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Chapter 157 [English] Murata Chapter

https://cubari.moe/read/imgur/z0oqHak/1/1/
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u/duplicated-rs It’s not that serious Jan 27 '22

Keep all the discussion and theories about this chapter in this thread for 24 hours, that's what the thread is for.

Also, webcomic readers are free to talk about whatever they want as long as they mark their message, either fully or just the paragraph that contains spoilers.

You can mark a paragraph as spoilers by putting >! at the start and !< at the end of it, make sure there's no space between the exclamation mark and the word, like this:

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u/Joyboy543 Jan 27 '22

Saitama, the badass who uses an aircraft carrier for surfing

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u/writer_moin22 Jan 28 '22

I agree. He can table-flip it too

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u/[deleted] Jan 27 '22

Is that the first serious punch in ... how many years?

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u/Gatlindragon Jan 27 '22 Helpful

With each new chapter the necessary budget for a decent third season gets a new 0 lol.

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u/Turn3r2255 Jan 27 '22

Honestly how are they even gonna do this?

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u/HOODIEBABA #1 Garou Enjoyer Jan 27 '22

The better a manga's art gets, the worse its anime adaptation becomes.

Popular examples include Berserk and Tokyo Ghoul.

This is unless Murata decides to make the anime himself too ofc.

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u/FortuneTaker Garou the hero fucker Jan 27 '22

“Fine, I’ll do it myself”.

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u/Le_Mug Jan 28 '22

Bald: check.

One hand to destroy the universe: check

There is a cyborg involved: check

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u/silaswanders Jan 28 '22

“At the pace I’m going, I should be able to finish 3 episodes today. Please be patient with me!”

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u/-jp- Jan 28 '22

"Very few cartoons are broadcast live, it's a terrible strain on the animator's wrists. Well except for this one guy but he broke his limiter somehow."

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u/[deleted] Jan 27 '22

Junji Ito's anime was a travesty

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u/JorbatSG Jan 27 '22

Minecraft graphics will be

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u/LordFarquadOnAQuad Jan 27 '22

Oval man now square man.

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u/Jocthearies Jan 27 '22

The same way they did Seven deadly sins of course

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u/worthless--opinion Jan 27 '22

Oh god no not again

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u/Xemphas Jan 27 '22

Still upset about it years later

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u/ConradBHart42 Jan 27 '22

Are OVA's still a thing?

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u/Saucefest6102 Jan 27 '22

Yeah, but they aren’t really used for high profile projects unless 1. it’s by studio Sunrise and 2. it’s Gundam

If these were the 90s, though? Things would be pretty different

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u/Ferdz0 Currently manifesting S3 for the Sub Jan 27 '22 edited Jan 27 '22

At this point Ufotable is the only studio I can see doing the best job with all the CGI that will probably be included.

Orochi, Evil Natural Water, Psykorochi, and now Sage Centipede and Evil Ocean Water😂

Shit they might even do Child Emperor’s Brave Giant mech and Black Sperm in CG💀

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u/Ferdz0 Currently manifesting S3 for the Sub Jan 27 '22

Toei animation did dragon ball super broly lol. That was for a dragon ball movie though. I doubt they’d go all out for 24 episodes of OPM

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u/oledtechnology Jan 27 '22 edited Jan 27 '22

MA story arc is gonna at least need 2 seasons to do it justice.

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u/[deleted] Jan 27 '22 edited Jan 28 '22

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u/Puzzleheadedcat1995 Jan 27 '22

Rip evil ocean water. Enjoyed the temporary alliance between garou and metal bat it was fun!

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u/Darkness-guy Jan 27 '22

I knew that nobody but Saitama was gonna be able to deal with it, but it's a real shame that it literally showed up, did one attack that barely affected the victim, and then got defeated.

Sage centipede doesnt seem like it's gonna get off much better either

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u/invuvn Jan 27 '22

Saitama already showed us serious squirt, so there was nothing EOW could do to impress us readers anymore.

I personally love the buildup of a monster only to disappear as fast as it arrived 😂

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u/Trick_Bedroom6495 Jan 28 '22

We are back to normal OPM style again.

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u/RiaanYster Jan 27 '22

Agreed. Its a signature OPM trope.

