What is Happening to One Punch Man?
Mother's Basement
One Punch Man Season 2 is right around the corner, and it's looking... kinda terrible? What the heck happened in the last three years to make the Hero for a Hobby fall so far from grace?
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  • Mr Zon
    Mr Zon

    Is just not great,not terrible

  • Jay

    One punch man but the MC is like a side character

  • michaelkeha

    One punch man has run its course as a joke and premise.

  • Hagelslag

    The original combination was perfect. Don’t change the formula if it still works...

  • Bu Salah
    Bu Salah

    Season 2 just needs better facial animations and reactions and juet better more coherent fights thats it jc staff.

  • Bu Salah
    Bu Salah

    Gave this video a dislike before watching the sec9nd season and came back to remove that dislike because season 2 sucks ass now.

  • Cuauhtliztac Nicholas
    Cuauhtliztac Nicholas

    They’re trying there best guys it’s a lot to live up to I think we just need to give it time

  • williamm2358

    I think with videos like this that over analyze things it just makes people want to hate it more. I loved season 1. So far, over 10 eps into season 2 I'm fine with it. Animation is off, but im into the story and humor. I wait anxiously every Tuesday for a new episode. Im excited and happy for this season and seriously if people truly have a problem now, don't watch it. It happens, I've seen good shows turn to crap and oh well. Get over it.

  • Pepega

    One punch man season 3 by ufotable XDD

  • ImaPancake

    Just watched season 2 episodes, honestly it’s still pretty great, even if the animations aren’t as great.


    What is Happening to One Punch Man? its becoming better

  • killerthunder15

    honestly i think it still looks good, i mean i know people are just gonna call me blind and what not but the show its self is just to good to not watch and the difference is not that terrible for me.

  • eperpaper dist
    eperpaper dist

    I'd love to see how, at the end of season 2, the original studio takes back the animation and breaks the industry again, it's one of my dreams

    • Bu Salah
      Bu Salah

      Me too man me toooooooo

  • momarist

    They dont even bother with backgrounds.

  • Akil Jacob
    Akil Jacob

    Haven't seen a decent fight this entire season and the direction and music is meh. Probably with drop is after this season because I can't remember anything this season, not a single memorable moment. Only thing decent is Garou.

  • Icey Bundles
    Icey Bundles

    Season 2 is badass

    • Icey Bundles
      Icey Bundles

      Vladimir Makarov only difference is the animation I appreciate how season 2 really focuses on other characters and garous conflict. Animation isn’t even that bad, I still love the characters the same I did in season 1

    • Icey Bundles
      Icey Bundles

      momarist yes

    • Vladimir Makarov
      Vladimir Makarov

      Perhaps, but certainly not by the same metrics that made Season 1 badass.

    • momarist


  • Discount Xiumin
    Discount Xiumin

    It's not as good as se 1, but it didn't bother me too much honestly. I really enjoyed se 2 so far.

    • Discount Xiumin
      Discount Xiumin

      @leon3230 now that I've compared it to se1 s animation I'm starting to notice it more 😭

    • leon3230

      Last episode was animated so poorly i'm crying

  • The Warrior محارب
    The Warrior محارب

    Yuya Takahashi, Naoki Shida, Tu - yung Ce, and Shintani


    Honestly, I'm fine with the animation. Yeah, it may be worse quality than the first season, but I still am ok with the new art, story, and pretty much everything else. The humor is still there and I still think it's funny and will still continue watching it.

  • Goonie

    Toradora and Food Wars.... now I get it.

  • Jevon Sterling
    Jevon Sterling

    Season 2 proved you wrong you dumbell stfu

    • Vladimir Makarov
      Vladimir Makarov

      How exactly did it prove him wrong? Season 2 is a downgrade across the board. The only thing barely keeping this together is the OPM story and comedy, and even then I believe that the comedy suffers from bad animation and directing.

    • Kinrath

      Have you even watched it? The story is the only thing that is saving it because compared to the first season, the animation looks lazy

  • Utti Siseppe
    Utti Siseppe

    5:56 now that's what I always thinking Madhouse Is great But man Shingo natsume it doing amazing job in opm 1

  • Greymon War
    Greymon War

    Releasing trash makes sense on business stand point? That's utterly rubbish and I for one not watching not buying anything from it.


