List of One-Punch Man characters

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The Japanese manga series One-Punch Man contains a number of fictional characters created by One and illustrated by Yusuke Murata. The series follows a superhero named Saitama and his disciple Genos who join the Hero Association so they can be recognized as such when they fight various monsters and villains. The Hero Association ranks all of its members by a Class and a ranking within that class. Characters listed are ones noted by the author in the manga profiles, ones that were highlighted in the anime character list, and ones that recur over several story arcs.

Main characters[edit]

Saitama[edit]

The title character, Saitama (サイタマ), is a bald-headed 25-year-old man who is bored of fighting because he is effortlessly able to defeat enemies with a single punch.Vol. 1 He lives in an apartment in City Z. Three years prior to the start of the series, when he had hair, Saitama was applying for jobs as a salaryman, when he defeats a crab-like monster that attempted to kill a child.Ch. 2 Saitima says he became a hero "for the fun of it".Ch. 5 His abilities mainly consist of normal human physical abilities (he does not have the ability to fly or project energy) magnified to an immeasurable degree: speed, strength, stamina, and durability, which he attributes to a daily training regimen of 100 push-ups, 100 sit-ups, 100 squats, a 10 km run, eating right, and not using the air conditioner or heater to reinforce his mental fortitude.Ch. 11 His power eventually saves Genos from the villain Mosquito Girl, who declares himself as Saitama's disciple. Though Saitama often finds Genos annoying, the eventually form a bond. Genos is the first person to expose Saitama to the Hero Association, where he can officially receive recognition for his hero work.

Though he had broken all the physical records in the hero entrance exam by huge margins, Saitama enters the Hero Association in the lowest C-Class rank due to his miserable performance on the written exam.Ch. 16 He soon advances from performing superheroic deeds, although many of his efforts are not fully recognized because of collateral damage or higher-tiered superheroes receiving more credit. He does not mind letting others have the recognition though, as demonstrated in his actions following the fight against the Deep Sea King. His assist in the fight against Deep Sea King enabled him to advanced to B-Class thanks to a commendation by top C-Class hero Mumen Rider.Ch. 27-29 In the Dark Matter Thieves story arc, he is unfazed by the telekinesis of a powerful esper, further displaying his resistance. This arc was also one of the only times where he has used his "serious punch", defeating the world-conquering leader of the aliens, Boros. Through various circumstances, he forms friendships with Mumen Rider, Bang, King, and Blizzard. His superhero name in the association is Bald Cape (ハゲマント, Hagemanto, Anime: Caped Baldy).Ch. 45

Saitama is voiced by Makoto Furukawa in the Japanese version[1] and by Max Mittelman in the English dub.[2]

Genos[edit]

Genos (ジェノス, Jenosu) is a 19-year-old cyborg who becomes Saitama's disciple after bearing witness to Saitama's easy victory over Mosquito Girl.Ch. 6-7 Four years prior to the start of the story line, his family was killed by a rampaging cyborg. Genos was nearly killed in the attack and his body was destroyed so, to keep him alive to stop the rampaging cyborg for justice, a scientist named Dr. Kuseno took Genos in and modified his body to make him a cyborg with destructive capabilities. However, Genos remains steadfastly convinced that justice demanded vengeance against and destruction of the cyborg.Ch. 7 His perfect score on the entrance exam for the Hero Association places him in S-Class, but he still considers Saitama to be his master and goes with him whenever he is not summoned to other missions.Vol. 3-4 Saitama often ends up saving him, as Genos' headstrong personality causes him to jump into action without thinking. He lives with Saitama after offering a sizable down payment for his share of the rent.Ch. 18 His superhero name in the Hero Association is Demon Cyborg (鬼サイボーグ, Oni Saibōgu)Ch. 45

Genos is voiced by Kaito Ishikawa in the Japanese version[1] and by Zach Aguilar in the English dub.[2]

Hero Association[edit]

The Hero Association (ヒーロー協会, Hīrō Kyōkai) is a superhero organization founded by the multi-millionaire Agoni in order to fight monsters, criminals, and various threats. It uses a Hero Registry to indicate which characters are recognized as professional heroes, with anyone who is not registered to be considered "a pervy freak who spouts irresponsible nonsense." Agoni created the association after his grandson was saved from the monster Crablante by an unknown bystander (who turns out to be Saitama). It is also financed by donations from citizens.Ch. 15 The association is made up of four tiers from the lowest C-Class to the highest S-Class. The heroes within each class are ranked numerically, with the highest rank 1 of each class being eligible to advance to the next tier if they so desire.Vol. 4 New heroes must take an exam in which 50% is a physical test, and the other 50% is a written exam and an essay. A passing grade would be 70% or higher and directly placed in a class from 70% being barely C-class to 100% being eligible for S-class.Ch. 16 They are then placed at the lowest ranking for that tier.Ch. 16 Heroes can ascend or descend in their rankings depending on their deeds; C-Class heroes who are inactive for a week are dropped from the Registry.Vol. 3

S-Class Superheroes[edit]

S-Class is the highest hero rank in the Hero Association. Those who have gotten a perfect score on the entrance exam as well as the top candidate from A-Class are eligible to enter this class.Ch. 16, 23 Besides Genos, the S-Class Superheroes in the series are:[3]

Blast[edit]

Blast (ブラスト, Burasuto) is the top superhero in the Hero Association. His whereabouts are currently unknown and is said to make himself known when a threat to humanity arrives.Ch. 30 Terrible Tornado seems to be the only person to know who he is and what he looks like. Ch. 106 Blast once fought Centichoro, a giant powerful centipede, and brought it to the brink of death.84 He also fought the Ninja Village Leader at one point, ending with the Leader knocked comatose for 15 years.115

Tornado [edit]

Terrible Tornado (戦慄のタツマキ, Senritsu no Tatsumaki), at rank 2, is the top female superhero,Ch. 30 a petite 28-year-old woman with curly green hair, whose youthful appearance and short stature leads others to confuse her for a lost little girl.Ch. 30, Vol. 9 bonus As an esper she can perform psychic maneuvers such as telekinesisCh. 30 and levitation.Ep. 6 She has a younger sister named Blizzard.Vol. 3 bonus In the battle with the Dark Matter Thieves, she easily turns around a multitude of shells shot from a large alien ship back onto itself, dealing tremendous damage.Ch. 34-35 Other espers are generally dwarfed by her overpowering telekinesis. She has a short temper and is often scolding people for their incompetence.Ch. 37 Blast is the only individual who Tornado sees in high regards and she awaits his return.Ch. 106

In the anime, Tornado is voiced by Aoi Yūki in the Japanese version[1] and by Marieve Herington in Season 1 and by Corina Boettger in Season 2 of the English dub.[4]

Bang [edit]

Bang (バング, Bangu), who goes by the hero name Silverfang (シルバーファング, Shirubā Fangu, anime: Silver Fang), at rank 3, is an expert martial artist who runs a dojo in City Z. His martial arts style is the "Fist of Flowing Water Crushing Rock" (流水岩砕拳, Ryūsui Gaisai-ken).Ch. 21 His sole student is Charanko as he had a former disciple named Garo who beat down his other students until they quit. The incident is a painful memory for Bang and as a result, he constantly looks for new disciples to pass on his martial arts; Charanko is fairly incompetent, after all.Vol. 6 As a hero, Bang is wise and displays a great deal of patience when compared to others in S-class and often scolds other heroes for being too prideful or selfish. He is one of the first heroes to recognize Saitama's true power, witnessing him destroying a meteor that was going to wipe out Z-City. He has an older brother named Bomb who is a martial artist of the same caliber.Vol. 8

In the anime, he is voiced by Kazuhiro Yamaji in the Japanese version[5] and by Will Barret in the English dub.[6]