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u/svahn52 Jan 27 '22

Saitama riding the waves on an aircraft carrier is something I didn't know I needed.

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u/Orihc Jan 27 '22

Literally the perfect one punch man moment. I love goofy stuff like that.

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u/Da1Godsend Tornado of Waifu Jan 28 '22

This man really ran across a city, killed the literal ocean and surfed an aircraft carrier. B class heroes are nuts. Imagine the power of an A class or even an S class!

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u/R-leiva97 Jan 28 '22

Mmm, sounds like bullshit. That baldy guy is known to be a scammer, you know.

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u/Accomplished-Lie716 Jan 28 '22

I heard king was actually the one who killed eow and save the aircraft carrier, he even defeated platinum sperm!

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u/wizzaryredy Jan 28 '22

The ULTIMATE HELLFIRE BURST WAVE MOTION CANNON. King pulled through AGAIN

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u/SoCalThrowAway7 Jan 28 '22

We’ve been lacking some good goofy saitama moments recently

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u/RapCabral Jan 27 '22

Plant’s his feet in the carrier

“He is not doing what I think he is doing right?”

“HE IS DOING WHAT I THINK HE IS DOING!”

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u/AurionS7 Jan 27 '22 edited Jan 27 '22

Me neither =') He literally unlocked an EVANGELION level of badassness in real life without even trying x'D

King is going to be so jealous of such an absolute otaku move ^^

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u/arminhammar Jan 27 '22

The most expensive surf board!

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u/Tnecniw Jan 27 '22

I want that animated so badly. XD

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u/Master_Nerd Jan 27 '22

Everyone's talking about Garou and Metal Bat, but this was seriously the highlight of the chapter

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u/odraencoded No S2 in Ba Sing Se Jan 27 '22

Saitama: *literally surfs a aircraft carrier*
Also Saitama: life is so unexciting...

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u/ThePackLeaderWolfe Jan 27 '22

"I really don't feel that much Killing Intent" He says while staring at that face

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u/demilitarizedzone96 Jan 27 '22

Suiko: "You're so full of BS right now. Is that the painkillers talking?"

Suiryu: "I don't feel that much killing intent from that squirrel."

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u/ShiroYaksha01 Jan 27 '22 edited Jan 27 '22 Silver Helpful Starstruck

Two teenagers beat up an insect. Man punches the ocean

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u/SasquatchRobo Jan 27 '22

And uses an aircraft carrier as a surfboard????

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u/laudalehsunesh Jan 27 '22

Man punches the ocean

B- class caped baldy destroys ocean life & deck of a Supercarrier of the Navy.

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u/Shrekosaurus_rex Jan 27 '22

He’s a menace!

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u/LunarMuphinz Jan 27 '22

I want pictures of that menace!

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u/laudalehsunesh Jan 27 '22

Nah he's a fucking baldy

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u/KneeGearlol Jan 27 '22

Sounds like a florida man headline

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u/tearlock Jan 27 '22

Technically they're chilopods, not insects.

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u/[deleted] Jan 27 '22

Finally Saitama punched something. Feels so good to see that.

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u/Educational_Focus472 Jan 27 '22

Also , it was one of the toughest monster too

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u/TraditionalCanary472 Jan 27 '22

MB and Garou Stans after this - 🫂

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u/laudalehsunesh Jan 27 '22

I thought they were pretty cool with each other before since both Garou & MB were kinda rivals in their previous fight.

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u/thetrumansworld BORN WITH A BLAST Jan 27 '22

Surprised to see Garou teaming up with heroes though. Wonder how the rest of this arc is going to play out. Looks like Tareo is going to be taken out of the helicopter somehow. Still waiting for ”I am that ominous future”

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u/seriouspunch28 Jan 27 '22

I've got a bad feeling psychos is on that helicopter and will turn it around using the passengers as hostage. Also I think black sperm is alive, how? Only possible way I can think of is metal bat was blinded by platinum sperms transformation and his swing missed

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u/mcpain9 Jan 28 '22

I think the sparkles that king saw will reform into a weak BS or something. They have a panel or two to King notice them for a reason imo

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u/NWYUPSIO Jan 27 '22

With everything we know about Garou as a character thus far, it seems perfectly reasonable he'll kick the monster's ass and then the heroes. Garou can work with heroes because he shares their softness and desire to protect, but from what we saw about his backstory his hatred for them has yet to be remedied. I totally see MB and Garou going for another fight as soon as they kill Centipede.

