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One Punch-Man (ONE)  
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Description
Follows the life of a hero who manages to win all battles with only one punch. This ability seems to frustrate him as he no longer feels the thrill and adrenaline of fighting a tough battle, which leads to him questioning his past desire to be strong.


Type
Manga

Related Series
One Punch-Man (Alternate Story)

Associated Names
One Punch Man (ONE)
One-Punch Man (ONE)
Onepunch-Man (ONE)

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Latest Release(s)
c.133 by r/OnePunchMan 5 days ago
c.132 by r/OnePunchMan 3 months ago
c.130-131 by r/OnePunchMan 3 months ago
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Status
in Country of Origin
133 Chapters (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1

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Average: 8.9 / 10.0 (411 votes)
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Onepunch Man Storyboards.  
by likalaruku1
December 5th, 2020, 1:56pm
Rating: N/A
This series feels like it takes place in the exact same universe as Tiger & Bunny. Both are set around a world where super heroes are celebrities & their careers are a popularity contest. The biggest differences, aside from Tiger & Bunny not being a comedy, is that T&B focuses heavily on sponsorship & television, while Onepunch Man spends a great deal of time mocking the hubris of the heroes & monsters, & the entitlement & blind optimism of the citizens in a world where the only character with two brain cells to rub together is a 10 year old child.

I'm nearly convinced that One speed-draws this way intentionally to give it the look of a child-drawn comic for comedic value, but sometimes he uses enough detail that exposes that he's far more capable at art than he lets on, & his art improves over time, just nowhere near Yuusuke Murata's level.

This webcomic collection serves as a storyboard for Murata to work off of in the manga, as well as provide fans with years of spoilers of things to come.

It's not exactly scene-for-scene, as One may change, add, & drop things from this book for the remake.

With the sorry state Marvel & DC have been in for the past 5 years, I think it's safe to say that Japan is the future of super hero comics.

... Last updated on December 10th, 2020, 6:54am
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Glad to see new chapters  
by DR MUHAMMAD
December 3rd, 2020, 2:10pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
Just need to get used to the art style. Its golden.
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Brilliant  
by wansmor
September 5th, 2016, 4:47pm
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
This is like a surprise pick for me, I already heard that it's good (I mean the remake) but never really want to take it. After reading the remake, I feel hungry for more and I got here.

OK, first of all, if you want to start this because you're getting tired waiting for the remake, then go ahead. The remakes was still faithful to ONE's original up to certain point. By the time I write this though, the remake has been having slight diversion here and there, although not in it's major plot.

This original by ONE is a brilliant shonen style manga with a (very) overpowered main character. This was what make me hesitate to read it at first. But ONE develop his story in a way that his overpowerness doesn't make the story boring. He exploited so much aspect around it and built not just a good story but also good comedy. The only downside is the art. But I don't really mind that because the story is worth bearing the pain getting through his art lol.
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Better than redrawn version  
by Gekkoh
August 4th, 2016, 4:48pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
I really love ONE's style and technique. It's far better than the redrawn version. I can understand that majority prefer redrawn version but it lost a lof of charm and uniqueness of the original manga. Unfortunately the author almost has stopped issuing new chapters.
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Awesome  
by Pebble_
January 6th, 2016, 3:11pm
Rating: N/A
Ok, the art is generally not as good as the redrawn manga, but as I couldn't wait to know the continuation of the story I started reading this one and it still works! You're still very much immersed in the story, which is still just as awesome and hilarious, with the best protagonist EVER.
Actually, I'm more fond of the way women are drawn here than in the redrawn version. I find them wayyy too sexualized is the redrawn version and so less badass and likable. Here, Typhoon and ESPECIALLY Fubuki are perfect. I'm a bit annoyed at the redrawn version of Fubuki now, they made her look so much weaker! It's really a waste.
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Great story of an Average Guy who serves as an Average Hero ~!  
by MinatoAce
May 21st, 2015, 3:32pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
Okay...as other people saying, ONE-sensei don't have much skill in his Art...
But, he certainly have good Art sense and his art is really clean...everything is understandable!
And though his art skill is not good enough, I can say just by looking that, he gave it his all!

