Toonami Airdate : July 23, 2016
Hey everyone. This is PersonaSoda here and welcome to the second recap of One Punch Man. Last week’s first episode was a really good and now let’s get this recap started with our second episode “The Long Cyborg”
The episode starts with Saitama getting ready to water his cactus. While he is doing that, the news on the TV announces a mosquito swarm is heading to Z City. A mosquito tries to bother Saitama while he is watering his cactus so he tries to kill it, but every hit he tries to aim at it fails.
Meanwhile in the city that has just been abandoned, we see a burglar attempting to steal items. But just as he is able to go on, he is attacked and killed by a swarm of mosquitoes that suck all of his blood. It turns out the mosquitos are controlled by Mosquito Girl who seems responsible for the whole swarm.
We then see a cyborg man named Genos trying to fight against Mosquito Girl. Mosquito Girl tells her mosquito swarm to attack Genos, but the attack is not affecting him as he is a cyborg. He then uses his incineration powers that blows up all the mosquitos on him.
Starting to get nearly defeated by Genos after he rips her legs off, which she also ripped his arm during their fight, Mosquito Girl starts to drink all the blood from her mosquito swarm in order to gain more power.
As this is happening, Saitama comes out of nowhere trying to chase the mosquito that had been bothering him. Genos warns Saitama to evacuate, but the mosquito swarm attempts to attack both of them. To save himself and Saitama, Genos uses his incineration powers again to blow up the mosquitos surrounding them. When the huge explosion from the power ends, Genos sees Saitama naked due to the power destroying his clothes.
Mosquito Girl is shown again now more powerful thanks to the blood she has consumed. She then attacks Genos and this gives him the thought that he has no chance in defeating her. So he attempts to self-destruct, but as he is about to do it Saitama saves his life by his using a one hit to kill Mosquito Girl.
A few days later, Genos arrives in Saitama’s apartment. Genos talks about his backstory to Saitama, much to his annoyance. We learn that at the age of 15 Genos was still a human being living a good life with his family until a cyborg attacked his town and killed his family. He was lucky to survive but he was too weak to move on with his life in the destroyed town. Luckily he was found by Dr. Kuseno who was on a mission to stop the cyborg. Dr Kuseno then transformed Genos into a cyborg where he promised him with his new strength he will destroy the cyborg that destroyed the town and killed his family. Genos then keeps taking more about his story too long that it made Saitama flip out to tell him that it’s too much.
Meanwhile, in a facility a scientist named Dr. Genus finding out that Mosquito Girl has been defeated and finds out that Saitama is the one that defeated her. He now wants him in order to use him for his experiments.
Back in the apartment, Genos asks Saitama if he can teach him to be stronger and he says yes. Suddenly a mantis monster comes out of nowhere but is quickly killed by a one punch from Saitama.
We then see that outside there is a slug and frog monster that their mantis buddy might’ve been destroyed. Genos notices them and goes outside to attack them, but both monsters are taken out by Saitama.
Saitama gets trapped in the ground by a mole monster named Ground Dragon who is with a tall lion monster named Beast King.
Saitama then escapes the ground and then warns both Beast King and mole monster to apologize for destroying his ceiling. Not afraid of him, Beast King tries to kill him but is then of course killed by punches from Saitama.
Afraid after seeing Beast King killed, mole monster tries to escape underground but Saitama finds him and kills him.
Now nearly about to defeat Armored Gorilla, Genos demands questions from him. Armored Gorilla tells Genos that Beast Kill and his gang will help destroy him but Saitama shows up and Armoed Gorilla realizes his gang is killed by him. He then surrenders and it turns out that his robotic voice was just a way of sounding cool.
After the end credits, we see Dr. Genus coming in a room full of clones of him wondering the fate of the team that attempted to destroy Saitama and Genos.
As for my thoughts on the episode I thought it was pretty good. Genos seems like an interesting character to know about and I think his dub voice sounds very nice and fitting for him. I also think the fight scenes in the episodes were really cool and entertaining especially the Mosquito Girl fight. Overall, I’ll give this episode 7.5 punches/10
One Punch Man can be seen on Toonami at 12:00 AM Saturday