This volume presents the conclusion of the invaders from space. Saitama is still going head to head with the main baddy, Boros, who unleashes several highly energized attacks, some of which blow holes in his own ship. One of Boros' attacks punches Saitama all the way to the moon! Tornado continues to use the rubble of City A to poke holes in the spaceship. Handsome Kamen, the #1 ranked A-Class hero, shows up and wonders why so many S-rank heroes haven't saved City A from complete destruction, and he even gets into a few skirmishes with S-rank heroes. The Hero Association also decides to rebuild City A as more of their mega-home-base, and they outsource this construction to Metal Knight, a hero about which Genos received an ominous warning.
At this point, there are a LOT of heroes that we have been introduced to, and some of them are starting to become interesting. Even though we see very little of Handsome Kamen in this volume, he is already an intriguing character I want to see more of. There is quite a bit of bonus manga, which usually makes me a little frustrated, but the storylines in the bonuses actually explained a lot about the ending of this volume with City A becoming a headquarters. There are also some really funny storylines, as has been the regular for One-Punch (almost all of them involve Saitama and eating something). I particularly enjoyed the bonus manga of the monster in the Police Station because I have been wondering a little bit about the relationship between the Hero Association and local law enforcement.
Sara's Rating: 9/10
Suitability Level: Grades 7-12
Reviews of previous volumes in this series: vol 1, vol 2, vol 3, vol 4, vol 5, vol 6
Publisher: VIZ Media
Publication Date: July 5, 2016
ISBN: 9781421585284 (Paperback)
Tags: Rating: 9/10, Suitability: Middle School, Suitability: High School, Manga, Superheroes, Action Adventure, VIZ Media
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