Mob Psycho 100 Season 2 Episode 6 – Poor, Lonely, Whitey

Mob accomplishes 35 push ups

The magnificent previous episode of Mob Psycho 100, was likely going to set this one up for failure. This episode opens with Reigen seemingly getting fired and renting a small apartment four years ago. In the present Mob accomplishes a new feat, 35 push ups. It’s a new record for him. Dimple notes that Mob has been developing a greater since of self, developing more confidence. Mob and the other celebrate the birthdays of Kijibayashi and Kumakawa. We rarely see Mob spending time with people other than Reigen. Mob finally is able to at least ask Reigen to do a job on his own. He fails to say no however.

Reigen going too far

Mob quickly arrives and destroys the ghosts. So far in this series Reigen has maintain a balance of being a sleazy con man to an important and positive adult that has had a good impression on Mob. In this episode I think he crosses a line. He belittles Mob’s personal life, telling him to “grow up.” He manipulates Mob, by telling that his friends don’t actually care about him. Here, Reigen’s manipulation fails and prompts Mob to state that he “doesn’t believe that” Reigen always tells the truth. Reigen is suggesting that Mob is being used by his friends, while using Mob powers.

Mob experiencing a personal life

Mob cuts ties with Reigen. Instead of heading to work he simply returns home. Reigen is sure that Mob will return to him. Mob admits that he felt that it was “easier” to just blindly follow Reigen. Mob has decided that stop relying on Reigen so much. As Mob goes on socializing, Reigen continues to tell himself that Mob will return to him. He clearly misses Mob and isn’t sure that he would return. While walking he runs into Mob walking with his friends. By “walking into” I mean he runs and hides from him. He notices that Mob may actually be having fun.

Reigen hits rock bottom

Reigen tries to manipulate Dimple, asking him if he wants to be “ordinary middle schooler’s pet forever.” It doesn’t really work. Reigen heads home to his small apartment. Mob and his friends head to karaoke. Meanwhile, Reigen searches a Facebook clone when he realizes that it’s his birthday and he has no birthday messages form his friends. We and Reigen have focused on Mob’s friendships but we never see Reigen with anyone other than Mob. He gets a condensing message from his mother telling him to find a “real” job.

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As Mob has fun at karaoke, Reigen doesn’t at a sad bar. He meets his “almost friends,” at the bar. Reigen reaches rock bottom as he realizes he friendless. as he throws up in an alley, he decides that he’s “just going to have to become somebody.” He expands his field of work, increasing the popularity of his agency. He got interviewed for a magazine and offer an opportunity to be on television. He appears on a show with Jodo, who appears to have it in for Reigen. Even though this series didn’t focus on action packed psychic battles, it may have been the most impact an episode has had yet. Focusing on the character development of Reigen and Mob is important.


Particularly, Reigen needed to be fleshed out. At the beginning of the episode he was terrible towards Mob. It turned out the criticism he had of Mob’s life was more true of his own. However, he became more of a sad figure, than one to scorn. Mob was actually his only friend. He had no real private life, he’s a fraud in all aspects of his life. He does dwell in his sorrow however. He gets back on his feet and manages to make himself even more successful. His change was more genuine this time, actually having success to speak of. The question remains, will Mob and him reunite? How? What does Jodo plan on doing to him?

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Mob Psycho 100 Episode 05 – Discord Choices

Mob gives into his hate

Oh. This episode is a glorious display of animation brilliance. If you been reading my blog for a while you should know my love of Sakuga animation. Mob Psycho has always been a top notch animation tour de force. However, certain episodes display this the best. I figured this episode might have great animation. I wasn’t disappointed. The facial animations, with the 12 minute fight scene was spectacular. The cost must have been through the roof. And to think we aren’t even half way through the season.

