MAPPA Manufacturing confirmed over Studio Bones?

One Punch Man Season 3 will animate a number of the greatest battles from the manga/webcomic sequence. Pic credit score: Yusuke Murata

A One Punch Man Season 3 anime TV present is confirmed to be in manufacturing.

One Punch Man Season 3 has anime followers all revved up for the following a part of Saitama’s Garou’s story. The human monster continues to evolve in energy as his limiter is examined and there’s nonetheless the lurking risk posed by the Monster Association. But when will One Punch Man Season 3 come out?

Anime Geek is predicting that the One Punch Man Season 3 launch date might be in late 2023 or 2024 on the earliest, though the latter appears extra seemingly relying on which studio is producing the TV present. (Please see the predictions part under for extra particulars.)

As such, the actual query is which animation studio might be given the prospect to provide One Punch Man Season 3. Most anime followers are already conscious of how Studio Madhouse made the wonderful first season solely to get replaced by Studio J.C. Staff for the second season. Thus far, anime information leakers have been constantly saying that Studio J.C. Staff is not going to be returning for making One Punch Man Season 3.

Anime and manga information leaker Shonenleaks is claiming that One Punch Man 3 might be animated by Studio MAPPA! The firm is producing many widespread anime together with Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2, Attack on Titan Season 4 Part 3, Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku, Chainsaw Man Season 2, Vinland Saga Season 2, Campfire Cooking in Another World with my Absurd Skill, Alice and Therese’s Illusion Factory, and the much-delayed Yuri on Ice film.

Like with any anime information leak, this data needs to be thought-about a rumor and brought with a grain of salt. This One Punch Man Season 3 MAPPA rumor additionally conflicts with different earlier leaks which claimed that Studio Bones was taking up the anime sequence.

On July 21, 2022, a purported Japanese leaker from NHK claimed there was going to be a One Punch Man Season 3 manufacturing announcement tied to manga Chapter 169 or 170. That half turned out to be true. Furthermore, the rumor claimed that Studio Bones might be taking up the anime sequence from Studio J.C. Staff, which animated the second season. Studio Bones is presently engaged on My Hero Academia Season 6 and Mob Psycho 100 Season 3.

This rumor was given an air of validity for the reason that copyright holder apparently responded and deleted the linked content material that allegedly confirmed the small print. Ever since then, rumors have continued to swirl in regards to the potential Studio Bones One Punch Man Season 3 mission.

On August 12, 2022, anime information leaker Spanku appeared to tease a One Punch Man Season 3 announcement by tweeting an animation and claiming, “No official announcement but.” In response, Jaymes Hanson replied, “Now you may annoy Spanku about OPM as an alternative of me. Anyway, simply one other leaked affirmed.” Later on, Spanku additionally claimed that Studio Bones is producing the third season.

On August 17, 2022, information leaker Shonenleaks claimed that OPM Season 3 is in manufacturing and that there’ll certainly be a studio change.

“It’s for certain not J.C. Staff. But can’t reveal who’s truly engaged on it but,” Shonenleaks claimed.

That similar day, leaker SPY additionally claimed, “One Punch Man S3 in manufacturing.”

One Punch Man 3The key visible for One Punch Man Season 3 options Saitama vs Garou. The character designer for the primary and second seasons, Chikashi Kubota, is confirmed to be returning for making the third season. Pic credit score: Chikashi Kubota

The announcement of the third season coincided with the One Punch Man Chapter 170 launch date, which was at midday JST on August 18, 2022 (or 11 PM EST on August 17, 2022).

In the afternoon of August 17, 2022, One Punch Man manga artist Yusuke Murata tweeted, “We even have an enormous announcement,” in reference to the pending OPM 170 launch. This massive announcement turned out to be the manufacturing resolution for OPM Season 3. More particulars might be introduced at a later date.

One Punch Man 169 was the second to the final manga chapter of the lengthy Monster Association Arc because it tailored solely a part of net comedian Chapter 94. One Punch Man 170 completed the Human Monster Saga whereas OPM Chapter 171 started adapting the Psychic Sisters arc of the Neo Heroes Saga.

