After months (need I say at least a year) of speculation, Season 2 of One Punch Man was confirmed at the One Punch Man Autumn Festival Event that’s happening in Japan right now.
Japanese news site Yaraon, people at the One Punch Man Autumn Festival Event, and other sources close to production have confirmed that a second season of One Punch Man has been confirmed, with no other information just yet. We might hear more as the event unfolds during the night, or not.
Tweet from an attendee at the event today, note the geo-location
It’s curious that the anime would be announced now as the director of the first season, Shingo Natsume, is currently in production of ACCA, which is stated to start airing in January 2017. The show could be airing Fall 2017, if we take Natsume’s production schedule into account, but we don’t know if ACCA is close to post-production, or in the throws of production right now, generally anime need a year of pre-production before the air date, so it could be longer. This is all speculation at this point.
Another attendee at the event, translates loosely to “One Punch Man second season broadcasting decision!” + smartphone game discussion
Season 2 of One Punch Man will pick up where the last series finished with a Hero Association and Saitama coming up through the ranks. New characters, including a fan favourite (and my own), Fubuki, will have a greater impact on the dynamic of the group, and new villains, greater than ever before will be even more evil.
Season 2 of One Punch Man FINALLY confirmed!
There’s more than enough material from the manga to adapt. If ONE, the creator of the series, is as close to production as he was in the first season, and currently airing Mob Psycho 100, One Punch Man is in great hands.
They also announced a smartphone based off the series to be released sometime in 2017.
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UPDATE: The official twitter has just announced it! Here is the key visual: