One punch, two studios, all hero. (Alternate take: The “Madhouse never does a second season” meme strikes again! )

Earlier today, the official One-Punch Man anime website announced that the series is moving its production to J.C. Staff. The core cast and crew members were confirmed for the new season, which we break down below:


Chikara Sakurai (Magimoji Rurumo) was tapped to direct the new season, replacing Madhouse’s Shingo Natsume. Yoshikazu Iwanami will replace previous sound director Shoji Hata for the series.

Chikashi Kubota (Robotics;Notes, FLCL 2) is returning to provide character designs, while Tomohiro Suzuki (Tiger & Bunny, ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.) reprises their role on series composition. Makoto Miyazaki will return to score the soundtrack.


The main cast members will reprise their roles in the new season:

  • Saitama: Makoto Furukawa
  • Genos: Kaito Ishikawa
  • Onsoku no Sonic (Speed of Sound Sonic): Yuuki Kaji
  • King: Hiroki Yasumoto
  • Jigoku no Fubuki (Blizzard of Hell): Saori Hayami

One-Punch Man is based on Yuusuke Murata and ONE’s manga of the same name. The series aired during the Fall 2015 broadcast season.

Viz Media currently holds the rights to both the One-Punch Man manga and anime series. The company is currently streaming the show on Hulu for residents in the United States. Adult Swim is ran the show as part of their Saturday Toonami block in Summer 2016.

Source: Comic Natalie