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.
Characters: Saitama, main character
and protagonist of the story,not finding thrill in battles anymore has left him bored and simple, he lacks any reaction to any enemy/monster/destroyer of worlds, with a smile and a positive attitude he looks for a goal. Genos, sidekick, serious cyborg who thinks he found a teacher in Saitama now follows in the hope of becoming as powerful as him, the characters balance each other quite well (This's been written around chapter 18 surely others will appear later)
Enjoyment: Personally, I have had a great time reading this manga, I look up for each new character and I'm sure a lot of people do too. It's easily inexplicable how the story feels fresh again when the characters feel almost too powerfull (Think how goku would be if he had the level at the end of DB-GT during DB)
Overall :I will recommend this to any fan of superheroes, comedy or action.
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
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
part flows well and has enough bubbling (or violently exploding) away at any one time to keep me interested.
Yeah. 10. It's just that downright astoundingly nice to look at. Character designs are interesting and extremely detailed, backgrounds are amazing and there are literally bits you can string into a gif image and have yerself a small piece of absurdly fluid (coming from a manga at least) animation. Our beloved MC here is the only one who's drawn horribly-but that's part of the joke. He generally looks like he's drawn in Microsoft paint, but when he shifts to a serious art syle you know shit is about to go DOWN. Best art I've seen in a very long time.
This is one of those things that's probably hit or miss depending on your tastes, but I personally LOVE these characters. Saitama is our MC and super-OP badass mofo who people don't take seriously cause he's bald and walks around in tights and a cape-you'll probably grow to love him as he makes mountains out of molehills (ie:missing a convenient sale at the shops while killing bad guys) and generally not caring in the slightest about things that seemingly actually matter. There's Genos, the also extremely badass and super-attractive fangirl bait who possesses a plethora of crazy robotic arm attachments for taking care of the toughest jobs, and a host of other heroes ranging from licenceless rider, a dude on a bike who rides around fighting crime, to guys like Bang and Metal Knight, Also super-OP and awesome. Vibrant cast who grew on me faster than most.
Enjoyment-Gotta be 10 man, Onepunch is the biggest breath of fresh air I've had in a while as it stubbornly wages it's one-man war on shonen battle manga. If you're sick of shitty tropes and garbage plot devices, prepare to see them mocked relentlessy in a setting where the action and characters still manage to dwarf most other battle manga.
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.
- Murata Yusuke-san was the whole reason I got into the manga. He's a phenomenal artist in every way - color, lines, details, variety, technique, story-telling... I could keep listing them for days if I have to. His character designs are on a whole nother level; each and every character has a look that's great on their own right. Murata also has a way of making big things even bigger, and epic things seem god-like - perfect for something like OPM.
Character (8) - Saitama is not your typical hero. He's unmotivated and extremely strong from the start. He's not extremely righteous but he's admirable enough that's he's hero-worthy. You can look up to him, make fun of him, and identify with him at the same time even though he's an odd character on so many levels. On the other hand, the other characters seem to fit with your typical hero-story themes: the valiant, the wicked, the haughty, the modest...etc. Seeing their interplay with Saitama is a great sight. Overall, though not very complex, the characters are undeniably interesting.
One-Punch Man is definitely something to watch out for in the future. Even though it's only been out for a couple of years, it's already such a powerhouse; it has great potential so I'm expecting a lot. A must read of shounen/action/hero-manga enthusiasts.
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.
Early on in the series, a cyborg who becomes Saitama’s
student is introduced. His name is Genos, and he’s definitely powerful with his cybernetic weaponry and armour. He has that handsome appearance that makes him look like the protaganist, when he’s really just the student of the protagonist. Genos is also more serious and apparently smarter than Saitama, but Saitama doesn’t seem to be bothered.
Onepunch-Man features many villains, and a lot of them are seemingly unstoppable until Saitama gets to them. There’s a giant, an insect swarm and ‘seapeople’, for example. One recurring villain, Sonic, doesn’t fall under the same category as these monsters, but that’s because he’s kind of important.
Eventually, an organization full of heroes comes into the story, which Saitama and Genos join. Heroes are ranked in a system going from C-class to S-class. Many heroes appear in the story, with their ranks and abilities varying (amongst them, there’s an esper, a shiny muscleman and a guy in a dog costume). Once this group is introduced, the fight scenes become all the more epic.
