The Third Season of “One-Punch Man” Has Been Announced
Yes, the third season of the anime adaptation of One-Punch Man has been confirmed. Since the conclusion of the second season, much has happened in the Yusuke Murata-illustrated manga release, making this one of the most requested new seasons among anime fans today. The premiere of Season 2 received one of the most polarised audiences in recent memory, casting doubt on whether or not there would be a third season. After the high of the first season, the second seemed destined to be the final chapter in the anime’s story.
One-Punch Man, however, has confirmed it will return for a third season of the anime, so fans may rest easy for the time being. At the time of the first announcement, relatively little specifics regarding the following season were available, but the confirmation of a third season was nevertheless a major win. Fans who had already fallen in love with the first season were shocked by the second season’s drastic shift, which was announced on the official website and Twitter.
After rumours that a huge announcement concerning the future of the One-Punch Man brand was forthcoming, it was confirmed that production on a third season of the anime has begun. Producers from Studio Madhouse were responsible for the first season, then J.C. Staff took over for the second season with mixed results, therefore it is unclear who will be in charge of the third. The second season of the show concluded airing in the summer of 2019, and it seemed for a while that there would not be a third season.
What remains unknown, though, is the focus of the upcoming season. Monster Association, a subplot of the larger Human Monster Saga, began in the second season and has only recently been wrapped up in the manga, demonstrating just how long this massive fight has been going on. The battle may be covered in its entirety by the third season, with the finale coming somewhere in the middle of the conflict, allowing viewers to hope for a fourth. Speculation, though, is high until the new episodes air.