Adult Swim‘s Toonami programming block announced on Wednesday that the second season of the One-Punch Man anime will premiere on Toonami on October 12.
The new season began with a television special on April 2, then the first episode premiered in Japan on April 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 streamed the show with English subtitles as a Hulu exclusive. Crunchyroll streamed the series in Europe, excluding French- and German-speaking Europe, and in the Middle East and North Africa.
The series will have a new 10-minute original video anime (OVA) included in the anime’s first Blu-ray Disc/DVD volume on October 25.
Chikara Sakurai (Magimoji Rurumo, episode director for Naruto Shippūden) replaced 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.