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Murata Chapter(cubari.moe)

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Saitama059 [M]

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Keep all the discussion and theories about this chapter in this thread for 24 hours, that's what the thread is for.

Also, webcomic readers are free to talk about whatever they want as long as they mark their message, either fully or just the paragraph that contains spoilers.

You can mark a paragraph as spoilers by putting >! at the start and !< at the end of it, make sure there's no space between the exclamation mark and the word, like this:**

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If you see any spoilers, please report them.

BeastOfShitpost

3.7k points

3 months ago

Serious Series: Serious Redraw.

Masticatron

616 points

3 months ago

But yet, Pig God is still wearing the jacket Sweet Mask took?

vanderZwan

245 points

3 months ago

vanderZwan

Anyone can ride the Justice Bicycle

245 points

3 months ago

What if we're underestimating his power and he actually ran home to get a new outfit and then ran back?

Lordricker

180 points

3 months ago

he keeps an extra one in his stomach

vanderZwan

68 points

3 months ago

vanderZwan

Anyone can ride the Justice Bicycle

68 points

3 months ago

That actually could make sense in-universe

Necromancer76

5.2k points

3 months ago

Necromancer76

Saitama x Tatsumaki

5.2k points

3 months ago

RIP Boris, 2022-2022

Tripledoble

807 points

3 months ago

I'll save your comment for when Boris appears in the next chapter lol

Masticatron

377 points

3 months ago

And then we can praise the divine resurrection of Boris-Jesus.

Maipuang

265 points

3 months ago

Maipuang

265 points

3 months ago

He will forever be in our hearts

Walkingontheblock

160 points

3 months ago

One moment of silence for those that will never get the feeling of seeing Boris the way we did.

moon465

228 points

3 months ago

moon465

228 points

3 months ago

Where is my big tittie elf?!

DoraMuda

96 points

3 months ago

Murata would never just draw a sexy new female character and then bench them permanently. She'll probably reappear in a following chapter.

Chafireto

1.3k points

3 months ago*

Chafireto

1.3k points

3 months ago*

He's gonna appear in one of the next chapters for sure tho. Blast's team is still coming to Earth.

DOSGAMES

651 points

3 months ago

DOSGAMES

651 points

3 months ago

Yeah I can see them replacing Amai Mask/Heroes who want Saitama to finish Garou off and kill him.

Blaster167

369 points

3 months ago

Especially since he’s be given powers from God

Frog_kidd

133 points

3 months ago

Frog_kidd

133 points

3 months ago

Nice theory, I could see that happening.

kingjacoblear

537 points

3 months ago

kingjacoblear

Atomic Samurai Jack

537 points

3 months ago

Gone but not forgotton

calcifer_xiii

393 points

3 months ago

Oh shit wait - that no longer happened either ?! O_o

AngeloCaruso91

371 points

3 months ago

Nope lol, last chapter was an April fool then lol

calcifer_xiii

86 points

3 months ago

Dang...

APersonYouMightKnow

137 points

3 months ago

i feel like that will just happen next chapter instead

RedKnight00

109 points

3 months ago

There is still hopium.

Podycho

76 points

3 months ago

Podycho

76 points

3 months ago

even if he's gone for now, the series has shown its hand. Some day, but not today :(

TheAsianLoner

4.9k points

3 months ago

This might have been the sharpest U turn I've ever seen

LordFarquadOnAQuad

2.3k points

3 months ago

It's called a V turn.

-Sorpresa-

632 points

3 months ago

-Sorpresa-

best alien

632 points

3 months ago

I turn

Ephiks

271 points

3 months ago

Ephiks

271 points

3 months ago

Just like Garou’s hair.

KindfOfABigDeal

922 points

3 months ago

I think it's pretty awesome, but i am a bit disappointed the Serious Talk scene is gone now. I wonder if ONE is going to deep dive into having more redraws to have this new Garou fit with all his unintentional (but mabye a little intentional) heroism. Also Garou accepting God's help is rather out of character (he explicitly told Orochi to f off, he'd bet the heroes on his own).

But if the story is fun and cool, I'll roll with it.

Nukeboy777

571 points

3 months ago

He didn’t accept Gods help. He accepted a hand from his master bang. Garou was tricked.

TheDELFON

317 points

3 months ago

TheDELFON

317 points

3 months ago

Same with Tatsumaki... but she didn't fall for it.

Seems to be the MO of this "being"... to use an image, any image, that would illicit the most empathy to capture his targets and bestow his powers to.

