Mob Psycho 100

Mob Psycho 100 (Japanese: モブサイコ100, Hepburn: Mobu Saiko Hyaku) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by ONE. It was serialized on Shogakukan's Ura Sunday website from April 2012 to December 2017. It has been also available online on Shogakukan's mobile app MangaOne since December 2014. Shogakukan compiled its chapters into sixteen tankōbon volumes.

Mob Psycho 100
Mob Psycho 100 manga vol 1.jpg
Cover for the first manga volume featuring Mob.
モブサイコ100
(Mobu Saiko Hyaku)
GenreAction, comedy, supernatural[1]
Manga
Written byONE
Published byShogakukan
English publisher
ImprintUra Sunday Comics
Magazine
  • Ura Sunday
  • MangaOne
DemographicShōnen
Original runApril 18, 2012December 22, 2017
Volumes16 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed byYuzuru Tachikawa
Produced by
  • Akio Matsuda
  • Hirotsugu Ogisu
  • Yūki Nagano (#1–13)
  • Jun Fukuda (#1–13)
  • Yukihiro Itō (#1–13)
  • Hidetaka Kōndō (#14–25)
  • Masahiko Minami (#14–25)
  • Sōji Miyagi (#14–25)
  • Shinji Ōmori (#14–25)
Written by
  • Hiroshi Seko (#1–17, #20–25)
  • Yuzuru Tachikawa (#18–19)
Music byKenji Kawai
StudioBones
Licensed byCrunchyroll
Original networkTokyo MX, ytv, BS Fuji, TV Asahi Channel 1
English network
Original run July 12, 2016 April 1, 2019
Episodes25 (List of episodes)
Television drama
Directed byKōichi Sakamoto
Produced byFuminori Kobayashi
Written by
Music byGo Sakabe
StudioTV Tokyo
Licensed byNetflix
Original networkTV Tokyo, BS Japan, TV Wakayama, ABA
Original run January 18, 2018 April 5, 2018
Episodes12
Original video animation
Reigen -The Miraculous Unknown Psychic-
Directed byYuzuru Tachikawa
Written byHiroshi Seko
Music byKenji Kawai
StudioBones
ReleasedMarch 18, 2018
Runtime60 minutes
Manga
Reigen
Written byONE
Published byShogakukan
English publisher
Dark Horse Comics
ImprintUra Sunday Comics
Magazine
  • Ura Sunday
  • MangaOne
DemographicShōnen
Original runMarch 19, 2018February 19, 2019
Volumes1
Original video animation
The Spirits and Such Consultation Office's First Company Outing ~A Healing Trip that Warms the Heart~
Directed byYuzuru Tachikawa
StudioBones
ReleasedSeptember 25, 2019
Runtime24 minutes
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An anime television series adaptation has been produced by Bones. The first season aired between July and September 2016, followed by a second season, aired between January and April 2019. A live-action adaptation aired from January to April 2018. A spin-off manga series, titled Reigen, was serialized in Shogakukan MangaOne app in 2018.

In North America, Dark Horse Comics licensed the manga for English publication in 2018. Meanwhile, Crunchyroll licensed the anime series for streaming, with an English dub produced by Funimation in December 2016, and broadcast on Adult Swim's Toonami block in October 2018.

Mob Psycho 100 had over 1.2 million copies in circulation as of July 2016. In 2017, the manga won the 62nd Shogakukan Manga Award in the shōnen category.

PlotEdit

Shigeo Kageyama is an average middle school boy, nicknamed Mob (モブ, Mobu, wasei eigo for "background character") for lacking a sense of presence. Although he looks like an inconspicuous person, he is in fact a powerful esper with immense psychic power. To keep from losing control of this power, he constantly lives a life under an emotional shackle. In order to help learn how to control his abilities, Mob works as an assistant to con-man Reigen Arataka, a self-proclaimed psychic. Mob wants to live a normal life just like those around him, but a barrage of trouble keeps coming after him. With his suppressed emotions growing inside Mob little by little, his power threatens to break through its limits as he eventually encounters other Espers like the Claws.

MediaEdit

Webcomic and publicationsEdit

Mob Psycho 100 by ONE began in Shogakukan's Ura Sunday webcomic magazine on April 18, 2012. It has been also available on Shogakukan's mobile app MangaONE since December 2014.[2] The series finished on December 22, 2017.[3][4][5] Shogakukan compiled its chapters into sixteen individual tankōbon volumes, released from November 16, 2012 to July 19, 2018.[6][7]

Dark Horse Comics announced on April 23, 2018, that they have licensed the series for English serialization in North America, with the first volume which was released on October 24, 2018.[8]

A spin-off manga series titled Reigen was serialized online in Ura Sunday website and in the MangaOne mobile app starting on March 19, 2018.[9] Shogakukan released a compiled volume on February 19, 2019.[10][11] In March 2020, Dark Horse Comics announced the acquisition of the manga for English-language release.[12] The volume will be published on December 2, 2020.[13]

