'One Punch Man' season 2 air date, spoilers, rumors: Saitama to turn evil? More challenges ahead, King's true identity may be revealed

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After confirming that season 2 of “One Punch Man” is in development, details regarding the production of the hit anime series remain under wraps. However, it has not stopped fans from theorizing what may appear in the follow-up narrative.

According to Anime News Network, season 2 will have a longer run than the original installment. If the latter had 12 episodes, the upcoming installment is said to have 19 episodes. However, a specific release date has not been scheduled yet.

Rumors are rife that the protagonist, Saitama, will likely become the villain when he returns to the small screen. This speculation reportedly gained traction when an apparent leaked first episode made its rounds online featuring the hero seemingly angry at a group of people.

Meanwhile, others believe that he may turn into an evil persona after experiencing heartbreak. For the first time in the series, Saitama is said to be involved in a love triangle possibly between Class S hero Tatsumaki and her sister Fubuki, who is in Class B.

On the other hand, there are also the alleged appearances of new opponents that will challenge the ability of the lead character. These include Garou who is referred to as “Time Bomb” and “Monster Admirer”; the Class S hero called King, described as very frightening that even monsters are afraid of him; and the possible return of Lord Boros as he attempts to avenge his prior loss. Among the three, it is deemed that Lord Boros will provide the biggest battle for the new installment as he apparently becomes a lot stronger than how he was in the freshman run.

In addition, fans may also expect that the true identity of King may be revealed. Assumptions suggest that although he has a faade of a tough and mighty fighter whose path should not be crossed by anyone, Saitama will eventually find out that he could be faking it.

Since there is no official synopsis revealed yet, available information should be taken with a grain of salt.