One-Punch Man and Eyeshield 21 manga artist Yūsuke Murata posted “Go! Saitama,” a 107-second One-Punch Man anime, on Thursday. Murata directed the short and also animated it with Village Studio staff. The short follows Saitama after he discovers a 1 yen (about US$0.01) sale on premium meat hotpot – but the sale ends at 5pm that day.
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Murata apologized for not being able to post a new manga chapter “due to various circumstances” and therefore posted the short anime to show fans’ patience. The author hopes to learn more skills to add voiceovers, music, and sound effects to his endeavors. The author added that he not only wants to animate One-Punch Man, but also animate many other works.
Murata and ONE author created One-punch Man manga on Shueisha in “Tonari no Young Jump” website in 2012. The manga is a remake of Man ONE of the same name. his Weekly Shonen Jump manga anthology, and is also publishing the series in print.
Viz Media describes the story of the first volume of the manga:
Every time a promising villain appears, Saitama will defeat them with a single punch! Will he finally be able to find a rival who can side with him and give his life some meaning? Or does he have to endure a boring life with superpowers?
The manga inspired a television anime, and the first season aired in Japan from October to December 2015. Viz Media and Daisuki both streamed the series outside of Japan as it aired. The anime premiered with an English dub on Adult Swim’s Toonami channel in July 2016. Viz Media released the first season on home video in North America.
The second season of the anime began with a TV special in April 2019, after which the first episode premiered a week later.
Sony is developing a Hollywood live-action film of the manga. Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner (Venom, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) are writing the script. Arad Productions’ Avi Arad and Ari Arad are producing the film.
Viz Media released all 37 volumes of Murata and Riichirou Inagaki’s manga as Eyeshield 21 in North America. The manga inspired a 145-episode anime adaptation in 2005-2008.