The truth behind one’s charm is kindness. Become a good person. That is all.
Let me take you on an adrenaline-packed ride, powered by 4 cans of Red Bull as I splurge my emotions into this post. I know what you’re thinking. Another high school anime with superpowers how lame! Well MOB PSYCHO 100 get’s 100 points from me. Dry comedy has always been my favourite and if you loved One Punch Man, this will satisfy your munchies more than any pot brownie can.
We’ve got our buddy Mob. His real name is Shigeo Kageyama but who the hell wants to call him that. From his fragile physical appearance and pale complexion, you’ll be convinced that he’s either a malnourished Ethiopian boy or a starving vampire. But don’t let that fool you, my friend, Mob has a secret that he’s been hiding. Mob has an enormous
dick psychic potential that can mop the floor with anyone he faces.
He is your typical middle school student at Salt Middle School. His main interests are the Body Improvement club and his side job as an exorcist. What a mix lol. If I had to summarize the character in 2 words, it would be a nervous wreck. He’s socially awkward to the point that I feel awkward just watching him haha. However, under all that social awkwardness lies a hidden apathetic monster that’s ready to unleash chaos to the world. But that’s only when his emotions reach 100% so don’t worry.
His master, Arataka Reigen is the best psychic in the whole entire world! (Self-proclaimed). Owner of Spirits and Such Consultation Office, you can see Reigen take advantage of clients and scam them for money on the get-go. What’s more hilarious is that Reigen himself doesn’t even have any psychic powers, just cheap tricks and bandwagoning off Mob’s powers to get the job done. Nonetheless, people actually believe him and Mob looks up to him as an idol.
With all the cheapskate talk about him out of the way, Reigen is actually a decent human being. He has a lot of principles making him a walking bag of contradictions. However, the good thing about that is he believes that hurting others is wrong. Mob is often reminded so with a display of moral lessons and shady side business from his master.
A rollercoaster full of vivid colours will get projectile vomited into your face as mob unleashes his psychic powers. From the first episode as Mob is called in as a backup to get rid of an evil spirit in an infamous tunnel. Just throw some salt on them you say. Well, that’s what Reigen did but instead, it was table salt so it didn’t do shit lol. After witnessing a display of powerful talk and no bite, Mob takes down the spirit without any shred of mercy.
The comedy in the anime is pure class lads. The Telepathy club at Mobs high school was at a risk of being disbanded by the principal due to a lack of numbers. They were going to be replaced by the Body Improvement Club. The obvious choice would be for Mob to join the Telepathy club and help out right? The sudden unexpected decisions make this anime legendary and no fucks were given when mob chose the Body Improvement Club as he reflected back on his life.
And of course, it wouldn’t be a supernatural, action anime without some fights, right? Salt Middle school got into some beef with Black Vinegar Middle School. Mob somehow gets kidnapped by the Black Vinegar delinquents and all hell breaks loose as his senpai goes to rescue him. Now steps out another psychic, Teru who brings down the senpais in a flash.
Noticing Mob’s powers, Teru challenges him to a duel of psychic abilities. Mob being a soft bitch refuses to fight back as it goes against his morals. Chairs and ki blasts were being thrown at Mob with increasing ferocity. Mob blocks them all with ease. Teru got closer to him and pinned him to a wall. Mob emotional percentage was rising towards 100%. He sticks to his moral and refuses to fight and passes out due to anaphylaxis. This awakens the ???% form that has never been seen before and blasts Teru butt naked into the sky. Bye bye, bald naked boy.
Oh, I almost forgot to mention the most
useless important character in the whole anime Dimple! He is an upper-class spirit with red cheeks who excels at possessing humans. He was able to start a cult LOL but was dissolved by Mob. Dimple then becomes harmless and actually joins Mob in his adventures waiting for the opportunity to possess the psychic genius. He only got as far as possessing Ritsu and awakened his psychic powers following his brothers’ footsteps.
Mob attracted the attention on of evil organisation Claw. These guys were the real deal psychic/esper threat. I’ll give you snippets of the fight against Megumu Koyama who was probably the only person who gave Mob the hardest time. His special ability was Telekinesis Hex which involves him condensing his psychic powers to his fight allowing him to break through psychic barriers. Nonetheless, Mob pulls through with his awakening but looses due to a cheap trick of knockout gas. THIS SCENE MADE ME SO ANGRY ARGRGRGRGRGRG. Koyama has it coming anyway.
The BEST fight in the anime was when Reigen fights with the Claw members. Mob somehow was able to transfer his powers to Reigen. Being the master that Mob looks up to, he finally shows his true potential and protects his student from danger. I cannot express how happy I was in this scene, it was pure bliss to finally see Reigen talk the talk for once with his weird attacks. Anxiously waiting for season 2 because the whole Claw organisation has not been crushed yet!
Tsubomi Waifu in her virgin killer sweater ❤