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Anyway, let’s start at the beginning. The first thing you may not notice is that it’s letter boxed. I actual though the entire season was that way and I just didn’t notice. Seems to have been a design choice to add a dramatic effect. Mogami claims that the world he created features “accurate representations of actual people,” and is a “parallel world.” Supposedly the only change is that Mob doesn’t have his powers. Mob’s world seemed too harsh. He’s slapped by a teacher, he’s bullied like in the normal world, it wasn’t clear that Mob’s brother Ritsu was no longer his brother or simply didn’t care his brother was getting beat up. My best guess, he didn’t care. Asagiri pours milk on his head. Mogami implores Mob to “get stronger.”

Dimple rescues Mob

Back in the real world. Dimple and Reigen observe Mob. Dimple assumes that Mob lost. Claiming he should have “been done in a minute,” instead of 30. Reigen has faith in Mob’s strength. Filled with negative emotion, Mob begins to succumb to his emotion. Dimple frees the captives while Mogami is distracted. He asks why Reigen continues to remain behind, since Mob is “done.” Reigen trusts Mob. Dimple decides that he will manipulate Mob “from the shadows.” Meanwhile, Mob finally gives into his hatred. In his despair he demands that Asagiri apologize.

An explosive battle

Dimple arrives to save Mob from the illusions. He reminds Mob, that he and Reigen are waiting for him. Mob remembers all his friends. Accepting the cruelty the world can deliver, he fights Mogami. As I mentioned the fight is epic. You’ll have to watch it for yourselves. Eventually, Mob returns to his body and Mogami is captured by Matsuo. The mean girl, Asagiri returns to normal. However, she sincerely apologizes for how she treated Mob. He says that he’s “glad they” meet. With her father in the hospital she tells him that Mob saved her. Her father donates 500,000,000 JPY to the Psycho Helmet Religion. Reigen tells Mob not to let his powers consume him like Mogami, while the eat MobDonald’s. This episode has set the bar real high, I don’t expect the next episode to top this, will the season finally?

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Mob Psycho 100 Season 2 Episode 04 – Inside Evil Spirit Review

He never loses at Rock, Paper, Scissors

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Mob and Reigen get a new job offer from a rich business owner. They arrive to a room full of psychics. We are reintroduced to Shinra Banshomaru-san, introduced to his sinister boss, Jodo Kirin, Rising Sun Spiritual Union President. He seemed skeptical of Reigen or should I say Mob defeating the Dragger. Anyway, Matsuo from the last season returns as well. The wealthy business owner is, Asagiri Masashi. He wants the psychics to help his fourteen year old daughter, Asagiri Minori. He believes that she is possessed. Reigen steps up to fix the problem, but is meet with opposition. The other psychic get upset, but Mr. Asagiri suggest playing rock-paper-scissor to decide. Reigen pulls his usually con job. He states that he will throw “paper” then he said he might go with “scissors.” Regardless, he somehow wins the whole thing.

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The old it’s him not me routine

Reigen goes into the room to speak with Minori. The conversation is polite enough, but she makes an accusation that her father was abusing her. Reigen is unfazed. He walks out, Jodo claims that she’s normal. His associate goes in. Reigen claims that there’s “something” wrong with Minori. He says that he didn’t feel like he was speaking to a child. After shaming the other psychic for being a fool, the demon possessed Minori throws Udo threw the glass.

Enter Mogami Keiji

Dimple is frighten, when realizes that the ghost is Mogami Keiji. Having died 40 years prior, Keiji was a “good psychic who used seances and channeling to save people.” However, he was secretly an assassin. He attempt to absorb Dimple, Keiji tells him that he plans on “willfully shuffle off this mortal coil soon and become a powerful vengeful spirit.” He claims that he wants “revenge.” Mogami Keiji faces off against Jodo, who he defeats easily. Taking control over his body he sends Jodo into the crowd, Reigen uses his Anti-Possession Jumping Knee Strike to knock out Jodo. What’s surprising is that Mob is powerless to stop him. Keiji then impales Minori’s father.

