One Punch Man

One Punch Man Season 3 Officially Announced


Season 3 of One Punch Man is on the way. The popular anime series’ official website has confirmed that a third season is in the works. Three years after Season 2 ended on television, character designer Chikashi Kubota released a visual teaser for the next chapter, which features Saitama and Garou. Yusuke Murata, a manga artist, teased the news earlier this week on Twitter, stating that a “big announcement” was on the way. This comes after the artist announced a one-month hiatus before returning to the manga chapters.

“This time, we will begin production on the long-awaited sequel to the third season of the animation “One-Punch Man.” “At the same time, a new teaser visual was drawn by Osamu Kubota, who was in charge of character design for the first and second seasons,” the official statement reads. “As needed, the most recent information will be announced on the official TV anime website and official SNS, so please stay tuned for more information.”

Season 2 ended with “Hero Hunter” Garou being severely injured by Silver Fang and Bomb. A post-credits scene revealed Phoenix Man transporting him to Orochi, aka the Monster King, the series’ main antagonist. According to the One-Punch Man manga, the upcoming season will cover the Monsters Association arc, with Garou taking centre stage as he battles his former master Bang.

Saitama fans should temper their expectations because he won’t be getting as much screen time until his battle with Orochi. To do him justice, the arc eventually culminates with him fighting Garou, one of the series’ most eagerly anticipated encounters. However, based on the chapter arrangement in the manga, this arc could be pushed to season 4 — if (and when) it is greenlit.

Season 1 of One-Punch Man, produced by Madhouse, debuted to critical acclaim, with praise centred on the art style and humour. However, when the anime switched studios to J.C. Staff, fans noticed a significant drop in visual quality, prompting the team to look for a new animation studio. More information will be released as time passes.

One-Punch Man is based on the Japanese manga series of the same name and follows Saitama, a bald, skinny superhero with the power to defeat any opponent with a single punch. He embarks on a quest to find a worthy competitor while dealing with day-to-day activities, bored by the lack of challenge. The gimmick here is that, because the main character is boring and lacks ambition, the anime focuses on the more interesting side characters, which is unusual for a superhero show.