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One Punch Man Manga Goes on Hiatus to Prepare for New Arc

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After the season 3 announcement, another big piece of One Punch Man news was announced. Recently, manga illustrator Yusuke Murata announced that One Punch Man will go on a hiatus in preparation for a new arc.

The hiatus was announced by Murata via his official Twitter account. There, he tweeted about the upcoming break in the manga’s publication.

Murata specifically mentioned that he will be taking a break for around a month or so and that the next chapter’s release schedule will be announced later.

The month-long hiatus shouldn’t be an issue for most readers. After all, new chapters of the One Punch Man manga are usually released on an irregular schedule.

Given the unexpected delays that One Punch Man manga has seen over the years, the return from the hiatus may be delayed even further. But we’ll have to wait and see until around mid-September if the series does resume on time.

As for the fan reaction, most readers reacted positively on Twitter, with some mentioning how Murata deserves some rest for his work on the recent arc.

One-Punch Man started as a webcomic which was started by ONE back in 2009. Due to its success, the webcomic was adapted into a manga by Shueisha for Weekly Young Jump, with Yusuke Murata tapped to illustrate.

Along with the manga, the series also got a TV anime adaptation. Earlier today, the third season of the anime was announced.

The series is set in a world where monsters wreak havoc on Earth. To defend against these, the Hero Association is formed by the millionaire Agoni.

One such hero is Saitama. While unassuming in his appearance, Saitama has trained every day for three years to become a pro hero. Thanks to his training, Saitama gained enough power to defeat most enemies with just a single punch.

The manga is expected to return in one month, though there is no specific date yet. Meanwhile, there’s no word yet on a release date for One-Punch Man Season 3.

Related: Where to Start the One Punch Man Manga After the Anime

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