In a rare incident, the official One-Punch Man Twitter account has issued a warning against people spreading leaks. Earlier this year, the third season of the anime series was announced.
While fans were eagerly waiting for more news, reputed leaker Shonenleaks posted on Twitter that Studio MAPPA will be animating One-Punch Man season 3.
The tweet quickly became viral, leading to many news outlets publishing the leak as fact.
Due to the virality of the leak, the official One-Punch Man Twitter account had to issue a statement:
This is the only official Twitter account for the anime "One-Punch Man".
Please don't be misled by unofficial information from other accounts.
Accurate information will be announced from this account when it is time.#onepunchman
— TVアニメ「ワンパンマン」公式 (@opm_anime) December 23, 2022
With strong wordings like “Please don’t be misled by unofficial information from other accounts. Accurate information will be announced from this account when it is time.”, it has become apparent that companies aren’t happy with big rumors.
Such incidents are very rare in the anime industry, especially with an anime as popular as One-Punch Man.
The Twitter user who tweeted the rumor, Shonen Leaks, had their account suspended immediately.
Fans should be careful about rumors and take them with a grain of salt, as believing them as official announcements can lead to controversies.
More about One Punch Man:
The seemingly unimpressive Saitama has a rather unique hobby: being a hero. In order to pursue his childhood dream, Saitama relentlessly trained for three years, losing all of his hair in the process. Now, Saitama is so powerful, he can defeat any enemy with just one punch. However, having no one capable of matching his strength has led Saitama to an unexpected problem—he is no longer able to enjoy the thrill of battling and has become quite bored.
One day, Saitama catches the attention of 19-year-old cyborg Genos, who witnesses his power and wishes to become Saitama’s disciple. Genos proposes that the two join the Hero Association in order to become certified heroes that will be recognized for their positive contributions to society. Saitama, who is shocked that no one knows who he is, quickly agrees. Meeting new allies and taking on new foes, Saitama embarks on a new journey as a member of the Hero Association to experience the excitement of battle he once felt.
Source: One-Punch Man Official Twitter