Mob preparing to face Keiji

Mob’s failure

Mob steps up his game. However, he admits that Keiji is stronger than he is. Mob determines that the only way he can defeat Keiji is by entering the body of Minori and expelling him. So far in this series we have seen Mob grow both emotional and psychically. He’s been learning more nuisance psychic abilities from villains. He trust Dimple to possess his body while he’s unconscious. When Mob leaves his body, Keiji attacks him. Dimple takes over and they fight hand to hand. Mob enters Minori’s body and faces Keiji inside. When it looks like Mob has the upper hand, Keiji knocks him down and turns him into stone. Mob awakens, according to Keiji he has altered his memories and Mob can’t use ESP. He plans on watch how Mob act without his powers.

Keiji stepping on Mob inside Minori’s body

The ending to this episode was unexpected to say the least. It’s no spoiler that Mob gets his powers back, but how and why is still unclear. Mob has always struggled with having powers, I wonder how he will react in this new “World.” BONES really step up the animation this episode, particularly with the variety of scenes, playing with color then later with texture. Mob’s battle are rarely difficult, even though I know he’s going to win I’m excited to see how. Regardless, this episode did make me concerned for Mob and that’s not a small feat.

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Mob Psycho 100 Season 2 – Episode 3 Review – One Danger After Another Degeneration

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Wanna get cursed

Reigen entertains a client that wishes for him to curse someone. Reigen refuses to do so. However, the client is insistent and become agitated. To defuse the situation, Reigen creates a makeshift curse on paper for the man to carry around free of charge. Reigen claims that ” As long as you have that with you, I’m sure something will happen someday.” The man weirdly claims that if Reigen is lying (he is) the man will “curse” Reigen. If he could curse someone by himself then why go to Reigen at all? Regardless, Mob wonders that there’s harm allowing the client believe that he’s cursing someone.

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The Stalker next door

The next client is a woman that believes that she being stalked. The “spirit” was gazing through her window. Reigen sends Dimple to look for it. He finds nothing and Mob only sense something faint. The room beings to shake and a ghostly aberration appears in the window. Reigen suggest Mob “vaporize it,” but Mob states that it’s a “real person.” The man is actually next door. The creepy man used a “outer body experience,” to spy on the woman. He’s arrested. Mob is confused as to why the woman would feel differently after finding out that the “spirit” was just a man.

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Don’t mess with Mob

As Mob is walking home from school he’s harassed by two bullies. Mob is dumbfounded as they ask him for money. Dimple possess one of the boys, forcing him to strip naked. Mob tells Dimple to stop. The bullies continue to harass Mob, then Ritsu psychically chokes the bully with his tie. Finally, the members of Mob’s fitness club surround the bullies forcing them to flee. Mob is the strongest physic in this series. However, he’s always concerned about abusing his power and doesn’t think that they make him special. However, he has manage to collect a group of people that are willing to protect him. His friends think that he should use his powers next time.

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The peaceful ghost family

Mob and Reigen are brought to the wood’s to exorcise some ghost. The family hopes to remain there as they died in an accident and “lost their chance at a good life.” Mob’s clients don’t care that they are peaceful and simply want them gone. Dimple attempts to manipulate the father into killing the three client. The father refuses. This leads to the most profound part of the episode, Mob’s conflict. Reigen realizes that Mob can “see a far bigger world that” normal people. As previously mentioned, Mob is somewhat fearful of his own power, of losing control. If he did who would stop him? He could be like the bullies that harassed him if he wanted to. This season may focus on Mob’s fear.

Mob Psycho 100 Season 2 Episode 2 – Urban Legends

Reigen and his sad little stand

Looking into Urban Legends

Reigen is bored. No one seems to bothered by spirits. In search of money Reigen decides that he and Mob should look into urban legends. Reigen is of course looking for the gullible, that believe in the supernatural. He sets up a stand to offer exorcism help. Mob and Reigen are interrupted by Shinra Banshomaru, the greatest psychic of this century. He claims that they don’t have any jurisdiction to put up their stand. As challenges their so called authority, but a potential client arrives. She claims that spirits are attracted to her. Mob confirms that a spirit of a middle aged man is following her.

