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One Punch Man season 3: plot, trailer, everything you need to know

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Season 3 of One Punch Man marks the highly anticipated return of Saitama and Genos, for what will be their biggest challenge yet. Here are all the details.

One Punch Man quickly became a fan-favorite seinen. And if ONE and Yusuke Murata's manga has become extremely popular, it's largely thanks to its anime adaptation, which debuted in 2015.

The first season of the anime was then produced by the famous studio Madhouse, to which we owe many classics such as Monsterbut also Nana, Death Note, Hajime no Ippo, Parasitewithout obviously forgetting the remake of Hunter x Hunter and more recently Frieren, to recite nobody else but them. A season 1 which was extremely well received, both by critics and the public, and this is why many were impatiently awaiting the continuation of the anime, which was released in 2019.

A season 2 which then brought its share of changes, since it was JC Staff who had taken up the torch. Fans have been hoping to find Saitama in a third season for several years now. Meanwhile, series like Jujutsu Kaisen And My Hero Academia appeared, but One Punch Man remained a safe bet.

Now confirmed, Season 3 is the center of attention. Here's Everything You Need to Know About the Future of Anime One Punch Man.

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Is there a release date for season 3 of One Punch Man ?

Season 3 of One Punch Man doesn't have a release date yet, but the release window could be close. The first trailer was finally revealed in February 2024, suggesting that the new episodes are imminent.

There are also other clues that suggest season 3 could premiere this year. Last January, voice actor Kaito Ishikawa, who lends his voice to Genos, published on (formerly Twitter) a list of projects in which he is scheduled to appear throughout 2024, season 3 of One Punch Man then appearing on the list.

There is nothing definitive about this at the moment, so this information should be taken with a grain of salt.

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Plot of season 3 of One Punch Man

Season 3 of One Punch Man should adapt the Monster Association arc, as it is the next plot of the manga.

The first two seasons covered the first 85 chapters (16 volumes) of the manga. Therefore, the story is expected to pick up from the last episode of season 2, after Saitama's victory over Great Centipede Patriarch and Garoh's capture, diving deeper into the Monster Association arc.

The Monsters Association: A Clash of Factions

The Monster Association, led by Orochi, will remain the Heroes Association's greatest adversary. In season 2, we saw them transform ordinary humans into fearsome monsters by forcing them to consume cells from the King of the Monsters, a process known as “monstrification” and which will have serious consequences for the entire world . And, as rumors of an all-powerful entity known as “God” begin to circulate, Season 3 promises to ramp up the action and stakes in the universe of One Punch Man.

Will the King of the Monsters still play a role?

Orochi, aka the King of the Monsters, appeared as a formidable antagonist in Season 2 and is set to make his return in Season 3. Which means the stakes will be even higher for Saitama and Genos.

What about Garoh?

Garoh, a true martial arts prodigy also nicknamed “the hero hunter”, also made his debut on our screens in season 2. And if the manga is anything to go by, the antagonist is also expected to play a significant role in the season 3. His quest for power, strength and equality puts him in direct opposition to the Association of Heroes. As a survivor of the Monster Association, one can easily assume that there will be an epic clash between Garoh, aka the “human monster”, and Saitama.

A season of intense battles

Season 3 will spotlight the famous S-Class heroes as they take on the Monster Association. This arc will include the introduction of Blast, the highest-ranking hero, and his mission to acquire mysterious cubes to communicate with “God”. By adding complex layers to the story, the ancient and all-powerful entity “God” will also present a formidable threat, resulting in an unpredictable and gripping plot.

And Saitama in all this?

The one we nicknamed the “Caped Bald” may not be the favorite hero in the universe, but he is for the fans. As in the manga, Saitama could stay a little more in the background, especially due to the inconvenient location of the monster headquarters, which is located under his house. But that doesn't mean he won't be there. Given his history, it's a safe bet that he shows up at some point to save everyone.

Trailer for season 3 of One Punch Man

The first trailer for season 3 of One Punch Man was released on February 29, 2024. It focuses on Garoh, a powerful villain in the Human Monster saga, of which the Monster Association Arc is the final chapter.

Expect a huge clash between him and Saitama. The production quality is incredibly high in this teaser, suggesting the best fights we've seen in the series so far.

What to remember before season 3 of One Punch Man

Season 3 of One Punch Man will involve an all-out war between heroes and monsters. In case you need a refresher, here are the main points.

Season 1 introduced viewers to a world filled with unique characters, including Saitama's disciple, the cyborg Genos, and the Association of Heroes. The episodes followed his rise through the classes and ended with a thrilling battle against Boros, an opponent finally worthy of Saitama.

Season 2 followed a similar narrative structure but dove deeper into the overall story. Saitama, along with Genos and other top heroes, joined forces to fight off a growing wave of monster attacks, setting the stage for the Monster Association arc in season 3 of One Punch Man.

We will keep you informed about season 3 of One Punch Man as it progresses. In the meantime, you can also check out our previous article on season 4 of Demon Slayer.

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