Charaben Saitama (One-Punch Man)

Charaben Saitama (One-Punch Man)

Figma 310 Saitama (One-Punch Man)

It all started with a web comic and manga series that originated in June 2009. When artist ONE created One-Punch Man, would he have believed that the manga would get more than 10 million views and 20 000 hits per day? One-Punch Man’s success continued when it became an anime and the series have a fanatikal cult following. The main character of One-Punch Man, Saitama is the most powerful man alive. There has been up to date thousand of speculations among anime fanatiks about if Saitama is stronger than Marvel’s Hulk, DC’s Superman or Dragon Ball Z’s Goku and most agree that he is. The only other question is: If he is that strong, can he beat Chuck Norris?

All jokes aside Saitama is a force no to be trifled with. He is a conflicted hero, as most heroes are. Some heroes have an archenemy or some disability to overcome, for Saitama his strength is in a way his weakness as he has a continual self-imposed personal dilemma being that he is too powerful to get any thrill out of his heroic acts. The fact that he beats his enemy too easily haunts our hero. Even the mightiest villain or monster pose no threat to him, he swats them like we would a mosquito or gnat. This inspires him to seek out stronger opponents that can give him a challenge.

Saitama

Saitama

Saitama is initially registered with the Hero Association as a C-Class but became a B-Class Superhero, his task; to defend Z-City against Mysterious Beings. His name, under the Hero Association is Caped Baldy. He is an ordinary looking thin bald man, but well build of average height and weight. According to Saitama his hair loss happened prematurely and overnight due to his intense hero training. (He used to have spiky black hair). His costume is a plain yellow jumpsuit with a short zipper at the collar, a black belt (with a golden buckle) and red boots, red gloves and a white or red cape.

Saitama Trivia

In character popularity poll he is ranked first, while young Saitama is ranked 10th.
In the beginning of the manga series his cape was red (House of Evolution Arc) but later it was changed to white (Meteor Arc).
Because he saved the grand child of multi-millionaire Chinner he is indirectly responsible for the creation of the Heroes Association. Chinner founded the Association to protect mankind from mysterious beings.
Makoto Furukawa, Saitama’s voice actor is also known for the voices of Shigou Kakei in the anime Aldnoah Zero and Yutaro Kindachi in Haikyuu!

Name: Figma 310 Saitama
Release Date: 2017-03-30
Size: 14.5 cm
Weight: 500.0 g
Material: ABS, PVC
Anime/Manga/Game: One Punch Man
Artist: Asai (APSY) Masaki Monolith
Category Figmas

Description

This figurine can be displayed in different poses giving you the choice to act out countless scenes. It also comes with two expressions that show two sides of his character, the standard expression and the ‘action’ expression. His Hero Association mug is an added bonus, just in case your figurine feels thirsty.

Saitama

Saitama

Overall: A powerful 9.5

Paint Job – 8
The Paint job is not bad; the choice of colours perfectly reflects the colours from the anime. The only problem is that the belt buckle looks more mustard colour than gold, but beside that the paint job is well executed.

Sculpting – 10
The sculptor did a great job with the figurine, taking the slightest details into account like the creases in Saitama’s top and pants. Very impressive!

Design – 10
Fist pump to the design team, as this design is sugoi. The figurine is fantastically designed to cater for the One-Punch Man fanatik’s needs. The fact that you can make countless poses of our hero like Saitama throwing a punch or just sticking out a fist in argument is brilliant!

Display Worth – 10
Who better to protect your display than Saitama? ‘Nuff sed.

Saitama

Saitama

Verdict

Let’s beat it to the punch (pun intended); this figurine is every Saitama fanatiks dream. The paint job is spot on, and the design is flawless. If you are a serious One-Punch Man fanatik, then this figurine may be just the item you want to put in your treasure hoard or display case. Better grab it while you still can!

There are much more to Saitama and One-Punch Man. Watch the anime and discover more about him! Here are a few videos that speculate about just how strong Saitama is as well as an anime trailer. Be warned as they contain spoilers!

One-Punch Man Vs Hulk
Goku Vs One-Punch Man
One-Punch Man trailer

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