Atomic Samurai[edit]

Atomic Samurai (アトミック侍, Atomikku Samurai), rank 4, is a samurai hero who sports a kimono with an atom symbol on the back of it. He initially refuses to shake Saitama's hand as he isn't S-class, and when Saitama calls him "middle-aged", he replies that he is only 37.Ch. 30 Atomic Samurai is highly skilled with his katana, being able to cut enemies down into millions of pieces in an instant. Within confined spaces, he is able to wield his sword with such precision and speed that enemies are deatomized. He has several students which fill up A-Class ranks 2, 3, and 4. He is part of a group called the Holy Order Of The Sword, along with Nichirin, Amahare, and Zanbai, each an exceptionally skilled sword wielder.Ch. 68

In the anime, he is voiced by Kenjiro Tsuda in the Japanese version[5] and by Kyle Hebert in the English dub.[7]

Child Emperor [edit]

Child Emperor (童帝, Dōtei), rank 5, is a ten-year-old boy who wears a Japanese-styled elementary school backpack.Ch. 30, 31. He is a genius inventor who uses robots to fight as well as using his backpack to sprout spider-like legs that enable him to walk around.Ch. 35, 67 In the bonus chapter "Numbers", he devises a mask that acts like a scanner for the heroes and monsters' power levels.Vol. 10 bonus In Vol. 12, he fights a giant Medusa-like monster Ganriki with one of his robots called Dogman.Ch. 67 Various other gadgets have been displayed, each with a unique function tailored to fighting certain enemies. Though he is the youngest of the S-Class heroes, he displays a level of maturity that exceeds most of his peers.

In the anime, he is voiced by Minami Takayama in the Japanese dub,[5] and by Sara Cravens in the English dub.[7]

Metal Knight [edit]

Dr. Bofoi (ボフォイ博士, Bofoi Hakase), who goes by the hero name Metal Knight (メタルナイト, Metaru Naito) is a scientist who uses various remote-controlled robots to fight with high destructive capability. His robot first appears at Z City where he tries out a new weapon against an incoming meteor, but it fails while also turning down a collaboration with Genos. He is introduced as S-Class, Rank 7,Ch. 21 but after being credited for stopping the meteor, advances to rank 6.Ch. 22 He is absent at most S-Class meetings,Ch. 30 but his robots often appear to salvage parts from destroyed enemies.Ch. 37 Drive Knight advises Genos to be wary of Metal Knight, hinting at a connection between Dr. Bofoi and the cyborg that destroyed Genos' hometown.Ch. 35 Dr. Bofoi reconstructs the Hero Association building into a fortress.Vol. 7 bonus

Metal Knight is voiced by Tesshō Genda in the Japanese version[5] and by Taylor Henry in the English dub.Ep. 7 credits

King[edit]

King (キング, Kingu), ranked 7 at the time of the S-class meeting, is a hero who has large claw-scars down the left side of his face.Ch. 30 Genos believes that he is the strongest man on the planet and that the other S-class members show him great respect.Ch. 32 In actuality, he is an ordinary 29-year-old otaku who has no superpowers and loves playing dating sims and fighting games. When King was younger, he was attacked by a Tiger-level monster which clawed his face. But when a younger Saitama defeated it, King was given credit, due to Saitama's lack of registration with the Hero Association. Other similar "victories" depicted show that Saitama and other circumstances cause high level demons to die near him, and but he often receives all the credit. As a result, he was placed in S-Class. King did not protest due to the S-Class perks and wealth, soon becoming one of the most popular heroes. King is often targeted by monsters and assassins however, due to his luck, his enemies overestimate him and end up running away because of his presence. People have given his special technique a nickname, the "King Engine", which in actuality is his heart beating so loudly and quickly that enemies are scared away. Although Saitama knows of King's lack of abilities, he does not mind giving King the credit, instead encouraging King to keep inspiring people as an S-Class hero. King and Saitama become friends and often visit each other to play video games.Vol. 8

King is voiced by Hiroki Yasumoto in the Japanese version[6][5] and by Rich Brown in the English dub.[7]

Zombieman[edit]

Zombieman (ゾンビマン, Zonbiman), at rank 8, is a zombie hero who has short black hair and wears a jacket.Ch. 30 He is a practically immortal hero who can regenerate from any wound, later revealed to be a former test subject of the House of Evolution.[volume & issue needed] During a mission to investigate the House of Evolution's current activity, he found out it became a mere takoyaki restaurant and after asking Doctor Genus the reason, he becomes aware of Saitama's true power, though he still has his doubts. He begs the Doctor to remove the limiter in order to obtain an unlimited super strength like Saitama, but to no avail.[volume & issue needed] His innate fighting abilities are nonexistent compared to those of the other S-Class heroes, so he utilizes his regeneration for unconventional tactics that pinpoint the opponent's weaknesses.[volume & issue needed] Battles against him often devolve into wars of attrition.

In the anime, Zombieman is voiced by Takahiro Sakurai in Japanese[6][5] and by Vernon Dew in English.[7]

Drive Knight[edit]

Drive Knight (駆動騎士, Kudō Kishi), at rank 9, is a black-uniformed cyborg with a white mask face and a single eye.Ch. 30 He is shrouded in mystery, since Genos asserted that nobody knows his true origins nor goals. In the battle with the Dark Matter Thieves, he warns Genos to watch out for Metal Knight as a possible enemy. Drive Knight uses a special box as his weapon, which he can reshape into "Tactical Transformations", each transformation a powerful weapon to deal with a certain type of situation. dCh. 35

Drive Knight is voiced by Yōji Ueda in the Japanese dub[5] and by Todd Haberkorn in the English dub.[7]

Pig God[edit]

Pig God (豚神, Buta Gami), ranked 10, is an extremely obese hero who is typically seen eating something.Ch. 30 dressed with a dark sweater and light pants.Ch. 30

Though not much of his powers are seen yet, he is shown to have superhuman durability due to his many layers of fat. Additionally, he can open his mouth to a ridiculous degree, often swallowing up large enemies whole.Ch. 67

He is voiced by Daisuke Namikawa in the Japanese version[5] and by Marc Diraison in the English dub.[citation needed]

Superalloy Blackluster [edit]

Superalloy Blackluster (超合金クロビカリ, Chōgōkin Kuro-bikari), ranked 11, is a dark-skinned bodybuilder superhero.Ch. 30

Not only displaying great physical strength, Superalloy Blackluster is the most durable superhero in S-Class. When other heroes of higher levels are shown to be wounded, Superalloy's skin appears to be undamaged. According to him, this is a result of intense bodybuilding that have hardened his muscles past steel. Ch. 67

Blackluster is voiced by Satoshi Hino in the Japanese version[5] and by Zeno Robinson in the English dub.[7]

According to a Comicbook.com article, his anime character design in season 2 was criticized for being a racist caricature by viewers outside of Japan.[8]

Watchdog Man[edit]

Watchdog Man (番犬マン, Banken Man), at Rank 12, is a highly efficient and stoic hero in a dog costume who is responsible for dealing with mysterious beings activities in Q-City.Ch. 20 He has a reputation of eliminating every last monster.Ch. 20 He makes his appearance at the S-Class meeting, displaying his dog-like diligence.Ch. 30 Watchdog Man has shown to be incredibly strong and an expert in dealing with monsters, despite his size and look. He often waits around like the Hachiko statue and sits on top of a pile of monsters he has defeated. Garou finds Watchdog Man difficult to assess as he is more of an animal than a human in his fighting style.Ch. 67, 77

He is voiced by Yūji Ueda in the Japanese version[5] and by Arnie Pantoja in the English dub.[7]

Flashy Flash[edit]

Flashy Flash (閃光のフラッシュ, Senkō no Furasshu), ranked 13,Ch. 30 is a feminine-looking hero who excels at speed. His two hair ornaments and a symbol on his cloak look like number signs. He is able to move at extreme speeds, accurately using his sword on many distant targets at once.Ch. 68 In addition to his sword skill, Flashy Flash is also a strong hand-to-hand combatant. His abilities stem from his extensive training in the Ninja Village. Eventually, it is revealed that he caused an incident at the Ninja Village that made him the strongest ninja the village had ever produced.

