Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Manga Review: One-Punch Man, Volume 11, by One and Yusuke Murata

Rating (Out of 5): ~3.5
Publisher: Shonen Jump (VIZ Media)
Release Date: March 2017
Volumes: 13+
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1. 8. 12.

Goodreads Synopsis:

Life gets pretty boring when you beat the snot out of every villain with just one punch.

Nothing about Saitama passes the eyeball test when it comes to superheroes, from his lifeless expression to his bald head to his unimpressive physique. However, this average-looking guy has a not-so-average problem—he just can’t seem to find an opponent strong enough to take on!


I really wish that I was keeping up with this series. I know I would really like it, but I just haven't had the time, and I'm quickly falling behind.
I've missed a couple of volumes, and suddenly there's a huge monster attacking a city, with several other powerful villains/demons attacking throughout the city, and heroes are trying and not-quite-succeeding at defeating them. Meanwhile, Saitama is entered into a hero competition, under a different name and wearing an afro.
We get a lot of fighting from random villains and heroes all over the city, in between scenes of the competition. It's a little all over the place, but that might be because I haven't been following it and I don't know who any of them are.
The hero competition has only just begun in the second half of the volume, but I must confess—seeing Saitama defeat a guy who underestimated him with only a face slap was extremely satisfying. I really want to see more of that, honestly. They needed to include at least one of those moments in this volume.

A review copy was provided by the publisher, VIZ Media, for an honest review. Thank you so, so much!

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