One-punch Man

One-punch Man

Volume 01


Book - 2017
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"Nothing about Saitama passes the eyeball test when it comes to superheroes, from his lifeless expression to his bald head to his unimpressive physique. However, this average-looking guy has a not-so-average problem-- he just can't seem to find an opponent strong enough to take on! Every time a promising villain appears, he beats the snot out 'em with one punch! Can Saitama finally find an opponent who can go toe-to-toe with him and give his life some meaning? Or is he doomed to a life of superpowered boredom?" -- Back of book.
Publisher: San Francisco, California : VIZ Media, 2017
Edition: Shonen Jump Manga edition
ISBN: 9781421585642
Branch Call Number: GN ONE 2015
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly llustrations ; 19 cm
Alternative Title: 1-punch man. Volume 01


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Villian, smillian! Saitama beats every villian! When will he find an opponent to give meaning to his life and conquer his boredom?

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Sep 02, 2018

Nothing can kill him... not even the snap in Infinity War

ArapahoeGary Mar 11, 2017

This series is a unique gem among media, not only from how it came to be, a poorly drawn web comic to now a successful anime and manga, but even it's ability to take what should be a boring premise and yet make it into a satirical character piece. It's characters are fun, it's humor is delightful, and the way in which the author presents tension or opposition despite the hero being able to defeat anyone in a single punch is fascinating.

Absolutely worth giving a look to either this manga or the anime adaption if you want something entirely unique and interesting that'll have you laughing.

Mar 01, 2017

Loved it for all the good things everyone says. I agree!

RobertELPL Feb 07, 2017

It's a superhero manga that doesn't take itself too seriously, yet has more heart to it than you would think. Great for people who don't really read a lot of manga.

IanH_KCMO Sep 29, 2016

I don't read manga at all, but the premise of this one was so goofy I couldn't resist. And sure enough, it's great goofy fun and a fantastic send up to the Superhero genre, something that is so welcome considering the endless barrage of superhero movies of late.

ArapahoeCatherine Sep 27, 2016

Funny and full of action, I think I actually preferred the anime to the manga on this one. The action sequences and jokes just played out a lot better on screen. Even so, this is still a super fun read!

A great action/comedy manga, with multiple scenes that made me laugh out loud.

Jun 17, 2016

2nd best from Attack on Titan, "strongly" recommend.

Jun 02, 2016


Dec 28, 2015

Interesting series.

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Jul 13, 2017

navy_monkey_99 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 18

RobertELPL Feb 07, 2017

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Jun 02, 2018

"My name is Saitama, I am a hero. My hobby is heroic exploits. I got too strong. And that makes me sad. I can defeat any enemy with one blow. I lost my hair. And I lost all feelings. I want to feel the rush of battle. I would like to meet an incredibly strong enemy. And I would like to defeat it with one blow. That's because I am One-Punch Man."


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