He is voiced by Kōsuke Toriumi in the Japanese dub[5] and by Lex Lang in the English dub.[7]

Tank-Top Master[edit]

Tank-Top Master (タンクトップマスター, Tankutoppu Masutā), ranked 14,Ch. 30, is an athletic superhero who wears a tank top and leads an army of his brothers who also wear tank tops. Unlike his brothers who are prone to arrogance and recklessness, he is level-headed, modest, and has a strong sense of justice.Ch. 47 Tank-Top Master is shown to have extreme strength, being able to throw gigantic slabs of concrete at an alien ship to cause substantial damage. He has also developed his own form of fighting that is centered around his immense physical strength.

In the anime, he is voiced by Katsuyuki Konishi in the Japanese version[6][5] and by Patrick Seitz in the English dub.[7]

Metal Bat [edit]

Metal Bat (金属バット, Kinzoku Batto), ranked 15,Ch. 30 is a superhero who uses an indestructible metal bat and street fighting skills.Ch. 30, 33 He is assigned to be the bodyguard of a Hero Association patron Narinki and his son. In addition to his equipment, he is shown to utilize superhuman physical strength and exudes a "fighting spirit" that lets him continue fighting despite heavy injuries. Metal Bat has a large soft spot for his little sister Zenko (ゼンコ) often trying to appeal or spoil her.Ch. 52-56 However, she often scolds him for his behavior, displaying a greater level of maturity despite their age difference.

He is voiced by Wataru Hatano in the Japanese version[5] and by Sam Riegel in the English dub.[7]

Puri-Puri Prisoner[edit]

Puri-Puri Prisoner (ぷりぷりプリズナー, Puripuri Purizunā) is an openly homosexual superhero who prides himself in having a 10,000-year sentence for "getting grabby with men". He is always dressed up in a prisoner's uniform with a useless ball and chain dragging behind him, and occasionally breaks out to capture criminals that he fancies or if there are some men that he likes that are in trouble.Vol. 4 bonus He was at rank 16, but fell to 17 after Genos advanced.Ch. 25 He powers up in a transformation called "Angel Style" which shows off his musculature, tearing his clothes apart, leaving him completely nude.Ch. 25 He is shown to have great potential, learning ways to overcome opponents even in the midst of battle.

He is voiced by Masaya Onosaka in the Japanese version[5] and by Ray Chase in the English dub.Ep. 8 credits

A-Class Superheroes[edit]

A-Class is the second strongest class of the Hero Association. Among the known A-Class superheroes are:[9]

Amai Mask [edit]

Handsome Kamen Amai Mask (イケメン仮面アマイマスク, Ikemen Kamen Amai Masuku) is a beautiful model, singer, and actor, and the top superhero by popularity for over 28 weeks.Ch. 25 He is very narcissistic, having a philosophy that heroes should be "tough, strong, and beautiful as well as be able to promptly and splendidly eradicate evil."Ch. 25 He is also part of the promotion process for any rank 1 heroes who want to advance to the next class, although he mostly cares about those entering A-class or above.Ch. 29 Despite his charisamatic exterior, he has a strong hatred for anything deemed evil, and is rather merciless, executing Boros's captured subordinates on the crash-landed alien ship.Ch. 37 He chooses to remain at A-Class, rank 1, so as to prevent other A-Class members from applying to be S-Class without his blessing as mentioned by Hellish Blizzard when she mentions how Atomic Samurai's disciples can't join their master in S-Class.

In the anime, he is voiced by Mamoru Miyano in the Japanese version[10][5] and by Ben Lepley in the English dub.[4]

Snakebite Snek [edit]

Snakebite Snek (蛇咬拳のスネック, Jakōken no Sunekku), introduced as at the bottom of A-Class, Rank 38, wears a smoking jacket whose texture resembles the python's skin, and uses a hand-to-hand snake-styled fighting style. He facilitates the seminar welcoming Saitama and Genos to the Hero Association, and gets irritated when they don't pay attention. He tries to fight Saitama afterwards and is easily defeated.Ch. 16 He also appears in the J-City shelter where he and some other minor heroes are quickly defeated by the Deep Sea King. This, however, distracted the Deep Sea King until Genos arrived.Ch. 25-26 He has participated in multiple martial arts tournaments, including the one that Saitama had entered.Vol. 11-12

In the anime, he is voiced by Shin-ichiro Miki in the Japanese version[citation needed] and by Kirk Thornton in the English dub.[4]

Golden Ball and Spring Mustachio[edit]

A pair of A-Class heroes. Golden Ball (黄金ボール, Ōgon Bōru), introduced as rank 29, wears a skullcap and a letter jacket with his name on the front and the back. He often has a lollipop in his mouth. His weapon of choice is a slingshot, which he uses to fire golden balls made by a special metal that morph into bullets of various caliber and design. Spring Mustachio (バネヒゲ, Bane Hige), introduced at rank 33, wears a tuxedo and has a black mustache that he likes to stroke. He uses a rapier called Tomboy that can coil like a spring and that can extend several street blocks. He and Golden Ball work together on missions.Ch. 20 They later face Garo, but are defeated.Vol. 10 In the anime, Golden Ball's slingshot has a laser sight.Ep. 6

Golden Ball is voiced by Sota Arai in the Japanese version[citation needed] and by Kaiji Tang in the English dub.Ep. 6

Spring Mustachio is voiced by Makoto Yasumura in the Japanese version[citation needed] and by David W. Collins in the English dub.[4]

Lightning Max[edit]

Lightning Max (イナズマックス, Inazumakkusu) is a young prodigious karateka who wears a sports outfit and high-tech running shoes, has his hair slicked back to a point, and has a lightning symbol on his left cheek. He is ranked 20 in A-Class. He was called to City Z to look for the rumored monster in City Z after the creature had defeated Golden Ball and Spring Mustachio, but he came to the scene after it was already beaten by Saitama.Ch. 19 He is among the superheroes that were defeated by the Sea King,Ch. 24 and is also seen in the Dark Matter Invasion storyline where he and Stinger help Mumen Rider in a rescue operation.Ep. 11 In the anime, he and Smile Man were sent to A-City at the start of the series to stop Vaccine Man, but are defeated.Ep. 1 He later participates in the martial arts tournament where he is eliminated by Suiryu.Vol. 11-12

Lightning Max is voiced by Sōichirō Hoshi in the Japanese version and by Ben Pronsky in the English dub.Ep. 8 credits

Stinger[edit]

Stinger (スティンガー, Sutingā) is a popular fighter introduced as A-Class, Rank 11.Ch. 23 He wears a tight black suit made of bandages. He wields a spear called Bamboo Shoot. In the battle against the Clan of the Seafolk, he takes down many Clan members until the Sea King shows up and defeats him.Ch. 23-24 In the Dark Matter invasion storyline, he and Lightning Max assist Mumen Rider in rescue operations.Ep. 11 He was also involved in the "Lost Cat" side story where he fights Grizz-Meow.Vol. 8 bonus In the side story "Numbers," he is listed as rank 10.Vol. 10 bonus

In the anime, Stinger is voiced by Tomokazu Seki in the Japanese version and by Chris Hackney in the English dub.[7]Ep. 11

Atomic Samurai's disciples[edit]

Atomic Samurai has three A-Class disciples. According to Hellish Blizzard, they would've joined their master if it weren't for Amai Mask:

