One Punch Man Season 3 Release, Cast& Everything We Know So Far

By Aeron Mer Eclarinal Updated:
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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 3 poster
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. 

Fans believed that One-Punch Man Season 3 news would next arrive at Jump Festa 2024. The anime convention took place on December 16-17 at Tokyo's Makuhari Messe convention center. With previous seasons, news about One-Punch Man was unveiled during the much-talked-about convention. However, the series was noticeably absent from the event, leaving fans with little to go off of.

The next big anime convention where news could be unveiled is Anime Japan, which will be held in March 2024. Fingers crossed Saitama will rear his head here instead.

That said, it's safe to speculate that One-Punch Man Season 3 could be released in Japan in early to mid-2024.

Based on the timeframes of past seasons, an English dub is likely to be released around six months after the original Japanese release. Based on the above estimates, this could occur in around late 2024, as long as One Punch Man Season 3 releases within the first half of next year.

Who’s Cast In One-Punch Man Season 3?

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One-Punch Man

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?

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One-Punch Man

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

- About The Author: Aeron Mer Eclarinal
Aeron is a news/features writer and Content Lead for The Direct who has been working for the site since March 2020. From writing about the inter-connectivity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to having an extended knowledge about DC TV's Arrowverse, Aeron's expertise has since expanded into the realm of reality TV, K-drama, animated, and live-action shows from Netflix,  Disney+, Prime Video, MGM+, Peacock, Paramount+, and Max. When he isn't writing and watching all things MCU, Aeron is heavily invested with the NBA (go Celtics!) and occasionally watches thrilling matches in the WWE.