Volume listEdit

No. Original release date Original ISBN English release date English ISBN
1 November 16, 2012[6]978-4-09-124102-3October 24, 2018[14]978-1-50670-987-1
2 February 18, 2013[15]978-4-09-124252-5March 20, 2019[16]978-1-50670-988-8
3 June 18, 2013[17]978-4-09-124338-6July 31, 2019[18]978-1-50670-989-5
4 July 18, 2013[19]978-4-09-124397-3March 18, 2020[20]978-1-50671-369-4
5 December 18, 2013[21]978-4-09-124543-4June 24, 2020[22]978-1-50671-370-0
6 May 16, 2014[23]978-4-09-124682-0October 7, 2020[24]978-1-50671-371-7
7 July 18, 2014[25]978-4-09-125129-9
8 October 17, 2014[26]978-4-09-125476-4
9 February 12, 2015[27]978-4-09-125748-2
10 August 4, 2015[28]978-4-09-126328-5
11 December 4, 2015[29]978-4-09-126676-7
12 June 17, 2016[30]978-4-09-127310-9
13 August 19, 2016[31]978-4-09-127373-4
14 April 19, 2017[32]978-4-09-127592-9
15 October 19, 2017[33]978-4-09-127819-7
16 July 19, 2018[7]978-4-09-128460-0

AnimeEdit

On December 2, 2015, Ura Sunday announced that the Mob Psycho 100 would be adapted into an anime television series.[34] The anime adaptation was produced by Bones and directed by Yuzuru Tachikawa. Hiroshi Seko wrote the scripts, Yoshimichi Kameda designed the characters, and Kenji Kawai composed the music.[35] The series aired between July 12, 2016, and September 27, 2016, on Tokyo MX, later airing on ytv, BS Fuji and TV Asahi Channel 1. The opening theme song, "99", is performed by Mob Choir while the ending theme song, titled "Refrain Boy" (リフレインボーイ, Rifurein Bōi), is performed by ALL OFF.[36]

Mob Psycho 100 was simulcast on Crunchyroll, while Funimation broadcast the show's simuldub.[37][38] The English dub was produced by Bang Zoom! Entertainment.[39] The series was simulcast on Animax in Southeast Asia.[40] The Bang Zoom!-produced dub has been released on Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack with a limited edition on December 5, 2017, and was broadcast on Toonami on Adult Swim starting October 27, 2018.[41] The series is also streamed on HBO Max in the United States.[42] Madman Entertainment imported Funimation's release in Australia and New Zealand,[43] and Manga Entertainment distributed the series in the United Kingdom and Ireland.[44]

Following a screening of three Bones films, attendees reported that Bones teased that progress was being made on a further Mob Psycho 100 anime project.[45] In October 2017, an event anime titled Mob Psycho 100 Reigen -The Miraculous Unknown Psychic- (モブサイコ100 REIGEN ~知られざる奇跡の霊能力者~, Mob Psycho 100 Reigen -Shirarezaru Kiseki Reinōryokusha-) was revealed.[46] It is a 60-minute compilation of the anime series and features new scenes centered on Arataka Reigen. The event anime was screened twice at the Maihama Amphitheater in Chiba on March 18, 2018, and was later released on home video.[47] At the end of the event, a second season of the anime series was announced, with the staff and cast returning to reprise their roles.[48] Mob Psycho 100 II aired from January 7 to April 1, 2019, with the series being simulcast on Crunchyroll.[49] On April 18, 2019, Funimation and Crunchyroll confirmed that season two would simuldub on April 25.[50] The opening theme for the second season is "99.9" by Mob Choir feat. sajou no hana.[51] Four ending themes performed by sajou no hana; "Gray" (グレイ, Gurei), "Memosepia" (メモセピア), "Mabuta no Ura (目蓋の裏, lit. "Under the Eyelids") and "Ikiru Hitobito" (いきるひとびと, lit. "Living People"), were used for the second season.[52][53][54]

Following the conclusion of the second season, another OVA was announced, with Yuzuru Tachikawa reprising his role as director.[55] The OVA, titled Mob Psycho 100: The Spirits and Such Consultation Office's First Company Outing ~A Healing Trip that Warms the Heart~ was released on September 25, 2019.[56] The second OVA episode premiered worldwide at Crunchyroll Expo 2019 on September 1, 2019. Simulcast streaming of the OVA episode on Crunchyroll began worldwide (except Asia) on September 25, 2019.[57]

DramaEdit

A 12-episode Japanese television drama was broadcast on TV Tokyo's MokuDora 25 timeslot from January 18 to April 5, 2018.[58][59][60]

ReceptionEdit

As of July 2016, Mob Psycho 100 had over 1.2 million copies in circulation.[61] In 2017, the manga won the 62nd Shogakukan Manga Award in the shōnen category.[62]

In November 2019, Polygon named Mob Psycho 100 as one of the best anime of the 2010s,[63] and Crunchyroll listed it in their "Top 25 best anime of the 2010s".[64] IGN also listed Mob Psycho 100 among the best anime series of the 2010s.[65]

Anime News Network listed the first season of Mob Psycho 100 among the best anime series of 2016. Nick Creamer praised the series' visual style, character story and its concepts of heroism and society also presented in ONE's other work One-Punch Man. Lauren Orsini commended the coming-of-age story of Mob and praised the series' animation and music.[66]

In September 2020, the series went viral after American businessman Eric Trump, son of President Donald Trump, published a tweet connecting the series to allegations of censorship by Google, due to Google Search results for "mob" showing Mob's face rather than a group of people.[67][68]

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