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

Statistics

Score: 7.851 (scored by 59,327 users)
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Ranked: #7702
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Popularity: #601
Members: 94,532
Favorites: 222
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Episodes: /1

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.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Saitama
Saitama
Main
Furukawa, Makoto
Japanese
Furukawa, Makoto
Genos
Genos
Supporting
Ishikawa, Kaito
Japanese
Ishikawa, Kaito
Landlady
Landlady
Supporting
Mayama, Ako
Japanese
Mayama, Ako
Gofukuya
Gofukuya
Supporting
Cho
Japanese
Cho

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

Zkoctober
Dec 21, 2015
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.
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R0roZor0
Dec 5, 2015
Well, who doesn't want to know the growth of the best hero there is.

Story - 10/10

It started funny and then it got serious. When it was about to end, we got a soothing feeling due to knowing how did Saitama get his yellow jumpsuit.

Art - 10/10

It's MadHouse, enough said.

Character - 10/10

The old man who helped Saitama is a great old man, he seemed to not be stingy and he's a kind man.

The villians are just hilarious. The Fish of Darkness, he seemed like he loved to destroy things.

Enjoyment - 10/10

I am enjoying to see Saitama from ZERO TO HERO!

Overall - 10/10

It's a great read more
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Rikuson1
Dec 5, 2015
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
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nickwantadonut
Dec 6, 2015
"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
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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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Nov 16, 12:09 AM
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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