One Punch Season 3 will resolve the cliffhanger from the last episode and feature the rivalry between Saitama and Garou. Fans are excited to see their favorite anime series returning on television screens but sadly no one knows any specific premiere date. It is already over one year since the second season of One Punch Man aired and there are no updates on the third season.
One Punch Man season 3 dropping late 2020/ early 2021 pic.twitter.com/tKc9PZ7JdH
— Mal-El (Struggling to finish Bleach) (@MalcolmJoestar) March 19, 2020
Many reports are claiming that “One Punch Man” Season 3 will release at the end of 2020 but there is no official announcement from Viz Media. There is no way to certainly know when will new episodes of One Punch Man will air, all we have are speculations. Here are more details on One Punch Man Season 3 release date, plot spoilers, manga source chapters and reasons why a 2020 premiere seems unlikely.
One Punch Man Season 3 Release Date and Production Schedule
One Punch Man Season 3 production might not even have started, otherwise the creators, Viz Media would have made some kind of announcement. There is always a time window between the official announcement of One Punch Man new season and its premiere date.
There was a waiting period of around seven months between the announcement of season 1 and its premiere in October 2015. While season 2 of One Punch Man was confirmed to be renewed in September 2016, the release date was mentioned in August 2018 and the first episode aired in April 2019. The main reason for the delay was the change in the production studio from Madhouse to JC Staff.
It is why the premiere of One Punch Man Season in 2020 seems unlikely as the anime is not renewed officially. There are also rumors of reverting back to the original animators and it might further delay the third season of One Punch Man. Viz Media releasing One Punch Man Season 3 in late 2020 is possible but has very fewer chances of actually happening.
One Punch Man Season 3 Plot Details and Manga Source Chapters
One Punch Man Season 3 is not delayed due to the lack of source manga chapters but it has a different problem. The manga chapters of One Punch Man series are not paced in such a way that new season can come out every year. Even though there are enough manga chapters in the Monsters Association arc for the third season, they need to have some gap between two seasons. One Punch Man Season 3 will come out soon with 12 episodes and have the story based on the Monster Association arc.