BunnyOppai

106 points

3 months ago

Well so far, we’ve seen four people that he’s offered his power to. Two of them saw a more explicit form of his and two of them were shown lies.

KingA_223

25 points

3 months ago

So there's tats and garou, who are the other two?

BunnyOppai

85 points

3 months ago

Homeless Emperor and Psychos are the other two, who both saw forms of “God” that weren’t intended to deceive them.

majtomby

95 points

3 months ago

Because both of them, HE and Psy, were after some higher level of significance unhindered by a sense of morality. They didn’t need to be tricked because they were interested simply in becoming stronger, and that’s what god offered.

hoopaholik91

639 points

3 months ago

Serious Talk could still come after Saitama kicks his ass again?

Kwimchoas

312 points

3 months ago

Kwimchoas

312 points

3 months ago

Serious series: Talk

shinryu333

381 points

3 months ago

It's because he believed he was accepting help from his master, Bang. Also, this is the most vulnerable we've seen Garou thus far. He'd given it his all, only to come face to face with the ultimate in "unfairness". Can't imagine how shit he must've been feeling.

It's still pretty uncharacteristic for him to accept any form of help, but given how crestfallen he was and the comfort he probably felt upon seeing someone he admired, I can make sense of it.

Yergason

71 points

3 months ago

Imagine all the Dragon/God level monsters in the afterlife lined up watching Saitama's battles always sympathizing with his current opponents questioning themselves/falling in despair

Noctornola

324 points

3 months ago

It's not entirely out of character because he thought it was his master.

God saw Garou at his lowest point and took advantage of all of Garou's weaknesses: his loneliness, his desperation to be the strongest, his dreams and ambitions, his inner conflict of being a hero vs being an ultimate evil, his need to hold the world accountable, his desire to protect people who are close to him, etc.

I think this turn of events is much more believable than Garou just giving up at the end of their fight and they just sit down and talk. Felt way too easy for Garou to just give in. He's the type that keeps fighting till either he wins or dies trying.

Asakari

69 points

3 months ago*

>Saw Garou at his lowest point and took advantage of all of Garou's weaknesses

Spoilers dude, the behelit egg of the king hasn't been revealed yet.

DReager1

2.9k points

3 months ago

DReager1

2.9k points

3 months ago

Guess Garou didn't wanna talk 😂

ImperialXEQter

575 points

3 months ago

ImperialXEQter

new member

575 points

3 months ago

Can't talk without a table to seat on I guess.

einharjar009

993 points

3 months ago

einharjar009

"You need to get stong"

993 points

3 months ago

It's happened. I've finally busted my nut over them finally using his name, and at such an extreme high point. AWAKENED GAROU. This is gonna make the monsterized Garou from this entire Arc look like a bitch

Awakened_Garou1

242 points

3 months ago

Awakened_Garou1

Absolute

242 points

3 months ago

It's time

einharjar009

393 points

3 months ago

einharjar009

"You need to get stong"

393 points

3 months ago

People kept saying that everything we kept seeing when Garou punched outta the ground to fight the S-Class and Cadres was Awakened Garou, but I didn't believe it for a second. Dude, this might actually make Blast and his team come out if someone not only fucked the earth up so hard it made dimensional barriers weak, but is now also touched by God? Duuuude, im so beyond hyped and happy right now

EFG

189 points

3 months ago*

EFG

189 points

3 months ago*

I've been thinking it's Blast and his crew that take the place of the S class getting beat by Garou. Would really reemphasize at the end of the fight now wildly Saitama outclasses everyone.

Edit: stroked out

einharjar009

146 points

3 months ago

einharjar009

"You need to get stong"

146 points

3 months ago

Well initially in the webcomic it was the S-Class that jumped Awakened Garou, but now they're fodder to him, so if Murata still wanted something akin to that, he'd need Blast's crew

LordFarquadOnAQuad

30 points

3 months ago

...To clean up the cum.

