‘One-Punch Man’ Makes Epic Return With Season 3 Trailer

One-Punch Man has been missing in action for a while now, but Season 3 is set to bring Saitama back in style. The trailer for the forthcoming season features the narrative voice of Daisuke Namikawa, who plays Dr. Genus in the anime, alongside other details like staff, returning cast, and synopsis.

Bringing the villain Garou (Hikaru Midorikawa) front and centre, it opens with him protecting a young boy from the clutches of Royal Ripper and Bug God. An epic action spectacle ensues, setting the tone for one of the most intense arcs to come. Garou is all geared up to take his role as Saitama’s nemesis, aided by the Monster Association.

The synopsis for Season 3 is as follows:

“Saitama is a hero who only became a hero for fun. After three years of “special training,” hes become so strong that he’s practically invincible. In fact, he’s too strong-even his mightiest opponents are taken out with a single punch. Alongside Genos, his faithful disciple, Saitama performs his official hero duties as a member of the Hero Association.

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.”

One-Punch Man Season 2

J.C. Staff, the animation studio behind the second season, will return to the project despite criticism for their work on it. Tomohiro Suzuki, whose most recent credit include Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End, is taking charge of series composition. Chikashi Kubota, Shinjiro Kuroda, and Ryosuke Shirakawa are serving as character designers, with Makoto Miyazaki handling the music.

One-Punch Man creator Yusuke Murata won’t be working on Season 3, following his founding of a new anime studio. A new visual for Saitama was also unveiled, joining a previous teaser art announcement:

No release date or window has been set for the anime’s return. The first season, animated by Madhouse (Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End, Death Note), aired from October to December 2015. Season 2 began with a television special in April 2019, and had the pilot episode premiering one week later. A live-action adaptation of the series is also in the works, with Fast & Furious director Justin Lin at the helm.