One-Punch Man is an action anime released in 2015, and that was known worldwide and received full votes from anime lovers. The superhero anime series is actually based on a manga series written by the famous manga artist ONE. Madhouse created the first season of the anime, and later it passed to another famous Japanese animation studio J.C. Staff. “The Disastrous Life of Saiki K” and “Food Wars!” are also beloved anime series of the successful studio in recent years. Licensed by Crunchyroll and Viz Media, the anime became available on many online platforms such as Netflix, Hulu, Funimation. After the first season, fans had the opportunity to watch a second season years later. Now, fans are curious after the second season, which aired in 2019. Will One-Punch Man have a third season? If you are a fan who is wondering when the 3rd season of Anime One Punch Man will be broadcast, please check it out; we will investigate in this article.
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What is the plotline of One-Punch Man?
Seemingly ordinary and insignificant, Saitama has a unique curiosity to be a hero. To fulfill his childhood dream, he trains himself for three years non-stop and loses all his hair in the process. Saitama is incredibly powerful, so much so that no enemy can defeat him in battle. Saitama gained this strength by helping a child who was attacked by a monster while looking for a job while he was a normal person.
Genos is a 19-year-old cyborg. This situation changes with his arrival. After seeing what Saitama can do, he wants to be his student. Genos suggests joining the Heroes Association to become certified heroes. Saitama struggles to earn respect, despite defeating very powerful monsters that even a top member of the Heroes Association can defeat. Most people accuse him of being a trickster and fake hero because of his straight physical appearance. Only a small fraction of people are aware of their talent and humility.
Will there be a third season of One-Punch Man?
The last update on June 9, 2021: At the time of writing, One-Punch Man has not yet been renewed for a third season. Neither J.C.Staff, creator of the second season, nor any related broadcasters confirmed the anime’s third season. In general, it can take years to renew an anime for a new season. The closest example of this is again One-Punch Man’s second season.
There are approximately three and a half years between the first and second seasons of the series, which signals the time required for a possible new season. Popularity and source material adequacy are the most critical factors for a renewal. We will speculate about the third season and release date until an official announcement comes.
Manga Status of One-Punch Man (Source Material)
One Punch Man is adapted from a manga written and illustrated by the famous artist ONE, as we mentioned earlier. The self-published anime series began publishing by Shueisha in the magazine Tonari no Young Jump in 2012. The manga series, which has been published in 23 volumes in total, still continues today. The last volume of the manga was released on January 4, 2021. In addition, although it is a little behind, Viz Media is the English publisher of the manga. It is possible to follow the manga series in English.
Let’s come to the critical part. Anime covers 1-7 volumes of the manga in the first season. In the second season, the anime covers until the beginning of the 17th volume. It is a pity that the anime’s seasons are using a lot of volumes because fans have to wait years for a new season because of this. Anime usually publishes three volumes a year, but only one volume was released in 2020. Covid-19 may also have effects on this. With the volume released in January 2021, there is a source material of 6 volumes for the third season of the anime and the story left from the 17th volume. At least 1-2 more volumes are required for a new season of anime.
Blu-Ray Sales and the popularity of the anime
Disc sales are the number one indicator of whether a sequel to an anime work will be made. It is generally said that the number of discs sold for sequels to anime works should be at least 5,000. In the case of Anime One Punch Man, six volumes of discs were released for the 1st season, and the average number of sales was 9158. In the anime industry, it is said that when the sales of discs exceed 10,000, it is a big hit, so it can be said that the first season of Anime One Punch Man was so close to perfect sales figures.
On the other hand, sales of the disc sales for the 2nd season of the anime were only 1265. Sales had dropped to about one-eighth compared to the first term. However, considering the sales of the 1st season, it seems that the possibility of producing the 3rd term of Anime One Punch Man is quite high.
We also know Anime One-Punch Man is an important financial resource for exclusive distributors other than blu-ray sales. The fact that many giant platforms such as Netflix are broadcasting One-Punch Man creates a good chance for a third season. The anime’s popularity score is 99.8%, and this score is making it one of the highest-rating anime of recent years. You can browse other anime scores.
One-Punch Man’s original books are also selling well, and as of the cumulative circulation has about 20 million. As you can see, the stock of the original content is a bit tough, but due to the popularity of the series, it is highly likely that the third season of Anime One-Punch Man will be produced.
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In addition, the anime has close to 200 thousand followers on Twitter, and if an anime has over 100 thousand followers, it means that it is really popular enough to deserve a new season.
When is the release date of season 3?
About One Punch Man’s anime, we examined the third season possibilities. After the investigation, we are sure that there will be a third season, but there is no exact date. Enough source material will likely be provided from manga volumes in 2021, and the new season can be released beginning of 2022 at the earliest. Stay tuned for updates; we will update when the new details come.
Is there a released trailer for season 3?
Although we think that the work on it has started, no sharing has been made from the animation studio so far. There are some fan-made trailers available, but they don’t reflect the truth. The series does not have a 3rd season trailer yet released. Once shared, we will pass it on to you.