Update: On July 8, 2022, Murata clarified that he was talking about the ‘Garou episode’ ending and not the complete manga. Read the whole story here.
Yusuke Murata, the illustrator of One Punch Man manga, revealed on twitter on July 7, 2022, that the manga is about to come to an end soon.
“This series is about to come to an end, but we will do our best together with ONE sensei,” Murata wrote in his tweet.
The illustrator said this while replying to Made in Abyss author Akihito Tsukushi’s tweet about wanting to see Saitama’s real battle.
“I’m so excited to see Saitama’s real battle, starting with him coming out in colors that ‘give him the feeling of a raspo that can never be beaten’…! What’s with this crazy but too easy-to-understand battle delivery,” Tsukushi’s tweet read.
Murata also congratulated Tsukushi on the second season of Made in Abyss starting its broadcast.
“Congratulations to Tsukushi-sensei for starting the second season of Made in Abyss! I will check it out today!”
However, while the literal translation of the tweet mentions that the “series” is coming to an end, there are many who argued that the series here only depicts the current ongoing arc of the manga.
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.