One-Punch Man Season 2 Anime's Home Video Releases Delayed 2 Months in Japan
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The official website for the second season of the One Punch Man anime revealed on Monday that the show's staff are delaying the season's planned Blu-ray Disc and DVD releases by two months. The first release, which was planned for release on August 27 with a new 10-minute original video anime (OVA) titled "#01: Saitama to Sokosoko no Nōryokumono-tachi" (Saitama and Those With Reasonable Abilities), will now ship on October 25. Each of the other five home video releases will ship once a month from November through March 2020. The video below advertises the first home video release.
The website has not confirmed if the other home video releases will include OVAs, similar to each of the six releases for the anime's first season. The first home video release for season 2 will include English subtitles, similar to the releases of the first season.
The new season began with a television special on April 2, then then the first episode premiered on October 9. Viz Media acquired the master license to the second anime season, including digital streaming, TV broadcast, electronic sell-through, home media, and merchandising rights for North America, Latin America and Oceania. The company is streaming the show as a Hulu exclusive. Crunchyroll is streaming the series in Europe, excluding French- and German-speaking Europe, and in the Middle East and North Africa.
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.
Madhouse and director Shingo Natsume's first 12-episode anime season based on ONE and Yūsuke Murata's One-Punch Man manga 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 first season on home video in North America.