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TV Anime Adaptation of 'One Punch-Man' Green-Lit [Update 3/20]

by Snow
Mar 7, 2015 3:01 AM | 252 Comments
A scan of the latest issue of Weekly Young Jump magazine, officially releasing Thursday March 12, revealed that One and Yusuke Murata's manga One Punch-Man will get a TV anime adaptation. A promotional video, which will be presented at Bandai Visual's booth at the Anime Japan 2015 event on March 21-22, will announce the cast and staff members for the TV series. According to One, Yusuke Murata is also participating in the anime production.

One began serializing the webcomic One Punch-Man on his own website in 2009. Yusuke Murata collaborated with One to remake the webcomic into a manga series in 2012 which is serialized in the online version of Weekly Young Jump.

The manga follows Saitama, an average-looking fellow with a bald head and lifeless expressions, who is actually a superhero and bored of battling weak opponents. He embarks on a journey to find a worthy opponent that can withstand his one-punch fighting technique.

Source: Scan via ANN

One Punch Man on MAL


Update March 20
A scan revealed the main cast, staff members, and studio for One Punch Man. The TV series will air in October 2015.

Cast
Saitama: Makoto Furukawa (Golden Time)
Genos: Kaito Ishikawa (Suisei no Gargantia)

Staff
Director: Shingo Natsume (Space☆Dandy)
Studio: Madhouse (Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu)
Script: Tomohiro Suzuki
Character design: Chikashi Kubota (Shinsekai yori)

Source: Scan via ANN

20 of 252 Comments Recent Comments

SindereXYZ said:
Funniest Manga I have read, great art, lets hope the Anime does it justice!

It's Madhouse + manga so it's bound to be decent and not a mess like something like tokyo ghoul.

Apr 23, 2015 1:46 AM by EvenJellyOn

Funniest Manga I have read, great art, lets hope the Anime does it justice!
(I would of commented 1-2 months ago, but meh)

Apr 21, 2015 3:58 PM by Emidyme

Furukawa Makoto. I've always thought highly of him, and now really is his chance to shine even brighter. I wonder how he'll sound when he does a serious Saitama line.

And we have a nice staff here. We need not worry about the anime, as animation.

Apr 17, 2015 8:51 AM by zenith_kim94

Unyilkdr said:
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PV BRO

DAT MUSIC THO

i like how it was entirely stills

Apr 17, 2015 12:55 AM by Mayuka

Unyilkdr said:


PV BRO

*squeals like little girl*

Apr 16, 2015 7:26 AM by Swiftflash



PV BRO

Apr 3, 2015 10:16 PM by Kuma

YEEEESSSS!!! Oh man I cannot wait!! This has just become a close second to my most anticipated anime of this year!! (number one is of course the new DBZ Fukkatsu no F movie!)

ONE PUNCH MAAAAANNNN!

Apr 3, 2015 3:21 AM by RyoHazuki224

Nidhoeggr said:
After being stuck in an abyssmal slump with shitty LN and manga adaptions like NGNL, Mahou Sensou, Mahouka, PornoKano, BTOOOOM and Co, Madhouse slowly returns to form.
Ore Monogatari has all the makings of a typical great madhouse Shoujo/Josei work, Parasyte was an adequate adaption of a manga classic and Onepunch Man is looking good as well so far. Now we just need new Ippo and Chihayafuru seasons and a release of Satoshi Kon's Dream Machine.

And a third season of Kaiji.

Mar 24, 2015 12:18 PM by PokeBaal

EasyGo-er said:
P3B1G5 said:
No doubt a top 50 in the making if it's Madhouse.

Madhouse hate in Japan

I think that's a bit leap of logic.

Just because they don't have great disc sales, doesn't mean Japanese anime fans hate them. It just seems since their financial problems, they aren't as loved as they used to be.

Old Madhouse used to do good.

From what I read, some fans have issues with their adaptations.

Mar 24, 2015 9:02 AM by tsudecimo

P3B1G5 said:
No doubt a top 50 in the making if it's Madhouse.

I just hope the sales won't suffer because of the Madhouse hate in Japan. This needs a sequel since it's likely to be 1-cour only.

Mar 24, 2015 8:59 AM by EasyGo-er

Heroman 2 confirmed...

Mar 24, 2015 8:36 AM by amateur

Tbh, I was a bit disappointing knowing that Madhouse was the Studio, instead of Sunrise.

Sunrise seems like a better choice.

Welp, might be unlikely, but I hope the anime doesn't flop now..

Mar 24, 2015 8:33 AM by tsudecimo

All aboard

Mar 23, 2015 4:38 PM by Impala

Just saw this
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1115425871817058&id=488339947858990&ref=notif&notif_t=notify_me

Was surprised to see it really was MADHOUSE, but I guess I was too late. I can't make the News Team (lol).

Mar 23, 2015 5:34 AM by zetsu_shoren

After being stuck in an abyssmal slump with shitty LN and manga adaptions like NGNL, Mahou Sensou, Mahouka, PornoKano, BTOOOOM and Co, Madhouse slowly returns to form.
Ore Monogatari has all the makings of a typical great madhouse Shoujo/Josei work, Parasyte was an adequate adaption of a manga classic and Onepunch Man is looking good as well so far. Now we just need new Ippo and Chihayafuru seasons and a release of Satoshi Kon's Dream Machine.

Mar 23, 2015 3:26 AM by Nidhoeggr

Madhouse yay

Mar 22, 2015 11:41 PM by JetFury

Madhouse got a pretty good track record when it comes to manga adaptation (just-NO-fu**n-light-novel)

Mar 22, 2015 8:30 PM by LLawlied

No doubt a top 50 in the making if it's Madhouse.

Mar 22, 2015 12:56 PM by P3B1G5

Oooh ya, and now i would be so happy if they make ova, not the regular tv show

Mar 22, 2015 9:59 AM by MaciejuSt

Madhouse :o

Well, their anime lineup is pretty stacked this year. Would be kinda surprising if they announce to work on another series.

Mar 21, 2015 11:12 AM by Stark700

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