The Major Differences between One Punch Man and Dragon Ball

The Major Differences between One Punch Man and Dragon Ball

One Punch Man was published by Yusuke Murata in 2009 in the magazine Young Jump. One of the most striking differences between One Punch Man and Dragon Ball are the personalities of their main characters, Saitama and Goku respectively. Saitama is very similar to Goku in the early days of Dragon Ball when he was

One Punch Man was published by Yusuke Murata in 2009 in the magazine Young Jump. One of the most striking differences between One Punch Man and Dragon Ball are the personalities of their main characters, Saitama and Goku respectively. Saitama is very similar to Goku in the early days of Dragon Ball when he was just starting out as a hero who would do anything to save his friends from danger, but his personality changed over time when he realized how strong he really was.

1) Saitama (One Punch Man) is Relatively New

Saitama is a new anime that was created only a few years ago. It didn’t have much of an impact when it first came out, but now Saitama has become one of the most popular anime characters in recent history. The show has also recently gained popularity due to its second season release late last year. So if you are thinking about starting an anime marathon for fun, then I highly recommend watching One Punch Man. You can watch both seasons on Hulu right now!

2) Genos (One Punch Man) is Relatively Older

When Genos was born, he was abandoned by his parents since they did not have what it takes to raise him. Since then, he grew up in an orphanage where he grew to hate human beings for their powerlessness against evil. As a result, he set out on a journey to become strong enough to end all evil in the world. However, unlike most action manga where heroes are usually young men or children with superpowers, Genos is relatively older compared to other characters who are much younger than him. For example, Saitama (One Punch Man) looks like a late-twenties man while Genos looks more like twenty-eight years old.

3) Saitama (One Punch Man) Fights Fairly

All one punch man needs to defeat his opponents is one punch. He often defeats powerful enemies in a single move, like Boros (the strongest Dark Matter of Universe 10). However, Saitama’s attacks are not unfair. When he fights an enemy that is of comparable strength or has more than average defense power, he would use martial arts to defeat them instead of just one punch. For example, when he fought Garou (the werewolf) for survival training assessment exam, he defeated him by using martial arts instead of just punching him with all his might. This proves that Saitama fights fairly.

4) Genos (One Punch Man) and Sonic (Dragon Ball Super) are Relatively Dimwitted

Despite each character’s popularity, neither one of them is particularly intelligent. Both are competent enough to hold their own in battle, but only because of their natural gifts. By contrast, some other anime characters are both strong and smart—and they’re usually just as cool as Genos or Sonic. When you compare these two characters with someone like Sasuke Uchiha (Naruto), Hei (Darker than Black), or Shizuo Heiwajima (Durarara!!), you’ll notice how limited both of these heroes’ intellects really are. While it makes sense to create a simple protagonist who’s more relatable to many viewers, there’s no denying that some anime protagonists have more depth than others.

5) Genos (One Punch Man) vs. Android 17 (Dragon Ball Super), Conclusion

The fight was great, but it wasn’t even close. 17 is just too powerful for Genos to compete with. Granted, he isn’t nearly as powerful as Goku or Vegeta, but he still has enough power to beat Genos pretty easily. This is because 17 has an insane amount of endurance (he takes on almost every Z fighter at once during Universe 6 vs. Universe 7) and can counter attacks very quickly—not to mention his absurd speed (he doesn’t move all that fast, but he counters so quickly that you never see him).

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