Mob Psycho 100 Anime Review – On one side the second season of One Punch Man Anime was announced and on the other side Mob Psycho 100 Anime ended today. Both the Anime series i.e One Punch Man and Mob Psycho 100 are adapted from the work of author ONE and both of them are exceptional.
One Punch Man is pure super hero action gag anime based on the western culture and Mob Psycho 100 is based on Youkai, Evil Spirts and Psychic which brings it closer to the Japanese culture and mythology. However they have one difference and that is – One Punch Man doesn’t have fixed plot. Each day new villain and new things to see while on the other hand Mob Psycho 100 has a fixed and deep plot which makes it more interesting to watch.
No doubt both the series are high quality material but i think Mob Psycho 100 is a long running series and One Punch Man is short running series. Because of which i feel that 12 episodes for Mob Psycho 100 Anime is not enough. So lets review it further to make the explanation more simpler.
Kageyama Shigeo (a.k.a. “Mob”) is a 8th grader with psychic abilities. He could bend spoons and lift objects with his mind from a young age, but he slowly began to withhold from using his abilities in public due to the negative attention he kept receiving. Now, the only thing he wants is to become friends with a girl in his class, Tsubomi. With his psychic “mentor” (who has no psychic powers), he continues his daily life, attempting to realize his purpose in life.
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Mob Psycho 100 Anime Review
ONE has likeness for overpowered main characters, Not only One Punch Man but Mob Psycho 100 also has main character who is overpowered psychic. But unlike Saitama he is not bored with his power its more like he hesitates to fight at full power every time because he ends up destroying everything around him!
So basically Mob is hesitating to use his power and on top of it he doesn’t know the cause. That’s when he meet “Arakata Reigen” a self-proclaimed great psychic who actually has no powers. He figures that Kageyama Shigeo a.k.a Mob is in delimma regarding the use of his powers so he sweet talks telling that he should use his powers to help people instead of using them to hurt others. Mob and makes him to work for him. He takes orders of exorcisms of evil spirits from people and asks Mob to exorcise it and instead Reigen earns great money out of which he gives only little to Mob.
Even though he is making use of Mob’s power to earn money but his advice, his inspirational words which he always uses to sweet talk Mob actually acts as an inspiration and Mob begins to visualize the path he should walk. Mob is actually pretty dense and that’s why he believes Reigen even though he is fake. And this is actually quite funny, i think for me Reigen is favorite character then the main character Mob himself. Mob is third on the list, second one is the evil spirit “Dimple” who joins the Mob’s gang later.
Mob is only good in specializing his powers but in all different things he is sucks, that means, he is not good in studies also his physical abilities are not good and he can’t even talk to girl who he has his crush on. In other words his dense attitude and how he sucks in all other things despite having great psychic abilities acts as a great asset in elevating the comic scenes in the series. When you will watch Mob Psycho 100 Anime, you will instantly figure out that the story or you could say the plot of the story is deep than you think.
Our main character battles many people in the series as it progresses forward, which slowly uncovers the secret that an organization called “Claw” is after psychics and their powers so they could dominate the world! Mob’s brother Ritsu gets caught up in the mess and that happens right after he awakens his psychic powers. Mob and his friends destroy the Japanese division which is also known as “7th Division” and save Ritsu and other psychics too and that’s where the series ends but it reveals that something big is about to happen.
Fight Scenes and Animation and Art
The fight scenes in the series are excellent and the level of excitement you receive after watching those fighting scenes is literally awesome, so much awesome that i don’t even have proper words to describe it. They are well executed and the rough animation and ONE’s original artwork even makes it better.
People usually say that the art of the Anime sucks but for those who don’t know, The author who wrote Mob Psycho 100 and One Punch Man don’t know how to draw. If you originally read the web comic of One Punch Man, you will see the same level of art that Mob Psycho 100 has, or i think, its even worse.
One Punch Man was later re-illustrated by Murata Yusuke, the one who illustrated Eyeshield 21. On the other hand Mob Psycho 100 was not re-illustrated that’s why the Anime has the original art style. Some may think art as a drawback but its quite opposite. The rough and messy art suits the best for the world of Mob Psycho 100.
Mob Psycho 100 Season 2
When will Mob Psycho 100 Season 2 come out? This is one major question that every person has in their mind after Mob Psycho 100 Anime ended today. And its quite plausible, why? well that’s because its no doubt that Mob Psycho 100 was a good Anime but people are not currently satisfied with how it ended, that’s because the story is so big that the animators and the studio was not able to fight it in the span of 12 episodes.
However for the series to receive second season, it must be popular with the audience from Japan. If the DVD and Bluray discs of Mob Psycho 100 Anime and Manga along with other accessories are selling well and then the series will definitely get second season. One Punch Man stirred up a huge storm the Anime industry with its unique content and people loved it all and thus the series received a huge amount of popularity. Because which One Punch Man Season 2 was announced. For now we have to just hope that Mob Psycho 100 will get popular.
Also for Mob Psycho 100 Season 2 the manga should have a sufficient amount of content and if there is no content the season 2 will take time. The Mob psycho 100 Anime covers 50 chapters and ONE has released total 96 chapters, So its safe to assume that we won’t get to see the second season of Mob Psycho 100 Anime for a while, if i were to assume it may take 1 year or more than that.
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