  • Iaian (イアイアン, anime: Iairon) (Rank 2) who wears an iron helmet and wields a long sword so that he resembles that of a medieval knight.Ch. 32 He accompanied Atomic Samurai to the S-Class meeting in City A, and was caught by the destruction of the city during the Dark Matter Thieves invasion. During the fight, he loses his helmet and then his left arm to Melzargard.Ch. 32 Iaian is voiced by Yoshimasa Hosoya in the Japanese version and by Xander Mobus in the English dub.[7]Ep. 10
  • Okama Itachi (オカマイタチ, Okamaitachi), at rank 3, is the second of the Atomic Samurai's three disciples.Ch. 45 He cross-dresses as a woman and uses a technique with his katana to create huge blades of wind by slashing the air. During the attack at the Monster Association, he was one of the selected heroes sent to attack the enemy headquarters. He fought together with Iaian and Bushi Drill against Devil Long Hair, killing him after a harsh battle.[volume & issue needed]
  • Bushi Drill (ブシドリル, Bushidoriru), at rank 4, dresses like a Japanese samurai from the Edo Period and is the third of Atomic Samurai's disciples.Ch. 45 His main weapon seems to be some sort of a great drill. During the attack at the Monster Association he was one of the selected heroes sent to attack the enemy headquarters; he fought together with Okama Itachi and Iaian against Devil Long Hair, killing him after a harsh battle.[volume & issue needed]

Other A-Class superheroes[edit]

  • Heavy Tank Loincloth (重戦車フンドシ, Jūsensha Fundoshi), rank 5, is a massive hero wearing only a light-colored loincloth who was called to protect Sitch in a meeting with the criminals.Ch. 40-41 He is brutally beaten down by Garo when the latter starts his hero hunt. He is voiced by Paul St. Peter in the English dub.Ep. 12
  • Blue Fire (ブルーファイア, Burū Faia), rank 6, wears a kung fu gi and wields small flame throwers underneath the sleeves of his coat that he uses to burn his foes. He serves as a bodyguard to Sitch during the meeting with the criminals, but loses his hand to Garo.Ch. 40-41 Blue Fire is voiced by Kyle McCarly in the English dub.Ep. 6
  • Magicman (テジナーマン, Tejinā Man), rank 7, is dressed like a magician with a top hat with a question mark on it. He serves as a bodyguard to Sitch during the meeting with the criminals.Ch. 40-41 He is voiced by Robbie Daymond in the English dub.Ep. 12
  • Smileman (スマイルマン, Sumairu Man), rank 27, wears a costume with a smile face on it. He wields a large kendama as his main weapon.Ch. 60 In the anime, he and Lightning Max were sent to A-City at the start of the series to stop Vaccine Man, but they get battered and beaten by the monster with ease.Ep. 1 He makes other occasional support appearances.Ch. 60, 68 In the bonus manga "Threat Level", it is revealed he has two brothers Angryman and Cryingman.Vol. 15 bonus
  • Lightning Genji (電光ゲンジ, Raikō Genji), rank 17, is a superhero who wears roller skates and fights using two stun batons. He was sent alone to D-City to investigate the monsters there.Ch. 20 He was also involved in the "Lost Cat" side story where he fights Grizz-Meow.Vol. 8 bonus Lightning Geni also fought against the outbreak of monsters in City D where his abilities couldn't work on electrical monsters Maiko Plasma and Electric Catfish Man.Ch. 59 Lightning Genji is voiced by Gen Sato in the Japanese version and by Todd Haberkorn in the English dub.Ep. 17
  • Heavy Kong (ヘビィコング, Hebī Kongu), rank 34, is a tall, bald-headed, bearded, and muscular man resembling a caveman and wearing a belt buckle with the word Kong on it. He watches over W City.Ch. 20 He fought with other A-Class heroes against Grizz-Meow, but was defeated.Vol. 8 bonus He is also attacked by Martial Gorilla.Ch. 59 Heavy Kong is voiced by Chris Tergliafera in the English dub.Ep. 17
  • Peach Terry (桃テリー, Momo Terī), rank 30, wears a samurai vest and headband with a peach on it. He and Heavy Kong fought Grizz-Meow, but were defeated.Vol. 8 bonus He also appears against the Monster Association.Ch. 68
  • Chain Toad (鎖ガマ, Kusarigama), rank 36,Ch. 68 is a skilled martial artist who wears a judo suit with a frog mask on the head because he was unremarkable otherwise. The mask has made him more popular with kids. He uses a kusarigama to fight. He is seen in the battles against the Monster Association,Ch. 68 and appears in several side stories including "Pork Cutlet Bowl" where he tries to help a police station defend itself from monsters, and "Taste" where he enters a hero costume contest.

B-Class Superheroes[edit]

B-Class is the next tier of superheroes in the association. If a superhero in C-Class reaches Rank 1, they have the option to be promoted to B-Class. The B-Class superheroes who have recurred in the series are:

Tank-Top Blackhole [edit]

Tank-Top Blackhole (タンクトップブラックホール, Tankutoppu Burakku Hōru), listed as rank 81, wears a black tank top and is one of the many brothers related to Tank-Top Master. He persuades the crowd to go against Saitama for being a poor hero who had damaged the town by shattering the meteor. He and Tank-Top Tiger then try to fight Saitama but are defeated.Ch. 22 He appears in the "Lost Cat" side story, where he and Tank-Top Tiger were appointed to keep everyone out of a danger zone.Vol. 8 bonus He also joined the tank top fighters against Garo, but is defeated.Ch. 47

He is voiced by Atsushi Imaruoka in the Japanese version and by Joshua Tomar in the English dub.Ep. 7

Blizzard [edit]

Hellish Blizzard (地獄のフブキ, Jigoku no Fubuki), is a woman with short dark green hair and the top-ranking member of the B-Class heroes. She is in charge of a large faction (over 30 people)Vol. 10 bonus within the Hero Association called the Blizzard Bunch. As an esper, she uses an "inborn psychic ability to defeat monsters". Her older sister is Tornado.Vol. 3 bonus She is notorious for recruiting members for her group, but while she appears confident and calm on the surface, she is actually very insecure and frustrated from living in the shadow of her older sister. When she was offered a chance to enter A-Class, she refused as she would have a much harder chance to advance there, and instead recruited others in B-Class believing their collective strength would help her.Ch. 45 When the Monster Association launches an initial attack, she finds herself having to defend against her own Blizzard Bunch who were enslaved by a dominatrix-like monster. She overcomes being mind controlled and is able to fend them off with help from Tornado, causing the monster to retreat.Vol. 12

In the anime, Blizzard is voiced by Saori Hayami in the Japanese version[10][5] and by Laura Post in the English dub.[4]

Blizzard Bunch[edit]

The Blizzard Bunch (フブキ組, Fubuki-gumi) is a large faction of B-Class Superheroes that are led by Hellish Blizzard. Some of Blizzard's notable subordinates in the Blizzard Bunch are:

  • Eyelashes (マツゲ, Matsuge), rank 2, a hero with long eyelashes wearing a black suit, is the second-in-command of the Blizzard Bunch.Ch. 42
  • Wild Monkey (山猿, Yama Zaru, lit. Mountain Ape), rank 3, is a very tall man wearing a black suit, and is paired with Eyelashes as Blizzard's subordinates in the Blizzard Bunch.Ch. 42 He is voiced by Shinya Hamazoe in the Japanese version. In the English dub, Wild Monkey is voiced by Greg Chun in season one and by Imari Williams in season two.Ep. 13
  • Triple-Staff Lilly (三節棍のリリー, Sansetsukon no Rirī), rank 74 in the anime, is a young woman with a hasp on the hair similar to a flower.Vol. 10 extra She fights with a three-section staff.

