Ever since the show's Season 2 finale in 2019, the anticipation is high for One-Punch Man Season 3.
One-Punch Man revolves around the story of Saitama, a superhero who can defeat any opponent with a single punch and who grew bored from a lack of challenge.
The 12-episode first season explored Saitama's frustrations about easily defeating foes (it's an unending cycle). Meanwhile, Season 2 focused on Garou's arrival and Saitama's continued dominance.
One-Punch Man Season 3 Release Status
One-Punch Man Season 3 was announced on August 18, 2022 alongside a new visual drawn by Oath Kubota.
One-Punch Man Season 1 was previously announced in March 2015, premiered in Japan on October 5, 2015, and released in the United States on July 17, 2016.
Meanwhile, One-Punch Man Season 2 was confirmed in September 2016, premiered in Japan on April 9, 2019, and then released in the United States on October 12, 2019.
Season 2's longer delay was mainly because of the transition from Season 1's animation studio, Madhouse, to Season 2's animation studio, J.C. Staff.
It remains to be seen if the directors from Seasons 1 and 2 will return in the new season.
As for Season 3, a shorter gap between its announcement in August 2022 and its impending release is expected.
It's likely that One-Punch Man Season 3 news will arrive in Jump Festa 2024. The anime convention will take place on December 16-17 at Tokyo's Makuhari Messe convention center.
In previous seasons, news about One-Punch Man was unveiled during the much-talked-about convention. It's possible that the anime's release window and a potential first look would be showcased.
That said, it's safe to speculate that One-Punch Man Season 3 could be released in Japan in late 2023 or early 2024, with an English dub released around six months (mid-2024) afterward.
Who’s Cast In One-Punch Man Season 3?
The following actors are expected to return in One-Punch Man Season 3 based on their characters being likely to make a comeback or make their presence felt in the new story.
After a wild Season 2, Saitama and his protégé Genos, alongside his allies from S-Class namely the likes of Atomic Samurai, Metal Knight, and Zombieman will return.
The villains from Monster Association HQ led by Garou and the Monster King Orochi will try to seek revenge against Saitama and the Heroes of the S-Class in Season 3.
The Japanese voice cast is as follows:
- Makoto Furukawa - Saitama
- Kaito Ishikawa - Genos
- Hikaru Midorikawa - Garou
- Atsushi Ono - Orochi
- Yuki Kaji - Speed-o-Sound Sonic
- Aoi Yūki - Tatsumaki
- Kazuhiro Yamaji - Silver Zang
- Kenjiro Tsuda - Atomic Samurai
- Minami Takayama - Child Emperor
- Tessho Genda - Metal Knight
- Hiroki Yasumoto - King
- Takahiro Sakurai - Zombieman
- Daisuke Namikawa - Pig God
- Mamoru Miyano - Sweet Mask
- Satoshi Hino - Superalloy Blackluster
- Yuichi Nakamura - Mumen Rider
- Youji Ueda - Drive Knight
- Saori Hayami - Fubuki
- Yūji Ueda - Watchdog Man
- Wataru Hatano - Metal Bat
- Katsuyuki Konishi - Tanktop Master
- Yūji Ueda - Amai Mask
- Masaya Onosaka - Puri-Puri Prisoner
- Hikaru Midorikawa - Garou
Meanwhile, here's the expected English voice cast:
- Max Mittelman - Saitama
- Zach Aguilar - Genos
- Greg Chun - Garou
- Jason Marnocha - Orochi
- Erik Kimerer - Speed-o’-Sound Sonic
- Robbie Daymond - Mumen Rider
- Rich Brown - King
- Ray Chase - Puri-Puri Prisoner
- Laura Post - Fubuki
- Marieve Herington - Tatsumaki
- Greg Chun - Garou
- Zeno Robinson - Child Emperor
- Kyle Hebert - Atomic Samurai
- Patrick Seitz - Tanktop Master
- John DeMita - Bang
- Vernon Dew - Zombieman
- Sara Cravens - Child Emperor
- Sam Regal - Metal Bat
- Todd Haberkorn - Drive Knight
- Lex Lang - Flashy Flash
What Will Happen in One-Punch Man Season 3?
One-Punch Man Season 2 mainly revolved around the emergence of Garou the Hero Hunter and the arrival of the Monster Association.
At the end of Season 2, Garou was beaten by old man Bang before being snatched away by the Phoenix Man to Monster Association HQ. A dragon-class monster centipede was then defeated by Saitama.
Based on Season 2's ending, One-Punch Man Season 3 is expected to start its adaption from Volume 17, Chapter 86.
Given that Garou has been taken to Monster Association HQ, it's possible that the villain will be invited to the group. Moreover, much-awaited clashes between the Heroes of S-Class and the high-ranking members of the Monster Association might be in the cards.
Orochi, the Monster King, is also expected to be Season 3's big bad.
Some have speculated that Saitama will only have a supporting role in the third season, considering that the only reason he jumped into battle is because Monster's HQ is right under his house.
That said, the Heroes of S-Class and the Monster Association will take the spotlight in Season 3.
One-Punch Man is streaming on Hulu.