Shinra Banshomaru

Eliminating the Urban Legends

Shinra is uncertain who would take such a job, and of course Reigen claims the job. Shinra decides to help, Reigen asks Dimple to tail him. He seems to be concerned for Shira’s safety. He asks some children about what they’ve seen. He becomes weird and the girls think he’s a pervert. A guy in a read raincoat runs pass him and he tackles him. This reveals that the man named Akarain isn’t wearing any clothing. We get a seen that’s similar to the fighting game genre, with Akarain vs Shinra. Akarain flees. The human faced dog turn out to be a dog with a face written by marker.

Akarain Verses Shinra Street Fighter style

Hey aren’t you thirsty

Shira catches up to Akarain. This turns out to be his plan all along. He attacks Shinra with a taser. At this point it seems like Shinra doesn’t have any psychic powers. After knocking Shinra out, a skinny woman dragging several dolls behind her, stating hey, aren’t you thirst over and over. Akarain attacks her with his taser. She reflects the electricity on him, knocking him out. Shinra uses Spirit Hold. It doesn’t have an effect. The woman sinks under the water and rises under Shinra throwing him into the lake. She tries to drag him under water, but Dimple possess him awakening his latent powers.

The Dragger

Dimple verses the Dragger

The fight between Dimple (in Shinra’s body) and the dragger is a dynamic battle. The animation is spectacular ask they fight through the trees. Dragger attacks with a series of clawed weapons. Cornered, Dimple considers abandoning Shira when his achilles tendon snaps. However, Mob’s faith in him prevent him from doing so. Just before the Dragger kills Shira, Mob saves them. She flees. Dimple claims that the Dragger was given life from “the imagination of masses.”

Mob defeats the Dragger

Fear is used to power her. The lake begins to expand, trapping Reigen and Shinra. However, because Mob doesn’t have a childhood fear of the Dragger he’s able to defeat her. Mob’s ignorance saved him. Reigen, Mob and Dimple head to find the “Dashing Granny,” but it turns out she just an old lady that runs. Mob is embarrassed that she beat him, becoming Mob’s “first traumatic experience with urban legends.”

Dashing Granny

Mob Psycho 100 Season 2 Episode 001 Review – Ripped Apart ~Someone Is Watching~

Reigen plots plan for cherry tomato

It’s been three years since Mob Psycho 100’s season 1 premiered, and the much anticipated 2nd season has arrive without disappointment. Episode 1, entitled Ripped Apart, Someone Is Watching quickly reintroduces the series. Shigeo Kageyama or “Mob” is a powerful esper that works for Reigen, a false psychic who owns the “Talk About Spirits Agency.” The cast of characters from season 1 remain, Dimple, a formerly powerful evil spirit that now hangs around Mob hoping to use his power someday.

Mob Training montage

There’s Ritsu Kageyama, Mob’s younger brother, also a psychic. Ritsu excels where Mob doesn’t with girls, school, athletics and Mob excels where he doesn’t, physic abilities. This episode begins with Reigen talking to a farmer that believe’s his farm is possessed. Of course he’s right. Reigen is a con artist, but manages to have a heart at the same time. Reigen agrees to take “30 % of his harvest.”

Mob wow’s the audience with his non speech

He and Mob (mostly Mob) face off against what the think a minor spirit, however, the spirit turns out to be more powerful. The battle is fine but what is most important is that Mob has seeming learned how to control living things “like a remote control car.” He uses this new ability to defeat the spirit and later is able to grow a cherry tomato plant from a seed almost instantly. We return to school where, Ichi-san is now part of the “Psycho Helmet Religion,” where she plans to exploit Mob for her own benefit.

Emi gives Mob a letter

Kamuro. the student President resigns as his unethical behavior from the previous season made him reconsider his position. Ichi sees this as an opportunity get Mob some attention. She uses his attraction for Tsubomi to convince him to run for President. Mob does the work but fails in epic fashion, becoming the first and only person to not speak during the five minutes allowed. Kamuro becomes President again, while Mob meets Emi who asks him out.

