Review: One Punch Man Episode 7 – “Because I Want To”!

Even though there were no villains in this week’s episode of One Punch Man Episode 7 – “Because I Want To”!, a massive meteor suddenly decided to drop in, quite literally. Genos and all the top heroes are called in, but only a few actually show up. Luckily for us one of them is Bang (a.k.a Silver Fang, Class S rank 3), an old man who might just fill that role of an actual sensei (my opinion), who explains the situation and that some heroes just don’t care what happens. Genos tries his best to protect the city, but he and Bofoi (a.k.a Metal Knight, Class S rank 7) who was just testing a weapon, had no effect on the meteor. Enter Saitama! Yeah, get used to this, the formula is there in every episode so far. Saitama then proceeds to shatter the meteor with one punch while saying a catchy line. Unfortunately the city was nearly destroyed by the debris, even though there were no casualties.

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Silver Fang standing by while Genos tries his best to destroy the meteor

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Saitama doing what he does best… but the city nearly gets destroyed anyway

This feat pushed Saitama’s hero rank up from 342 to 5 in Class C. But, even though some heroes know how strong he actually is, the respect and recognition he deserves from the public and other heroes are nonexistent. Tank Top Tiger and Tank Top Black Hole are convinced he cheated to obtain his new rank and get the civilians to turn against Saitama. Those ungrateful bastards! But Saitama does not care! He sets himself apart from all other heroes by proudly stating that he does not do the hero thing for any admiration, he is a hero because he simply wants to be one. He knows what he is doing is the right thing.

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Saitama taking no shit from the Tank brothers and the civilians!

At least he has gained the respect of one high ranked hero, Bang, and I wonder what role he may play in the future. On the other side, villains and other heroes are starting to notice Saitama. They are bound to encounter Saitama in the future and I cannot wait for those confrontations!

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