Last Friday, the official Twitter account for the One-Punch Man anime issued announcements in both English and Japanese, warning fans of social media falsehoods. The English tweet is as follows: “This is the only official Twitter account for the anime “One-Punch Man“. Please don’t be misled by unofficial information from other accounts. Accurate information will be announced from this account when it is time..”
Check out the tweet below
The announcement follows online speculation regarding which animation studio will produce the anime’s third season. In a viral tweet on December 8, a self-described leaker account claimed that MAPPA will produce the third season.
From October to December 2015, Madhouse and director Shingo Natsume’s first 12-episode anime season based on ONE and Yusuke Murata’s One-Punch Man comic premiered in Japan. The second season began with a television special in April 2019, followed by the airing of the first episode one week later. Chikara Sakurai (Magimoji Rurumo, Naruto Shippuden episode director) took over for Shingo Natsume to direct the season at J.C. Staff (Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma, Children of the Whales).
The character designer for the anime’s first and second seasons, Chikashi Kubota, created the top-right teaser graphic for the third season.
In 2012, Yusuke Murata and ONE debuted the One-Punch Man manga on Shueisha’s free “Tonari no Young Jump” website. The series is a remake of the same-named webcomic by ONE. Viz Media is publishing the series in print as well as digitally in its Weekly Shonen Jump manga anthology.
Viz Media defines the first volume of the manga as follows:
Every time a promising villain appears, Saitama beats the snot out of ’em with one punch! Can he finally find an opponent who can go toe-to-toe with him and give his life some meaning? Or is he doomed to a life of superpowered boredom?
From October through December of 2015, the first anime season aired in Japan. Viz Media and Daisuki both streamed the series as it aired outside of Japan. In July 2016, the anime debuted with an English dub on Adult Swim’s Toonami schedule. In North America, Viz Media distributed the first season on home video.
Let’s patiently wait for official announcements regarding the anime soon!