Hey there! Today we will update you on One Punch Man Chapter 168 where we will tell you everything you need to know about the upcoming chapter such as its release date, spoilers, raw scans, and through where you can read the new chapter.
One Punch Man is a very popular hard-core superhero action manga which is an adaptation of the original webcomic by ONE (also drew Mob Psycho 100) and is drawn by Yusuke Murata of EyeShield 21. It features some of the most spectacular looking fight scenes with very detailed art and character writing.
We are now nearing the end of the Garou Arc/ Monster Association arc confirmed by Murata himself.
In the latest chapter, we witness the rawest and most serious version of Saitama ever. Just before the Garou and Saitama’s fist collides, Bang opens a dimensional gap to stop the gigantic energy to some other space and save the planet. Bang succeeds in doing thanks to his allies in other dimensions, however, due to the recoil of thier attack they ends up on one of Jupiter’s moon.
Garou is surprised to find himself in such a strange environment and asks Saitama if they must find a way to return to Earth. However, who is so pissed seeing his disciple’s core and heart in his hand torn from his body by the monster in front, he simply replies with “that can come after I beat the shit out of you”. The two starts fighting again in which they almost destroy the crust of the moon.
One Punch Chapter 168 Release Date and Time
The One Punch Man manga by ONE and Yusuke Murata is published in Shueisha’s Tonori no Young Magazine which is released on weekly basis every Wednesday. However, the OPM manga has a very unusual release schedule and the author is allowed to publish the chapter whenever he wishes. In most cases, the new chapters are released every other Wednesday Since the previous ch i.e. ch 167 was published on 6th July, the One Punch Man Chapter 168 will either release on Saturday, July 20th, 2022, or on Saturday, July 3rd August 2022 at 12:00 AM (JST). The chapter title has not been announced yet.
Update: we are just two days away from chapter release and it seems like Murata-Sensei is working hard to deliver one of the best chapters so far. Based on his latest tweets, it seems the chapter might even exceed 70 pages.
However do note that it will take some time before the English translations will come out as the whole translation process involves manga invisible complex steps such as redrawing, typesetting, proofreading, and of course translating the text.
So you might need to for at least 3-5 days the chapter is available to read in your preferred language.
As for our international audience, here is when chapter 168 of One Punch Man will be available to read on the online website.
- Pacific Time: 9 AM on Wednesday
- Central Time: 11 AM on Wednesday
- Eastern Time: 12 noon on Wednesday
- British Time: 5 PM on Wednesday
Countdown for OPM Chapter (Japan Release Time)
Is One Punch On on break this week?
No, fortunately, the manga is not on break this month and chapter 168 will be released as per its schedule. So far no such delay has been announced from the author’s side.
OPM Chapter 168 Leaks, Raw Scans and Spoilers
At the time of writing, the raw scans and spoilers for Chapter 168 haven’t come out yet. Such raw scans usually starts surfacing on the net 3-4 days before the official release date and can be found on online forums such as 4chan and Reddit. So we are expecting this week’s to be available on 17th July 2022.
We will keep an eye out for them and report back to you as soon as are released. Meanwhile, for the latest updates and chapter discussions check out its official subreddit a r/OnePunchMan.
Previous Chapter Recap
Garou and Saitama land on Io, the moon closest to Jupiter in orbit; as Garou gathers himself from the surprise of landing on a moon, Saitama makes use of the strange situation, believing he can now go all out. He tries to put Genos’ core in his suit but decides to hold onto it, should the suit be torn. When Garou tries to tell Saitama that they must find a way to return to Earth, the hero cuts him off and claims “that can come after I beat the shit out of you”, directly challenging the monster. Surprised by his seriousness, Garou opens a gateway beneath Saitama.
Saitama quickly kicks away the portal from his feet and hurls a punch, sending Garou hurtling. He opens another gate behind the hero to hit him, but Saitama grabs the edge and flips it down, exposing Garou for another punch and knocking him back out onto the surface. Saitama mocks his “little tricks” and asks for Garou to use his fists. The cosmic monster responds that the techniques of countless school used as one are “his fists”.
Opening numerous gateways to surround Saitama for an attack, Garou speeds through them all and barrages him with his techniques. He uses Roaring Aura Sky Ripping Fist, followed by Water Stream Rock Smashing Fist, which is joined by Exploding Heart Release Fist, before using Whirlwind Iron Cutting Fist, mercilessly pummelling the hero. Garou ends his assault with Nuclear Fission Gravity Knuckle, causing a huge explosion that decimates Io.
Where to read chapter 168 of One Punch Man?
There are two ways you can read the latest chapter. The first is by reading the fan translations which will be available one or two days after the Japanese release.
The second is reading the official translations by Viz on their official website. However, the Viz translations are quite behind by 3 chapters so you need to wait for 2-4 weeks’ chapter 159 official translations.
You can also purchase its previous volumes on that website and can read it in both online and offline mode.
What is One Punch Man about?
One Punch Man is a manga written by ONE and drawn by Yusuke Murata, published in Shueisha’s Tonari no Young Jump since 2012. The manga is based on the webcomic written by ONE. Viz Media is publishing the series in English.
Manga inspired an anime series by Studio Madhouse in 2015 for 12 episodes. J.C. Staff then produced a second season in 2019 which also ran for 12 episodes. A live-action adaptation by Sony is in development.
The story centres around Saitama who started out being a hero just for fun. After three years of “special” training, he became so powerful that he can defeat opponents with a single punch. Now, alongside Genos, his faithful cyborg disciple, Saitama is ready to begin his official duties as a professional hero working with the Hero Association.
Well, that’s all for today. We will keep you updated on any news related to One Punch Man Chapter 168. Also, be sure to check out the Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 and Osamake Season 2.