Yusuke Murata finally confirmed the release date of "One Punch Man" Chapter 178. By the looks of it, the manga will continue to be out bi-weekly, and fans are about to see Tatsumaki and Saitama's fight this time.
Murata has been dropping new chapters bi-weekly on Tonari no Young Jump. As "One Punch Man" Chapter 178 follows suit, Saitama and Tatsumaki will face each other, finally adapting their face-off in the original webcomic.
The manga shows how Saitama stops Tatsumaki, enough for the S-class hero to start the attack on the A-class hero. The new chapter may also see other characters, as these two's battle is expected to go "city-wide."
Elsewhere, Fubuki may finally listen to her sister and leave the Blizzard Group, and fans need to see what will happen from here.
In the webcomic, Saitama and Tatsumaki faced each other in what turned out to be a "city-wide" battle, resulting in destroying parts of the Hero Association headquarters. They will continue to trade barbs against each other, and Tatsumaki will end up pushing Saitama with her telekinesis ability, bringing him into another city.
However, there are theories "One Punch Man" Chapter 178 may change its route, and their fight may even end up being stopped. But some hope it will not happen and the new chapter will stick to its source material.
In the original webcomic, the new chapter will feature a number of enemies, and Saitama and Tatsumaki's fight will end up defeating a criminal gang in N-City and a Dragon-level monster in H-City.
The Metal Bat will then take down the monster itself after being dispatched for the same. Speed-o'-Sound Sonic may also be seen after spotting Saitama and wanting to fight him.
Elsewhere, Tatsumaki still has wounds on her body from her previous battles. This may mean she may get easily tired, and her wounds may reopen as she faces Saitama.
In the webcomic, she forces herself to end their match by dropping Saitama into an abyss she created and sealed again. Hence, this scene may be seen in "One Punch Man" Chapter 178.
In addition, the original source sees Fubuki trying to follow Tatsumaki's advice and disband the Blizzard Group. Fubuki is eyeing bigger heights and trying to keep up with Tatsumaki, which may put the members in danger.
The Blizzard Group is known to be loyal to Fubuki. So, they may refuse to leave her and even convince her. What happens from here can be seen when "One Punch Man" Chapter 178 drops on Monday, January 23.