It’s been over two years since the first season of One Punch Man debuted on television and one year since the English dub. In that time, fans have eagerly been awaiting the second season. Moreso than anything, everyone has been waiting to see just when the series will introduce a worthy opponent for the show’s star, and season 2 just might do that.
For the uninitiated, in 2015, One Punch Man broke onto the anime scene in Japan, just a few years after its Manga when viral in 2012. The series, a parody on the typical Shonen world that makes up most of anime culture, tells the story of an overpowered man, Saitama, who has grown bored with fighting because of his ability to defeat enemies in one punch.
While Saitama still acted as a hero throughout, even one that was far less passionate, he was not above fighting anyone who challenged him, including the Ninja Speed of Sound Sonic. Rumors have circulated that the Shinobi would be the first one to defeat One Punch Man in the second season.
This may seem odd considering their first run in saw Saitama accidentally catching the fastest ninja in the world in the crotch with his fist, but there is some merit to the idea. The thing supporting the notion is that Sonic may be eating the mythical Monster Cell to become a monster himself.
Interestingly enough, while the Monser Cell is a thing in the comics, it has yet to be introduced to the show. Not only that, but Sonic hasn’t eaten the Cell in the Manga either.
There are other ideas circulating that it won’t be Sonic who defeats Saitama, but instead could be the Wolfman Garou. The Human Monster would make sense, considering he is Saitama’s foil, almost his complete opposite in every way.
In reality, it could be neither of them though, as the show could just continue to display One Punch Man as undefeatable. Be sure to check back to the site for updates, as well as all of your other Nerdy News and Needs.