One (manga artist)

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Born (1986-10-29) October 29, 1986 (age 36)
Niigata, Japan
Area(s)Manga artist
Notable works
Signature of One

One (stylized as ONE) or Tomohiro is the pseudonym of a Japanese manga artist, who is best known for his web manga[1] series One-Punch Man, which was later remade into a digital manga illustrated by Yusuke Murata.[2][3] One serializes the One-Punch Man webcomic on his own website under no official publisher, while the manga remake is serialized in the web version of Weekly Young Jump. His other well-known series, Mob Psycho 100, was serialized in the online version of Weekly Shōnen Sunday, Ura Sunday.[4]


Early life[edit]

One was born in Niigata and grew up in Saitama. While visiting his grandparents in Niigata, his parents bought him a series of manga called Crayon Shin-chan by Yoshito Usui.[5] One was a fan of the manga, which influenced his decision to become a manga artist, and began practising on his notebook during middle and high school.[6]


In July 2009, One began publishing a short version of One-Punch Man on Shintosha, a comic-posting website. He later began irregularly uploading One-Punch Man to his web page FC2 on July 3, 2009.[7] Originally, One-Punch Man was intended to be a one-off to further practice drawing, but became a series following positive reception.[6] Due to its humorous setting and story, One-Punch Man became popular in Japan.[7] One had a special interest in creating a protagonist that had already become the strongest in the world,[8][9] which enabled him to concentrate on a different perspective of the background and storytelling. One stated that he envisioned the protagonist, Saitama, as a character capable of adapting to the world that surrounded him, with his primary obstacles being mundane things.[8] Before One decided to become a full-time manga artist, he had taken several hiatuses from updating the webcomic, including a one-year hiatus in February 2010 to work at a full-time job,[6] and a two-year hiatus after releasing the 109th chapter in January 2017.[1]

Manga artist Yusuke Murata was interested in One's work and eventually reached out to One.[10] The two would collaborate in publishing two one-shots in 2012; Dotō no Yūshatachi, which released on April 1 in Weekly Young Jump, and Dangan Tenshi Fan Club, which released on April 17 in Miracle Jump.[11][12] A remake of One-Punch Man began serialization in Shueisha's Tonari no Young Jump website on June 14, 2012.[13][9][14] One-Punch Man would also receive an anime adaptation, announced in the 15th issue of Weekly Young Jump on March 10, 2015.[15] The first season aired in Japan from October 5 to December 21, 2015,[16] with live-action film adaptation also in development.[17] The same year, One wrote and illustrated Mob Psycho 100, which began serialization in Shogakukan's Ura Sunday webcomic magazine on April 18, 2012.[18] The protagonist, Shigeo Kageyama, is meant to come off as "somewhat standoffish or nerdy," while also possessing heroic traits.[19] The series finished on December 22, 2017.[20] On November 26, 2022, Versus began serialization in Kodansha's Shonen Sirius magazine, written by One and illustrated by Kyōtarō Azuma.[21]


Title Year Publisher(s) Notes Ref.
One-Punch Man (ワンパンマン, Wanpanman) 2009–present Self-published Webcomic
Angry Warriors (怒涛の勇者達, Dotō no Yūshatachi) 2012 Shueisha With Yusuke Murata [22]
Bullet Angel Fan Club (弾丸天使ファンクラブ, Dangan Tenshi Fan Club) [23]
Makai no Ossan (魔界のオッサン) 2012–2013 Webcomic [24]
One-Punch Man (ワンパンマン, Wanpanman) 2012–present Manga remake, illustrated by Yusuke Murata
Mob Psycho 100 (モブサイコ100, Mobu Saiko Hyaku) 2012–2017 Shogakukan Manga
Monster of Earth (地球の怪獣, Chikyū no Kaijū) 2013 Self-published With Yusuke Murata and Kinu Nishimura [25]
Cockroaches Buster (ゴキブリバスター, Gokiburi Buster) 2015 Square Enix With Yusuke Murata [26]
Reigen 2018–2019 Shogakukan Spin-off manga of Mob Psycho 100 [27]
Versus (バーサス, Bāsasu) 2022–present Kodansha With Kyōtarō Azuma and bose [21]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work/Nominee Result
2014 7th Manga Taishō Manga One-Punch Man Nominated[28]
2015 26th Eisner Award Best US Edition of International Material — Asia One-Punch Man (published by Viz Media) Nominated[29]
2016 28th Harvey Awards Best American Edition of Foreign Material One-Punch Man (published by Viz Media) Nominated[30]
2016 2nd Sugoi Japan Award Manga One-Punch Man Won[31]
2017 62nd Shogakukan Manga Award Shōnen Mob Psycho 100 Won[32]
2019 31st Harvey Awards Best Manga Mob Psycho 100 (published by Dark Horse Comics) Nominated[33]