    GUYS its ok, atleast we have an anime

  • Rayzo -
    Rayzo -

    J.C staff - dragon to god level threat and maybe beyond. Reason: destroys every character one by one, even saitama.

  • Recycle BinLaden
    Recycle BinLaden

    the story is saving it.

  • Sammyboy7266

    I watched the first episode. Story is still good. Jesus that animation sucked. I think this show is different because instead of just having normal, decent animation all the way through, it started with AMAZING animation, and downgraded to normal, average animation.

  • Cadmus

    They downgraded by switching anime studios and the director. Madhouse for life!

  • Sam-pson Smith
    Sam-pson Smith

    Bad animation is not the ONLY reason why season 2 sucks. for example, the humor also feels forced and just not up to the high level of season 1 that being said, i have seen better fighting animation in Porn...

    • Vladimir Makarov
      Vladimir Makarov

      Forced humour was probably a bigger deal breaker for me than bad animation, but both are the reasons for I why am so disappointed with Season 2.

    • Roy Senpai's Fan Club
      Roy Senpai's Fan Club

      @Sam-pson Smith your welcome

    • Sam-pson Smith
      Sam-pson Smith

      @Roy Senpai's Fan Club if it would be better it would be better. got it. thanks.

    • Roy Senpai's Fan Club
      Roy Senpai's Fan Club

      @Sam-pson Smith I'm talking about the writing of the actual manga itself, not the anime. If we had got a proper adaptation s2 is a lot better and more hype than season 1

    • Sam-pson Smith
      Sam-pson Smith

      @Roy Senpai's Fan Club so how is it better if it is ruined by bad directing?

  • Mani Rahnema
    Mani Rahnema

    Really sad i waited so long for opm s2 to finally satisfy my taste of anime, i hope i can find it in attack on titan new season, last season of attack on titan was so bad,

  • shoomzy

    thanks for the breakdown. but bottom line One Punch Man Season 1 was a 10/10, and season 2 is a 5 or 6/10. I would of waited

  • Marcus Hunt
    Marcus Hunt

    The trailer just sucked, the show is fucking good, i dont care what anyone says

  • Septicaemic

    Season One Anime = Murata's OPM. Season Two Anime = Back to square One. AKA Onepunch-Man (ONE)

  • Hojin Sama
    Hojin Sama

    Apparently everyone turns into tornadoes when they fight... Thanks J.C. Staff!

    • Titan BlackLight
      Titan BlackLight

      Yeah we dont even see Saitama punch anyone properly except the arena part

  • Rene

    Im so fucking pissed off some "People" say its not a big deal

  • Nicholas Moy
    Nicholas Moy

    This shit is terrible. Theres barley any action just big monsters filling the screen and way too much obvious and repetitive dialogue. I dont remember that being why people liked it in the first place

  • Kabegami The Great
    Kabegami The Great

    the manga is also the problem, there is just a huge lack of... well... one punch man. At least after the events of season 1.

  • Luther McGuire
    Luther McGuire

    People just love to complain this season has been great so far

    • Vladimir Makarov
      Vladimir Makarov

      People have different standards and opinions. In my opinion, Season 2 lacks everything that made Season 1 great. Animation? Downgraded. Action/Fights? Downgraded. Comedy? Still here, but suffers from bad animation and directing. Music/sound? Downgraded.

  • Gladimir Savinon
    Gladimir Savinon

    Season 2 is shit!

  • Chase Miller
    Chase Miller

    To think, if we would've waited a couple more years, we could've had the greatest anime returns in the history of world animation. OPM season 1 ruined all other anime shows. And Space Dandy. And Cowboy Bebop. But shit, they massacred my boy.

  • Kristian Tancevski
    Kristian Tancevski

    A disappointment..!?? Oh yeah of course Compared to that anime you produced ,yeah I agree.... Pff... What a galah

    • Vladimir Makarov
      Vladimir Makarov

      @Chip E yeah man, original comment ;)

    • Chip E
      Chip E

      @Vladimir Makarov im guessing that's as a response to the original comment and not my reply?

