Rejoice, One-Punch Man fans! A sequel to the anime has officially been announced and will be released next year.
On August 18th, 2022, it was revealed on the official One-Punch Man homepage that season 3 of the series was in production.
It is safe to say that One-Punch Man season 3 is coming! Saitama will finally be returning to your screen.
The upcoming anime season will focus on the Monster Association Arc, which has many of the most intense and anticipated battles from fans.
The character designer for the first two anime seasons, Chikashi Kubota, illustrated new key art released alongside the announcement.
The announcement of the new series comes three years after the end of the second season. Here is what to expect for the future of One-Punch Man.
- February 6, 2023: Small edits to reflect episode 179 of the manga.
- January 15, 2023: Complete rewrite.
- December 29, 2022: Small update to address the unofficial and incorrect leaks.
- December 15, 2022: Minor update.
- December 9, 2022: MAPPA will animate One-Punch Man season 3!
- November 25, 2022: Small minor fixes.
- November 15, 2022: Updated the release date timer to be more accurate.
- November 3, 2022: We expect a late 2023 release.
- October 10, 2022: Small corrections.
- October 7, 2022: Edited the introduction a bit.
- October 5, 2022: Minor edits in the section about the manga and introduction.
- September 30, 2022: Clarified what season 3 will be about.
- September 26, 2022: Minor edits. OPM will return!
- September 21, 2022: Minor edits.
- September 19, 2022: Fixed the intro.
- September 15, 2022: Edited the release date section.
- September 7, 2022: We reworded a few things about the release date.
- September 5, 2022: Updated the trailer.
- September 2, 2022: Updated a few things, nothing major.
- August 19, 2022: Initial publishing.
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One-Punch Man Season 3 Release Date
One-Punch Man Season 3 Release Date
Countdown to November 15, 2023 at 11:00 AM (UTC)
No specific release date has been revealed yet. It has only been revealed that the series has entered production as of 2022, so they are currently working on it. With this in mind, we can expect a release in late 2023.
As such, we can’t make a confirmed One Punch Man season 3 countdown yet, but we will as soon as the date is announced! We will be among the first to report on the airing date.
The official anime website has reported that further updates will be provided soon. No studio has been attached to the production as of now.
One-Punch Man Season 3 Trailer
If you’re new to One-Punch Man, watch the action-packed trailer for the first season above!
As of October 2022, no teaser or trailer for the new season has been released. Check back for a trailer link when it premieres!
One-Punch Man Synopsis
One-Punch Man follows the life of Saitama, a 25-year-old man who experiences ennui after becoming so strong he can destroy any foe with just one punch. In a world full of superheroes and supervillains, he joins the Hero Association and embarks on a quest to find an opponent worth fighting.
The series began as a webcomic created by manga author and artist One in early 2009. After achieving international success, it was re-created with illustrations by Yusuke Murata in June 2012 and published on the Weekly Young Jump website in Japan.
One-Punch Man has received universal acclaim – the series has over 30 million sales worldwide and is listed as one of the best-selling manga series of all time.
The production studio for season 3 is MAPPA. The first season was animated by Madhouse and the second season was animated by J.C. Staff.
Many view MAPPA as superior to Madhouse, so this is extremely good news for fans.
Viz Media licensed both manga and anime for North American audiences; the animated series can be watched on Netflix, Hulu, and Crunchyroll as of 2022. Crunchyroll retains the rights for European viewers.
In December 2022, the One-Punch Man Twitter account warned against unofficial information from other Twitter accounts. It goes without saying that you should only trust the official account.
More One-Punch Man Announcements
Despite the lack of information regarding the third season, there are many new developments regarding the One-Punch Man franchise.
While the One-Punch Man manga is currently ongoing (with over 179 chapters and counting), the illustrator Yusuke Murata announced on Twitter that he is taking a hiatus from his work on the manga for at least a month, stating he is “preparing for the future” of One-Punch Man.
Murata also confirmed when the manga returns, a new arc will be starting. Fans replied with overwhelming support and excitement for the new story to come.
It was revealed in June 2022 that the rights to One-Punch Man were bought by Sony Pictures and a One-Punch Man live-action film was in production. Justin Lin, director of The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, was attached to the project as the film’s director. Lin will also produce and have a hand in the screenplay rewrite.
Who could helm a script for such a beloved story? Screenwriters Jeff Plinker and Scott Rosenberg have claimed the role. Plinker and Rosenberg collaborated on Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and its’ sequel Jumanji: The Next Level.
Plinker also has TV screenwriting credits for Lost, while Rosenberg has written for various films, including High Fidelity. The two served as executive producers for the Netflix adaptation of Cowboy Bebop.
Arad Productions has been confirmed to produce the film. The production company has produced a variety of comic and video game film adaptations, including Uncharted, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Ghost in the Shell, and the Borderlands film set to release in 2022.
Look forward to our future updates regarding Saitama and the future of One-Punch Man!