Saitama stories – Saitama F http://saitama-f.net/ Sat, 14 May 2022 20:32:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://saitama-f.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/icon-58-150x150.jpg Saitama stories – Saitama F http://saitama-f.net/ 32 32 One-Punch Man Knows Saitama’s Toughest Enemy Isn’t A Real Villain https://saitama-f.net/one-punch-man-knows-saitamas-toughest-enemy-isnt-a-real-villain/ Thu, 12 May 2022 23:40:00 +0000 https://saitama-f.net/one-punch-man-knows-saitamas-toughest-enemy-isnt-a-real-villain/ With so much time in the spotlight, the question of whether Garou is an anti-hero or a villain is often on fans’ minds, but Saitama has already decided. Warning: Contains spoilers for Chapter 161 of One-punch man As the long-awaited brawl between the ultimate budding monster Garou and the strongest secret hero Saitama continues in […]]]>

With so much time in the spotlight, the question of whether Garou is an anti-hero or a villain is often on fans’ minds, but Saitama has already decided.

Warning: Contains spoilers for Chapter 161 of One-punch man

As the long-awaited brawl between the ultimate budding monster Garou and the strongest secret hero Saitama continues in One-punch man, the question hasn’t been who will win as much as how far the fight will go. The final chapter offers an answer to that question by showing what Saitama thinks of Garou, even if that prospect only serves to exasperate him.

Chapter 161 of the English version (ch. 163 in Japanese) continued with the highly anticipated confrontation of Garou and Saitama, a fight that lasted over 100 chapters. How this fight will end is a bit of a mystery, even despite the existence of the One-punch man webcomic that has progressed far past this story arc. The manga has placed much more emphasis on Garou, to the point that he arguably shares protagonist duties with Saitama. It’s hard to imagine this fight ending with either character dying, and Saitama has made it clear that he’s not interested in killing a human, only monsters. Garou, on the other hand, seems to think knocking Saitama down is the only option, and he says he has no such constraints.

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As the two continue to fight in Chapter 161, Saitama points out throughout the battle that Garou’s actions haven’t exactly been that of a villain – actions like rescuing a child from the Monster Association or helping the heroes to fight the gargantuan Centisennin doing this looks pathetic. Despite what Garou might say or think, actions speak louder than words, and his actions since the appearance of the Monster Association have been largely heroic. The chapter then proves this point in hilarious fashion, as every attack Garou attempts on Saitama ends with another heroic deed: first, he blows up a pile of rubble and destroyed buildings, unlocking the exit to the emergency bunkers. and freeing dozens of survivors trapped inside. Then, as their fight brings them closer to a volcano that has been pushed to eruption by all the seismic activity in the area, Garou’s attack destroys part of the mountain, causing lava to flow from a nearby town and again saving hundreds of lives. The very universe of One-punch man undermines Garou’s badness at every turn, and nothing could anger him more than that.



Even back when he hunted heroes, Garou didn’t kill them – a fact that sets him apart from other similar hero hunting characters like my hero academiait is the stain. Although he views the heroes as corrupt or just bullies, he still spared them, which is definitely a non-villainous act. Its stated goal is a sort of nihilistic equality: everyone should be treated equally badly, and that’s preferable to a world where some (like heroes) are treated better than others. And One-punch man didn’t shy away from casting some of its best heroes as objectively evil people, with Metal Knight certainly high on the list due to its ruthless approach to the meteor incident. However, the heroes have improved throughout this arc, as has Garou, and this fact reveals the flaw in his thinking: things can get better without his forced equality of suffering.


A total face-heel turn to the side of good for Garou seems unlikely, but at the same time, it’s hard to imagine what the manga would be like now without his character. Whatever the future One-punch manwhat Garou’s manga has in store for Garou, he’s already been given enough proof that what he thinks he wants isn’t what he actually wants. All he has to do now is realize this fact and accept it.

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One-Punch Man Confirms Saitama’s True Weakness https://saitama-f.net/one-punch-man-confirms-saitamas-true-weakness/ Sat, 30 Apr 2022 23:40:00 +0000 https://saitama-f.net/one-punch-man-confirms-saitamas-true-weakness/ One-Punch Man finally reveals what might be the only weakness of its superpowered protagonist, Saitama. But will Garou be able to exploit it? Warning: Contains spoilers for Chapter 163 of One-punch man The hit manga One-punch man finally revealed what might be its superpowered protagonist’s only weakness, Saitama. While possessing the power, speed, and stamina […]]]>

One-Punch Man finally reveals what might be the only weakness of its superpowered protagonist, Saitama. But will Garou be able to exploit it?

