Come September, viewers in Malaysia will be able to enjoy blockbuster series “One Punch Man” (ワンパンマン) on Animax (Astro Channel 715). Based on a webcomic series which became a viral hit, the anime adaptation will premiere on 12th September and air every Monday at 10pm.
Set in a world where monsters and humans both exist, the action-comedy series follows protagonist Saitama, a superhero who is so powerful that his battles end with a single punch, leaving him frustrated to no end.
Beloved by fans for its unique, unrefined art style, the webcomic series has garnered over 10 million views since its launch by its creator One in 2009 and continues to grow in popularity. Its incredible reception prompted a digital manga remake and an anime adaptation, with the latter being fronted by renowned animation studio Madhouse (“Hunter x Hunter”, “The Irregular at Magic High School”, “Parasyte -the maxim-“).
The anime series has been well-received in other territories for its fluid animation, particularly when it comes to its fighting sequences.
Aside from “One Punch Man”, viewers can also look forward to a full-day marathon of “Mob Psycho 100”, a second hit series by One, as well as a marathon for supernatural-action series “D.Gray-man HALLOW”. Animax will broadcast both marathons in October after the two series end their same-day-as-Japan run on the channel.
Other hit series debuting in September include action-romance series “Snow White with the Red Hair” (Season 2), premiering on 27th September, every Monday and Tuesday at 8pm; and the supernatural thriller “Laughing Under the Clouds”, which will begin on 29th September, every Thursday and Friday at 10pm.
“One Punch Man” premieres on 12th September, every Monday at 10pm with 2 episodes back-to-back. For more information on upcoming series, visit www.animax-asia.com.