Ever since Yusuke Murata launched his own animation production studio on Jan 1, 2023, fans couldn’t help but wonder whether he and his team would take over the One Punch Man anime and animate Season 3 himself. But unfortunately, that theory has now been debunked.
The One Punch Man artist himself took to Twitter on Feb 10, 2024, to shatter the rumor, saying that he is in no way involved with One Punch Man Season 3. He further clarified that his studio is his own project, and Zayuki is again his own thing.
— 村田雄介 (@NEBU_KURO) February 10, 2024
“By the way, I am not involved in the third season of the One Punch Man anime. The animation production is my own personal project.”
Fans were visibly upset over this clarification, and rightfully so, because everyone knows how much of a downgrade Season 2 was once JC Staff took over from Studio Madhouse. So I wouldn’t blame fans for hoping for a studio change and that Murata would come to the rescue.
About One Punch Man:
One-Punch Man is a Japanese superhero manga series created by One. A digital manga remake, illustrated by Yusuke Murata, began publication on Shueisha’s Tonari no Young Jump website in June 2012. Its chapters are periodically compiled and published into individual tankōbon volumes. As of November 2023, 29 volumes have been released.
Manga received an anime adaptation by Madhouse. The anime aired from Oct 5 2015 to Dec 21 2015 with 12 episodes. The second season of the anime aired from April 10 2019 to Jul 3 2019 with 12 episodes.
The third season of the anime has been rumored to be in production, but no release date has been shared yet.
Viz Media describes the story of the manga’s first volume:
Every time a promising villain appears, Saitama beats the snot out of ’em with one punch! Can he finally find an opponent who can go toe-to-toe with him and give his life some meaning? Or is he doomed to a life of superpowered boredom?