One-Punch Man is an anime series that packs a serious punch with almost no filler. It follows the exploits of Saitama, a powerful hero who can defeat almost any adversary with a single punch.
The first season of the anime version of One-Punch Man follows closely to the manga series. But what makes One-Punch Man unique is that the manga itself is actually based on a web comic. The manga improves upon the art work and style of the web comic, while also making the tone of the story more serious in nature – which the anime series draws most of its material from.
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How Much Filler is in One-Punch Man?
Updated on November, 8 2021
One-Punch Man has aired since 2015 and is still currently in production. A total of 24 episodes have been broadcasted. With no anime-only episodes, One-Punch Man is currently 0% filler.
Quick Filler & Canon Lists
Complete Filler List
|1||The Strongest Man||Canon||10/04/2015|
|2||The Lone Cyborg||Canon||10/11/2015|
|3||The Obsessive Scientist||Canon||10/18/2015|
|4||The Modern Ninja||Canon||10/25/2015|
|5||The Ultimate Master||Canon||11/01/2015|
|6||The Terrifying City||Canon||11/08/2015|
|7||The Ultimate Disciple||Canon||11/15/2015|
|8||The Deep Sea King||Canon||11/22/2015|
|11||The Dominator of the Universe||Canon||12/13/2015|
|12||The Strongest Hero||Canon||12/20/2015|
|13||Return of the Hero||Canon||04/09/2018|
|14||The Human Monster||Canon||04/16/2019|
|15||The Hunt Begins||Canon||04/23/2019|
|16||The Metal Bat||Canon||04/30/2019|
|17||The Martial Arts Tournament||Canon||05/07/2019|
|18||The Monster Uprising||Canon||05/14/2019|
|19||The Class S Heroes||Canon||05/21/2019|
|20||The Resistance of the Strong||Canon||05/28/2019|
|21||The Troubles of the Strongest||Canon||06/11/2019|
|22||Justice Under Siege||Canon||06/18/2019|
|23||The Varieties of Pride||Canon||06/25/2019|
|24||The Wiping of the Disciple||Canon||07/02/2019|
Our Guide to One-Punch Man Story Arcs
In One-Punch Man, the world is ravaged by powerful monsters. The world government forms a Hero Association to enlist superheroes to deal with the threat. That’s where Saitama comes in…
The protagonist of One-Punch Man is an unranked superhero with the ability to defeat almost any foe with a single punch, but he does it mostly for the fun of it.
The anime series follows Saitama as he begins to take this hero stuff more seriously and trains to enhance his skills and rise up in the ranks.
Canon Story Arc List
Season 1 of the anime adaptation is all canon. It covers most of the Introduction Saga and most of the Hero Association Saga, including the following story arcs:
- Saitama Introduction Arc (Episode 1)
- House of Evolution Arc (Episodes 2 – 3)
- Paradise Group Arc (Episode 4)
Hero Association Saga:
- National Superhero Registry Arc (Episodes 5 – 6)
- Rumored Monster Arc (Episode 6)
- Giant Meteor Arc (Episode 7)
- Sea Monster Arc (Episodes 8 – 9)
- Alien Conquerors Arc (Episodes 10 – 12)
Unlike the manga, Season 1 does not include the King Arc from the Hero Association Saga.
One-Punch Man Season 3 Premiere Date & Streaming
It has been several years since Season 1 and 2 were released, but thankfully eager fans can expect a 3rd season in the summer of 2022.