VIZ Media Announces the Print Release of the One-Punch Man Manga
VIZ Media delivers the print debut of the One-Punch manga in September 2015 with the release of Volumes 1 and 2.
The action-comedy manga series created by writer ONE and artist Yusuke Murata is rated “T” for Teens and the print volumes will carry an MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN each. Future print editions of the series, which is also ongoing in Japan, will be published in English on a bimonthly basis under VIZ Media’s Shonen Jump imprint.
In anticipation of the forthcoming print launch, VIZ Media invites readers to enjoy the first three chapters of One-Punch Man in a special free digital preview available now for a limited time on VIZManga.com and the VIZ MANGA App. Please check select partner sites for similar availability.
For digital manga readers, One-Punch Man Volumes 1-7 are also now available from VIZManga.com and the VIZ MANGA App for the iPad®, iPhone® and iPod® touch, Android-powered smart phones and tablets. The volumes also may be purchased through the NOOK, Kindle, Kobo, comiXology, iBooks and Google Play stores.
In One-Punch Man, nothing about Saitama passes the eyeball test when it comes to superheroes, from his lifeless expression to his bald head to his unimpressive physique. However, this average-looking guy has a not-so-average problem – he just can’t seem to find an opponent strong enough to take on. Every time a promising villain appears, he beats the snot out of ’em with one punch. Can Saitama finally find an opponent who can go toe-to-toe with him and give his life some meaning? Or is he doomed to a life of super-powered boredom?
“Prepare for a one-two knockout combo of superhero-inspired action meets comedy in One-Punch Man,” says Andy Nakatani, Editor in Chief, Weekly Shonen Jump. “Many fans have already become captivated by the series through its digital serialization in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. Now, beginning with the release of the first two volumes in September, print readers have the opportunity to enjoy the dynamic illustrations and kinetic fight scenes of the manga series that put a unique twist on the classic superhero story. Also, don’t miss the special digital preview that offers the opening chapters of this hilarious series for a limited time!”