Why One Punch Man Needs Season 3 To Do Saitama Justice
A punch is undoubtedly one of the most popular manga series of the moment. This manga was adapted from the popular webcomic created by ONE sensei. Its popularity skyrocketed after the webcomic received a manga adaptation and an anime adaptation as well. While action and comedy were a good combination, no series had done this A punch managed to do.
It garnered a worldwide following and the first season was well received to say the least. However, the fan base was deeply disappointed during the second season. The overall execution wasn’t as good as the first, and the quality of the animation was definitely not up to par with the first season.
The series certainly has enough material for it to be renewed for another season.
However, it has been a while since the second season came out. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why the third season of the series is quite pivotal, not only for the plot, but also for the protagonist of the series.
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Why the third season of A punch crucial?
As mentioned earlier, the second season of the show didn’t really go well and that upset some fans. The studio has a lot on its shoulders as its source material was illustrated by Yusuke Murata.
The art style is so good that most fans think the manga is much better than the anime. It’s a similar pressure that studios face when adapting Berserk because the complexity of the drawings is quite high and it is difficult to translate it into anime.
The animation quality of the second season was not as good as the fans wanted. The fight that took place between Boros and Saitama was a masterpiece. The first season of A punch set high standards and the second season fell short.
Another reason why it’s absolutely crucial for the animation studio to pull off the third season is because of the story they’re in. They will adapt the Monsters Association arc, and it is without a doubt the best story arc in the series.
A lot of development takes place in this arc of A punch and it also introduces new characters. Assuming they adapt around 40-45 chapters, their source material will start with chapter 85.
While the focus will be on Garou, Saitama also plays an important role in One punch man. He will liven up the fight between Saitama and Orochi which was beautifully executed in the manga.
Another reason this series needs to do Caped Baldy justice is the importance of the fourth season. If the third season goes well, only then will fans witness the battle between Cosmic Fear Mode Garou and Saitama.
This fight broke the internet and for it to be animated, the third season needs to do a good job of animation and the overall execution of the series. Fans hope that the third season will be announced soon and the technical team will do a good job with the overall production.