Speaking of fights, there are a lot of them in this manga. And they are drawn with great detail: They are better quality than the rest of the series, which looks decent at its worst. You may think it’s boring when Saitama wins with one punch, but here’s the thing: He usually only appears late into fights with other heroes involved, and his punches usually have to actually hit to do anything. So fight scenes are really hype-filled when they want to be.
The story of Onepunch-Man… Well, I can’t tell if it’s serious or comedic. I’m guessing it’s both, as it can be funny one minute and intense the next. Each villain has their own motive, some of them based on their past. And there are some heroes that definitely don’t act like heroes. The author is quite interesting, to say the least.
In conclusion, Onepunch-Man is a great series. Read the manga, then watch the anime by Madhouse when it starts.
If there’s one thing to say for sure this manga certainly lives up to it’s title of “One Punch Man”, but not in a good way. One punch man is all hype, no substance. I’ll explain in more detail later on. Warning, this may contain some spoilers:
The premise is about a hero named Saitama, who’s trained and become so strong, he defeats all his fights in one punch. As a result of this, he’s bored and longs for a decent challenge. The plot isn’t deep or complex. The story basically revolves around this one joke: Saitama wins every fight in one punch, everything else
might as well be padding for it. Basing the premise around this repetitive joke made the manga become stale quickly once you’ve seen it the first few times.
That begs the question: how does a writer manage to write around a overpowered protagonist who one punches any enemy he comes into contact with no difficulty? Well the story revolves more around the other heroes. Saitama’s sidelined once the major arc starts, in fact he’s sidelined for most of the manga because having him around would make the story boring watching him one punch everyone. It’s not a bad direction storytelling wise, but it’s really telling when the best parts of OPM is when the main character isn’t present.
The fights are boring and predictable because they follow the same formula: a threat has shown up in (insert city), the heroes are getting their ass kicked to hype up the villain, but don’t worry because Saitama will conveniently show up last minute and guess what? One punch the enemy and win! Yay...
There’s no real stakes or tension because of the lingering effect knowing Saitama could always show up to save them.
The world building is weak. The hero ranking and monster threat system are decently explored, however the cities are just lazily labelled A- Z with nothing really distinguishing them.
One of the weaker parts of One punch man would have to be the characters.
The majority of the heroes and monsters aren’t well developed or complex, they are one dimensional and could be defined by a few character traits. The only characters I remotely care about are Saitama’s group of friends who have a bit more depth than the others.
Saitama is portrayed as a overpowered hero who embodies qualities of traditional heroism, and is meant to prove raw power or heroic achievements doesn’t make someone a hero. You’re supposed to emphasise with his plight as a low ranked hero trying to become S rank. However, I can’t relate to Saitama. His abnormal strength caused by basic training makes no sense. Saitama acts like an incompetent moron who lets others take credit for his achievements and he let’s civilians think he’s not doing his job properly. It’s infuriating when the writer tries to victimise Saitama like this, because the reader knows what he's done. Had Saitama displayed his true power to the Hero association I’m sure he’d easily become S ranked, but due to his incompetence and lack of social skills, I can’t say he deserves it.
Genos is supposed to be the intelligent cyborg, yet he’s oblivious when it comes to Saitama and acts like every little thing is a wise lesson. It might be a gag, but it’s not funny. His motivation is forgettable because it gets constantly sidelined. Genos doesn’t really learn anything from Saitama unlike Mob & Reigen. Whenever Genos takes an L he just goes to see his plot device doctor who conveniently makes him 10x stronger because plot.
One of the saving graces of this manga is the art. I have to give credit where credit is due, Murata is an amazing artist. He took the webcomic which looks like a bunch of scribbles a 11 yr old kid drew and brought them to life in manga format. His art is absolutely breathtaking. The characters and backgrounds are well detailed. The fights are fluid and dynamic. However, what amazes me the most is Murata’s ability to pump out these high quality chapters consistently e.g. he would drop a 100+ pages worth for a chapter.
I don’t enjoy OPM as much as I used to, and that’s reflective in my rating.
Comedy is subjective, but i’d argue it’s not as funny as fans make it out to be. For example, “oh look Saitama missed another sale!” or “the enemy is scared of King’s engine” haha...
