters that are both extremely overpowered. Other than Saitama, whose journey is literally to find someone who can beat him, Ichigo seems to be one of the quickest Shounen protags in developing his skills. He just seems gifted from the being. 
report Recommended by Nyaominyan
When you watch a story, you want to see its hero struggle right? But sometimes, there are those stories where the hero fighting isn't the struggle, it's the world around him. Inferno Cop and Saitama never have to worry about losing a fight, but the absurd ways that the world treats them is what drives the humor and wonder of these shows. 
report Recommended by BoyHime732
-supernatural -superhuman they both aspire to be become superheros of justice and yeah theres the comedy too worth your time and yeah the action is cool too. 
report Recommended by dirtybee
Similar MC. Both of the MC's are superior to other characters. The animation is smooth an visuals are gorgeus. Both also have a catchy opening song and great soundtracks. 
report Recommended by Salokannel2
Both are shounens with a very similar feel to them. If you like one, you'll probably like the other. 
report Recommended by Arte_mis
Maximum Humor , Amazing action scene , Nothing too serious to worry about Just Relax Watch Enjoy ,Thats how I see OPM & Gintama , [ although gintama gets serious quiet often ] , Both MCs don't care about what others say and laze around . Both anime have crazy characters [ I mean great characters who are original and have no similar somehow , ( again gintama characters are sometime go beyond crazy .. ) , Watching both of them is Fun  
report Recommended by omidps
One punch man is BOBOBO 2.0. Classic shonen parody 
report Recommended by Monigote
Both share the same rare anime theme of superheros, but Zetman takes a darker and more serious perspective on it with a more concrete story. The action is explosive on both ends and the main characters for each don't really care for a lot of things. The anime also share in having enemies that are more on the strange side.  
report Recommended by Protaku
They both have two Hilarious main characters who are both OP and trying to find a more challenging opponent to match up with their skills. Koro Sensei is trying to find a student who can kill buy the time his students graduate and Saitama after realizing he is too strong is getting bored of killing villains with One punch so in the end he is still trying to find a challenging opponent. Both Stories are VERY good and action packed. Also Saitama and Koro-Sensei are both teachers. They're both great shows to watch! 
report Recommended by chocokaylarobin
They both have a character who is SUPER STRONG and trains very hard to defeat opponents They both also have lots of comedy and jokes 
report Recommended by animehowl437
Both MC are very similar. They both are OP as hell, but don't seem intimidating until they get serious.  
report Recommended by IROSALES36
Both are parodies of shounen battle anime featuring arcs and characters poking fun of stereotypical cliches seen in such anime series. Sexy Commando is mostly pure comedy and gags however, where One Punch Man actually does have somewhat serious action and a stronger focus on fights. Both are hilarious and entertaining. Also, both feature an inexplicably powerful and quirky protagonist that makes the rest of the characters seem laughably incompetent in comparison, even though you root for them anyway. 
report Recommended by Kellhus
Both anime focus on a very strong protagonist, who usually defeats his enemies with ease. They have a lot of action and fights, but also a lot of lighthearted comedic moments. The character design is also somewhat similar, especially the first villain that Saitama faces, who looks like a blue Piccolo. 
report Recommended by BohemianRhapsody
While both shows are very different in terms of story, genres, and setting, the core plot remains the same. Both shows have a protagonist that is viewed upon by most people around them based solely on their social status that was given to them under a sort of ranking system like a review board; which was created with several inadequate fatal flaws that fail to categorize them properly. And yet, everyone blindly accepts that review board as if it was the only one truth, not unlike how many see the Holy Bible; while refusing to see past those previously mentioned flaws and only seeing what  read more 
report Recommended by 4kicks
A "normal" guy becomes a hero, with the typical "weird" monsters of the tokusatsu genre and hilarity stemming from ridiculous situations. 