Now about the story...It's really good and anyone can enjoy it...It's about daily life of an epic invincible hero Caped Baldy...amm...I mean Saitama! He is an Average Guy who serves as an Average Hero!...an half-assed setting right ?...but, that what make it Far Moe Exciting To Read ~!

... Last updated on May 21st, 2015, 3:35pm
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The Art Is Technically Horrible But I Swear It Works  
by IHavoc
December 11th, 2013, 8:59pm
Rating: N/A
ONE's stories are primarily constituted by ninjas, psychics, demons, monsters crossed with household object, giant animals, superheroes with absolutely absurd abilities. It all smacks of something a deranged teenager scribbles in his notebook and the art reflects that.

Yet the characters and villains are the stupidest things you'll ever find legitimately entertaining, the tone is mixed up enough to keep both the stories and the gags fresh, and the amount of depth put into to his worlds and scenarios as well as the skill behind his paneling and general composition are surprisingly impressive.

The art style looks silly, but in a way that often works with the gags, and when he actually puts the effort in he draws some pretty badass stuff, like the "God" image and stuff from the Garou arc. I love it. I like it about as much as Murata's art but I'm a bit weird.

This dude gets that your art doesn't have to be great for it to complement your story, and that your premises and concepts don't have to be "serious" for your story to be legitimately interesting. This applies to basically all his works, so I might as well call this a general review. All of these stories are about super powerful "normal" people.


OPM:
One person is powerful but has a "normal" personality. He appears ordinary, so no one cares despite his living an relatively extraordinary life.

Off the bat there is a focus on a theme of subverting expectations and the story just runs with it. Sometimes it's predictable, a la the One Punch. Other times it's a character or development being significantly different in nature and relevancy than you would expect. Punchlines and twists are both frequent and both fairly well executed. It starts out slower, though not as slow as the next mentioned, but becomes fairly rapid fire in comedy in plot as it progresses.

MnO:
Nearly everyone is powerful while having "normal" personalities. They appear extraordinary, but no one cares because they all live relatively ordinary lives.

This one takes a while to build up, because it starts out mostly mundane with a little weirdness, before it starts to jump wildly between the two and mash them together in more entertaining ways.

MP100:
One person is powerful but has a "normal" personality. He appears extraordinary, so everyone cares but he wants to live an ordinary life.

In the first few chapters that have been (and are currently being) translated, it's really starting to flesh out a cast of characters in a unique way, which usually happens later in ONE works. Promising. It's also his main work, so it updates regularly.

... Last updated on December 11th, 2013, 10:37pm
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Horrible Art...  
by JapanRocks
December 4th, 2013, 4:20pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
But a complete master piece. I'm a bit shallow with my manga and would read a 'meh' story if the art is beautiful. However I'll look at the crappiest art if the story is good and THIS IS GOOD!! It's not the most awe inspiring story in the world but it's damn original and damn entertaining. I think that if people are prepared for the horrible art, then they can eventually get used to it like I did.

However I must warn that right now the original is at chapter 92 and has been that way for a while now. And it's ended at a hair pulling cliff hanger. Right now, neither versions are recommended fully because of the update speed.
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The Story is King  
by Fantasier
September 30th, 2013, 7:19am
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
I'm certain I'm not the only one here that prefers this ONE's version to MURATA's version; also because its story is, unlike the art-improved version's, suitably fast; but mainly because of my focus on the stories of manga's. I'm not saying the other version is crap though, that one is also well created. Just that the art is not much relevant when it comes to Onepunch-man!

ONE's Onepunch-man makes me want to shout out 'Holy Crap, Dis Power Of Story Telling!'. It is hilarious and engaging; at times it also shows the power of creativity and imagination. ONE did a supreme job on thinking about where the story should go and making the idea of 'what it would be like for one to be that invincible' enjoyable. It also proves that an invincible protagonist doesn't have to always make the story boring after all. The characters are well made, likely with thoughts of what they are like, and would do.

If you're the one like me, caring more about the well told, appropriately fast story than the great art. This series in this version is definitely the manga for you.
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Great Shounen!!  
by Hector234
September 19th, 2013, 12:04pm
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
The perfect example of how a manga even with crappy art can have a great story...
Though I can't give a 10 because that deserves good art or at least acceptable... haha
But thankfully there's Onepunch-man with great art too now available but because of that it takes too long to get released...
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