I will eliminate you.
- Episodes: 12
- Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Comedy, Parody, Super Power, Supernatural, Seinen
- Airing Date: April 2019 – July 2019
- Studio: J.C. Staff
One Punch Man Preview (No Spoilers)
Saitama is a seemingly normal man aside from the fact that he’s bald and still in his mid-twenties. He lost his hair due to his intensive three years of training—100 push-ups, 100 sit-ups, 100 squats, and a 10 km run every day. He gained an immense amount of power during that time and now does hero work as a hobby. However, he soon loses the thrill of fighting bad guys because he can defeat them all with just one punch. Genos, a teenaged cyborg, runs across Saitama one day and becomes his disciple after seeing how powerful he is. After a little convincing, Genos urges Saitama to join the Hero Association and start getting recognized for his efforts.
Genos Highlights (Spoilers Beyond This Point)
1. He Supports Saitama in All Things.
In season two, Saitama decides to take Charanko’s place in Super Fight 22 to try to get a taste of what martial arts is all about. While wearing a wig is prohibited, Saitama doesn’t care and wears one anyway in order to participate. Genos doesn’t really approve but knows why Saitama is choosing to go through with the impersonation. He truly does support Saitama’s quest to find something that gives him a thrill. When monsters start popping up during the tournament, he decides to go take care of them himself so Saitama can continue participating in the event. Only a true disciple would leave such an important event so that his master could
2. He Tries to Overcome His Weaknesses.
Genos is very prideful. In his fight against Sonic, he doesn’t want to admit that the ninja is faster than him. However, when he’s battling the Awakened Cockroach, he uses an adhesive gel to prevent him from moving. Genos tells himself that by using this he’s basically admitting that Sonic and others are faster than him, which hurts his ego a bit. It is ultimately a small step forward in getting him to think more defensively rather than relying on pure offense.
3. Genos is Multi-talented.
As a cyborg, Genos can upgrade his parts to improve himself whenever he wants. For example, when he was fighting Garou, he demonstrated his upgraded hands which are now detachable and can be controlled remotely as they have rocket boosters attached to them. However, his upgrades aren’t always for fighting. Genos also has different limbs that are geared towards doing housework. He really is the best disciple as he’s not afraid to get down and dirty both outside and inside the home.
4. He’s a Serious Guy.
Even before he became a cyborg, Genos was a serious guy. After that rogue cyborg came and destroyed everything precious to Genos, he’s been determined to find him and destroy him. To do this, he needs to become stronger. So, as Saitama’s greatest disciple, he’s quite serious about improving himself and his skills, often pestering his master for a spar to test his latest upgrades. In fact, he’s always hard at work, even when his master isn’t.
5. He’s Saitama’s Perfect Partner.
Saitama can end villains with a single punch, despite being classified as below S-class status. Genos knows just how strong Saitama really is and takes it upon himself to dispose of villains unworthy of his master’s time, and even mouths off to people who disrespect him. If Saitama doesn’t quite understand something, Genos is always there to explain it. When Saitama needs backup, Genos is always right behind him. They’re a hilarious duo who share an unbroken bond of friendship and respect, making Genos the perfect partner.
Genos challenges Saitama and Saitama gives him goals to work toward. He’s not the greatest hero nor the best at anything in particular. However, he’s devoted to Saitama and will be by his side no matter what. We love Genos for who he is and is trying to become. Are there any other sides of Genos that you love? Share with us down below in the comments!