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One Punch Man season 3: Everything we know so far

Get all the details about the upcoming season of anime right here.

Saitama is stood back to back with Garou, his fist raised, the logo for One Punch Man with a 3 above it in front of them. A close-up of Saitama's face looking non-plussed about something.
Image credit: One

At one point in time, it felt like One Punch Man was unstoppable, with a killer first season that took the anime world by storm. That was in no small part thanks to a mix of some incredible animation, and a strong, funny foundation laid by the creator of the manga, One. It also had an amazing opening song that's a proper earworm.

The first season aired almost an entire decade ago, way back in 2015, and unfortunately hype around the anime started to die down a bit due to a long gap between it and the second season, which didn't release until 2019. What didn't help is the fact that season 2 switched studios, and subsequently staff, resulting in a season of anime that felt very lackluster compared to the explosive first season.

That was almost five years ago itself now, an even bigger gap between the first and second seasons. Back in 2022, One Punch season 3 was announced on the official One Punch Man anime website, but of course you're probably wondering just when we can expect it. Well, we've got everything you need to know about the One Punch Man season 3 right here, including latest details on the release date and most recent trailer.


When is the One Punch Man season 3 release date?

Unfortunately, as of right now, there isn't a release date for One Punch Man season 3. The next season of OPM was announced back in 2022, and we finally got a trailer in February this year, but there's still no word on an official release date. Now that the third season has finally resurfaced after all these years, it's probably safe to assume that it will release sometime in 2024. Rumors so far have pointed towards this release window, though exactly when is hard to say. In the meantime, you'll just have to wait for an official announcement.

One Punch Man main character Saitama in the trailer for One Punch Man season 3.
Image credit: J.C.Staff

Who is making One Punch Man season 3?

Potentially to the disappointment of some, One Punch Man season 3 is once again being produced by J.C. Staff. Where the first season was made by Madhouse, known for some big hits like Death Note, Cardcaptor Sakura, and Parasyte, season 2 was made by J.C. Staff (itself known for some classics like Revolutionary Girl Utena, Azumanga Daioh, and The Disastrous Life of Saiki K). With that move also meant a change in staff, resulting in a bit of a dip in animation quality, killing the hype for a lot of fans.

One Punch Man manga artist Yusuke Murata recently opened his own animation studio, leading many fans to hope he would be handling production of season 3 given how perfect a fit it would be. But unfortunately, Murata confirmed on his personal Twitter account that he is not involved in the production of the third season, and that the production he's working on is his own project.

Whether or not One Punch Man season 3 will be as disappointing for fans as the second season was obviously remains to be seen.

What will the One Punch Man season 3 plot be like?

One Punch Man's Saitama is smiling, fist raised up to his shoulder, various other characters like Genos stood behind in.
Image credit: One/ J.C. Staff

Season 3 should pick up right where season 2 left off, heading into the Monster Association arc, which we won't spoil for you here, but should have plenty of action as Saitama and co. prepare for some big fights. If you're that desperate to find out what's next, you can always check out the manga to build up your hype for the upcoming season.

Is there a One Punch Man season 3 trailer?

Watch on YouTube

After an almost two year wait since its announcement, a trailer for One Punch Man season 3 was finally released this February, finally giving everyone a look at the highly anticipated season of anime. You can check out the trailer above, though don't expect too much Saitama; the trailer mostly focuses on the series' current big bad Garou as he fends off a couple of monsters.

The trailer's description offers a bit more insight into this season's plot too, explaining that "one day, monsters claiming to be from the Monster Association suddenly appeared, taking a child of Hero Association executive as a hostage. The S-class heroes gather and plan a raid on the Monster Association hideout to rescue the hostage. Meanwhile, Garou, a 'human monster' who was taken by the Monster Association during a battle with the heroes, awakens in the Monster Association hideout."

It hasn't been confirmed who's directing season 3 just yet, though Chikashi Kubota is back as character designer, and Makoto Miyazaki has returned to compose the music for the show.

Where can I watch One Punch Man?

Watch on YouTube

Right now, the only place that has both seasons of One Punch Man available to stream is Hulu, which will set you back $7.99 a month for access to all 48 episodes. Outside of that, it is available to buy on platforms like Apple TV and Amazon Prime, though if you're not interested in owning the show, streaming it on Hulu is your best bet.

Depending on what region you're in, you might be able to watch the second season of One Punch Man for free on Crunchyroll, via its ad-supported viewing. In certain regions, you can also watch the smash hit first season if you sign up to Netflix.

Alternatively, if you've seen every episode of One Punch Man and need something else to tide you over till season 3 arrives then why don't you check out Mob Psycho 100, which is also created by One Punch Man mangaka One. You can watch the first season for free with adverts by heading to the Mob Psycho 100 Crunchyroll page. If you want to watch the second and third seasons, you'll need a Crunchyroll Premium membership which is priced from $7.99 a month.


That's it for our guide to everything we know about One Punch Man season 3. For more anime content, find out about the My Hero Academia season 7 release date, take a look at the first trailer for the new film from the creator of Chainsaw Man, and check out our feature on why plans for more Evangelion is an awful idea.

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