One Punch Man Season 3 is one of the most popular Shonen series that awaits a release. The anime will be returning more than three years following the conclusion of Season 2. The fan-favorite superhero who can defeat any opponent with a single punch, Saitama, will be looking to put an end to the high-ranking Monster Association members in order to get a ‘real challenge.’
In August 2022, Yusuke Murata confirmed that there will be a One Punch Man Season 3. The famous mangaka who goes by the pseudonym of ONE broke the internet with his announcement on the messaging platform X, having dropped a surreal teaser visual featuring Saitama and Genos.
The One Punch manga has published over 190 chapters in 28 Volumes since it was first released in June 2012 but fans have only witnessed action till Volume 17 in the anime.
When will One Punch Man Season 3 be released?
Even though the anime return of Saitama and his overpowered fist is a sign of relief for the viewers, there is still not much clarity about it. Currently, One Punch Man Season 3 has no official release date. The only thing that confirms that Season 3 is in the works is the teaser visual designed by Chikashi Kubota, the character designer for the anime’s first and second seasons, and an appreciation post by Yusuke Murata.
More information about One Punch Man Season 3 is expected to be given during the Jump Festa 2024, an anime convention that will be held at Tokyo’s Makuhari Messe convention center on December 16 and December 17. The annual event by Shueisha is one the largest celebrations of anime and manga, where new titles and announcements are made in front of a massive crowd.
Why are American fans upset about the release date for One Punch Man Season 3?
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One-Punch Man Season 1 was announced in March 2015 and aired in Japan from October to December 2015 on TV Tokyo. It was then released in the United States with an English dub in July 2016 on Adult Swim’s Toonami. Viz Media debuted the first season on home video in North America.
Speaking of Season 2, it was confirmed in September 2016 and premiered in Japan on April 9, 2019. The U.S.A. release was on October 12, 2019. Viz Media acquired the master license for the season, which included streaming, broadcast, home media, and merchandising rights for North America, Latin America, and Oceania. It is now a Hulu exclusive and is available on Crunchyroll.
If the three-year delay in developing One Punch Man Season 3 after the end of the second season wasn’t enough, American fans will have to wait for the longest to get the dubbed version of the anime. Season 3 will first be released in Japan and then be made available to American audiences, which could take several more months after the expected original debut next year.
What to expect from One Punch Man Season 3?
One-Punch Man Season 3 is expected to start from Volume 17, Chapter 86 of the manga. Season 2 featured the Garou introduction arc: the Hero Hunter who was banished from the dojo by Bang and who had a fascination with monsters. He was taken away by the Phoenix Man to the headquarters of the Monster Association.
Garou and Saitama are expected to lock horns in Season 3. However, based on the manga, he is going to decline the offer to join the Monster Association. Garou’s character is similar to Sasuke Uchiha from Naruto as both are misguided in their missions and ideals. Also, the next season is going to feature The Monster King Orochi. He is expected to be the main villain but not something that Saitama cannot overcome with a single punch.