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** Madhouse is exclusively given credit and praise for animating Season 1, particularly after JC Staff was announced to be animating Season 2, and only intensified when the latter season aired to poor reception. While Madhouse was ''officially'' the studio that animated Season 1, much of the animation wasn't actually done in-house. Many of the best-animated scenes in Season 1 were done by animators from Creator/StudioBones, who worked under aliases (most notably, [[https://www.sakugabooru.com/post/show/23510 Yutaka Nakamura]], who went [[UncreditedRole uncredited outright]]). The [[https://www.sakugabooru.com/post?tags=arifumi_imai fight]] between Saitama and Genos, which is often used to show the first season's animation quality? Mostly done by an animator (Arifumi Imai) associated with Wit Studio, not Madhouse. While many other notable scenes (such as [[https://www.sakugabooru.com/post/show/17714 Crablante's death]] by Taiki Imamura, or Deep Sea King's [[https://www.sakugabooru.com/post/show/18835 punch]] on Saitama as animated by Bahi JD) were done by freelance animators as a favor to director Shingo Natsume. Madhouse only produced the series and provided the studios used to do in-betweens and paint the scenes. Possibly, even Madhouse itself wouldn't have been able to match Season 1's quality if they'd done Season 2 since many of the animators from Season 1 are currently at different studios.

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** Madhouse is exclusively given credit and praise for animating Season 1, particularly after JC Staff was announced to be animating Season 2, and only intensified when the latter season aired to poor reception. While Madhouse was ''officially'' the studio that animated Season 1, much of the animation wasn't actually done in-house. Many of the best-animated scenes in Season 1 were done by animators from Creator/StudioBones, who worked under aliases (most notably, [[https://www.sakugabooru.com/post/show/23510 Yutaka Nakamura]], who went [[UncreditedRole uncredited outright]]). The [[https://www.sakugabooru.com/post?tags=arifumi_imai fight]] between Saitama and Genos, which is often used to show the first season's animation quality? Mostly done by an animator (Arifumi Imai) associated with Wit Studio, not Madhouse. While many other notable scenes (such as [[https://www.sakugabooru.com/post/show/17714 Crablante's death]] by Taiki Imamura, or Deep Sea King's [[https://www.sakugabooru.com/post/show/18835 punch]] on Saitama as animated by Bahi JD) were done by freelance animators as a favor to director Shingo Natsume. Madhouse only produced the series and provided the studios used to do in-betweens and paint the scenes.scenes (save for the few episodes completely outsourced to Creator/DRMovie in Korea). Possibly, even Madhouse itself wouldn't have been able to match Season 1's quality if they'd done Season 2 since many of the animators from Season 1 are currently at different studios.


* MisaimedFandom: The series has attracted a large host of fans who like to argue about power levels and who can beat who, similar to ''Dragon Ball''. This is due to Saitama often being touted as the most powerful character in all of anime, or even all of fiction. However, this is missing the point: Saitama is supposed to be so powerful that no one will ever defeat him, and that is his curse. He is as strong as the narrative needs him to be, and his strength is literally limitless. A similar issue arises when discussing the Disaster Levels of monsters, since the Hero Association's Disaster Level system is known to be inherently flawed in-universe.



** There are plenty of fans who claim J.C. Staff is a "bad studio" because of season two's poor quality, and believe that Madhouse is a "good studio" in contrast. However, this is disregarding all the talented animators who were commissioned for season one who ''didn't actually work at Madhouse'' at the time. J.C. Staff did drop the ball to some extent, but the real reason it wasn't as good is because it didn't have a dream-team of Japan's best animators working on it anymore.

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** There are plenty of fans who claim J.C. Staff is a "bad studio" because of season two's poor quality, and believe that Madhouse is a "good studio" in contrast. However, this is disregarding all the talented animators who were commissioned for season one who but ''didn't actually work at Madhouse'' at the time. J.C. Staff did indeed drop the ball to some extent, but the real reason it wasn't as good is because it didn't have a dream-team of Japan's best animators working on it anymore.