Warning: Contains spoilers for Chapter 163 of One-punch man

The hit manga One-punch man finally revealed what might be its superpowered protagonist’s only weakness, Saitama. While possessing the power, speed, and stamina above anyone and anything that has appeared in the series, Saitama lacks technique and proper combat training, which is exploited by his opponent the most powerful to date, the “Hero Hunter” Garou.

fans of One-punch man know that this unique twist on the fighting shonen genre is built around the principle that its protagonist is stronger than everyone else. Saitama’s absurd power is often used in the series for comedic purposes, but it also caused this hit manga by One and Yusuke Murata to develop its storytelling in unusual ways. Most of the time, One-punch man is a superhero-themed shonen, depicting the Hero Association’s professional heroes’ battles against various monsters. The “regular” heroes must struggle to beat their opponents, usually coming to the brink of defeat, until Saitama shows up and completely humiliates the villains. The series also put a lot of effort into creating an antagonist Garou, a martial artist who, pushing his body beyond its physical limits every time, gains incredible power that makes him the manga’s most dangerous villain.

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After a long build-up, the long-awaited fight between Saitama and Garou has finally begun. Like everyone before him, Garou is shocked by Saitama’s ridiculous strength, but is quickly able to find a way to deal with it. Chapter 163 shows that Garou’s fighting style is actually throwing Saitama off his game, to the point where the bald hero has to admit that “the strange way“Garou’s moves cause him to miss his shots. For his part, Garou recognizes Saitama’s superior physical abilities, but he is still convinced that he can win due to his opponent’s lack of technique. As a master martial artist , Garou can predict Saitama’s movements and exploit his many openings.



Saitama, in fact, has no combat training. He relies on his monstrous physical abilities to win fights, and his so-called techniques are nothing more than regular punches or basic movements. Garou, on the other hand, has developed his own unique fighting style, the Monster Calamity God Slayer Fist, the amalgamation of the many styles he learned and absorbed during his fights. Garou’s former master, 3rd Rank S-Class Hero Silver Fang, once demonstrated how an extremely refined martial art can allow an ordinary human to defeat a monster with superior physical qualities. In this case, Garou also has a “monsterized” body – which continues to evolve as the fight progresses – so he has the perfect combination of power and technique. Finally, he is aware that no matter how strong Saitama is, his internal organs can still be damaged, and that’s what he aims for.


However, despite Garou’s best efforts, Saitama is still toying with him, holding back his power and firing his punches, as he has already realized that Garou isn’t actually a monster. Saitama doesn’t fight to kill, as he does against ordinary monsters, but to make Garou realize his mistakes. In the original webcomic published by One, Garou was the only enemy that made Saitama look a bit serious, but he was still completely defeated in the end. It will be interesting to see if the digital manga will follow the same story or, as has happened in the past, take a different direction. Regardless of the outcome, Garou correctly identified that Saitama’s only weakness (besides being terrible at video games) is his lack of technique and martial arts training. Perhaps a future adversary, even stronger than Garou, will be able to exploit Saitamaeffectively the weak point, and finally give the bald protagonist some One-punch man the challenge he has dreamed of for so long.


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One-Punch Man’s Saitama Would Be Wiped Out By A Boruto Villain https://saitama-f.net/one-punch-mans-saitama-would-be-wiped-out-by-a-boruto-villain/ Wed, 13 Apr 2022 18:48:00 +0000 https://saitama-f.net/one-punch-mans-saitama-would-be-wiped-out-by-a-boruto-villain/ Boruto’s cyborg killer Daemon has an ability that even One-Punch Man’s Saitama wouldn’t stand a chance against; the power of reflection! Whether it’s Goku or Naruto, Luffy or Borutothe hidden genius of One-punch man is that once a reader understands Saitama’s sheer invincibility, it’s nearly impossible to avoid comparing him to other heroes. Understandably, discerning […]]]>

Boruto’s cyborg killer Daemon has an ability that even One-Punch Man’s Saitama wouldn’t stand a chance against; the power of reflection!

