Will There Be One Punch Man Season 3? (Updated in 2022)

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So far, Shueisha has not announced One Punch Man Season 3, so there is no release date for the third season of this anime.

So, unlike Demon Slayer Season 3, or Jujutsu Kaisen season 2, One Punch Man season 3 is still waiting for confirmation.

The question is, will there be One Punch Man Season 3, and when is OPM Season 3 coming out?

In this post, we will answer if One Punch Man anime Season 3 will happen in 2022, as well as a potential release date.

But First, Story Info:

One Punch Man is a fantastic superhero anime series with parody elements.

The main protagonist of this anime series is Saitama.

The story follows Saitama, who has trained himself to a level far beyond everyone else. Thanks to that, he suffers from an existential dilemma.

He became too powerful to derive any joy from his fights.

how many seasons of One Punch Man are there?

One Punch Man has two seasons.

The first season of One Punch Man had 12 episodes and aired in 2015. The second season of OPM, which aired in 2019, has 12 episodes.

One Punch Man has an OVA, One-Punch Man: Road to Hero as well.

It’s a prequel OVA that takes place before the first season. The OVA story shows Saitama becoming the unbeatable hero we see in the first season.

So now, let’s figure out if One Punch Man will have a season 3 and the OPM Season 3 release date.


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How Can We Figure Out If There Will Be One Punch Man Season 3?

Many fans want to know if One Punch Man will get a Season 3 and when the new season is coming out, so they can watch One Punch Man Season 3 Episode 1.

We need to check the manga and sales to figure out if One Punch Man is getting a third season in 2022.

Checking the manga is important because there needs to be enough manga volumes left to adapt, or we won’t get the third season.

Profit is even more important.

Shueisha will only green-light a new season of OPM if the second season of One Punch Man made a nice profit.

With 95% accuracy, One Punch Man manga status and profit information will tell us whether a third season will happen and the possible release date.

So read this post to get the best and latest information for One Punch Man season 3 and the release date.

You will learn if One Punch Man season 4 will follow as well.

Let’s start with the source material.


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One Punch Man Season 3 Manga

One Punch Man anime, known as Wanpanman in Japan, is based on a successful manga.

Author One wrote the manga, but Yusuke Murata is the artist.

How many volumes are there?

There are 25 volumes published in Japan for One Punch Man manga.

webcomic version of One Punch Man by the original author, ONE, is available as well. The webcomic has 141 chapters so far. 

is one punch man manga finished?

No, not even close. One Punch Man manga is still ongoing in 2022.

Yusuke Murata, the manga author, published the latest One Punch Man volume 25 in Japan on May 2, 2022.

One Punch Man manga volume 26 release date is June 3, 2022.

one punch man season 3 manga

The manga for One Punch Man Season 3 begins with volume 17 or chapter 83.

The first season of OPM adapted volumes 1 to 8, and the second one did volumes 9 to 16.

Every season has used eight volumes, so the start of season 3 is volume 17, and the end is likely volume 24.

There are enough manga volumes for at least one more One Punch Man season in 2022. So, the source material isn’t a problem for a new season.


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One Punch Man Profitability for season 3

There’s one main reason 90% of anime series will only get one or two seasons.

Most anime series don’t make enough money and profit.

So looking at One Punch Man profitability and sales figures is essential.

How well did One Punch Man Blu-ray sell?

One Punch Man Blu-ray sold around 10,500 copies per disk for the first season.

The second season dropped to only 1,300 copies sold.

Blu-ray sales dropped by 80% compared to the first season. That is not normal.

Selling only 1,300 copies is low for such a popular series that One Punch Man is. 

How well does One Punch Man manga sell?

One Punch Man Volume 24 sold around 450,000 copies, and the latest volume, Volume 25, has sold 350,000 copies in three weeks.

That’s fantastic for 2022, but nowhere near what this series used to sell.

One Punch Man used to sell 750,000 copies per volume.

The slow-release speed is most likely to blame for the drop in manga sales. The quality decline of the anime’s second season didn’t help either.

How many copies does One Punch Man have in print?

As of 2022/04/24, One Punch Man manga had 26,000,000 copies in print in Japan.

In Japan, it’s among the top 60 most popular manga series, at least by copies sold.

The OPM manga will get into the top 50, but the top 30 is likely not happening unless the manga gets a tremendous boost from season 3.

How Much Merchandise did One Punch Man get?

There are over 140 figurines for One Punch Man.

In terms of merchandise, over 950 pieces of merch are available. That is a fantastic number.

One Punch Man did well in getting merchandise and figurines.

The numbers are nowhere near other big shounen series such as Jujutsu Kaisen or My Hero Academia, but it’s way above average.

This franchise makes a ton of money, so profit will not be an issue for One Punch Man season 3.


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Will There Be One Punch Man season 3?

There will be One Punch Man Season 3.

Season 3 of One Punch Man is likely in production. I believe we will get the confirmation at Jump Festa in December and maybe even a release date.

No reason OPM should not get renewed for a third season.

As we saw above, the manga for season 3 is not a problem. Nine volumes are available to adapt for the 3rd season, and it will use only 8.

In late 2023, there should be enough material even for One Punch Man season 4.

And as for the profit, One Punch Man still makes plenty of money. Season 2 was less popular, but it’s still in the top 20 most popular anime series ever.

One Punch Man still prints money for Shueisha and the production committee.

The manga sells around 500,000 copies per volume. I do not doubt that this anime will continue while that’s the case.

The more interesting question is, when is the third season of OPM coming out?

Now let’s look at the most likely release date.


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One Punch Man Season 3 Release Date

One Punch Man season 3 release date is in 2023, and the third season will most likely premiere in mid-to-late 2023.

On average, it takes around 6 to 9 months for an anime series to premiere after it’s confirmed, and I expect that to happen in December for OPM season 3, if not sooner.

The explanation behind One Punch Man’s release date in 2023 is straightforward.

A single cour anime gets a new season every one to two years. That is normal for most series.

Until this year, there was no source material for the third season of OPM. Now you know the reason the 3rd season of One Punch Man is taking so long.

There are enough manga volumes to adapt next season in 2022. Rumors are that studio J.C.Staff is working on OPM s3 right now.

Let’s hope they will at least improve the animation and the overall quality of the anime adaptation for the next season.

I will update this post when any news on the release date of the third season gets released on the official One Punch Man Twitter account.


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One Punch Man Season 3 Trailer

There is no trailer for One Punch Man season 3 or One Punch Man season 4 to watch yet in 2022.

Here’s a trailer for the first season instead. Watch it to recall how brilliantly animated the first season of OPM was.

One Punch Man Official Trailer

One Punch Man Characters, Cast & Anime Staff

I. Characters & Cast

CharacterVoice Actor
SaitamaMakoto Furukawa
GenosKaito Ishikawa
BangKazuhiro Yamaji
GarouHikaru Midorikawa
KingHiroki Yasumoto
TatsumakiAoi Yuuki

II. Anime Staff

Anime Staff PositionStaff
DirectorShingo Natsume, Chikara Sakurai
Series Composition, ScriptTomohiro Suzuki
Character DesignShuuhei Handa
StudioMadhouse, J.C.Staff

Last Thoughts

Now you know the likely One Punch Man Season 3 release date or even One Punch Man Season 4 release date. This year we should hear something about the next season of this anime.