Mob Psycho 100
Review by: John Fragglepuss Evans
Genre: Action, Slice of Life, Comedy, Supernatural, Psychic
First Aired: Summer 2016, 12 episodes
Summary: Shigeo “Mob” Kageyama is a seemingly normal eighth-grader except for how he discovered his psychic prowess at a young age. Mob is an introvert that chooses to suppress his power. The problem comes when he reaches a breaking point where he is unable to suppress it any further. At this point his power bursts like a soda that’s been shaken too hard, destroying everything in his path. Mob teams up with some unlikely allies to get by in his day to day life and help him understand his power.
One of his allies is Reigen Arataka, a con artist claiming to be a psychic, who exploits Mob’s powers to earn an easy yen. Some other allies include his school’s bodybuilding club, who accept Mob despite his weak appearance. It’s up to Mob to juggle not only his psychic duties, but also his daily school responsibilities. As if that wasn’t enough to keep him busy, an even greater threat is looming.
Mob Psycho 100 is a fun watch with an entertaining cast of characters. Mob is a socially-awkward guy, but is complemented by the loud-mouthed and smooth-talking Arataka. The episodes work for watching one or two at a time and it’s interesting to watch Mob’s “limit break” fill throughout the episodes.
You might enjoy this if: You want a version of One Punch Man with less superheroes and more psychic abilities.
You might not like it if: You want a dramatic take on the world of the supernatural.
Note to the Viewer: Mob Psycho 100 was created by One, the same as One Punch Man. Some of the animation and humor makes it fairly obvious.
AMV – Lone Digger 100 by Phenom Sage
(Warning, the AMV contains minor spoilers. I figure if you haven’t seen the show, you don’t know what’s getting spoiled anyways, right?)