Whether it’s Goku or Naruto, Luffy or Borutothe hidden genius of One-punch man is that once a reader understands Saitama’s sheer invincibility, it’s nearly impossible to avoid comparing him to other heroes. Understandably, discerning minds don’t think the same way, and the debate over who can beat One-Punch Man keeps Saitama at the forefront of any current manga discussion. In BorutoThe current Code story arc, however, has one character who would have no problem absolutely dismantling Saitama in a fight.

Daemon is a member of Kara, a secret organization created by Isshiki Otsutsuki’s Jigen ship with the ultimate goal of cultivating a god tree for the glory of the Otsutsuki clan. Daemon was once a human child, but after being part of Kara, he was biologically altered with advanced ninja technology that grants him power and skills that belie his childlike age and body.

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Although the full extent of his powers has yet to manifest, what is known of his abilities makes it clear that Saitama wouldn’t stand a chance. Daemon was one of the few Kara cyborgs that Jigen had ordered decommissioned due to their powers, which even he feared he could not match once they unlocked their full potential. First, there are his basic physical abilities of speed and strength. After Jigen’s order to destroy Daemon and his sister Eida, rather than obey the order, Boro put them in cryostasis instead. A few minutes after being revived. Daemon was operating at full capacity, as shown by his ability to sneak up on Code and dispatch a team of highly trained guards within minutes. That’s not to say One-Punch Man wouldn’t have a hard time taking down a super-cyborg, but it does show that physically he’s no slouch.



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However, Daemon’s thinking power is far more worrisome to Saitama. Daemon has the ability to reflect any attack launched against him back to the attacker. So when one of the security guards tried to behead Daemon, he ended up beheading himself. The more aggressive the attack, the more aggressive the reflected attack will be against the opponent. Additionally, the ability does not require actual physical action to manifest. An attacker’s “intent” is enough to trigger Daemon’s ability to turn that intent to harm him against the people with the intent. This way, Daemon is invincible, at least from any physical attack, since any such attack will backfire on the opponent. Daemon’s thinking power is so dangerous that even his sister Eida admits he can overcome his own ability to see and understand everything from birth to present. Even when an opponent chooses not to attack, Daemon can then press his attack without fear of retaliation.


So how does Daemon’s thinking power compare to Saitama’s unique punch? He absolutely dominates him. Saitama defeated his opponents using various methods including speed, surprise, and power. In other words, as long as he puts himself in a position to land a punch, he has never lost. Saitama was even able to overcome psychic attacks like the one he encountered when he fought Geryuganshoop.

However, Daemon’s thinking power is not psychic. Boruto shows he can’t make people fight. He can only deflect their attacks. If they don’t attack him or think about attacking him, Daemon has no power over them. But once The man with one fist Saitama is thinking of knocking by Boruto Demon, he will literally be forgotten.


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Kazakh boxing legend Gennady GGG Golovkin wows crowds in Saitama, Japan with knockout performance https://saitama-f.net/kazakh-boxing-legend-gennady-ggg-golovkin-wows-crowds-in-saitama-japan-with-knockout-performance/ Mon, 11 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://saitama-f.net/kazakh-boxing-legend-gennady-ggg-golovkin-wows-crowds-in-saitama-japan-with-knockout-performance/ NUR-SULTAN — In the Japanese city of Saitama, a middleweight boxing match took place last weekend, in which IBF and IBO world champion and Kazakh athlete Gennady Golovkin and WBA Super Ryoto belt holder Murata faced off in the ring, Sports.kz reported. Gennady Golovkin. Photo credit: championat.com The fight was scheduled for 12 rounds, with […]]]>

NUR-SULTAN — In the Japanese city of Saitama, a middleweight boxing match took place last weekend, in which IBF and IBO world champion and Kazakh athlete Gennady Golovkin and WBA Super Ryoto belt holder Murata faced off in the ring, Sports.kz reported.

Gennady Golovkin. Photo credit: championat.com

The fight was scheduled for 12 rounds, with three titles on the line. In the ninth round, the Kazakh boxer defeated his opponent with a technical knockout.

During the fight, Murata used relentless body attacks and constant pressure to slow Golovkin down. Golovkin’s footwork suffered and each shot to the body from Murata lowered Golovkin’s defense further and further. Eventually, however, Golovkin launched the counterattack and began unloading punch after punch into Murata’s defenses. As Murata began to approach his limit, Golovkin flew out of the corner early in the ninth round, immediately landing a heavy right hand that ended the fight. Murata was sent back to the ropes when Golovkin drained his last reserves of energy in an attempt to end the fight and forced the Japanese fighter to throw in the towel.

