This is not a drill, One-Punch Man fans! It has been awhile since anyone has gotten an update from the Hero’s Association, but word about Saitama dropped not too long ago. The B-class hero has been busy with Genos as the heroic duo continue to fight crime in the One-Punch Man manga. And, now, the two will soon turn their crime-fighting work to anime once more. Thanks to one netizen, an advert from Japan has been spotted which confirms production for One-Punch Man’s second season has finally kicked off.
Over on Twitter, user @KenXyro spotted a new advert from Shueisha regarding the status of the anime’s second season. In the promo, fans are shown a black-and-white image of Saitama in all his caped bald glory. The photo’s captions then confirm that production is in progress for One-Punch Man season two. No premiere date has been attached to the anime as of yet.
For now, the update gives fans hope that progress is being made on the beloved anime. Created by ONE back in 2009, One-Punch Man debuted as a viral webcomic which nabbed a manga adaptation under Weekly Shonen Jump. Madhouse then took up the series for an anime project which had its premiere in October 2015. The first season of One-Punch Man was immediately popular with fans around the world. It’s sleek action sequences and parodic humor reeled fans in faster than Saitama can land a right-hook.
Fans are already wondering when One-Punch Man may make its debut, but the comeback may take awhile. There is no word on how far ahead production is, and a one cour anime consisting of 12-13 episodes can take about six months to animate. Additional time will be needed for marketing and promotions, so it wouldn’t be surprising if One-Punch Man was held back until 2018. Of course, fans are hoping the anime will return sooner than that. If One-Punch Man had a comeback in winter 2017, fans would be more than happy to turn in.
The second season of One-Punch Man was first announced last year. The project was confirmed recently at the ‘One Punch Man Fall Festival.’
You can check out One-Punch Man’s synopsis from Viz Media below:
“Nothing about Saitama passes the eyeball test when it comes to superheroes, from his lifeless expression to his bald head to his unimpressive physique. However, this average-looking guy has a not-so-average problem—he just can’t seem to find an opponent strong enough to take on!”
One Punch Man Season 2 confirmed.— Ken Xyro (@KenXyro) March 27, 2017
Production is in progress. Exact date is TBA.
(This scan is pretty bad btw) pic.twitter.com/yIVuASsa6U
Manga creator ONE began One-Punch Man as a webcomic, which quickly went viral, garnering over 10 million hits. In addition to One-Punch Man, ONE writes and draws the series Mob Psycho 100 and Makai no Ossan.