One-Punch Man volume 4 will feature episodes seven and eight, commentary on the latter by Makoto Furukawa's Saitama, Yūki Kaji's Sonic and Masaya Onosaka's Pri-Pri-Prisoner, mini-audio drama with Furukawa and Handsomely Masked Sweet Mask's Mamoru Miyano, Miyano on character song "Beautiful Hero" and OVA 4 "Bang, Who is Too Overbearing," written by series creator ONE. A preview of the OVA has now been posted.
With the anime One-Punch Man's second volume out January 29th, it's time to look ahead to February 24th's volume three, which features episodes 5 and 6, commentary for the latter by Saitama's Makoto Furukawa, Genos' Kaito Ishikawa, and Sonic's Yūki Kaji, CD featuring the three in an audio drama and Yūki Kaji singing an Ondo, plus a new OAD. The latest bit of hype is a clip of the OVA.
One-Punch Man character designer/chief animation director Chikashi Kubota has announced that the series staff art book One-Punch Man: Animation Heroes will soon be offered by Alice Books, a Japanese seller that offers international shipping. The 56-page book of tribute art and commentary from the series production staff was previously offered at December's Comiket 89. More after the jump.
Namco's Namco Chara Pop Shops, which rotate through popular series, presenting special merchandise and mini-attractions, will be featuring One-Punch Man next, with the super-hero anime hitting Tokyo's Shibuya Parco, Osaka's Nihonbashi and Nagoya locations January 29th. Original goods include Hero Association business card cases (1,700yen), arcrylic charms (540 yen), and sunglasses (1,500yen). Get a look after the jump.
Capcom has previewed a set of four special, limited edition Street Fighter V consoles including models with logo and Ryu, Chun-Li & Laura and Necalli & Ryu HDD art, all notably including sleeve and theme by One-Punch Man illustrator Yusuke Murata. More after the jump.
Speed-o'-Sound Sonic fans take note. One-Punch Man has kicked up promotion for volume 3, shipping February 24th with episodes 5 and 6, commentary for the latter by Saitama's Makoto Furukawa, Genos' Kaito Ishikawa, and Sonic's Yūki Kaji, CD featuring the three in "Fastest, Strong Ninja Emakimono Gaiden" and Yūki Kaji singing a traditional Ondo song as Sonic, plus a "The Ninja Who is Too Complicated" OAD.
One-Punch Man's anime is in home video promotion mode these days, and the latest enticement is a look at some of the store-exclusive bonus items offered for buying the series. Some of these are familiar standards, such as chibi character art sleeves and binders. Others are a lot more One-Punch Man specified. Check them out after the jump.
While the JAM Project opening was released October 21st and the ending was released November 18th, the One-Punch Man OST arrives January 13th. Lantis has posted a preview running down the tracks. Check it out after the jump.
Times change. It's no longer Goku throwing down with AmeComi's heroes in fan art. Now, handing down the hurt on the Justice League and Avengers, it's Saitama and a great example of that Korean game concept artist Lee Woo-chul's take on One-Punch Man versus Marvel's Captain America and Iron Man and DC's Superman and Batman. Get a look after the jump.