Here’s what to expect from One-Punch Man Season 3. Based on the manga series by ONE and Yusuke Murata, the One-Punch Man anime has enjoyed popularity with both Japanese and Western audiences and wrapped up its second time. Where One-Punch Man’s introduction season focused on establishing the core characters of Saitama, Genos and the Heroes Association, season two moved towards a more conventional story structure, establishing Orochi as an Icelandic antagonist. It remains to be seen which sort of story One-Punch Man season 3 will tell.
Furthermore, One-Punch Man season 2 introduced the series’ first antihero, Garou, also spent several episodes developing encouraging figures like Bang, Fubuki and King but stopped on rather than a peculiar note, with Saitama defeating Elder Centipede and Garou being abducted by new villains, the Dragon Organization. This leaves lots of story paths for One-Punch Man season 3 to travel down, and fresh interesting situations for the titular hero to locate himself tied up in.
Despite getting a more mixed critical response, One-Punch Man’s second season was hugely popular and ideas now begin to turn towards season 3. One-Punch Man season 3 will be a huge event in the arcade world, with fans hoping to watch their favourite series try and reach its season 1 peaks once again.
One-Punch Man Season 3 Renewal Info
At this time, no official statement of One-Punch Man season 3’s renewal has been issued, but considering the show’s popularity, it is difficult to imagine it not returning. As mentioned in the section below, a Japanese-language tweet on One-Punch Man’s official account suggested new episodes will eventually materialize. One-Punch Man season 3 is a matter of when than if.
One-Punch Man Season 3 Release Date
A post on the official One-Punch Man Twitter accounts (translated via Comicbook) verified that a third season was being planned, but there’s no confirmation of a release date. Many fans were frustrated by the nearly four-year wait between One-Punch Man’s initial and second seasons, however, the gap is unlikely to be as long this time around since the considerable season 2 delay was a result of a complete overhaul in cartoon staff and a switch in the studio. If the present team remains in place for One-Punch Man season 3, then buffs may be able to optimistically hope for a release in the latter half of 2020, with 2021 perhaps slightly more realistic.
However, it is possible that fan pressure could cause more staff changes along with another long absence. One-Punch Man’s first season was led by animation legend, Shingo Natsume, as well as the visuals he produced for the show played a significant role in its popularity. Under a different studio, One-Punch Man’s season 2 artwork and cartoon was widely criticized and, while nowhere near as lackluster as some would suggest, there’s been a deterioration in that department.
Because of this, a group of supporters are petitioning for One-Punch Man’s next time to rehire Natsume and the older team and, if this petition is granted, a release sometime in late 2022 could become probably.
One-Punch Man Season 3 Story Details
The Dragon Association played a sizeable role in One-Punch Man season 2, but the anime has barely begun to scratch the surface with this group of madcap villains. Employing the manga series as a reference point, One-Punch Man season 3 will largely take care of the Heroes Association starting an attack on their evil counterparts, with all the significant S-Class heroes infiltrating their hideout and engaging in one-on-one conflicts.
This should mean that season 3 is still an action-packed affair with plenty of epic battle scenes, however Saitama’s lack of screen time is set to continue and Genos are also largely absent within the next season of One-Punch Person. Following the defeat of Elder Centipede, the manga focuses heavily on characters like Child Emperor, Atomic Samurai and Garou, and introduces a raft of fresh chords. Luckily, Saitama also participates in the mission, albeit secretly, and fans could therefore expect at least some degree of caped baldness.
Despite the appealing promise of continuous battle scenes, One-Punch Man won’t shed its trademark sense of humour in season 3, if the manga is some indication. Also as some of the monsters themselves proving to be rich sources of comedy, the conflicts are interlaced with a few more”slice of life” fashion material that sees an annoyed Saitama effort to adjust to the ever-growing circle of friends turning up at his apartment.