Monday, July 2, 2018

Manga Review: One-Punch Man, Volume 13, by One and Yusuke Murata

Rating (Out of 5): ~3.5
Publisher: Shonen Jump (VIZ Media)
Release Date: January 2018
Volumes: 16+
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1. 11. 14.

Goodreads Synopsis:

Life gets pretty boring when you can beat the snot out of any 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!

Class-A heroes struggle in their fight against the giant monster Multieyed Octopus. Wait, is that Class-S hero Flashy Flash joining the fight?! Unfazed, the Monster Association continues ramping up its attacks, but its goal remains a mystery. Meanwhile, the martial arts tournament reaches the semifinals!


A large group of heroes are downtown attempting to defeat these invading monsters. Some are too weak, and then Flashy Flash steps in but is showing off a bit much, so Tornado interrupts to take care of it. She don't have time for that shit.
Elsewhere, it looks like bad things are happening within the hero committee...
Meanwhile, One-Punch Man is still masquerading in the tournament, and it's finally reached the finale. Of course, he's taken out all of his opponents with one hit. But his last competition is supposedly extremely strong, and people are excited to see this. Instead, Saitama only pisses him off, when he continuously dodges and remains untouchable, even as he's knocked around. Saitama is so utterly bored, that he's trying to make this last as long as possible. It's almost sad, honestly.
This series is a lot of fun. I love seeing Saitama's antics, as he attempts to find some kind of fun in the world.

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

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