The break is to get prepared for the next arc in the series
Shortly after the release of the latest One-Punch Man manga chapter this week, illustrator Yusuke Murata went to Twitter to announce that the series will be taking a break for "around a month" to "prepare for the future" of the series with the staff to confirm a return date at a later time. Murata also revealed that when the heroic series returns it will be with a brand new arc.
次回から新シリーズなんですが、これからに向けて１ヶ月ほどお休みをいただきます。新エピソードの掲載予定日は決まり次第告知をさせていただきますのでよろしくお願い致します。— 村田雄介 (@NEBU_KURO) August 18, 2022
One-Punch Man's latest chapter capped off the long-running arc featuring Garou as the main foil to Saitama's discounted shopping sales. The redrawn version of the series, written by original creator One and illustrated by Yusuke Murata, is released on Shueisha's Tonari no Young Jump platform, with an English version being released on the Shonen Jump app.
One-Punch Man, Ch. 167: Genos and Saitama try to make sense of a fight so powerful it defies the rules of time and space! Read it FREE from the official source! https://t.co/9q9kyVSN0u pic.twitter.com/Kpp1N8YxLu— Shonen Jump (@shonenjump) August 17, 2022
As the final chapter of the arc release, One-Punch Man also confirmed that a third season of the TV anime adaptation is in production. Crunchyroll streams the anime, which is described as such:
Saitama started out being a hero just for fun. After three years of “special” training, he became so powerful that he can defeat opponents with a single punch. Now, alongside Genos, his faithful cyborg disciple, Saitama is ready to begin his official duties as a professional hero working with the Hero Association.
However, the frequency of monster appearances is surging and it increasingly appears as if the Great Seer Madame Shibabawa’s prediction about the Earth’s doom is coming true. In the midst of this crisis, the “hero hunter” Garou makes his own appearance.
Source: Yusuke Murata on Twitter
Daryl Harding is a Senior Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.