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One Punch Man

One Punch Man

Network

Adult Swim (Toonami)

Broadcast
Run

July 16, 2016[1] - Jan. 28, 2017[2]

Episodes

12 (List of Episodes)

One Punch Man is a Japanese anime adaptation of a manga/web comic series of the same name. The series' first season was produced by Madhouse and directed by Shingo Netsuke. The series was written by Tomohiro Suzuki and features character designs by Chikashi Kubota, who also serves as chief animation director. The first season of 12 episodes aired in Japan between October 5, 2015 and December 21, 2015 on TV Tokyo, airing at later dates on TVO, TVQ, KBS, BS Japan, and AT-X.[3] The season was also streamed on Niconico and simulcast on Hulu, Daisuki, and Neon Alley.[4]

The series was licensed by Viz Media in North America,[5] who produced an English-language dub. At Anime Expo 2016, Toonami announced that the series would begin airing on the block on July 16, 2016 at 12:00 AM.[1] On October 15, 2016, the series was moved to 3:00 AM and was re-aired from the first episode[6], until it finished its run on January 28, 2017, and was replaced in the lineup by Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex the following week.[2]

PlotEdit

The story takes place in the fictional Japanese metropolis of City Z. The world is full of strange monsters that mysteriously appear and cause disasters. Saitama, the protagonist of the series, is the strongest hero, who easily defeats the monsters or other villains with a single punch. However, due to his immeasurable strength, Saitama has become bored with his power and is constantly trying to find stronger opponents who can present a challenge to him. As Saitama is active as a hero, he meets various other heroes and villains. He gets a disciple, the cyborg Genos, and consequently joins the Heroes Association in order to gain official recognition. Despite defeating many strong monsters that even the Heroes Association’s top members are unable to defeat, Saitama struggles to gain respect. Most people look down on him due to his plain physical appearance, and some accuse him of being a counterfeit hero. Only a small number of individuals in the series recognize his talent and humility towards others.

CharactersEdit

Saitama — The protagonist of the story, Saitama, is a powerful hero with superhuman strength, speed, and endurance, along with near complete invulnerability. Though his powers are limited to improvements on typical human traits (e.g., he cannot fly or project energy), his physical capabilities are so preposterously advanced that no enemy has ever inflicted serious damage to him. By contrast, his strength is so immense that most of his targets fall to a single punch, killing them, hence the title of the series.

Genos — Genos is a cyborg who decided to become Saitama's disciple after bearing witness to Saitama's easy victory over Mosquito Girl. While Saitama was adamantly against his decision, he accepted after Genos suggested paying part of his rent. Genos tells Saitama about the Hero Association when he hears Saitama's complaints about not being recognized despite his actions, and they both decide to take the official hero exam and become registered super heroes. Genos is often overzealous and defensive when Saitama is not recognized by the other heroes for his feats, despite Saitama himself not really caring. Genos is a very serious character, and is constantly annoying Saitama to teach him how to become stronger.

