Anime Spotlight - ONE PUNCH MAN

by Anthony Foronda,

Broadcast Begins October 2015 (JST)

Key Staff

Director: Shingo Natsume
(Space Dandy)
Character Design: Chikashi Kubota
(ROBOTICS;NOTES)
Theme Song Opening: JAM Project
(Mazinkaiser: shito! Ankoku Daishogun, Mazinkaiser Edition Z: The Impact!)

Introduction

The man who became too strong

Story

Saitama is a hero who only became a hero for fun. After three years of “special” training, though, he's become so strong that he's practically invincible. In fact, he's too strong—even his mightiest opponents are taken out with a single punch, and it turns out that being devastatingly powerful is actually kind of a bore.

With his passion for being a hero lost along with his hair, yet still faced with new enemies every day, how much longer can he keep it going?

Characters

Saitama
VA:Makoto Furukawa

A man who gained invincible power after three years of intense training. He acts as a hero for a hobby.

Genos
VA:Kaito Ishikawa

A young cyborg man. Idolizing Saitama for his strength, he becomes an apprentice.

Mumen Rider
VA:Yuichi Nakamura

A bicyclist of justice. Patrols every day using his trusty bike “Justice”.

King
VA:Hiroki Yasumoto

Rumored to be the strongest man in the land, and an S-rank hero that all the other heroes tip their hats at.

Speed-o'-Sound Sonic
VA:Yuki Kaji

Self-proclaimed “strongest ninja” that takes on any job, from assassination to bodyguard.

Handsome Kamen Amai Mask
VA: Mamoru Miyano

A handsome hero that is immensely popular. Also has jobs as television personality, actor, and singer as well as a hero..

Terrible Tornado
VA:Aoi Yuki

An ESPer that defeats Monsters with supernatural powers.

Watchdog Man
VA:Yūji Ueda

A hero that wears a dog suit. Concentrates all his actions to be within Q City.

Hellish Blizzard
VA:Saori Hayami

A hero that uses psychic powers. Leader of a faction of the B-rank heroes named “The Blizzard Bunch”.

Silverfang
VA:Kazuhiro Yamaji

Master of the Fist of Flowing Water, Crushed Rock. Usually acts like his elderly self, but fights toe-to-toe against powerful enemies with his intensively trained body.

Metal Knight
VA:Tessyo Genda

A hero that fights by controlling a robot from afar. His real name is Bofoi.

Puri-puri Prisoner
VA:Masaya Onosaka

A hero that is usually in prison. He assaults men of his type within the prison.

Atomic Samurai
VA:Kenjiro Tsuda

A hard-boiled yet humane hero that dresses up like a samurai.

Child Emperor
VA:Minami Takayama

A hero with ingenious intelligence despite being only 10 years old.

Zombieman
VA:Takahiro Sakurai

A hero with powers of immortality.

Drive Knight
VA:Yōji Ueda

A one-eyed hero shrouded in mystery.

Pig God
VA:Daisuke Namikawa

A large-framed hero that is always eating something.

Superalloy Blackluster
VA:Satoshi Hino

A hero that lets his powerful muscles shine with a black luster.

Flashy Flash
VA:Kohsuke Toriumi

A long-haired, handsome hero.

Tank-top Master
VA:Katsuyuki Konishi

A hero with superhuman strength. He has many apprentices that also wear tank-tops.

Metal Bat
VA:Wataru Hatano

A hero in a male school uniform that fights with a metal bat.

Cast

Saitama
Makoto Furukawa
Genos
Kaito Ishikawa
Speed-o'-Sound Sonic
Yuki Kaji
Terrible Tornado
Aoi Yuki
Silverfang
Kazuhiro Yamaji
Atomic Samurai
Kenjiro Tsuda
Child Emperor
Minami Takayama
King
Hiroki Yasumoto
Metal Knight
Tessyo Genda
Zombieman
Takahiro Sakurai
Drive Knight
Yōji Ueda
Pig God
Daisuke Namikawa
Superalloy Blackluster
Satoshi Hino
Watchdog Man
Yūji Ueda
Flashy Flash
Kohsuke Toriumi
Tank-top Master
Katsuyuki Konishi
Metal Bat
Wataru Hatano
Puri-puri Prisoner
Masaya Onosaka
Handsome Kamen Amai Mask
Mamoru Miyano
Hellish Blizzard
Saori Hayami
Mumen Rider
Yuichi Nakamura

Staff

Original story
"ONE, Yusuke Murata From ""One Punch Man"" (serialized in ""Tonarino Young Jump"" published by SHUEISHA)"
Director
Shingo Natsume
Series Composition
Tomohiro Suzuki
Character Design / General Animation Director
Chikashi Kubota
Art Director
Shigemi Ikeda
Color Design
Satoshi Hashimoto
Composite Director
Akane Fushihara
Editing
Yoshiko Kimura
Sound Director
Shoji Hata
Music
Makoto Miyazaki
Animation Production
MADHOUSE

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