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One-Punch Man

 

(Japanese: ワンパンマン Hepburn: Wanpanman?) is an ongoing Japanese superhero parodywebcomic created by an author using the pseudonym One which began publication in early 2009.[4] The series quickly went viral, surpassing 7.9 million hits in June 2012.[5] The Japanese shortened name Wanpanman is a play on the long-running children’s character Anpanman,[6] wanpan being a contraction of wanpanchi (“one punch”).[7] One-Punch Man tells the story of Saitama, an extremely overpowered superhero, who has grown bored by the absence of challenge in his fight against evil and seeks to find a worthy opponent.

A digital manga remake of the series, illustrated by Yusuke Murata, began publication on Shueisha’s Young Jump Web Comics website in 2012.[4] Viz Media has licensed the remake for English serialization in its Weekly Shonen Jump digital magazine.[8]

A television anime adaptation by Madhouse aired in Japan between October and December 2015.[9][10][11] A second season is currently in the works.[12]