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ONE (born October 29, 1986)[1][2] is the alias of a Japanese manga artist, best known for his manga series One-Punch Man (2009–present), which is remade by Yusuke Murata.[3][4] ONE serialized One-Punch Man under his own website with no official publisher. The remake is serialized in the web version of Weekly Young Jump. He is a manga artist for fun. He serialized Mob Psycho 100 in the online version of Weekly Shōnen Sunday known as Ura Sunday.[5] which ended in December 2017. A spin-off of Mob Psycho 100, called REIGEN was created.

He was born in Niigata and was brought up in Kōnosu, Saitama.[6] When ONE was much younger he made several manga that never got serialized such as "Sun Man" and "Tennis Player Ryu".[7][8]

ONE and Yusuke Murata received the Best Manga Sugoi Japan Award 2016. The award aims to promote works that have "universality," "originality", and "potential" to be big international hits.[9]


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 [10]
Makai no Ossan
2012–2013 Shueisha [11]
Mob Psycho 100
(モブサイコ100 Mobu Saiko Hyaku)
2012–2017 Shogakukan (Japanese)
Dark Horse Comics (English)
One-Punch Man
(ワンパンマン Wanpanman)
2012–present Shueisha (Japanese)
Viz Media (English)
Manga remake, illustrated by Yusuke Murata
Cockroaches Buster
(ゴキブリバスター Gokiburi Buster)
2015 Square Enix With Yusuke Murata [12]
Bullet Angel Fan Club
(弾丸天使ファンクラブ Dangan Tenshi Fan Club)
2017 Jump Comics With Yusuke Murata [13]
Reigen 2018–2019 Shogakukan Spin-off manga of Mob Psycho 100 [14]
Monster of Earth
(地球の怪獣 Chikyū no Kaijū)
2013 Self-published With Yusuke Murata and Kinu Nishimura
Taiyo Man (Sun Man)
(太陽マン Taiyō Man)
Never serialized [15]
Tennis Player Ryu
(テニスプレイヤー龍 Tenisupureiyā ryū)
Never serialized [16]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work/Nominee Result
2014 7th Manga Taishō Manga One-Punch Man Nominated[17]
2015 26th Eisner Award Best US Edition of International Material — Asia One-Punch Man (published by Viz Media) Nominated[18]
2016 28th Harvey Award Best American Edition of Foreign Material One-Punch Man (published by Viz Media) Nominated[19]
2016 2nd Sugoi Japan Award Manga One-Punch Man Won[20]
2017 62nd Shogakukan Manga Award Shōnen Mob Psycho 100 Won[21]


  • ONE began publishing the first story in Shukan Shonen VIP.[22]
  • ONE and his pals operated under the group name (超合金黒光, Chougoukiun Kurobikari), and that’s where the hero name of One Punch Man’s S-Class hero, Superalloy Darkshine (超合金クロビカリ) came from.[23]
  • ONE likes heartwarming, touching movies, like Stand by Me.
    • His favorite Japanese movie is Gachi Boy (English title: “Wrestling with a Memory”). This was the first movie that made him cry.[24] The trailer on Youtube.
  • ONE has no favorite character.[24]
  • Food ONE Likes:[25]
    • Ikura (salmon roe), avocado with rice, and grapes.
      • ONE says if he can have some ikura with rice, he doesn’t need anything besides it.
    • ONE also likes spaghetti in cod roe.


  17. Loveridge, Lynzee (2014-1-20). 10 Titles Nominated for 7th Manga Taisho Awards. Anime News Network. Retrieved 2014-01-20.
  18. McMillan, Graeme (2015-04-22). Marvel, DC and Fantagraphics lead 2015 Eisner Award nominees. The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018-09-23.
  19. Cavna, Michael (2016-07-05). ‘Bloom County’ and ‘Bloodshot Reborn’ are among the multiple 2016 Harvey Award nominees. The Washington Post. Retrieved 2018-09-23.
  20. Loveridge, Lynzee (2016-03-22). 'Your Lie in April', 'One-Punch Man' Top Sugoi Japan Awards 2016 Results. Anime News Network. Retrieved 2018-09-21.
  21. 'Mob Psycho 100' among the winners of the 62nd Shogakukan Manga Award. Manga.Tokyo. Retrieved 2018-09-23.
  22. One-Punch Man Encyclopedia; One-Punch Man: Hero Perfection, page 190-199
  24. 24.0 24.1 One-Punch Man Interview; Yamada Reiji’s Young Sunday Interview

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