The world of One-Punch Man has become a vibrant world thanks to its manga, and many of those creations are thanks to Yusuke Murata. The artist approached original man behind One-Punch Man Man to make a manga, and its story helped turn the anime into the hit it has become. So, it should come as little surprise fans are taking time to mourn with Murata as the artist goes deals with a family tragedy.
Over on Twitter, Murata posted a message alerting fans of his father’s passing.
“I want to appreciate my father who has laid down his burdens,” the artist wrote, reference his father.
The tweet was joined by a second post by Kensuke Murata, Yusuke’s brother.
“Our father passed away this morning,” the man wrote.
荷が降りた父に、心からお疲れ様だなー。— 村田雄介 (@NEBU_KURO) May 10, 2019
父が今朝亡くなりました。— 村田謙介 (@KensukeMurata) May 10, 2019
For fans, this statement put brakes on a growing mantra shared by some. As One-Punch Man blows through its second season, plenty of fans want more of the caped baldy. However, the anime’s mixed reviews have those followers heading to the manga, prompting readers to ask for new chapters again and again. As such, Murata has found himself inundated with asks, but they have quieted in the wake of his father’s passing. Fans admit their desire for new content does not outweigh Murata’s need to mourn, so don’t be too surprised if the next chapter of One-Punch Man is delayed any.
One-Punch Man Season 2 is streaming on Hulu. The season is directed by Chikara Sakurai for new production studio J.C. Staff. The new season is described as follows, "Saitama is a hero who only became a hero for fun. After three years of “special training,” he’s become so strong that he’s practically invincible. In fact, he’s too strong—even his mightiest opponents are taken out with a single punch. Now, the great seer Madame Shibabawa’s prediction about the Earth being doomed seems to be coming true as the frequency of monster incidents escalates. Alongside Genos, his faithful disciple, Saitama begins his official hero duties as a member of the Hero Association, while Garou, a man utterly fascinated by monsters, makes his appearance."
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