One-Punch Man Season 3: Release Date, Trailer, Plot, Spoilers, Cast, & More
One-Punch Man is a web manga written and drawn by ONE. It has been published on the author’s personal website since June 3, 2009. A manga adaptation drawn by Yūsuke Murata has been published in Shūeisha’s Tonari no Young Jump web magazine since June 14, 2012, and 26 volumes have been released. An anime series adaptation produced by the Madhouse studio aired between October and December 2015. A second season produced by studio J. C. Staff aired between April and July 2019. A third season has been announced and in this article, we are going to tell you everything about the upcoming season.
The third season of One-Punch Man has been confirmed but no official release window has been provided as of yet. The season was confirmed back in August 2022 and will premiere at some later, unspecified date. At as far as we know, the third season will continue where the second season left off, we’ll just have to wait it out a bit.
The rest of this article is going to bring you all the known and unknown information related to the upcoming season 3 of One-Punch Man, one of the most popular anime series of the modern era. You’re going to find out about its potential release date, whether there is a trailer, what the story could be about, and much more about this great anime series.
One-Punch Man Season 3 release date
The original web series has been written and drawn by ONE on his personal website since July 3, 2009. The manga series adaptation drawn by Yūsuke Murata has been published since June 14, 2012 in the web magazine Tonari no Young Jump. The idea for this adaptation started after a discussion on Murata’s Twitter profile, where he he said he wanted to collaborate with ONE. Outside Japan, the series is published in North America in the Weekly Shōnen Jump Alpha digital magazine published by VIZ Media.
The anime adaptation was announced in March 2015 in Young Jump magazine. The first season was produced bythe Madhouse studio and was directed by Shingo Natsume from a screenplay by Tomohiro Suzuki. The series has been airing since October 5, 2015 in Japan. Six OVAs have been released along with the DVDs and Blu-rays. The tenth volume of the manga also included an OVA in Japan.
A second season was announced in September 2016. Produced by the J. C. Staff studio, it had twelve episodes and began on April 9, 2019, ending on July 2, 2019. After years of speculation about the future of One-Punch Man, a third season of the anime was finally confirmed in an August edition of the manga by Murata himself. The information on the series is currently quite scarce and save for a visual, we don’t know anything else.
As for a potential release date, we think that One-Punch Man might appear around this time next year. This is how long it usually takes for an anime to premiere after the announcement, but we don’t really know how far along the production is, so we might be a bit off on that. Be that as it may, 2023 or 2024 is a sure thing, unless some major delays happen in the future.
One-Punch Man Season 3 trailer
As you might have suspected, there is no trailer for the third season of One-Punch Man and that is simply because the season has not yet been produced, although it has been announced. It’s simply too early for a proper trailer. Now that the third season of One-Punch Man is a sure thing, we know that a trailer is going to happen soon, although we don’t have any precise date.
Now, as to when we’ll potentially see a trailer, in the best-case scenario, late 2022 or early 2023 would be a possibility, seeing that the new season was announced in August 2022, but we’ll have to wait for more information to confirm an official date.
One-Punch Man Season 3 plot
At this moment, we do not know where the third season of One-Punch Man could take us because we don’t know how many volumes of the light novel the season could potentially adapt. Namely, due to a lack of information in general, we have absolutely no clue how far the second season might go when it premieres. What follows is an overview of the source material which is going to reveal what could be adapted in a potential second season.
Saitama is a young bald hero with a cloak. He lives in the city of Z, where various monsters appear and cause damage. He only became a hero as a hobby. One day, when he faced a monster and couldn’t do anything, he trained hard for three years (by his own admission, 100 squats, 100 sit-ups, 100 push-ups, and a 10 km run a day, plus no air conditioning in the summer and no heating in the winter).
Saitama now has unbelievably great powers and always defeats his opponents in battle with just one hit. The bald head came from the hard training. When the cyborg Genos meets him, he joins Saitama as his student, full of admiration for his power. Genos is on a quest to find the cyborg that destroyed his hometown and killed his parents.
Saitama, meanwhile, suffers from his invincibility, as he defeats (and usually kills) any opponent with just one punch, even if he hits only lightly and thus never faces a real challenge. In order to gain more recognition and support for their heroic deeds, Saitama and Genos join the Hero Association. The aptitude test determined the rank they enter: Genos achieves the full number of points and thus class S, which is ahead of class A.
