'One Punch Man's Illustrator Has Done Some Insane 'Dragon Ball' Artwork

One Punch Man is a series held in high regard by fans for its comedy, but the art in the Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump version of the series is one of the reasons it's huge with fans.

The illustrator Yusuke Murata often puts his spin on other series, and fans will definitely love to see his take on Dragon Ball.

His Dragon Ball sketches range everywhere from a great Nappa and Vegeta sketch (where Nappa looks cooler than he ever has), a grittier take on God of Destruction Beerus, his take on the stare down between Goku and Vegeta during the Saiyan saga, and a cute sketch of Android 18 and Krillin. These sketches are great, and fans would definitely want to see more Dragon Ball characters in Murata's style.

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.