Everyone’s surprise by Mob’s “girlfriend”

We find out later that Mob declined her invitation, but still walked her home for a week so he would hurt her feelings. Mob’s kindness is both his most endearing and his biggest weakness. People take advantage of this kindness often and Emi does as well. She admits that she was “dared” to ask him out by her friends. However, her time spent with Mob has made her realized that maybe she a lot like Mob. She apologizes for the her deception, but Mob doesn’t hold it against her. Emi’s friends turn out to be mean girls and one girl tears up the book Emi was writing.

Ritsu

This is another moment of change for Mob. He criticizes the girls for destroying her work. Mob has decided that he’s going to “consider his feelings more,” and begins to tear up. He starts picking up the pieces of Emi’s book of the ground and she joins him. When the wind blows the pile of papers away, she thanks Mob for his help. He then uses his powers to collect the pieces and reform the book. Exposing his powers to Emi, as Tsubomi watches.

Mob using his esper powers to fix Emi’s book

Mob Psycho 100 picks up where season 1 left off. Maintaining the quality of the previous season. Bones continues to play with the animation of the series, keeping Mob Psycho’s visual originality. Seeing Mob’s emotion limitation expanded in this episode. What would a more mature Mob be able to do as a psychic? What effect does it have on the psychic explosion? Mob’s growth as a young man and an esper is going to be very important theme off this season, I can’t wait to see him mature.

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Episode 10-12

Mob Psycho 100 isn’t predictable

Considering the connection to “One Punch Man,” I assumed that Mob was just going to defeat all enemies without much issue until the final fight. With One Punch Man this was the formula. However, Mob Psycho has derailed from this format. The final three episodes are proof of this change. In episode 10, The Heinous Aura/Mastermind, Teruki, Ritsu and Mob all seeming defeat their opposition with ease. However, when they encounter stronger opponents they all lost. Teruki and Ritsu losing and getting captured wasn’t surprising, but Mob losing was.

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Reigen the mastermind

Reigen has been a bit of conflicting character. He is clearly a con man, but may not be as sinister as it seems. If you think about, when a client of his is under an impression that they are cursed or otherwise targeted by the paranormal, he indulges them in their view. It’s clear in this series that ghost, spirits and espers exists. Is it wrong to take advantage of people superstitious behavior? Probably, but, if you consider the peace of mind that comes from not thinking an evil spirit is attacking you it might be worth it. I say all this to point to the fact that Reigen may not be “bad” guy at all.

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Reigen, being a con man, has a way with words. He uses the ability of his to make rational arguments and is often is convincing. This is no more on display than in episode 11. He manages to manipulate many of the lower level Claw into think that he was the boss. He appeals not to greed or some selfish motive, but to the bad morality and criminality of their behavior. He manages to talk his way into the Claw facility, free the group of espers and rescue Mob and the others. When he is finally is outed for not being the boss, he still manages to convince the low level Claw members to abandon the organization.

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Surprising ending

It is Reigen, not Mob that saves the day. His philosophy regarding Mob’s use of his powers was an important, if not the most important aspect of this series. His unwillingness to allow Mob to fight, resulted in him becoming the most powerful character in the show, through Mob transferring his powers to him. Reigen view of the world and how psychic powers are just ONE aspect of humanity. He believe’s that there is no difference between the espers and more ordinary people. Ultimately, his argument proves to be the best and he defeats Claw (for now) with his wit not his borrowed power.

This series was fun and overall kept me surprised. The ending wasn’t as action-ed packed as I hoped, but I wasn’t disappointed with the outcome. Like many good series like Attack On Titan, and One Punch Man, I don’t anticipate seeing another season of this series for a year or two. However, it was clearly hinted that there will be one and I can’t wait for it.

