Fandom

OnePunch-Man Wiki

One-Punch Man (manga)

680pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Comments6 Share
One-Punch Man
Volume 1
Statistics
Author: ONE
Illustrator: Yūsuke Murata
Original run: June 14, 2012 – ongoing
Volumes: 10 (58 Chapters)
Genre: Action, Comedy

For a chapter list by sagas and arcs, see Story Arcs.

For a chapter list by volumes, see Chapters.

One-Punch Man (ワンパンマン, Wanpanman) is a manga adaptation of a webcomic by the same name. It is illustrated by Yusuke Murata and follows the adventures of Saitama. While being almost exactly the same series in terms of content there are slight variations and the artwork is of much more professional caliber. The manga is published by Shueisha's Young Jump Next and has several volumes to its name.

HistoryEdit

A stylized digital manga remake of One-Punch Man illustrated by Yūsuke Murata began publication on Shueisha's Young Jump Web Comics website on June 14, 2012. The idea for the remake began when Murata approached One on Twitter to discuss a possible collaboration. Viz Media has licensed the remake for English serialization in its Weekly Shonen Jump digital magazine. In March 2015, it is announced that an anime adaptation has been green-lit and will air in October 2015.

PlotEdit

Nothing about Saitama passes the eyeball test when it comes to superheroes, from his lifeless expression to his bald head to his unimpressive physique. However, this average-looking guy has a not-so-average problem—he just can’t seem to find an opponent strong enough to take on!

StyleEdit

The original manga is drawn in ONE's now trademark scribbly, knowingly crude style, both poking fun at and drawing inspiration from traditional and contemporary Shonen manga visual conventions.

While Murata's version features highly detailed artwork created to professional mainstream manga standards by himself and his team of assistants, a simplified style reminiscent of ONE's is often used to portray Saitama and contrast his unconventional disposition with other characters' more serious and melodramatic characterization.

Murata and his team have undertaken animation training, and often execute action sequences in the manga as elaborate successions of double splash pages forming short flip books. These sequences are usually shortened and reworked as conventional pages or panels for the collected Tankōbon releases of the manga.

ReferencesEdit