READ: One Punch Man’s Saitama VS Garou battle animated by M Studio in epic 5-min video

One Punch Man Season 3 was additionally featured when the OPM manga returned from hiatus on September 22, 2022. Pic credit score: Yusuke Murata

The announcement of One Punch Man Season 3 was rumored for a very long time. The leaks could give us a touch as to the progress charge of the manufacturing.

On March 8, 2022, anime information leaker Jaymes Hanson wrote a mysterious tweet that confirmed Fire Force shaking palms with One Punch Man Season 3. Since Fire Force Season 3 is confirmed to be in manufacturing, others shortly jumped to the conclusion that he was claiming that OPM Season 3 was in manufacturing.

The leaker then clarified that he by no means stated if One Punch Man Season 3 was in manufacturing or not, however nonetheless claimed that he has “trade” sources and that the third season is “confirmed on my finish, may very well be greenlit stage, may very well be in manufacturing, time will inform I assume. … I simply tweet what I hear.” He additionally requested folks to, “cease tweeting ‘in-production’ please.” As for when the announcement might be official, he tweeted, “Your guess is pretty much as good as mine. … I don’t know what stage it’s in, so likelihood is it’s not in manufacturing for me to know.”

An analogous incident occurred with reference to Mushoku Tensei Season 3. In May 2021, anime information leaker Sugoi LITE claimed that each Mushoku Tensei Season 2 and three are “presently in manufacturing”. Fast-forward to March 2022 when the Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Season 2 anime was truly confirmed to be in manufacturing and Sugoi LITE clarified that he had mistakenly “used the 2 phrases interchangeably” when he actually meant that they had been merely “greenlit” again then.

The distinction is that being greenlit for manufacturing implies that OPM producer Nobuyuki Hosoya has put the mission within the pipeline and that precise animation manufacturing work at a studio might be scheduled for a later date. To be in manufacturing means the start of the particular pre-production section. (Sakuga Blog has a superb article explaining what pre-production entails.)

As for the potential for a studio change for One Punch Man Season 3, Jaymes Hason tweeted, “I’ll replace if I hear something.”

Needless to say, whereas the One Punch Man Season 3 manufacturing is formally confirmed the knowledge regarding the studio change just isn’t verified by any official supply so it needs to be handled as a rumor and brought with an enormous grain of salt.

On the opposite hand, the One Punch Man sequence continues to be widespread. In 2020, Sony’s Columbia Pictures introduced {that a} One Punch Man live-action film was in improvement and in July 2022 the filming completed. So it’s very seemingly that One Punch Man Season 3 may very well be animated by a distinct studio.

The purpose for the studio change is that some anime critics had been leery of the best way J.C. Staff dealt with the second season as a result of they claimed that animation high quality suffered. At the identical time, everybody agrees that the animation high quality went up a substantial notch for the final a number of episodes centered on Garou. Still, it’s fairly unhealthy when the cat model of OPM is taken into account to be higher animated by some followers.

Anime followers praised the principle animator Kenichi Aoki for his work on sure cuts of OPM Season 2 whereas nonetheless claiming, “It’s collapsing and even Aoki can’t save us from unhealthy manufacturing.”

The manufacturing was so troublesome that the workers delayed the discharge of the second season’s Blu-ray Disc and DVD field units by two months.

“Apropos of nothing, but when your manufacturing crashes exhausting sufficient that it’s a must to delay each disc launch for months, possibly it is best to have postponed the published reasonably than leaping off a cliff unprepared simply to be well timed (which you weren’t anyway),” wrote kVin of Sakuga Blog. “Delays are good however this rubs me the mistaken method.”

Regardless of how OPM Season 2 dinged their status, J.C. Staff is greatest identified for the unique Sorcerous Stabber Orphen anime, the KonoSuba film, Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, A Certain Scientific Railgun, and Netflix’s EDENS ZERO anime sequence.

In 2022, Studio J.C. Staff was engaged on the Date A Live Season 4 anime, How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Part 2, Requiem of the Rose King, The Strongest Sage with the Weakest Crest, The Executioner and Her Way of Life, and The Demon Girl Next Door Season 2. The DanMachi Season 4 launch date was additionally in 2022.

