According to Toonami's official Facebook page, One-Punch Man Season 2 is set to premiere on October 12, 2019, on Adult Swim. And those of you who finished watching the 2nd round of One-Punch Man in July, are no doubt wondering, whether there will be a Season 3 of the action anime series.
Right after the 2nd season finale, the creators published a tweet on the official Twitter page of the anime, according to which we might conclude that One-Punch Man Season 3 is due to happen. Literally, they wanted to say the following: "the 2nd season is concluded, yet One-Punch is not over, we will do our best to deliver the anime again!," the statement, which means that the J.C. Staff studio is going to film a sequel.
Of course, we cannot regard such an announcement as the confirmation of One-Punch Man Season 3. Nonetheless, there are a lot of reasons why we think that One-Punch Man Season 3 is due to happen. And below we are about to explain why do we think so.
The first thing which points out the possibility of renewal is that the original manga series is ahead of the anime. To date, the manga consists of twenty volumes. And at least two last volumes were released on the eve or after the 2nd season premiere. One-Punch Man Vol. 20 was issued on July 4, 2019, and thereby it couldn't be included in the current television adaptation along with One-Punch Man Vol. 19, which was released on April 4, 2019.
We thereby have enough source material for another television adaptation. Besides, the original manga is continuing serialization, and looks like that ONE would release more volumes soon.
Another valuable indicator is the reception, which the 2nd season of the anime has received from critics and viewers. Let's take a look at the data presented by MyAnimeList. According to their metrics, One-Punch Man Season 2 holds a score of 7.59/10 based on over 152,000 votes. Even despite the 1st round of the anime has received higher ratings 8.70/10 (904,410 votes), we nonetheless regard such a rating as the universal acclaim.
Finally, One-Punch Man DB/DVD box is set to release on October 25, 2019, given the data published on the official website of the anime. Once we have the financial statistics of the current round of the anime series, we might extend our forecast. However, it's clear that the sales would have a huge success, taking into account the financial statistics of the previous season of One-Punch Man.
In addition, it's worth mentioning that 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.