Golovkin thanked the fight organizers and the fans who came to watch the fight. He noted that Murata is a talented and persistent fighter, then returned the WBA “super champion” belt to the defeated Murata, which he rightfully won over the Japanese middleweight. GGG entered Ryota’s locker room after the fight and handed him the belt with the words “It’s your belt for life”.

Golovkin has been the IBF and IBO champion since 2019 and previously held the WBC title. Murata (16-3) is a Japanese fighter who won the WBA title in January and was a middleweight gold medalist at the 2012 London Olympics. The win for the Kazakhstan native sets the stage for her third fight with Canelo Alvarez later this year in September.

The fight is tentatively scheduled for Mexico’s Independence Day in mid-September.

Golovkin gave Murata his chapan (a traditional going-out dress with ornaments), which he usually wears in the ring, as a tribute to his opponent.

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One-Punch Man’s Saitama is about to unleash his strongest move ever https://saitama-f.net/one-punch-mans-saitama-is-about-to-unleash-his-strongest-move-ever/ Sat, 09 Apr 2022 12:01:00 +0000 https://saitama-f.net/one-punch-mans-saitama-is-about-to-unleash-his-strongest-move-ever/ Saitama showed off his strongest and most ridiculous move in the fight against Garou in the webcomic, and it’s about to happen in the manga as well. fans of One-punch man can barely contain their excitement as the biggest fight of the series has finally begun. The unbeatable “hero for hobby”, Saitama, faces the “Hero […]]]>

Saitama showed off his strongest and most ridiculous move in the fight against Garou in the webcomic, and it’s about to happen in the manga as well.

fans of One-punch man can barely contain their excitement as the biggest fight of the series has finally begun. The unbeatable “hero for hobby”, Saitama, faces the “Hero Hunter” Garou who has almost completed his transformation into a monster. Due to the original One-punch man webcomic, which already showed this part of the story, fans of the series know that during this battle Saitama will unleash one of his most devastating attacks, the absurd “Serious Table Flip”.

One-punch man tells the story of Saitama, an average man who became a hero “as a hobby” according to him, but in fact to follow his strong sense of justice. For unexplained reasons, Saitama has gained strength that goes beyond anyone and anything else in the world, leading to the annoying (for him) situation where he ends any fight with a single punch. Saitama’s ridiculous power is the basis of the manga, which is a parody of the superhero and shonen genres. The casting of secondary characters is crucial for One-punch manas these are the “regular” heroes who must fight off powerful monsters and opponents, often facing insurmountable odds, culminating in a climax where Saitama shows up and finishes everything with a punch, usually without anyone talking. notice it.

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Over the course of the series, Saitama exhibited a series of attacks perfectly in line with the parody tone of the manga. They are divided into two groups: normal series and serious series. For the normal streak, Saitama puts very little effort into his attacks, which look very loose, but due to his tremendous strength and speed, they easily finish off their opponents. In Serious Series, Saitama still doesn’t put much effort into his attacks, but his face looks more serious. These movements are much more impressive than his “normal” movements: they have been shown to separate clouds on a global scale or split the ocean in two, but Saitama doesn’t really consider them something Special. So far, the digital manga has shown Serious Punch, Serious Side Hops, and Serious Squirt Gun. A fourth technique, and arguably the most outlandish, may be coming soon, based on the webcomic.



The webcomic has already shown the fight between Saitama and Garou, which just started in the digital manga. At one point, Saitama digs his fingers into the ground and uses “Serious Table Flip”, which essentially flips an entire section of the city they’re fighting thousands of feet into the sky. The film is so powerful and sudden that Garou’s sense of gravity and balance are severely affected, making him feel like a caged insect that a child is playing with. A Quora user calculated how much force this would actually require in real life, and it’s beyond belief.

One-punch man does a great job of creating an eerie but rewarding mix of feelings in his readers. They know that when Saitama shows up, his ridiculous power will overwhelm any current threat, however, rather than being annoying or disappointing, it creates even more expectation for when he shows his strength and humiliates the villain. The Serious Table Flip move was exactly one of those epic moments, and fans can’t stop talking about it and referencing it as one of Saitama’s most ridiculous, yet awesome moments.