The tournament arc was the worst tournament I’ve ever read. Every fight up until the finals was a one shot. Gouketsu was hyped up only to guess what? Get oneshotted by Saitama. There’s no tension when he’s around.
As for the Monster invasion arc, there’s not much to say since it’s still ongoing. It’s focusing on the S ranked heroes raiding the Monsters hideout. Hopefully, the heroes get a lot more depth during this arc.
Garou carries this manga. Before he showed up it was just a simple monster of the week “parody” about heroes with the highlight being Boros who was a generic villain. That being said, while I like Garou his character is definitely overrated amongst OPM fans. I thought he might be more compelling, but his motivation of becoming a hero hunter is shallow and naive. He doesn’t realise the reasons _why_ monsters aren’t liked or as popular as heroes, and why heroes gang up on monsters. It’s not because it’s unfair, the monsters are attacking innocent lives. If a number of heroes are fighting against one monster, with everyone cheering/rooting for the heroes side it’s not because they’re cooler, but because the monsters are either too strong or dangerous and the heroes are risking their lives fighting. Furthermore, Garou has way too much plot armour that he might as well be a shounen protagonist, e.g. the guy can take on multiple heroes, demon lvl threats and heal faster than other S ranked heroes like Tank Top Master who were in the hospital for weeks.
OPM is a fast read. You can breeze through many chapters because there’s no substance to it and the dialogue is kept to a minimum.
It annoys me when OPM fans overhype the series as if it’s got some deep, intricate story with amazing world building, complex characters and themes, when it’s really just a mediocre story about heroes with great art and decent action. It’s a fun read, nothing more.
I originally rated OPM higher, until it devolved into a typical shounen and started to drag with long, stretched out fights against monsters, which were entirely pointless to the overall story (you’ll know what I mean if you’ve read the webcomic).
Story: 10, very original story about a superhero who is so powerful he's nearly a god. Really reminds me of playing any video game where it's just way too easy and not challenging, or other cliché manga characters that quote "yes... I've been waiting for a challenge for years, finally someone to fight". Each arc makes me feel like "holy shit maybe this time Saitama will get a challenge", but at the end it's always a disappointment, thus I feel the deep connection with Saitama. I feel the same alongside him. My feels.
Art: 8, the characters and fight scenes are pretty amazing, villains are
extremely detailed and the style is unique in its own, not so much Japanese, the author has his own design. The main protagonist is purposely drawn in a simplistic way to demonstrate how mundane and boring his life is.
Character: 8, there are only 24 chapters out right now, I've read 16 so far so it's a pretty new manga. Character development takes time, after reading the first few chapters I've grown keen to Saitama. Very unforgettable protagonist. Villains are pretty cliché though, although very entertaining. It's superhero themed so expect mad scientists, aliens, ninjas, over the top shit etc.
Enjoyment: 10, I've read 16 chapters straight and I really like it, I'm just taking my time from my lil interlude manga reading break to write this review. The humor is verrrrry funny, ironic, over the top and just my sense of funny:) just go read it. You won't regret it unless you simply dislike sci-fi / superheros which isn't the point of the story.
Overall: 9, pretty awesome manga so far, I'll need to update this review later since the manga itself is pretty much brand new. Go read it.
One Punch Man is a superhero comic, a genre I've never really got on with. Thankfully One Punch Man falls into that category of superhero comic that fully realises how silly the whole superhero idea is. It tells the story of Saitama, a man who trained so hard at becoming a superhero that he became really strong. So strong that he ends every single fight in a single punch.
The central joke to One Punch Man is that Saitama is so powerful that he's bored. Nothing poses a threat to him anymore so he just sort of wanders through life in a mild unimpressed sulk. He
shows up on the scene of the crime a little bit late because sure what's the rush anyway, listens to the villain blabber on about how they are the strongest for a bit, before eventually getting tired of that and punching them through the nearest wall.
Just having Saitama show up and punch dudes in the face would get old pretty quickly. What makes it click as a joke is how unassuming he is. His superpower didn't come from magical beings or being rich or anything. He just did lots of push-ups and sit-ups. He's a bit of a loser really. His superhero costume is a yellow jumpsuit and red kitchen gloves. He looks like a man play-acting superhero, which is kind of what he is doing. Plus he just looks silly, with his blank bored expression and bald head, which is why it's just inherently funny to see him surprise these superpowered hyper-evolved beings with that big dopey face of his and immense strength.
