One Punch Man, or Wanpanman, is an ongoing Japanese parody web comic and manga series, created by an author who goes by the pseudonym One. The wanpan in Wanpanman is a short form of wanpanchi, meaning “one punch”.
The series began airing in July 2009 and quickly garnered millions of followers. The viral web comic surpassed 7.9 million hits by June 2012 and to date has ranked up over ten million total views with some 20 thousand hits per day on average.
One Punch Man Episode List
- Episode 1
- Episode 2
- Episode 3
- Episode 4
- Episode 5
- Episode 6
- Episode 7
- Episode 8
- Episode 9
- Episode 10
- Episode 11
- Episode 12
Short Plot of One Punch Man
One-Punch Man is centred on the adventures of Saitama, a superhero of many amazing special powers, who has grown weary by the absence of challenge and accomplishment in his fight against the dark side and sets off to seek out a worthy opponent.
The comic is set on an Earth-like extraterrestrial world, where various scary monsters have been unexpectedly popping up and wreaking havoc. The world’s superheroes, including Saitama, the main protagonist of the series, have risen to give the local super villains a helping hand in combatting and destroying them.
However, the lack of challenges to put his immeasurable strength to soon wears him down, and Saitama sets off in search of mightier opponents who can present a challenge to him.
In his adventures, he encounters various other villains and heroes, and even acquires a disciple in a cyborg named Genos. In time, he joins the Hero Association to gain the respect of his peers, but in spite of defeating scores of mighty monsters that even the Heroes Association’s most senior members have been unable to, Saitama struggles to gain their respect. Rather, he meets with scorn, ridicule, and even accusations of fakery for his decidedly non-superhero – like appearance. Only a select few individuals throughout the series recognize his talent, humility, and dedication towards saving and protecting others.
Main Character Saitama in a Nutshell
The series One Punch Man boasts hundreds of villains and heroes of various ranks. The web comic’s main protagonist is Saitama (hero name: Caped Baldy). Following years of arduous preparation to become a superhero, he faces an unbearable crisis of perpetual boredom at the beginning of the series as nothing poses him a steep enough challenge.
Spurred on by this frustration, Saitama joins the Hero Association as an A-Class hero (the Association is elaborately divided into many ranks and sub-ranks). He genuinely attributes his amazing physical powers to his regimen, which other characters balk at. Saitama is given the challenge of defending Z-City (where he hails from) from Mysterious Beings, and easily succeeds.
Saitama is the strongest one alive amongst the superheroes. He hails from the mythical metropolis of City Z, and possesses enough strength to easily overpower and destroy the monsters or villains with a single punch, which earns him his nickname of OnePunchMan.
Saitama doesn’t seek public any recognition or acclaim amongst his peers, but claims that his only motivation in joining the Association was to have fun. He has a shy, modest demeanour, and strong sense of right and wrong. He often puts himself in jeopardy in order to to save the reputations of others. This earns him the friendship of many heroes in the Association.
He is an ordinary looking man of average height and weight and no hair. He claims that he had lost all of it suddenly during and because of the rigours of his training. Saitama also asserts that he has lost the capacity for emotion parallel to this. His attire consists of a plain yellow jumpsuit with a short zip at the top, and a black belt with a golden buckle. His costume is completed by red boots and gloves, and a red or white cape.