Mob Psycho 100 II: Reminding Me Why I Loved Season 1

It feels like it has been forever since I watched Mob Psycho 100, but the time has finally come for its triumphant return.

From its brilliant animation cuts to its goofy aesthetic based off of manga creator One’s amateurish art, there is a lot of things to love about Mob Psycho 100. When I watched the original season back in 2016 I was impressed how well they made it look while staying faithful to the manga, considering the manga is drawn by someone who is known for their notoriously basic art. Seriously, if One wasn’t so great at creating fun and interesting characters and stories I don’t think he would have lasted very long in the industry.

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The folks at bones make it work though, and boy do they make it look good. Whether its a cut showcasing Mob using his esper abilities in some fantastic way or just a moment showcasing Mob’s anxiety or inner turmoil, you can tell the animators really put their all into ensuring that Mob Psycho 100 was polished.

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It’s not all about the flashy animation though, with characters such as Mob and Reigen keeping things entertaining. As a social outcast of sorts, Mob is really trying to open up and improve himself (as can be seen in his joining of the self-improvement club). In episode 1 of Mob Psycho 100 II, Mob continues to try and express his feelings more and act on his emotions. Even though Tsubomi acts cruel and manipulative, Mob follows his heart and does what he feels is right. A past Mob might have curled up and shut himself off after learning the truth about Tsubomi’s feelings, but that Mob is no more. Seeing him grow as the show progresses has been one of the best experiences Mob Psycho 100 has been able to provide, even among all of its awesome animation.

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Mob Psycho 100 II is starting off on the right foot. Season 1 was one of my favorite series in the past couple of years, so I had high hopes. What I hope to see now is more Mob and Reigen, to see how their relationship grows. That, and more amazing animation of course.

 

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