One Punch Man: a must-watch for disillusioned college students


College can be a rough time for many. The verve and optimism that propelled them through freshman year have fizzled out as they realize that life isn’t going to live up to their expectations. As they go through the motions of their daily grind, they may struggle to find a purpose to their lives at all.

To these students, I humbly suggest One Punch Man.

One Punch Man is an anime that tells the story of Saitama, an amateur superhero and the most powerful man alive. He is so powerful, in fact, that he destroys any opponent with a single punch. As a result, fighting evil is no longer satisfying, and he finds himself in an existential crisis.


In other words, One Punch Man takes the entire idea of the superhero (and its underpinning psychological principles) and turns it on its head; instead of the dauntless warrior who finds purpose in giving…

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