Season 2 of One Punch Man already feels like a product of begrudging obligation

It’s kind of bittersweet. The first series of One Punch Man was go damn good. From it’s ridiculous premise, to it’s atypical hero to its mesmerising animation right to it’s absolute banger of an opening song which still finds its way into my rotation now. After literal years of waiting for a season 2 to drop… why you be dis way?

Coming right off the back of a phenomenal second season of Mob Psycho 100, it’s even more jarring to see the second season of the anime that got the writer of both properties into being a household name (Well, in my household at the very least) just nosedive.

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Mob Psycho 100 Episode 9 Review – Show Me What You’ve Got ~Band Together~

After eight episodes of heart warming tales of personal growth and responsibility, Mob Psycho 100 suddenly feels like a totally different show. While I had expectations is was going to make this turn eventually, I mean, look at the show’s high action opening. I’m not entirely happy with how we got here.

Mob Psycho 100 Episode 9 Review – Show Me What You've Got ~Band Together~

In episode 9, not only do we have to contend with remembering a whole cast of returning characters from the first season, but also have to learn about the new cast of villains of the upper echelon of the Claw organisation, and get to know about the layers of infighting and coups that are all happening on top of all of this.

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Wooderon’s Anime Pirate Crew

I don’t normally do this kind of thing. But I’ve seen enough of the bloggers I follow doing these kind of tag lists that I felt I wanted to give it ago, despite the fact that nobody actually nominated me directly, but why the hell should I let that stop me.

I actually spotted this on Mechanical Anime Reviews, written by Scott, so I’ll link his blog, which is customary in these things. and I’ll thank him for the likes he’s been giving my posts these past few months. As posted in Scott’s post, here are the rules I’m working from:

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