Viz Media Licenses One-Punch Man Season 2
posted on by Karen Ressler
Viz Media announced on Wednesday that it has acquired the master license the upcoming second anime season based on ONE and Yuusuke Murata's One-Punch Man manga. The license covers digital streaming, TV broadcast, electronic sell-through, home media, and merchandising rights for North America, Latin America and Oceania.
Chikara Sakurai (Magimoji Rurumo, episode director for Naruto Shippūden) is replacing Shingo Natsume to direct the season at J.C. Staff (Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma, Children of the Whales). Madhouse animated the first season.
Yoshikazu Iwanami (Girls und Panzer, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure) is replacing Shoji Hata as sound director. Chikashi Kubota (Corpse Princess: Aka, FLCL 2) is returning to design the characters, and Tomohiro Suzuki (ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept.) is again in charge of series composition. Makoto Miyazaki (Triage X, Dragon Crisis!) is also returning to compose the music.
The main cast are reprising their roles in the second season. Hikaru Midorikawa will play the character Garou.
Madhouse and director Shingo Natsume's first 12-episode anime season aired in Japan from October-December 2015. Viz Media and Daisuki both streamed the series outside of Japan as it aired. The anime premiered with an English dub on Adult Swim's Toonami block in July 2016.
Viz Media released the series on home video in North America. The company's Blu-ray Disc/DVD combo pack shipped with six original video anime (OVA) episodes last April. Each OVA episode features a completely original story written by the manga's original author ONE.