With the latest Chapter, the manga marks the end of the Garou Section & Monster Association. Now we have to look forward to One Punch Man Chap 170 to start a new section. Meanwhile, let’s sum up how the current arc ended.
One Punch Man Chapter 169: The End of the Monster Association & Garou Arc
The chapter opens with another beautiful and colorful page. The story begins with Garou’s POV after being defeated by Saitama. He was shocked with the power of the punch. Unaware that it was the future Saitama who punched him, he thought the punch came from an unknown source. He even compared the punch to the level of Saitama’s current strength. Of course, this is because he doesn’t remember the future timeline.
Now that Garou has been defeated, the other heroes focus on him. They begin to hold him accountable for the destruction he has caused. Meanwhile, Saitama and Genos discuss the core thing he holds. Since neither of them remember the future timeline, they test the core as thoroughly as it looks legit.
Genos decided to attach its secondary connection to the core to enable it. As soon as he did so, all the events of the future timeline flooded into his brain. Due to this, Genos is currently the only one who remembers the future timeline and what his sensei’s powers are like.
Genos tries to explain everything to Saitama, but as usual, everything is bouncing around in his head. However, Genos laughs to himself that he is the only one who knows about Saitama’s power. Neither Garou nor even Saitama himself remember anything. Genos even assured him that he finally arrived in time, as one would expect from a true hero.
Then the focus shifts to the unconscious Tareo. He raised his head and saw a fading image of Garou smiling affectionately at him and telling him to wake up. However, in the end Tareo thought it was just a trick of the brain. He heard an indistinct chatter coming from the action scene and decided to rush there.
Before Tareo arrived on the scene, a lot had happened. The heroes are trying to execute Garou for good. They fight him, but Garou doesn’t fight back at all. Even if he doesn’t remember anything, he accepts his defeat while mocking the heroes. He calls their punches weak and ineffective.
On the other hand, Sweet Mask appears and announces that Garou must be executed without any negotiation. However, Metal Bat and Saitama disagree. Flashy Flash jumps in and says that a naked man appeared out of thin air and defeated Garou. So people started to suspect it was Blast. However, no one is sure about that.
Zombieman then cuts them off, saying that he needs to ask Garou something important. He asks him if his strength & strength is a result of him pointing Chemicals OR if another source of power is merely using him as a catalyst. Surprisingly, Garou completely denied it and said that it was all his fault. He even mocked him for asking such a silly question. He begs him to hurry up and just finish him off for good.
Taking this as an opening, Sweet Mask rushed to punch Garou. However, Tareo grabbed his leg to protect Garou. He screams at people for crimes against his uncle, even if they are heroes. He also tells them how Garou saved him many times when no one else did. Sweet Mask tries to convince Tareo that he’s just naive.
This made King realize that Garou was the “uncle” Tareo had been talking about all this time. Therefore, he activates his King Engine to Maximum to prevent people from attacking Garou. He tells them that a child is present at the scene, so every hero must act.
Bang finally jumps in and announces that he refuses to let Garou throw away his life so easily. He must make up for the devastation he has caused. Saitama also appreciates how he saved King and Genos when they were cornered. He took this opportunity to sincerely thank him. Garou smiles lightly so that no one can see his face but says that everyone is making him sick.
Suddenly, Garou jumped up, and right after that, the Metal Knight jumped out of the earth. He announced that the threat was not over and that the earth was still being contaminated with radiation. Meanwhile, an army of flying drones/robots covered the sky. He told everyone to visit the lab for decontamination procedures and testing.
In hindsight, Saitama and Genos discuss what’s next for them. Saitama says he will take Genos to see Dr. Kuseno first because he needs to fix himself.
The chapter ends as they stand at dawn after everything is done and covered in dust.
One Punch Man Chapter 170: A New Beginning
As the latest ending, it also marks the end of a great part in the manga. One Punch Man Chapter 170 will show us what’s next for Saitama and Genos. This chapter has the ability to show the consequences of this great destruction and how humans will return to their normal state.
We still have to know more about where Garou has gone and what he will do next. Since Bang says he’ll take care of him, we can expect the hero hunter to experience some serious epiphanies. The mystery surrounding God is still there.
Another detail to watch out for is that Genos mentioned that he will let the world know about Saitama’s power and how he single-handedly saved the earth. So far, however, ONE and Murata have maintained this aspect of the story. That Genos is the only creature in the manga that always knows about Saitama’s infinite power. So we can expect a few more characters who can at least get some idea of Saitama.
Despite that, the new opening will add a lot of elements to the story. Fans are even doubting that they will get Tatsumaki vs Orochi in the end as Orochi may appear in a different form. And if what’s coming really plays into that, we’ll have another epic battle to look forward to. For webcomic readers, the plot may have come out because it preceded the manga.
At the end of the day, One Punch Man is truly ONE and Murata’s best work, so we have a lot to look forward to.
One Punch Man Chapter 170 Estimated Release Date
The release date of the next Chapter is still unclear. And most likely Murata and ONE will take a break after working continuously in this arc. However, fans suspect the next release is on August 18, 2022. In addition, this chapter may also be released before the scheduled date. Therefore, we recommend that you follow the social platforms for more news.