Voice CastEdit

CharacterEnglish Voice ActorJapanese Voice Actor
Saitama Max Mittelman Makoto Furukawa
Genos Zach Aguilar Kaito Ishikawa
Speed O' Sound Sonic Erik Scott Kimerer Yūki Kaji
Mumen Rider Robbie Daymond Yuichi Nakamura
Terrible Tornado Marieve Herington Aoi Yūki
Silverfang Will Barret Kazuhiro Yamaji
Atomic Samurai Kyle Hebert Kenjiro Tsuda
Child Emperor Sara Cravens Minami Takayama
King Rich Brown Hiroki Yasumoto
Metal Knight Taylor Henry Tesshō Genda
Zombieman Vernon Dew Takahiro Sakurai
Drive Knight Todd Haberkorn Yōji Ueda
Pig God Marc Diraison Daisuke Namikawa
Superalloy Blackluster Zeno Robinson Satoshi Hino
Watchdog Man Arnie Pantoja Yūji Ueda
Flashy Flash Lex Lang Kōsuke Toriumi
Tank-Top Master Patrick Seitz Katsuyuki Konishi
Metal Bat Sam Regal Wataru Hatano
Puri-Puri Prisoner Ray Chase Masaya Onosaka
Amai Mask Ben Lepley Mamoru Miyano
Blizzard from Hell Laura Post Saori Hayami
Lord Boros Chris Jai Alex Toshiyuki Morikawa
Vaccine Man Christopher R. Sabat Ryūsei Nakao
Fukegao Kirk Thornton Takuma Suzuki
Marugori Bryce Papenbrook Shinya Hamazoe
Crablante Yukitoshi Tokumoto
Split-Chinned Kid Julie Ann Taylor Ami Naito
Mosquito Girl Cristina Vee Miyuki Sawashiro
The Beast King George C. Cole Jirō Saitō
Armored Gorilla Kaiji Tang Shōta Yamamoto
Ground Dragon Ben Diskin Shinya Hamazoe
Kamakyuri Kyle Hebert Yoshiaki Hasegawa
Frog Man Kirk Thornton Hiroki Gotō
Dr. Genius Ray Chase Daisuke Namikawa
Carnage Kabuto Mike McFarland Unshō Ishizuka
Super Custom YO649Z Mk. II Ben Diskin Hiroki Gotō
Bearded Worker Marc Diraison Shōta Yamamoto
Bespectacled Worker Kyle Hebert Yōji Ueda
Doctor Kuseno Doug Stone Kenichi Ogata
Hammerhead Edward Bosco Wataru Takagi
Zeniru Kirk Thornton Hiroki Gotō
Tank-Top Tiger Chris Tergliafera Hiromu Miyazaki
Konbu Infinity Tara Sands Ami Naito
Spring Mustachio David W. Collins Makoto Yasumura
Golden Ball Kaiji Tang Sōta Arai
Sitch Kirk Thornton Nobuo Tobita
D-Pad Kyle Hebert Hiroki Gotō
Blue Fire Kyle McCarley
Lightning Max Ben Pronsky Sōichirō Hoshi
Battery Man Doug Erholtz Hiromichi Tezuka
Eyelashes Sean Chiplock Yoshiaki Hasegawa
Tank-Top Blackhole Joshua Tomar Atsushi Imaruoka
Deep Sea King Keith Silverstein Rikiya Koyama
Stinger Chris Hackney Tomokazu Seki
Iairon Xander Mobus Yoshimasa Hosoya
Melzargard Vic Mignogna Kōki Uchiyama
Funeral Suspenders Lex Lang Shinya Hamazoe
Allback Man Bill Rogers Hiromichi Tezuka
Jet Niceguy Arnie Pantoja Yoshiaki Hasegawa
Bunbun Man Zeno Robinson
Ancient King Taylor Henry
Madame Shibabawa Barbara Goodson Kimiko Saitō
Geryuganshoop Brian Beacock Hiroki Gotō
Pluton Lex Lang

GalleryEdit

EpisodesEdit

Color Season Episodes Toonami Premiere Toonami Finale
1 12 July 16, 2016 October 8, 2016

Broadcast HistoryEdit

  • Japan (TV Tokyo) — October 5, 2015[3] - December 21, 2015
  • United States (Adult Swim) — July 16, 2016[1] - January 28, 2017[2]

External LinksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Toonami is proud to announce the newest anime joining our line-up: One-Punch Man! Premiering July 16 at midnight. ". facebook.com. July 1, 2016. https://www.facebook.com/Toonami/videos/vb.1440408039583372/1615457392078435/?type=2&theater. Retrieved on July 2, 2016. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "One-Punch Man is finishing up it’s run on Toonami, but we’ve got another ass kicking anime for you ". facebook.com/Toonami. December 19, 2016. https://www.facebook.com/Toonami/photos/a.1442483259375850.1073741828.1440408039583372/1687454414878732/?type=3&theater. Retrieved on December 19, 2016. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "One-Punch Man Anime's 3rd Video Unveils More of Cast, JAM Project Song, Debut Date ". animenewsnetwork.com. September 6, 2015. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-09-06/one-punch-man-anime-3rd-video-unveils-more-of-cast-jam-project-song-debut-date/.92594. Retrieved on July 1, 2016. 
  4. "One-Punch Man TV Anime Casts Saori Hayami, Mamoru Miyano ". animenewsnetwork.com. August 5, 2015. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-08-05/one-punch-man-tv-anime-casts-saori-hayami-mamoru-miyano/.91200. Retrieved on July 1, 2016. 
  5. "Viz Adds Legend of Galactic Heroes Novels, One-Punch Man Anime (Updated) ". animenewsnetwork.com. September 2, 2015. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-07-02/viz-adds-legend-of-galactic-heroes-novels-one-punch-man-anime/.89995. Retrieved on July 1, 2016. 
  6. "Schedule ". toonami.com. October 12, 2016. http://web.archive.org/web/20161012041528/http://www.adultswim.com/toonami/. 
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