In the world of art, there are varying levels of talent and snobbery depending on who you talk to. There are plenty of classical artists who would turn their nose to anime. And, in return, there are dozens of animators who would rather bang their head against a desk than to enter a museum. However, there is one fan out there trying to change all that with their own fan-art. Thanks to one hilarious netizen, fans of One-Punch Man can see what Saitama would look like if Leonard Di Vinci got a crack at him.
Over on Imgur, user @ItsTheLeviathan shared an impressive photo edit they did using One-Punch Man and the Mona Lisa.
"I vectorized, printed on canvas, textured, and framed a 3 foot tall painting of One-Punch Man," the user wrote. Looking at the photo, it is hard to deny its ingenuity. Fans can see Saitama's bald head hit delicately whilst his nearly nonexistent eyebrows play in the shadows. Dressed in his yellow suit, fans can see his wipe cape draped just so over his shoulders, and Saitama's blank stare could give Mona Lisa a run for her money.
Unsurprisingly, fans of One-Punch Man are clamoring over the picture. All over the world, people are pleading to buy a copy of the picture to frame in their own homes, and can you really blame them for the request?
If you're not familiar with One-Punch Man, then it is time you did so. Created in 2009, the series began as a webcomic created by an author using the pseudyonym One.
One-Punch Man follows a hero named Saitama in a disaster-prone world. The character is known as the strongest superhero of Z-City since he can easily defeat anyone - or anything - with a single punch. However, Saitama misses the thrill of battle and becomes desperate to find a villain who can actually challenge him. One-Punch Man follows Saitama and his fellow heroes as they take on horrifying monsters, struggle to save the world, and gain recognition for their heroic efforts.
Fans flocked to the comic, so Japan's Shueisha remade the series alongside One and illustrator Yusuke Murata. The remake debuted in 2012, and Madhouse used the manga as the basis for their One-Punch Man anime. The show, which debuted in 2015, was praised by fans and critics who enjoyed the show's all-out action and parodic humor. The anime's popularity has helped One-Punch Man thrive over the past few years as its manga houses more than 65 chapters. Its U.S. debut put One-Punch Man on the New York Times Best-Sellers list, and it has even been nominated for an Eisner Award.0comments
Later this year, One-Punch Man is set to return with its second season. No official release date has been announced, but confirmation of the new episodes was given last year.