A Twitter thread went viral in the last week of December 2023, showcasing a comparison between the Webcomic and Manga versions of One Punch Man.
For those unfamiliar, One Punch Man originated as a webcomic drawn by ONE, the original creator, and was published on his official website. When it transitioned into a physical manga, Murata was hired to redraw ONE’s webcomic.
Murata possesses an exceptionally beautiful art style, often enhancing action scenes and making female characters more attractive, such as Tatsumaki.
One Punch Man Webcomic vs Manga
The thread garnered 9.4 million views and compares what ONE drew in the webcomic versus Murata’s manga adaptation of One Punch Man.
Tatsumaki and Fubuki, the sisters, look remarkably beautiful in Murata’s art, while Saitama appears to be one of the characters that changes the least in the transition from webcomic to manga.
Below, we have comparisons with action scenes:
Another female character who stands out for her beauty in Murata’s work:
And finally, one of the classic scenes of Saitama at the beginning of the story:
In response to the thread, fans expressed admiration for Murata’s artistry, praising the improvement in female characters. However, some mentioned that ONE is not a bad artist and puts in a lot of effort.
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