Other B-Class superheroes[edit]

  • Mushroom (マッシュルーム, Masshurūmu), rank 93 in the anime, is a girl with a mushroom-styled haircut. She wears a bandit mask and mushroom-styled shoulder pads. She and fellow hero Horsebone investigated activities in City H.Ch. 20
  • Jet Nice Guy (ジェットナイスガイ, Jetto Naisu Gai), rank 50 in the anime, is a cyborg who resembles Mumen Rider, wearing boxing gloves. He and the other minor heroes fight Deep Sea King at the shelter, but are defeated.Ch. 25-26 Jet Nice Guy is voiced by Yoshiaki Hasagawa in the Japanese verion and by Arnie Pantoja in the English dub.
  • Pineapple is a superhero that's dressed like a pineapple with slice-shaped shoulder pads. He and Mohican help escort Narinki and his son away from the monsters, but run into trouble with Rhino Wrestler.Ch. 55 Pineapple is voiced by Hiromichi Tezuka in the Japanese version and by Sean Chiplock in the English dub.Ep. 17
  • Darkness Blade (ダークネスブレイド, Dākunesu Bureido), rank 50, is a young swordsman with a cross-shaped scar on his right cheek, wearing a black armor with fantasy decorations and fighting with a long sword.Vol. 10 bonus During the side story "Sense", Darkness Blade participated in the Hero Costume Contest and fought a monster that crashed the contest.Vol. 10 bonus He also appeared in the other side story "Numbers" where he was one of the heroes that Child Emperor assessed power levels.Vol. 10 bonus
  • Bones (, Hone), Rank 77, is a hero fully dressed in a tight skeleton costume. He was seen in the story involving the police stationVol. 7 bonus and also fighting the Monster Association when they initially attacked the city. He powers up by drinking lots of milk to increase his bone density.Ch. 68

C-Class Superheroes[edit]

C-Class is the lowest tier of the Hero Association. Members must regularly perform weekly heroic acts, usually those of helping civilians or fighting petty criminals. Those who are inactive for one week are removed from the Hero Registry.Ch. 17 Among the notable C-Class superheroes are:

Mumen Rider[edit]

Mumen Rider (無免ライダー, Mumen Raidā),[a] initially listed as Class-C, Rank 1 is a hero who rides around on a bicycle. He first appears against Hammerhead and the Paradisers, and although he is defeated, he is given credit for defeating them.Ch. 12, 15 He is a parody of Kamen Rider.Vol. 2 endnotes Despite not being physically strong, Mumen Rider is compassionate and brave, often throwing himself into dangerous situations without hesitation in order to save others, even if it means his death. He befriends Saitama during and after the battle with the Deep Sea King, and is one of the first few heroes to acknowledge the latter's true strength.Ch. 27-29 In a battle against Garo, he stops Tank-Top Master from injuring Garo further, although that enables Garo to counterattack and defeat Tank-Top Master as well as the entire tank top gang and Rider himself.Ch. 47 He is visited by Saitama in the hospital.Vol. 10

In the anime, Mumen Rider is voiced by Yuichi Nakamura in the Japanese version[6][5] and by Robbie Daymond in the English dub.[2]

Tank-Top Tiger[edit]

Tank-Top Tiger (タンクトップタイガー, Tankutoppu Taigā), introduced as C-Class, Rank 6, wears a tank top and hair colored in a tiger animal print. He accuses Saitama of being a villain because he was rushing around town searching for bad guys for the purpose of maintaining his C-Class position. However, he is defeated by Sonic.Ch. 19 He has several older tank-top wearing brothers who are in the association. After a giant meteor was destroyed by Saitama, Tank-Top Tiger and Tank-Top Blackhole confronted Saitama in front of a crowd of people. They tried to attack Saitama only to be easily defeated by him.Ch. 22 He appears in the "Lost Cat" side story, where he and Tank-Top Blackhole were appointed to keep everyone out of a danger zone.Vol. 8 bonus He also joined the tank top fighters against Garo, but is defeated.Ch. 47

Tank-top Tiger is voiced by Hiromu Miyazaki in the Japanese version[citation needed] and by Chris Tergliafera in the English dub.[4]

Staff members[edit]

Agoni[edit]

Agoni (アゴーニ, Agōni) is the founder of the Hero Association; he appears as an old man in a business suit with an enormous cleft chin. Three years prior to the series, his grandson was attacked by Crablante but was saved by a passing stranger (actually Saitama). He creates the Hero Association and the Superhero Registry to manage the superheroes who would protect humanity against supervillains, monsters, and other threats to the world.Ch. 2, 15

Sitch[edit]

Sitch (シッチ, Shicchi) is the Disaster Prophecies Measures Committee Chairman for the Hero Association.Vol. 10 bonus He is a short, middle-aged man dressed with a dark smoking hair and a big nose. He is first seen in the Rumored Monster arc, discussing with other Hero Association members about the investigations being perpetrated by heroes in the various cities, in order to prevent eventual monsters activity.Ch. 20 During the S-Class meeting, Sitch informs the S-Class members about the final prophecy of Madame Shibabawa, which predicted a disaster level "God" threat that will cause the destruction of whole humanity in the next six months.Ch. 31 He later attempts to recruit potential superheroes from a group of criminals, but runs in trouble when Garo appears and declares himself to be the top villain.Ch. 40

Sitch is voiced by Nobuo Tobita in the Japanese version and by Kirk Thornton in the English dub.[4]Ep. 11

Narinki [edit]

Narinki (ナリンキ) is a Hero Association Executive and prominent sponsor, having made contributions to cover 7% of the association's expenses. He is a short man with a big nose and large lips.Ch. 64 He has a son named Waganma (ワガンマ) who also has his traits.Ch. 64 He and Waganma are attacked by the Monster Association, and his son is abducted.Vol. 11

Narinki is voiced by Koichi Soma in the Japanese version and by Paul St. Peter in the English dub.Ep. 16 credits Waganma is voiced by Ayaka Shimizu in the Japanese version and by Morgan Berry in the English dub.Ep. 16 credits

Villains and monsters[edit]

The villains are classified by their bounties from C-class to A-class. The monsters in the series are categorized by five threat levels: God (can cause human extinction), Dragon (can destroy multiple towns), Demon (can destroy a town), Tiger (can cause massive loss of life), and Wolf (generally dangerous).Ch. 22 According to the bonus manga "Threat Level", Demon is the equivalent of an S-Class hero, Tiger is A-Class, and Wolf is B-Class.Vol. 15

Vaccine Man[edit]

Vaccine Man (ワクチンマン, Wakuchin Man) appears in the start of the story, a lifeform born out of the massive pollution of the earth who considered it his mission is to eradicate the virus known as humanity.Ch. 1

In the anime, Vaccine Man is voiced by Ryusei Nakao in the Japanese version,[citation needed] and by Christopher R. Sabat in the English dub.[4]

Crablante[edit]

Crablante (カニランテ, Kanirante) is a mutant humanoid resembling a humanoid crab from the waist up. Originally a human, he transformed into Crablante because he ate too many crabs, and then went on a murderous rampage to get revenge on a boy who drew nipples on his chest while he was asleep.Ch. 2 His defeat resulted in both Saitama's resolve to become a superhero and the boy's grandfather Agoni establishing the Hero Association.

