One-punch man has been confirmed for a third season of its anime adaptation, but many questions remain. One of the biggest questions fans are theorizing about is which anime studio will bring Saitama’s adventures to life. With the first season created by Madhouse and the second created by JC Staff, we took the opportunity to determine if any of these animation houses will return to the franchise or if a new anime studio will arrive.
Although the second season was considered controversial, it’s entirely possible that JC Staff will return, as the series is familiar with Saitama’s fight against the Monster Association. While the third season is expected to continue the overall arc, bringing back the animation house that was tasked with launching the assault on the heroes, as well as introducing viewers to the maniacal martial artist known as Garou, the animators from season two might not be the highest pick on fans’ list, but they would definitely make sense to return for season three.
When it comes to potential new recruits who could take on the anime adaptation, anime fans’ minds might wander to MAPPA, with the animation house notorious for its wild work schedule. . With people like Chainsaw Man, Jujutsu Kaisen, The God of High School, and Attack on Titan’s final season as part of its resume, the studio is well versed in major action scenes, including One-punch man is well known for.
Another likely candidate is Studio BONES, a choice that makes sense as they have experience animating another series from the creator of One-punch man, Mob Psycho 100. While BONES certainly has a lot to do with My Hero Academia’s sixth season and Mob Psycho 100’s third season, ironically both returning in October, adding The Adventures of Saitama to its roster could be a worthwhile addition.
Finally, many fans might like to see Madhouse return, as the first season is considered one of the best shows in the realm of anime in general. Certainly bring back the studio that put The man with one fist the anime on the card would be a solid choice for many.
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