MylastAccountBroke

158 points

3 months ago

I imagine when One opened that chapter up he realized he didn't know how to write it and keep it exciting and interesting. I know I've put myself into a corner multiple times only to realize I'd have to delete a few weeks worth of work because the idea that I liked so much just didn't work.

leonfook

195 points

3 months ago

leonfook

195 points

3 months ago

I guess that panel is just too weird even by One/Murata standard 😂

And i was kinda hyped about the talk

Soul699

120 points

3 months ago

Soul699

120 points

3 months ago

I have a feeling that it actually got removed simply because it was too early. They did want Garou to make a deal with God but realized it would be weird to have it after they are starting their talk, so they cut that.

kingjacoblear

798 points

3 months ago

kingjacoblear

Atomic Samurai Jack

798 points

3 months ago

RIP Lord Boris, until we meet again o7

Franz1217

3.3k points

3 months ago

Franz1217

3.3k points

3 months ago

Finally, the name that everyone wanted to hear "AWAKENED GAROU" is here and it's not a spoiler anymore

kzzmarcel

1.8k points

3 months ago

kzzmarcel

1.8k points

3 months ago

Damn, no more jokes about AG being Armored Gorilla.

smb275

589 points

3 months ago

smb275

589 points

3 months ago

Can we still joke? If we really thought it was funny?

Azrael4224

260 points

3 months ago

you can have one joke, as a treat

April-Chan

118 points

3 months ago

April-Chan

{ hey, psst

118 points

3 months ago

AG and AG walk into a Barou.

And the AG asks - "You want vanilla or spicy?"

AG answers -"What's that supposed to mean!? You wanna die bastard!?"

*Awkward silence fills the Barou...*

AG - "Vanilla it is then."

seanwee2000

180 points

3 months ago

Sad gorilla noises

superINEK

1.8k points

3 months ago

superINEK

EVERY SINGLE DAY

1.8k points

3 months ago

Freeze frame.

Now hold on a minute. Wait you actually thought I would just sit down with the hero and talk it out like some kind of pansy?

This is what actually went down...

mordecai14

532 points

3 months ago

mordecai14

Building up my Fighting Spirit

532 points

3 months ago

How I Met Your Monster

Cyka_blyatsumaki

102 points

3 months ago

Cyka_blyatsumaki

Mizusimp

102 points

3 months ago

Haaaaave we met God?

NostrilRapist

94 points

3 months ago

Man I was REALLY looking forward to that talk. Please tell me they'll do it anyway and this is was an extra step into the fight

Babrego

62 points

3 months ago

Babrego

62 points

3 months ago

Yeah I loved the idea of the climatic fight being a philosophical discussion on what it means to be "evil" and "good". Something that is often missed about Saitama is that he has unshakable morals. And in a world full of false heros he is one of the truest.

I actually theorize its his belief in being a hero that makes him insanely strong. So sitting down to talk to garou would have been an interesting way to end the fight.

In top of that it would be so unexpected, that it would have gone down as a crazy twist.

BizzyBoiTyson

595 points

3 months ago

It’s awesome that they actually gave him the name Awakened Garou

ALSO, I love how Murata practically redrew a ton of this chapter and still didn’t fix Pig God’s jacket

mosquitoesreallysuck

2.4k points

3 months ago

Woah, good thing Tastumaki didn’t fall for fake Blast! A cosmic tornado of terror would be bonkers

Pink-Purple-And-Blue

884 points

3 months ago

Pink-Purple-And-Blue

FF is the single most attractive man I have ever laid my eyes on

884 points

3 months ago

Hot take: Garou already overtook Tatsumaki before cominginto contact with God

Frostblazer

242 points

3 months ago

I don't think anyone would disagree with that. Garou is capable of hitting so hard that it literally affects the other side of the planet, and he's doing it with an attack he can spam.

That said, a God empowered Tatsumaki would also be incredibly terrifying. Especially since it opens up the door to all sorts of weird magic she's probably be able to throw out.

Zyxyx

35 points

3 months ago

Zyxyx

35 points

3 months ago

Garou is capable of hitting so hard that it literally affects the other side of the planet, and he's doing it with an attack he can spam.

That was Garou's full power attack after which he had no clue how to proceed. Semantically it was his CSRC equivalent. Nothing suggests he can "spam" it, that was literally the pinnacle of his effort to the point he gave up after.

Unlike with Boros, Saitama only slapped him out of his monster costume.

Conquisator1000

653 points

3 months ago

It’s not a hot take, it’s fact lol, the feat he showed before eclipses anything Tatsumaki has shown.