Even if Saitama breaks all scales in the physical test, he does so badly in the written test that it only suffices for class C. Nevertheless, both are motivated but are immediately confronted with the rules and demands of society and the other heroes, who are not always well-disposed towards them.
Because his strength is incomprehensible to most of his fellow heroes, he is often described as either a charlatan or mistaken for a villain. Saitama is always calm on the outside, but on the inside such accusations often hit him hard. The danger levels are named as follows: god, dragon, demon, tiger, wolf, starting with the highest level at which there is a danger of exterminating mankind.
One-Punch Man Season 3 spoilers
Anime fans will know that some time before the debut of a new season, spoilers tend to roam the Internet. In this section, we are going to redirect you to the source of these spoilers so you can – at your own disposal – check them out for yourselves. Currently, there are no spoilers for Season 3 of One-Punch Man available, but we are going to update this article as soon as they surface online.
One-Punch Man Season 3 cast
The main cast of One-Punch Man won’t be going through many changes in the upcoming third season, at least not as far as we know. Some new characters will be introduced, that is certain, but the main cast will remain – for the most part – unchanged until the very end (of the first and second series, at least). This is why we think that the main voice cast, since that is an unwritten rule in modern-day anime adaptations, will return for the upcoming third season. This is whom you can expect to hear again:
|Character||Japanese Voice Actor (Seiyu)|
|Speed-o’-Sound Sonic||Yūki Kaji|
|Mumen Rider||Yūichi Nakamura|
|Terrible Tornado||Aoi Yūki|
|Silver Fang||Kazuhiro Yamaji|
|Deep Sea King||Rikiya Koyama|
|Lord Boros||Toshiyuki Morikawa|
|Vaccine Man||Ryūsei Nakao|
|Doctor Genus||Daisuke Namikawa|
|Carnage Kabuto||Unshō Ishizuka|
|Beast King||Jirō Saitō|
|Armored Gorilla||Shōta Yamamoto|
|Ground Dragon||Shin’ya Hamazoe|
|Mosquito Girl||Miyuki Sawashiro|
|Battery Man||Hiromichi Tezuka|
|Feder Moustache||Makoto Yasumura|
|Golden Ball||Souta Arai|
|Konbu Infinity||Ami Naitō|
|Lightning Max||Sōichirō Hoshi|
|Tank-Top Tiger||Hiromu Miyazaki|
|Tank-Top Black Hole||Atsushi Imaruoka|
|Metal Knight||Tesshō Genda|
|Puri-Puri Prisoner||Masaya Onosaka|
|Watchdog Man||Yūji Ueda|
|Flashy Flash||Kōsuke Toriumi|
|Superalloy Blackluster||Satoshi Hino|
|Tank-Top Master||Katsuyuki Konishi|
|Child Emperor||Minami Takayama|
|Metal Bat||Wataru Hatano|
|Atomic Samurai||Kenjirō Tsuda|
|Dr. Kuseno||Kenichi Ogata|
|Sugar Mask||Mamoru Miyano|
|“Monster King” Orochi||Atsushi Ono|
Where can you watch Season 3 of One-Punch Man?
Currently, you cannot watch the third season of One-Punch Man anywhere, since the season hasn’t come out yet. As for the previous seasons, we know that they have been streamed on Hulu and Crunchyroll, two of the biggest anime sources in the West, so we assume that the upcoming third season will be available on these platforms as well.
Will there be a One-Punch Man Season 4?
And while it might be too early to discuss a potential fourth season of One-Punch Man, since we don’t even know officially when the third season is going to air (now that we know that it is in the works), there are some great indicators that One-Punch Man will go on even after the potential third season.
Namely, One-Punch Man is still nowhere near the manga’s ending and the seasons don’t have a large number of episodes, which means that the producers have less space to develop the plot in one season, but also more space for new seasons, as you don’t really want to rush such shows.
Seeing how popular One-Punch Man is and how well it is doing, as well as taking into consideration the fact that the anime hasn’t adapted the whole story (not even half of it), we don’t see how a potential third season could wrap things up, meaning that a fourth season is also almost sure to happen. But, we’ll have to wait for some official news to be sure.