It’s been about 2 years since the One Punch Man anime finished its 2nd season. The show was a hit following Madhouse’s adaptation in 2015, and was fairy less popular with J.C. Staff’s sequel. Still, the franchise is big, and fans are still hopeful and anticipating another season. Although it’s not in sight yet, the illustrator for the manga adaptation of ONE’s story, Yusuke Murata, directed and posted a One Punch Man anime short on Twitter:
The video short is slightly shorter than 2 minutes, and has no sound. Titled “Go! Saitama”, the anime short follows Saitama as he realizes there’s a supermarket sale and rushes to make it. We see a creative display of him running to make it, and it’s definitely something OPM fans can appreciate. Genos makes an appearance, as well as Puri-Puri Prisoner. The tweet says that he made the clip in his free time, since the latest chapter of the manga was delayed due to various reasons.
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The original webcomic version of One-Punch Man was created by ONE in 2009. The manga remake illustrated by Yusuke Murata started on Shueisha’s Tonari no Young Jump website on June 14, 2012. The 1st anime adaptation was announced on March 10, 2015. Directed by Shingo Natsume (currently working on Sonny Boy) at Madhouse, it ran for 12 episodes. The 2nd season’s announcement came in September 2016. Both the studio and director changed (J.C. Staff and Chikara Sakurai), and the sequel aired in 2019.
Below the anime short tweet, Yusuke Murata also said that he hopes to learn more and be able to add voice, music and sound effects, and that he would like to work on various works besides One Punch Man. The reception from fans was also incredible, for which he thanked everyone and said they’ll continue to focus on making better products.
Source: Yusuke Murata Twitter
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