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One Punch Man: Road to Hero


Alternative Titles

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」

Information

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
Duration: 24 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.841 (scored by 66,737 users)
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Ranked: #7912
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Popularity: #588
Members: 107,498
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Synopsis

Bundled with the tenth volume of One Punch-Man manga.

While Saitama is training to become a hero, he needs one more thing before he can become a real hero. The origins of his hero suit is revealed.

Background

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.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Saitama
Saitama
Main
Furukawa, Makoto
Japanese
Furukawa, Makoto
Genos
Genos
Supporting
Ishikawa, Kaito
Japanese
Ishikawa, Kaito
Gofukuya
Gofukuya
Supporting
Cho
Japanese
Cho
Deliquent B
Deliquent B
Supporting
Hamazoe, Shinya
Japanese
Hamazoe, Shinya

Staff

Yamaoka, Minoru
Yamaoka, Minoru
Episode Director
Suzuki, Tomohiro
Suzuki, Tomohiro
Script
Tachikawa, Yuzuru
Tachikawa, Yuzuru
Storyboard
JAM Project
JAM Project
Theme Song Performance


Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit Ending Theme

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




More reviewsReviews

Dec 21, 2015
Zkoctober (All reviews)
God, that was boring, but boring as hell.
Who cares to know how Saitama was before becoming badass, seriously ?
If the OAV was about Saitama training, I wouldn't say no but damn, the thing is just about Saitama kicking some poor bad guys in da face without being badass at all to save some tailor shop.
Skip it, just useless.

The characters were bland, pathetic, uninteresting. I was hoping for some cool vilain but no, the antagonist is just a fish, wow.

Well, for art and sound, it was alike the anime so there's nothing to say about it, it's fine.

In a nutshell, this = shit.
Dec 5, 2015
Rikuson1 (All reviews)
One Punch Man: Road to Hero Review


Story (6/10) Fine
More Specifically (6.5/10)

The story for Road to Hero is simple and fine it's basically showing the struggles Saitama had to go through back when we assuming he's doing his Training through out the years he said he did to became the beast we all know him as and with the fact that he still has his hair this entire episode you can come to this conclusion fairly quickly. It also shows how he got his outfit and a couple of other interesting things.


Art and Animation (8/10) Very Good

The Art and Animation for this read more
Dec 6, 2015
nickwantadonut (All reviews)
"Road to Hero" depicts Saitama in, what I assume, is his very early tenure of being a part-time hero. The story takes place in Z-City, where a group of thugs calling themselves Niya Niya Loans are forcing local businesses to close their doors when they can no longer afford "insurance" that Niya is offering them. Saitama becomes involved whenever his tailor, located in the now nearly abandoned shopping district in Z-City, informs him of the situation.

This is a standalone arc that offers some brief insight into Saitama and his humble beginnings. There isn't nearly as much action in this OVA compared to the actual series, read more
Mar 13, 2016
shehrozeameen (All reviews)
I fail to see why people will give One Punch Man's "Road to Hero" a low rating, but will have apprehensions with Sword Art Online, Attack on Titans, and Naruto - three shit anime in my honest opinion.

This is actually a really good episode: It gives a decent introduction to the origins of the suit which Saitama-san wears, and has fairly intriguing plot twists which are used to show that Saitama-san isn't just a simple run of the mill block of wood. In essence, this is an origin story which provides a certain perspective of Saitama-san and how he transformed into the hero he is read more

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Poll: One Punch Man: Road to Hero Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 3 )
moodie - Dec 4, 2015
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Dec 27, 2016 11:06 PM
Should I watch this when I haven't started reading the manga?
OCV - Dec 5, 2015
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Dec 6, 2015 12:51 PM

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