report Recommended by Neko-Hoshishima
The similarity of these anime is not on their plot or characters; it is in the quality of their animation. If you enjoyed the fluidity and the awesomeness of either series on your screens then the other is a must watch. Both series will give you greatly animated action scenes that will glue your eyes on the show each episode. Overall, One Punch Man and Kekkai Sensen are action-packed shows set in places filled with weirdness sprinkled with plenty of comedy.  
report Recommended by ALLONA
Both series have a protagonist that have a completely different attitude from the rest of the characters and don't really fit with the setting. Like Saitama, Vash the Stampede is an enigma who is extremely skilled compared the vast majority of fighters (not super OP like Saitama though), but is almost misunderstood by everyone. If you like Saitama, you will almost definitely like the way Vash fits in with his respective universe as well. 
report Recommended by buzzardslicer
Same "ridiculous powers" -setting, but with students. The main character is absurdly strong and can settle things by battles. 
report Recommended by Mallony
Both anime feature strong protagonists, who have to defeat seemingly invincible enemies who threaten humanity. Both have a lot of over the top action and some comedy. 
report Recommended by BohemianRhapsody
They are both parodies of their own genres. Romance or action I think it doesn't matter as they are both hilarious. 
report Recommended by bimbambusse
It is hilarious and entertaining and a parody of shounen. Sound, characters and art is nice. The whole package is good and if you loved Hayate no gotoku! then you will certainly enjoy one punch man.  
report Recommended by quantum11
The main characters in both shows are OP and have mysterious past and how they acquired their powers. Casshern Sins is the opposite of OP Man for the following Reasons: -Underrated to OP Man's Overratedness -Darker and Grittier tone to OP Man's Light and Goofy tone -Casshern is more emotional as opposed to Saitama's lazy demeanor Both shows are produced by Madhouse and if you enjoyed one or the other, watch it. 
report Recommended by 99thEmperor
One Punch Man and Yugioh GX have a powerful main char who wins in many battles but faces bad reputation from haters but do not mind their public image. JAM project does the opening in both shows as well. 
report Recommended by 99thEmperor
Both are about a charismatic bald guy who is an uncrecognized hero. Saitama is unrecognized by the population in OPM's world, Kiyotaka by the real life anime watchers 
report Recommended by NFMaster
Both are attempts at satire on their respective genres, Isekai and superheroes. Both repeat the joke of the main character being blatantly overpowered for too long. Both are boring.  
report Recommended by Golden_Scarlett
When I watch OP Man, I thought of Saitama being the shonen version of Dante due to the various reasons: Both being OP and having countless victories, mysterious past, partnership with another powerful beings, They are isolated and will always be no matter what, and They are involved in various missions involving various people. Both anime have an episodic story line and fast paced action. I find DMC to be starkly contrasting to OP Man due to the dark tone and goriness. OP Man beats DMC in terms of popularity, story, character development, and media Nuff Said 
report Recommended by 99thEmperor
Like one punch man has a hero association hunter x hunter also has hunter association They both have main characters who are kinda overpowered - saitama for OPM and killuas family for HxH. Both have characters who struggle more in fights than others. Both protagonists are searching for something - a worthy adversary for saitama and his father for Gon. The only main difference between them is that HxH is a bit darker than OPM. 
report Recommended by Romy_
Overpowered main character. Absolutely ridiculous and over-the-top fight scenes, with plenty of budget and explosions. Entertaining and diverse characters. Solid comedy amidst the action. Main character punches things and they die in glorious fashions. 
report Recommended by awesomedude20
It has overpowered (in a way) characters that absolutely cannot be beaten (with much confidence in their skills), and lots of humour. 
report Recommended by BrownieFan
Both funny, great characters and great animation! Great plot too! 
report Recommended by ShiemiSoulEater
Believe it or not, both these animes have things in common. Kinnikuman and One Punch Man are both satires to the "hero" ideology. Both series start with their protagonists trying to protect the world from monster attacks but both Kinnikuman and Saitama are underlooked by society. While Kinnikuman starts as a weak superhero but further progresses through the story and Saitama is already overpowered from beginning to end, both series feature over the top action, comedy, manliness, muscles, violence and friendship. 
