One Punch-Man Anime & Manga Comparisons

The TV anime adaptation of ONE and Yuusuke Murata’s One Punch-Man manga has recently ended with much fanfare and an amazing reception. While the anime itself is great, it couldn’t be so without an amazing source. The anime itself has heralded as one of the best, being very faithful to the manga. So, lets take a look at the comparisons between the manga and anime adaptation.

With One Punch-Man there are two source versions – ONE’s original Web manga and Yuusuke Murata’s publication. The anime itself has taken more inspiration from Murata’s version, which is written by ONE. Reddit user tsumehtai has compiled some comparisons for the TV anime and the two manga versions of One Punch-Man, with the order being anime, Murata’s manga and ONE’s manga.

Spoilers for One Punch-Man Episodes 1 – 5

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4


There will be a total of 6 OVAs for the One Punch-Man anime that will be bundled with each volume, each lasting approximately 10 minutes. All the OVAs feature original stories written by ONE himself. The 6 OVAs are:

  • Shinobiyori Sugiru Kage (A Shadow That Snuck Up Too Close)
  • Hanashibeta-sugiru Deishi (The Pupil Who Is an Extremely Poor Talker)
  • Kojire-sugiru Ninja (The Ninja Who is Too Complicated)
  • Gouin-sugiru Bang (Bang, Who is Too Overbearing)
  • Iroiro Ari-sugiru Kyoudai (The Sisters Who Have Too Many Things Happening)
  • Fukanou-sugiru Satsujin Jiken (The Murder Case that is Too Impossible)

The anime’s website has revealed that the volumes will contain English subtitles alongside Japanese audio. The first volume released on December 24, and the second volume will release on January 26 with:

  • Episodes 3 and 4
  • The second OVA
  • Two episodes of the spin-off anime One-Punch Man Hamidashi Gekijou (One-Punch Man Forced Out Theater)
  • A Character Song CD
  • Commentary for episode 3

Two commercials were also released for upcoming the Blu-ray and DVD releases:

In addition to this, Saitama and Tatsumaki from the anime adaptation of ONE and Yuusuke Murata’s One Punch-Manmanga has been featured as a poster illustrated by Hiromi Taniguchi in the January 2015 issue of Animage. You can purchase issue here (get 5% off with coupon code MOE-N3Y-4YW0QK).

Fascinating Saitama and Tatsumaki Poster Revealed

One Punch-Man is an action, comedy, parody manga written by ONE and illustrated by Yuusuke Murata. The series began in 2009 as a free online web comic written by ONE, before being picked up by Shueisha and being featured in their Young Jump magazine publication in mid 2012, with Murata illustrating. To date, a total of 7 compiled volumes have been released with the 8th volume releasing on April 3rd. The series has become a phenomenon in Japan, selling over 4.5 million copies as of November last year, doubling its sales in one year.

Here is a synopsis of the series from Haruhichan:

In this new action-comedy, everything about a young man named Saitama screams “AVERAGE,” from his lifeless expression, to his bald head, to his unimpressive physique. However, this average-looking fellow doesn’t have your average problem… He’s actually a superhero that’s looking for tough opponents! The problem is, every time he finds a promising candidate he beats the snot out of them in one punch. Can Saitama finally find an evil villain strong enough to challenge him? Follow Saitama through his hilarious romps as he searches for new bad guys to challenge!

You can visit the anime’s website here:
And follow its Twitter here: @opm_anime

Source: Reddit Anime, Otaku Tale

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