Anime Best in Show

Review: One Punch Man Episode Season 2 Episode 06 – Best in Show

Quick Summary

In One Punch Man Season 2 Episode 06 (a.k.a., episode 18), "The Monster Uprising," our hero Saitama advanced to the next round of the martial arts tournament to face off against a two-time champion. His opponent was so feared that medics with a stretcher were standing by -- and you can probably guess who actually needed the stretcher after the match was over! Meanwhile, monsters continue to run rampant, and Genos, not wanting to interrupt his master's participation in the tournament, decided to go on the offensive. He did well until a threat appeared that not even his skills could contain. Finally, Fubuki was fighting a losing battle against Super S (Do-S). Can she hold her own? Will she have to call for backup? Or will backup call her?

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

Best Moment in the Show

The heroes have a monster of their own. And despite how she talks to her younger sister, it's clear she is displeased that anyone would try to hurt her. Seriously displeased. Capture from the Hulu stream.

Well, I feel embarrassed. At the end of my Best in Show review for episode 5, I said that "We didn't get to see the end of the battle, but my money's on Fubuki." Guess I lost that bet!

Super S had used her whip to turn Fubuki's team against her. She tried to fight on two fronts, but Super S eventually broke through and gave Fubuki a painful lashing. The villain might have been able to defeat Fubuki then and there, but she made a serious tactical error: she said out loud that she could use Fubuki as bait to capture the real hero, Tatsumaki the Terrible Tornado, who "would make a far better toy" (16:23). Faster than you could say "sibling rivalry," Fubuki rebounded so hard that she briefly went black and white (you know things are serious when the character's fury breaks color!).

Despite Fubuki's powerful counter attack, though, Fubuki still seemed dissatisfied. Then the ground shook. 

Hard.

Super S didn't know what was going on. Fubuki said that her older sister had felt when Fubuki was in pain. And older sister was displeased. Explosions approached. Then, part of a monster slammed into the ground right in front of Super S. It barely choked out its warning: "The heroes had a monster of their own...!"

And there she was. Hanging in the air, smoke billowing behind her, Tatsumaki told her sister to go home. 

That's how to make an entrance! I thought I liked Fubuki's entrance last week. But her sister upstaged her.

Do me a favor, would you? Don't tell Fubuki I said that. I think she's a bit sensitive about her sister's performance...

Please let me know what you think!

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