'One Punch Man' Illustrator Confirms Next Chapter's Release

One Punch Man is in the middle of a highly successful run in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump, and that's part in due to illustrator Yusuke Murata's fantastic art.

Being the beast he is, especially following the previous massive chapter, Murata has confirmed that his take on ONE's One Punch Man is coming sooner than you think.

On a stream illustrator Murata usually holds, he confirmed that the next chapter of One Punch Man is coming December 28. This is especially shocking news for fans considering the hundred plus pages he adapted from ONE's original webcomic. On top of that, Murata even plans to release his own original manga before the year is over as well.

Yusuke Murata also regularly shares art that sets the Internet on fire. He previously shared a sketch of the series' second lead Genos in a much cooler pose to also celebrate the new chapter. Murata's art is so great, he has also contributed to Marvel projects, even going so far as to draw an official poster for Spider-Man: Homecoming to commemorate its Japanese boxset release.

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. A second season of the series is currently in the works.