report Recommended by DiogoAttitude
Similar fighting evil and supernatural themes, as well as (arguable) BL subtext and master/subordinate dynamic with friendship mixed in.  
report Recommended by angelfish10
These two shows revolve around powerful people living a lifestyle that requires constant movement. A powerful person, Saitama, and a powerful organization, Libra, on a daily basis are fighting monsters / aliens in a modern day setting with a great action and comedy genre always present. 
report Recommended by QuanekiQuen
If u like badass overpowered MC then these two are for u. However OPM has superheroes with superpowers and focuses on comedy and parody. Whereas Hagure Yuusha has magical/ fantasy theme and focuses more on ecchi/harem/romance aspect. Also, both have over the top action 
report Recommended by silent_knight98
-Action packed scenes. -The characters have a same super powers and combined. -Many hilarious/funny moments. -The main character has a same ability like the super punch in one hit. 
report Recommended by KurtDexter
Both are comedic deconstruction of their said genre, one for Super Hero type anime while the other is for Isekai. 
report Recommended by appaweeb
Op protagonists who have no emotions (or have lost it). Although not related by plot, both protagonists also have in common the emotion of rage that only shows itself when their close ones are injured.  
report Recommended by UT33
One Punch Man and Monster aren't really the same except for the main character. Monster Musume is a harem with good comedy and ecchi(A LOT OF ECCHI don't watch if you can't handle ecchi), while One Punch has a super hero fighting villians. The protagonists are relaxed with encountering death defying actions and their personalities are very similar. Both have good comedy. 
report Recommended by _OtakuWulfie_
Similar fighting evil and supernatural themes, as well as (arguable) BL subtext and master/subordinate dynamic friendship mixed in.  
report Recommended by angelfish10
Similar supernatural themes, as well as (arguable) BL subtext and master/subordinate dynamic.  
report Recommended by angelfish10
Both animes are about fighting supernatural alot of action and really interesting  
report Recommended by Anime-_-Watcher
They are both really good comedies and parodies in their own way. One Punch Man for the shounen genre and Crayon Shin Chan for the slice of life genre. The main characters in both animes are also really charismatical, and the secondary characters are probably crazier as well. 
report Recommended by Hypeantonio
Two heroes bent on making the world a better place. One the epitome of cunning intellect the other the apex of physical prowess. Both are unbeatable in their respective realms. 
report Recommended by HunterRose
They have a community where heroes take missions and also both have a simple way to use superpowers. I'm just recommending these anime's because they have similarities, but I particularly hate Fairy Tail and I quite like One Punch Man. 
report Recommended by Zardyllas
both series have a nice battle scene. each series have comedy side in their story. but Akame story more suspenseful than OPM that have more comedic side. 
report Recommended by Anistein
Master/servant dynamics, helping people, and (arguable) BL subtext.  
report Recommended by angelfish10
The two battle shounen I have enjoyed the most in two different moments of my life. Ueki no Housoku was part of my childhood, and One Punch Man introduced me to anime series again after years. They both share a simple and funny main character with a strong sense of justice. 
report Recommended by Hypeantonio
Although their setting and mood are different (with OPM being a comedy and HnK being more tragic), both anime focus on an overpowered main character, who kills enemies almost effortlessly. Both have great art and over the top action. 
report Recommended by BohemianRhapsody
Both are series that put style and action above a deep and complex storyline, and both have incredible animation. 
