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The Ultimate Disciple
Episode 7
Episode 7, Season 1
Information
Kanji 至高の弟子
Rōmaji Shikō no Deshi
Japan Air Date November 15, 2015
English Air Date August 27, 2016
Chapters 21, 22
Opening The Hero!!
Ending Hoshi yori Saki ni Mitsukete Ageru
Episode Credits
Director Nobuhiro Mutô
Screenplay Satoshihiro Suzuki
Storyboard Katsunori Shibata, Ushijima Shinichiro
Animation Director KimuyoShun
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"The Ultimate Disciple" is the seventh episode of the One-Punch Man anime series.

SummaryEdit

Just before an incident, scientists and astronomers are busy studying the flight pattern of a meteorite just as it passes over the Earth. When its course suddenly changes trajectory, a mass warning system breaks out that a huge meteor is about to strike City Z. While at home, Genos and Saitama are conversing over hero rankings with one jumping from lowest 388th rank to 345th rank in C-Class while the other remains in the same position but gaining a mass popularity base.

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Genos meets Bang

Just then a notice is sent out to all S-Class heroes available on scene as to prep a counteractive response to the latest threat, but only the few upper class heroes to show up are Bang and Genos who set out to stop it. Bang mentions to Genos the notice for the meteor evacuation protocols have already engaged and that he should clear out before it's too late, he himself however cannot leave the city due to family honour and personal reasons but when he was about to properly introduce himself the younger hero had already left. Out hopping over rooftops to intercept the impact designation Genos notices a bunch of civilians who have given up hope of survival and caved into despair, Genos theorizes that it is too late to evacuate seeing as the meteor will destroy countless cities neighboring it. His resolution is affirmed as the cyborg hero also states his teacher lives here too and that he cannot simply abandon him. Then Metal Knight shows up to test out a new weapon against the meteor but was uninterested in teaming up with another hero to avert the crisis. However, his arsenal failed to stop the meteor; then Genos stepped up to divert the incoming calamity himself but was immobilized by thoughts of failure until Bang arrived and clears away his doubts. In the end after trying and failing to stop the celestial body from falling it is Saitama who destroys it in the end smashing it to pieces in one blow. The impact of which however scatters its fragments across most parts of the city leaving many of its citizens without most of their homes and belongings. The next day Saitama moved to learn that Genos rose in rank and was shocked to find that he sped past Ranks 300th to 5th after the incident. Curious as to what the threat level ranking means Saitama asked the latter about them, his protégé stating most heroes adhere to them for when to mobilize against it surmising this does not count to Saitama who retorts saying who'll fight for the helpless if the heroes run, leading Genos to passionately archive his words.

Conffesion

Saitama yelling at the angry mob

While out on patrol over the damaged city the sore losing Tanktop Tiger calls his brother Tanktop Black Hole who rallies a mob of citizens who are angry and are blaming Saitama for the destruction (completely ignoring the fact that had Saitama not destroyed the meteor, everyone would have died). When the two try to make a newbie crush into a public display Saitama turns the tables, much to the prediction of a watching Bang, and shames the mob chanting for his execution with a world of cardboard speech stating he did nothing wrong exclaiming he does playing the hero for a hobby, not for their adoration but because he likes it and that they can hate him all they want because he doesn't care what they think.

Characters in Order of AppearanceEdit

  1. Saitama
  2. Genos
  3. Bang
  4. Bofoi
  5. Tanktop Tiger
  6. Tanktop Black Hole
  7. Deep Sea King

Manga and Anime DifferencesEdit

  • The scenes where people detected the meteor did not appear in the manga.
  • In the manga, Saitama was facing Genos in the manga and was wearing a Chicago Bulls shirt. In the anime he was facing away and wearing a different shirt.
  • In the anime, Bang was calm/nonchalant when he said the people would panic. In the manga, he was excited and seemed to enjoy the fact that there would be mass panic.
  • The civilians who had given up trying to escape were in much more despair in the manga than the ones in the anime.
  • Bang does not shield Genos from debris in the anime.
  • Tanktop Tiger's conversation with Saitama is omitted in the anime and he just immediately calls Tanktop Black Hole.
  • Genos looking at forums on the internet is anime original.
  • In the anime, when Tanktop Black Hole was going to fight Saitama, Tanktop Tiger was lifting his arm to the crowd showboating and seemed to be totally on board with Tanktop Black Hole's actions. In the manga, when Tanktop Black Hole announced he was going to stop Saitama, Tanktop Tiger looked surprised and followed him normally.
  • The anime says Tanktop Black Hole has a grip strength of 2,800 psi, while the manga says 200kg.
  • Genos was not present at this incident in the manga.
  • The Saitama and Genos walking home scene is anime original.

TriviaEdit

  • There is a Parasyte Easter egg during the episode.
  • During the 2chan conversation, there is an Easter egg referencing the Takoyaki shop that Dr. Genus opened up.
  • Bofoi gives the episode monologue at the end of the credits.

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