Many storylines have come to a conclusion with the release of the 170th chapter. And Murata was also quick to announce that he would be taking a long break from the text to forge the next act. So now, One Punch Man Chapter 171 has a long way until the final release date. However, the artist is keeping the fans within the loop. So, will the manga face a delay? The following sections contain all the updates about this! From release date to plot details to spoilers, we have got you covered. Thus, keep an eye on The Anime Daily for more updates here.
The next chapter of One Punch Man will put up the next act of the story. As per the webcomic, this act will be the Psychic Sisters Arc. However, one cannot say if this is the plan that Murata wants to go for. So, only time will tell what the next arc holds in store for the readers! Nevertheless, we will be sure to give away all the details that you need before the next chapter releases.
One Punch Man Chapter 171: One Month Break Announced!
Right after the release of the 170th chapter, Murata took to his Twitter account to announce that he would be taking a break from work before commencing the manga with One Punch Man Chapter 171. He insisted that he would be working in the next arc of the manga as the Monster Association act comes to an end. The NeboKuro Twitter account was then flooded with questions about when the manga would be back. The last break was during the release of Chapter 150. You can check out the update right here:
How Long Will The Break Last?
If considering the break announcement, One Punch Man Chapter 171 must come back in the second week of September. But internal sources from the publishing firms tell us that the text would not be back until the month of October. Even in the past, it was seen that chapter 150 did not come back anytime after the hiatus. Adding to this is the fact that Murata is a quality-driven artist. Given the opportunity, he takes more time to put into his work and bring the best quality to the table. So, even for the next arc, fans should be assured that the text would not come out even in the month of September. But there is no need to fret.
What Will Be The Next Arc?
After this series, the next action that will come up with One Punch Man Chapter 171 is the Neo Heroes Saga that opens with the Psychic Sisters Arc. As per the synopsis of the web novel, this act takes place right after the events of the fight between Garou and Saitama. Three of the A-Class heroes, namely Forte, Butterfly DX, and Chain’n’toad, came to know that Saitama is living near them now.
But when they come to meet with him, they only find King there. Thus, they get intimidated by his presence. Right now, Saitama is also in the A-Class section with Rank 39. So now, Black Sperm and Overgrowth Rover are also a part of the team now. The rest of the Psychic Sisters Arc revolves around the titular villains. Moreover, Saitama’s evolution as an A-Class fighter is also dissected here!
Previous Chapter Recap!
The title of One Punch Man Chapter 170 was “What Was Gained.” The chapter starts with Garou ending up in the police station after the events of the fight. But even there, he kept saying that he only wanted to become a monster. But Bang kept hitting him for being an indisciplined disciple. Later on, Tareo and his friends are seen playing in the park. They were still discussing everything that happened in the last fight.
The final act of the chapter takes us to the Hero Association Headquarters, where Sitch is seen talking to Sekigar. This was a light discussion between all of them. But then, Bang suddenly asked them what kind of women Garou liked. The final panel of the chapter saw Saitama and Genos digging into dead sand and Overgrown Rover noticing these two.
One Punch Man Chapter 171: Release Date
As of the time of writing, Murata has not declared the final release date of this chapter. But as per the announcement of the break, the chapter will not be back until the first or second week of October. The expected release date of One Punch Man Chapter 171 with the new arc is October 1, 2022. Viz Media, ONE, and OPM will all publish the chapter online. We will be sure to update this section as soon as there is any more update. Thus, keep an eye on The Anime Daily for any more updates.