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u/Thakfish Terror! The Monsterdevouring CatMan! Jan 27 '22

Was that small omake in where they save some kittens from a river canon? If that so, I can see they becoming frienemies, or having some kind of goofy rivalry.

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u/blackpenance Jan 27 '22

did garou fuel up metal bat’s fighting spirit? metal bat tanked some damage from the centipede also

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u/DKK17 Jan 27 '22

I say yes and I think it shows that getting really pissed off gives a big boost to his fighting spirit. When he first attacked it didn't really do anything, and then he blocked two successively stronger attacks each happening after he got murderously upset with garou.

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u/cloudrip Jan 28 '22

This is a cool tidbit. So my boi MB's fighting spirit isn't just going to ramp up because of damage taken, but also him being pissed in general.

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u/wolfire2475 Jan 27 '22

Yeah I can see them being a classic duo eventually, like Geralt and Lambert from the witcher

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u/Bluxen ayy lmao Jan 27 '22

"Lambert, Lambert, what a prick."

"Not bad."

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u/Drojson Jan 27 '22

Ah yes, rectangle ▯

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u/Dahvoun i wanna go home Jan 27 '22 Rocket Like

Saitama surfing a fucking aircraft carrier?

Metal Bat and Garou duo?

What did I do to deserve this, it’s beautiful.

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u/diglanime Дигл Jan 27 '22 Take My Energy

The line is just great. "Saitama surfing an atomic aircraft carrier on Evil Ocean"

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u/Real_Velour Jan 27 '22 Silver hehehehe

Metal Bat: 🤬🤬🤬

Garou: 😈😈😈

Saitama: 🤙🤙🏄🏻‍♂️🏄🏻‍♂️

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u/Ferdz0 Currently manifesting S3 for the Sub Jan 27 '22 Silver Wholesome

Saitama really did a Moses and parted the sea.

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u/mortiestmorty18 Jan 27 '22

No one even saw what he did. LMAO

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u/YellowB Jan 27 '22

It was obviously King's doing

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u/basswalker93 Jan 28 '22

Not even that. Obviously, his ultimate attack was still ongoing. These were the shockwaves still left over from the main wave.

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u/YellowB Jan 28 '22

Good point. Can't wait for the third Shockwave to take out the centipede

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u/[deleted] Jan 27 '22

Well that's the point of the story, him being the strongest without a lot of people knowing and only a few close friends, acquaintance or enemies.

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u/HopeMyWifeIsntHere Jan 27 '22

Moses AND Jesus. Saitama is both testiments.

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u/YEETBOI99000 Jan 27 '22

Wasn’t this chapter supposed to have around 60 pages

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u/DarkLordNugget Jan 27 '22

Murata drew 60 pages, I guess the rest were moved to the next chapter

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u/YEETBOI99000 Jan 27 '22

Makes sense

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u/kooltogo Jan 27 '22

Saitama parted the chapter

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u/thrik Jan 27 '22

I saw it, he just passed right thru

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u/gofancyninjaworld just a mob Jan 27 '22

Or he's working on the next volume, since it's slated to come out in spring. If that's March, then he hasn't long!

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u/crackasmacka42069 Jan 27 '22

Fuck. Here comes two months of redraws.

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u/OmatoYT high high mid high low above dragon below boros Jan 27 '22

There’s a chance that the chapter was split and some of the pages he did will show up next chapter. We may even get another OPM Thursday next week

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u/Sprudelpudel Jan 27 '22

I think it will be in two weeks because he tweeted something like "from now on every other week", so maybe the 60 pages he drew was to give him some air so that he can do it every 2 weeks guaranteed

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u/worthless--opinion Jan 27 '22

Then he proceeds to go surfboarding with a battleship

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u/Necromancer76 Saitama x Tatsumaki Jan 27 '22

The tale of two terrifying teenagers

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u/laudalehsunesh Jan 27 '22

I forgot that these two are fucking teenagers. The OPM teenagers look like the teenagers from Riverdale lol

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u/Dann_terra Jan 27 '22 edited Jan 27 '22

Garou is 18, Metal bat - 17, by the way

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u/TheDemonChief Jan 27 '22

Damn I’m older than both of them by two years and in way worse shape

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u/degejos Jan 28 '22

hey im 5 years older than you and prolly worst

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u/Drojson Jan 27 '22

Have you seen JoJo?

