Will there be a One Punch Man season 3? Release date speculation
The latest news on future episodes of the popular anime series.
With his ability to defeat anyone with a single punch, no matter how powerful they might be, One-Punch Man gets bored pretty easily, but we're anything but bored watching him.
Based on the manga by Yusuke Murata, One-Punch Man follows a hero named Saitama who's on a quest to find an adversary worthy of his awesome might.
So far, we've had two knockout seasons, but it's been a while now since we last saw Saitama on screen.
There's plenty of story left to tell from the source material though, so what gives?
Read on for everything you need to know about One-Punch Man season 3.
Will there be a One Punch Man season 3?
After season two finished airing in 2019, things went quiet for a while there, but finally, on August 18, 2022, it was revealed that season 3 of One-Punch Man was now officially in production.
One Punch Man season 3 release date: When will it air?
After enduring a four year wait between the first two seasons, we're currently in the midst of another four year wait between One-Punch Man seasons 2 and 3.
This time around, COVID-19 related delays set production on the new season back, and it doesn't help that some of the key creatives involved are now working on other projects. For example, Shingo Natsume, who directed the first two seasons, has been working on another series named Yojohan Time Machine Blues.
News on an official return date is expected soon though, and if we're being optimistic, we reckon new episodes could even arrive by the end of 2023.
One Punch Man season 3 cast: Who could return?
Naturally, Saitama and his protégé Genos will feature prominently in the next season of One-Punch Man. Besides those two, we’re expecting all of our favourite One-Punch Man characters to return.
On the heroic side, expect to see the likes of Atomic Samurai, Child Emperor, Metal Knight, and Zombieman, among many others, in the organisation’s upper echelons. For monsters, besides the above, it’s up in the air because most are already dead, thanks to Saitama, but we know Garou and Orochi will both be a major focus.
One Punch Man season 2: what happened?
The second season of One Punch Man, which aired on anime hub CrunchyRoll in the UK, was originally released in 2019.
Season 2 of One Punch Man was full of action as Saitama continued his quest to be tested, battling the monster Garou who rampages through the Hero Association.
Intrigued by a new, powerful adversary, Saitama joins a martial arts tournament to do battle with Garou and prove his power and also pick up a sweet cash prize for winning.
One Punch Man characters
The central character of One Punch Man is Saitama, a superhero who has the power to knock out any opponent with a single punch.
Saitama’s disciple is Genos, a teenage cyborg who seeks vengeance for the murder of his family.
One of the main villains is Garo, a hero hunter and social outcast. Other superhero characters include the teleporting Blast, the female Tornado and martial arts expert Bang.
One Punch Man seasons and episodes
So far there have been two seasons of One Punch Man. Each season has been split into 12 episodes.
There was a long wait of four years between the release of seasons one and two, with the series launching in 2015 and the follow-up landing in 2019.
Is there a trailer for One-Punch Man season 3?
There's no new footage of One-Punch Man available just yet, but when it does arrive, expect to see Saitama battling a new adversary named Garou following Elder Centipede's defeat at the end of season two.
We'll update this page as and when more trailers and plot details are released.