Navigating the world of anime can sometimes feel as daunting as facing off against a monstrous villain, especially when it comes to understanding the right viewing order of a series. If you’ve ever found yourself lost in the multitude of episodes, OVAs, and specials, you’re not alone. In my quest to simplify things, I’ve put together this comprehensive guide to the ‘One Punch Man‘ watch order, ensuring you get the most out of Saitama’s powerhouse punches and comedic escapades. Let’s dive right in!
One Punch Man watch order (at a glance)
One Punch Man has a pretty straightforward watch order with only its two seasons (24 episodes) and without fillers (plus 13 OVAs). You should be watching it by the episode release date:
- One Punch Man Season 1 (all 12 episodes)
- One Punch Man Season 1 Specials (6 episodes)
- One Punch Man Season 1 OVA: Road to Hero
- One Punch Man Season 2 (all 12 episodes)
- One Punch Man Season 2 Specials (6 episodes)
One Punch Man watch order (fully explained)
We are listing below all the One Punch Man episodes, with their titles and dates of airing.
|1||The Strongest Man||CANON||10/04/2015|
|2||The Lone Cyborg||CANON||10/11/2015|
|3||The Obsessive Scientist||CANON||10/18/2015|
|4||The Modern Ninja||CANON||10/25/2015|
|5||The Ultimate Master||CANON||11/01/2015|
|6||The Terrifying City||CANON||11/08/2015|
|7||The Ultimate Disciple||CANON||11/15/2015|
|8||The Deep Sea King||CANON||11/22/2015|
|11||The Dominator of the Universe||CANON||12/13/2015|
|12||The Strongest Hero||CANON||12/20/2015|
|13||Return of the Hero||CANON||04/09/2018|
|14||The Human Monster||CANON||04/16/2019|
|15||The Hunt Begins||CANON||04/23/2019|
|16||The Metal Bat||CANON||04/30/2019|
|17||The Martial Arts Tournament||CANON||05/07/2019|
|18||The Monster Uprising||CANON||05/14/2019|
|19||The Class S Heroes||CANON||05/21/2019|
|20||The Resistance of the Strong||CANON||05/28/2019|
|21||The Troubles of the Strongest||CANON||06/11/2019|
|22||Justice Under Siege||CANON||06/18/2019|
|23||The Varieties of Pride||CANON||06/25/2019|
|24||The Wiping of the Disciple||CANON||07/02/2019|
Still, even though the One Punch Man watch order is pretty simple to follow, there are OVAs and specials not included on this list, so you can find them below.
One Punch Man OVAs
We are bringing you below all One Punch Man OVAs, their names and release dates, by seasons.
|1||Road to Hero||OVA||12/04/2015|
|2||The Shadow That Snuck Up Too Close||SPECIAL||12/24/2015|
|3||The Pupil Who is an Extremely Poor Talker||SPECIAL||01/28/2016|
|4||The Ninja Who is Too Complicated||SPECIAL||02/25/2016|
|5||Bang, Who is Too Overbearing||SPECIAL||03/29/2016|
|6||The Sisters Who Have Too Much Going On||SPECIAL||04/23/2016|
|7||The Murder Case That Was Too Impossible||SPECIAL||05/31/2016|
|1||Saitama and Those With Reasonable Abilities||SPECIAL||10/25/2019|
|2||Old Dudes and Fishing||SPECIAL||11/26/2019|
|3||Genos and Memory Loss||SPECIAL||12/25/2019|
|4||Games and Rivals||SPECIAL||01/28/2020|
|5||Puri Puri Prisoner and the Escaped Prisoners||SPECIAL||02/27/2020|
|6||The Zombieman Murder Case 2 ~A Chalet Amid the Blizzard, and the Ones Bothered by the Cold~||SPECIAL||03/27/2020|
Are One Punch Man OVA Worth Watching?
One Punch Man OVAs are worth watching! One Punch Man OVAs develop characters even more by following events that occur between episodes. It even has a special that chronicles how Saitama became that cape-wearing bald superhero we know and love (it really tells the story about how Saitama became this superhero).
Are One Punch Man OVAs Cannon?
One Punch Man OVAs are canon. The entirety of One Punch Man can be seen as canon, as it is written by ONE (Yusuke Murata), they fit nicely into the story, and don’t conflict with anything that we already know.