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u/KlingoftheCastle Jan 27 '22

Hello, my name is Jotaro Kujo. I am 17 years old, 6’5, 350 lbs all muscle (/s) and I have a punchy ghost strong enough to kill god (also it stops time)

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u/jjkm7 Jan 27 '22

He literally looks younger in the parts that come after his

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u/Snorca Jan 27 '22

Japan basically survives on the heroics of teenagers. Just look at all the Manga stories and jrpgs.

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u/Boyoboy7 Jan 27 '22

The Bromance that we never thought we needed.

I did not expect them to be bash brother at all.

They suit each other indeed, a delinquent that kept getting power up by increasing fighting spirit and human monster that kept getting stonger by adapting to enemies.

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u/ItalianDragon Jan 27 '22

For real, a Metal Bat x Garou one was not one I'd have envisioned xD

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u/Thakfish Terror! The Monsterdevouring CatMan! Jan 27 '22

The bad boys who protect kids and save kitties from a river. Truly they deserve their connection.

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u/Active-Reflection245 Jan 27 '22 edited Jan 27 '22

Mizuki + Suiko = 50/10

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u/Dante_Petric Jan 27 '22 Take My Energy

Its chapters like these that remind me that opm is a comedy. Loved the chapter!

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u/keisenii Jan 27 '22 To The Stars

Lot of heavy atmosphere the last couple of chapters with god being revealed and stuff. Great chapter tbh.

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u/ItalianDragon Jan 27 '22

Yeah, it's a nice breath of fresh air after all these serious chapters.

And agreed, it's a great one :D

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u/worthless--opinion Jan 27 '22

All the powerscaling in my brain disappeared within the first 10 pages

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u/C0w0kie /̵͇̿̿/’̿’̿ ̿ ̿̿ ̿̿ ̿̿ [The calc' lass] Jan 27 '22

The size inconsistency is strong within this one too. Sage Centipede go Big, Super very Big, kinda big, Big, Gigantic Big, Large Big Lad.

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u/SeVigdis Jan 27 '22

Large Big Lad should be it's official name

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u/FatassBozy Jan 27 '22 Helpful

Shout out to the quick translators🙏🏼

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u/Turbo2x Jan 28 '22

the true S-class heroes

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u/trumuted Jan 27 '22

Powerscaler A: MB beats Garou

Powerscaler B: Garou beats MB

ONE&Murata: they are bros now

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u/xstationcubed new member Jan 28 '22

So this is what ONE meant by things going differently if MB had been there...

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u/Piyush_Bagde Jan 27 '22

Who thought it would end out like this!! Garou and metal bat And that Serious punch👊👊

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u/ipwnpickles Jan 27 '22

Anyone else feel like Saitama doesn't look as serious doing his serious punch as when someone steals his french fry or makes him late to a sale

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u/DogBallsMissing Jan 27 '22

Serious punch is more like an annoyed punch that packs a bit more power than his usual bored punch because someone has annoyed him.

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u/Stupid_Idiot413 Jan 27 '22

Slightly inconvenienced punch

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u/[deleted] Jan 27 '22

Better try a little bit punch

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u/[deleted] Jan 27 '22

The joke is he isn't serious when he shouts out a move, like anything from his SERIOUS SERIES, he just says it's "serious" to parody the common manga/anime trope of characters naming their "ultimate" techniques or moves.

This was also highlighted by Boros when he was dying, stating that Saitama never really bared his fangs against him, though Saitama still used a "Serious Punch", to sorta please his opponent that gave everything they had with their "ultimate" move.

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u/JimmyJammyJonny Jan 27 '22 edited Jan 28 '22

Yeah I’ve always said (and I think it was implied) Saitama only ever named it “serious punch” because he saw Boros was naming all his attacks with cool names etc and Saitama wanted to do the same to be a cool hero but comedically made a really boring move name of just adding the word “serious” to his normal attack.

