One-Punch Man is one of the more popular action-adventure anime with a unique premise. The superhero anime is such a huge hit that there’s even a live-action feature film in the works from Sony. But even before that movie has a chance to get off the ground, there’s a way for fans to get a taste of a live-action One-Punch Man. A popular YouTube channel has now made a One-Punch Man live-action short movie, and it’s pretty amazing.
The One-Punch Man Anime Is Pretty Hilarious Even On Paper
One-Punch Man is all about a famed superhero who has conquered all the challenges put before him. Being super strong and bored of being a superhero, the titular Saitama has no more enemies left to defeat. As a result, he aligns himself with a new organization in order to find new challenges, as he starts a new adventure in the anime. The super successful anime will now be a live-action movie by Sony Pictures. The writers of Venom, Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner will be writing the screenplay. It feels totally in their wheelhouse given that the One-Punch Man hero is similarly aloof and hilarious like the live-action Venom turned out to be.
One Punch Man Live-Action Short Movie Is Actually Pretty Awesome
The studio behind the One-Punch Man live-action short movie is RE: Anime. The popular YouTube channel is responsible for many live-action shorts of popular anime. The creators have done shorts for Naruto and Avatar: The Last Airbender and much more. So of course the man behind it all, Nik Shaw, considers himself a super fan of anime, and it definitely shows in his work. The One-Punch Man live-action short movie is a sparring session between the hero Saitama and his cyborg apprentice Genos.
The storyline of the short is how Genos has to prove his strength to Saitama. However, by the end he realizes that there is no match for Saitama’s power. The visual effects and level of attention to detail going into this short is incredibly impressive. Especially when comparing to the additional video from RE: Anime that shows the side by side comparison of the anime scene. Not only do the effects and the visuals shock and awe, but the actors also give a great performance of their anime counterparts. Alfred Hsing is Saitama, and he’s just as aloof and uninterested in the events as the anime character. While Yoshi Sudarso is the more eager Genos, trying to prove his mettle to his mentor. Now, if the official live-action One-Punch Man movie from Sony is anywhere as interesting as this 5-minute short, then it’s sure to be a success.
The One Punch Man live-action short movie is available on the RE: Anime YouTube channel.
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