Mob Psycho 100 is a manga written by the one and only, ONE. It is a completed series with 16 tankobon volumes.
An anime adaptation was aired in July to September 2016 as season 1, and January to April 2018 as season 2. Looking by the pattern fans hope to see a season 3 by 2021.
1. Release Date
After a great response from ONE’s Mob Psycho 100, a season 3 should have been green-lit long ago. But, there is not a lot of source material left to adapt into a complete season, so the production house may have to turn it into a movie or a short OVA episodes.
There is no official confirmed release date for the S3 adaptation of Mob Psycho 100. No production of a sequel is confirmed.
Although the response to its previous season was overwhelming, the production studio is quiet on Mob Psycho 100.
BONES studio has a lot on its plate right now, so Mob Psycho 100 season 3 may premiere in mid-2021. With the global Covid-19 pandemic, the release may be postponed till late 2021.
The popularity of the anime is evident from the immense success of both the seasons. Read ahead to find everything that we know of one of the most loved anime franchise of the fans.
2. Theory Section
Why should we look forward to this anime? Let’s look into the technical details such as the animation, the studio, and its popularity to check what influences the production of ‘Mob Psycho 100 Season 3’.
I. About The Studio
BONES studio is the studio responsible for great animations such as Fullmetal Alchemist, Ouran High School Host Club, Darker than Black, Noragami, My Hero Academia, Bungou Stray Dogs, and of course, Mob Psycho 100.
Yuzuru Tachikawa has directed anime like Bleach, Death Parade, Kill la Kill, and more.
II. Financial Statistics
Mob Psycho 100 sold over 1.2 million printed copies in 2016, and in 2017 won the 62nd Shogakukan Manga award.
In 2019, the anime was named one of the best anime of the 2010s by Polygon, IGN, and Crunchyroll.
III. Animation Quality
Studio BONES has outdone themselves with the art and visuals of Mob Psycho 100.
There is a lot of visual storytelling with the character’s facial emotions. The fight scenes are astounding. Every punch and kick is expressed with unique animation. The psychic powers are visualized with great impact to put emphasis on the esper world.
The cinematography is excellent and helps viewers keep track of everything on the screen.
IV. Was Season 2 Any Good?
Season 2 in comparison to season 1, doesn’t focus on the plot but the characters. The anime sometimes comes off as a slice-of-life, but all the characters are relevant to the plot, and nothing in the story is wasted.
This season shows us action and then the character development via these fights. The relationship between Mob and Reigen is strained, and the anime shines as we see them grow as humans.
We get to see the main cast from a different perspective. Reigen seemed to be brimming with confidence in season 1, but we see his inner struggles and his reasons here.
Fans expects to see this duo again in a new season, and the manga readers are waiting eagerly to see their beloved manga onscreen again.
3. New Key Visuals
No new key visuals for Mob Psycho 100 season 3 have been released yet. There are only 4 volumes left from the manga, and utilizing them for season 3 is likely the most prudent option.
The trailers for season three of Mob Psycho 100 have not been released yet. We will update this article as soon as they are released.
This story from ONE follows a young boy Shigeo a.k.a Mob. He is socially awkward and it contrasts greatly with his psychic abilities. Under his ‘master’, Reigen, he improves his abilities and social skills.
This helps him grow more self-confident and make money for Reigen by performing exorcisms for clients. Season 1 focused on Mob single-handedly taking down petty antagonists and protecting his loved ones from his own power.
While season 2 explores Mob’s relationship with Reigen and his growth as a character. Budding romance, his mentorship put to test, and a villainous esper organisation Claw out to blow up the world is mixed up into a nice 13 episode season.
6. Expected Storyline
Season 2 of Mob Psycho ends with a tree coming out of nowhere. It plays a significant role in the next Divine Tree arc and a fundamental arc for Mob to grow as a human.
A new character named Haruki Amakusa is likely to join the gang in season 3, to hunt a spiritual monster called Hyakki.
7. Cast & Staff
Most of the staff and cast probably won’t change for the season 3:
|Series Composition||Hiroshi Seko|
|Character Design||Yoshimichi Kameda|
|Setsuo Itō||Shigeo Kageyama|
|Takahiro Sakurai||Arataka Reigen|
8. About Mob Psycho 100
Mob Psycho 100 is a story about a young middle-school boy, Shigeo Kageyama a.k.a Mob who is a powerful esper. Mob is determined to live a normal life and keeps his ESP suppressed.
But when his emotions surge to a level of 100%, all his powers are let loose. As he is surrounded by false espers, evil spirits, and mysterious organizations, what will Mob think? What choices will he make?