Saitama, the protagonist of One-Punch Man, has certainly had his fair share of merchandise over the years, but a new figure promises to bring a certain iconic pose to your collection.
The Japanese toy company Banpresto is coming out with a brand-new figure of Saitama in his classic yellow-and-red suit with white cape. Even better? Saitama has the one clenched fist down while the other flips his cape back behind him. If you're a fan of the franchise, the pose should be instantly familiar.
You can check out the figure below:
Saitama is here to save the day! Banpresto is coming out with a brand new premium #OnePunchMan figurine featuring Saitama in his iconic fist pose, just in time for the start of Season 2 in April 2019! Pre-order today~— Aitai☆Kuji (@AitaiKuji) December 10, 2018
Release Date: April 2019//t.co/Nxe9QpZiWs pic.twitter.com/UQVX6LKZvK
What do you think of the figure? Is this the sort of thing you'd purchase for your collection? Let us know in the comments!
For those unfamiliar with One-Punch Man, the series follows Saitama, a regular working stiff who one day puts a stop to a violent villain attack. After this fight, he is inspired to become a hero. Training his body hard every single day, he eventually gains 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 7 million hits in June 2012, illustrator Yusuke Murata approached ONE about redrawing the series for a release in Shuiesha's Weekly Young Jump spinoff webcomics. Several volumes have been released since, and the anime adaptation is based on the remake.