Fukegao and Marugori[edit]

Fukegao (フケガオ) and Marugori (マルゴリ) are brothers who plan on conquering the world, known in the anime as the Brain and Brawn Brothers (天才と筋肉兄弟, Tensai to Kinniku Kyōdai). Fukegao is a mad scientist with aspirations of world domination who creates an enlargement drink that transforms Marugori, who desired to become the strongest person on the world, into a mutated 27,000-centimeter (890 ft) giant. After Fukegao is accidentally killed, Marugori is killed by Saitama.Ch. 3

Fukegao is voiced by Takuma Suzuki in the Japanese version[citation needed] and by Kirk Thornton in the English dub.[4] Marugori is voiced by Shinya Hamazoe in the Japanese version and by Bryce Papenbrook in the English dub.[4]

Subterraneans [edit]

The Subterranean people (地底人, Chitei-jin) are a race of underground creatures that rise to wreak havoc on the city early on in the series, destroying 70% of the population, with the Subterranean King (地底王, Chiteiō) being an especially powerful opponent. However, it is soon revealed that their formidable ability is actually something that Saitama was dreaming about, and that the actual race is very weak.Ch. 4

House of Evolution [edit]

The House of Evolution (進化の家, Shinka no Ie) is a group created to further human evolution and take over the world.Ch. 9

Mosquito Girl[edit]

Mosquito Girl (モスキート娘, Mosukīto Musume) is a voluptuous insectoid woman who can telepathically command mosquitoes within a range of 50 km to drain every living being in sight. She uses the blood acquired by the mosquitos to regenerate her limbs and become stronger. Genos had a hard time fighting her until Mosquito Girl was killed by Saitama.Ch. 5-6

In the anime, she is voiced by Miyuki Sawashiro in the Japanese version,[citation needed] and by Cristina Vee in the English dub.[4]

Doctor Genus[edit]

Doctor Genus (ジーナス博士, Jīnasu-hakase) is a genius scientist and child prodigy who became disillusioned with humanity for being primitive in his eyes, later establishing the House of Evolution to "bring true humanity and evolution in the world" through genetic manipulation.Ch. 9 When he was 70 years old, he made himself young and then created a number of clones to serve as his assistants. But after Saitama defeated his strongest creations when he attempted to capture him, Genus disbands his organization and opens a takoyaki restaurant named house of takoyaki with his surviving creation Armored Gorilla.

Genus is voiced by Daisuke Namikawa in the Japanese version,[citation needed] and by Ray Chase in the English dub.[4]

Armored Gorilla[edit]

Armored Gorilla (アーマードゴリラ, Āmādo Gorira) - Estimated disaster level: "Demon" is a large cyborg gorilla with large destructive capabilities who is the third most powerful creature of the House of Evolution. He was sent by the House of Evolution along with other mutants to capture Saitama and bring him to their base as a specimen. After facing a crippling defeat at the hands of Genos who defeated him with some effort and after he discovered that Beast King was killed by Saitama, Armored Gorilla surrendered and revealed information about the House of Evolution, so Genos decided to spare his life. Later on, he helped Doctor Genus transform the House of Evolution into a takoyaki restaurant. In the anime, he makes a short cameo together with Doctor Genus when the Dark Matter Thieves attacked A-City, watching the report on TV.

Martial Gorilla later encountered Armored Gorilla where he accused him of siding with the humans and attacked him only for Armored Gorilla to knock him out cold. This was witnessed by Zombieman.78

He is voiced by Shōta Yamamoto in the Japanese version and by Kaiji Tang in the English dub.[4]

Carnage Kabuto[edit]

Carnage Kabuto (阿修羅カブト, Ashura Kabuto) - Estimated disaster level: "Dragon" is an insectoid rhinoceros beetle that is the House of Evolution's ultimate creature. He is dangerously powerful and smart, easily outclassing all of the other creations of Doctor Genus. Despite his level of intelligence however, Carnage Kabuto had been deemed mentally unstable by Doctor Genus, and as such, remained chained and imprisoned within the House of Evolution's basement. Carnage Kabuto was slain by Saitama.Ch. 7-10

He is voiced by Unshou Ishizuka in the Japanese version and by Mike McFarland in the English dub.[4]

Other House of Evolution creations[edit]

Other creations include:Ch. 7-10

  • Manty (カマキュリー, Kamakyurī) is an insectoid mantis. He is voiced by Yoshiaki Hasegawa in the Japanese version and by Kyle Hebert in the English dub.[4]
  • Slugerous (ナメクジャラス, Namekujarasu) is a small dumpy looking slug mutant with telepathic abilities. He is voiced by Kenta Sasa in the Japanese version and by Chris Cason in the English dub.
  • Frog Man (カエル男, Kaeru Otoko) is an anthropomorphous frog mutant with a scar on his face, who wears a wide belt and black pants. He is voiced by Hiroki Gotō in the Japanese version and by Kirk Thornton in the English dub.[4]
  • Ground Dragon (グランドドラゴン, Gurando Doragon) is a small mutant that looks like a mole. He is voiced by Shinya Hamazoe in the Japanese version and by Benjamin Diskin in the English dub.[4]
  • Beast King (獣王, Jūō) is a large, muscled, bipedal lion mutant who wears fur suits and iron necklaces. He is voiced by Jirō Saitō in the Japanese version and by Paul St. Peter in the English dub.[4]

Hammerhead [edit]

Hammerhead (ハンマーヘッド, Hanmāheddo) is a leader of the Paradisers (桃源団, Tōgen-dan), known in the original webcomic as New Metropolis Group (新都団, Shinto-dan), a terrorist group proclaiming that the society is corrupt because rich people grow fat while poor people die and have to work, although his real reason to start the group is simply not wanting to work.Ch. 12 He is seven feet tall and weighs 462 pounds, and was known to have beaten 20 men at once.Ch. 12 Although he is stabbed in the back of his head by one of Sonic's knives, he survives because of his thick skull. He has a hardened battle suit that he stole from an unspecified organization, but it is destroyed by Saitama.Ch. 13-14 After being defeated by Saitama and surviving an assassination attempt from the unknown organization representatives, he resolves to look for a job,Ch. 14 and is seen in later chapters preparing for a job interview or filling out a job application.Ch. 20, Ep. 11

Hammerhead is voiced by Wataru Takagi in Japanese version and Edward Bosco in the English dub.[4]

Speed-o'-Sound Sonic [edit]

Speed-o'-Sound Sonic (音速のソニック, Onsoku no Sonikku) is introduced as a ninja bodyguard for rich man Zeniru. He is deployed to fight the Paradisers.Ch. 12 He warns them that when he fights, he kills his opponent. He is incredibly fast although Saitama and Genos thinks his full name is redundant, uses ninja weapons such as kunai throwing knives and a sword that can behead people and slice things.Ch. 12-15 Although his first fight with Saitama results in his groin accidentally landing on Saitama's fist, he vows to come back and defeat Saitama.Ch. 15 He declares himself Saitama's official rival and challenges him many times throughout the series, but he almost always suffers some sort of embarrassing defeat.Ch. 19, 44 He was imprisoned as Prisoner 4188 but escapes with Puri-Puri Prisoner.Vol. 4 bonus When Sitch gathers villains to recruit for superheroes, he is one of the first to publicly decline and leave.Vol. 8 He is the remaining ninja from his village Final 44. When he is recruited by Tempest Wind and Hellfire Flame to join the Monster Association, he accepts their Monster Cells, but it was made ineffective when he had cooked the cells first.Ch. 78

In the anime, Sonic is voiced by Yūki Kaji in the Japanese,[1] and by Erik Scott Kimerer in the English dub.[2]

Kombu Infinity[edit]

Kombu Infinity (昆布インフィニティ, Kombu Infiniti) is a kombu (a type of Japanese seaweed) monster who manipulates its tentacles like whips. Kombu Infinity travels to Z City, hoping to become a notorious monster and have a title like Ghost Town Monster. It easily defeats A-Class heroes Golden Ball and Spring Mustachio, but is defeated by Saitama who had randomly encountered him after a grocery shopping trip, and is stripped of all its tentacles to make kombu soup.Ch. 20