That's...sort of it. For something that has been getting as much praise heaped on it as One Punch Man has, I'm surprised at how little there was to it. It feels like a Saturday morning kids cartoon, having more in common with Powerpuff Girls than anything else. Not a bad thing, but still rather shallow and hard to get invested in. It's difficult to care about anything that happens when there's no tension. Because Saitama is so ridiculously overpowered, none of the fights have any doubt about what the final result will be. The author tried to introduce some challenge for Saitama to overcome by introducing the superhero levelling system, but Saitama is so lackadaisical about life that if he can't bring himself to really care about events, then neither can I.
There's only 3 volumes out at time of writing, but you'll breeze through that in barely more than an hour. There's very little dialogue and most of the jokes are visual anyway. The artwork is pretty great. The over-designed villains and other superheroes fit with the theme the story is going for. Everyone else looks like majestic beings of frightening power and destruction, while Saitama just looks like some prat in his pajamas. But it does have a tendency to get repetitive. Yes it was hilarious the first time 10 pages in a row were double spreads of the camera swooping around Saitama as his enemy encircled him. But repeat that once every few chapters and it loses its effect. There was one chapter that consisted almost entirely of the cyborg character doing a transformation sequence on his arm to unleash its super charger laser. I appreciate the sentiment of over-dramatising what everyone does, but it loses its effect when you do it too often.
One Punch Man is very easy to like, but its shallowness and speed at which you'll fly through it makes it feel like real throwaway entertainment. The only thing that really stuck with me is the burning question of what would happen in Saitama punched himself in the face.
Ah, that feeling of boredom eating away at you when you have godlike stats in your game. Or just passing any test in school with no sweat. That's what Saitama, our protagonist in this action shounen manga, similarly felt when all of his enemies, big or small, fast or slow, all fall down, or worse dissipate into thin air, with one punch. Yes, 1 punch is all it takes, and thus the title of this manga. Worse of all, he is being underestimated because of his mundane looks and attire, like some crappy '80s superhero in tights. It doesn't even help that he joins an
organization of heroes who look down on him too. And thus we follow his story of looking for his best contender in the whole universe!
At first one may be put off with Saitama's character design because of his looks, to some it may be enough to detract themselves from reading this manga, and his looks greatly contrasts with his newfound sidekick Genos, a white-haired bishie cyborg with equipment that can rival Iron Man's who wants to be trained under Saitama's tutelage, as well as other heroes and villains who have way too cool designs and gadgets with them. But this is okay, because it is compensated by the great variety of designs, and even the details of their hands are different.
As for the characters themselves, you can't help but feel for Saitama, who even though strong, is left with a boring superhero life. Genos' development is such that he realizes his cyborg body may not be enough to defeat all those who stand in his way, and thus he strives to improve himself as Saitama's sidekick, much to the master's chagrin. Villains though are cliched, and are rather made to prove that Saitama overpowers them in a match. Even so, their interactions with each other are hilarious, especially when Saitama knocks them out.
All in all, the enjoyment factor is very high for a shounen manga, and albeit the battle scenes are quite short when Saitama enters the fray, the panels are very detailed to the point that one panel of their movement encompasses one page. Which brings us to what I think is a minor problem here. I don't know if this is one of the mangaka's quirks but detailing one page with only one movement frame of the character could slow down the pace of the manga indeed, in fact in one scene it took 2 chapters to finish one villain, and with one punch too. Nevertheless, if this is intended by the mangaka, I think it is really original for such a medium.
Anyway, if you're into action shounen, then Saitama's antics will make your day complete! Not to mention sympathizing with him when he feels down as his day comes to an end knowing he didn't met yet his rightful rival.
Recommendations: read a good superhero comic. watch a good superhero cartoon. watch a good superhero movie, animated or live action.
This series started as a comedic/parody manga adaptation of a comedic/parody webcomic. As it goes on, the series has become much much longer than it ever needed to be. One Punch man is right now a full on battle shonen with all the cliche associated with it. It has an overpowered protagonist, lots of bullshit power ups, villain groups, tournaments, long dragged out fights and more.
It's comedy has completely run stale and telling the same joke over and over isn't funny.
It has led me to
believe that the author has seen this and took the series in another direction.
It is still very much complete shlock and not in the best kind of way.