    • Vladimir Makarov
      Vladimir Makarov

      How about compared to season 1? Or are you one of the people who claims it is just as good?

    • Chip E
      Chip E

      "you didn't make an anime you can't give criticism" fuckin yikes

  • DudeInRoom

    just rebbot season 2 with other studio..the amount of disappointment is just overpowered than saitama himself

  • Lean ♪
    Lean ♪

    Ok. Can I get 1k subscribe? thankss

  • Wahyu S Barata
    Wahyu S Barata

    FUCCCCCXCCXXKKKKK One Punch Man S2 So Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuccxskkkkkkkk

  • JamesGuiver13

    I'm pretty scared wondering what will happen to Attack on Titan now that it's been confirmed that S3 P2 is the last season done by Wit Studio… :(

  • Blast King
    Blast King

    seems like the only solution for perfect animation is to leave it to machines

  • Soul Gen
    Soul Gen

    What have we ever done wrong to J.C. Staff?

  • Cole Peltier
    Cole Peltier

    The animation is SO bad in comparison, I am completely turned off and disappointed. They FINALLY showed the fight in the martial arts tournament and the scene where Saitama verses that dude was SO bland it blew my fucking mind. This show has been thrashed with a huge injustice, I am no longer excited for the next episode as now even the scenes with fucking Saitama are fucking scrub. This animation is so bad I actually would rather read the manga. I've never read manga but a friend loaned me Season 1 manga and the art and stuff was very good. I'd rather read the Manga than witness this embarrassment.

  • Omar Ignacio Silvestrini
    Omar Ignacio Silvestrini

    I saw 7 episodes... it does look fucked up .... It feels completely off.... You can't connect with the characters anymore. It is soooo fak it just looks like a slide show -- like someone mentioned earlier. You watch EPISODE after EPISODE and you DON'T CARE. I tried to think why that was === and when you mentioned the horrible animations of the faces and the bullshit cuts... it totally made sense. We cannot connect or relate with static "napkin drawings" with mouth movements. They should be ashamed --- very very ashamed.

  • TheRadiopharus

    Obviously dumm ass, they changed the animation studio responsible for the visuals. Best you don´t keep seeing, because I do love the series.

  • Ichigo theOG
    Ichigo theOG

    I don't see where all these animation complains are coming from, everything seems normal to me like the first season. The only thing I don't like is how they always use the blank face for Saitama and never the serious one

  • Ignis, Lord of flames
    Ignis, Lord of flames

    The best anime out there are not the ones with the best graphics and animation. This applies to games as well

  • Michael Smith
    Michael Smith

    Season 2 anime is one of the biggest sequel letdowns in entertainment history. Season 1 was so good and so talked about and then we get this.

  • Doctor sandwich
    Doctor sandwich

    I think its fine. I'd rather not wait two years between seasons

  • csgo fever
    csgo fever

    How do you get one punch man season 2 I can’t see it on netflix

  • shyguy019

    the scenes are so... hm heres an example, remember when sonic interrupted sonic?

  • Medachod

    The freelancers at Madhouse are some of the best animators in the world. I hear they did not want to do One Punch Man again, but whatever project they decided to do, I'd love to know what it is. I bet it looks just as amazing as One Punch Man. But yeah, my expectations for One Punch Man definitely got shot down. All of my friends actually agree the second season looks fine, which is why I sometimes dislike noticing stuff like this. I wish I could just blindly enjoy it like they do. It seems their allure toward the series was more so because of its charm, rather than its finer detail. Which isn't a bad thing. JCS has, so far, produced one episode of comparable animation quality. I am only hoping for the best as we approach the final fights. The last one should for sure rival Madhouse at worst and surpass it at best. But, my hopes for the latter are very, very low. Even a bit at the former. Though, you're right in that they've made great anime. High Score Girl is one of my most recent favorites from them. Still, I love this series a lot for how it manages to handle the fighting. Making the main character the most powerful is absurd, but unique. And it always makes you look forward to how they're going to use him. I only wish the best for One Punch Man. If another season is made, it should have much better overall animation quality. Also, I completely forgot how amazing the soundtrack was in the first season. Hearing that piano song in the video really brought back some amazing memories.

