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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 of being strong.
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The Art Is Technically Horrible But I Swear It Works
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
Caped Baldy FTW...
This is the Original Webcomic (ONE), Murata sensei was highly impressed with the concept of the plot and asked author's permission to Re-draw it ...thus 2 Different Version you can find it on web
Like the Title Suggest "One Punch man" and it literally means that, it shows how his Heroic attributes affects his day to day life and how He tries to cope up with it
The supporting cast especially the "King" is hilarious, love his Mr.Satan-esque traits and overall all the heroes are fun and have their own unique personality
Surprisingly for a gag manga it has build up alot of mystery in order to keep the readers intrigued eg: Who is blast ? who destroyed Genos village ? etc etc
The author "ONE" is a genius and a wonderful story-teller....i hope one day all his other webcomics gets translated like OPM coz irrespective of his Amateur Art the Story is sure to Draw you in...
... Last updated on August 28th, 2013, 12:06pm
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.
The Story is King
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.
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...
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.
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.
Great story of an Average Guy who serves as an Average Hero ~!
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
Better than redrawn version
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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