One-Punch Man on TV
One-Punch Man is coming back to television! The information for the new season was recently posted (via animate Times) including the show’s staff and list of cast members. A key visual and teaser trailer for next year’s show was also posted. The new season hits April 2019.
What is One Punch Man?
The One-Punch Man anime is the adaptation of a manga, written by One and illustrated by Yusuke Murata. The manga itself is an adaptation of a web comic written and drawn by One, started in 2009. It tells the story of an ordinary guy, Saitama, who becomes a “superhero for fun.” After intense training, he gains the power to destroy any opponent in one punch.
Saitama’s superhero costume is a direct parody of Anpanman (ON-PON-MAN), a long-running Japanese children’s character. The show also parodies both American superheroes and Japanese live-action hero shows.
One-Punch Man creates its tension through a large cast of secondary characters. Superhero’s inspired by honor, money, or fame. Each hero risks their life defending the 26 cities of an alternate Earth. One-Punch Man is so low key, most heroes do not know he exists. Or that he deserves the credit for defeating the world’s greatest threats.
One-Punch Man Season 2
The end of season one saw Saitama stop an invasion by a galaxy conquering alien fleet. Afterward, the rate of villains and monsters skyrocketed. As a member of the Hero Association, Saitaima and his sidekick Genos, a super-charged cyborg, protect the city while completing mundane like shopping, cooking, and playing video games.
STAFF One-Punch Man Season 2
Original work: One-Punch Man, written by ONE, illustrated by Yusuke Murata, and serialized in Shueisha’s Tonarino Young Jump digital manga magazine
Director: Chikara Sakurai
Script: Tomohiro Suzuki
Character Design: Chikashi Kubota
Sound Director: Yoshikazu Iwanami
Music: Makoto Miyazaki
Opening Theme: JAM Project
Animation Production: J.C.STAFF
CAST One-Punch Man Season 2
Saitama: Makoto Furukawa
Genos: Kaito Ishikawa
Speed-o’-Sound Sonic: Yuki Kaji
Terrible Tornado: Aoi Yuki
Silverfang: Kazuhiro Yamaji
Atomic Samurai: Kenjiro Tsuda
Child Emperor: Minami Takayama
Metal Knight: Tessyo Genda
King: Hiroki Yasumoto
Zombieman: Takahiro Sakurai
Drive Knight: Yoji Ueda
Pig God: Daisuke Namikawa
Superalloy Blackluster: Satoshi Hino
Watchdog Man: Yuji Ueda
Flashy Flash: Kohsuke Toriumi
Tank-top Master: Katsuyuki Konishi
Metal Bat: Wataru Hatano
Puri-Puri Prisoner: Masaya Onosaka
Handsome Kamen Amai Mask: Mamoru Miyano
Hellish Blizzard: Saori Hayami
Mumen Rider: Yuichi Nakamura