The official website to the anime adaptation of ONE and Yusuke Murata’s One Punch Man manga has now updated, and revealed new information about the series. First, they revealed that before the anime will air, they will release a TV special on 2nd April. They even revealed a key visual for this TV special:
Sadly, the website did not reveal details for an international release for the TV special. However, they did confirm an international release for various countries like Australia and New Zealand (via AnimeLab), North America (via Hulu), and China (via Youku). The site also confirmed that Nico Nico Live Stream, Netflix, and Amazon Prime Video will all be streaming the second season in Japan. No word for other countries though.
As for the TV anime itself, the website announced that it premieres 9th April. They also revealed that Saitama’s seiyuu, Makoto Furukawa, will be performing the ED theme song, “Chizu ga Nakutemo Modoru kara“.
Much of the cast from season one are also returning to reprise their roles. They include:
- Makoto Furukawa as Saitama
- Kaito Ishikawa as Genos
- Yuuki Kaji as Speed-o’-Sound Sonic
- Aoi Yuuki as Terrible Tornado
- Kazuhiro Yamaji as Silverfang
- Kenjiro Tsuda as Atomic Samurai
- Minami Takayama as Child Emperor
- Tesshou Genda as Metal Knight
- Hiroki Yasumoto as King
- Takahiro Sakurai as Zombieman
- Youji Ueda as Drive Knight
- Daisuke Namikawa as Pig God
- Satoshi Hino as Superalloy Blackluster
- Yuuji Ueda as Watchdog
- Kousuke Toriumi as Flashy Flash
- Katsuyuki Konishi as Tank-top Master
- Wataru Hatano as Metal Bat
- Masaya Onosaka as Puri-Puri Prisoner
- Mamoru Miyano as Amai Mask
- Saori Hayami as Hellish Blizzard
- Yuuichi Nakamura as Mumen Rider
It will also introduce a new character named Garou, and Hikaru Midorikawa is voicing him. Expect the staff to reveal more details about One Punch Man Season 2 soon.
As for the new anime’s soundtrack, the official website also confirmed that JAM Project will also be returning. They will once again be performing the anime’s OP song, much like they did for the first season. Chikara Sakurai will be acting as the new director for this second season, replacing Shingo Natsume. Meanwhile, JC Staff will be One Punch Man’s new studio, replacing Madhouse.