I appreaciate art, so I will say that the series still very much looks great and has highly detailed art. It's generic stuff, monsters tend to have lots of spikes and look like what you'd expect from a generic monster but done in stunning detail regardless.
At this point nothing separates it from the other run of the mill battle shonen except it has really pretty art. It doesn't have a story to tell, it isn't following a plot at all and has no interesting characters.
Onepunch-man is story about Saitama who become superhero after 3 years of training. He become too powerful, so he can't enjoy any battle because he ends it with only 1 punch.
The art is incredible! I didn't see better art work in my life. It's so detailed, we can clearly see everything what's happening on the pages. Murata Yusuke did a really good job!
Saitama is an unemployed man who is working as a hobby hero. He is bald because of the trainings and has an incredible amount of power.
Genos: He is a cyborg, who
fights for his revenge and found himself as Saitama disciple. He is very smart man who always helps Saitama in his daily life and writes down every important quotes what Saitama says.
I really enjoyed Onepunch-man. It contains a lot of jokes and funny stuff. It is story where you know that Saitama is the strongest and he always win but you can still feel the thrill in every fight. You just can't get enough of this.
It is a must read series which you can't leave out from your manga list. I just can't say enough times that you must read it.
P.S.: This is my first review so please send me your thoughts and your opinion about it. Thank you for reading my review! :)
Did you ever use to look up to and idolize famous superheroes from comic books when you were growing up? Did guys like Superman, Batman or maybe Captain America get your blood pumping? Well let me tell you they're all a bunch of sissies compared to Saitama, the REAL superhero who will utterly annihilate anything and everything with a single punch of his fist.
One Punch-Man is a hilarious manga about a bald, completely average unemployed guy named Saitama whom after three years of hard training ended up becoming a superhero... as a spare-time hobby. However he still ended up bored and disappointed, because even the
most monstrous apparitions gets completely blown to smithereens if he merely punches them once.
This manga is basically one big parody of classic superhero comics like the Marvel and DC Universes. One Punch-Man is primarily a comedy manga at heart, but it certainly does so in style and above all in a very fresh and unorthodox manner of fashion. Saitama is *completely* overpowered here, but his non-caring attitude towards his "occupation" and the monologues he has are just hilarious to read. There are plenty of other characters in this manga as well of course, the majority of which are other superheroes, all with their own ridiculously silly names and character settings which are also clearly just making fun of the entire superhero trope.
The other thing that's so great about this manga is the artwork. It's simply brilliant, like really surprisingly so. The artist, Murata Yusuke, clearly knows when to be serious and when not to be. When the manga is being funny, then the art style is very exaggerated and fitting, but when it gets into the large-scale action scenes for example then suddenly it looks freaking epic! There are chapters which consist solely of double-page panels depicting high definition visuals of planets, cityscapes, spaceships, superpowers in action, slow-motion shots and god knows what else. It looks absolutely fantastic.
Overall, One Punch-Man is a very fresh take on an otherwise quite overused concept. The unorthodox yet incredibly likable protagonist, the great comedy and parody aspects as well as the very crisp artwork together make up an extremely entertaining manga that will both impress you and make you laugh hysterically.
If you like series with action, super powers and a brilliant sense of humour, then this is for you.
The artwork and story is so amazing, Garou is becoming one of my all time favorite characters. The work that Murata put into his artwork is crazy. So much detail. Normally loli characters are my type but Tatsumaki is amazing.
I really enjoy reading this manga so much I wanna talk to people and share my experience with them. This is gonna sound super stupid but I have a discord where I wanna discus manga and anime with people and make videos out of it. I legit have few anime friends and the few I do have aren't into enough to make this work.
Can’t stand the typical superhero manga series? Bored of the protagonists that have great ambitions and noble reasons to risk their lives for others? Tired of the super villains that take hundreds of chapters to execute their complex evil schemes? As a bloke you get frustrated watching all the crazy fan girls of the cool shounen heroes? As a girl you are forced by your friends to go gaga over the Yagamis and Sasukes? Well fear no more, Saitama is here to end this nonsense with a “One Punch”.
Written by ONE and Illustrated by MURATA Yuusuke, One Punchman is a series about Saitama –
a young man with a life of zero emotions, a career with zero ambition and a head with zero hair. Although the super heroes and villains somewhat feel similar to the old series, the great art combined with interesting dialogues and hilarious situations makes this series a rather unique and refreshing reading experience. The artwork in some of the chapters, especially in Chapter 21 of the series alone leaves a weird yet amazing effect on the readers.
