One Punch Man Volume 2 Review

One Punch Man Volume 2

By One, Yusuke Murata (illustrator), and John Terry (translator)

Check out my reviews of the other volumes in the series here.

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!

Summary from Goodreads.

Volume 2 of One Punch Man continues directly on from the first volume. I actually believe that if you are unable to find the first volume to read before volume 2, you will not miss out on too much; and a lot of things from the first volume are expanded on in here so you actually do get caught up quickly.

The art style is again a very blocky one in comparison to other manga artist styles, but it does work in favour for this manga. It has been a while since I have read any mangas (I am more of a comic book reader personally), so whilst it is a tad weird for me, I am starting to get use to the different drawing styles.

The storyline is very predictable for me so far. I am also finding the motivation behind Saitama very boring, but I suspect that is because of his attitude towards everything. Hopefully in the next volume, with what has been setup, this will change.

A solid second volume, which should hopefully be a good start to the rest of this series.

3/5

Have you read One Punch Man Volume 1? What did you think of it? Let me know in the comments below.

Check it out on Goodreads here.

Purchase it on Amazon here.

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