In addition, The Duke of Death and His Maid Season 2 anime and EDENS ZERO Season 2 are each already in manufacturing. KonoSuba Season 3 along with the KonoSuba Bakuen prequel anime about Megumin’s previous is confirmed to be in manufacturing, however each anime tasks are being dealt with by Studio Drive, not J.C. Staff.

Besides the studio change rumors, the principle workers making One Punch Man Season 3 hasn’t been introduced but.

As beforehand famous, it’s already confirmed that character designer Chikashi Kubota is returning for making One Punch Man Season 3. But that data can’t be used to find out the studio since he’s an impartial contractor who has labored with Madhouse, J.C. Staff, and different studios.

The most essential place influencing the success of One Punch Man Season 3 is the director. For the second season, director Shingo Natsume (Sonny Boy, ACCA 13, Space Dandy, Boogiepop And Others) was changed by Chikara Sakurai (Shenmue the Animation). The new director additionally was an episode director and labored on storyboards.

Sound director Yoshikazu Iwanami was additionally changed by Shoji Hata.

However, the principle workers wasn’t all new folks for the second season. Character designer Chikashi Kubota (FLCL Progressive, key animation for Dragon Ball Super: Broly), sequence composition author Tomohiro Suzuki (ACCA 13, Boogiepop And Others), and composer Makoto Miyazaki (Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans) all returned after their 2015 success on the primary season.

The One Punch Man Season 3 OP (opening) and ED (ending) theme track music hasn’t been introduced but.

For the second season, the One Punch Man OP “Uncrowned Greatest Hero (Seijaki no Apostle)” was carried out by JAM Project, whereas the ED “Even Without a Map, I’ll Return (Chizu ga Nakutemo Modoru kara)” was carried out by Makoto Furukawa.

Uncrowned Great Hero music video by JAM Project.

The second season was streaming in Spring 2019 on Crunchyroll and Hulu (not Netflix, Funimation, VRV, or Amazon Prime Video). It was additionally launched on Toonami in Fall 2019.

The second season’s finale, One Punch Man Season 2 Episode 12, was launched on July 3, 2019.

The 12 episodes had been launched as 5 Blu-Ray/DVD volumes from October 2019 by way of February 2020. Each BD quantity got here bundled with a brand new One Punch Man OVA episode.

One Punch Man OVA trailer.

  • Updated December 7, 2022: Added One Punch Man Season 3 MAPPA rumor.
  • Updated August 17, 2022: One Punch Man Season 3 confirmed by key visible. Character designer return confirmed. Added much more studio change rumors. Updated the remainder of the article based mostly on the announcement.
  • Updated August 12, 2022: Updated One Punch Man Season 3 rumors.

This article gives the whole lot that’s identified about One Punch Man Season 3 (OPM Season 3) and all associated information. As such, this text might be up to date over time with information, rumors, and evaluation. Meanwhile, let’s delve down into what is understood for sure.

One Punch Man Season 3 launch date predictions: Is 2023 or 2024 seemingly?

As of the final replace, Shueisha, Bandai, or any firm associated to the manufacturing of the anime has not formally confirmed the One Punch Man Season 3 launch date. However, the manufacturing of a One Punch Man 3 sequel was introduced on August 17, 2022.

Once the information is formally confirmed this text might be up to date with the related data.

In the meantime, it’s potential to take a position about when the One Punch Man 3 launch date will happen sooner or later.

The ending of OPM Season 2 Episode 12 type of teased One Punch Man Season 3 by leaving off with Garou about to go to with Lord Orochi. Unfortunately, the credit and the tip card didn’t give a direct trace in regards to the anime’s destiny by saying, “To be continued,” or one thing comparable.

So, what’s being stated about OPM Season 3? When the finale aired the official OPM Twitter web page did say, “Thank you for watching the TV anime One Punch Man Episode 24: The Wiping Of The Disciple’s Butt! This is the ultimate spherical of the second season, however One Punch Man just isn’t over! We will do our greatest to ship the anime once more!”

