The stars have aligned, the world presidents have agreed and Madhouse lost a drinking bet, because for the first time in forever, they’re doing a second season.
This wouldn’t have been at all unexpected if anyone but Madhouse produced it. Regardless, it happened, and at the One Punch Man Fall Festival event held on Sunday somewhere in Japan (overpriced dorayakis included) it was officially announced.
Moreover, a One Punch Man phone app was also confirmed to be in development and one can just hope it’ll be called One Punch Man Go. Is that joke old? It’s old.
To be fair, I might be getting ahead of myself and maybe Madhouse isn’t actually going to animate the second season as they did with the first one. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Bones, which is adapting Mob Psycho 100 right now, did it instead.
It doesn’t really matter to me, because the One Punch Man committee knows what’s good for itself and I’d argue I like Mob Psycho 100 more than I liked One Punch Man. In the case that Madhouse is indeed going to do it, it means that it’ll be the first TV sequel they produce after Chihayafuru back in 2013. I think. I haven’t actually checked.
It also means that it’s time for the cynics of the community to ponder about what other shows could maybe, perhaps, hopefully get a second season. Competitors are Overlord and No Game No Life, chances are on none. I sincerely hope Nana gets a continuation before that happens.
In additional news, Toonami is airing the show with its English dub on its Adult Swim block. Unless you don’t live in the States, in that case we have huganime dot com where it airs twenty four hours a day. It’s amazing, really.