One-Punch Man’s New Hero Blackluster Sparks Racism Controversy
One-Punch Man season 2 has been thrilling fans with its expanding world and cast of characters, as well as the series’ trademark mix of epic action and satirical humor. In fact, after all of the early doubt from fans about whether or not One-Punch Man season 2 could live up to season 1, this acclaim for this new season is a major victory.
However, One-Punch Man season 2 is now taking a big hit, after episode 22 debut a new hero named Blackluster – a character that many fans see as yet another racist caricature within the not-so-honorable tradition of anime’s depiction of people of color.
Scroll below to get a sample of the backlash from One-Punch Man fans, regarding Blackluster’s anime debut:
— ﾶﾶ2ズ ｲん乇 尺o刀ﾉ刀 ロニン (@MM2K) June 18, 2019
Slightly offended by certain anime illustrators and their portrayal of “black” characters… One Punch Man was straight disrespectful with this Blackluster guy smh….
— BrooklynShinobi (@BKShinobi) June 18, 2019
— Robert (@DemiFiendRSA) June 19, 2019