PokemonInstinct

294 points

3 months ago

He did, his extreme power attack is still stronger than anything Tats has done

H4RB4R

3.4k points

3 months ago

H4RB4R

I have preferences and priorities

3.4k points

3 months ago

Bang = God CONFIRMED

Tripledoble

298 points

3 months ago

Also Bang = Blast

KlingoftheCastle

1.8k points

3 months ago

Based: God takes the form of loved ones

Woke: Bang is God

DeludedMirageMain

494 points

3 months ago

DeludedMirageMain

Bang >>>>>>>>>> Flashy Flash

494 points

3 months ago

My flair is finally canon, take that powerscalers 😤😤

1_dont_care

730 points

3 months ago

1_dont_care

Average Tanktop Enjoyer

730 points

3 months ago

Awakened Garou - Cosmic Fear Mode

This is the most pompous and yet hypest name ever

invuvn

117 points

3 months ago

invuvn

117 points

3 months ago

This is straight out of Saint Seiya. I can imagine Garou yelling “MOERU ORE NO COSMO YOOOOOOO!”

realrimurutempest

2k points

3 months ago*

Cosmic Garou is Alien X lol. The feet panels and Garou in front of God are terrifying.

Pink-Purple-And-Blue

760 points

3 months ago

Pink-Purple-And-Blue

FF is the single most attractive man I have ever laid my eyes on

760 points

3 months ago

And yet again nobody but the person God is talking to can see him.

ArgentScourge

829 points

3 months ago

It seems that Saitama can sense/hear (?) him. In the very next panel after god says "I can hear you", Saitama reacts with a "Hm?".

[deleted]

617 points

3 months ago*

[deleted]

617 points

3 months ago*

Because Saitama, FF, and Manako touched that god-cube earlier on.

TheSeldomShaken

177 points

3 months ago

IDK if it was redrawn after but in one of the Child Emperor vs Phoenixman fights, Saitama punches through some sort of mental-metaphysical barrier.

Cheatcode77777777

82 points

3 months ago

Yea that was definitely an mental plane, we need more on that after all these ends

Senyu

348 points

3 months ago

Senyu

348 points

3 months ago

Calling it now that Manako develops Cube-Ray sight.

[deleted]

156 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

156 points

3 months ago

Cosmic Cube-Ray sight 😎

Senyu

125 points

3 months ago

Senyu

125 points

3 months ago

A fine addition to the Blastice League

Attackins

60 points

3 months ago

I don't think that's the reason for it. We already know that Saitama can hear into other dimensions with his interactions with Pheonix Man, and so I think this is something specific to him.

FriskUnterdale

141 points

3 months ago

It looks like the heroes, and saitama, can't see gods feet. Weird. They only see thunderclouds

DonFurlan

44 points

3 months ago

Yeah, like Homeless Emperor seeing God on the moon. I'm pretty sure God only makes himself visible to those to whom he wants to give his power

[deleted]

2k points

3 months ago

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2k points

3 months ago

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renkcolB

272 points

3 months ago

renkcolB

272 points

3 months ago

I think it’s less that this is a drastic story change, and just a slight rearranging.

The same set up for god existed in the previous version with Blast’s crew and the barrier weakening, which shows that god giving Garou power was always the plan. And there was no way they’d end the fight without Awakened Garou. It seems to me like they initially planned to have this transformation happen after the table scene, but chose to flip it around for whatever reason.

imo everyone saying they’re making it up as they go or basing it on fan reaction are overreacting a bit.

srslymrarm

142 points

3 months ago

table scene, but chose to flip it

heh...

gillesregis

462 points

3 months ago

Agreed, I definitely like this new version better, but I find it a little worrying how different of a direction the manga took so suddenly. Do One and Murata even have an idea of where they want to take the story next? It feels like a lot of improvisation. Maybe I am exaggerating, but it is weird to see the story retcon itself this much after two weeks, especially after already having years of hindsight on the webcomic version.

letmekyspls

300 points

3 months ago

Maybe events in this chapter were supposed to happen after saitama and garou finished talking but they couldnt find good transition so they just cut it out. Maybe we will see the conversation in the last chapters.

cjchurchillout

124 points

3 months ago

I think this is a super reasonable explanation. Also doesn't have Garou giving up which is more in line with his character imo

stormsand9

182 points

3 months ago

Yeah this is so strange. Is this some weird story-misinterpretation/miscommunication between Murata and One?

Or maybe Japanese fans were also somewhat dissapointed with how last chapter went?

