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One-Punch Man season 3 release date estimate and latest news

We don't want anyone to be hit by a surprise Saitama right hook, so we put together this guide on the One-Punch Man season 3 release date.

One Punch Man season 3 release date: The cast of One-Punch Man

When is the One-Punch Man season 3 release date? It’s been a while since we last witnessed Saitama cream a monster with his signature single right hook, and we’re keener than Genos to see more action from our beloved Caped Baldy.

Can you blame us? One-Punch Man is one of the best anime series around, boasting incredible action scenes and breathtaking animation. Let’s be honest, though, we mostly just miss our favorite One-Punch Man characters knocking the stuffing out of each other. So, let’s take a look at the overpowered hero’s upcoming return and break down what we know about the new season.

One-Punch Man season 3 release date speculation

We expect One-Punch Man season 3 to dop in the summer of 2024, based on release schedules of the previous two seasons.

Season 3 was confirmed back in August 2022, but we’re still waiting on concrete information regarding a release window. However, there was a four-year gap between One Punch-Man seasons 1 and 2, which were released in 2015 and 2019, respectively. With us now heading into the fifth year of waiting for the new season, a 2024 release must be on the cards.

We should have some news very soon, actually. We expect some kind of announcement to come from the anime convention Jump Festa 2024, which takes place between December 16-17, 2023, in Tokyo. Hopefully, a release window will be announced along with a teaser.

Another factor delaying season 3 is that some of the key talent who work on One-Punch Man—like Shingo Natsume—have been busy on other projects. Natsume, who directed the first two seasons, has been working on his TV series, The Tatami Time Machine Blues. Still, we’re keeping our eyes peeled and fingers crossed!

One-Punch Man season 3 release date: Genos

What will One-Punch Man season 3 be about?

One-Punch Man will have Saitama battle the deadly hero hunter Garou, while his friends at the Hero Association do what they can to destroy the Monster Association once and for all.

The second season of One-Punch Man dealt with Silver Fang’s former pupil turned hero hunter, Garou, challenging the various members of the Hero Association. In the end, he was taken away by Phoenix Man to Monster Association HQ while Saitama effortlessly defeated Elder Centipede, a Dragon-level member of the Monster Association.

From this, we can surmise that One-Punch Man season 3 will start from One Punch Man Volume 17, Chapter 86. That means Orochi should be the overall big bad anime villain to contend with this time around. We are very much here for this. The question is, ‘How many manga chapters will the third series cover?’

The first season adapted chapters 1 to 37, while season 2 covered 48 chapters. If One-Punch Man season 3 runs for the same length as the first series, it will end midway through the Hero’s Association invasion of the monster HQ (which is pretty anticlimactic). However, it would make more sense for season 3 to adapt as many chapters as season 2, which would leave us on Volume 26, Chapter 127’s epic cliffhanger involving Orochi.

Saitama and the rest of the One-Pnch Man characters leap towards the screen

Is there a One-Punch Man season 3 trailer?

We’re expecting a One-Punch Man season 3 teaser to emerge in December during the anime convention Jump Festa 2024.

In the meantime, we’ll leave you with this: In September 2019, original manga artist Yusuke Murata released a short that he’d written, drawn, and animated himself. It’s not much, but it’s something! Check it out for yourself below.

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One-Punch Man season 3 cast speculation

We expect Makoto Furukawa and Kaito Ishikawa to return as Saitama and his protégé Genos. In fact, all of your favorite voice actors should be back for One-Punch Man season 3.

On the heroic side, expect to see the likes of Atomic Samurai, Child Emperor, Metal Knight, and Zombieman, among many others, in the Hero Association’s upper echelons return.

For the monsters, it’s up in the air because most are already dead, thanks to Saitama. Still, we know Garou (one of the most formidable anime villains of recent years) plays a major role in the events of the new season, so we expect Hikaru Midorikawa to have an expanded part.

The expected Japanese One-Punch Man season 3 cast list:

  • Makoto Furukawa as Saitama
  • Kaito Ishikawa as Genos
  • Hikaru Midorikawa as Garou
  • Aoi Yūki as Tatsumaki
  • Kazuhiro Yamaji as Silver Fang
  • Yūki Kaji as Speed-o-Sound Sonic
  • Kenjiro Tsuda as Atomic Samurai
  • Minami Takayama as Child Emperor
  • Tesshō Genda as Metal Knight
  • Hiroki Yasumoto as King
  • Takahiro Sakurai as Zombieman
  • Youji Ueda as Drive Knight
  • Daisuke Namikawa as Pig God
  • Satoshi Hino as Superalloy Blackluster
  • Yuichi Nakamura as Mumen Rider
  • Mamoru Miyano as Sweet Mask
  • Saori Hayami as Fubuki
  • Yūji Ueda as Watchdog Man
  • Katsuyuki Konishi as Tanktop Master
  • Wataru Hatano as Metal Bat
  • Masaya Onosaka as Puri-Puri Prisoner
  • Yūji Ueda as Amai Mask

One-Punch Man season 3 release date: Saitama

Where can I watch One-Punch Man season 3?

One-Punch Man season 3 will be available to stream on Hulu in the US and Crunchyroll in the UK.

This is based on the same release information from the past seasons. No updates have been announced, so no changes here for new anime episodes. Still, there’s plenty to explore on other platforms. If Netflix is more your bag, check out our list of the best Netflix anime. You won’t be disappointed!

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How many episodes will be in One-Punch Man season 3?

Both One-Punch Man seasons 1 and 2 were 12 episodes long, and we expect the same to apply for season 3. 

We’ll keep you posted as we learn more on this front. In the meantime, check out our guides to the Baki Hanma season 3 release date and the Chainsaw Man season 2 release date. If you’re after some hot takes, though, you need to give our list of the best anime characters and best anime movies a read.

Finally, for more great anime, check out everything you need to know about Demon Slayer season 4 and the Dragon Ball Super season 2 release date.