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Onepunch Man Review Vol 5

With the Class S heroes proving to be no match for him, that will save the city?

Feeling a conflict, fantastic Classs hero Puri Puri Prisoner breaks out of prison to take on this particular villain! Together with ninja Speed and the cyborg Genos -o'-Sound Sonic joining the fight, these heroes are made to make use of their powers to save the city all.

This is a change in the number of much more and smaller rapidly decided fights the show has revealed up to now, as we really get to find out multiple heroes take on the Deep-Sea King in a drawn-out and incredibly amusing fight. I truly loved getting to see multiple heroes fight, keeping things interesting while bringing the narrative toward its epic poem if somewhat unavoidable finish. Despite crossing the length of the volume, this fight is crisply paced and never drags on, letting the amazing graphics of Yusuke Murata do a lot of the exposition.

Despite the fact that the overarching narrative mostly recedes in the background in favour of the activity, among the best facets with this volume aside in the actions was the participation of a broader selection of heroes in the struggle from the Deep-Sea King beyond Saitama. This formed the meat of the narrative as we got to see a bit more about each heroes' character with every one of their small private narratives forming part of the bigger overarching fight as they fought from the King. It was interesting to determine the interactions between a broader selection of heroes, helping flesh out the world slightly beyond Saitama.

I especially appreciated the introduction of Mumen Rider, a Class C hero who understands he isn't especially powerful but needs to save individuals however, as he illustrated lots of the spirit that feels right at home in a superhero show. The introduction of rider played in nicely with the own subtle progression in Saitama, due to the additional touch of style Saitama was imbued by this growth with and that I loved viewing the sequel of the train of thought in the last volume that found him getting heat from citizens. I am liking the show is slowly beginning to grow Saitama beyond a one-note (yet incredibly amusing) character, which volume did a great job in that respect following the fight with all the King. This culminated in a poignant ending which was an exceptional mental capstone to the arc that was incredibly fulfilling while suitably understated.

There is not too much else to say about the artwork in this volume of Yusuke Murata but to notice that it is completely astounding. The level of detail with is really remarkable, making this volume a visual treat he draws. Panels are laid out nicely as well as the drawing are not clutter, making the action scenes pop. In addition , there are several full page spreads in this volume that highlight a few of the climactic minutes, turning this volume into something from a hit action movie. As usual, Murata shifts to an incredibly in-depth one to highlight the shift in tone representing difference in our hero's mind-set, complementing the ebb and flow of the narrative efficiently from a cartoony version of Saitama. One-Punch Man is this kind of show that is powerful visually, which volume might be the strongest attempt yet of Murata.

When there's something to knock on on this volume, it is the show' hallmark humour is not actually anywhere to be discovered. I found myself wishing for just a couple of minutes of comedic relief, although that is understandable taking into consideration the volume targets creating one seriously heroic fight sequence. The show had balanced this facet nicely in the preceding volumes, and I'd have liked to have seen only a tad more to maintain things from becoming too serious.

Although those looking for the series' hallmark humour might be let down, this volume was paced and amusing throughout. Additionally, I loved the touch of development we get for Saitama, resulting in a finish that comes in an emotionally satisfying manner.



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