One Punch Man: Road to Hero

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Synonyms: One Punch Man OVA, One Punch-Man OVA, One-Punch Man OVA
Japanese: ワンパンマン OVA「ロード・トゥ・ヒーロー」


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 4, 2015
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Web manga
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy
Themes: ParodyParody, Super PowerSuper Power
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.701 (scored by 186445186,445 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #12492
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #738
Members: 324,784
Favorites: 362

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Before Saitama became the man he is today, he trained and fought endlessly to become a hero. While every scuffle leaves his tracksuit uniform in tatters, he always has it mended for free thanks to his local tailor. One day, however, the tailor informs him that he must close up shop due to pressure from a local gang. Saitama decides to help him out—and gains something irreplaceable in the process.

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One Punch Man: Road to Hero is an anime-exclusive story written by original creator ONE and set before the events of the main story and was bundled with the tenth volume of One Punch-Man manga.

Related Anime

Characters & Voice Actors


Furukawa, Makoto


Ishikawa, Kaito



Deliquent B

Hamazoe, Shinya


Mayama, Ako

Shady Goldfish

Shimoyama, Yoshimitsu

Deliquent A

Gotou, Hiroki



Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"THE HERO !! ~Okoreru Kobushi ni Hi wo Tsukero~ (THE HERO !! ~怒れる拳に火をつけろ~)" by JAM Project

Ending Theme

"Hoshi yori Saki ni Mitsukete Ageru (星より先に見つけてあげる)" by Hiroko Moriguchi


Aug 25, 2021
A pretty good One Punch Man ova. It simply goes over on how Saitama got his suit and how his life was like before he lost his hair and became the strongest man on the planet. With similar tones and writing to that of S1.

The animation was pretty good, they didn't have do much work on that since there were barely any fights and the entirety of the episode took only in one place.

The music was good and was similar to that of the S1.

For the characters he entire focus was on Saitama and the creator of his suit so there wasn't really much ...
Jun 24, 2016
Mixed Feelings
I love OPM and gave it a 10. But the fact that this meh OVA got rated so highly leads me to believe the cries of OPM being overhyped are sort of true.

Seeing the backstory on Saitama was kind of cool, but the story lacked basically everything that made the series amazing. There was no cool new discoveries about this world OPM is in, no real threat to much. It was just really meh.

Even the the usually on point humor of One Punch just didn't strike as much of a cord as usual.

The OVA was fine and still OPM, but I can't ...
Dec 26, 2015

We get to see Saitama with hair. The second best thing about this OVA. There's also a great punchline that reminds you of the series' highlights. Other than that, this OVA is closer to the worst episodes of One Punch Man

We don't have people running around, screaming and flexing their muscles. Praising a show for a lack of things doesn't get you anywhere though. That's like praising a show for not having plot holes, or for not being racist.

The story is pointless. We learn how Saitama gets his suit, and there's no satirical bite to how ridiculous heroes customes are. Saitama being appalled at a ...

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