One-Punch Man Season 3: Is it still happening or not?

One-Punch Man Season 3: Is it still happening or not?
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What unexpected twists and turns and challenges will our hero face? Here is everything we know about One-Punch Man Season 3.

It’s been four years since we last watched the final episode, “Deshi no Shirinugui,” of the second season, which left the audience wanting more! It was an astonishing end that showcased Silverfang and Bomb dropping in on Genos’ fight with Garou. As Bang and Bomb beat on him, Garou recalls the real reason why he despises heroes and gains a second wind. Reinforcements soon arrive at his side. 

After such a major cliffhanger to the story, the fans of this superhero manga series are speculating if the journey of these beloved characters will continue in a third season or if it is really time to say goodbye to them. If you’re thinking the same, then we can assure you, readers, that you’re in for a special ride with a lot of fun, as the end of the road doesn’t seem to be nearing an end anytime soon! 

Continue reading to learn more about the current status of One-Punch Man Season 3.

One-Punch Man Season 3: Is it still happening or not?

One-Punch Man Season 3: Is it renewed or canceled?

We are delighted to inform our loyal readers that the beloved anime television series will be back for another chapter sooner than you were anticipating! 

Yes, you read it right—the network has officially greenlit a third season of One-Punch Man, which was announced last year on August 18, 2022, giving it months of head start with an early renewal as it has been in active development since then. Due to the short gap in announcements, there is a big chance that the series can potentially premiere in Japan by late 2023 or early 2024. Moreover, the English-dubbed version will likely follow approximately six months later, around mid-2024.

Until there is any official confirmation, we’ll just have to wait and see what the coming months have in store for the fans! Also, check out the official third season’s announcement with a new poster below:

One-Punch Man Season 3: What to expect from the new season?  

Saitama started out being a hero just for fun. After three years of “special” training, he became so powerful that he could defeat opponents with a single punch. Now, alongside Genos, his faithful cyborg disciple, Saitama is ready to begin his official duties as a professional hero working with the Hero Association.

However, the frequency of monster appearances is surging, and it increasingly appears as if the Great Seer Madame Shibabawa’s prediction about the Earth’s doom is coming true. In the midst of this crisis, the “hero hunter” Garou, makes his own appearance. Although there are no precise storyline details for One-Punch Man Season 3, it’s safe to presume it will continue immediately after the events of Season two and adapt the following arc from the original manga.

One-Punch Man Season 3: Is it still happening or not?

It is expected to begin with an adaptation of Volume 17, Chapter 86 of the original manga series in order to be consistent with the first two seasons, which also depicted the story from the original source material without deviating further from it. This simply means that the fans love to see it translated from the pages to television screens! The viewers should expect the studio to retain the high level of animation quality that has been iconic in the series.

Moreover, the manga’s summary for Volume 17 states: “The Hero Hunter is near death when the Monster Association attempts to steal him away, unleashing Elder Centipede in the process. Bang and Bomb face it head-on before Genos boldly enters the fray!” Of course, this is just our prediction, and things might change, which will be confirmed once the release date draws in. Until then, we can just sit back and anticipate what the future of the series looks like!

One-Punch Man Season 3: Is it still happening or not?

One-Punch Man Season 3: Who will return in the cast?

Although there has been no confirmation of the cast of One-Punch Man Season 3, we may guess that many of the characters will remain the same even though there can be some changes in the cast which will be disclosed later. So, the voice actors who are expected to appear in the new season from the second season are as follows:

  • Saitama: Makoto Furukawa
  • Genos: Kaito Ishikawa
  • Speed-o’-Sound Sonic: Yuki Kaji
  • Terrible Tornado: Aoi Yuki
  • Silverfang: Kazuhiro Yamaji
  • Atomic Samurai: Kenjiro Tsuda
  • Child Emperor: Minami Takayama
  • Metal Knight: Tessyo Genda
  • King: Hiroki Yasumoto
  • Zombieman: Takahiro Sakurai
  • Drive Knight: Yoji Ueda
  • Pig God: Daisuke Namikawa
  • Superalloy Blackluster: Satoshi Hino
  • Watchdog Man: Yuji Ueda
  • Flashy Flash: Kohsuke Toriumi
  • Tank-top Master: Katsuyuki Konishi
  • Metal Bat: Wataru Hatano
  • Puri-puri Prisoner: Masaya Onosaka
  • Handsome Kamen Amai Mask: Mamoru Miyano
  • Hellish Blizzard: Saori Hayami
  • Mumen Rider: Yuichi Nakamura

Additionally, the second season of the One-Punch Man anime series is animated by J.C. Staff, with Chikara Sakurai replacing Shingo Natsume as director and Yoshikazu Iwanami replacing Shoji Hata as sound director. Tomohiro Suzuki, Chikashi Kubota, and Makoto Miyazaki reprised their roles as series composers, character designers, and music composers, respectively. There is a chance that the crew members from the second season will return to develop the anime series for the fans, which will be discussed later.

One-Punch Man Season 3: Is it still happening or not?

One-Punch Man Season 3: How many episodes and where to stream?

The new season is expected to include 12 episodes with an average runtime of 23 minutes, just like the prior two seasons. It is assumed to follow the same pattern in order to expand the plotlines for the upcoming season, which fans deserve! The official episode titles and synopsis have not been released yet, but they will be disclosed once the release date draws closer in order to avoid early spoilers. 

The series is available to stream on AnimeLab in Australia and New Zealand and on Crunchyroll in Europe. It is also available to stream on Hulu Plus or Netflix. You can rent or purchase on Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, Vudu, and Google Play. You are able to stream One-Punch Man for free on Pluto or Tubi. More platforms will be confirmed by the network in the coming months.

One-Punch Man Season 3: Is it still happening or not?

One-Punch Man Season 3: Is there any official trailer?

Unfortunately, no official teaser or trailer for the next season has been released by the network, as there is still plenty of time left for such promotions to begin. The fans have expected the promotion to begin sometime later this year.

Until then, you should check out the official trailer of the second season, which premiered back in October 2019, in order to recall the story that has transpired so far as it showcases a bored superhero searching for meaning in a world riddled with monsters. The fans should be able to learn more about the manga remake that has sold over 30 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling manga series of all time!

Take a look at the official trailer of One-Punch Man Season 2 below: 

One-Punch Man Season 2 | PV 1 | VIZ

Let us know in the comments what you are most excited to see in One-Punch Man Season 3.