Unfortunately, the final sentence of that tweet was solely a reference to a deliberate re-broadcast of the present anime episodes on Japanese TV stations. That didn’t cease anime followers from demanding extra details about One Punch Man Season 3… For a number of lengthy years of silence! But why the lengthy wait?

From a monetary perspective, the primary season was a breakout hit that bought round 6,500 DVD/Blu-Ray field units in its first week. It was additionally profitable on streaming platforms and Toonami.

The similar couldn’t be stated for the second season. When the primary Blu-Ray/DVD quantity was launched in Japan on October 25, 2019, it bought just one,265 copies within the first week. To put that low quantity as compared, the well-reviewed Astra Lost In Space anime BD quantity bought 1,222 copies in the identical time-frame.

But these poor gross sales had been in all probability the results of the backlash towards the diminished animation high quality of the second season. The anime manufacturing committee is being attentive to these numbers, which is why the Studio Bones One Punch Man Season 3 rumors make sense.

While streaming income is now the key deciding consider anime manufacturing committees greenlighting anime sequels, disc field units, and different merchandise nonetheless does play a task. While the second season’s Blu-Ray/DVD field units didn’t do properly, the anime manufacturing committee in all probability realized that the decrease numbers shouldn’t mirror on the power of the franchise as a complete.

Otherwise, the turnaround time on making One Punch Man Season 3 was largely depending on how the second season was dealt with in 2019. Since J.C. Staff rushed by way of the supply materials it was inevitable that anime followers would want to attend for years till extra manga chapters had been produced.

When the second season completed there have been 26 chapters unadapted. With the exception of a hiatus when Murata’s father handed away in May 2019, and the month lengthy hiatus introduced in August 2022, unique creator ONE and manga artist Murata has been maintaining with bi-weekly updates to the manga.

By Summer 2022, the manga was as much as One Punch Man 170, which completed the very lengthy Monster Association story arc on August 18, 2022. In truth, for the reason that net comedian is the tough draft template for the brand new expanded manga rewrite, the manga was solely as much as net comedian Chapter 94!

It’s potential that the anime producer was purposefully holding again till the Monster Association story arc was accomplished in August 2022 so now there are 86 new chapters obtainable as supply materials. Based on this progress, One Punch Man Season 3 would have to be no less than two cours to complete adapting the primary two-thirds of the Monster Association Arc.

But it appears extra seemingly that anime followers might be ready for One Punch Man Season 4 to complete the story arc, which incorporates the epic Saitama vs Garou ultimate type battle. Or… maybe that battle may very well be tailored right into a One Punch Man film?

In any case, for the reason that third season was confirmed to be in manufacturing in August 2022 it’s predicted that the One Punch Man Season 3 launch date may very well be in late 2023 or 2024 on the earliest. If the very busy Studio MAPPA is animating the mission then 2024 appears extra seemingly.

History of the One Punch Man manga

The story for the anime is predicated on the One Punch Man manga sequence by author ONE and illustrator Yusuke Murata. As of June 4, 2022, the manga was as much as Volume 26, which incorporates up by way of Chapter 131.

Viz Media licensed the official English translation of the One Punch Man manga sequence. As of November 1, 2022, the English model might be as much as Volume 24.

The story of the manga itself is just a little uncommon compared to the typical manga because it started in July 2009 as a piece self-published on a web site referred to as Nitosha. Released because the One Punch Man webcomic, it was written and illustrated totally by ONE. The mangaka can also be well-known for producing the Mob Psycho 100 manga sequence (the Mob Psycho 100 Season 3 launch date is confirmed to be arising quickly).

In an interview with Sugoi Japan, ONE stated he began his profession by importing photos of his manuscripts on to free web sites utilizing his cellphone digital camera. This usually led to blurry photographs after which a pal advisable Nitosha, which appeared a a lot simpler method of freely publishing his work. ONE purchased a pc, pill, and Comic Studio (a manga drawing program) and commenced engaged on One Punch Man.