report Recommended by Lithiumbattery
While on the surface, Saint Oniisan and OPM have little in common, their comedic pacing and nature as slice-of-life [bromance] comedies starring unusual super-human characters give a similar vibe. Saint Oniisan lacks action, fighting, or even much of a plot, but the premise of Jesus and Buddha rooming together in a Japanese apartment and dealing with the extraordinary comedic situations their powers put them in is very similar to the core dynamic of Saitama and Genos. If you are drawn into One Punch Man for its comedy and novelty factor, and are looking for a fun, silly film that is equally as original in its  read more 
report Recommended by tarazipyrope
Noblesse OVA is simliar to the first episode of One Punch Man. It's all about overpowered main characters that can kill their enemies in single move while both enemies are transformed into more gigantic form than before. And of course both have really good battle animation. 
report Recommended by HiatusXHiatus
If you're willing to hop over a genre to a school romantic comedy, these two shows share quite a lot of similarity, especially in the protagonists. Both embrace a somewhat antihero role in their respective universes, despite being overall very well-intentioned. Yahari Ore honestly has very little romance in it, and if you're interested in the underlying issues that One Punch tries to tackle, there are many of the same themes and a similar comedic style. 
report Recommended by mirrorminx
OK. Let me be clear. Both anime plots are very different, you can say that one is parody of heroes, another ''parody'' of school/ life, same with characters. Both anime have plenty of humor, protoganists are ''teachers'', jus one of them (Saitama) have one pupil, and they ( Saitama, Onizuka) are not very amm... educated...? But sometimes they give some wise man impression. Both getting involved in some ridiculous situations. Both have selfish gains: one is ''hero for the fun'' and wants to find strong opponent, other - became a teacher to create his own harem (lol), but both helps people in their environment. And last,  read more 
report Recommended by Klaudijusss
Both animes involve cool powers and fighting, they also share the laid back lead and are both pretty funny. I think that Blood Lad is a bit more hilarious with less epic fights than One Punch Man, but I've enjoyed both. Blood Lad is a must watch if you like otaku humor, shonen and funny references to other anime. Sadly the anime only has 10 episodes. It's more a promotion for the manga with an open ending, but still worth watching. One Punch Man is a must watch if you like comedy anime that involves just as much fighting, awesome animation, epic fights, episodic storys with a  read more 
report Recommended by shonenking
Two animes that are funny because of the MC main characteristic, one has a very powerful punch, the other a very scary face! 
report Recommended by misterferrari
Same kind of epic, over the top badass stuff. Both series have a start out pretty small but escalate to some huge fights. They're both pretty funny, but still have something serious about them. (You know, friendship, public opinion, some politics, saving mankind and stuff) The animation and character style also felt similar to me. 
report Recommended by robbe
While these two anime have different settings, both titles has a very powerful main protagonist that fights against various powerful monster opponents. They are also both action-packed anime with lots of over the top action scenes. Differences between the two is that One Punch Man is not made to be taken seriously and is actually funny while Apocalypse Zero comes off unintentionally hilarious for trying be serious. If you enjoy one, you may like the other as well. 
report Recommended by Hellspawn28
Both anime have over the top characters with fast paced action sequences and characters with extraordinary abilities. They both are very entertaining to watch from start to finish. If you like one, you may probably like the other. 
report Recommended by Hellspawn28
While these two anime have different settings, both of them are not made to be taken seriously. The protagonist in both titles uses extraordinary powers to defeat powerful monsters. Both anime are hilarious to watch with cool characters and awesome action scenes. However Hell Teacher Nube has horror elements and is a way older than One Punch Man. If you don't mind watching older anime, if you like one then you may enjoy the other as well. 
report Recommended by Hellspawn28
Well, basically all of the Jojo's Bizarre Adventure anime seasons. Both anime has "super" abilities. Both anime has op main character that will never lose. Both main character are badass.  
report Recommended by lannieX
Both appear to have a mix of different aspects such as robots, aliens, superpowers and superheroes. Both portray a society where these things are common place. 
