Thursday, 17 December 2015

One-Punch Man by ONE and Yusuke Murata

I was lucky to pick up the first two volumes of One-Punch Man by ONE and Yusuke Murata, a new manga the libraries now hold. I don’t think I’ve ever read anything quite like this before: it’s funny as hell and illustrated really well.

The protagonist, Saitama, is exceptionally strong; so strong he defeats every opponent who approaches him with a single punch (very graphically and a bit gruesomely) so he’s constantly trying to find bigger and better opponents to fight. Trouble is, he doesn’t look like a hero (and is a little sensitive about it) and forgot to sign up as one in the Heroes Association so no one knows he exists or even believes he’s a hero (he’s often mistaken for a villain).

It really is one of those books that must be seen to be believed because the humour is very visual (and a little immature, hehe) but I recommend it if seinen/shonen manga is your thing.

Catalogue links:
One-Punch Man vol. 1
One-Punch Man vol. 2

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