One Punch Man's TV Ads Introduce Title Hero in October Anime
posted on by Egan Loo
The website for the television anime of ONE and Yuusuke Murata's One-Punch Man manga began streaming a television commercial in 30- and 15-second lengths on Sunday. Like the third promotional video last week, the ads feature the opening theme song "The Hero!! ~Ikareru Ken ni Honō o Tsukeru~" (The Hero!! Set Fire to the Furious Fist) by the anime song group JAM Project.
In the narration, the title character One-Punch Man introduces himself and notes that his hobby is being a hero. He reports that the anime adaptation of his misadventures will premiere in October.
The website also updated with details on character goods that Bandai Visual is selling now:
Rubber mobile phone straps
Munageya shopping bag
Hero Association mug
The original manga's story revolves around the titular super hero who has trained so hard that his hair has fallen out, and who can overcome any enemy with one punch. However, because he is so strong, he has become bored and frustrated with winning all his battles so easily.
The cast includes:
A man who underwent special training for three years and gained unrivaled powers. He took up being a hero as a hobby.
Kaito Ishikawa (Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet's Ledo, Haikyu!!'s Tobio Kageyama) as Genos
A young man who is a cyborg. He admires Saitama and becomes his apprentice.
Yuuki Kaji (Attack on Titan's Eren, World Trigger's Osamu Mikumo) as Speed-o'-Sound Sonic (Onsoku no Sonic)
A self-proclaimed "strongest ninja" who takes on any jobs from assassination to being a bodyguard. He persistently continues to pursue Saitama.
Aoi Yūki (Madoka Magica's Madoka, Sword Art Online II's Yuuki) as Terrible Tornado (Senritsu no Tatsumaki)
An S-class rank 2 hero. She is an esper who brings down her enemies with supernatural attacks. Her outward appearance is that of a little girl but she is in fact an adult.
Kazuhiro Yamaji (Psycho-Pass' Jouji Saiga, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children's Cid) as Silverfang
Hiroki Yasumoto (Yowamushi Pedal's Kinjō, Fairy Tail's Elfman) as King
Takahiro Sakurai (Magi's Ja'far, Tokyo Ghoul's Uta) as Zombieman
Katsuyuki Konishi (Hetalia's America, Fairy Tail's Laxus) as Tanktop Master
Mamoru Miyano as Ikemen Kamen Amai Mask
Saori Hayami as Hellish Blizzard (Jigoku no Fubuki)
Yūichi Nakamura (Fairy Tail's Grey, Valvrave the Liberator's Raizō Yamada) as License-less Hero, the hero with the heart of true justice
Kenjiro Tsuda as Atomic Samurai
Minami Takayama as Child Emperor
Tesshô Genda as Metal Knight
Youji Ueda as Drive Knight
Daisuke Namikawa as Pig God
Satoshi Hino as Superalloy Blackluster
Yuji Ueda as Watchdog Man
Kousuke Toriumi as Flashy Flash
Wataru Hatano as Metal Bat
Masaya Onosaka as Puri-puri Prisoner
Shingo Natsume (Space Dandy, Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos) is directing the anime at Madhouse (Summer Wars, Hunter x Hunter), and Tomohiro Suzuki (Tiger & Bunny scripts, Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary) is in charge of the series scripts. Makoto Miyazaki (Dragon Crisis!, Triage X) is composing the music. Chikashi Kubota (From the New World, Robotics;Notes) is serving as both character designer and chief animation director. Shigemi Ikeda and Yukiko Maruyama are the art directors, and Ken Hashimoto is the color key artist. Akane Fushihara is the director of photography, while Kashiko Kimura is editing. Shoji Hata is directing the sound.
Hiroko Moriguchi sings the ending theme "Hoshi Yori Saki ni Mitsukete Ageru" (I'll Find It Before the Stars for You).
The commercials note that the anime will premiere on TV Tokyo and Niconico Live on Sunday, October 4 at 25:05 (effectively, Monday, October 5 at 1:05 a.m.) It will then run on TV Osaka, TVQ Kyushu Broadcasting Co., Ltd, Kyoto Broadcasting (KBS), and BS Japan.
One-Punch Man is currently running in Viz Media's English-language digital edition of Weekly Shonen Jump. Viz is releasing the first two volumes in print this September, and Viz will also stream the anime on its website and on Daisuki.