  • Svagg LAORDE
    Svagg LAORDE

    Season 1 - Is a Hit Season 2 - Cash Cowing for a Season 3 to be made by better Animation Studios with the best directors, artists/animators and reasonable deadline schedules. Season 3 - TBA or Not TBA That's how Anime works...

    • Medachod

      Oh yeah, I bet the third season will be pretty great.

  • Glitch

    I think i drop season 2 and rewatch season 1...

  • Deadlockoriginalfilms2.0

    Its such a tragedy no one worked themself to death on a comedy action cartoon that still looks fine 😕

  • anime amv
    anime amv

    it still good for me because am love this anime

  • John Doe
    John Doe

    Well, it still beats the shit out of what they did to Berserk.

  • Juan Martinez
    Juan Martinez

    Man....season 2 is kinda trash compared to season 1.

  • commentbosS 30
    commentbosS 30

    i dont know what you guys saying i’m enjoying season 2 so much ❤️❤️❤️

  • Uwais Hafizal
    Uwais Hafizal

    Is the clip from 5:18 in the anime? I don’t remember Saitama encountering the airstrike

  • Anthony Marshall
    Anthony Marshall

    Once anime goes 3d I stop watching

  • Flyanbryan 40
    Flyanbryan 40

    It's still good though

  • Arcturus Mengsk
    Arcturus Mengsk

    Yo, Mother's Basement, so how in the holy hell do you justify saying manga has animation? Manga, just like comic books, is a collection of still images that tell a story. Animation implies that there is movement that you can see without it being implied. Manga doesn't do that because it can't. At best it implies movement but, again by the definition, that isn't animation.

    • Ephthah

      Smh...... He was being Sarcastic if you didn't understand

  • The Fibrillator
    The Fibrillator

    What a bunch of fucking manchildren you all are. You are not entitled to animation of unreasonable expectations, MadHouse are magicians that somehow make money off what should be unreasonable animation budgets, OPM2 is actually 'normal' good animation. If you watch OPM solely for the animation, go dive in a dumpster fire. The fucking source material relishes in it's fucking awful art.

  • Erupt_ed

    I tbh don't care. As long as it looks decent, im good. When you have waited 4 years, it's good.

  • Gerben Hendriks
    Gerben Hendriks

    I know this video is based on the trailer but the actual season itself is really good. It is still in its building fase but i have to say that i expected much worse after seeing the trailer for the first time. Point is even though your critisism about the trailer still stands, its unfair to rate the season itself on 2 minutes of footage. Hope you guys like the season as well so far!

  • Flugmorph

    the manga doesnt have any animation its not even a funny joke

  • Akiva Abraham
    Akiva Abraham

    I did not sigh, nor was I disappointed. People who were are just contrarians.

  • Chilled Cola
    Chilled Cola

    To be honest with you I would wait 5 or 10 years just to get the proper animation for one punch man... I don't care about the release date... The show has the potential to be one of the greatest well don't get me wrong it is one of the greatest just discard s2... MonkaS

    • The Fibrillator
      The Fibrillator

      Oh look, a manchild with an anime avatar, the cancer of the internet.

  • The Alien OG
    The Alien OG

    damn they massacred my boy

  • Cypher Xll
    Cypher Xll

    See, I originally started reading the webcomic for OPM years ago. So I’m used to seeing this series in its lowest form. Eh. It could be worse.

  • 1buszybudy13

    EXCEPT Kemono Friends change was pure greed w/ the higher ups trying so hard to ruin the directors reputation

  • John Heemskerk
    John Heemskerk

    It all comes down to money and sadly most anime is just pirated while animators get payed scraps.

  • Sheleg

    Oh oh oh how right you were when making the video..