  1. ^ a b "Original One-Punch Man Web Manga Gets New Chapter After 2-Year Hiatus". Anime News Network. Retrieved October 30, 2019.
  2. ^ 「bizmash!」終了のお知らせ — bizmash!:@nifty Archived February 12, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on February 25, 2016.
  3. ^ "ネット発 マンガ革命". Archived from the original on September 14, 2014. Retrieved August 21, 2014.
  4. ^ 裏サンデー | モブサイコ100 Archived October 14, 2016, at the Wayback Machine. (November 20, 2015). Retrieved on 2016-02-25.
  5. ^ "ワンパンマン原作ONE氏がマンガを書き始めたきっかけとは - ログミー". logmi (in Japanese). Retrieved June 23, 2016.
  6. ^ a b c "WEB漫画が拓く未来 Vol.2「『ワンパンマン』作者.ONEインタビュー」". Tokyo Reimi Note (in Japanese). January 14, 2012. Retrieved November 27, 2022.
  7. ^ a b "ワンパンマン". Retrieved May 27, 2022.
  8. ^ a b "'One Punch Man' Creator Reveals How He Created Saitama". Anime. Retrieved May 27, 2022.
  9. ^ a b Chapman, Paul. ""One-Punch Man" Anime Greenlit". Crunchyroll. Retrieved May 27, 2022.
  10. ^ ワンパンマン ヒーロー大全. Shueisha. October 3, 2015. p. 190. ISBN 978-4-08-880549-8.
  11. ^ "村田雄介×「ワンパンマン」ONEの異色コラボ読切がYJに". (in Japanese). Natasha Inc. April 1, 2012. Retrieved December 19, 2013.
  12. ^ "ONE×村田雄介、再び!バトル少女とファンクラブ描く読切". (in Japanese). Natasha Inc. April 17, 2012. Retrieved December 19, 2013.
  13. ^ "VIZ Blog / One-Punch Man Vols. 1–2". Retrieved December 23, 2022.
  14. ^ "Young Jump Launches Free Site with Eyeshield 21's Murata (Updated)". Anime News Network. Retrieved December 23, 2022.
  15. ^ "One-Punch Man Manga Gets TV Anime". Anime News Network. March 7, 2015. Archived from the original on September 19, 2015. Retrieved November 27, 2022.
  16. ^ "One-Punch Man Anime's October Premiere Confirmed". Anime News Network. July 22, 2015. Archived from the original on September 5, 2015. Retrieved November 27, 2022.
  17. ^ Kroll, Justin (April 21, 2020). "Sony Developing Film Based on 'One Punch Man' Manga Series With 'Venom' Writers (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved December 23, 2022.
  18. ^ WEBマンガに嵐の予感「裏サンデー」無料&ほぼ毎日更新. Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha, Inc. April 18, 2012. Archived from the original on August 17, 2019. Retrieved December 23, 2022.
  19. ^ Luster, Joseph (July 11, 2016). ""Mob Psycho 100" Creator ONE and Director Yuzuru Tachikawa Discuss the New Anime!". Crunchyroll. Retrieved December 25, 2022.
  20. ^ Sherman, Jennifer (December 19, 2017). "ONE's Mob Psycho 100 Manga Ends on Friday". Anime News Network. Archived from the original on December 22, 2017. Retrieved December 23, 2022.
  21. ^ a b "One-Punch Man, Mob Psycho 100's ONE Launches New Manga". Anime News Network. July 22, 2015. Retrieved November 27, 2022.
  22. ^ "村田雄介×「ワンパンマン」ONEの異色コラボ読切がYJに" [Yusuke Murata x ONE collaboration on YJ]. Natalie (in Japanese). January 4, 2012. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  23. ^ "弾丸天使ファンクラブ — ONE/村田雄介" ['Bullet Angel Fan Club' — ONE / Yusuke Murata]. Tonari no Young Jump (in Japanese). Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  24. ^ "魔界のオッサン — ONE" ['Makai no Ossan' — ONE]. Tonari no Young Jump (in Japanese). Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  25. ^ @NEBU_KURO (November 19, 2013). "こちらはONE先生、西村キヌ先生、俺というメンバーで作った同人誌「地球の怪獣」。80ページ超の読み切り漫画です。アリスさんは海外発送もOK。" [This is the doujinshi "Monster of Earth" made by ONE-sensei, Nishimura Kinu-sensei, and myself. It is a one-shot manga with over 80 pages. Alice can also ship overseas.] (Tweet) (in Japanese). Retrieved November 29, 2019 – via Twitter.
  26. ^ "ゴキブリバスター — 原作: ONE / 作画: 村田雄介" ['Cockroaches Buster' — Writer: ONE / Illustrator: Yusuke Murata]. Square Enix (in Japanese). Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  27. ^ Sherman, Jennifer (March 16, 2018). "Mob Psycho 100's Reigen Gets Spinoff Manga on March 19". Anime News Network. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  28. ^ Loveridge, Lynzee (January 20, 2014). "10 Titles Nominated for 7th Manga Taisho Awards". Anime News Network. Retrieved September 23, 2018.
  29. ^ McMillan, Graeme (April 22, 2015). "Marvel, DC and Fantagraphics lead 2015 Eisner Award nominees". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 23, 2018.
  30. ^ Cavna, Michael (July 5, 2016). "'Bloom County' and 'Bloodshot Reborn' are among the multiple 2016 Harvey Award nominees". The Washington Post. Retrieved September 23, 2018.
  31. ^ Loveridge, Lynzee (March 22, 2016). "'Your Lie in April', 'One-Punch Man' Top Sugoi Japan Awards 2016 Results". Anime News Network. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  32. ^ "'Mob Psycho 100' among the winners of the 62nd Shogakukan Manga Award". Manga.Tokyo. January 23, 2017. Retrieved September 23, 2018.
  33. ^ McMillan, Graeme (August 14, 2019). "2019 Harvey Awards Nominees Unveiled". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 3, 2019.

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