Saitama is the master of one punch, and one heck of a long wait, apparently.
Earlier today, fans flocked to the ” One Punch Man [Maji] School Festival” fan event. During the presentation, the first trailer and visual, along with broadcast information for the upcoming second season of the One-Punch Man anime.
We break the details down below.
The 86-second promo opens with cuts between several animation segments, before dropping to a wall of text. The camera zooms out slowly on the new key visual before ending with the final premiere date.
Bandai Namco started streaming an English version of the trailer, which you can check out below.
The new visual features Genos and Saitama, posing before a new villain named Garou, who was created by character designer Chikashi Kubota.
One-Punch Man 2 will hit Japanese TV in April 2019.
JAM Project will perform the new season’s theme song.
Chikara Sakurai (Magimoji Rurumo) was tapped to direct One-Punch Man 2 at J.C. Staff, 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 first season 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 ran the show as part of their Saturday Toonami block in Summer 2016.
In May, Viz announced that they acquired the master license for One-Punch Man 2.