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Faithful fans eagerly await the return of "One Punch Man" and news has just surfaced that the second batch of episodes is underway. The second season was announced earlier during a Fall Festival event but no release date has been detailed.

Netizen Ken Xyro uploaded an advertisement from Japan, which reveals season 2 "is in progress." The promo is a black-and-white image of a bald yet capped Saitama. Unfortunately, not much is known about how far along production has gone and when fans can expect the new episodes to premiere.

'One Punch Man' season 2 news

"One Punch Man" is one of the breakout anime series in recent years. The show originally aired between October and December 2015. With such a long gap between the show's finale episode and the beginning of the new season, it was expected that season 3 would air sometime in 2017. In a report by iTechPost, Madhouse studio is prioritising the series continuation over "Tokyo Ghoul" season 3.

There are plenty of theories as to what the second season will focus on. Some believe that Saitama may lose his powers then experience his first defeat in the hands of Garou. Garou is a powerful anime who trained under Bang aka Silver Fang. GamesNAnime reported that aside from Garou, we could see Saitama facing off against Psykos and the Monster Association.

On the other hand, other theories include a love interest that will later turn him towards his dark side. As it stands, no plot details have been officially announced so all theories should be taken with a grain of salt.

"One Punch Man" was created by ONE in 2009 and became a viral webcomic sensation. It was picked up as a manga adaptation under Weekly Shonen Jump, noted Comic Book. After this, Madhouse took on the project as an anime adaptation in 2015. It became a well-known superhero parody with sleek action sequences. It follows unassuming Saitama who has incredible strength with no one to match his power.

The series has just been added for streaming on US Netflix and makes the Japanese series available for a wider western audience. The show is available in both the original Japanese with English subtitles and the dubbed English version. During an earlier interview, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings detailed that the company is exploring anime and Bollywood programming.

While the first season is available on Netflix, there's no official confirmation if Netflix will pick up the rights for the second season, noted Polygon. The series is also available on Hulu.