If you’re trying to figure out where to watch One-Punch Man online, we can help.
Surprisingly, it can feel both easy and hard to find this clever and fun anime series. On the one hand, a lot of legal websites do offer One-Punch Man.
However, some of those choices are way better than others. Some streaming services only have one season, limited language options, or obnoxious, unblockable ads. We can help you eliminate the bad ones, and find the good ones.
This article will also explain how to use a VPN to stream anime.
One-Punch Man Basics
A manga creator known as “One” created One-Punch Man as a superhero webcomic in 2009. (One also made Mob Pyscho 100)
Starting in 2012, One and artist Yusuke Murata redrew the comic as a digital manga for Tonari no Young Jump. In 2015, the redrawn manga was adapted into an anime series. A second season was made in 2019. Fans will be glad to know that a future third season was announced in 2022.
The series deconstructs and parodies the typical superhero/ shonen story. It features Saitama, a hero who is so powerful, he can defeat any opponent with little effort. What does a superhero do when he gets bored?
List of Places to Watch One-Punch Man Online
- Apple TV
Note: All of the places listed are legal, licensed websites. You will find no pirate sites here.
Where to Watch One-Punch Man Online
Netflix has the first season of One-Punch Man in the United States. Hong Kong Netflix has both seasons, in Japanese with English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Indonesian, Malay, Thai, and Vietnamese subtitles.
Depending upon where you live, you may need a VPN to watch One-Punch Man on Netflix.
How to Watch One Punch Man on Netflix via VPN
This method works on both desktop PCs and mobile phones or tablets.
- Purchase (or start a free trial) of a VPN. I can confirm that NordVPN works for this purpose.
- In the settings, choose Hong Kong as your location.
- Fire up the VPN and wait for it to do its magic
- Once you’re connected, navigate to Netflix (browser or app)
- Search “One Punch Man” in the Netflix search bar and you should see the anime pop up.
Enjoy! Please note that if your Netflix library doesn’t update to reflect the country you selected in your VPN, you may have to clear the Netflix cache first and try again.
To do this on mobile, go to settings -> apps -> Netflix -> clear cache. To do this on PC, you have to clear the cache in your web browser.
I’ve had no trouble using this method and I still use NordVPN to watch anime from various Netflix country libraries daily.
- A large library of anime and non-anime titles
- Both seasons available in some areas
- A lot of language options in some areas
- Limited options in some areas
Language options: In the United States, Japanese or dubbed into Spanish with English or Spanish subtitles (season 1 only). In Hong Kong, Japanese with English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Indonesian, Malay, Thai, and Vietnamese subtitles (both seasons).
Price: $9.99 basic; $15.49 standard; $19.99 premium.
In the U.S., Crunchyroll has the first season of One-Punch Man, with English, Latin American Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese subtitles. However, some nations have different language options, and others have the second season. A full listing would take too long, but they include:
- Canada — the same as the U.S. for season 1; adds European Spanish and Portuguese for season 2
- Great Britain and Spain — English, Latin American and European Spanish, Italian, Brazilian and European Portuguese, Russian, and Arabic subtitles for season 2 only. Also French dubbing for seasons 1 and 2.
- Germany — German subtitles and dubs for both seasons. French dubs for both seasons.
You don’t need a premium account to watch One-Punch Man on Crunchyroll.
- A huge library of anime titles
- Free viewing option includes One-Punch Man
- A lot of language options
- Not all seasons are available in the U.S.
- Not all language options are available in all areas
Language options: In the U.S., Japanese with English, Latin American Spanish, or Brazilian Portuguese subtitles (season 1 only). See above for international options.
Price: Free, limited-viewing account option; $7.99 for “fan” level; $9.99 for “mega fan”; and $14.99 for “ultimate fan.”
Streaming service Tubi has the first season of One-Punch Man. The service is ad-supported, but a good ad blocker can help. It’s also only available in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Panama, Guatemala, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ecuador, Australia, and New Zealand.
The language choices are also limited. Still, it’s free.
- It’s free
- Limited number of countries
- Only one season
Language options: Japanese with English subtitles
Price: It’s free
Hulu has both seasons of One-Punch Man, in English subtitled and dubbed versions.
It’s not related to Hulu Japan. To watch Hulu, you have to be in the U.S., which includes Puerto Rico, and overseas U.S. military bases. Of course, a VPN could help.
- Both seasons of One-Punch Man, both subbed and dubbed
- Limited language options
- Only available in limited regions
- Pay more to remove ads (an ad blocker might help)
Language options: Japanese with English subtitles; English dubbed
Price: Multiple plans, including Hulu with ads, $7.99/ month; Hulu without ads, $14.99/ month. Hulu (with ads) Disney+ bundle , $13.99/ month; Hulu (without ads) Disney+ bundle, $19.99/ month. One-month free trial available for new customers.
5. Apple TV
If you have Apple TV, you can buy both seasons of One-Punch Man. The episodes are English dubbed.
You don’t have to subscribe to the premium Apple TV+ service to get the episodes.
- You can buy a permanent, digital copy of the episodes
- In the long run, buying is more expensive than subscribing to a streaming service
- Limited language options for this series
Language options: English dubbed
Price: $2.99 an episode; $28.99 for a season; Apple will subtract the cost of any episodes which you already purchased from the season price.
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