In the One Punch Man manga, Saitama is often shown reading recently published and popular manga. In the anime, you can often see his bookshelf filled with manga.

Bookshelf in Saitama's room containing many manga

I suspect that the designs come from real manga series, but I am not well versed with the appearance of manga spines, nor can I read the blurry text on the spines.

Is there any idea where series/serials are from?

  • Might be a parody of existing manga, the clearest spine on the bottom shelf reads 少年ヨンデー (Shonen Yonde) which is a parody of 少年サンデー (Shonen Sunday magazine)
    – Aki Tanaka
    Apr 13, 2019 at 17:53
  • Well, Yusuke Murata did draw twitter.com/HxHSource/status/954055097524273152 to celebrate Yoshihiro Togashi's 50th birthday. Apart from the HXH reference, the first stack of books on the first shelf at least to me seems like a reference to Dragon Ball. Apr 14, 2019 at 15:44
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    Also related from Yahoo! Answers and Yahoo! Chiebukuro (Japanese): the first series on the top shelf looks like making an image of a dragon (could be Dragon Ball as per Gary's comment), the next series seems from ero love-comedy, the second shelf has ある馬鹿の人生 series by 本々はじめ (both fictitious title and author). The rest is too blurry to be recognized.
    – Aki Tanaka
    Apr 14, 2019 at 15:51


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