One Punch Man Season 3 release date should have been announced by now if it wasn’t for the coronavirus pandemic. However, there is a lot of other information out about the anime season based on the manga arc length. One Punch Man manga series is currently in its “Monster Association Arc” which has just started and will run for several chapters.
Coronavirus has delayed season 3 of One Punch Man. Now I’m fucking mad. Fuck off
— KSI (@KSI) March 29, 2020
Even in the OPM anime series, the story arc in a very early stage and hence it will run for a long time. It means that One Punch Man Season 3 could be longer with 24 episodes instead of the usual 12 episodes format. The manga arc will also determine when the third season of One Punch Man releases as it won’t be out until the manga story is complete.
One Punch Man Season 3 Release Date depends on Monster Association Arc
One Punch Man Season 3 will be based on the manga series illustrated by Yusuke Murata and its the main source material for all the media adaptation. The anime and manga series are both currently on the “Monster Association Arc” where the manga is very ahead in terms of storyline. There is no way the third season of One Punch Man can start production until the arc is over as it could create pacing issues.
It is not confirmed when will One Punch Man manga arc get complete as it is also facing a lot of delays at the moment and One Punch Man Chapter 132 is not out since the past few months. The earliest Monster Association Arc is complete in manga series will be around the end of this year. It means One Punch Man Season 3 release date will be set after this year depending on how much time the anime production takes to complete the new episodes.
One Punch Man Season 3 to have 24 Episodes?
One Punch Man Season 3 could have 24 total episodes as per a recent report, which claims the episode count will be increased to balance the pacing. Fans were not happy how season 1 and season 2 pacing were handled and One Punch Man creators will surely take note of that.
While the anime series usually have 12 episodes per season, it could be increased this time to tell a better story without rushing out things. One Punch Man Season 3 having 24 episodes will also make fans very happy as the anime series rarely comes out.