One Punch Man Season 3 Updates: Will the Show Return?

If you are a follower of the One Punch Man series and waiting for the third season, you’ve come to the right place! Read our following post to know almost everything about One Punch Man season 3.

The One Punch Man is a Japanese superhero animation series. This series is an adaptation of the manga series by ONE. Yusuke Murata, a Japanese manga artist, has shaped the One-Punch Man anime. The series is widely popular with both Japanese and Western audiences.

The program is an excellent combination of humor, fights, emotions, and great sound quality, making it even more exciting to watch. One Punch Man reflects an entirely different narrative that can be regarded as an epic fight animation series. 

The series had completed its first and second seasons successfully. Now, the fans are eagerly waiting for the third season.

But before the release of One Punch Man season 3, here is everything you should know about it.


One Punch Man Popularity

Produced by webcomic expert ONE and later formed by designer Yusuke Murata, One Punch Man describes the tale of Saitama, the most powerful superhero in the world. Saitama has got the power to conquer any opponent in a single punch, but that’s left him drifting and bored in his life where fighting has become quite ordinary.

All that — along with a vengeful cyborg, telekinetic siblings, alien attacks, a talking pet, and plenty of other unusual characters — has shaped One Punch Man as power-packed, full of action, and entertaining as any of your favorite MCU films.

The manga was an immediate success, and the anime adaptation that followed was just as well-appreciated.

When an anime series for One Punch Man was first declared in 2015, the followers had high hopes. Overseeing the series was the production studio Madhouse, recognized for outstanding anime series like Hajime No Ippo, Hunter x Hunter, and many more.

Moreover, Shingo Natsume was the director for the first part of the series. Natsume is a very talented leader who had served as the director for the very famous Space Dandy series, as well as working in other parts for classic series such as Gurren Lagann.

In short, there was some severe expertise behind the camera for Saitama’s anime premiere. For detailed information, you can visit their official website HERE.

How Were Season 1 and 2

To everyone’s surprise, the series burst into all those expectations like a power-packed punch. One Punch Man premiered to rave critiques and a 100% pure rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Nearly all critique response appreciated the fluent animation and pitch-perfect comic timing.

The program had some thrilling fighting scenes and a strong storyline that made the series viral with 7.2 million viewers in record time.

The reputation in Japan for the unique manga was humongous and sold over 10 million specimens. It was also selected for an Eisner Award in 2015.

Regarding the rave reviews that addressed Madhouse’s release of One Punch Man, you might expect the studio to be on board for the second season.

Alternatively, the lines of the show switched hands over to J.C. Staff. Shingo Natsume also resigned as series director, giving Chikara Sakurai to take over. Sadly, the second season premiered to somewhat worse reports and a minor fan resentment over the change of the studio.

Those who have been watching the show throughout would know how the narrative developed and built a strong storyline.

The first season acted as the establishment of the main characters of Genos, Saitama, and the Heroes Association. Season 2 formed the plot by going towards a more conventional story building by introducing the figure of Orochi, who is an overarching opponent.

The series has entertained the fans with two strong seasons. Now, the fans are getting anxious to know when they will see the third season of One Punch Man. Here is everything we’ve found about the third season. 

What Are The Chances For Season 3

One Punch Man is just too huge not to do another season. It prints money with how successful it is, particularly in the west.

Currently, there isn’t any formal report about the announcement of One Punch Man season 3. However, the One Punch Man Twitter account confirmed the release of season 3.

There is a report that the production for season 3 is already on its way. However, the prevailing pandemic is working as a blockage for the third season as certain elements are set on hold.

Will the One Punch Man Series Return With Season 3?

To find out the answer to this question, we can think of two significant factors: The source material and the popularity of the series. Let’s see how these two help us find the answer.

Sufficient Material

The source material is important because original anime is unique, which suggests that most anime will utilize existing sources for an adaptation. It is usually from either manga, light fiction, visual narratives, or even games.

There are 22 manga volumes of One Punch Man issued in Japan in 2020. There are 107 – 138 chapters of One Punch Man has not yet been published in tankōbon form.

The first season of One Punch Man show that telecasted in 2015 adopted volumes 1-7. The second season did use manga volumes from 8 to 16.

This indicates that manga volume 17 remains after anime, giving us six volumes to apply for One Punch Man season 3.

The Success of Season 1 and 2

The first premier of One Punch Man was back in 2015. As states earlier, the influence behind One Punch Man is from a Japanese comic series.

After its broadcast, the series became famous in Japan and other nations as well. It took the program almost four years to return with the second part in 2019.

The fans were not so pleased with the pause of about four years for the second season to release after the first. The setback occurred due to the addition and change in the roles and team, in the director’s position — from Shingo Natsume over Chikara Sakurai, and in terms of the production house, from Madhouse to J.C.Staff.

Nonetheless, if the current crew continues to work and if no major alteration happens with the characters and the studio anymore, then we can presume the third season to arrive nearly at the end of 2020, or the first half of 2021 to be more practical.

However, according to a recent report, a group of followers had commenced a petition to rehire the previous director and the cast for the One Punch Man season 3.

If the demand is powerful enough to change their mind, then we may see the third season coming someday in late 2022. 

How One Punch Man Season 3 Would be

Without the third part, we will never discover what happens with Garou and if he has to fight with the remaining S class warriors.

The third season of One Punch Man will have much more action scenes and fighting sequences to entertain the viewers.

Garou and the Monster Alliance

As we have stated earlier, Garou was apparently the biggest positive surprise from the second season. Hero Hunter’s growth in popularity has been brilliant.

At the end of the second part, we see him being driven away or rescued. However, you want to see it by Pheonix Man. Influenced by Garou’s strength and courage, Phoenix Man intends to take Garou to his overlord, the probably big villain of the next season, Orochi.

Garou desires to free the world of heroes as he only recognizes them as bullies who wish to beat up weaker people than themselves, based on his childhood ruined at the hands of his classmates.

The Monster union commanded by Orochi will certainly offer him ways to reach his goals. The mystery is, will he comply. Garou is a complex figure with strict ideals, and people wonder if that will infuse well with the monster community.

Will There be ‘Blast’?

For those who do not know, the Hero Association has a ranking order. Based on that policy, the best, strongest warrior in the One Punch Man world is a protagonist named Blast.

The viewers have not seen him in action. There are a lot of ideas hovering around online as to who he could be, but we won’t know for sure until he finally makes his debut.

Although the crew for One Punch Man Season 3 is not final. We can still assume Kaito Ishikawa as Genos, Makoto Furukawa as Saitama, Ueda Youji as Bespectacled Worker. Some other characters might play the same role such as Shota Yamamoto as Bearded Worker, Hiromichi Tezuka as Commentator, Yoshiaki Hasegawa as Eyelashes, Nobuo Tobita as Sitch, and Sawashiro Yuuichi as Mumen Rider.

Wrapping Up

Everyone is eager regarding the arrival of the third season for One Punch Man. This is because of the interesting narrative as well as the enormous fan following.

We really hope this post would have given you enough information regarding the series. We can just wait and hope until there is any confirmed news about the third season. Stay tuned for more updates!

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Amy Klein

Amy Klein

Amy Klein is an accomplished writer and editor with years of experience in the anime and manga industries. She brings a unique perspective and deep understanding of the otaku subculture to her insightful and engaging writing, featured in various publications.

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