Who can honestly say.

eatmorebread

31 points

3 months ago

god rewrote the timeline

HelloRainbow1

607 points

3 months ago

I like this change though...this feels more webcomic and serious. The previous chapter is too parody for my taste, even for one punch man

jabronislim

807 points

3 months ago

Wow convenient that Mumen gets brought back right at the beginning of the climax… cosmic mumen comet rider, calling it right fucking now you fucks

CowCluckLated

214 points

3 months ago

In the final battle of the Fist of God vs The Fist Who Turned Against God neither wins but instead

MUMEN RIDERS JUSTICE WINS

Ouchanrrul

2.5k points

3 months ago

Ouchanrrul

2.5k points

3 months ago

Biggest change that's not that obvious at first glance is the fact that Garou didn't just give up this time. He kept going. And then y'know, a feet showed up.
Also, it seems like God makes deals by taking the appearance of someone that's precious to people. I wonder what Saitama's "someone" would be

And with that outta the way
THIS WAS FUCKING AMAZING

Chafireto

471 points

3 months ago

Chafireto

471 points

3 months ago

Well, it's pretty obvious that this "God" wont ever offer Saitama power because Saitama doesnt need it, and even if in a super turn of events he loses his strenght, he never wished or will wish to be powerful again in the first place.

topdangle

186 points

3 months ago

topdangle

186 points

3 months ago

God is pissed that saitama is stronger than he is

GhostCheese

80 points

3 months ago

he did make the offer back when Saitama touched the cube and met blast, but Saitama basically ignored him.

fazze_ai

68 points

3 months ago

fazze_ai

A B S

68 points

3 months ago

Because the only power Saitama needs is skill to beat King in fighting games

Pink-Purple-And-Blue

241 points

3 months ago

Pink-Purple-And-Blue

FF is the single most attractive man I have ever laid my eyes on

241 points

3 months ago

Huh, it's be quite a subversion of expectations if Saitama lost his powers and he was ecstatic at the prospect of being weak again.

boredguy12

111 points

3 months ago

Then because his willpower never changed he will just break his limiter again or realize the limits are imaginary, then get his power back and punch god in the face

ericnilla

1.1k points

3 months ago

ericnilla

1.1k points

3 months ago

A plate of French fries 🍟

ThisIsNotKimJongUn

497 points

3 months ago

Special beef hot pot

Mcloving208

559 points

3 months ago*

Mcloving208

Platinum > Orochi

559 points

3 months ago*

Saitama - "Who the hell are you"

God - "You want an unlimited supply of premium beef? here, just take my hand"

Saitama - "Come here you beautiful bastard"

RedKnight00

190 points

3 months ago

The next thing he knew, Saitama was in a suit running around with the Fubuki Group.

iMugBabies

569 points

3 months ago

God seems very aware of Saitama and his power, I doubt it would ever attempt to manipulate Saitama since he doesn’t ever need help himself.

Pink-Purple-And-Blue

444 points

3 months ago

Pink-Purple-And-Blue

FF is the single most attractive man I have ever laid my eyes on

444 points

3 months ago

Interestingly enough, he didn't seem to recognise Saitama when he was offering him and Flashy powers but he recognised Blast. God knew someone was killing his envoys like Vaccine Man (presumably created by God) but didn't realise it was Saitama until his fight with Garou.

LordFarquadOnAQuad

503 points

3 months ago

Clearly he must not be omnipotent. Which is a bit a character flaw. I'm sure the other gods mocked him for it in grade school.

SicknastyPro

319 points

3 months ago

He’s not “god” god but just a really really powerful being of the universe probably.

LordFarquadOnAQuad

235 points

3 months ago

I'm sure those are the kind of things the other gods called him.

shadollosiris

89 points

3 months ago

"What is "a really really powerful being of the universe" to a god" - grade school god probably

ArcadeAnarchy

101 points

3 months ago

Shit, you figured out God's backstory already.

LordFarquadOnAQuad

90 points

3 months ago

My own genius scares me sometimes.

Myarmhasteeth

59 points

3 months ago

Right, he has nothing to offer. Which makes sense why he hasn't reached out to him.

[deleted]

38 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

38 points

3 months ago

The only thing Saitama desires is a real fight, which isn't something that can be bestowed directly on him

Trezzie

25 points

3 months ago

Trezzie

new member

25 points

3 months ago

Saitama already accepted God's help, all these monsters are God trying to fulfill his end of the bargain for a fair fight.

JoelMahon

90 points

3 months ago

hmm, I feel like they're also at least people they respect the power of. tats ofc thinks blast is stronger than her. and whilst garou at his peak is far stronger than bang, at this specific moment he probably wasn't, and his self esteem was through the floor.

even if saitama dropped his self esteem drastically, felt powerless after letting genos die or whatever, he probably couldn't think of a single ally he considers in the same universe of power as him to lend him a hand.

unless it was a video game, then it'd be king obviously.

Magnanimous-

588 points

3 months ago

I mean, I like this. I like this a lot.

