One Punch Man Chapter 197 was released yesterday and the fans got to see the amazing fight between the rivals as well as the leading plots of the current arc. Sonic and Flash seem to be very close and even though they are always at each other’s throats, they are closer to each other than anyone.
This new arc has led to many amazing things and the rivalry between Sonic and Flash is like the cherry on the top. While Saitama and Blast continue to move forward, Sonic and Flash have their own duty they are serving with complicated past and their relationship with each other.
As the latest issue saw the fight between the two characters commence, it came to an end pretty fast as both of them realized that the other one had gotten stronger than before. But the main reason the fight came to an end was because of the interruption from the Elite Ninjas from the village who were here to execute Flash for betraying the village.
Sonic comes in kicking on the Ninjas and says that he doesn’t need their interruption in these thus, Sonic and Flash team up together to take on the Elite Ninjas at the end of the chapter, and thus, fans look forward to seeing what is going to happen next.
One Punch Man Chapter 198 will be next and given that the author hasn’t announced a break or anything we can expect the chapter to be out as early as the middle of December. We will provide more details about One Punch Man Chapter 198 which include its exact release date, time, and where it will be available to read once it is out.
With that said, here we bring you the latest One Punch Man manga updates.
Recap And Review
One Punch Man Chapter 197 was titled “Duel” and the chapter continues with Flash and Sonic commencing their duel. The former is surprised that the latter would suddenly pull this spot to initiate the fight now of all time.
Before the fight even begins, we see a small flashback of when Flash and Soninc were very young training in the village. It was revealed that Sonic was the one who taught Flash how to use a sword. Both of them were part of Squad Five in the village which is said to be the absolute worst in the village containing failed Ninjas from the village.
It was also revealed that the training regiment that residents of this village went through was brutal which included a day lasting 72 hours long with only 6 hours of sleep. Coming back to the current event, Sonic and Flash commence their duel. It doesn’t last very long as both of them try to attack and avoid each other’s attack until Flash’s ultimate attack lands on Sonic.
After the dust clears, Flash boasts that Sonic made him use his ultimate attack implying that he had become stronger but is surprised to see the Ninjas from the Elite Squad who tell him that they are here to kill for betraying the village.
Sonic comes in kicking one of the Elite Ninjas saying that they need not interrupt the fight between them. Flash is amazed that Sonic was able to block this attack but seeing how Elite Ninjas plan on killing both of them, Flash and Sonic team up to take them together.
Un capítulo muy corto, pero muy interesante.
Centrado en la relación entre Flash y Sonic, un poco de su pasado y la alianza que ahora han formado para enfrentarse al resto de ninjas de la aldea… pic.twitter.com/aywpd0gnjq
— Hunter-Piece (@Isra_10j) November 30, 2023
Release Date And Where To Read?
One Punch Man Chapter 198 is expected to be out by Thursday, December 14th, 2023. Based on this predicted release date, the following will be the various times for the same;
Releasing on Thursday for countries:
- Central European Time (CEST): at 05:00 PM on Wednesday, December 13th, 2023
- New York: at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, December 13th, 2023
- Pacific Time (PST): at 08:00 AM on Wednesday, December 13th, 2023
- Eastern European Time (EEST): at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, December 13th, 2023
Releasing on Friday for countries:
- Japanese Standard Time (JST): at 12:00 AM on Thursday, December 14th, 2023
- Korean Standard Time (KST): at 12:00 AM on Thursday, December 14th, 2023
One Punch Man Chapter 198 will be free to read on the Viz Media platform for a limited period of time, so make sure to read it there once it is out.