'One Punch Man' Honors Snow Day With Saitama

One Punch Man is definitely one of the more highly respected works by anime and manga fans because [...]

One Punch Man is definitely one of the more highly respected works by anime and manga fans because of its ability to go from comedy to action in a blink of an eye. This is also due to ONE's quirky character designs that elevate the comedy even more.

This is especially true for the main character of the series, Saitama, whose blank face has been the butt of the joke for years. But who would've guessed this simple design would be easy to replicate in the snow?

Remember the graffiti Saitama? Well, now it snowed and he's appearing on the football field. from r/anime

Spotted by Reddit user Ar4l, one student quickly drew out a surprisingly accurate Saitama on a school's football field as the snowstorm covered everything in white. Not only does it show the strength of the design, as it's still recognizable as Saitama, but how simple it is at the same time that it's quick enough to draw out in a snow storm.

It's just one of the many reasons fans love One Punch Man.

Illustrator for the Weekly Shonen Jump version of the series, Yusuke Murata also regularly shares art that sets the Internet on fire like his sketches of famous Dragon Ball characters. 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.