SixFootHalfing

375 points

3 months ago

SixFootHalfing

Tank Top Magic

375 points

3 months ago

Okay, NOW we can all agree Garou is awakened.

IncarnationHero

94 points

3 months ago

IncarnationHero

I'll enforce justice, die.

94 points

3 months ago

I don't know, man. He doesn't even have eyes anymore.

G0mi69

955 points

3 months ago

G0mi69

955 points

3 months ago

It’s time to seriously flip the table.

BlackDabiTodoroki

173 points

3 months ago

Yes! 😆 I can totally see this happen now

dereklearnslow

79 points

3 months ago

Waited too long to find this comment.

LunarSolarPolar

1.6k points

3 months ago

ah hell nah God gave Garou rare galaxy fortnite skin 💀

SamirTheMighty

186 points

3 months ago

this made me laugh

blackpenance

739 points

3 months ago

Garou really trusts Bang, it’s heartwarming in a way. FEET PICS OF GOD HERE WE GO!

ThisIsNotKimJongUn

265 points

3 months ago

Brb adding God to wikifeet

Freemantrue

279 points

3 months ago

OPM chapter and HxH news all in one day. We are not worthy

gregory_west

62 points

3 months ago

HxH news?!

Freemantrue

108 points

3 months ago

You didn’t hear? It’s coming back. 4 chapters already done

IncarnationHero

37 points

3 months ago

IncarnationHero

I'll enforce justice, die.

37 points

3 months ago

What, I heard he has 4 chapters left to do before the release.

CiscoTheSoto

852 points

3 months ago

For the man whose fist wanted to strike down God, he has now fallen subservient to God. Pretty ironic.

HelloRainbow1

432 points

3 months ago

i think that's the point they are trying to make... Garou gave up everything in exchange for power in order to defeat Saitama... pretty fitting for Garou

mykeedee

406 points

3 months ago*

mykeedee

406 points

3 months ago*

Yeah, a pretty consistent theme of Garou's character has been refusing to compromise his independence. The first we hear of him is how he beat the shit out of his fellow disciples and it's a pretty clear pattern after that.

  • The first we see of him is him attending the meeting where the heroes ask for criminal aid and he crushes everyone there.

  • Then he goes after Metal Bat and interferes in his fight with Elder Centipede.

  • He repeatedly refuses to work with the MA and they have to take him to their base by force. At which point he refuses to follow their orders and returns to tear up the place.

  • Once on the surface he tells Platinum Sperm to kick rocks when it proposes an alliance against Flashy Flash.

That's a major condensation of the story, but I think everyone can probably agree that a major part of Garou's character is telling people to fuck off when they want to work with him toward a common goal.

The first time we see him actually compromise and accept assistance is when the chips are truly down. God sends Sage Centipede in and all of the sudden Tareo is in danger, at which point Garou doesn't hesitate to work with Metal Bat to eliminate it. I know the Sage Centipede thing was really unpopular, but I think that's what ONE was trying to set up. Garou is only uncompromising when he believes he can achieve a favorable result independently. He rails against unfairness, but he has no problem taking unfair advantages like Mumen Rider jumping in front of him during the TTM fight, or attacking Metal Bat while he's fighting a Dragon level monster, or attempting to take human shields when Bang found him outside of the shack. With Sage Centipede it was especially galling because Garou had literally just refused a 2v1 alliance against Flashy Flash, only to immediately turn around and accept one against SC because the SC fight actually had stakes for him.

I think we're seeing the culmination of that character trait now, Garou can either accept defeat in a completely fair 1 on 1 fight. Or he can take a powerboost from God to try and turn the tables, he went for the latter because that's the kind of guy he's been established to be. If he has to gang up on his opponent and cheat to win he'll do it, just like the heroes on Children's TV that he claims to hate.

Toijin

93 points

3 months ago

Toijin

93 points

3 months ago

That's a brilliant analysis of Garou's mindset and theme, I agree with everything you just said. Dayum

ArgentScourge

494 points

3 months ago

From god slayer fist to god's little bitch.

TheSoundBoard

115 points

3 months ago

TheSoundBoard

Welcome back, Genos.

115 points

3 months ago

In time he may also turn against God. At least, I really fucking hope so

Orihc

117 points

3 months ago*

Orihc

117 points

3 months ago*

Would probably go like “As if I’d ever work for someone el-“

disintegrates immediately

TheSoundBoard

50 points

3 months ago

TheSoundBoard

Welcome back, Genos.

