One-Punch Man Volume 12 Review.

Volume 12


  • Story: ONE.
  • Art: Yusuke Murata.
  • Released: September 5, 2017.
  • Imprint: SHONEN JUMP.
  • Pages: 211.

Saitama is still away at martial arts tournament. The monsters continue their onslaught throughout the cities. Multiple heroes have fought and lost to the monsters. That is until Genos gets involved and cleans up City C with ease, until he meets Goketsu of the Monster Association. Multiple monsters are still running rampant with no sign of them letting up. The leader of the Monster Association finally shows himself, Monster King Orochi. What are the plans of the Monster Association?

This volume was an absolute blast to read. So much action and a lot of story progression. So many questions were answered in just 211 pages. We now know a lot more about the Monster Association. We still don’t know what the Monster Association has planned, it’s nice to finally see who runs the Monster Association. Monster King Orochi looks absolutely terrifying and I cannot wait to see what he can do.Genos was phenomenal in this volume. Genos fought multiple monsters and cleaned up all of City C by himself. Goketsu was sent to City C to defeat any heroes he could. We don’t get to see the fights, but we do see that Metal Knight, Genos, and Metal Bat have been defeated. All in all Genos was able to exhibit how strong and capable he really is. I would love to see how much stronger Genos can become.The martial arts tournament is still going on, multiple fighters have all been surprisingly defeated with only one hit.

Unsurprisingly Saitama is defeating his opponents with only one punch. Though, it’s crazy to see other fighters that aren’t pro heroes defeating people in one punch. One martial artist specifically being Suiryu. Suiryu has already won multiple tournaments and proves himself to be a worthy martial artist. Suiryu as a whole is not all that interesting, though it would cool to see him pitted against a real monster. It is different to see Saitama in a martial arts setting, as it’s not his usual habitat.

Saitama would naturally be better suited out fighting monsters in the city, yet here he is.This volume did add quite a lot to the series. I am so excited to see just how far the Monster Association can go. I am certain that Monster King Orochi won’t be much of an issue for Saitama, as he is of course One-Punch Man. I would like to see a fight between them as we don’t know how strong Orochi really is. So naturally I look forward to seeing how this all plays out.All in all this volume was probably the best volume yet. There was no shortage of action or heroes displaying their skills.

I love this series more and more with each chapter. I cannot wait to see the conclusion to the martial arts tournament, nor can I wait to see how the Hero Association handles the Monster Association. It’s safe to say that Saitama will have his hands full from here on out. If you have yet to pick up this series, now is a great time to get on board. I highly recommend reading this volume and keeping up with the series.