One Punch Man Season 3 release date should have been announced by now but there are no updates on the anime series. It has been around one and a half years since the last season of One Punch Man anime ended and fans have been waiting for new episodes since then.
There were some reports that One Punch Man Season 3 will release near the 2020 end but that claim has now been proven false. It could be possible that the next installment of the OPM anime series has been delayed due to several reasons. Here are more updates on the One Punch Man Season 3 release date and why the anime series has been delayed to 2022.
One Punch Man Season 3 Release Date Delayed to 2021
One Punch Man Season 3 release date has been delayed to 2022 as per some reports and it even makes sense. The first season of the anime came out in 2015 and the second season was released in 2019 which means that the third season should come out in 2022-23 at least.
The anime production takes a lot of time and there is no way the creators would compromise on something that made One Punch Man so popular in the first place. Further, the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed the majority of the anime and manga series and even One Punch Man Season 3 could have been delayed due to the virus.
One Punch Man Season 3 Studio Change and Live-Action Movie
One Punch Man Season 3 studio change could also be the reason why the anime is taking so long. Madhouse studio handled the anime in season 1 and received huge praise, whereas JC Staff has been highly criticized for the bland season 2 anime quality.
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Fans have evens started a petition to bring back Madhouse for One Punch Man Season 3 and it has gained a lot of traction. There are also reports that Sony is pushing for the live-action One Punch Man movie which is why the third season has been delayed as the same team of creators is busy with the film.