Mob Psycho 100


Main character Shigeo Kageyama also known as Mob from hit anime series Mob Psycho 100 Credit: “14.2” by munozjrjesse is marked with Public Domain Mark 1.0.

Ariel Moore, Lead Writer

Mob Psycho 100 is a supernatural, slice of life, comedy, coming of age, and action anime all at once. Not a single time throughout the season did it feel like the storytelling was lackluster and the main character, Shigeo Kageyama, also known as Mob, grows throughout the story developing both his esper abilities and his social abilities. 

At the start of the story, Mob is friendless, emotionless, and working at an exorcizing business. Eventually he joined a weight lifting club, made friends, and learned to express his emotions all while facing off against a malicious esper agency aiming to take over the world. He went through it, however he was able to overcome both physical and mental blockades in order to better himself and shape himself into the person he wants to become.

The animation is absolutely gorgeous. Especially in fight scenes the animation is expertly done and very smooth and crisp. It’s so incredibly fluid and mind blowing. The way the scenes flow in the background and the characters move in such an intense yet beautiful way to depict their fights is indescribably amazing and unmatched. Even in emotional scenes the way the faces look are so human and adds to the sadness and helps to provoke an emotional reaction from viewers.

The art style is simplistic yet remarkable which allows for a certain standard of weirdness and oddity. The animators are able to achieve subtly disturbing images in certain scenes to give a sense of horror during the most intense moments. 

The music paired with each scene also puts me in the mood for the show, it’s very fitting. Through the watch of the third season, I found myself on the verge of tears as I watched the final season seeing all my favorite characters live out their final stories. It brought so much sadness to my heart, yet a sense of finality.

Every journey must come to an end, and this ending was satisfying. Especially in the final season where the emotions in each word said by the actors really pulled at my heart. So much anguish was put into each phrase, and I was deeply affected by this immaculate voice acting. Everything in this anime is so well done and each and every moment was enjoyable in a multitude of ways. 10/10