In their latest preview stream, Good Smile Company announced plans to release a Nendoroid superdeformed figure of One-Punch Man's popular cyborg S-Class hero Genos. He follows the Saitama that they have planned for April 2016. More after the jump.
Every week, going into the new episode of One-Punch Man, the series' Twitter account posts a look at the latest storyboard cover. This week, for episode eight, "The Deep Sea King," series opening animator Minami Yoshida illustrated a very special cover. Get a look after the jump.
It's time for some more, awesome English covers of anime themes. First, Tsuko G. has offered an outstanding take on One Punch Man theme "The Hero," originally composed and performed by JAM Project. Check it out after the jump.
One-Punch Man is turning into a bonafide international success. In Japan this week, all nine volumes of the manga are on media tracker Oricon's top 50 list with close to a million units sold since the anime launched. The North American release of volume 3 debuted on the New York Times manga best seller list at #1. What's really pleased artist Yusuke Murata is seeing the series on Amazon's best of 2015 list.
On the eve of North America's anime boom, when fans knew about it from Sci-Fi channel broadcasts and Blockbuster, Yoshiaki Kawajiri loomed large on the landscape as the mastermind of classic, violent anime like Ninja Scroll, Wicked City and Demon City Shinjuku. On November 18th, the Madhouse veteran who helped shaped international perceptions of anime in the 90s turned 65 years old.
One-Punch Man manga artist Yusuke Murata is on a fighting game kick again. His Street Fighter homages continued with another gag, and he's followed that with a King of Fighters sequence starring the ever bishonen rival in a situation with a lot of OPM style humor. Check it out after the jump.
The official Twitter feed of the One-Punch Man anime is offering prizes as a part of a special Twitter campaign in which Japanese fans are challenged to post pictures of themselves reacting to a punch from Saitama, the protagonist of the series who is capable of annihilating any monster or villain with just one punch. Hit the jump to learn more.