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"The Time is Now" (今だ, Ima da, Tonari: 137) is the 96th chapter of the One-Punch Man manga series.


The battle between the hero Flashy Flash and monsters Hellfire Flame and Gale Wind continues. With the increased speed, the monsters keep up their pressure on Flashy Flash. However, even after Hellfire Flame utilizes his technique Fire Release: Blazing Scattering Slash, Flashy Flash is able to block it. Flashy Flash uses one of his own moves Heavy Flashy Slash aiming to destroy Hellfire Flame's sword. Gale Wind expresses astonishment at Flashy Flash's technical prowess and the monsters decide to abandon the battle as ninjas and fight using brute speed and strength. The two monsters are able to pressure Flashy Flash, managing to make him cough up blood. However, once the hero became serious, he strikes both of them with a series of kicks, and then slices both of them in half with his ultimate technique Flashy Slash, ending their lives.

After Flashy Flash leaves the battlefield and arrives at a junction, he decides to use his Locator to figure out his location, only to realize that he lost it during the battle.

Characters in Order of AppearanceEdit

  1. Do-S (Cover)
  2. Flashy Flash
  3. Gale Wind (Death)
  4. Hellfire Flame (Death)


Chapter 96 old

The old chapter cover

  • The chapter was renamed to Instant (一瞬, Isshun) in the Volume release, and was given a new cover.


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