One Punch Man: What Is Hero Association’s Enigmatic Society
One Punch Man manga chapter 188 has recently been released, causing a wave of excitement among fans with the introduction of a new character. This chapter may not have been action-packed, but it provided some well-deserved screen time for secondary protagonists.
Atomic Samurai, known as one of the finest swordsmen in the One Punch Man series, took the spotlight. Fans observed that he had proteges who sought mastery in swordsmanship. It became evident that Atomic Samurai either headed a group dedicated to training talented swordsmen or was involved in a council consisting of the most proficient swordsmen in the series.
During the second season of One Punch Man, Atomic Samurai and fellow members of this organization convened to develop strategic plans to counter Garou’s threats. But what exactly is this organization in the anime series?
Introducing the Council of Swordmasters in One Punch Man Manga
The organization in question is known as the Council of Swordmasters, consisting of five prominent members: Atomic Samurai (Kamikaze), Nichirin, Amahare, Zanbai, and Haragiri.
Presently, only Atomic Samurai and Nichirin remain alive. Amahare and Zanbai were killed by Fuhrer Ugly during the Monster Association arc, while Haragiri met his demise at the hands of Atomic Samurai after succumbing to monsterization and expressing a desire to join the Monsters Association.
Atomic Samurai: The Exceptional Swordsman
Considered one of the strongest and most significant members of the council, Atomic Samurai is an S-class hero who played a pivotal role in defeating Melgazard during Boros’ invasion. He possesses extraordinary sword skills, demonstrated by his ability to slice Homeless Emperor’s energy spheres and sever Golden Sperm’s arm using the Sun Blade provided by Nichirin.
Nichirin: The Master Swordsman
Nichirin, a master swordsman, trained the popular A-class hero Spring Mustachio. Notably, he possesses the mythical pearl, granting him access to the Sun Blade protected by the council. Despite his advanced age, Nichirin showcased his prowess by swiftly slashing through rocks while leaving an apple intact in chapter 188 of the manga.
Amahare, Zanbai, and Haragiri: Fallen Swordsmen
Amahare and Zanbai were exceptional swordsmen who bravely faced off against Fuhrer Ugly to aid the heroes. Unfortunately, Zanbai fell victim to Fuhrer Ugly’s acid attack. Witnessing his comrade’s demise, Amahare made the ultimate sacrifice to save Atomic Samurai and Nichirin from Fuhrer Ugly’s Full Body Melting Punch. In the end, Amahare’s sacrifice led to Fuhrer Ugly’s defeat.
Haragiri, on the other hand, met his end during the second season of the anime when he underwent the monsterization process. Atomic Samurai swiftly dispatched him before Haragiri could harm anyone else.
Expanding the Council: Yuta and Shido
In the latest chapter of the One Punch Man manga, it appears that two new members are poised to join the council. Yuta, Amahare’s daughter, and Shido, Zanbai’s son, are determined to avenge their fathers. The future of the One Punch Man manga holds the promise of exciting developments as these new characters enter the fray.
In conclusion, the recent One Punch Man manga chapter has shed light on the enigmatic society within the Hero Association known as the Council of Swordmasters. Led by the formidable Atomic Samurai, this council comprised skilled swordsmen who played vital roles in the series. As the story progresses, the addition of new characters adds further intrigue and anticipation for fans of the series.