For the first time in One-Punch Man history, I failed to be entertained from start to finish in an episode. This episode started out strong, with the confrontation between Speed of Sound Sonic and Saitama, and the humor involved in it. But the rest of the episode was rather flat. It was as if we were supposed to be entertained by explosions. The jokes just didn't seem to connect, either.
I should make it clear - I rarely laugh at something I find funny during an episode. So when I say something is hilarious, I usually keep a straight face throughout. When do I laugh, then? Simple. When something is unintentionally humorous, that's when I bellow out my biggest laughs. Examples include Bleach's Renji saying "These guys keep coming and coming!" or pretty much anything in Dragon Ball Z Kai.
So, mediocre episode on what was a mediocre night for Toonami (One Piece pending, since I haven't seen it yet). Hopefully all the shows get it together after Labor Day.
Episode rating (out of four stars): **