The highly anticipated second season of One Punch Man will be set to premiere on Japanese shores on April 9, and Viz Media has announced that they will be simulcasting the new season on Hulu, as they did with the first season.
One-Punch Man Season 2, Episode 1 premieres April 9th – the same day as Japan! Details and availability regarding the April 2nd special programming in our territory are currently unavailable.
— VIZ (@VIZMedia) March 5, 2019
There will also be a special program for the series that will air in Japan on April 2nd, but Viz has noted that the streaming and distribution rights are not available to them as of now.
One Punch Man previously premiered its first season in Japan and was simulcasted on Hulu from October 4 to December 20, 2015 and was later dubbed and premiered stateside on Toonami from July 16 to October 8, 2016. It is still unknown when a dub will be commissioned or if and when Toonami will air the new season at this time.
As we mention regarding all potential Toonami shows, if you do wish to see One Punch Man return to the block for season 2, we do recommend that you continue giving your support to the show and Toonami overall, and to send your show recommendations to their Facebook page, Jason DeMarco’s ask.fm message box, or by directly tweeting to @Clarknova1 and/or @stupidgill; as well as letting Viz know in their respective social media outlets.
The press release can be seen below:
VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES ONE-PUNCH MAN SEASON 2 PREMIERE EXCLUSIVELY ON HULU
Catch Season 2 On Hulu The Same Day As The Japanese TV Broadcast Premiere
San Francisco, CA, March 4, 2019 – VIZ Media proudly announces the premiere of Season 2 of the hit anime series ONE-PUNCH MAN on April 9th, the same day as the Japanese broadcast.
ONE-PUNCH MAN will be presented in Japanese audio with English subtitles with new episodes every week on Hulu, the streaming home for Season 2 in the U.S. Catch the official trailer for ONE-PUNCH MAN Season 2:
Based on the best-selling manga series created by ONE and illustrated by Yusuke Murata (published by VIZ Media), after three years of “special training,” Saitama’s become so strong that he’s practically invincible. In fact, he’s too strong – even his mightiest opponents are taken out with a single punch. Alongside Genos, his faithful disciple, Saitama begins his official hero duties as a member of the Hero Association, while Garou, a man utterly fascinated by monsters, makes his appearance.
“We’re excited to once again partner with Hulu to bring another action-packed season of ONE-PUNCH MAN to subscribers,” says Brian Ige, Vice President, Animation. “This new addition to the streaming service joins VIZ’s already expansive catalogue of hit series available on Hulu.”
Before Season 2 debuts, catch up on ONE-PUNCH MAN Season 1 or the original manga here. To celebrate the new season launch, the manga will now be a part of the all new Shonen Jump; please visit here for more information!
Additional information on ONE-PUNCH MAN is available at: viz.com/one-punch-man.
About VIZ Media, LLC
Established in 1986, VIZ Media is the premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing. Along with its popular SHONEN JUMP brand and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, DRAGON BALL, SAILOR MOON, and POKÉMON, VIZ Media offers an extensive library of titles and original content in a wide variety of book and video formats, as well as through official licensed merchandise. Owned by three of Japan’s largest publishing and entertainment companies, Shogakukan Inc., Shueisha Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is dedicated to bringing the best titles for English-speaking audiences worldwide.
Learn more about VIZ Media and its properties at viz.com.
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