I’m sure you’ve been wondering, what’s the name of the city where Saitama lives? Or does his apartment exist in real-life?

 

In this post I’m going to answer those questions.

 

If you love One Punch keep reading

 

What is the name of the city where Saitama lives?

 

According to the anime, the protagonist of One Punch Man lives in Z-City.

 

Z city One punch Man

 

Does Saitama’s apartment exist in real life?

 

The building that was used as the model for the anime exists. It is located near Meiji University in the district of Setagaya, Tokyo.

 

The building and its surroundings are almost identical to the anime

 

 

 

Here I leave you more images comparing how the neighborhood looks like in real life and in the anime.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This location is an excellent place for anime pilgrimage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is it worth going?

 

If you are in Tokyo and you really like One Punch Man you need to visit this place.

 

If you are not a big fan there are also other places features in other popular anime, like the real-life locations of Steins; Gate or the famous red stairs in Your Name (Kimi No Ha) in Tokyo.

 

 

How to get there?

 

Meidaimae Station is the closest station. The station is only 6 minutes by train from Shinjuku and 7 minutes from Shibuya.

 

From Meidaimae Station to Saitama’s building it takes around 7 minutes by foot.

 

Here I leave you the building’s address and remember: Google Maps is your best ally when on an anime pilgrimage.

 

ヴィア明大前、〒156-0043 東京都世田谷区松原1丁目39−16

 

In english: 〒156-0043 Tōkyō-to, Setagaya-ku, Matsubara, 1 Chome−39−16

 

 

Interesting fact: Why is there two manga versions of One Punch Man?

 

If you are one of those who only like the anime (like me) you might not know that there are two versions of the One Punch Man manga.

 

A more sketched up version by One (the author) and Yusuke Murata’s better known version. The reason why there are two versions is that One is not a good draftsman. That is why Yusuke Murata is drawing a version with better quality.

 

One, just for the hell of it, decided to draw his version.

 

Which one should I read?

 

The version of Yusuke Murata is considered the “official manga”.

 

Both versions have the same storyline, the only difference is in the quality of the drawings.

 

Here I leave you an image comparing the two versions. On the left side, you can see the version of One and on the other side the version of Yusuke Murata.

 

One vs Murata, One Punch Man
One vs Murata