'One Punch Man' Gets Gritty Makeover In New Concept Art

One Punch Man isn’t the kind of guy you want to cross. Sure, Saitama is a laid-back dude, but the overpowered hero does not take kindly to people mocking his face. However, after seeing Michael Chang’s take on the hero, you will wish Saitama looked serious more often.

Over on Art Station, the concept artist took One Punch Man out for a spin with a new sketch. The artwork, which can be seen here, shows an array of heroes and villains from the shonen series.

Of course, Saitama is seen front and center in the sketch. The black-and-white piece makes the hero looks less egg-shaped than usual. The realistic portrait of Saitama defines his wide eyes and high cheekbones, but his lean body has not changed too much. Saitama still has muscle definition where he needs it, but if you really miss the guy’s goofy look, don’t worry.

Just look towards the bottom-left of Saitama. You will see that Chang included his own drawing of the round-face hero after all.

Aside from Saitama, the gritty concept artwork pays homage to guys like Genos, Silver Fang, Blast, Watchdog Man, Drive Knight, Fubuki, Garou, Boros, and more.

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.

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