© ONE, Yusuke Murata / SHUEISHA, Hero Association HQ

Southeast Asian anime channel ANIMAX Asia has announced on Thursday that the Second season of the popular anime series One-Punch Man will be airing on a simulcast basis starting this April.

The upcoming season will premiere on April 10, airing every Wednesday nights at 10:30pm (09:30pm JKT/BKK), which airs within the same day as the Japanese telecast.


The anime channel will also air One-Punch Man’s television special, which will air on Japanese television on Tuesday, one day before the Season 2 premiere.

The television special will air on Tuesday, April 9, at 10:30pm (09:30pm JKT/BKK).


© ONE, Yusuke Murata / SHUEISHA, Hero Association HQ

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 webcomic 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 popular manga is being published in English on a simulpub basis through digital manga services like Viz Media’s Shonen Jump and Shueisha’s Manga Plus.


One-Punch Man’s second season will now be directed by Chikara Sakurai, who previously worked on Naruto Shippuden television and film adaptations, replacing Shingo Natsume, which will be produced by J.C. Staff.

Some of the previous season’s staff will return to the upcoming season, including scriptwriter Tomohiro Suzuki and character designer Chikashi Kubota.

The popular anisong band JAM Project also returned to perform the opening theme song “Seijaku no Apostle”, with the ending theme performed by Makoto Furukawa.


ANIMAX Asia previously aired One-Punch Man’s first season in September 2016, which has since been re-aired on the channel multiple times.

Filipino broadcaster ABS-CBN has aired the first season in Filipino dubbing, first on digital terrestrial channel YeY in November last year, and then on its flagship free-to-air channel the following month.


ANIMAX Asia is available on SKYcable, Cignal TV, SatLite and GSat, as well as several provincial cable providers nationwide. Check your local listings.

For the full schedule and other details, please visit their website at animax-asia.com.