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One-Punch Man Cliffhanger Highlights Saitama’s Biggest Fight Yet https://saitama-f.net/one-punch-man-cliffhanger-highlights-saitamas-biggest-fight-yet/ Wed, 23 Mar 2022 22:24:00 +0000 https://saitama-f.net/one-punch-man-cliffhanger-highlights-saitamas-biggest-fight-yet/ One-punch man prepares the biggest Saitama fight of the series, the one that fans have been really waiting for, with the last cliffhanger of the last chapter of the series! The Human Monster saga has been one of the longest and craziest stories in manga so far, after Garou’s first introduction to the series fans […]]]>

One-punch man prepares the biggest Saitama fight of the series, the one that fans have been really waiting for, with the last cliffhanger of the last chapter of the series! The Human Monster saga has been one of the longest and craziest stories in manga so far, after Garou’s first introduction to the series fans have seen a lot more of what makes the villain tick through its chapters. With the full introduction of the Monster Association, the series launched a massive war with only the last remaining members of each side left to fight.

All of the major and important players have made it to the final battleground for the upcoming conflict, which means Saitama is back in the mix as well. After taking down one of the biggest targets with the same ease he always has, Saitama finally dealt with his aftermath and returned to action. At the same time, Garou had unlocked his new power level to take out the other major target seen in previous chapters and now the two have come face to face once again as Saitama is ready to pounce.

(Photo: Shueisha)

When Saitama came to the surface after all the fights against the Monster Association in a previous chapter, the show had trolled the fans with the idea of ​​a fight between Saitama and Garou as the two had their eyes closed but Saitama was more interested. by registering with Genos instead. Garou and Saitama’s fight at the pinnacle of the Human Monster saga was one of the most hilarious aspects of Garou’s original intro, but it’s far from an actual fight. On top of that, Garou is now much more evolved than ever thanks to his monstrosity.

The final chapter of the series finally brings the two together as they sort out the chaos of their respective fights, and Saitama makes intense eye contact with Garou. Asking who he is, it looks like the two are going to fight. At the same time, it could end up being another gap, as Garou has so far helped the heroes take on the monsters. But now it makes waiting for the next chapter even harder!

What do you think? Do you think Saitama and Garou will finally have a real fight? Let us know all your thoughts on this in the comments! You can even contact me directly about all things anime and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!

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Why is Saitama so strong? The true source of his power https://saitama-f.net/why-is-saitama-so-strong-the-true-source-of-his-power/ Mon, 07 Mar 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://saitama-f.net/why-is-saitama-so-strong-the-true-source-of-his-power/ Saitama in serious mode One-Punch Man is a popular Manga-based anime series of the same name, which is based on a web comic of the same name. The protagonist of this show is Saitama, a normal human who is skinny and bald. This is all a normal thing until he gets his costume back and […]]]>
Saitama in serious mode

One-Punch Man is a popular Manga-based anime series of the same name, which is based on a web comic of the same name. The protagonist of this show is Saitama, a normal human who is skinny and bald. This is all a normal thing until he gets his costume back and becomes a hero. As the name suggests, this character can defeat anyone with a single punch, no matter if it’s a normal human being or an alien.

He comes from a place where monsters are everyday things and they roam all the streets. It also happens that there is a hero association that manages these monsters with the help of heroes registered under it. Saitama starts fighting monsters independently until he meets Genos and realizes that he can do this job for a living in the Hero Association. As the plot progresses, we learn that this world is infested with powerful monsters.

So let’s go and find out why Saitama is so strong?

The World of One-Punch Man

You may or may not have noticed, but the world of One-Punch Man is very different from a normal world. It has monsters roaming around every corner. The monsters themselves share a story that is sometimes unique and funny in a way. For example, the first monster Saitama encountered, Crablante, became like this after eating lots and lots of crabs. A monster turned into a car type because it customized itself.

So the main point that comes out of this is that if you do something repeatedly, whether you’re less passionate or more passionate, you become transformed into that thing.

What is Saitama?

One of the most basic theories regarding Saitama’s early life is that he’s definitely not a normal human. His training led to a storyline where we see Saitama easily defeat any monster with just one punch. The fact that why didn’t the main enemies of the Hero Association, the Monster Association (MA), take a stand on the discovery of the guy who eliminates all monsters in the ghost town Z-city? He usually finishes the monsters he encounters, which only leads to rumors. No one knew the true potential of this simple-looking hero.

Why is Saitama so strong then?

