Before getting on One Punch Man Season 03 Release Date let us first talk about its popularity.
So, One Punch Man is a series that anime geeks and normal people love alike. It has immense popularity as a superhero shows even among non-otakus because of the satirical approach on superheroes, and anyways who doesn’t love superheroes? Once, I was chilling in my college library and noticed that a friend of mine was watching a fight scene from One Punch Man, I asked him like a desperate weeb…Do you know about anime? Have you seen Death Note? only to know that “No, I just love One Punch Man, I don’t watch anime”. Well at first I was disheartened but then I just wondered, how popular OPM really is? And with that immense popularity, it is evident that the One Punch Man Season 03 will happen real soon. So, let’s see what we know about the next installment of One Punch Man!
One Punch Man is a satirical superhero tale of our hero Saitama, who, after going through immense training has become so powerful that he can beat anyone, yes! ANYONE in a SINGLE PUNCH! Not More, Not Less, just a single punch is enough to defeat even the most powerful entity in the entire universe. It is a simple concept but had been utilised very cleverly, it is full of gags and some of the most amazing fight scenes. Yes, it does take fighting seriously even after being a parody show, and it is definitely one of its kind. No wonder that it is so much popular among otakus and non-otakus alike.
MyAnimeList, an anime reviewing and ranking website describes the anime as:
“The seemingly ordinary and unimpressive Saitama has a rather unique hobby: being a hero. In order to pursue his childhood dream, he trained relentlessly for three years—and lost all of his hair in the process. Now, Saitama is incredibly powerful, so much so that no enemy is able to defeat him in battle. In fact, all it takes to defeat evildoers with just one punch has led to an unexpected problem—he is no longer able to enjoy the thrill of battling and has become quite bored.
This all changes with the arrival of Genos, a 19-year-old cyborg, who wishes to be Saitama’s disciple after seeing what he is capable of. Genos proposes that the two join the Hero Association in order to become certified heroes that will be recognized for their positive contributions to society, and Saitama, shocked that no one knows who he is, quickly agrees. And thus begins the story of One Punch Man, an action-comedy that follows an eccentric individual who longs to fight strong enemies that can hopefully give him the excitement he once felt and just maybe, he’ll become popular in the process.”
The first season of One Punch Man aired in Japan from Oct 5, 2015 to Dec 21, 2015 which was made by Madhouse, a studio that leaves no stone unturned to bring out the most from the story and give you the best possible experience. You can say that one of the reasons for OPM’s popularity is Madhouse itself.
When the second season was announced, a lot of fans outraged on social media, because it was being animated by J.C. Staff, which is also a great studio but is nowhere close to what Madhouse has done over the past decade, it doesn’t even compare. And as anticipated by the fans, the second season turned out to be a disappointment. But, actually, the major concern of fans was not animation or comedy, or execution, but, it was that Saitama was not given enough screen time or spotlight. I have recently watched the second season, and I feel that maybe sound design and animation was not upto the mark, but comedy was on point, Saitama being not given enough spotlight didn’t bother me much, as the story was building up to something. Like, there is a Monster Association, there is a Hero Killer or Hero Hunter, and the story was actually leading us to somewhere, but in the end, it just kept building and didn’t pay off anything, all that wait for Saitama’s action, and we got none.When you’re building up to something, you’re supposed to deliver the final punch, otherwise no one will like the complete act. And, this is exactly what happened with One Punch Man Season 02.
But don’t lose your hope, maybe season 03 will continue where the second season left the story midway, but unfortunately there is no news on One Punch Man Season 03 release date as of now, no official announcement has been made regarding the third installment of the show so far. But, as I said there is no need to lose your hope, I’m sure your favorite show will make its comeback with a bang. Anyways, the immense popularity and demand for OPM will not let it fade away anytime soon, it is destined to come back. Maybe, just a little more wait. The ongoing global pandemic can be one of the reasons why the third season hasn’t seen any light of the day.
An anime YouTube channel Muse Asia is streaming One Punch Man S1 and S2 on its YouTube channel for a limited time, if you want to watch it for free and legally, please go and watch them there!
Here is the link:
If you don’t want to watch on YouTube, you can also watch both of the seasons on Netflix. Watch it on Netflix by clicking here.
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