“Apparently there have been plenty of feedback [on Nitosha] about One Punch Man,” stated ONE. “Until then, I haven’t even proven my manga to my shut pals so getting suggestions from different folks, basically, was a brand new expertise for me. Not solely that, folks had been telling me, ‘I need to learn extra,’ and, ‘When’s the following replace?’ so I received excited and stored on drawing.”

ONE’s early work attracted the eye of Akiman, the character designer for well-known video video games like Street Fighter II and Darkstalkers. Akiman merely tweeted out, “One Punch Man is de facto good,” however that one tweet was sufficient to be a focus for Yusuke Murata, an completed artist who has labored on quite a lot of manga sequence together with Eyeshield 21 and even a poster for the Spider-Man comedian sequence. As a young person, Murata was even credited for designing Dust Man and Crystal Man in Capcom’s Mega Man online game sequence.

Murata was ending his work on Eyeshield 21 when he noticed Akiman’s tweet. He pulled an all-nighter studying your complete OPM webcomic obtainable on the time. He remembers pondering, “Webcomics are actually nice!” And whereas he learn a complete bunch of them he nonetheless discovered One Punch Man essentially the most gratifying to learn because it subverted the stereotypical shonen dynamic in a method not seen earlier than.

“It was simply merely how robust of an impression Saitama leaves on you. It’s exhausting to narrate when the setting is about ‘the principle character who’s too robust that he grew to become bored.’ But Saitama just isn’t solely a superhero, he additionally embodies the frequent man, so readers can relate to him. Plus, there’s this slight cuteness to him. All the opposite characters are additionally interesting, and so they’re all positioned effectively to attract out Saitama’s attraction. But they’re not there just for that goal, and every character has their very own soul. Although the large purpose for webcomic readers to learn these sequence is that they’re free and simply accessible, you may’t get absorbed in each free comedian. It’s exhausting for even skilled artists to jot down a comic book that makes you learn it all over in a single sitting. When I pulled that all-nighter, I spotted that this work has sufficient energy to rival the perfect of the professionals.”

Meanwhile, ONE realized Murata was following his OPM webcomic since Murata tweeted, “One Punch Man received up to date.” ONE had already determined in his thoughts to go professional as a manga artist however he was dealing with backlash from his family and friends so he tweeted, “I’m pondering of quitting my job to turn into a manga artist, however my friends are stopping me.”

Murata was already secretly hoping he might work with ONE, however since he was already underneath contract with Shonen Jump he thought it’d sound unhealthy to simply flat-out ask ONE if they might work collectively. But when Murata noticed ONE’s tweet he feared ONE may cease drawing manga so he took motion instantly and contacted ONE immediately.

“Around that point, I used to be truly actually sick,” Murata defined. “I broke out in a hive, my internal organs had been contaminated, and I couldn’t breathe properly with my windpipes swelling. I used to be within the hospital after I thought, ‘Ah, I assume folks die similar to that.’ If I’m going to die, I need to do one thing I actually like to do. I need to draw manga with Mr. ONE. That’s what I assumed. If I used to be going to do it, I wished to create a manga that didn’t change Mr. ONE’s unique manga. I simply tried to contact as many publishers that may fulfill my want, no matter my contract. It was due to my editor who contacted Young Jump that my dream got here true. The deciding level was that I had already beforehand contacted Mr. ONE about working collectively and that we had been going to jot down with revealed books already in thoughts.”

Before leaping into One Punch Man, ONE and Murata truly produced two one-shot manga in 2012. The first, Angry Warriors (Doto no Yushatachi), parodied fantasy tropes by introducing readers to not-so-heroic heroes attempting to rescue a princess from a not-so-demonic demon king. The second, Bullet Angel Fan Club (Dangan Tenshi Fan Club), is a few bunch of highschool guys who type a secret fan membership after they uncover a feminine classmate is a demon-fighting magical woman.

When Weekly Shonen Jump journal picked up the OPM webcomic in 2012 they commissioned Murata to remake the illustrations. The two variations of the story are like night time and day in some methods. Murata is understood for extremely polished artwork whereas ONE’s artwork type is about as quirky as his tales.

