Saitama finally enters the fray again in One-Punch Man manga
One-Punch Man is a very curious manga and anime series when you think about it. Because, as its legendary creator ONE (who also made Mob Psycho 100) notes, it’s really about a guy at the END of his streak who finds himself at the BEGINNING of his arc and therefore really has no one to challenge him. That “him” is of course Saitama, and an interesting part of the story is that they have to find ways to get him out of the fight…otherwise it would be over in…ONE BLOW!!!
This is why the current chapter of One-Punch Man manga is so interesting. Because for many chapters now, Saitama and others have been trapped underground with no clear way out. Things finally changed when the #1 hero named Blast finally came out of his absence (which basically started since the start of the series) and helped them out…in his own way.
As Chapter 152 notes, Saitama has finally entered the battle against the Monster Association, and not a moment too soon. Many S-class heroes have fallen and the odds are stacking against them. And so since Saitama is here, that means things are about to change quickly… more than likely.
The big question for fans though is about the anime. When the first season of the adapted manga came out, people loved it. Then they waited years for season 2…and it wasn’t the same quality. Especially regarding the way the story was shown and the animations that were done. Not to mention, it didn’t exactly end on a cliffhanger in the season finale.
Fans are eager to see if the series can bounce back, but it’s unclear if it honestly will or when it will attempt redemption. However, Saitama’s reach and popularity continue to grow, as shown by the recent Battle of the Dead Season Finale where he got his start.