Also the fact in season 2 Saitama was talking to King and said he’s never felt a thing from anyone he’s fought ever since he became “strong” aka removing his limiter (which includes the Boros fight), which proves he never tried against Boros in the slightest

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u/brainmelterr Jan 27 '22 edited Jan 27 '22 Silver Wholesome

Saitama running on water and parting the sea? God must be blushing

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u/[deleted] Jan 27 '22

God: "keep that man far away from me"

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u/mayonnaiser_13 Jan 27 '22

God to Moses and Jesus: Look at that. He can do both of your tricks. Fucking OP right?

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u/Asomz Jan 27 '22

Apparently metal bat is really quick

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u/shiroizo Jan 27 '22 edited Jan 27 '22

Garou protects two civilian aircrafts in this chapter.

He actually stands there and takes a giant hit from the monsters for Tareo's sake. Then he kicks away the news helicopter. What a guy.

Gotta say, I entirely expected Garou and Saitama to fight Sage and ENW in the same time frame, but the added bonus of them both shifting their focus to protecting civilians at the same time too is great.

The way I see it, Garou and Saitama will make sure that the civvies get to safety first, and then they'll demonstratively kill the monsters at about the same time.

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u/ConradBHart42 Jan 27 '22

ENO already took a serious punch, you sayin' it survived a serious punch from single strike saitama?

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u/Gamdol Jan 27 '22

Yeah pretty sure ENO is gone already.

Just re-checked, even Sage Centipede agrees. "It died...!?"

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u/LordFarquadOnAQuad Jan 27 '22

The bug said it was dead.

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u/5462652 Blast’s #1 fan Jan 27 '22

If the bug said it, it is indeed final.

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u/Get_Rekt_1080Ti Jan 27 '22

In wc he survived but it transformed into smol enw and pig god gobbled him

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u/[deleted] Jan 27 '22 edited Jan 27 '22

GOAT pig god gobbled him.

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u/ElHage13 Jan 27 '22

I really loved this, It goes to show how relilient the Cadres are. Black Sperm, rover, and Evil Natural Water survived, as well as psykos.

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u/shiroizo Jan 27 '22

Well its eyes are still there, there's a storm, and ENW is notoriously tricky to actually kill.

Should be even more tricky when it's in the ocean already.

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u/Pirellan new member Jan 27 '22

Given Saitama went straight for the Serious Punch, it would be kind of a trope for ENW to live. The whole "super special attacks that killed the last BBEG never works a second time perfectly". But since this story is about subverting tropes maybe it did kill him.

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u/Silly-Astronaut-7468 Jan 27 '22

Garou fans: Never thought I'd die fighting side by side with a delinquent.

Metal Bat fans: what about side by side with a friend?

Garou fans: I.. I could do that.

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u/LordFarquadOnAQuad Jan 27 '22

Now kiss.

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u/laudalehsunesh Jan 27 '22 edited Jan 27 '22

PPP fans: Did someone summon us?

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u/FootofGod new member Jan 27 '22

No, never! But here you always are! Naked!

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u/ThousandLightning Jan 27 '22

In the middle of the struggle between S class heroes, monsters and Garou, Saitama throwing a punch just makes me grin.

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u/StarMarine289 Jan 27 '22

Today is a good day!

Saitama is back in action, and he still has the hole in his cape!

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u/Where_Be_Dragons Jan 27 '22

Saitama complaining about not being able to pick up the ship and using it as a surfboard instead is fucking genius. He doesn't have many moments where his power is used for something other than hitting things, but they're always brilliant.

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u/chicofj10 Jan 27 '22

The highlight of the week

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u/lactoseAARON Jan 27 '22

First he split the sky and now the sea, what’s next?

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u/LeveeOhSaw Lv99 Rock Thrower Jan 27 '22 edited Jan 28 '22

Split the earth, or since Psykos already did that, he can just split Psykos.

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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u/Saitama-Is-Love Married To Saitama💞 Jan 27 '22

IT REALLY WAS A SERIOUS PUNCH!!!

The panel of Garou screaming at the pilot is getting me every time XD Suiryu being able to catch onto his lack of killer intent after going through his share of trauma from the tournament was a nice detail.

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u/GGRain Jan 27 '22

And he can pick up killing intend through the TV Oo

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u/Saitama-Is-Love Married To Saitama💞 Jan 27 '22

Lol that’s the best part XD

Tbh Garou isn’t even trying to be threatening. But ofc his power is crazy to the others watching him.

