What if your favorite comedy action anime is One Punch Man? Then we have a recommendation for you. They’ll be a hit among fans of the show! Get to it, people!
When it comes to heroes, success isn’t always easy. This isn’t your normal superhero: Saitama is practically invincible and can win any battle with one strike. One Punch Man tells the story of Saitama, a cyborg, and Genos, his human trainee. A chaotic series with a lot of action and a lot of laughs is out there!
Caleb Bailey’s most recent update was on January 22, 2020: The release date for One Punch Man’s anime adaptation’s third season has yet to be announced, and fans are anxiously anticipating any new information. Production on Season 3 may not commence for some time despite the show’s success. If you’re a fan of One Punch Man, here are ten shows you should check out.
1. Samurai Champloo
The mind behind Cowboy Bebop, Blade Runner Black Out 2022, and Space Dandy is Shinichiro Watanabe. When Watanabe created Samurai Champloo in the early ’00s, he blended magnificent Rap and Hip Hop music with awe-inspiring samurai combat. So if you can, you should listen to Samurai Champloo as well as see it.
There are just two seasons (or “volumes”) in Champloo, another short-lived series. As a matter of fact, it’s an example of the adage “half the brightness, twice the time.” Champloo, like One Punch Man, defies convention and gives a unique experience unlike anything else on the market.
2. Tiger & Bunny
In Tiger & Bunny’s reality, superheroes not only exist, but also serve as brand ambassadors for large corporations. Do you know that NASCAR racers travel around in vehicles that are covered in advertisements? So, take the Justice League as an example, and you’ve got the basis for Tiger & Bunny. But this isn’t just a corporate marketing show; this heroic series has a lot of heart.
Compared to One Punch Man, Tiger & Bunny is a more grounded and serious series. Traditional two-dimensional animation is paired with cel-shaded three-dimensional animation in this presentation. Tiger & Bunny, like One Punch Man, is an unexpected success despite its absurd premise.
3. Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure
For those who haven’t seen it, here’s a long-running series. The Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure series, which began in the 1980s, continues to this day. In the beginning, the manga was a horror series. The Fist of the North Star inspired Hirohiko Araki to shift Jojo’s genre and tone.
For all of these reasons and more, Jojo has grown to be one of the most beloved anime franchises of all time. Jojo, like One Punch Man, makes a concerted effort to stand apart from the crowd. Was there any dissent that Jojo would be included in such a list? So much so, that it’s in the show’s name – Bizarre Adventure!
4. Gin Tama
Second on this list is Gin Tama, a samurai-themed series. If anything, it’s even more outlandish thanSamurai Champloo. In Gin Tama’s alternate past, aliens have invaded Edo-period Japan, rewriting history as they see it. Gintoki Sakata is both the show’s protagonist and its mascot. A former rebel Samurai turned free-lancer now makes his living as a writer.
Our description of Gin Tama may have made it sound like it’s a very serious show. Not at all; this anime is equally as rowdy and crazy as One Punch Man is.
5. Hetalia: Axis Powers
Compared to One Punch Man, Hetalia: Axis Powers isn’t as action-packed, but it sure is funny! As depicted in Hetalia, each of the countries participating in World War II is represented by a cast of characters. As the show’s central character, Italy shares all of Saitama’s quirks and quirkiness: he’s goofy, dense, and loveable.
Aside from the canine-obsessed Germany, the caustic but bright strategist Britain, and the self-centered but talented orator that is the United States, Hetalia also has a slew of other interesting characters. In Hetalia, you’ll find one of the funniest interpretations of “the War to End All Wars.”
6. Full Metal Panic
Genos and Saitama’s friendship is one of the best since they are such an odd couple. Genos confronts every circumstance with a straight face and sincerity that is unmatched. In contrast, Saitama appears to be on another planet!
Full Metal Panicprotagonists !’s Sousuke Sagara and Kaname Chidori share a similar bond. This duo’s Genos is Sousuke, an anti-terrorist agent undercover at Jindai High School. Meanwhile, Kaname resembles Saitama in that he is irreverent, impulsive, and not particularly brilliant. The action sequences in Full Metal Panic! are certainly worth a look.
Back in 2016, when Aggretsuko arrived on Netflix, it caused quite a stir. Retsuko, an adorable red panda with a slew of repressed feelings/emotions, is the protagonist of the story. At her favorite Karaoke bar, Retsuko lets off some steam by belting out her favorite death metal songs like it’s 1999.
Aggretsuko is a laugh-out-loud comedy, but it’s also a show for anyone going through a Midlife Crisis. If you’re feeling unhappy about your current lot in life, or if you’re a big fan of Japanese death metal, you should check this show out.
8. Lupin The Third
It’s been a long time since I’ve seen something like this. The Lupin the Third series, established by Japanese mangaka Kazuhiko Kato (commonly known as Monkey Punch) in 1967, is certainly the longest-running property in this article. Numerous anime programs, animated shorts, and video games have all been produced since then.
In spite of his criminal tendencies, Lupin is an incredibly likable guy – and he’s simply too appealing to be hated. There’s no better choice than Lupin the Third if you’re searching for nonstop laughter and endearing characters.
9. Ghost Stories (English Dub)
Studio Pierrot and Aniplex teamed up in the year 2000 to produce a 20-series paranormal animation (after the computers decided not to wipe us all out). Both studios opted to keep the show humorous and creepy (but not truly frightening) in order to market it to children. So, the final product was Ghost Stories, a show that premiered to very little notice.
Aniplex and Pierrot decided to give the English voice performers a free hand when it came time to make the series’ English adaptation. After all, there was no use in wasting time and resources on a project that had already failed. One of the funniest, most irreverent anime dubs in history was a no-brainer for the English voice actors! Do yourself a great favor and watch Ghost Stories as soon as the English dub is available.
10. Mob Psycho 100
Both Mob Pyscho 100 and One Punch Man feature OP heroes and a slew of mind-bending fights. High school student with psychic powers is the focus of Mob. Mob has a hard time fitting in in school while Saitama is looking for significance in his life.
If you’re a fan of One Punch Man, you should definitely check out Mob Psycho 100, which was created by the same person! Both anime are the work of a mysterious artist only known as ONE. Except for the fact that he has a particularly amusing sense of humor, not much is known about him.