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Fan Re-Animates One-Punch Man Intro In MS Paint


Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen truly incredible shows of adoration and support from the anime community. In 2014, over 250 passionate fans came together to re-animate an episode of Sailor Moon. This year, over 30 animators stepped up to the task of re-interpreting the iconic opening to the first Pokémon anime series.

As we look toward 2015, though, it seems that Saitama is ready to shock the world with a bold new artistic direction!

Earlier today, YouTuber Jim Boom released his personal take on One-Punch Man‘s opening sequence. The 90-second project, which was drawn entirely in Microsoft Paint with a mouse, took Boom 50 hours to produce, from the artwork to arrangement in Sony Vegas.

Every shot is there, from Saitama’s square-off with a gigantic monster to a truly unique introduction to Tatsumaki. Still, though the art is rough and the animation is stilted, the short definitely captures the raw essence of One-Punch Man.

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Samantha Ferreira

Samantha Ferreira is Anime Herald’s founder and editor-in-chief. A Rhode Island native, Samantha has been an anime fan since 1992, and an active member of the anime press since 2002, when she began working as a reviewer for Anime Dream. She launched Anime Herald in 2010, and continues to oversee its operations to this day. Outside of journalism, Samantha actively studies the history of the North American anime fandom and industry, with a particular focus on the 2000s anime boom and bust. She’s a huge fan of all things Sakura Wars, and maintains series fansite Combat Revue Review when she has free time available. When not in the Anime Herald Discord, Samantha can typically be found on Bluesky.

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