‘One Punch Man’ Releasing 2 U.S. Volumes In 2018

If you need more One Punch Man in your life, then you are in luck. Simon & Schuster has plans for the manga yet, and it involves bringing at least two volumes stateside next year.

2018 will mark the arrival of two new manga volumes in the U.S. One Punch Man will have its 13th and 14th volumes imported to the west through Simon & Schuster and Viz Media. The volumes are slated to go on sale in March 2018 and July 2018 respectively. There is no word on whether volume 15 will also head to the U.S. in 2018, but it did go live in Japan not long ago. The volume hit shelves on December 14 abroad.

You can catch up on the rest of One Punch Man’s manga now if you are in the U.S. Volumes 1-12 have already been printed for readers abroad. The last volume went on sale back in September, and it houses six chapters like an omake.

For those unfamiliar with the One Punch Man series, here is a summary of the plot from Viz Media:

"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!"

The series first started as an ongoing web-comic by the author that goes by One, in early 2009. The comic went viral and so a full remake and publication of the series began in 2012 on Shueisha's Young Jump Web Comics website. Viz Media brought the manga to America in 2016 in the Weekly Shonen Jump digital magazine. One Punch's anime series was created by Madhouse and first aired in Japan in late 2015, and was dubbed for English in the summer of 2016. The anime and manga both have had huge international success and recognition since release, winning New York Times Manga's Best Sellers List, was nominated for an Eisner Award, and the anime was also featured on the popular Toonami block.

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