“Just attempting to not lose any of the characters’ attraction,” Murata stated. “I mainly revamp the paintings of the unique One Punch Man, so the one factor I’ve to consider is emphasizing the characters’ attraction. In actuality, an artist’s job begins earlier than he even begins drawing. It’s essential to know what are the character’s good components. If you don’t perceive that to the core, there’s no level in drawing the character within the first place. On the flip facet, so long as you perceive the character’s attraction, there are such a lot of scenes that come into your thoughts to attract that attraction out. So the one factor I take care of is that if I can precisely grasp Mr. ONE’s characters’ attraction.”

But the variations transcend simply the artwork type. The One Punch Man manga just isn’t a easy mission for the reason that reboot tremendously prolonged the plot of the webcomic with complete new story arcs, characters, and plot factors. ONE is concerned in modifying and storyboarding the entire new story arcs. Murata isn’t merely drawing the artwork, he additionally makes solutions for sure dialogue and battle scenes.

The first addition was manga Chapter 20, which was tailored as a part of Season 1 Episode 6. The largest divergence began after webcomic Chapter 52 when manga Chapter 47 (ending of Season 2 Episode 3) launched the martial arts event the place Saitama entered disguised as Bang’s disciple (what’s his title… Chumpy? Charanko?).

The Monster Association was additionally expanded tremendously by the manga, going from solely 17 monsters to 500 members. The boss character Lord Orochi and the idea of limiters and monsters cells remodeling people into {powerful} monsters had been additionally launched by the manga. The total HQ raid launched so many new parts that the variations are nearly too many to checklist.

It wasn’t till Chapter 79 that the manga began to partially resynchronize with webcomic Chapter 53. But the manga has fairly a methods to go earlier than it catches up with the webcomic.

In February 2022, manga Chapter 154: Divine Punishment was based mostly on a part of webcomic Chapter 81. To put that quantity in perspective, the Monster Association Arc finishes in webcomic Chapter 94. And from there the webcomic launches into the Nero Heroes Saga, which is subdivided into a number of story arcs of its personal that finishes in webcomic Chapter 141.

One Punch Man Saitama Eh FaceThe face of manga followers as they watched the second season. Pic credit score: Yusuke Murata

One Punch Man manga in comparison with the anime

Now, the anime is adapting the official manga, not the webcomic. The critically lauded first season by animation studio Madhouse averaged three manga chapters per episode, adapting up by way of Chapter 36.

Taking over from Madhouse, studio J.C. Staff accelerated the pacing significantly for the second season, ranging between two to seven chapters tailored per episode. Up by way of Episode 9, the second season averaged about 5 chapters per episode.

The method the pacing stored accelerating, at one level it nearly appeared like J.C. Staff deliberate on racing to the Lord Orochi vs Saitama battle (One Punch Man Chapter 108) by accelerating the pacing even additional by averaging over eight chapters per episode. Thank goodness that didn’t occur for the reason that outcome would have been a catastrophe; an abridged model of the Monster Association HQ raid which in all probability would have minimize out sure fights and ended all character improvement totally.

Unfortunately, the precise end result nonetheless has manga followers complaining. In order to drag off this quick pacing, many scenes had been shortened and a few dialogue, scenes, and even character actions had been minimize out fully. Large chunks of manga chapters had been slapped to the reducing room flooring as in the event that they’d been hit by Saitama’s Keijo!!!!!!!!-like hips (can’t neglect these eight exclamation factors).

Some manga followers would in all probability have most popular for J.C. Staff to have slowed down the pacing significantly and ended with the Super Fight event story arc. While it sounds not possible for prolonged battle scenes to refill a complete season, remember the fact that some OPM Season 1 episodes tailored just one manga chapter.

What’s extra, the story occasions of Episode 9 (Chapter 77 of Volume 15) arguably might have supplied a midway respectable ending level that foreshadowed the occasions of a One Punch Man Season 3 that was totally centered on the Monster Association, which is the longest story arc by far.

