Saitama and the main character of the popular One Punch Man anime.
Saitama (サイタマ, Saitama) is the main protagonist of One-Punch Man and the most powerful being to exist in the series. Saitama faces a self-imposed existential crisis, as he is now too powerful to gain any thrill from battle.
Initially just a hero for fun, he later registers to be a professional hero for the Hero Association and defends his home in Z-City from Mysterious Beings, Villains, and other threats. Under the Hero Association, he is assigned the hero name Caped Baldy (ハゲマント, Hagemanto; Viz: Bald Cape), and is currently B-Class Rank 7.
Saitama (One Punch Man) is a superhero who easily defeats any opponent with one of his punches. He was a 25-year-old muscular boy and had baldness, known due to his overtraining.
Saitama is a bald, ordinary-looking man with a thin, but well-built physique, and is of average height and weight. Saitama initially had spiky, black hair, but claims to have lost all of his hair suddenly and prematurely as a result of the toll taken on his body by his intense hero training. Saitama also has brown eyes that are represented as dots.
Saitama is usually deliberately drawn in a simpler style than all the other characters (in the ONE webcomic style), with an elliptical-shaped head and only a basic mouth and eyes. When drawn in a more serious style with more detail, Saitama is revealed to have sharp features, fearsome eyes, and chiseled musculature. Even his posture undergoes a metamorphosis, with a slack posture and sloping elbows when lax, while possessing a straightened posture and squared shoulders when serious.
Even when his attitude undergoes a few variations, with a nonchalant attitude and tilting his elbows when loosely, while possessing an upright and square shoulder posture when serious. His outfit is a simple yellow jumpsuit with a short zipper on the collar, along with a black belt with a gold buckle in the middle. He wears red gloves from 3/4 on his forearm and red shoes for up to 3/4. His outfit is completed with a white robe, protected to his shoulder with black circular hooks.
The meaning of “Oppai”
“Oppai” (おっぱい) is a Japanese word for woman’s breasts and it’s used mainly in informal speech. We can guess that it’s the author’s original way to grab the attention of readers and make them use their imagination thinking of the meaning of “oppai”.
His costume is a plain yellow one-piece jumpsuit with a short zipper at the collar, along with a black belt with a round golden buckle at the center. He wears red gloves that go 3/4 up his forearms, as well as red boots that go up 3/4 of his shins. His costume is finished off by a white cape, which is secured to his shoulders with black circular fasteners.
Saitama owns many different civilian Shirts and Hoodies with various designs and words on them.
The combination of his attitude, the incomparable strength, and the unimpressive appearance often caused his battles to be not too special. Saitama often allows his opponents to talk about their motives and power into the strongest forms, before destroying them with a single punch.
Another surprising thing about Saitama is that he is very polite and profound, capable of distinguishing situations and character traits from people and surroundings quite easily. After receiving some suggestions of Sound Sonic Speed during the first encounter.
Saitama really doesn’t care if people insult him, and he often ignores them and says they need a hobby; offense only reacts when someone mentions his baldness.
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Powers and Abilities
Saitama is the One-Punch Man character, and the strongest character in the series. So far, no enemy can hurt him in any way, and almost no enemy can survive from a heavy blow from him. Some enemies have survived his attack.
His power is so great that it encompasses all artificial creatures designed or nurtured especially for superman battles, such as machinists or warriors transformed from House of Evolution. Since there are no enemies that cause any real challenge to Saitama, the upper limit of his strength is even higher than the current level. Although his power is limited to human traits – Saitama cannot fly, cause explosions, or perform any supernatural war – his supernatural abilities rather than compensate for the lack of different powers.
The origin of Saitama’s great power is mysterious and unclear. Although he told people that he had his incredible strength through exercise, no one believed him. According to Saitama, after a year and a half when push-ups, sit-ups, and squats, plus 10 km per day running, he has achieved a level of superhuman strength.
Overwhelming Strength: Saitama possesses seemingly limitless physical strength and is capable of effortlessly defeating powerful monsters and villains with a single, nonchalant punch (although this strength is not limited to punches). Saitama’s punch is so powerful that many enemies simply explode when struck. He is also shown to be able to effortlessly destroy walls and buildings. An example of this casual, yet overwhelming offensive power occurs when Saitama launches himself from the top of a building, blasts right through a city-sized meteor with a punch, lands safely, and just calmly decides to go home.
Enhanced Leap: Saitama’s inability to fly is somewhat compensated by his immense leg strength, allowing him to leap tremendous heights and distances at high speeds. This can be seen when Saitama smashed his head through the ceiling of a gymnasium during the hero tryouts simply by jumping. He was also able to smash a building into its foundation just by leaping off from its roof. His greatest feat in this regard, however, was when he leaped from the surface of the moon and ended up back on Earth at a specified point, leaving a crater on the moon’s surface in the process. He is also able to jump while still in the air, adjusting his angle of ascent or descent thanks to his amazing power.
Shock wave: As shown in his practice bout with Genos, Saitama can control and direct his power in the form of a massive shock wave that comes from his punches. He uses this to show Genos a glimpse of his true power, but stops it before actually punching Genos; instead, the attack connects with the mountain behind Genos, which ends up being completely destroyed.
Overwhelming Speed and Reflexes: Saitama was able to complete a 1500 meter dash in an instant during his hero tryouts. He has proven able to effortlessly keep up with Speed-o’-Sound Sonic, who is able to move at above hypersonic speeds. Even Genos’ computerized targeting systems have difficulty tracking him.
Afterimages: Saitama is so fast that he leaves afterimages when moving at high speeds. He is agile enough to dodge Beast King’s Lion Slash: Meteor Shower while moving in for the kill. After assaulting Saitama with a flurry of punches in his practice fight, Genos realized that he was only fighting his afterimages. It is shown that Saitama can control and decide the number of afterimages he leaves behind him.
- Immeasurable Dexterity: Saitama is capable of moving any of his limbs at extremely fast speeds without even flinching, not stopping until his target is completely obliterated. This is seen when Saitama flawlessly whacks all moles on a Whack-A-Mole machine and destroys it during the Hero Association exam. He is also very proficient with the control and use of his superhuman abilities.
- Immeasurable Agility: Saitama has been shown to be perfect at dodging and able to perform highly acrobatic maneuvers. Saitama’s reflexes render him flexible enough to move through the narrowest creeks and dodge attacks at the closest proximity. Saitama is also able to perform parkour, which he can couple with fighting movements, as shown in his flashbacks.
Immense Stamina: Saitama has never been shown to tire out when fighting enemies. Even when unleashing a punch more powerful than a planet-destroying attack, Saitama showed no signs of fatigue. The only time in which Saitama was shown to be panting and out of breath, he recovered just seconds later.
Immeasurable Senses: Saitama’s senses are far beyond the human norm. He does possess impressively sharp hearing, being able to pick up on various chatter from bystanders a good distance away even while fighting monsters and the like.
One Punch Man Season 3
The unprecedented popularity of the anime about superhero Saitama, moreover, presented in a comedy genre, will not allow the series to stay on for two seasons. Despite the disagreements among the project management and the replacement of the director, critics give a positive assessment of the anime “One-Punch Man” and predict at least 2 more seasons. Thus, we boldly await the continuation of the picture, which may be released on screens at the end of 2020.
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