** Garou. He was bullied by the other kids in school for sympathizing with the monsters on TV shows and for not playing along with their hero games on the playground. When school authorities got involved, he was [[UsefulNotes/VictimBlaming victim-blamed]] for not conforming to the other kids' standards. Because of this, he's always felt like a universally-hated underdog, and it's part of why he goes on his self-destructive crusade to knock heroes down a peg and become the ultimate monster. And despite all of his violence, he never truly intends to kill anyone -- he just wants to give the little guys of the world a chance to get back at their oppressors. Then, it's revealed that [[spoiler: Garou wants to become the ultimate monster so that ''someone else'' can become the ultimate hero in return -- the poor guy wants good in the world, but simply lacks the self-confidence to be a hero]]. Makes it hard not to root for him, or at least get him a hug.

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** Garou. He was bullied by the other kids in school for sympathizing with the monsters on TV shows and for not playing along with their hero games on the playground. When school authorities got involved, he was [[UsefulNotes/VictimBlaming victim-blamed]] for not conforming to the other kids' standards. Because of this, he's always felt like a universally-hated underdog, and it's part of why he goes on his self-destructive crusade to knock heroes down a peg and become the ultimate monster. And despite all of his violence, he never truly intends to kill anyone -- he just wants to give the little guys of the world a chance to get back at their oppressors. Then, it's revealed that [[spoiler: Garou wants to become the ultimate monster so that ''someone else'' can become the ultimate hero in return -- the poor guy wants good in the world, but simply lacks the self-confidence to be a hero]].hero himself]]. Makes it hard not to root for him, or at least get him a hug.


** Garou. He was bullied by the other kids in school for sympathizing with the monsters on TV shows and for not playing along with their hero games on the playground. When school authorities got involved, he was [[UsefulNotes/VictimBlaming victim-blamed]] for not conforming to the other kids' standards. Because of this, he's always felt like a universally-hated underdog, and it's part of why he goes on his self-destructive crusade to knock heroes down a peg and become the ultimate monster. And despite all of his violence, he never truly intends to kill anyone -- he just wants to give the little guys of the world a chance to get back at their oppressors. Makes it hard not to root for him, or at least get him a hug.

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** Garou. He was bullied by the other kids in school for sympathizing with the monsters on TV shows and for not playing along with their hero games on the playground. When school authorities got involved, he was [[UsefulNotes/VictimBlaming victim-blamed]] for not conforming to the other kids' standards. Because of this, he's always felt like a universally-hated underdog, and it's part of why he goes on his self-destructive crusade to knock heroes down a peg and become the ultimate monster. And despite all of his violence, he never truly intends to kill anyone -- he just wants to give the little guys of the world a chance to get back at their oppressors. Then, it's revealed that [[spoiler: Garou wants to become the ultimate monster so that ''someone else'' can become the ultimate hero in return -- the poor guy wants good in the world, but simply lacks the self-confidence to be a hero]]. Makes it hard not to root for him, or at least get him a hug.


* {{Fanon}}: Garou's [[spoiler: horned monster form was named "Awakened Garou"]] by the fans, but has yet to be officially referred to as such.

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Garou's [[spoiler: horned monster form was named "Awakened Garou"]] by the fans, but has yet to be officially referred to as such.such.
** Many theorize that Garou was the destined opponent Boros was supposed to face since [[spoiler:his awakened form is the only other character in the series to last as long against Saitama as he did.]]


** The attack on the Monster Association's hideout gets this from some readers due to excessive {{Padding}}. This mostly stems from the plot falling to a snail's pace because of the number of chapters that Murata spent showing off new, or extended, fights between the heroes and low-tier monsters that weren't there within ONE's original comic. As a result, there isn't much storytelling throughout these chapters other than showing off the powers of the heroes. The extended Child Emperor vs. [[BaseBreakingCharacter Phoenix Man]] fight in particular received the most backlash due to its length.

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** The attack on the Monster Association's hideout gets this from some readers of the Murata manga due to excessive {{Padding}}. This mostly stems from the plot falling to a snail's pace because of the number of chapters that Murata spent showing off new, or extended, fights between the heroes and low-tier monsters that weren't there within ONE's original comic. As a result, there isn't much storytelling throughout these chapters other than showing off the powers of the heroes. The Some of the extended fights, such as Child Emperor vs. [[BaseBreakingCharacter Phoenix Man]] fight in particular Man]], and the Heroes vs. a combined Psykos/Orochi, received the most backlash due to its length. their length.

