Update: We have updated the headline of this story to align better with the body text.
Do you love anime? How about One Punch Man – a show about a powerful but aloof superhero wannabe? Well if you do, you aren’t alone. The team at Respawn may have hewed too close to a character from One Punch Man in their design of Apex Legend’s Wraith. See if you can spot the similarities between Wraith and One Punch Man’s Speed-o’-Sound Sonic, in the comparison shot above.
This isn’t the first hint that Respawn contains some anime fans. Titanfall’s story of a soldier befriending his robot companion may have taken inspiration from Gargantia of the Verdurous Planet, a show that follows… a soldier fighting alongside and befriending his robot companion.
Clearly Respawn likes their anime – and this could just be a fun coincidence more than anything – but it’s neat to see where developers draw their inspirations.