Well, the main answer is already given by the protagonist himself. As he stated, humans are so special because we can change ourselves. Only humans can devote themselves fully to anything if they want to. In one of the Manga chapters, we know the main reason behind this thanks to Dr. Genus, the guy from House Of Evolution. He said that Saitama’s strength was far beyond any human evolution through cybernetics or practical evolution.

Saitama withdrew his Limiter.

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What is the limiter?

Dr. Genus explains that every being has a limit to their growth. Too much power brings burdens to the bearer which creates problems, they might become a raging and senseless monster, that’s why God created every living being with a range of growth that ensures their sanity and survival. This growth restriction is called Limiter. However, Saitama pushed himself so far that he exceeded his limits and removed his limiter.

Moreover, he added that humans become monsters because of the desire to become something else through their bad habits, complexity, or an outburst of unfulfilled frustration. They begin their transformation due to their environment causing an abnormality in their cells. At the same time, others are made thanks to the Power of chemicals as well as his research. Many cases of non-human lifeforms becoming monsters due to pollution and the like have also been discovered. However, they become completely different beings that have nothing to do with his Limiter being removed.

Examples of this would be sea people or extraterrestrial monsters in a broader sense, but they were such sentient beings to begin with. In the case of heroes, they are born with enough potential, genius intellect, and Esper powers. But Saitama is different. He is a regular who paved the way for limits and broke his LIMITER. He’s not the only one who’s broken the fundamental limits of the human power limit, but Saitama is considered far stronger than any other being seen in the series to date. There’s a lot more to explain the origin of Saitama’s powers.

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The former US personnel site rebuilt to attract tourists to Saitama https://saitama-f.net/the-former-us-personnel-site-rebuilt-to-attract-tourists-to-saitama/ Sat, 26 Feb 2022 22:00:00 +0000 https://saitama-f.net/the-former-us-personnel-site-rebuilt-to-attract-tourists-to-saitama/ IRUMA, Saitama Prefecture—A suburban area tries to attract tourists by replicating the “casual” atmosphere of a time and place more associated with war. The efforts of more than two decades have made visitors to the area, known as Johnson Town, in Iruma, Saitama Prefecture, feel like they are in a suburban residential area in the […]]]>

IRUMA, Saitama Prefecture—A suburban area tries to attract tourists by replicating the “casual” atmosphere of a time and place more associated with war.

The efforts of more than two decades have made visitors to the area, known as Johnson Town, in Iruma, Saitama Prefecture, feel like they are in a suburban residential area in the United States.

The streets here are lined with one-story American-style houses with peaked roofs and gleaming white wooden walls.

Prior to World War II, the nearby Air Self-Defense Force Iruma Air Base served as the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force Academy. After the war ended, the US Army turned the school into Johnson Air Base.

During the ensuing Cold War, the 25,000 square meter area, half the size of the Tokyo Dome, was inhabited by American personnel and their families.

After the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950, Isono Shokai, a Tokyo-based company that now operates Johnson Town, commissioned residences in the city for the families of US military officials.

Like their counterparts on US military bases, Iruma houses had no steps between entrances and bedrooms. They were also equipped with flush toilets for added convenience.

The area remained deserted after Johnson Air Force Base returned to Japan in 1978.

But Isono Shokai started renovating the American-style structures there in the early 21st century. Today, the neighborhood is home to 160 residents and about 80 buildings, including homes and grocery stores.

Old fashioned houses resembling those built in the past have also been introduced to revitalize the neighborhood. No fences have been put up between the houses so residents can talk to each other casually.

With the recent increase in tourist numbers, a restaurant called Blue Corn has opened in a building in Johnson Town that was once the home of an American family.

American radio programs from the 1970s and 1980s play at the restaurant, which is open from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., with occasional closings. The interior is also full of dolls, novelties and second-hand clothes.

The most prominent item on its menu is the JT Burger set, which consists of a large American-style burger and a drink for 1,650 yen ($14).

The “open” burger allows eaters to see the beauty of the ingredients between the buns and combine the toppings on their own before taking a bite.

Mikie Takahashi, who lives with three family members in a renovated American-style house that doubles as a store, opened Mellow Food Cafe in 2012.

A pillar and a soap dish found during the dismantling of the walls of the house during DIY works are displayed as they are.

“This type of house is a legacy of the war and shows things that the Japanese had coveted,” Takahashi said. “I want to share the culture and feelings of those who lived here.”

Tatsuo Isono, 83, chairman of Isono Shokai, who spearheaded the redevelopment of Johnson Town, welcomes tourists to the area.

