My Reading Brain

One-Punch Man, Vol. 2

By: ONE, Yusuke Murata (Illustrator)
Series: ワンパンマン [One Punch Man] (#2)
Summary: A manga series that packs quite the punch!

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! He's easily taken out a number of monsters, including a crabby creature, a malicious mosquito girl and a muscly meathead. But his humdrum life takes a drastic turn when he meets Genos - a cyborg who wants to uncover the secret behind his strength!

Review: Volume 2 continues Saitama’s search for someone who can actually challenge him. Saitama's encounters with villains this time include a ninja who aims to destroy his reputation.

So far, I have found the storyline very predictable. I also find the motivation behind Saitama’s actions to be very boring, but I suspect that’s because of his attitude towards everything. With what has been setup, hopefully this will change in the next volume.This is a solid second volume, which should hopefully be a good starting point for the rest of the series. I’m looking forward to the rest of the series and hope that Saitama’s motives will become more interesting as the series progresses. I’m looking forward to seeing how Saitama’s journey progresses and it will be interesting to see what challenges he faces. I’m also hoping that the series provides more depth to his character and his motivations.

With its good pacing and world-building, I’m confident that the story will be a wild ride.