One-Punch Man season 3 release date speculation, plot, cast, and more

Our One-Punch Man season 3 release date guide takes after Saitama by giving you a single shot of everything worth knowing about the anime series.

One-Punch Man season 3 release date

What is the One-Punch Man season 3 release date? It’s been some time since we last saw Saitama cream a monster with his signature single right hook, averting disaster in the show once again. The Elder Centipede didn’t know what hit it, leaving us all to wonder what’s next.

That’s a good question because the anime series has continued to expand and escalate around the remarkable abilities of its namesake protagonist. Will we ever get a One-Punch Man character that can take more than one of Saitama’s hits? Genos continues to grow more and more powerful. Could he ever turn on his master? So many questions!

Based on the manga by Yusuke Murata, One-Punch Man was one of the hit animated series of the 2010s. So far, we’ve had two seasons of incredible threats to planet Earth in the Netflix anime, solved by Saitama delivering an intense knuckle sandwich, with some interpersonal strife thrown in for good measure. Is there another on the way? If there is, when can you watch it? You’ve come to the right place because we’ve compiled everything you need to know about One-Punch Man season 3.

One-Punch Man season 3 release date speculation

One-Punch Man season 3 was officially confirmed on August 18, 2022, but a release date has not been announced. There have been a few rumours that One-Punch Man season 3 may be released in 2023 but take them with a pinch of salt.

If you’re wondering why it’s taken so long for a third season to be announced, the global Covid-19 pandemic has caused some shifts in production schedules, but also, some of the central creative forces are now busy with other work.

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Shingo Natsume, who directed the first two seasons, is working on another series, Yojohan Time Machine Blues. At the very least, we’ll need to wait until he has the time and energy for Saitama and co again.

By the same token, there’s also the question of what studio will make it. Animation moved from the legendary Madhouse, which produced Paprika and Death Note, among many other highly-celebrated shows and films, to the lesser-known JC Staff between seasons one and two.

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A subsequent drop in quality was widely remarked upon, and it’s unknown if JC Staff will stick with it or if another team will be brought in.

One-Punch Man season 3 release date: Saitama

One-Punch Man season 3 trailer speculation

There hasn’t been any sort of teaser for One-Punch Man season 3, never mind a full trailer. Given how little we ultimately know, it’s impossible to speculate on when we might get a clip with any sort of accuracy.

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That said, we haven’t been left totally scant of Saitama action. 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!

One-Punch Man season 3 release date: Saitama

What might happen in the One-Punch Man season 3 plot?

We don’t know exactly what One-Punch Man season 3 will cover, but we can make an educated guess thanks to the manga. At the end of season 2, Saitama successfully kills Elder Centipede, a Dragon-level member of the Monster Association. This created a natural end-point for the arc.

In the manga, the story moves on to Garou (one of the best anime villains of recent years), an extremely adept hero hunter, and explores the Monster Association in greater detail. Essentially, everything builds to a war between heroes and monsters, with high-level antagonists like Royal Ripper, Evil Natural Water, and Fuhrer Ugly.

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As the political landscape evolves around their escapades, Saitama and Genos continue to take something of a back seat. However, the only thing you can take for granted is more wild battles. Until Saitama throws a good right hook, that is.

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One-Punch Man season 3 cast speculation

Naturally, Saitama and his protégé Genos will feature prominently in the next season of One-Punch Man. Besides those two, we’re expecting all of our favourite One-Punch Man characters to return.

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On the heroic side, expect to see the likes of Atomic Samurai, Child Emperor, Metal Knight, and Zombieman, among many others, in the organisation’s upper echelons. For monsters, besides the above, it’s up in the air because most are already dead, thanks to Saitama, but we know Garou and Orochi will both be a major focus.

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Where will One-Punch Man season 3 be available?

Going by previous seasons, One-Punch Man season 3 will be available to stream on Crunchyroll. The first season is on Netflix, but the second went to Crunchyroll, suggesting this will be the home from now on.

We’ll keep you posted as we learn more. In the meantime, check out our guides to Squid Game season 2. and Hellbound season 2.