The series is pretty new and the majority might not enjoy it, but for those who are interested in gag and unusual comedies, One Punch is a must read.
By the time I was about halfway done reading chapter 2, I already knew that there was no way for this not to end up being my favorite manga. I have read all of or part of at least 1000-1200 works. Yeah yeah "so what your opinions are garbage etc." OK, so I am sure we might disagree on some taste, or even a lot of taste, and maybe dropping the amount I read just means I waste my time to you. The only reason I belabor the point is that I knew within less than 2 chapters that this was 100% going to excite
me more than anything had excited me before.
This manga is a remade, improved version of a comic that was being released on a personal page with much lazier and frankly worse art. The original version already had the merits to stand out on the story, character, and comedy front on its own.
Most comedy works need constant gags or to go ten leaps beyond absurd to work. When you take "Superman" and remake him from an uptight, boring dork obsessed with morality into an amoral, laid back, selfish, very human character, then you do not need to do much more to establish a comedic atmosphere. It helps to have an author who is great at creating a mishmash of weird villains and weird heroes to throw at him over and over though.
The action bits of the story are a bit more cliched. While the superhero constantly powering up is not as much of a feature since he already starts out at max power, the constant level up of enemies is probably going to keep being a driving feature of the manga's action. What keeps it from devolving down into speeches of friendship or repetitive fights is the great feel for creating an incredible variety of monsters...no matter how the story plays out, it is going to be impossible for it not to keep being fun. With the art porn level added to the monsters in this version, they have become even more distinctive. In the original the monsters were mostly funny/quirky, but with the touches added in the remake stand all time with any of the best villains in any work.
Now I talked about the original version, and as of writing this review it is not listed on MAL, so I know that might be confusing. This version is a remake after the great artist working on this contacted the original author to work with him. So you add pornographically amazing art to a work that already has the merit to stand on its own and an incredible sense of fun to it...and well from there you basically get a manga with the most unlimited potential ever.
Stories are more than just art, or being funny, or being "epic". They are usually character driven, and obviously some people may not identify with Superman (Saitama), his robit sidekick, or the "wacky ensemble" of people who constantly come to fight and annoy him, only to later end up sticking to him like glue. All I can say is that the writing is superb, and I think that there is a good job of giving them all personalities. My favorite character from the original has not been introduced yet IIRC (the overpowered psychic's little sister) except for the character art, and I am excited just thinking about how fun she will be in this version.
I am going to close like I opened, with another emotional argument instead of something more reasoned. I never cry, and if any other manga were cancelled for health reasons, I would not even really be sad - stories are beautiful fun, but they are just stories. If this manga had to end before finishing its entire run, I would definitely cry like a fucking baby. I may not have presented enough credible reasons why this is the best, I really wish I could think of more to say, since no manga deserves more gushing praise than this one.
Its been quite a while since I read this manga, so might aswell I review it.
Onepunch-man is a superhero manga. A genre that im not really into it, but its not a regular super hero like marvel, it has some twist in it. It tells the story of Saitama, a man who trained so hard at becoming a superhero that he became really strong. So strong that he ends every single fight in a single punch.
In this world superhero is a job, needless to say you got to do some good deeds such as catches a robber or even fight the mysterious being. Oh
yea I forgot to mention theres some monsters too in this world that appeard all the time.
Our main character here named saitama is a superhero for hobby, he’s a superhero himself but he forgot to apply to the super hero associations so he did not make any outcome out of it until he met a cyborg who’s strong aswell, then both of them joins the hero association together.
So from the title “One punch man” we could assume what kind of power he has, yep. He ends any fight with a single punch. That’s the central joke to onepunch man. Saitama is so powerful that he’s bored. Unlike any other franchise such as dbz or even sword art online, they got a suspense but it’s a false suspense since the maincharacter is OP asfuck. One punch man has no suspense at all because he defeats any monster with a single punch. Theres no logical explanation of why is he OP asfuck, but he once mention that he trains physically for over 3 years, but is that really the reason why he is strong as he is rightnow? That’s not really plausible.
