Follows the life of an average hero who manages to win all of his battles with just one punch! This ends up being the cause of a lot of frustration as he no longer feels the thrill and adrenaline of fighting a tough battle. Maybe all of the hard training to become strong wasn't worth it. After all what's so good about having an overwhelming power?
- Main Article: Original Webcomic
The webcomic is the original publication drawn by the artist ONE. It is also the direct source which Murata's own redrawing of OnePunch-Man faithfully follows.
The manga adaptation of OnePunch-Man 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 higher quality. The manga is published by Sheuisha's Young Jump Next and has several volumes to its name.
- Main Article: One-Punch Man Anime
The anime adaption of the manga starring Makoto Furukawa as Saitama is animated by renowned Japanese studio, Madhouse, and helmed by famed anime director, Shingo Natsume, (Space Dandy, Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos) and features character designs by Chikashi Kubota. VIZ Media will manage the master license for ONE-PUNCH MAN in North America, Latin America and Oceania, as well as stream the series in the U.S.
In November 2013, it was announced that the manga adaptation of OnePunch-Man has over 2.2 million copies in print. By May 2014, 3.4 million copies were in print. In November 2014, the manga has 4.5 million copies in circulation. In a publication of the August sale in 2015, One-Punch Man surpassed 5.8 million copies.
- The title of the series may be a parody of Anpanman, a popular superhero in Japan.
- OnePunch-Man, in many ways is a parody of superhero comics and shounen manga.
- The manga was nominated for Manga Taishō in 2014.