It doesn’t matter if you’re new to anime or have been an avid fan of the genre for years. If you haven’t seen ‘One Punch Man,’ then you’re missing out. The story revolves around Saitama, a superhero who defeats all his foes with, you guessed it, a single punch. Bored by his predictable success, he now looks for a worthy opponent.
The show features brilliant animation, vivid fight scenes, and scintillating satire. For these reasons, it becomes more and more popular each year. With season 2 having concluded the way it did, you must be curious about what the future holds. But don’t worry, because we’ve got the details you need.
One Punch Man Season 3 Release Date
‘One Punch Man’ season 2 premiered on April 9, 2019. After 12 episodes, the season came to an end on July 2, 2019. Interestingly, a TV special also aired on April 2, 2019. The show’s official Twitter account did mention that the story does not end here, and since then, fans of the series have been waiting in anticipation for the next season.
However, the makers have chosen to remain tight-lipped about season 3 as of now. Given that fans had to wait for almost 4 years before getting season 2, the show could take its time before giving us the next installment. Furthermore, reports mention that the coronavirus pandemic has widely hindered the anime’s production capabilities. Apart from this, fans want the former director of season 1, Shingo Natsume, and his team to come back for season 3. Keeping this information in mind, we expect ‘One Punch Man’ season 3 to release sometime in 2022.
One Punch Man Season 3 Plot: What Can It Be About?
In season 2, the Monster Association dominates the storyline. Nevertheless, there’s still a lot that we don’t know about them. Season 3 could give us some more insight into these creatures. Furthermore, Elder Centipede is also defeated by Saitama in the finale of season 2. On that note, we expect that Genos will not be seen frequently in season 3. Furthermore, it is also likely that Saitama’s lack of screen time could just continue.
If the manga is any indication, then it looks as though season 3 will primarily deal with the Heroes Association and the attack that they launch on the monsters. One can expect that the prominent S-Class heroes will infiltrate their enemies’ hideouts and also engage in combat. Apart from this, characters such as Child Emperor, Atomic Samurai, and Garou could be thrust into the spotlight. More monsters may also be introduced. Saitama is expected to go on these missions secretly.
Another possibility is that Saitama and Garou will have an epic showdown and that the latter may just become a worthy opponent for our superhero after ingesting beast pills. In either case, ’One Punch Man’ is known for its raunchy comedy, nonstereotypical narratives, and action-packed scenes, and this is something that will not change in the foreseeable future.
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