One-Punch Man

Vol: 22+; Ch: 135+
2012 - ?
4.619 out of 5 from 9,737 votes
Rank #15
One-Punch Man

In a city plagued with thugs, mutants, and supervillains, Saitama decides to become a superhero for fun. He envisions an exciting life where he is constantly challenged with tough opponents, but after three years of intense training, he's become so strong that he defeats every enemy with one punch! His dream of engaging challenging foes has gone up in smoke, and his overpowered life is filled with overpowering boredom. Then a cyborg named Genos learns about Saitama's amazing ability and begs him to make him his disciple. Saitama isn't interested in taking on an apprentice, but Genos isn't giving up. Can he convince the disillusioned hero to teach him the secret of his strength? And will Saitama ever find a worthy adversary to battle?

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chocokaylarobin
9.5

Story: One Punch Man is probably one of the most hilarious, Action-Packed and amazing manga's I've read in a LONG time. It's so entertaining and different. Usually when a story starts it's more built up to where the protagonist is becoming stronger but with One Punch Man it gives this sense of what if the Protagoist is already over powered and with that you would think it would be a boring plot but it's not! :D It's actually a really interesting story of "What can you do if your too over-powered?" Characters:(Some Spoilers) Most of the characters are very dependent one Power or rankings within the Super hero organization they have but with Saitama's character even though people may see him as "Weak" because of his apperence he is actually one of the most truest heros in that universe. Some hero's would only do it for rankings but Saitama never really cared about all that much he focuses on saving his town more than "If i'm Rank One in the Top Class I'll get lots of money and respect." He soon meet's people along the way and they realize that he is infact very stong and shows what it really is like to be a hero. Art: ..... I really need to say it.. Yusuke Murata Is one of the BEST manga artist of all time! The Original Art is a different story though But I DEFINATLY recommend you read the Original Webcomic too :D Overall: I think many people will enjoy it especally with the new anime coming out give it a shot and read both the Webcomic and Remake you'll love both. ^^ Sometimes the Remake does go a different path then the Original by ONE does so it's good to read both!

charlesfinney
2

This manga is poorly written and I can't understand why anyone would give it a high rating. If you write a story, you can't just say "Saitama fought in a tournament. siatama won the tournament, the end". You have to draw it out, create suspense and tension. However, the way this is done in one punch man is just dropping the storyline completely and switching to another in a way that doesn't make much sense and leaves the reader wondering what's going on. The writer will just abandon the story and focus on something completely unrelated, and then he'll abandon that and write about something else. He changes from the main story to side stories at the flip of a switch. It's like he's severely afflicted with ADHD and can't complete a train of thought. I think the anime is better because the story has been fleshed out and editted a little better.  This manga is written for no other purpose than to nickle and dime the customer. A fight sequence won't lat a few cells or a couple pages, it'll drag on for 5-6 issues. And then another hero will fight for another 5-6 episodes.Before you realize it, 40-50 issues have gone by and absolutely nothing has happenned aside from a million cells depicting an action sequence. It's like the writer is engaged in a battle of attrition with the reader, seeing how long the reader will commit to reading utterly boring manga with no plot and stupid fights dragging on. I'd rather everyone in a fight sequence would die insatead of having 6to trudsge through another 8 episodes of some stupid fight between side characters that I could care less about. The manga has an interesting premise and has some relatable characters but overall the execution is a chaotic money grab. The writer doesn't want to actually write a story, he just wants to pump out one issue after another of loosely connected images and no plot. I'm at issue 100 and I'll be honest, I've learned to hate this godawful manga. it's horrible.

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