- Oct 26, 2017
I feel like the point of a parody is not always to argue that the thing being parodied sucks, but often to create a version of it that has more weight. all these characters could be great in their own show, but they all fall short of their self-image in saitama's world. there are interesting themes that go on there.The S class heroes (Or at least their portrayal) would all be really dope... in another show, not one where it's supposed to be parodying shounen tropes, where in the back of your mind you're always thinking "Man, Saitama could've finished this in like two seconds." The more they're straightforwardly shown off with full fledged fights, the more it feels like the series has ironically become what it was making fun of. In the manga, it's easier to roll with it due to how utterly amazing the artwork and paneling is, but the anime is lacking in that regard and so on to say the least, so it's just more glaring for folks.
I do enjoy Garou though. He's cool enough in that it's definitely interesting to follow and figure out his whole deal.