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One-Punch Man Season 2 Teaser Revealed, New Season In April

by Imran Khan on Aug 13, 2018 at 04:45 PM

One-Punch Man, the anime about a superhero who defeats his enemies in or around a single punch, is getting its second season next April.

The trailer, which you can see below, starts off with footage covering the first season of the anime by showing pivotal characters and action scenes from its 2015 airing. The teaser also confirms the April 2019 target date.

The anime is based on a manga by writer ONE, who writes and illustrates the comic. It was noticed by Yusuke Murata, the artist behind manga like Eyeshield 21, who convinced ONE to let him redraw it because he loved the story so much. Murata took the idea to magazine Shonen Jump, which ran the redrawn series in their web version. It took off and the anime became especially successful overseas for its high-octane action scenes.

As a small piece of trivia, Murata also won two contests at the age of 12 for designing Mega Man robot masters, submitting Dust Man from Mega Man 4 and Crystal Man from Mega Man 5.

Viz Media has acquired the license for the second season in America, meaning that an eventual western release is inevitable.