  • Leon King
    Leon King

    Ngl The trailer had everyone skeptical But the anime itself is doing okay The animation isn’t awe inspiring but it isn’t bad either They’re doing the best they can with what they have and to that I applaud them It isn’t *holy shit this is amazing* But it could’ve been much *much* worse

  • Shadow Phantom Gaming
    Shadow Phantom Gaming

    What happened to the “what’s in a fight” (Mumen Rider Vs. Deep Sea King)

  • Mikael Schumaker
    Mikael Schumaker

    Can't watch Kemono Friends D: It rembembers me of my Ex X_X Season 2 look OK ... huff v_v

    • Mikael Schumaker
      Mikael Schumaker

      @Prince Lock i think so, i managed to read the original web comic from ONE ~ season 2 should be a cakewalk! Thanks for asking :'3

    • Prince Lock
      Prince Lock

      You gonna be ok, man?

  • Luna ft
    Luna ft

    Look at all these animation experts. Some knows what they're talking about while some are just yammering on about something that's over their head and continues to yap just because his friends said the animation looks bad. It's like they're eating food and complaining about the food at the same time,either you stfu and eat the food quietly or throw it out and move to a better restaurant that makes delicious foods.

    • The Fibrillator
      The Fibrillator

      It's the same situation, the worst customers are the ones who don't cook. Retards here have no concept of budgets, they pirate their shows and expect amazing animation, they are manchildren.

  • Jacksc

    Dang I want OPM to wait another year or two instead of just giving subpar animation... I've waited years already I will wait years more.

  • Rayyan Tabba
    Rayyan Tabba

    At least episode 3 of season 2 had pretty good animation

  • Nikki Lyn
    Nikki Lyn

    Mad House, why’s you let them do my boys this way...

  • Thelightgamer 1
    Thelightgamer 1

    I like it I don’t care what you guys say

  • Brigade Leader Haruhi Suzumiya
    Brigade Leader Haruhi Suzumiya

    As i told everyone who complained about Animation. This OPM Season 2 follows the Manga and looks good. Has a good story line on top of it. You all wanted a Season 2 you got it. So calm down and be thankful it's here. Do not be ungrateful. Appreciate what we have been given. I waited so long for this. Not gonna let a little change in Animation ruin it for me.

  • Haris Nk
    Haris Nk

    madhouse overlord animation is ugly

  • VJtasha

    Meh, still watching though.

  • Pure Gameplay
    Pure Gameplay

    I literally cant tell the difference at all between season 1 and 2 and anyone whos bitching is a closet hater just posing as a fan to try and discredit an amazing show. Animation is still fine, show is lit, get over yourselves.

    • Rioplats

      This is the semantic equivalent of "30fps is fine. I can't even tell the difference" lol.

  • Terror

    8:10 Why? Because you are a virtue signalling coward who can't wake up to justice?

  • Terror

    In all fairness, after watching it I realized it's not near as bad as I or you thought it was. It's because OPM S1 was so amazing that this looks bad by comparison, this really just looks like every other anime, still better and having more detail than most tbh on characters. But yeah it's worse than S1 Visual wise, but that's because you're spoiled with S1, animation is hard and the only reason this is airing is a pity/passion project, just be happy we got it at all.

  • Brokoro

    I mean... sure you make some points, but I feel you're off the mark. Like... playing darts and making bullseyes but you're supposed to hit the target on the other wall where the camera is pointing. I'm loving season 2 and the trailer could definitely have used less black, hell no black. That is an artistic mistake for sure. But the season is doing great and fun as hell to watch along.

  • Khalil Sonic
    Khalil Sonic

    He shows no mercy

  • __

    I liked the épisodes So far but the fightscenes are definitely Much worse.

  • Rikkie Ray
    Rikkie Ray

    I actually enjoy d show.... d animation isn't that bad... don't want it?? don't watch it...simple as that

  • ContraZombie4

    So. Now that it's HERE. Is everyone still a bunch of whiney bitches? Or have we finally matured a little. Cause, be real, if we judged everything ever released to consumers based on it's trailer, there'd be some pretty incredible garbage selling like hot cakes, and there'd be some pretty glorious art/products wasting away in a dumpster right about now.

    • Rioplats

      I don't quite understand your comment. Are you actually suggesting that the animation is better than the trailer suggested?

  • BrianStyleDeath

    I would've gladly waited another year.

  • Lantern Apocalypse
    Lantern Apocalypse

    I guess I'm lame cuz I couldn't really tell the difference in animation quality between those two trailers lol.