The second season of One-Punch Man is underway and the official site is rolling out a new preview. The seventeenth episode of the series is set to land on May 7th, 2019, and they’ve got the first preview piece for it. The show has its distribution in the US handled by Viz Media as they work through Hulu with it while Tubi handles it in Canada. Crunchyroll is coming through for European subscribers as they’ve picked the show up for members with it open to viewers in Europe, excluding French Speaking Europe and German-Speaking Europe, and MENA. They expect to set up for Italian speaking territories to launch later this year.
The new season has Chikara Sakurai on board as the director and instead of Madhouse animating it, the series will be animated by J.C. Staff.
Check out our review of the first season.
The anime adaptation for the first season was produced by Madhouse for the animation with Shingo Natsume set to direct based on the overall scripts by Tomohiro Suzuki. Chikashi Kubota worked on the character designs for it.
The cast for the TV series includes Makoto Furukawa on board to play Saitama, Kaito Ishikawa will be playing Genos, Yuuki Kaji as Speed of Sound Sonic and Aoi Yuki as Tornado of Terror. Supporting cast includes Yūichi Nakamura as License-less Rider, Kazuhiro Yamaji as Silver Fang, Hiroki Yasumoto as King, Takahiro Sakurai as Zombieman, Katsuyuki Konishi as Tanktop Master, Saori Hayami as Blizzard of Hell, Mamori Miyano as Sweet Mask, Kenjiro Tsuda as Atomic Samurai, Minami Takayama as Child Emperor, Tesshô Genda as Metal Knight, Youji Ueda as Drive Knight, Daisuke Namikawa as Pig God, Satoshi Hino as Superalloy Blackluster, Yuji Ueda as Watchdog Man, Kousuke Toriumi as Flashy Flash, Wataru Hatano as Metal Bat and Masaya Onosaka as Puri-puri Prisoner.
The manga comes from ONE and Yusuke Murata, which began in 2012 in Tonari no Young Jump online after it was originally started back in 2009 by Murata online and Viz Media is releasing the manga in North America in both print and digital form.
Plot concept: Saitama started out being a hero just for fun. After three years of “special” training, he became so powerful that he can defeat opponents with a single punch. Now, alongside Genos, his faithful cyborg disciple, Saitama is ready to begin his official duties as a professional hero working with the Hero Association.
However, the frequency of monster appearances is surging and it increasingly appears as if the Great Seer Madame Shibabawa’s prediction about the Earth’s doom is coming true. In the midst of this crisis, the “hero hunter” Garou makes his own appearance.