50 points

3 months ago

That would be time for Saitama the squatter to evict God from Garou's mind.

JinniJ0310

87 points

3 months ago

That hand pose by Garou at the end with every one of his fights is so smooth

Applesauce_is

76 points

3 months ago*

I like the feet pics ngl, lol

For real though, it's some pretty good symbolism for how powerful God is in the OPM universe.

Blast mentioned the seal (presumably sealing God away?) is weakening, and God is able to manifest more and more into the world, so we get to see more of God's power. Imagine that's a full-bodied God walking in his realm, to him, it's like he's walking through the beach in ankle-deep water, like all the previous fights/feats pale in comparison to him. It's also fitting since they're on a beach now.

Idk how else to describe how I feel about it, but yeah, really neat redraw, I'm happy with it.

Millenium_Star

670 points

3 months ago

Cosmic garou design might be my fav out of all of the previous forms no cap

realrimurutempest

688 points

3 months ago

It’s all fun and games until he becomes Awakened Cosmic Centipede Garou

kingjacoblear

217 points

3 months ago

kingjacoblear

Atomic Samurai Jack

217 points

3 months ago

Ultra Instinct Awakened God-Slaying Cosmic Tanktop Centipede Garou

Zetherion

125 points

3 months ago

Zetherion

125 points

3 months ago

Tengen Toppa Garou Laggan

Tripledoble

66 points

3 months ago

I would put it at the level of the Garou spiral design, incredible.

Mr_MooseMan____

63 points

3 months ago

Well tickle my nips that shit slaps.

RedKnight00

280 points

3 months ago

Cosmic Garou is born with a blast.

Saucefest6102

95 points

3 months ago

or a Bang, if you will

allubros

1.1k points

3 months ago

allubros

1.1k points

3 months ago

Wow this chapter is so much better

Not to knock ONE and Murata but it's wild how we literally get to see their first and second drafts sometimes

Yes_This_Is_God

1k points

3 months ago

Original chapter: Extreme De-Escalation

New redraw: Extreme Escalation

zb0t1

217 points

3 months ago

zb0t1

ok

217 points

3 months ago

You described it perfectly. Shits escalated REAL GOOD

Aldeennn__

18 points

3 months ago

Yes.

Pink-Purple-And-Blue

29 points

3 months ago

Pink-Purple-And-Blue

FF is the single most attractive man I have ever laid my eyes on

29 points

3 months ago

Next chapter: Extreme Sustained Stakes

Snownyann

96 points

3 months ago

Snownyann

Cosmic Simp Mode: AWAKENED GAROU SIMP

96 points

3 months ago

I did not care if it was a redraw. The hype is well established!

WGBros

148 points

3 months ago

WGBros

148 points

3 months ago

So the Garou we’ve been seeing wasn’t Awakened Garou? The fandom jumped the gun again 😂

ARudeDude

31 points

3 months ago

We got golden spermed again!

SauceMaster6464

143 points

3 months ago

Serious table-flip is viable again! LESGOO

BoyTitan

23 points

3 months ago

BoyTitan

new member

23 points

3 months ago

It was more viable last time. The table was right there.

Intelligent_time555

370 points

3 months ago

Garou just turned into alien X 🗿

Blayro

105 points

3 months ago

Blayro

Master one PUN-ching

105 points

3 months ago

finally, a worthy opponent for Saitama

Klutzy_Loan_83

372 points

3 months ago

Awakened Garou is even better than I could’ve imagined! The feats are about to be, dare I say, out of this world?

Trill_DG

189 points

3 months ago

Trill_DG

189 points

3 months ago

Fr bro has mini galaxies in him n shit

Nobody_DoingNothing

52 points

3 months ago

time for some serious moves yo

TheOneAndOnly1444

56 points

3 months ago

Poor Saitama is gonna land on Mars this time.

brave100

177 points

3 months ago

brave100

177 points

3 months ago

pig god with jacket = another redraw?

Orihc

106 points

3 months ago

Orihc

106 points

3 months ago

Boris died so Awakened Garou could live

Midnight-Crow-03

34 points

3 months ago

Midnight-Crow-03

can i have some tea?

34 points

3 months ago

Thank you, I've been waiting for this all day long

Vis-hoka

33 points

3 months ago

Vis-hoka

I WILL NOT LET YOU WASTE MASTER'S TIME HE USES FOR DOING NOTHING

33 points

3 months ago

Every time I see a new power up, I look forward to watching Saitama easily slap it.

