Both One Piece and One Punch Man have become two of the most popular animated series’ in the world, with One Punch Man being only one season in and One Piece celebrating its 20th year. As a result, One Punch Man creator has taken a liking a number of anime over the years, with One Piece and Dragon Ball Super being two of his favourites.
In the past Yusuke Murata, the man behind the One Punch Man franchise, has drawn a number of other anime characters from competing franchises, as he is a fan of so many. Now most recently Murata has had a shot of drawing the eventual Pirate King in Monkey D. Luffy from One Piece and it looks pretty good. Being a fan of the fellow Shonen series, fans are hopeful that one day there might be a crossover one day.
Murata first published his story about Saitama as a web-comic, which instantly went viral and gathered over 10 million hits. In addition, ONE writes and draws the series’ Mob Psycho 100 and Makai no Ossan.
“Nothing about Saitama passes the eyeball test when it comes to superheroes, from his lifeless expression to his bald head to his unimpressive physique. However, this average-looking guy has a not-so-average problem—he just can’t seem to find an opponent strong enough to take on!”