Preview: One-Punch Man – A Study in Crowd Psychology

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If you've never watched One-Punch Man, that's okay. I made this episode accessible for anyone. Because it's really about the ideas.

On the surface, One-Punch Man appears to be a slapstick riff on the superhero genre. In fact, you could say it’s trolling the superhero genre. But to think it’s nothing beyond that is the ultimate troll because what they're making fun of isn’t the superhero genre, it's us—the general public. (AND the folks these content creators have to deal with online.) Though the animation is fictional, for better or worse, the human psychology in One-Punch Man is all too real. In fact, I would venture to say it might be the most realistic portrayal of crowd psychology and the world's voting base…

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