Yusuke Murata announced on his Twitter on May 18, 2023, that One Punch Man manga will be on break.
The recent chapter of One Punch Man features the continuation of Saitama, the main character of the series, and Tatsumaki, the rank two professional hero of the Hero Association, fight; however, it might be forcibly stopped due to Tatsumaki’s injury.
The Reason for the Delay
Murata apologized for the delay with the following statement:
“I apologize for the delay in the announcement, and regret to inform you that there will be no new chapter of “One Punch Man” in this week’s issue of “Tonari no Young Jump.” I appreciate your understanding and patience.“
Murata revealed that the reason behind the break is because of him not feeling very well for a month now. Nevertheless, he has significantly recovered and reiterated that he will resume working on the manga.
Also, the break shouldn’t take long because chapter 183, which the author confirmed was supposed to be released on April 20, 2023, is already ready to be published and is expected to be released on June 1, 2023.
One Punch Man Webcomic Returns
However, fans shouldn’t worry that much because contrary to the manga’s break, its webcomic version made a comeback on May 13 after being on a hiatus for almost two years.
About One Punch Man
One Punch Man is a Japanese superhero manga and is one of the best-selling manga series of all time, with over 30 million copies sold by April 2020.
The original webcomic of its manga was developed by ONE in 2009, but its digital manga remake was published on Shueisha’s Tonari no Young Jump website by Yusuke Murata in June 2012.
Moreover, One Punch Man’s anime adaptation first season by Madhouse was aired in Japan in 2015, its second season by J.C.Staff was aired in 2019, and it has been confirmed that a third season will be released.
One Punch Man Illustrator
Yusuke Murata is One Punch Man’s illustrator who took the manga’s art style to a different level, which made it even more popular. His digital manga remake has already had 27 volumes released as of November 2022.
Meanwhile, on May 18, the announcement of Yusuke Murata on Twitter about the manga’s temporary break was the latest issue of Tonari No Young Jump magazine.