Can Garou be as strong as Saitama? Will Oreichi be the strongest opponent faced by Saitama? The answers lie in One Punch Man Season 3. Now the question is, will there be next season? And the answer is yes, there will be, but there is a catch in it, till now there hasn’t been any official announcement by the OPM team. It’s going to come in 2023, not the next year, painful right? But trust me, it’s worth the wait.
It’s not too late to start this amazing series for new watchers who feel left out of topics like ‘Saitama vs. Superman’ or ‘Saitama vs. Goku’. Before jumping into why the sequel will be dropping but going to be late, let’s talk about OPM.
Some fans have criticized that the second season was comparatively more boring than the first one because there was too much focus on Garou, while they wanted to see Saitama on-screen, let’s be honest, everyone loves him!
One-Punch Man is a Japanese superhero series created by the artist ONE in 2009. It’s a story about a bald guy named Saitama who is a superhero and can defeat anyone with just a single punch. It’s an action-comedy anime; although the story sounds predictable with every punch, there’s a lot of laughter. The main story develops from the 5th episode onwards.
The art and animation shown by Madhouse have won people’s hearts again. The characters and dialogues were in sync, and overall the anime gained immense popularity due to its unique genre. People loved it 5 years back, and they still love it now.
Check out the video below to know the latest information about OPM 3!
Now let’s move on to the details which would lead us to the release dates.
Will there be One Punch Man Season 3?
1. Reference for Adaption
The best way to ensure if the series will continue is to check their source material from which the series is adapted, i.e., manga, light novel, visual novels, etc.
In OPM’s case, there are 22 volumes, out of which 21 are translated to English, according to Wikipedia. The manga is ongoing, with the latest chapter released on Dec 9, 2020.
Season one covered from vol 1-7 and was aired in 2015. Season 2 was aired in 2019 and covered vol 8-16. So, the next season must continue from vol 17 onwards, giving us 6 volumes of anime. That means the data is insufficient, and there must be 1-3 volumes more for the production house to work on.
Another point about the OPM manga is that the release of chapters is irregular. However, the problem should be solved by 2021 and 2022. That gives us evidence that One Punch Man Season 3 will be coming in the year 2023.
2. Production Time
Production and publication date and time give us an overall insight into their company works and their efficiency. Knowing this helps us predict the releases of upcoming seasons, which most people fail to see.
Web manga was released in 2009. the manga was released in 2012. It premiered in 2015. Now, looking at this timeline, you can see it’s taken 2-3 years to get adapted into manga and anime series. Although the two seasons were released within a 1-2 year gap, the One Punch Man Season 3 may take some time due to the current situation. The production houses are busy with many other projects like the attack on titan, haikyuu, etc.
3. Huge Sales
According to the tweet by Murata, OPM crossed the manga sales of 20 million copies, which is almost close to MHA and making it to the top 150 most sold manga, according to Wikipedia. This went down after season 2, but it common not like it actually affects the arrival of next season that much.
OPM blu-ray sales were over 10k for season 1 and dropped down to 1.3k for season 2, which is a huge downfall for any author.
The merchandise available for OPM consists of a huge collection of clothes and figures with new upcoming items every season. The merchandise is doing great in sales as there are new figures with collaboration with Saitama like captain marvel and Deadpool, which attracts both anime fans and Marvel fans. The sad part is that it mainly consists of Saitama and Genos. People want new merchandise figures.
Finally, OPM has two games released in 2019, one for a mobile platform other for pc, ps4, and Xbox.
The game One-Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows, released in 2020, sold around 10,000 copies, which is very less for any shounen anime with that fanbase. The sequel to A Hero Nobody Knows 2.0 is doing much better. The game profit can help create hype for the sequel and generate money for anime.
Looking at the huge profit One Punch Man Season 3 is highly expected to release!
4. Popularity and fanbase
It plays a crucial role as it inspires the team to keep delivering the fans with sequels. The fanbase of OPM is massive, which definitely means the author will be giving us a sequel. The only part which has led to a downfall in its popularity is season 2. To understand it correctly, let’s take a look at the stats.
