ONE’s unconventional mangaka Mob Psycho 100 follows the story of ordinary Shigeo ‘Mob’ Kageyama, an eighth grader who possesses extraordinary psychic powers. As a classic shonen-style tale that features a significantly stronger protagonist, Mob Psycho 100 does not seem so different from its counterparts. However, as soon as the live action begins, readers and viewers realize that this is yet another parody – just like ONE’s previous magnificent work with One-punch man.
This series breaks the conventions of the most popular anime genre, but still manages to maintain its charm and allure. As fans count the days for the Season 3 premiere of this comedic twister, let’s explore how and where newcomers and those who want to refresh their memories can watch and read. Mob Psycho 100.
The plot of Mob Psycho 100
The story of Mob Psycho 100 takes place in a world full of spirits who cause trouble and psychics who have mental superpowers to eradicate them. The sweet and innocent but clumsy Shigeo Kageyama aka Mob – a Japanese word for “background character” – is one such psychic. Being good enough to control his powers in public, Mob decides to work as Arataka Reigen’s apprentice. What Mob doesn’t know, however, is that Reigen is actually a con artist pretending to be an esper, who exploits Mob’s powers to make money.
Mob’s only wish is to impress his childhood friend/longtime crush, Tsubomi Takane, and make himself more desirable. However, with the troubles and threats he faces every day, his pent-up abilities multiply to leave viewers and readers in uncertain territory once Mob reaches his limit.
Where to read the Mob Psycho 100 manga
Written and drawn by ONE, Mob Psycho 100 was serialized on Shogakukan ura sunday webcomic magazine from April 2012 to December 2017. Shogakukan compiled the series into 16 individual volumes which were published from 2012 to 2018. The English version of the series was localized Dark Horse Comics as of April 2018.
The first three chapters are available for free (in Japanese) at ura sunday. The Nook or Kindle versions are available in English at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and many other retailers. For fans who prefer to have psychic copies for their shelves, many book retailers such as Right Stuf Anime, Barnes & Noble, and Walmart offer hard copies of the manga.
Where to watch the anime Mob Psycho 100
In 2015, ura sunday announced that Mob Psycho 100 would receive an animated adaptation. Produced by Studio Bones (FMA: Fraternity, my hero academia, Noragami) and directed by Yuzuru Tachikawa (The attack of the Titans, Steins;Door, Bleach and Chihayafuru), it’s no surprise that the anime received critical acclaim. The show currently has two full seasons and two OVAs, with a third season slated for October 2022.
Mob Psycho 100 is currently available to stream on Crunchyroll and Funimation. The first episode is also available for free on Crunchyroll’s YouTube channel “Crunchyroll Collection”. For those who prefer to own physical releases, the Blu-ray collection can be purchased at various retailers such as Amazon, Walmart, Target, or Right Stuf Anime.
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