Kombu is voiced by Ami Naitō in the Japanese version,[citation needed] and by Tara Sands in the English dub.[4]

Deep Sea King and others[edit]

  • The Deep Sea King (深海王, Shinkaiō) is the self-proclaimed leader of the Clan of the Seafolk (海人族, Kaijin-zoku). He is a large, muscular piscine humanoid adorned with a crown and a royal cape. He easily defeats Stinger and Lightning MaxCh. 24, and is hardly bothered by Puri-Puri Prisoner.Ch. 25 While strong on dry land, being hydrated enables the Deep Sea King to assume his true appearance and power. He can project corrosive spit and unleash a moray tongue that has a little mouth at its end.Ch. 25 In the anime, he is voiced by Rikiya Koyama in Japanese,[11] and by Keith Silverstein in English.[7]
  • Exclusive to the anime, the Ancient King (古代王, Kodaiō) is a colossal, nearly-humanoid reptilian leader of the Terror Lizard Clan. Awakening from his 300 million year slumber, the Ancient King decides to take advantage of the deaths of the Subterranean King and the Deep Sea King. He does a number on the military before being slain by Tornado.Ep. 10 The Ancient King is voiced by Jamieson Price in the English dub.
  • The Sky King (天空王, Tenkūō) was a flying villain who briefly appeared atop City A to take advantage of the deaths of the Deep Sea King and the other kings to attack S-class headquarters. He and his subordinates were all easily killed by Melzargard when the Dark Matter Thieves began their own assault on the city.Ch. 32 The Sky King is voiced by Christopher Corey Smith in the English dub.

Dark Matter Thieves [edit]

The Dark Matter Thieves (暗黒盗賊団ダークマター, Ankoku Tōzoku-dan Dāku Matā) are a group of aliens that raid planets for their resources. They consist of:

  • Boros (ボロス, Borosu) - Estimated disaster level: "Dragon+" is the leader of The Dark Matter Thieves and self-proclaimed subjugator of the universe. Aside from Garou, Boros is the most powerful antagonist in the series. Even Saitama had to use more than one punch to defeat Boros, even going as far as to use his most powerful attack, Serious Punch to slay the intergalactic conqueror. He is a large one-eyed humanoid with spiky hair which wears an armor and clothes resembling some Hindu deities. In the remake, he is shown wearing organic-looking armor along with pants similar to the type of clothes worn by characters in Dragon Ball Z, which was probably done so as a parody. Boros is also likely a parody of the Super Saiyan Goku himself, having his hair grow longer at every transformation. Saitama acknowledges Boros' strength and uses his Serious Punch to defeat the alien thereby making Boros the first opponent to make Saitama fight "seriously". Despite this, Boros claimed that Saitama was not even trying to fight seriously and that he was still holding back. Boros is voiced by Toshiyuki Morikawa[11] and by Chris Jai Alex in the English dub.[7]
  • Melzargard (メルザルガルド, Meruzarugarudo) is an amorphous humanoid with five marble-sized cores contained in each of his heads. He is responsible for cutting of Iaion's left forearm. Melzargard is killed by the combined attacks of Bang, Metal Bat, Atomic Samurai, and Puri-Puri-Prisoner.Ch. 32. He is voiced by Kōki Uchiyama in the Japanese version and by Vic Mignogna in the English dub.[7]
  • Groribas (グロリバース, Guroribāsu) is a humanoid with a Venus flytrap for a head and hands. Killed by Saitama.Ch. 32 He is voiced by Shinya Hamazoe in the Japanese version and by Bill Rogers in the English dub.
  • Geryuganshoop (ゲリュガンシュプ, Geryuganshupu) is a shadowy squid-like creature that can use telekinesis. Killed by Saitama.Ch. 33-34 He is voiced by Hiroki Gotō in the Japanese version and by Brian Beacock in the English dub.[7]

Garo [edit]

Garo (ガロウ, Garō, anime: Garou[12]) is a former disciple of Bang, but he was expelled by his master for mercilessly beating up the other disciples.Ch. 53 He first appears in the assembly of criminals in which Sitch tries to recruit superheroes. However, he declares he will become the top villain, and starts beating down any challengers as well as the A-Class superheroes who were guarding Sitch.Ch. 40 As a kid, he sympathized with the villains on television shows because they had always lost to the heroes.Ch. 41 After leaving the villain meeting, he goes on a "hero hunt", beating down random heroes including the Tank-Top Master and his gang. Although he knows Bang's Fist of Flowing Water Crushing Rock technique, he doesn't like to use it unless he has no other choice.Vol. 9 He takes an interest in Hero Association profiles, and is able to plan for their strengths and weaknesses.Vol. 10-11 Garo continues his rampage against the heroes, defeating Golden Ball and Spring Mustachio.Vol. 10 However, when he is casually knocked down by Saitama, he feels like he needs to up his game,Vol. 10 and goes after Metal Bat.Vol. 11 He was a former champion of a martial arts tournament where he had donned a Wolfman mask.Ch. 53 After being defeated by Watchdog Man, he vows to become stronger, but when he goes after King, he gets kicked into a wall by Saitama.Ch. 77

In the anime, Garou is voiced by Hikaru Midorikawa in the Japanese version[13] and by Greg Chun in the English dub.

Monster Association[edit]

The Monster Association (怪人協会, Kaijin Kyōkai) is a group of monsters who have assembled against the Hero Association. They use monster balls that when ingested, can transform humans into monsters.

Some of its notable members include:

