Can the fans be hopeful that we will have a season 3? Did the fans’ divided opinions lead to the show’s cancellation? Keep reading to get the best answer!
‘One Punch Man’ is a Japanese animated series created by an artist called ONE. It tells the story of Saitama, a superhero that can defeat any enemy with only one punch. Saitama gets so bored of defeating enemies with only one punch that his journey is to find an opponent that could be levelled to him.
- Why is Saitama the best protagonist you could ever have?
- What happened in season 2?
- Did ‘One Punch Man’ get cancelled?
Why is Saitama the best protagonist you could ever have?
Saitama is definitely a different type of hero. Putting aside all of his power and how easily he defeats his opponents, his charisma is the best superpower he could have. He does not have the posture that most heroes have. He doesn’t consider himself the best at what he does and does not take himself seriously. He is weird, confused, gets mad easily, and is a bald hero, not by choice.
Being a hero, for Saitama, is a hobby. Defeating enemies for him is just a small part of the day. He does it so easily that he worries about mundane things. And that is the whole magic behind this character. People do that too, and we are not heroes (at least not wearing capes and without any superpowers). Having the most powerful human in the world, worrying about finishing the job early so he could go to the supermarket is funny. And most of us do that too.
Saitama’s character breaks that stiff image of the superhero. That is muscular, super tall, and that leaves women falling in love for him wherever he goes. This constant satire of the regular hero is what makes Saitama such a beloved character for ‘One Punch Man’s’ fans.
What happened in season 2?
Season 1 was unanimous for the fans. It really created the ‘One Punch Man’ community across the globe. But season 2 strongly divided opinions, leaving fans disappointed with how the show told Saitama’s story.
The reason for all of this division in opinions is that season 2 was made by a different studio and a different director. Season 1’s director is called Shingo Natsume and the studio that made it is called MadHouse. He was replaced by a studio called JC Staff and their animation director was Shikara Sakurai.
Changing staff and the production companies happen all the time in entertainment. The real reason why it is so heavy on anime is that since it is animated, it has a deep entanglement with the identity of the artist that created it. ‘One Punch Man’ Season 2 clearly has different traits on the drawings and how much CGI was used in the fighting scenes. Fans are left hoping that they will choose the original director and studio for the third season.
Did ‘One Punch Man’ get cancelled?
No, officially it hasn’t. Fans are still hopeful that it will continue. The show is extremely popular, to this day. What worries the fans the most is that the new studio did not put a release date on when season 3 will be out, or if it has been produced or not. Besides the official announcement, fans are mostly worried if the next season comes out if it will be made the same way the second season was.
While nothing official was put out, what’s left for the fans is that first the director and studio change their minds and comes back for the third season!
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