Viz Media has announced that they have acquired the master license to the second season of One Punch Man. This license covers streaming, TV, home video, EST, and merchandising rights for North America, Latin America, and Oceania.
The first episode of the second season of One Punch Man will be screened in August, but an actual start date for the season is yet to be announced. Along with this, the main cast will return to their roles in the second season. The character Garou will be played by Hikaru Midorikawa.
On the production end, Chikara Sakurai will be replacing Shingo Natsume to direct the season at J.C. Staff. Yoshikazu Iwanami is replacing Shoji Hata as sound director. Chikashi Kubota is returning to design the characters, and Tomohiro Suzuki will continue to be in charge of series composition. Then finally, Makoto Miyazaki is also returning to compose the music for the second season.
If you are new to the One Punch Man series and are interested in getting into it, a story synopsis for the first season is below:
The seemingly ordinary and unimpressive Saitama has a rather unique hobby: being a hero. In order to pursue his childhood dream, he trained relentlessly for three years—and lost all of his hair in the process. Now, Saitama is incredibly powerful, so much so that no enemy is able to defeat him in battle. In fact, all it takes to defeat evildoers with just one punch has led to an unexpected problem—he is no longer able to enjoy the thrill of battling and has become quite bored.
This all changes with the arrival of Genos, a 19-year-old cyborg, who wishes to be Saitama’s disciple after seeing what he is capable of. Genos proposes that the two join the Hero Association in order to become certified heroes that will be recognized for their positive contributions to society, and Saitama, shocked that no one knows who he is, quickly agrees. And thus begins the story of One Punch Man, an action-comedy that follows an eccentric individual who longs to fight strong enemies that can hopefully give him the excitement he once felt and just maybe, he’ll become popular in the process.