One-Punch Man has become one of the most popular anime series in recent years, and it’s finally able to stream on Netflix.
One-Punch Man follows an unlikely looking superhero, named Saitama, who boasts incredible strength and can’t find anyone able to match his power. The show, which is largely a parody of the current superhero phenomenon pop culture is obsessed with, gained notoriety in-between October 2015 and the summer of 2016. The first season ran between October and December 2015 in Japan and was brought over in the summer of 2016 for Western audiences. The series started out as a web comic in 2009 — by an author who simply goes by the name One — and is currently ongoing.
Netflix bringing One-Punch Man to Western audiences is a big step for the streaming service. CEO Reed Hastings has previously said the company wants to explore anime at length and invest in creating its own anime series that could be distributed worldwide.
The entire first season can now be streamed on Netflix, but the company hasn’t said if it will pick up the rights to the show’s second season, which is just on the horizon. The show is also available to watch on Hulu.