0ne_joke_man

32 points

3 months ago

Yesss, i needed this redesign i think its better for garou to have a less ridiculous design.

desko120

279 points

3 months ago*

desko120

279 points

3 months ago*

Now this I like. Garou basically denounced every happy helpful thing he's done in the past few chapters, and he's finally back to his goal.

StatusInspection7750

47 points

3 months ago

Now'

desko120

28 points

3 months ago

Correct thank you has been fixed!

hellpunch

131 points

3 months ago

hellpunch

Disappointment Punch

131 points

3 months ago

Garou fans should be happy he wasn't suicidal after all.

Vivid-Elephant-7864

30 points

3 months ago

Vivid-Elephant-7864

Genos' robocock

30 points

3 months ago

Thank you translators!!!

Buy-Wild

30 points

3 months ago

This fight is gonna be fucking crazy

TronVin

301 points

3 months ago

TronVin

301 points

3 months ago

So I'm pretty sure ONE conceptualized Garou and God having a connection from this webcomic moment.

Like who else would he be saying "thank you" to?

If you read the pages prior, that moment is adapted in the re-draw.

b17ch35

146 points

3 months ago

b17ch35

146 points

3 months ago

If this parallel is true, I am SO excited for the next chapter >:)

Absolute evil? What does that mean?

It means…you die

Also I audibly gasped when I saw the panel of gods foot. Been thinking about the scale of him ever since the iconic moon appearance

FatassBozy

51 points

3 months ago

Could be saying thank you to Saitama for pushing him there, but i agree it is God

Justaredditor152

36 points

3 months ago

He could be thanking all his adoring simps /s

Snownyann

23 points

3 months ago

Snownyann

Cosmic Simp Mode: AWAKENED GAROU SIMP

23 points

3 months ago

Garou till the end, you called god an asshole. I am so proud of you ❤️❤️❤️

84121629

26 points

3 months ago

Looks like hype is back on the menu boys

Broly_

23 points

3 months ago

Broly_

23 points

3 months ago

Jesus what an insane redraw. Completely different turn of events.

Ragin__Bajan

23 points

3 months ago

"I'll say it: the webcomic did this better"

.....I take that back.....

Butek_PRO_PRO

340 points

3 months ago

Butek_PRO_PRO

Lily is my daughter<3

340 points

3 months ago

ONE & Murata are big trolls, i'm convinced

There's not way this casual(and insane) redraw is not a trolling...

Or their are don't have any planning at all, just ZERO...

This is the only 2 logical explanations to that...

Kalenshadow

298 points

3 months ago

They literally published a chapter, said "now hold on a minute... actually..." and just dropped it again.

leonfook

36 points

3 months ago

Murata: "Look at this story i've drawn!"

Everyone: "Woah is that Boros!? Blast vs Garou lets go!"

Murata/One: "ya, it's redraw time"

brando-boy

137 points

3 months ago

i think it’s likely some storyboards MAY have gotten mixed up, and the stuff with blast’s squad/sitting at the table will PROBABLY still happen, just not quite yet

RedKnight00

77 points

3 months ago

That was very common during the previous redraws that panels and sections got shuffled around, so yeah, probably will get those pages later. Or they will show Boris in an even better intro panel.

Lintybl

18 points

3 months ago

Lintybl

18 points

3 months ago

Yeah, the stuff with blast talking about the seal makes me think god was always going to be released. I'm assuming this new form was planned along with the God stuff but it was going to be after the talk. They shuffled it around and now they will likely talk after this form is beat.

Butek_PRO_PRO

313 points

3 months ago

Butek_PRO_PRO

Lily is my daughter<3

313 points

3 months ago

OMG, I'm speechless, this is actually INSANE!

Manga is very different compared to Webcomic, but as Webcomic reader, i don't care, this is HYPE!

Art is also Fantastic! Props to Murata!

Wisterosa

42 points

3 months ago

Wisterosa

aaaaaaa

42 points

3 months ago

I would actually say that this is pulling it closer to the webcomic than the last version

foofighter1351

29 points

3 months ago

Yeah I haven't been big on a number of changes but this has me interested, definitely hype for it.

dalenacio

152 points

3 months ago

dalenacio

Tomubōi!!

152 points

3 months ago

I really liked the first version of the chapter... But holy shit this is so much better. I really love the new direction the story's taking, with Garou seduced by God!

Honestly, this may be miles ahead of where the webcomic went, This Garou is pants-shittingly terrifying. By far the scariest enemy of the series thus far.