One Punch Man Episode 6 takes place a few days after Saitama and Genos register to become heroes. It begins with Saitama wasting time in his apartment. On the other hand, Genos records his every move, even detailed diagrams of how his new master turns pages in his comic. Saitama feels guilty about having nothing useful to teach. He desperately tries to think of things to make up on the spot. Then Genos informs him that heroes who don’t participate in weekly activity will be removed from the registry. For C class heroes, this includes things like small robberies and petty disputes. Saitama scurries to find work, and, to make Genos leave him alone, sets for him the task of strengthening his mind, not his body, and becoming one of the top 10 ranked S-class heroes. Genos takes the bait.
Welcome To the Terrible City
Unfortunately, after days of searching, he doesn’t find a single thing to do and becomes discouraged.
Good For Something
On the final day before possibly losing his hero registration in episode 6, Saitama still cannot find work. To his annoyance, Speed o’ Sound Sonic shows up again to settle the score. Saitama can’t even remember his name and isn’t interested in a fight. As he walks away, Sonic attacks him, and he easily bites the sword into pieces. In the crowd, a bystander points to the two. She complains that Saitama has been running around and stressing people out with his serious attitude. This prompts the hero, “Tank Top Tiger” to intervene. Saitama is once again slighted by the fact that no one knows he’s a hero. Sonic quickly knocks the intruding hero out. This is when Sonic realises that Saitama wants to be a hero, so the best way to provoke him is to be a bad guy and attack the town.
Saitama is annoyed at the distraction from his job hunt at first but quickly realises that Sonic is creating the perfect opportunity for him to save the day. He knocks Sonic out with ease. Meanwhile, in a similar secret headquarters as the first episode, several men at their computers remark on the fact that Sonic was apprehended but don’t mention anything about Saitama. They then discuss an investigation into a “ghost town,” which prompts the interest of a newly revealed character, Tornado, a green haired girl who floats. She seems upset that she wasn’t invited to investigate, but another official walks into the room and consoles her. Apparently, the job wasn’t “S class,” which means Tornado is most likely S. She decides to go herself.
In what’s probably ghost town, a swamp monster thing prowls the streets.
Call to Action? Never Mind
HQ receives the distress call in One Punch Man episode 6 from Spring Mustachio, the hero with the sword, and sends a request for help to the surrounding cities. In the meantime, Mustachio finally falls from his fight, not even landing a scratch on the monster. The monster, gloating from its victory but bored by the lack of competition, spots Saitama in the distance. It attacks, and at that same moment, Saitama remembers that he forgot to buy konbu soup stock from the store.
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He boils a piece of the monster in a pot during the next scene. Genos notices a lot of konbu soup stockpiled outside when he enters. Apparently, some monsters make great broth. Genos even remarks on the fact that konbu is rumoured to promote hair growth. He had even researched the claim. Saitama denies any intentional connection to the broth and hair.
Garbage in Ghost Town
Elsewhere in HQ, officials review reports from all over cities A through Z. One Punch Man episode 6 reveals a slew of new heroes. Each city has it’s own hero or two who look after its affairs. They do most of the crime fighting and write reports. Even though incidents occur every day, each hero reports nothing unusual, because monsters are quite normal. This includes Watchdog’s City Q which is constantly plagued by monsters and attacks. This proves that the hero reports aren’t very useful. Also, the damage done in previous episodes is addressed in the reports. This prompts some of the officials to bring up their efforts to prevent crime before it happens, and how difficult it can be.
Across town, in City Z, two A class heroes investigate the deserted area of the town. Based on the visible damage done and one of their reports, we learn that City Z is the most dangerous city and is becoming more dangerous over time. No one knows the reason for this. One of the A class heroes theorises that there is some monster generating effect going on, whether it is a nest or a queen of some sort. At this point, the swamp monster from before appears again, scaring the two heroes, but doesn’t emerge. They go after it.
The Secret Is Revealed
It’s at this point that One Punch Man episode 6 uncovers the secret behind the town. The two A class heroes engage the swamp monster, one with a slingshot, one with a sword, and are easily felled by its steel-like tentacle whips. The guy with the sword buys time to call for reinforcements by asking the monster’s origins. It admits that it isn’t from that part of town, and only came to see if the rumour about strong monsters was true. The monster decided to satisfy the rumour himself since it turned out not to be true.
In other news, heroes around town review the summary of events in City Z. No one knows who defeated the tentacle monster, but the damage caused by Saitama leads people to believe that there may be other monsters, and marvel at their strength. More rumours swirl around. As a result, mostly centred around Saitama. One Punch Man episode 6 ends with Genos and Saitama talking about their hero rankings. Genos is only 17th, but is 6th in popularity, mostly because of his good looks. This doesn’t concern him in the least, but it does make Saitama jealous.