At the identical time, ending off Episode 12 with simply the Super Fight event would have been such a tease for the reason that anime would have launched the Monster Association’s existence solely to go away that plot thread hanging fully unresolved. It additionally would have meant not seeing Garou in motion towards the Class A heroes, which was in all probability the perfect a part of the second season (why J.C. Staff minimize Garou’s tree-lifting assault, who is aware of).

Following the tip of the Super Fight event arc, the pacing of the anime was fortunately compelled to decelerate to 2 chapters tailored per episode. While the Monster Association arc has loads of motion, there are a number of dialogue-heavy chapters close to the start which are vital to growing the character and motivation of each Saitama and Hero Hunter Garou. Rushing by way of these chapters would have been a disservice to One Punch Man’s story.

To summarize, let’s simply be grateful J.C. Staff didn’t go the Tokyo Ghoul: re route.

For manga readers who need to learn forward of the anime, the ending of the second season corresponded to the final panel of Chapter 84. It’s an honest stopping level as a result of Chapter 85 instantly jumps into detailing how the raid on the Monster Association HQ will start, which is greatest reserved for the primary episode of One Punch Man Season 3.

The solely drawback is that the Monster Association story arc is barely was just lately completed by the manga on August 18, 2022. If One Punch Man Season 3 has comparable adapting pacing points it might catch as much as the manga once more, which suggests the look ahead to One Punch Man Season 4 might be a number of years as soon as once more.

One Punch Man Manga Saitama vs OrochiSaitama vs Orochi as first depicted within the One Punch Man manga. This battle might be fascinating merely due to the sheer craziness of the villain, however the ultimate “actual” battle towards Garou is what everyone seems to be ready to look at animated. Pic credit score: Yusuke Murata

One Punch Man Season 3 anime TV spoilers (plot abstract/synopsis)

The final time we watched One Punch Man, the heroes had been about to go marching down into the headquarters of the Monster Association, which simply occurs to be immediately beneath Saitama’s dwelling. Average residents are beginning to panic and a few are organizing protests.

Child Emperor is main up the op so as to rescue Waganma, the kid of the Hero Association bigwig Narinki, however the wealthy man finally ends up sending in his personal personal rescue squad. As is likely to be anticipated, that doesn’t go properly.

Saitama, Genos, and Fubuki could also be the preferred hero characters, however the Hero Hunter Garou might be the preferred villain (anti-hero?) apart from Speed-o-Sound Sonic. It’s no marvel for the reason that sophisticated character has a sympathetic backstory that nearly makes you need to root for the unhealthy man.

After being rescued within the final season, Garou awakens to seek out himself in Monster HQ. He’s launched on the situation that he show his loyalty to the Monster Association by bringing again the pinnacle of a hero.

It’s not lengthy earlier than Saitama and Garou by accident cross paths once more after they each attend the identical restaurant. Saitama is freaking out as a result of he forgot his pockets and couldn’t pay the invoice, however when he notices Garou dine-and-dashing the Caped Baldy makes use of the “legal incident” as an excuse to sprint himself and depart Fubuki to pay up.

Garou occurs to run into his child pal Tareo and scares off some bullies. When Saitama catches up with Garou he lectures the Hero Hunter to the purpose that he needs to take Saitama’s head. When Saitama by accident punches Garou and knocks him out, Garou as soon as once more can’t bear in mind which hero beat him (third time and counting).

The monsters didn’t belief Garou so that they despatched Bug God and Royal Ripper to comply with him. The two monsters don’t suppose Garou is appearing monster-like and when Royal Ripper decides he needs to homicide Tareo, Garou steps in for the rescue.

The total battle was orchestrated by Gyoro Gyoro, who introduces the idea of the limiter. The concept is that God put a restrict on each creature’s improvement as a result of an excessive amount of energy can create senseless monsters. Gyoro Gyoro has been experimenting for years on methods to push people previous their limiters.

The monster chief considers Garou to be a brand new specimen who may rival Orochi if cultivated accurately. Gyoro Gyoro wishes to speed up the method by repeatedly pushing specimens to the purpose of loss of life, however to date there’s been just one success: Orochi.

