'One Punch Man' season 2 news: Manga can't stretch to whole season; Hero Hunter arc coming with new season?

(Viz Media)Screenshot from the official trailer

Popular anime "One Punch Man" ended its first season run with Saitama finally prevailing over Boros. Now fans wonder who the simple hero will face off next in season 2.

"One Punch Man," which revolves around the powerful hero, Saitama, was a critical success as a manga and as an animated series. Initially created by the mysterious One and remade by Yusuke Murata, the series is one of the more highly-anticipated anime that fans are waiting for.

While it has been confirmed that Yusuke and his team are already working on season 2 of the animated series, fans would have to wait until later this year for it to be aired as there's not enough material. Reports have said that if the series will follow the manga, the chapters that have been published so far are not enough to fill a season comprised of 12 episodes.

There's also the question as to what story line the new season will follow. If "One Punch Man" will stay true to its origins, then season 2 will likely feature the Hero Hunter story arc, which features Garou, the series' most powerful villain.

According to HNGN, the Hero Hunter story arc will pit Saitama against Garou, an old disciple of Silver Fang who was cast out for losing his way, which resulted in the injury of several of his fellow students.

Garou is described as having long, spiky, white hair, yellow eyes, distinctly sharp features and a muscular body. But what makes him a match for Saitama is the fact that the two are very similar, as they both just went beyond what ordinary humans are capable of. This would also mean that the second season of "One Punch Man" would be more intense, with more of Saitama's character and journey revealed.

Aside from Garou, another potential season 2 enemy is Amai Mask. In episode 12 of season 1, the high ranking hero blamed the class heroes for the city's destruction and might be out for payback.

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