VIZ Media announces the premiere of Season 2 of the anime series One-Punch Man on April 9, 2019, 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.
Based on the best-selling manga series created by ONE and illustrated by Yusuke Murata, 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.”
The official website for the One-Punch Man anime has announced that a special will air on April 2, 2019. At the same time, VIZ Media has announced that it will start streaming the first subtitled episode as a Hulu exclusive on April 9, 2019, “the same day as Japanese broadcast.”
The anime’s website describes the April 2, 2019 airing in Japan as the “broadcast premiere commemorative special.” VIZ Media stated that “details and availability in the U.S. are currently unavailable” for the April 2, 2019 special announced in Japan.
The anime’s website also lists the streaming services AnimeLab for Australia and New Zealand, Anime Digital Network for France, Anime on Demand for Germany and Austria, and Youku for Mainland China. It will be available streaming in Japan on 24 services, including Nico Nico Live Stream, Netflix, and Amazon Prime Video.
The site also announced that Makoto Furukawa, the voice actor for Saitama, will perform the ending theme song “Chizu ga Nakutemo Modoru kara,” (Even Without a Map, I’ll Return).
Singer-songwriter Ricardo Cruz is responsible for creating the song that will be the main theme of the second season of the One-Punch Man anime.
The Brazilian is part of the Japanese super group JAM Project, a dream team of singers who have recorded quite a few theme songs for anime series.
“baptized in the West of Uncrowned Greatest Hero” (“静寂のアポストル” – Seijaku no Apostle in Japan) will be the opening of the second season of One-Punch Man that premieres in April 2019, replacing another song of the JAM Project, “The Hero,” the theme of the first season. The single will be released in Japan on April 24, 2019.
It is the first time that a Brazilian composed a soundtrack for an original anime in Japan.
In Brazil, Ricardo recorded Portuguese versions for the anime Hunter x Hunter, Saint Seiya, and most recently two Dragon Ball Super ending themes, which were screened by Cartoon Network in South America.
The singer also participates in a Brazilian group called Danger 3.