report Recommended by Shuc49
Both shows are parodies of their genre (One punch man=superhero-genre and Mahou Shoujo Ore=magical girl-genre) Both shows have lots of comedy and quite a few well-build men  
report Recommended by KuroYume-96
The humor technique is similar- tsukkomi- where one person does or say something dumb and another person calls him/her out on it. (For One Punch Man it's Saitama and Genos and for Cuticle Tantei Inaba it's (Mostly) Valentino and Kei) Cuticle Tantei Inaba just focuses more on the plot whilst One Punch Man is more on making the gag.  
report Recommended by aqing0601
Very smartly comedic athmosphere and a unique main character that makes you laugh in every situation with recurrent gags. 
report Recommended by ManjoumeSandalo
Shows with overpowered heroes. The difference is OPM heroes have overpowered strength while LotGH heroes have overpowered brain. 
report Recommended by illivinni
OP MC's Large organisation with ranks S,A,B,C Main goal for the MC's is to reach the top rank. Lots of combat mixed with a fair share of comedy. 
report Recommended by sparkzz323
Tomoko really look and act like Saitama, strange physic, weird smiles etc ... Both of them are strangers to their environment, and are not recognized as they should be 
report Recommended by abyz
Both series are action heavy and feature intense, over the top fights against often surreal looking enemies. Contrary to One-Punch Man, Gantz is played serious and is a lot more violent however. People who enjoyed the fight scenes of One-Punch Man more than they did its humour might find more of what they're looking for in Gantz. 
report Recommended by Carrot_
Both the main characters are dumb and are super hero, and both have loyal disciples. And both series are comedy.  
report Recommended by chuniyana
Both have beautifully animated fights. While OPM's fights are more about scale and impressiveness, Sword of the Stranger puts more of a focus on fight choreography.  
report Recommended by Baryonyx
Great action, funny, awesome fight scenes. Overpowerd characters, cool attacks etc. And if you're liking the animation in One piece, try One punch man. In my opinion One punch man has the best animation i've ever seen. One punch man is a much shorter serie, it doesnt have as good as a story as one punch man. Not as great as character development as one piece does. BUT, one piece is one of a kind. No serie out there that I've seen comes near the adventureous and unique story of one piece. So dont try too hard finding a serie that does. Try  read more 
report Recommended by In10se
Both series show similarities in main character and there story. Comedy is kinda similar also. 
report Recommended by YeAhx
Although their setting and mood are different (with OPM being a comedy and HnK being more tragic), both anime focus on an overpowered main character, who kills enemies almost effortlessly. Both have great art and over the top action. 
report Recommended by BohemianRhapsody
Main Similarities: •Bad guys come, the main character deals with them. •Both main characters in the anime are very strong. •Similar plot/setting. •Similar-ish genres.  
report Recommended by RFernandez23
Both anime use common tropes that are present in other works of the same genre as their foundation, in order to expose and make fun of them (OPM uses tropes from the superhero genre, while TTGL uses tropes from the super robot genre). Both shows have a similar type of humor and over the top action scenes. They are self-conscious shows that try to be entertaining and are not meant to be taken seriously. They also create a similar atmosphere and vibe. 
report Recommended by BohemianRhapsody
Both are recent comedy shows, which use many tropes and cliches from anime of similar genres for parodic entertainment. Their stories are quite simple and revolve around the same jokes, but their charm comes exactly from their simplicity. While Doamaiger D serves as a parody of the super robot genre, One Punch Man is a parody of superhero shows and comics, making them quite similar in atmosphere and vibe. 
report Recommended by BohemianRhapsody
Both are episodic, monster-of-the-week series about super power users, both with skeletal main plot. Both contain some fanservice, and both are intended parodies of the 'it's so stupid it's hilarious' kind. Both explore single joke for most of their run. While their underlying jokes are completely different, both series hinge upon one finding the joke good enough to sustain their attention for the whole 12 episodes. 
report Recommended by awerture
Each MC (I'm going to go with Spike and Satiama) are both laid-back and nonchalant Villans can be quite ridiculous and outrageous, which I find to be a nice plus The series themselves are episodic, but are excellent comedies  
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