The anime sensation about an unlikely superhero’s adventures, One-Punch Man, has made its home entertainment debut through VIZ Media. All 12 episodes of the Madhouse-produced series are available to North American fans on Blu-ray Combo Pack ($59.99 US / $69.99 CAN), Blu-ray ($49.99 US / $57.99 CAN) and DVD ($39.99 US / $52.99 CAN).
Based on the best-selling superhero parody manga (also published by VIZ Media) created by ONE and illustrated by Yusuke Murata, One-Punch Man centers on Saitama, a young man who only became a hero for fun. But after three years of “special” training, he finds that he can beat even the mightiest opponents with a single punch. Though he faces new enemies every day, it turns out being devastatingly powerful is actually kind of a bore.
The home video release has both English subtitled and dubbed options — the English voice cast includes Max Mittelman (Saitama), Zach Aguilar (Genos), Robbie Daymond (Mumen Rider) and Erike Kimerer (Spood O’Sound Sonic).
The Limited Edition Blu-ray Combo Pack includes six One-Punch Man OVA shorts, six collectible art cards, plus full-color episode guide booklet with summaries, character profiles and staff & cast interviews — all in premium packaging. Order thrugh Right Stuf to receive an exclusive silver-tone Hero Association pin (while supplies last). Standard edition Blu-ray set also includes the OVA shorts.
Fans in the Los Angeles area can take part in the themed scavenger hunt, #OnePunchHunt, running through May 17. The VIZ animation team has scattered 15 character billboards across the city, and hunters can take selfies in front of the boards and post to Twitter or Instagram for a chance to win one of 30 knock-out One-Punch Man prizes. Details here.
VIZ is the one-stop-shop for all things One-Punch Man in NorAm, and holds all digital & print publishing, broadcast, streaming, home video and master merchandising rights to the series.