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** In large part thanks to the manga, anime, and different guide books all saying different things about Boros and his Collapsing Star Roaring Cannon, there have been endless debates over how strong Boros truly is and whether he's a planet-buster, star-buster, continent-buster, or just simply a planetary surface wiper. The fact that we never see the full extent of what his Collapsing Star Roaring Cannon can do before it gets pulverized by Saitama only adds more fuel to the flames.


*** Fubuki became Hellish Blizzard, and Tatsumaki became Tornado of Terror.

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*** Fubuki became Hellish Blizzard, and Tatsumaki became Tornado of Terror.Tornado, and Fubuki became Blizzard. The Blizzard Group also became the Blizzard Bunch.


** Many were disappointed when the anime did not show the flip-book like scenes from the digital manga the series is famous for, instead of using the tankobon version of the scenes.

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** Many were disappointed when the anime did not show the flip-book like scenes from the digital manga the series is famous for, instead of using the tankobon version versions of the scenes. scenes.


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** Older fans are often disappointed by the official Viz English translations of character names, preferring the names from the fan-translations instead. In fact, many fans continue to refer to characters by their fan-translated names, which can cause some confusion when everyone has at least two names. Some examples of Viz's translations include:
*** Fubuki became Hellish Blizzard, and Tatsumaki became Tornado of Terror.
*** As for monsters: Black Sperm became Black Spermatozoon, Elder Centipede became Centichoro, and Fuhrer Ugly became President Ugly.


** There are webcomic-purists who disapprove of the changes present in the manga (such as the addition of Super Fight or Orochi), believing ONE's writing shouldn't be tampered with and that Murata focuses too much on spectacle and not enough on character.

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** There are webcomic-purists who disapprove of the changes present in the manga (such as the addition of Super Fight or Orochi), believing ONE's writing shouldn't be tampered with and that Murata focuses too much on spectacle and not enough on character.with, despite every change is made by ONE himself.


** Who Blast actually is. [[spoiler:Not diminished at all when it was eventually revealed that Tatsumaki ''knew'' Blast from her childhood, as his similarities to Saitama have generated even ''more'' questions. Also not helped by the fact, depending on how one interprets Tatsumaki's monologue, Blast is not really unreachable, but actually ''missing''.]]

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** Who Blast actually is. [[spoiler:Not diminished at all when it was eventually revealed that Tatsumaki ''knew'' Blast from her childhood, as his similarities to Saitama have generated even ''more'' questions. Also not helped by the fact, depending on how one interprets Tatsumaki's monologue, Blast is not really unreachable, but actually ''missing''.]] [[spoiler:Subverted when Blast makes a cameo when he meets Saitama and Flashy Flash during the Monster Association Arc. It is implied that Blast is on a mission to stop "God" and collects God's mysterious cubes, keeping them out of reach.]]


** There are webcomic-purists who disapprove of the changes present in the manga (such as the addition of Super Fight or Orochi), believing ONE's writing shouldn't be tampered with.

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** There are webcomic-purists who disapprove of the changes present in the manga (such as the addition of Super Fight or Orochi), believing ONE's writing shouldn't be tampered with.with and that Murata focuses too much on spectacle and not enough on character.


* OlderThanTheyThink: Due to AdaptationalDisplacement, you'd be forgiven for thinking ''One-Punch Man'' is from around 2015; in reality, the original webcomic has been going since 2009.

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* OlderThanTheyThink: Due to AdaptationalDisplacement, you'd be forgiven for thinking ''One-Punch Man'' is from started around 2015; in reality, the original webcomic has been going since 2009.


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** There are webcomic-purists who disapprove of the changes present in the manga (such as the addition of Super Fight or Orochi), believing ONE's writing shouldn't be tampered with.

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* EvilIsCool: Garou has a sizeable fanbase for his cool fight scenes and AntiVillain tendencies. [[spoiler: Ironic, considering how bad he is at being evil as Saitama points out]].


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* JustHereForGodzilla: Saitama is what most people know the series for, and people will often watch the show to see his one-punch antics completely unaware of the rapidly-developing plot that lies beneath.


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* OlderThanTheyThink: Due to AdaptationalDisplacement, you'd be forgiven for thinking ''One-Punch Man'' is from around 2015; in reality, the original webcomic has been going since 2009.

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