“We’d like people to enjoy the laid-back vibe and beautiful scenery while behaving well,” he said.

Johnson Town is located a 15-minute walk or three-minute taxi ride from Irumashi Station on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line. The station can be reached by train in about 40 minutes from Ikebukuro Station in Tokyo.

Motorists should drive 10 minutes along the 5-kilometer road from the Iruma Interchange on the Ken-O (Intercity Metropolitan) Highway to reach Johnson Town. Paid parking lots are available on the city grounds to accommodate 86 vehicles. Some stores offer discounts to motorists.

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Jaja Santiago and Saitama rebound against Toray Arrows; Bryan Bagunas’ Oita Miyoshi Continues Her Struggle │ GMA News Online https://saitama-f.net/jaja-santiago-and-saitama-rebound-against-toray-arrows-bryan-bagunas-oita-miyoshi-continues-her-struggle-%e2%94%82-gma-news-online/ Sat, 26 Feb 2022 08:20:23 +0000 https://saitama-f.net/jaja-santiago-and-saitama-rebound-against-toray-arrows-bryan-bagunas-oita-miyoshi-continues-her-struggle-%e2%94%82-gma-news-online/ Jaja Santiago and the Saitama Ageo Medics momentarily lost steam in the third and fourth sets but still managed to pull off a 25-19, 25-17, 22-25, 16-25, 15-11 victory against Toray Arrows in the Japan V.League. Saturday. The Filipino import was effective on both ends, dropping 12 points on seven kills, four blocks and an […]]]>

Jaja Santiago and the Saitama Ageo Medics momentarily lost steam in the third and fourth sets but still managed to pull off a 25-19, 25-17, 22-25, 16-25, 15-11 victory against Toray Arrows in the Japan V.League. Saturday.

The Filipino import was effective on both ends, dropping 12 points on seven kills, four blocks and an ace of service as Ageo Medics rallied from Wednesday’s loss to the NEC Red Rockets to move to 12-8.

But it was Brazil’s Tisheira Lorenne who provided the spark for Saitama after the 6-foot-1 opposite hitter exploded for 27 grounded on 23 kills to go along with three aces and a block.

Mami Uchiseto added 16 points while Yuka Sato scored 10 in the win.

Meanwhile, Bryan Bagunas and Oita Miyoshi couldn’t come out of the slump falling to the JTEKT Stings in straight sets, 25-15, 25-20, 25-18, at home at Showa Denko Martial Arts Sports Center.

Bagunas, whose team hasn’t won since Jan. 29, had 16 points in the loss while Emerson Rodriguez had 11 as they slipped to 5-22 behind a six-game losing skid.

Another Filipino reinforcement in Marck Espejo and his team from FC Tokyo were supposed to see action today but their game was called off making it a three game suspension for the club.

—JMB, GMA News

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V.League: Jaja Santiago and Saitama fall again https://saitama-f.net/v-league-jaja-santiago-and-saitama-fall-again/ Wed, 23 Feb 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://saitama-f.net/v-league-jaja-santiago-and-saitama-fall-again/ FILE–Jaja Santiago and Saitama Ageo Medics in the Japan V.League. PHOTOSAITAMA MANILA, Philippines — Saitama and Jaja Santiago fell to NEC, 25-23, 25-17, 30-28, in the Women’s Division of the 2021-22 Japan V.League season on Wednesday at Saitama Prefectural Budokan in Ageo City. The Ageo Medics recorded their second loss in three matches to slip […]]]>

FILE–Jaja Santiago and Saitama Ageo Medics in the Japan V.League. PHOTOSAITAMA

MANILA, Philippines — Saitama and Jaja Santiago fell to NEC, 25-23, 25-17, 30-28, in the Women’s Division of the 2021-22 Japan V.League season on Wednesday at Saitama Prefectural Budokan in Ageo City.

The Ageo Medics recorded their second loss in three matches to slip to an 11-8 record to the sixth seed in the standings while the Red Rockets improved to 14-5 in third place.

Aoyagi Kyoko led Saitama with 10 points while Santiago and Lorenne Teixeira added nine points each.

Sarina Koga had 21 points to lead NEC while Shimamura Haruyo added 14 points in her third victory in four matches.

The Ageo Medics next face the Toray Arrows, who hold the second seed with a 15-4 record, on Saturday at Saitama Prefectural Budokan.

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