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Dan Harmon Attached To Write ‘One Punch Man’ Film Adaptation

Saitama in "One Punch Man" Image courtesy of Madhouse, J.C. Staff, Viz Media, and Crunchyroll

The Beloved Anime Has Met Its Match

In recent news, the beloved shounen anime, One Punch Man, has been handed over to new writers, Dan Harmon and Heather Anne Campbell. The story of a young man coming to terms with the responsibilities of being a powerful superhero has been gaining popularity in the anime community for a while now. However, its evolution onto the big screen might hit some bumps on the way.

One Punch! 

Created in 2009 by a man using the pseudonym of “One”, One Punch Man began as a small manga about a superhero who becomes so powerful that he grows bored of fighting (as read on Viz). In 2015, that manga would reach the small screen with an anime of the same name. Now, fifteen years after the story’s creation, fans will have the opportunity to see their favorite bald-headed hero on the big screen.

According to a recent article from The Hollywood Reporter, the director of the Fast and Furious film franchise, Justin Lin, will remain involved in the One Punch Man project. However, the script has been handed over to Harmon (known for Community and Rick and Morty) and Campbell (known for Whose Line Is it Anyway and Scientifically Accurate) to be rewritten.

Coming to the Big Screen 

Many fans have long awaited the day that this comedic action-adventure would reach a venue that matches its energy. Though it is not known yet just how involved One will be with the new film adaptation, many fans are excited to hear that comedic geniuses such as Harmon and Campbell will be taking care of their beloved characters. One Punch Man in particular is an anime that has more of a raunchy and adult sort of humor at times, which matches Harmon’s and Cambpell’s previous works.  

All seasons of One Punch Man are now available to stream on Crunchyroll.

One Punch Man Official VIZ Media Trailer

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