Ranked #15

One Punch-Man (Manga)

One Punch-Man

Alternative Titles

English: One-Punch Man
Synonyms: Onepunchman, Onepunch-Man, Onepanman
Japanese: ワンパンマン

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Jun 14, 2012 to ?
Authors: Murata, Yusuke (Art), ONE (Story)
Serialization: Tonari no Young Jump

Statistics

Score: 8.921 (scored by 30331 users)
Ranked: #152
Popularity: #13
Members: 66,621
Favorites: 8,548
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Synopsis

In this new action-comedy, everything about a young man named Saitama screams "AVERAGE," from his lifeless expression, to his bald head, to his unimpressive physique. However, this average-looking fellow doesn't have your average problem... He's actually a superhero that's looking for tough opponents! The problem is, every time he finds a promising candidate he beats the snot out of them in one punch. Can Saitama finally find an evil villain strong enough to challenge him? Follow Saitama through his hilarious romps as he searches for new bad guys to challenge!

(Source: VIZ Media)

Background

One Punch-Man is the manga remake of the original web comic by ONE.

In 2014, One Punch-Man was nominated for the 7th annual Manga Taishou Award and was ranked 7th place.

The series is published in English by VIZ Media under the Shonen Jump imprint; digitally since February 18, 2014 and physically since September 1, 2015. The English version was nominated for the 2015 Eisner Award for Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia.

It is also published in Polish by J.P. Fantastica since December 5, 2015, in Spanish by Ivrea España since December 31, 2015, and will be published in Italy by Planet Manga on May 2016.

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tuqui
Nov 18, 2012
Onepunchman, the story of the great hero Saitama, an unemployed guy who found his career in being a superhero, after training for three years he achieved great power, sadly for him, he manages to destroy any enemy in just one punch, rending him bored and empty.

Story: Simple and direct action manga, overpowered Hero fights enemies, but he's attitude while doing it compliments so much the comedy.

Art: Murata Yusuke, amazing artist who worked in a lot of big names before, he's clear trace makes every page enjoyable, great detail in the images and clarity for understanding what exactly is happening in each page.

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Bantamz
May 22, 2014
It's seriously the best. You are doing yourself an extreme disservice if you don't sit down and read that Onepunch greatness. The plot's plastered literally everywhere so let's just go ahead with the usual breakdown thing that seems to be the way to go on mal. Welcome to the glorious anti-stereotypical battle manga, ONEPUNCH M
Story-7
It's not gonna blow you out of the water with an extreme level of intricately detailed depth and massive psychological implications, but this is literally one of a TINY number of instances where I couldn't care less if I actually put considerable conscious effort into doing so. Story for the most read more
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dc143c
Mar 24, 2014
Fantastic piece of work made by two incredible people.

Story (9) - OPM breaks the typical hero manga pattern even though it's all about heroes. It isn't just about saving the world while saving the girl and beating the poop-head that wants to kill everybody. No. It's about how funny and exciting it could be to save the world as a hobby. Everything's over the top and does't shy away from anything. There's not much plot, but definitely has the potential to develop one. Overall, it's the type of story that's just honestly entertaining and keeps you at the edge of your seat. Excellent.

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Jugemu_Jugemu
Jun 16, 2015
At first glance, Onepunch-Man looks like a typical action manga. But look into it just a little more, and you’ll discover just how different it is.

For one, the main character is the ‘caped baldy’ known as Saitama. His appearance is somewhat bland, but there’s a reason: He’s so strong that all his hair fell out. How strong? Well, he ends all his fights with one punch (hence the manga’s name). He’s presumably a parody of all those overpowered protagonists you see in anime and manga, but his uninterested personality is quite unique for an action hero.
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