One Punch Man Season 2 is a series a lot of fans can’t wait for. However, with changes in the studio and director it appears that production might be more difficult than expected. As of February 6. 2018 there is still no release date officially announced which might indicate that this great anime will not air in summer 2018.
Madhouse and Chikara Sakurai the won’t be returning for season 2
When hit anime One Punch Man comes back for its second season, the studio that handled it the first time around won’t be returning. Madhouse did season one, which debuted in 2015. That studio has an impressive resume, animating some of the most iconic modern anime, such as Perfect Blue, Death Note, and Paprika. Season two, however, will be animated by J.C. Staff. Also, season one’s original director Shingo Natsume won’t be returning, and Chikara Sakurai will instead be taking the helm.
Interpretation of the news by Frederique Baumgartner – Anime correspondent of VimmboxAnime
It appears that the workload of animating this series which relies on amazing action scenes might be a bit overwhelming for Madhouse. It’s known that they outsourced a lot of animation work for the first season to other studios. That’s why J.C Staff, which is a much larger studio than Madhouse, might be the right studio to pull this amazing feat of.
Image: Poster by Madhouse