After his previous tweet caused much confusion, Yusuke Murata, the illustrator of One Punch Man, has now clarified that the manga is not ending.
According to him, it was the current “Garou episode” that was coming to an end.
“I only meant that the ‘Garou chapter’ will be settled. Sorry for causing you concern,” Murata clarified.
The confusion stemmed from Murata’s reply to Made in Abyss author Akihito Tsukushi’s tweet, whose literal translation mentioned that the “series” is coming to an end.
“This series is about to come to an end, but we will do our best together with ONE sensei,” Murata wrote in his tweet.
While many (including us) believed that the series was coming to an end, there were fans who argued that Murata was talking about the current story arc.
One Punch Man is a manga series created by One, who wrote the original webcomic version of the story in early 2009. A digital manga remake, written by One and illustrated by Murata, began on Shueisha’s Tonari no Young Jump website in 2012.
As of June 2022, the manga’s chapters have been compiled into 26 tankobon volumes. Viz Media has licensed the remake manga for English language release and has serialized it in its Weekly Shonen Jump digital magazine.
One Punch Man tells the story of Saitama, a superhero who, because he can defeat any opponent with a single punch, grows bored from a lack of challenge.
An anime adaptation produced by Madhouse was broadcast in Japan from October to December 2015. A second season, produced by J.C.Staff, was broadcast from April to July 2019.