Philippine terrestrial broadcaster ABS-CBN has announced in a video uploaded on Friday that One Punch Man is set to air on its flagship channel in January next year.
The popular action comedy anime will make its channel premiere on January 6, airing every Sunday mornings at 09:15am.
This will be the first time that ABS-CBN’s flagship free-to-air channel will air a Japanese anime series in almost three years, since airing Naruto Shippuden’s eighth season from March to June 2016.
Nothing about Saitama passes the eyeball test when it comes to superheroes, from his lifeless expression to his bald head to his unimpressive physique. However, this average-looking guy has a not-so-average problem—he just can’t seem to find an opponent strong enough to take on! (Synopsis from VIZ Media)
One Punch Man is an anime adaptation of a popular web comic by the author “One” published in 2009, which is a parody of the popular kids character Anpanman.
Japanese publisher Shueisha has been publishing a remake of the series since 2012 on its Young Jump Web Comic magazine, which currently has 18 volumes.
The anime adaptation was directed by Shingo Natsume, who worked on the comedy anime series Space Dandy, with scripts handled by Tomohiro Suzuki, who previously worked on anime titles like Tiger and Bunny and Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary movie.
One Piece: Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island movie’s animation director Chikashi Kubota handled character designs, which was produced by anime studio Madhouse.
The first season premiered in Japanese television on October 2015, with a total of 12 episodes. A year later, the show announced that it will be getting a second season, which has been scheduled to premiere in April 2019 and produced by J.C. Staff.
Southeast Asian anime channel ANIMAX Asia first aired One Punch Man’s first season in September 2016, and has been re-aired on the channel several times.
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