Bandai Visual began streaming the first promotional video for the upcoming anime adaptation of ONE and Yuusuke Murata’s One Punch-Man manga on Sunday. The promotional video was previewed at the AnimeJapan 2015 event last weekend. One Punch-Man will debut this October.
- Makoto Furukawa (Banri Tada from Golden Time) as Saitama
- Kaito Ishikawa (Ledo from Suisei no Gargantia) as Genos
- Director: Shingo Natsume (Space☆Dandy)
- Studio: Madhouse (Hunter x Hunter, Parasyte)
- Script: Tomohiro Suzuki
- Character design: Chikashi Kubota (Robotics;Notes, Shinsekai yori)
Here is the first visual for the anime:
The anime itself was announced in this week’s issue of Shueisha’s Young Jump magazine. Murata stated that the news brought him extremely happy and wanted to post on Twitter, but was unable to and withheld any additional comments. ONE mentioned that he was attending meetings about the anime’s production.
A promotional video has been released last month promoting the manga:
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!
The One Punch-Man anime has been reported to be airing from October during the Fall/Autumn 2015 anime season. Further information will be revealed at the series panel during AnimeJapan on March 21st and the 22nd, where the staff, cast and first PV will be unveiled.