Anime Review: Mob Psycho 100

Details: Aired in 2016. Twelve episode in this first season with each episode about twenty-four minutes long. You can watch the show on crunchyroll.com.

Mob Psycho 100 is the latest anime from ONE, the creator of One-Punch Man. You can expect a lot of the same humor in One-Punch Man here.

A little bit about ONE; ONE is not a great artist. In the case of One-Punch Man, ONE initially drew his own comic and it looked as if a five-year old had drawn it. The story was still funny and still there, but the art was horrendous. That comic was then redrawn by a much more talented artist and that art style was used in the One-Punch Man anime. Mob Psycho 100 sticks a lot more closely to ONE’s art style so you can blame him for the bad character designs. With that said, I enjoyed it because it added a lot to the humor and tone of the show. The animators of this anime somehow figured out how to take ONE’s bad art and to give character, to turn it into a style.

Mob Psycho 100 is about a young, Japanese school boy with immense psychic powers. Along with his employer/sensei, who is one of the most talented con men ever, they go around solving supernatural problems and trying to learn more about life and growing up.

This show is almost entirely a comedy. There are some moments of drama and some of those moments actually hit me in the feels harder than I thought the show could, but this is mostly a comedy. The jokes come right from the get go and don’t let up through this entire first season. And the humor hits. If you loved One-Punch Man, one of the most popular and successful animes of recent memory, then you’ll likely like this. The art style is noticeably different and unrealistic compared to  One-Punch man, but I felt that it was still very high quality, especially during the action scenes.

Overall, I really enjoyed Mob Psycho 100 and is an anime that I can easily recommend to anyone willing to give it a chance. There’s no fan service, especially when considering the art style. I wouldn’t even know how to put in fan service when the characters look the way they do.

Score: 7.2/10

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