There is no doubt that One Punch Man is incredibly popular because of the fact that it is one of the funniest action-packed series that we have today. But the problem is that it has already been more than three years since the end of season 2, and fans are wondering about the future of the One Punch Man anime series. So, is One Punch Man over, or is there going to be a third season for this anime?
One Punch Man is not yet over, as the series is likely to get a third season in the future. There have been some delays in the release of the manga, and that means that the storyline is yet to proceed far enough for the anime. It is possible that we may have to wait until 2023 for season 3 of One Punch Man.
It isn’t new that there are delays in One Punch Man, considering that there were four years in between the first and second seasons. Nevertheless, fans are itching to see the latest events in Saitama’s journey as One Punch Man is only getting more exciting as far as the manga is concerned. Now, let’s look at what we know about the future of One Punch Man season 3.
Is One Punch Man Over?
Over the last ten years, one of the most popular anime series is One Punch Man, which is basically about a character that could easily defeat anyone with one punch. The setting occurs on Earth, which is protected by heroes that are paid to do their jobs to protect the planet from any threat. And the heroes are paid according to their rank and status in the Hero Association.
In that regard, Saitama worked his butt off to become a superhero after spending a good part of his life as a regular person working a daily job. He trained so hard that he could basically obliterate anything with a single punch, and that’s the funny part because there was nothing special about his training. On top of that, Saitama doesn’t have powers and is just a normal person that happened to train hard enough to become strong.
That means that the entire series is an action-comedy story that follows Saitama and how he has to manage through his daily life as a superhero that nobody even knows is strong enough to take on any enemy. And the series has already accumulated two seasons that are full of laughs and action-packed fights between the different heroes and the threats that are looking to take over or destroy the planet.
But the one thing that people have been wondering about is the fact that it seems like it has been a while since season 2 was over. In fact, the final episode of season 2 was released on July 3, 2019. That means that it has been over three years since season 2 of One Punch Man was released, but there hasn’t been any word regarding the status of the anime.
We know for a fact that the manga is still ongoing as we are following the storyline of Garou, who is out to beat up all of the different heroes and become stronger. Garou only gets stronger the more he gains experience beating stronger opponents or getting defeated by opponents who are much stronger than him. The manga has also revealed Blast, who is the top hero in the world and is far above anyone else in the Hero Association except Saitama.
In that regard, we do know that the manga still has a long way to go before it finishes the story of One Punch Man. But the thing is that the anime hasn’t had any episodes ever since Saitama defeated Elder Centipede with one punch. This makes people wonder whether or not the anime really is over, as the series suddenly stopped with a season finale that didn’t really leave a good impression.
Nevertheless, we do believe that the anime is not yet over because of the fact that it is immensely popular. On top of that, the manga is only getting better and better in terms of its storyline, as we believe that the animation studio (Madhouse) will only lose money if it doesn’t renew One Punch Man in the middle of one of its most compelling and action-packed arcs.
Of course, there is no need to worry about the fact that it has been more than three years since season 2 ended. That’s because, in case you didn’t notice, it took four years for season 2 to get released. Season 1 ended back in 2015, while season 2 only began airing in 2019.
In that regard, the fact that it has been a while since season 2 ended is not an indication that the anime series is already over. There is a good possibility that the animators are simply waiting for the manga to conclude or have enough material for more episodes in the future. Of course, it would be better if they waited for the manga to have enough material for at least two more seasons so that fans wouldn’t have to wait a long time in between every season.
Will There Be A Third Season Of One Punch Man?
Simply put, we do believe that there is going to be a season 3 of One Punch Man, even though there haven’t been a lot of updates regarding its status. That’s because, again, we did wait four years in between seasons 1 and 2.
There is also the fact that Yusuke Murata, one of the names behind One Punch Man, said that there had been delays in the manga. That means that the delays may have contributed to the long waiting period for fans to hear anything about season 3. In that message, he said:
“Thank you all for your patience. Due to various reasons, the online release of One-Punch Man’s latest chapter has been delayed. Please wait a bit longer.”
“I’m sorry to have kept you waiting. This is the Tona Jean version of One-Punch Man, but the latest story is scheduled to be updated on October 8th, and we are working on it. We will report on the progress as the day approaches.”
That means that he and his team have been working hard to bring in more One Punch Man manga storylines. Of course, this could mean that he and his team have also been working hard on producing season 3 of One Punch Man. Whatever the case may be, it is almost an assurance that season 3 is indeed going to come.
When Will One Punch Man Season 3 Be Released?
While season 3 of One Punch Man has been all but officially confirmed, one of the things that we do know is the fact that it has been a while since season 2 was released. Again, the final episode of the second season was released back on July 3, 2019, which is already more than three years. So, when will One Punch Man season 3 be released?
We would like to reiterate the fact that it took around four years for season 2 of One Punch Man to be released despite the massive popularity of the first season. That means that the three-year wait we are in is not even as long as the waiting period between the first and second seasons.
While we wouldn’t want to wait four years for every season of One Punch Man to be released, at this point, there is no reason to believe that it might take another year for season 3 to finally be released. As such, it might be possible that the third season will be released sometime in the early period of 2023. But we are hoping for it to be released sometime in the later part of 2022, depending on how fast the animators work on it.