After months of speculation, the staff behind the much anticipated anime adaptation of Yusuke Murata's original manga "ONE," has officially announced "One Punch Man" season 2 on its official Twitter account.
Reports said Saitama and the rest of the gang will be back by October 2017. However, rumors have it that the plot of "One Punch Man" season 2 will be different from that of the manga, primarily because the first season has already used a lot of material from the manga story. "One Punch Man" official Twitter page also advised fans to follow their account and the official website for upcoming announcements.
Fan speculations are "One Punch Man" Season 2 will reveal Saitama's hidden powers. While most of the reports are still unverified to date, theories suggest that Saitama will have invisibility and regenerative powers. It can be recalled that fans were only given a few clues on the extent of Saitama's powers as he almost always defeated enemies with just one punch. There are also rumors of Saitama's siblings possibly appearing on the show.
The season one left off with Saitama's out-of-this-world fight with Boros (he literally found himself on the moon) and his one-punch victory with Pluton, the king of the underworld in post-credit scenes. Six Original Video Animations (OVAs) were also released featuring Saitama's training and events that happened in between episodes.
Saitama might also face more challenges in "One Punch Man" season 2. More powerful enemies are to be expected and fans may witness Saitama's first loss. Among potential opponents are Lord Boros, who was presumably killed in the first season, and Saitama's apprentice, Genos, who will part ways with him and probably become an enemy. Other speculations say the hero will also be facing love problems, which will affect his fights negatively.
"One Punch Man" is also extending its media platforms with a smartphone game application to be released next year, as announced during the "One Punch Man Fall Festival" event last Sunday, Anime News Network reported.