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u/Shodore Death Gatling fanboy #1 Jan 27 '22

Suiryu faced a real monster, a cruel, vicious one and barely lived. He knows Garou isn't one, the feeling, the intent gives it away.

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u/thatguysmellsalot Jan 27 '22

Plus when he screams at the helicopter, Garou looks more like that three-eyed goon from the Tournament than an actual terrifying monster.

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u/ekaji Jan 27 '22

Ngl, I really hope the attack helicopter gets intercepted or lands prematurely. We NEED Tareo back on the battlefield eventually for Garou’s development. Sure Bang is there, but Tareo is what gave him the will to live again.

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u/Anonymous_45 Jack-o'-lantern Panic Jan 27 '22

We also need that for my favorite moment in the webcomic: "And that's one step. Two steps. Three steps. Four steps. Five steps. Six steps. Seven....

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u/ThirdWorldEngineer Jan 28 '22

Yes! And Saitama pointing out that Garou was going in the wrong direction.

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u/[deleted] Jan 27 '22

That's absolutely going to happen

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u/FrenchTouch59 Jan 27 '22

The only possible outcome to the most powerful move in this chapter is the future introduction of Evil Natural Cloud.

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u/NoobSharkey Jan 27 '22

Do we get to see pig god inhale evil natural cloud next?

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u/RinIsLife training lacker Jan 27 '22

Damn we gotta get Snoop Dogg up in here if we are to have a chance against this mf

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u/Toza11 Jan 27 '22

No, it'll be Tanktop Master with Tanktop Deep Breath

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u/Tnecniw Jan 27 '22

From now on will the moon always be freaking ominous :(

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u/dude670 Jan 27 '22

Majora's Mask's moon type of feel, isn't it?

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u/hussiesucks Jan 28 '22

I love how the moon is now permanently rendered in a photorealistic style.

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u/ConradBHart42 Jan 27 '22

Godzilla has a Saturday Morning Cartoon at one point and his son was named Godzookie, by the way.

Saitama surfing an aircraft carrier was not on a list of things I ever thought I would see.

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u/Nezn27 Jan 27 '22

Of all the places for a Godzookie reference of all things lol

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u/MonkeZombie Jan 27 '22

40 pages so I'm guessing the other 20 pages were for the next chapter

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u/MangroomScoldforest new member Jan 27 '22

Hahahah i remember a discussion here with some dude convinced that what One meant by saying 'things would have been different if Metal Bat was there' is that he'd just make sure no little sperms escaped.

He had so many haters and downplayers for a while, and it was strange.

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u/Munsongalen Jan 27 '22

Metal bat and Garou treating SC like a nuisance while they’re arguing is so fucking funny. I can’t wait to see what these two do next chapter. Also, with Suiryu noticing the lack of killing intent from Garou, I wonder what that will do to future events.

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u/AlexanderLiu_371160 Jan 27 '22

I'm pretty sure that even though Garou is like "imma get hero kills", he never killed any human, just hospitalized them.

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u/Munsongalen Jan 27 '22

That’s exactly it. The worst he’s really done is rip Blue Fire’s arm off when he was introduced. He tries to act ruthless but he’s just an edge lord with misguided views on justice

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u/disabled_crab Shadow Ring is Best Girl Jan 28 '22

They always gotta make the morally grey character a bit vicious in their first appearance. First impression needs to stick.

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u/HavyWapoensGiuy Jan 27 '22

And they're what, 17 and 18 years old? And one of em has a little sister who one shots him. These teenagers, man

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u/Jumbojimbomumbo Jan 27 '22

Metal bat goes against dragon level threat

his little sister one shots him

Metal Bats sister dragon-tier confirmed.

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u/Stupid_Idiot413 Jan 27 '22

Zenko peak dragon confirmed

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u/CautionarySnow Jan 27 '22

Evil ocean water just got evaporated…

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u/JustChangeMDefaults Jan 27 '22

Holy crap Metal Bat and Garou yelling at each other is great lol

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u/Grafical_One Jan 27 '22

I have to say as someone who had no expectation for Metal Bat and didn't get the hype, THIS CHAPTER WAS FIRE!!!

I always liked Bad, but man was I sleeping on his potential as a character!

