Garou is one of the most popular characters in the latter half of ONE's One Punch Man, and now it's confirmed that he will be showing up in the upcoming second season by J.C. Staff.
Not only that, the series has revealed that Garou will be voiced by Hikaru Midorikawa, the voice actor behind Gundam Wing's Heero, s-CRY-ed's Ryuho, and Fate/Zero's Lancer.
Midorikawa will debut as the character in Volume 4 of the One-Punch Man Maji CD Drama & Song series in Japan on June 20. The anime has also announced a special "One-Punch Man Serious School Festival" event taking place on August 12 where Midorikawa will be in attendance along with returning voice actors Makoto Furukawa, Kaito Ishikawa, Yuuki Kaji, Hiroki Yasumoto, Masaya Onosaka, and Toshiki Masuda.
Many fans are especially to hear about the event since the trailer for the upcoming season could debut at the time and they have been waiting to see anything from the second season. The wait has been especially tough after hearing about its staff shake-ups in between seasons.
Not only will it be handled by J.C. Staff (Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma) rather than Madhouse, Chikara Sakurai (Naruto Shippuden episode director) is taking over directing duties and Yoshikazu Iwanami will serve as sound director.
Illustrator for the Weekly Shonen Jump version of the series, Yusuke Murata also regularly shares art that sets the Internet on fire like his sketches of famous Dragon Ball characters. He previously shared a sketch of the series' second lead Genos in a much cooler pose to also celebrate the new chapter.
Murata's art is so great, he has also contributed to Marvel projects, even going so far as to draw an official poster for Spider-Man: Homecoming to commemorate its Japanese boxset release. His latest project is a manga adaptation of Back to the Future, which picks up after the end of the series.0comments
For those unfamiliar with One Punch Man, the series follows Saitama, a regular working Joe who one day puts a stop to a violent villain attack. After this fight Saitama is inspired to become a hero. Training his body hard everyday, he's eventually granted with extreme strength. Looking for a worthy opponent, Saitama joins the Hero Association in the hopes of fighting them. But every fight he gets into ends after a single punch! Forced to wander through life increasingly bored of his supreme power, Saitama has become hilariously disconnected with the world of action around him.
One Punch Man started life as a webcomic by series creator ONE in 2009. After going viral, surpassing seven million hits in June 2012, illustrator Yusuke Murata approached ONE about redrawing the series for a release in Shuiesha's Weekly Young Jump spin-off webcomics. Thirteen volumes of the series have been released as of this date.