Garou’s battle doesn’t go properly when Tareo is captured by a sludge monster and the distraction permits his monster opponents to slash him deeply, leaving him to die in a pool of blood. Gyoro Gyoro figures that if Garou couldn’t survive the low-level monsters then he wasn’t well worth the time.

While that’s a bit darkish, the story turns humorous shortly when Saitama returns dwelling sans pockets and cabbage. He’s very annoyed as a result of he needs to make a scorching pot. An irritated Fubuki involves the rescue with cabbage and Genos’ mentor Dr. Kuseno reveals up with high-quality meat.

This scorching pot turns right into a high-powered battle over the recent pot as everybody makes use of a mix of telekinesis, martial arts, know-how, and sheer energy to make a seize for the meat. King is promptly knocked out chilly.

One Punch Manga Manga Garou vs OrochiAttempting to imitate the insane stage of element in Murata’s work ought to make any anime animator sweat. Pic credit score: Yusuke Murata

Fortunately, Garou just isn’t lifeless. In truth, the near-death expertise induced Garou’s physique to evolve in a miraculous trend as he pushes previous his limiter. The Hero Hunter behaves reasonably heroically by dashing to rescue the kid Tareo from Royal Ripper. But their escape is short-lived after they run into a number of monsters together with the Dragon-level Overgrown Rover, a demonic-looking canine creature that towers over the people.

A big blast from Overgrown Rover drills a gap into the bottom and Garou finds himself confronted by Gyoro Gyoro, who explains in additional element how Orochi was created. The subsequent “experiment” is having Garou battle Orochi and the Hero Hunter is shocked when the misshapen creature is ready to copy his martial arts combating stance.

Eventually, the Hero Association invades the Monster HQ with all of their forces. There are so many particular person battles it’s nearly exhausting to maintain monitor of, however the highlights embrace Zombieman taking over a real-life elder vampire named Pureblood (the one “true” monster within the bunch). A high-speed battle between a number of ninja speedsters. Child Emperor’s gadget assaults culminate in an enormous mecha go well with battle with Phoenix Man, who dies after which is reborn as an ultra-powerful monster that may reanimate the corpses of different monsters.

As is likely to be anticipated, all this underground commotion attracts the eye of Saitama, who hears sounds coming from a manhole. Overgrown Rover makes an attempt to assault Saitama, however when he punches again the large doggie shortly learns that’s a really unhealthy concept.

Monster King Orochi is happy for a problem when Saitama ultimately makes his approach to the monster’s lair, however all Saitama cares about is that they’re being noisy neighbors. Orochi is all revved up when he realizes Overgrown Rover is definitely terrified of Saitama, however Caped Baldy is resigned to yet one more ho-hum battle the place the villain monologues him to boredom.

The Monster Association story arc has been constructing up to date when Garou lastly pushes previous his limiter and evolves right into a demonic type. Similar to how the Monster King Orochi advanced horns when he first grew to become a monster, this woke up Garou begins a multi-stage transformation.

OPM BlastIt’s potential that One Punch Man Season 3 might totally debut the S-Class Rank 1 hero Blast since he first totally seems in manga Chapter 139. Pic credit score: Murata

Back in 2016, ONE was requested whether or not Boros or Garou would win a battle. The OPM creator indicated that the totally woke up Garou was comparable in energy.

“Although Boros was completely stronger till now, the present Garou is sort of like a near-perfect monster. I have no idea,” ONE stated within the interview. “I feel that Boros is stronger than Garou, but it surely’d be an in depth battle the place Garou might win in shut vary fight with a punch or a kick or one thing. That type of factor could be prevented, nearly.”

Needless to say, Saitama vs Garou after the latter is totally woke up would be the main spotlight of One Punch Man Season 3. In truth, that portion of the story is likely to be higher off as a One Punch Man film for the reason that manga overhauled the battle and made it far more epic than the online comedian… properly, in most methods apart from one main exception.

Unfortunately, anime followers might want to wait till the One Punch Man Season 3 launch date to look at how the story performs out. Stay tuned!

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