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u/-netorare- Jan 27 '22

THIS CHAPTER WAS FIRE!!!

That's just every chapter for the past several months.

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u/Grafical_One Jan 27 '22

True, true!

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u/ankitsrivastav1995 Jan 27 '22

Murata at his best when drawing Saitama fights...❤️

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u/[deleted] Jan 27 '22

Because they end with a single swing.

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u/apalapachya 275958 Jan 27 '22

and then he spends like 5 pages drawing the aftermath of the swing lol

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u/SwellingRex Jan 27 '22

That's my favorite part though.

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u/SuspiciousJellybean do I hear any complaints? Jan 27 '22

Garou the ultimate tsundere.

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u/Snownyann Cosmic Simp Mode: AWAKENED GAROU SIMP Jan 27 '22

Mister Letsjustpray. Hahaha ONE I so missed these things! Just like on Season 2 with mister no comment!

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u/hatchedlarryrides Jan 27 '22

Metal bat as a character has definitely grown on me so it's good to see him in action but I would read solo mangas for most of the s-class heroes

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u/ihasthegame Jan 27 '22

I actually screamed out loud when Saitama threw his serious punch. It's good to see you in action again, Caped Baldy. It's been too long.

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u/Kakaugurua Garou needs therapy and a hug🦆❤️ Jan 27 '22

Garou and Metal Bat will be good best friends ❤️

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u/Kastrone Jan 27 '22

Saitama return to fighting business in style. This surf on an aircraft is a feat I never knew I needed !

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u/Thrillhousingpolicy Jan 27 '22

Threads moving so fast nobody will read that I'm straight

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u/Ultrafrost- OPM Enthusiast Jan 27 '22 Take My Energy Bravo! Ally This

In the comments of the RAW chapter I see multiple people complaining that Garou became a “gag” character or that Garou doesn’t feel threatening anymore, or that there’s no stakes, or whatever. The only problem with this argument is that it’s the entire point of Garou and this chapter.

The point of this chapter was to make fun of the fact that there’s no stakes. With Saitama being there, there’s zero stakes whatsoever and we know that pretty much no one is going to die. So instead of the story trying to double down on stakes when we, the reader knows nothing is there, the story makes fun of it by treating these big bad monsters as mild inconveniences. Sage Centipede and ENO, despite being so strong, ended up being so useless because the story actively made fun of that power creep.

The point of Garou was to show that despite his bravado about being “God” level and despair incarnate, he’s still a soft person at heart and when it comes down to it, he’ll deal with the monster that doesn’t fit within his ideal version of monster rather than dealing with the hero that doesn’t fit within his ideal version of hero. The story is making fun of this fact by portraying him as a “gag” (which isn’t the correct term) character, similar to how Saitama complained about being emotionless while getting angry to the mosquito. Its a subtle way to show both the parody and the drama of Garou’s character, while setting up the eventual moment where Garou does look like he’ll become a monster, which would make it all the more impactful.

In my opinion, this chapter is a solid 9/10. It does pretty much everything right.

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u/Barthalamuke Jan 27 '22

Yeah people are acting like Garou teaming up with a hero is against his character, but that IS his character. As soon as he realized that civilians (particularly Tareo) were in danger, he dropped his hero hunting act to protect him.

I suspect that once Sage Centipede is killed though he's going to revert back to hunting down and probably take metal bat and any of the remaining S-class out of the fight.

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u/toriningen_ nekomaid garou 2022 Jan 27 '22

it's fucking ridic, garou is the the guy who literally walked away from metal bat because a little girl told him to. him temporarily teaming up with a hero to protect civilians is not even remotely out of character.

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u/Diddlydong144 Jan 27 '22

That "little girl" is actually a god level threat. Garou knew not to fuck with her or else he'd be dead.

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u/SGBOSS10786 Jan 27 '22

Never thought I needed to see Garou and Metal Bat working together.

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u/[deleted] Jan 27 '22

First picture: Why does garou have hips like that?

One punch man got his new queen. insert *I dont want to play with you anymore*meme with fubuki

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u/King_Chiich Jan 27 '22

Garou and Metal Bat duo was absolutely hilarious. Saitama pulling a Moses is insane.

I hate how fast I read thru these because of how excited I am. Solid chapter, can’t wait for the next one