No doubt, we can't treat such announcement as the official confirmation of another round of the anime, but still we tend to think that One-Punch Man Season 3 is due to happen because of plenty of reasons. And below, we want to explain why do we think so.
The most valuable reason, which points out the possibility of renewal is the original manga, which is continuing serialization. The latest, 19th volume was issued on April 4, 2019, two days after the 2nd season premiere, which means that the manga is currently ahead of the anime. We now have enough source material for another anime adaptation, and the manga author, ONE, adds more and more volumes.
Let's now take a look at a reception, which the 2nd installment of the anime has received from critics and viewers. The current season holds a score of 7.71/10 based on over 80,600 votes on MyAnimeList, the figure, which is less compared to the same of Season 1. Nonetheless, we should admit that the 2nd round has been praised by the target audience.
The final point we would have to discuss is the BD/DVD sales of the franchise since this indicator directly affects the possibility of another installment. Right now, these data are not available as the 2nd season is still ongoing. Yet once we have such data, we will update this forecast. But still, we are almost sure that the BD/DVD sales of One-Punch Man Season 2 would be perfect.
Finally, on June 25, 2019, it was announced that One-Punch Man is getting a 3-vs.-3 fighting console game, which will be available on PS4, PC, and Xbox One. The official trailer has been published the same date. The franchise, thereby is continuing with the video game. Now we have no doubt that the franchise should be extended for a third television season. The only question remained is when One-Punch Man Season 3 would be announced.
Summing up, given all the data presented above One-Punch Man has a good chance of returning for Season 3. Generally speaking, it's just a matter of time when J.C. Staff picks up One-Punch Man for another round. As soon as the studio announces the renewal, we will update this page. Stay tuned for updates. We'll keep you informed.
One-Punch Man Season 3 Release Date
It's unclear to date, how long should we wait for a third season of One-Punch Man. As you remember a gap between two previous seasons was about four years, and no doubt you don't want to wait so long. However, since the current installment of the action anime was a success, we don't think that J.C. Staff, Madhouse or any other studio, which is engaged in the development of another television adaptation wants you to wait so long.
Generally speaking, as a rule, it could take about a year to produce a 12-episode television season. However, in the case with anime, the process might last longer. In any case, the more reasonable period for the upcoming premiere is the next spring. Therefore, in the best case scenario, we should expect One-Punch Man Season 3 in April 2020, given the current schedule of the anime series. In the worst, the hiatus might last for years.
Since One-Punch Man Season 3 is yet to be confirmed, officially, we are tracking down all the Japanese official sources. As soon as any official data surfaces, we will update this page.
One-Punch Man Summary
The story centers on the nondescript twenty-something bald guy who is capable of defeating any rival using just one punch. His name is Saitama, and he lives Z-City, a town on the planet similar to our Earth. Alike in other anime of the genre, hordes of various monsters regularly attack the citizens of Z-City. As a result, the squads of superheroes are trying to restore order and protect the world against numerous threats.
However, due to his omnipotence and invincibility, he is dying of boredom. Saitama can't find an appropriate rival who will have at least a chance to resist him. In fact, he dreamt of becoming a superhero since childhood. But he couldn't even imagine that this is so easy to defeat the monsters. Thus, his job turned into a routine.
But one day, he learns about the Hero Association thanks to a cyborg named Genos. This institution allows him to become a legitimate fighter with evil and provides him some salary as well. Here Saitama meets other superheroes.
One-Punch Man premiered on October 5, 2015, on TV Tokyo, and was also aired on TVO, TVQ, KBS, and other Japanese television networks. Madhouse served as a developer of the television adaptation. One-Punch Man Season 2 kicked off on April 2, 2019. The 2nd installment has been developed by the J.C. Staff studio. No Season 3 has been announced as of yet. Stay tuned for updates.