The fall 2015 anime series One-Punch Man has been mostly quiet recently without too much in the way of news ahead of its premiere but the debut of the third promotional video has changed that. The new piece from Bandai Visual clocks in at just over two minutes and has revealed an October 5th, 2015 debut for the series, which we know is getting some extensive streaming this fall. The series will be streaming from Viz Media and Daisuki.
We learned previously that JAM Project will be doing the opening theme and that the ending theme is being performed by Hiroko Moriguchi. The songs are THE HERO !! ~Okoreru Kobushi ni Hi wo Tsukero~ and Hoshi yori Saki ni Mitsukete Ageru respectively.
Initial casting was revealed previously with Makoto Furukawa on board to play Saitama, Kaito Ishikawa will be playing Genos, Yuuki Kaji as Speed of Sound Sonic and Aoi Yuki as Tornado of Terror. Supporting cast includes Yūichi Nakamura as License-less Rider, Kazuhiro Yamaji as Silver Fang, Hiroki Yasumoto as King, Takahiro Sakurai as Zombieman, Katsuyuki Konishi as Tanktop Master, Saori Hayami as Blizzard of Hell and Mamori Miyano as Sweet Mask.
New casting now includes:
- Kenjiro Tsuda as Atomic Samurai
- Minami Takayama as Child Emperor
- Tesshô Genda as Metal Knight
- Youji Ueda as Drive Knight
- Daisuke Namikawa as Pig God
- Satoshi Hino as Superalloy Blackluster
- Yuji Ueda as Watchdog Man
- Kousuke Toriumi as Flashy Flash
- Wataru Hatano as Metal Bat
- Masaya Onosaka as Puri-puri Prisoner
The anime adaptation is being produced by Madhouse for the animation with Shingo Natsume set to direct based on the overall scripts by Tomohiro Suzuki. Chikashi Kubota is on board to handle the character designs for it. The series is set to debut in October of this year.
The manga comes from ONE and Yusuke Murata, which began in 2012 in Tonari no Young Jump online after it was originally started back in 2009 by Murata online. The manga has six volumes released so far, making it easy to imagine this will be a single season series when it lands.
Viz Media has is releasing the manga in North America in both print and digital form.
Plot concept: In this new action-comedy, everything about a young man named Saitama screams “AVERAGE,” from his lifeless expression, to his bald head, to his unimpressive physique. However, this average-looking fellow doesn’t have your average problem… He’s actually a superhero that’s looking for tough opponents! The problem is, every time he finds a promising candidate he beats the snot out of them in one punch. Can Saitama finally find an evil villain strong enough to challenge him? Follow Saitama through his hilarious romps as he searches for new bad guys to challenge!
[Casting via MAL ]