One-Punch Man Manga’s Web Version Receives First New Chapter in 2 Years, Exciting Fans
In a highly anticipated comeback, manga creator ONE has graced fans with the release of the 142nd chapter of the original One-Punch Man web manga. The wait of nearly two years since the previous chapter has finally come to an end, reigniting the excitement among devoted readers.
This is not the first time the One-Punch Man web manga has taken a hiatus, as a similar break occurred between the 109th and 110th chapters, leaving fans eagerly waiting for the next installment. The series, launched in 2012 by Yūsuke Murata and ONE, has garnered immense popularity and has become a renowned remake of the original web manga.
Shueisha, the publisher behind the series, recently released the manga’s 27th compiled book volume, with the 28th volume scheduled for release on June 2. Viz Media has been bringing the series to a wider audience, digitally publishing it in their Weekly Shonen Jump manga anthology and also in print.
For those unfamiliar with the story, One-Punch Man follows the life of Saitama, a hero who effortlessly defeats any villain with a single punch. The manga delves into his search for a worthy opponent and brings forth themes of purpose and boredom in a world of superpowers.
The success of the manga led to the creation of an anime adaptation. The first season aired from October to December 2015, gaining popularity both in Japan and internationally. Viz Media and Daisuki streamed the series outside of Japan, while Adult Swim’s Toonami block premiered the English dub in July 2016. The second season debuted in 2019, with Viz Media securing the licensing rights for North America, Latin America, and Oceania.
Excitingly, a third season of the anime is on the horizon, promising more thrilling adventures for fans to enjoy.
In an exciting development, Sony Pictures announced plans to bring One-Punch Man to the big screen in a live-action film adaptation directed by Justin Lin, according to entertainment industry news website Deadline. This news further solidifies the widespread appeal and enduring popularity of the franchise.
As fans eagerly dive into the latest chapter of One-Punch Man, the manga continues to captivate readers with its unique blend of action, humor, and thought-provoking storytelling. Stay tuned for more updates on this epic journey and the upcoming anime season that promises to deliver even more excitement.