I’m well aware that one punch-man is an action comedy genre type of thing. Its not a shows based on a logical thinking. But just having Saitama show up and punch dudes in the face would get old pretty quickly. What makes it click as a joke is how unassuming he is. He's a bit of a loser really. His superhero costume is a yellow jumpsuit and red kitchen gloves. He looks like a man play-acting superhero, which is kind of what he is doing. Plus he just looks silly, with his blank bored expression and bald head, which is why it's just inherently funny to see him surprise these superpowered hyper-evolved beings with that big dopey face of his and immense strength.
Over all Onepunch-man is a refreshing manga, I had a good laugh with it. The art is amazingly done and fits well the manga. Despite all the flaws it didn’t really hurts my enjoyment. I would rate this manga 7.6/10 with an 8.5/10 enjoyment level.
Characters: You know the characters are great when the titular character doesn't show up for several chapters and the manga does not suffer from it one bit. We find ourselves rooting for villains such as Boros and especially Garou later on in the series, even dreading the main character's arrival because he would make quick work of them.
Art: Yusuke Murata creates masterpieces of artwork with every chapter. No one can claim that the art in One Punch Man is not a strong suit. I have never seen a manga artist convey action the way that this mangaka does.
Enjoyment: This series has been a consistently
enjoyable part of my life since I picked it up 3 years ago. The artist makes the experience extra special by interacting with the community through his Twitter and regular live streams. Would recommend this to anybody regardless of age and preferences. Hype levels: Off the charts.
i came across this manga 3 years ago when it just started releasing and read the summary and thought this would be very stupid i mean a story about a guy who ends every fight in one punch how could it be good i was totally wrong.This has become one of my favorite manga to read you are really messing out on something good if your not reading this.The story is simple and straight forward and for me isn't really what makes this manga great,its the characters.The main character saitama has become one of my favorite characters because of how he acts.Because he has become
so powerful he has lost the adrenaline you get when you fight someone and now it just bores him.This manga is a parody of the typical shounen manga where you have to train to beat the bad guy saitama is already at end of series,he is already at his strongest and how he got so powerful is hilarious.What also makes this manga so good is the artwork.The artwork is godlike one of if not the best i have seen in manga and i have seen some very good artwork throughout reading manga such as berserk or vagabond.And this manga has countless hilarious moments.And the reread value is extremely high i have read this manga over 3 times and i was hooked everytime.
One-Punch Man is just like what the title sounds - A main character who can literally one punch kill everything. Now , what's the fun about an overpowered BALD main character who can defeat gargantuan monsters and meteorites in just a punch ? Everything. One-Punch Man is a series that deviates from the general shounen rule of : New enemy comes out and destroys the main character , leading the main character to train and power up and repeat. This makes it utterly fresh to the eyes and this is not a manga to be taken seriously because of it and the sheer idiocy of
this made the enjoyment so much better than its peers.
Story : 5/10
The story is pretty linear. One-Punch Man basically revolves around a boy named Saitama who defends cities after cities from evil overbearing monsters aiming for world domination and the sorts. He literally one punches everything and everything would be solved , but this was the problem. He was too overpowered that he had already lost the motivation to fight any more because everything just ends in one punch. But that was not the case forever since the readers are shown his past where he was not yet BALD and looked like an eggplant head , showing that he was actually weak even before the series started and had trained for years just to achieve his power today.
But even so , after defending so many cities , he remained unknown as a hero and a fellow hero , upon seeing his retarded power begged to be his disciple and both of them took on the tests to become official heroes. The storyline is basically like that , sweet and simple with Saitama trying to achieve his well-deserved S-ranked Hero class. There are hardly any plot twists or any sub plots other than this simple storyline which made the storyline suffer just a little bit.
Art : 7/10
One glance at Saitama and you would be wondering , ' What the hell am I watching ? '. It's simply because Saitama is a character that looked as though an elementary school kid could draw easily because of his simple design that could even put One Piece's characters to shame. However, the author had shown that he had purposefully did that to Saitama's character design and it's evident that he could draw masterful pieces of art if you'd compare the other characters , especially the bosses of each arc. The amount of details spent on each bosses are exceptional as they looked as though they were ripped out from Gantz , which is renowned for its high quality drawings that looked realistic compared to its peers.