The official OPM Twitter account has more than 182k followers and regularly tweets its followers, which is huge.
Now, what led to this downfall? The answer lies with the animation team; the animation staff is important for making an anime popular. As we have already seen in Kimetsu No Yaiba, the animation team ufotable took it to the next level, making the scene trending in almost every social platform. The team that made season 1 of OPM was MADHOUSE, which has made successful anime series like Death Note, No Game No Life, Hunter X Hunter, Parasyte: The Maxim, and many more. The second season was J.C. Staff, which failed to bring out OPM’s comedy essence. Another reason was the storyline; season 2 was more focused on Garou rather than our Saitama, which made the plot a little serious.
5. Ranking and Achievements
MAL had given it a rating of 8.59/10. IMDB rated it 8.8/10. OPM has received 100% rotten tomatoes, which means the audience had found it unique and enjoyable. The series was nominated for Manga Taisho Award in 2014 and won Sugoi Award in 2017. After its first few volumes were released, it immediately acquired the best-seller title in New York. Hence, it’s highly expected from the author to release One Punch Man Season 3.
One Punch Man Season 3 Expected Release Date
Considering all the above factors, it’s evident that we will hear official news about One Punch Man Season 3 by next year in winter, and it’ll release by the summer of 2023.
What to Expect in One Punch Man Season 3?
Fans are expecting more figures other than Saitama, and they have been demanding more artworks of One Punch Man Season 3 by artists as well. We may also expect Saitama to go viral again just like a few years back, and there might also be some cosplaying items available as well.
One Punch Man Season 3 will pick up from where the story ended. In season 3, we can see the battles among monsters and S-class heroes. Zombieman, Atomic Samurai, and Flashy Flash will be tackling out the dangers to keep the residents safe across the city.
Likewise, we will get to see Saitama’s personal life. He will have to cope up between his own life and him overcoming monsters with one punch. In any case, his most serious adversary, Garou, might take more than a punch to defeat him. Saitama’s actual powers will be tested when he faces Garou one on one. Definitely, season 3 will be more action-packed and fun as we will get to see our most loved Saitama tackling down the monsters.
Where to watch One Punch Man Season 3?
You can watch One Punch Man on these online streaming sites:-
- Idkmanga (manga updates)
Over the years, One Punch Man had entertained us, and worldwide fans wait for another release. One Punch Man Season 3 will definitely be released by the summer of 2023, and there’ll be more exciting goodies as well. It earned a lot of profit from online streaming, and also, the fanbase is really good, just like Accel World. The sales and popularity are not going to be a problem for the next 2-3 years. We also hope the series will continue till season 5. Let’s hope this season will be better than season 2 else they’ll be facing losses.
FAQs on One Punch Man Season 3
1. Is Saitama’s workout routine a good routine in real life?
No, maybe you can do his workouts in dreams!
The biggest problem is the lack of rest time.
Muscles need time to recover from a workout; otherwise, one can have cramps all over the body.
The routine is definitely not fit for a beginner, and if you are at the level where you can do the workout, there is minimal benefit in continuing it as your main workout. The workout is not at all progressive, and it is not a balanced workout, which will likely lead to muscle imbalances and slow fitness/muscle size improvement.
Also, not to forget, you might as well end up dying while even practicing some of his high intense workouts!
2. From Where can someone buy One Punch Man digital releases?
Check out the official viz releases and Amazon’s kindle versions.
3. How do I follow One Punch Man?
1. Watch the Anime
2. Watch 1 prequel OVA ( 0 Road to Hero)
3. Watch the 6 Season 1 Blu-Ray OVA
4. Watch the 2 Season 2 Blu-Ray OVAs
5. Start reading the manga from chapter 85 (though It’s recommended that you read it from chapter 38)
6. Read the bonus chapters.
7. After catching up to the man, read the webcomic from chapter 52.
8. Finally, wait for the new updates.
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