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Review: One Punch Man Episode Season 2 Episode 03 – Best in Show

Quick Summary

In One Punch Man Season 2 Episode 03 (a.k.a., episode 15), "The Hunt Begins," Garou begins hunting heroes. It turns out he was a disciple of Bang, the hero otherwise known as Silver Fang, and Bang had kicked him out of the dojo because he was turning to evil. Trouble is, Garou had learned serious martial arts skills, and he used them to almost kill several prominent heroes, even the S-Class Tanktop Master. Garou even severely beat Mumen Rider after that C-Class hero stood up for him! Can any of the heroes stand against him? Even more concerning: Will Saitama be able to finish shopping unmolested?

Note: This post may include spoilers, so be cautious. 

After taking a blow that would have felled and probably incapacitated another hero, Saitama was just mildly annoyed. Capture from the Hulu stream.

Best Moment in the Show

When Tanktop Master took on Garou (4:48), the hero put on such a good show that I thought, if only for a moment, that he might win. I figured maybe Garou would retreat the the shadows, further develop his skills, and come back later. But no. Garou was just messing with Tanktop Master and his whole Tanktop army (and may I say that the idea of a Tanktop army makes me smile?). Garou completely demolished them! Though the rest of the episode, Garou tracks down heroes and pulverizes them. Each successive fight proves that he's overwhelmingly powerful. So when he and Saitama accidentally cross paths in front of a store selling wigs (of all places!), the tension was high (20:43). I didn't think the two would meet until near the end of the season! But here they were, at the of episode 3, face to face. Garou assumed that Saitama was a no-name hero looking to make a name for himself, so he tried to shatter Caped Baldy's shoulder. The force of the blow shattered the pavement under his feet, but Saitama just looked annoyed. Asking if Garou were trying to rob him, Saitama slapped him aside so hard that it knocked him unconscious. He then proceeded to buy a wig. This show's fun because Saitama is Saitama -- and in that moment, he was very Saitama. 

3 thoughts on “Review: One Punch Man Episode Season 2 Episode 03 – Best in Show

  1. The scene worked for me, and the episode was more enjoyable than I expected, but it’s still my least favourite so far this season.

    1. “but it’s still my least favourite so far this season.”

      Least favorite among the shows you’re watching?

      What don’t you like about it?

      1. No, strictly this season of OPM, i.e. I liked this episode less than the two that came before. That is all. You remember how I said Garou didn’t interest me? I’m not excited about the dojo angle. It’s fine, it’s not always boring; I just don’t care much. That’s despite me actually liking the old martial artist master.

        This season appears to be about teaching methods, if I ran what we’ve seen so far together. I was a tad surprised when Saitama gave King unsolicited advice. I get he’s curious, so I get why he showed up, but he seems to have grown more philosophical inbetween seasons? I don’t know, really. Season 1 is too long agao, and I didn’t pay that much attention past the beginning. I could easily be wrong about this.

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