Character : 4/10
Each character are given a set of personalities but this is really where the series is lacking. Although there are several characters introduced throughout the series , one could not help but think that these characters were merely introduced just so that they can hype up the arc's boss - in other words , flaunting of it's power before Saitama one punches it like usual. So far of most characters that had been introduced , most of them fall under this category sadly to say and Saitama's disciple , Genos , which is arguably the series' second main character is not spared from this.
However with that said, not all characters are just fodder-type material as although Genos fall under the category as stated above , he was given ample character development and serve well as the secondary character because Saitama is usually absent until he decides to show up just to deliver the final blow and the humour of Genos taking the credit because of the civilians watching their fight is overused , yet it's still funny to see Saitama being irked and pissed about it.
Enjoyment : 9/10
This is where the series truly shines because it's original and gives the readers a break from the usual shounen power ups as stated in the introductory paragraph. The story is predictable and yes , Saitama would just one hit everything but it's extremely enjoyable to see him being distressed about his own power. And the back story given of why Saitama lost all of his hair and became a bald eggplant was hilarious and his superbly simple design would probably paint a smile on one's face. The series is clichéd beyond hope but for some reason , the readers are able to enjoy it and it's something that cannot be described through words but rather only could be explained by reading it.
Overall : 7/10
I originally wanted to give this series a 6 out of 10 but I simply had to add one point because of the sheer enjoyment I had through reading it. I would definitely recommend this series to people who are tired of seeing convenient power ups from other popular shounen series because the concept of an overpowered main protagonist that is distressed because of his own power is fresh.
Originally written by ONE and published on his website, OPM is now fabulously drawn and adapted by Murata Yuusuke. This noticeably remained a web manga, allowing the artist more liberties.
This manga is outstanding thanks to its main character, Saitama, an average looking guy whose hobby is to be a superhero. OPM is a brilliant comedy that uses well known tropes to its advantage, surprising and amusing its readers easily.
The plot isn't the strength of this series, but that is not what is expected of a fighting manga. However it does play with its characters expertly, knowing how to make best use
of them. Great storytelling in this manga looks like child's play and it is hilarious most of the time.
If you haven't seen Murata's work in Eyeshield 21, let me tell you, this is a treat to the eyes. His work is detailed and distinctive. He also included animation frames he drew for some fighting sequences that the upcoming animation team will have a hard time surpassing.
Cornerstones of this manga, the characters are mostly hilarious parodies of the action genre. The whole fun of this is how the main character contrasts with the rest of them. While being a totally average looking nobody, his personnality and position in this whole mess makes him stand out, for our greatest enjoyment.
The only regret we can have is the obvious lack of female characters (2 so far and they are sisters).
A refreshing manga full of good ideas and characters, something that will stand out and surprise you if you read too much of the same typical shounen stories.
One Punch Man is a really fun manga to read. Like it's so fun to read that the filler is fun to read. And what's interesting about this manga is how it achieves this quality, in that the story isn't anything special. It's a shounen through and through, an action fighting manga. It encompasses an endless amount of tropes, and OPM would only be an average shounen if it wasn't for its characters.
The star studded cast of OPM just elevates the manga into something more than just another shounen, it feels special and different. That stems from our main character, Saitama. He is outstandingly written,
and the way in which he is placed in the story amongst the rest of the characters that allow him to work the way he does. On the subject of all the other characters; ONE (the author) does this thing where they all belong to a certain trope of the shounen genre. And then, he uses Saitama, as a subversion to explore these characters and their motivations in such a way that it leads to some of the funniest comedy and most engaging scenes / arcs / characters I've ever read.
On the other hand, the art of One Punch Man doesn't push to envelope, but it is outstanding and breathtaking. Yusuke Murata is just able to reach a level of detail and linework / inking perfection that makes me wish all shounens were drawn by him. Everything just possesses of intricacy and no aspect of the picture is compromised even during the most taxing and spectacularly grand scenes of action. The engaging nature of OPM wouldn't be possible without this art, and that is reflected in the original Onepunch man webcomic by ONE. It's the same story and characters, but its the art that elevates OPM above it by a mile.
OPM has the ability to be a thrilling page turner, but it really isn't for everyone because at it's core, it is still a shounen. I enjoyed it, and I'm not exactly of fan of this genre of manga, nor a big fan of action and fighting. I find this manga really enjoyable to read, and I've quite my share of it .It's the type of manga that can become a classic, and I really hope it reaches the audience it deserves.