  • Monster King Orochi ("怪人王"オロチ, Kaijin-ō Orochi) is the leader of the Monster Association.Ch. 66 He was killed by Saitama.Ch. 108 Orochi is voiced by Atsushi Ono in the Japanese version and by Jason Marnocha in the English dub.Ep. 18 credit
  • Centikohai (ムカデ後輩, Mukade Kōhai, lit. "Junior Centipede") is a great human-faced centipede monster who surfaces from underground to go after the Hero Association's sponsor Narinki and his son at a restaurant.Ch. 52, 55 He is defeated by Metal Bat. However, Centisenpai (ムカデ先輩, Mukade Senpai, lit. "Senior Centipede"), with multiple human faces, takes his place as a stronger opponent.Ch. 54 He is killed by Metal Bat. Centichoro (ムカデ長老, Mukade Chōrō, lit. "Elder Eentipede") arrives and fights off Metal Bat,Ch. 55 hurling him out of range where he has to fight Garo, and then fights Metal Knight. When Rhino Wrestler is able to capture Narinki's son, Centichoro digs a tunnel for them to escape.Vols. 10-11 Genos, Bang, and Bomb later fought Centichoro as King tricks it into thinking that he brought Blast (who previously fought Centichoro) with him. Centichoro was slain by an unnoticed Saitama, though he allowed King to have the credit.84-85 Centikohai is voiced by Takahiro Yamaguchi in the Japanese version and by Joshua Tomar in the English dub. Centisenpai is voiced by Hiromichi Tezuka in the Japanese version and by Imari Williams in the English dub. Centichoro is voiced by Naoki Bandō in the Japanese version and by Richard Epcar in the English dub.Ep. 16 credits
  • Martial Gorilla (マーシャルゴリラ, Māsharu Gorira) is a gorilla monster dressed in a military outfit with a beret and a cigar; he fights using a military knife. When many of the members of the Monster Association showed off and attacked various cities simultaneously, Marshall Gorilla attacked W-City, and defeated A-Class hero Heavy Kong.Vol. 11 He later encountered Armored Gorilla where he accused him of siding with the humans and attacked him only for Armored Gorilla to knock him out cold.78 Martial Gorilla is voiced by Sōshirō Hori in the Japanese version and by Brock Powell in the English dub.Ep. 17 credits
  • Rhino Wrestler (サイレスラー, Sai Resurā) is an anthropomorphic rhinoceros dressed like a professional wrestler, and is part of the Monster As He asserted that he trained his body as hard as he could, holding back his blood lust, to reach the objective of eradicate every hero existing. He was able to stop Pineapple and Mohican, and abduct Hero Association sponsor Narinki's son.Vol. 11 He is later killed by Atomic Samurai. Rhino Wrestler is voiced by Ryou Sugisaki in the Japanese version and by Richard Epcar in the English dub.Ep. 17 credits
  • Monster Princess Super S (怪人姫弩S, Kaijin Hime Do S) is a female dominatrix monster of the Monster Association who uses her whip to turn her opponents into love slaves. She is able to enslave the Blizzard Bunch, but Blizzard herself is able to resist.Vol. 11-12 After failing to control Atomic Samurai's disciples, Monster Princess Super S tries to surrender to Amai Mask only for him to snap her neck.103 Monster Princess Super S is voiced by Natsumi Fujiwara in the Japanese version and by Wendee Lee in the English dub.Ep. 17 credits
  • Gouketsu (ゴウケツ) is a fierce four-eyed monster who's a former champion that was defeated by the monsters and then captured. Gouketsu was offered monster powers to make himself stronger.Ch. 72 He defeats Genos, and then offers the monster cells to the tournament fighters.Ch. 72-73 He is killed off-screen by Saitama punching his head off his shoulders, with his head landing in front of an already badly beaten Suiryu.Vol. 14 Gouketsu is voiced by Kenji Nomura in the Japanese version and by Kellen Goff in the English dub.Ep. 18 credits
  • Tempest Wind (疾風のウィンド, Shippū no Windo) and Hellfire Flame (業火のフレイム, Gōka no Fureimu) are a pair of ninja from the Golden 37 group who recruit Speed-o'-Sonic to the Monster Association in order to fight the Hero Association, especially Flashy Flash.Ch. 78 In the Monster Association arc, they find and fight Flashy Flash, but Flash defeats and kills them both simultaneously.[volume & issue needed] Later, Phoenix Man resurrects the two as zombies to help in his fight with Child Emperor in addition to a bunch of fodder monsters. Child Emperor hits the zombies with a powerful electrical shock, destroying the fodder monsters but defibrillating the two ninja warriors out of their hypnosis. They then leave and briefly encounter Saitama, who finds them weird due to the shock also destroying their clothing, leaving them naked. They vow to kill Saitama after they first kill Flash, then leave. Tempest Wind is voiced by Tashi Murata in the Japanese version and by Grant George in the English dub. Hellfire Flame is voiced by Yasuaki Takumi in the Japanese version and by Tim Friedlander in the English dub.Ep. 21 credit
  • Gyoro-Gyoro (ギョロギョロ) is an officer in the Monster Association and Orochi's right hand. His head consists of a large single eye with multiple arms protruding from it. Gyoro-Gyoro can also send eye creatures to survey the situation and to remotely communicate with others.Ch. 79 He is voiced by Takehito Koyasu in the Japanese version and by Bill Millsap in the English dub.Ep. 18 credit

Other characters[edit]

Kuseno [edit]

Dr. Kuseno (クセーノ博士, Kusēno-hakase) is a scientist of justice who transformed Genos into a cyborg.Ch. 7 In the anime he appears as a strange old man in a lab coat, with a grey hair styled in the shape of a mushroom cap.Ch. 39Ep. 4 Though he supports Genos in the latter's quest to avenge his family and hometown, he also implies that he wishes for Genos to give up on revenge and just focus on protecting people.Ch. 39

In the anime, Kuseno is voiced by Kenichi Ogata in Japanese,Ep. 4 and by Doug Stone in English.[4]

Zeniru[edit]

Zeniru (ゼニール, Zenīru) is a slightly rotund middle-aged multi-millionaire established in F-City, with a strange short curly type of hair. He wears an open bath robe, which reveals a hairy chest and a chain necklace. He hires Sonic as his bodyguard to take out the Paradisers, and allows Sonic to kill them.Ch. 12

He is voiced by Hiroki Gotō in the Japanese version and by Kirk Thornton in the English dub.Ep. 4 credits

Shibabawa[edit]

Shibabawa (シババワ) is an old decrepit lady that was renowned for being a great fortune teller that resided in G-City, which appeared on television on a few occasions. Even though she only predicted a fraction of disasters and there were many that she could not foresee, her predictions were 100% accurate. Because of that, she received special treatment from the Hero Association itself, such as personal escorts. Shibabawa later died from a coughing fit that led to her choking on her cough drops after making a prediction about a God-level threat that would come in the next six months.Ch. 28, 31

She is voiced by Barbara Goodson in the English dub.Ep. 8 credits

Charanko[edit]

Charanko (チャランコ) is the sole martial artist at Bang's dojo.Ch. 30 He joined and trained in martial arts in order to become popular but did not amount to much and was given most of the menial tasks such as wiping the floors. He worked for a year until Bang's other disciples quit, making him the "number-one disciple".Vol. 7 bonus He tries to fight Garo but is defeated and hospitalized.Ch 47 He then gives his contestant ticket for the martial arts tournament to Saitama, who impersonates him.Ch. 49

He is voiced by Toshiki Masuda in the Japanese version and by Todd Haberkorn in the English dub.

Bomb[edit]

Bomb (ボンブ, Bonbu) is Bang's older brother and a powerful martial arts master. His specialty is the "Fist of Whirling Wind, Slashing Steel" (旋風鉄斬拳, Senpū Tetsuzan-ken). Bomb is first introduced during Garo's "hero hunt", when Bang came to his dojo in order to ask the brother to help him stop his former disciple and Bomb accepted, finding Garo as a possible future threat for his dojo as well.Ch. 46

He is voiced by Shinya Fukumatsu in the Japanese version and by Brook Chalmers in the English dub.

Sourface[edit]

Sourface (ニガムシ, Nigamushi) is a rather large muscular man with a huge and hostile face which is a professional martial artist always dressed with a white gi. Sourface was once a disciple of Bang, but left after Garo rampaged through the dojo; sometime afterwards, he created the Sourface-style Kempo martial arts and started his own dojo. He meets Saitama at the martial arts tournament thinking that he is talking to Charanko.Ch. 53

He is voiced by Itaru Yamamoto in the Japanese version and by Armen Taylor in the English dub.

Suiryu[edit]

Suiryu (スイリュー, Suiryū) is a young man with tan skin and a low ponytail, he wears a traditional black uniform used in Chinese martial arts with star-like buttons. He had won four consecutive Super Fight tournaments before, as he is an incredibly powerful martial artist, utilizing the Void Fist style. He is very popular and has lot of female admirers, but does not want to be a hero, preferring to be a free spirit. He advances to the finals in the tournament that Saitama entered, but is unable to beat Saitama. However, he wins when Saitama is disqualified. Shortly afterwards when the Monster Association converts many of his opponents into monsters, he cries for help and Saitama rescues him after which he vows to become a hero. Vol. 11-14

In the anime, Suiryu is voiced by Masaya Matsukaze in the Japanese version[14] and by Alan Lee in the English dub.

Tareo[edit]

Tareo is a kid who has a guide to the Heroes. Garo befriends him.Vol. 15

He is voiced by Natsumi Fujiwara in the Japanese version and by Jeannie Tirado in the English dub.

Works cited[edit]

  • ^ ^ "Ch." and "Vol." are shortened forms for chapter and volume in the One-Punch Man manga
  • ^ "Web ch." is shortened form for web chapter and refers to the online web chapter of One-Punch Man
  • ^ "Ep." is shortened form for episode and refers to an episode number of the One-Punch Man anime

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Mumen in Mumen Rider's name translates to "no driver's license".Vol. 2 endnotes

References[edit]

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