'One Punch Man' Illustrator Shares Impressive Rough Sketches

One Punch Man is one of the more visually captivating anime series in recent memory, and that's due in part to its illustrator's awesome adaptations of the creator's original funky designs.

One Punch Man illustrator Yusuke Murata recently held a lecture for a member of his family who wanted to be a manga author. Not knowing how popular a lecture from himself would be, he ended up drawing some free hand sketches and a Q & A for upwards of 150 people:

One Punch Man's Artist (Yusuke Murata) recently did a lecture, here are some rough drafts he showed + Q&A from anime

Murata stated that he really enjoyed drawing the fight scenes as well as characters in black like the curvaceous Fubuki.

The sketches presented at event were early drawings of characters like Genos, Tatsumaki, Fubuki, Garou, and famous battle scenes in the series like Saitama's battle with The Sea King.

The most impressive are definitely the sketches of Saitama's fight with Lord Boros, and seeing them in their raw state lends a level of credibility and awe that one might miss from the manga or anime series.

For those unfamiliar with One Punch Man, the series follows Saitama, a regular working Joe who one day puts a stop to a violent villain attack. After this fight Saitama is inspired to become a hero. Training his body hard everyday, he's eventually granted with extreme strength. Looking for a worthy opponent, Saitama joins the Hero Association in the hopes of fighting them. But every fight he gets into ends after a single punch! Forced to wander through life increasingly bored of his supreme power, Saitama has become hilariously disconnected with the world of action around him.

One Punch Man started life as a webcomic by series creator ONE in 2009. After going viral, surpassing seven million hits in June 2012, illustrator Yusuke Murata approached ONE about redrawing the series for a release in Shuiesha's Weekly Young Jump spin-off webcomics. Thirteen volumes of the series have been released as of this date.

VIZ Media bought the rights to distribute the manga in English, and the series was later adapted into a 12 episode anime series from Madhouse. The series first aired in Japan in 2015, and later debuted its English language broadcast on Adult Swim's Toonami block in 2016.

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