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Mob Psycho 100

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Episode 8

The Older Brother Bows ~Destructive Intent~

Mob finally finds out that his brother now has psychic powers as well. He is shocked that his brother, Ritsu, would harm anyone. Dimple abandons him as he plays on attacking Mob. Like always, Mob isn’t harmed by his brother’s attack. He actually is happy to see that his brother got the powers he always wanted. Ritsu explains that his “admiration” for his brother was misplaced.

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He elaborates, suggesting that he was actually “scared” of his brother and was only “nice” out of fear. Mob isn’t buying Ritsu’s argument, and walks past him, bowing to the students his brother hurt. A mysterious hooded adult, is told to kidnap Ritsu, but he is under the impression that, Ritsu is actually Mob. Meanwhile, the gangs are amused by Mob’s willingness to beg for their forgiveness.

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The hooded adult attacks Ritsu, then assaults the gang members. Mob grabs the arm of this guy, while his progression towards explosion rapidly increases. Mob hit quickly punched into a wall. Carrying Ritsu, the adult forces the gang members to bow to him. He begins to leave as Mob gets up and charges at the hooded guy at high speeds. Mob abandons his no using his powers against humans, to protect his brother.

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The mysterious guy removes his hoodie and uses his, Telekinetic Helix. He violently dominates Mob, whom has never been hit so hard. Mob’s barrier is useless, and Ritsu becomes saddened at the abuse his brother suffers. He grabs the guy from behind and is hit in response. Mob’s progression towards explosion reaches 100 and he thorough handles the mystery man.

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Surprisingly, this isn’t enough, as the guy uses “Energy Bomb.” Dimple is shocked and goes to retrieve, Teruki. The mystery guy uses some spray to knock Mob unconscious. Mob gets up again, but the mystery man flees with his brother. Mob is unsurprisingly concerned by his brother, Teruki informs Dimple and Mob that a group called Claw was responsible. He warns Mob that they are dangerous. Mob decides that he will face them to get his brother back.

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They head to the research facility and find that the civilians are still alive. The head of the facility tells them that the kids were kidnapped. This is another epic episode, and mark a significant change in the series. With Ritsu using his psychic powers and Mob attacking a human, things have changed. Mob was defeated by the mysterious man, and was psychically hit. His 100% explosion failed to win him the battle. The introduction of Claw has resulted in a more interesting story.

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Episode 5

OCHIMUSHA – Psychic Power and Me

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Mob V Teruki

Teruki Hanazawa is stunned to learn that there is another Esper. He is set on determining the “hierarchy” between them. It is clear that the philosophy regarding the use of psychic powers on humans. Mob’s stance is shaped by Reigen, whom compares psychic powers to knives. Teruki uses a telekinetic tackle, flinging Mob through the air and slamming him to the ground.

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Death of Dimple

Seeing that Mob won’t fight back, Dimple stands in-between, Teruki and Mob. He transforms to his larger form. Without question, Teruki exorcises Dimple. At first, Mob seems to be upset, and his progression toward explosion increases to 50%. I’m disappointed Dimple’s “dead.” He was the comic relief i this series. He will be missed.

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Teruki’s anger 

Mob’s calm personality and refusal to attack, angers Teruki. He releases his full power, however, Teruki has no intention of killing him. While fighting Mob deflects a number of knives, cutting of his hair. Teruki turns his tie into a sword, but to no avail. Mob concludes that Teruki is angry at him because his psychic powers is all he has. Mob calls him “average” and Teruki flies into a rage and begins to choke Mob. The progression towards explosion begins to increase dramatically at this point. Eventually, Mob passes out.

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While in a state of unconsciousness, Mob’s power explode’s. Teruki begins to defend himself with a barrier. Mob blows right through it, along with Teruki’s clothing. Mob then begins to absorb ALL the energy in the atmosphere. Mob destroy’s the school, but regains consciousness. He begins to cry as he realizes that he failed to stay in control again. What is surprising is that Mob’s progression towards explosion continues. However, his sadness is the trigger this time. The result is Mob restores the school.

This episode through a wrench in the series. When, Mob is unconscious his power becomes terrorizing. What can be done to stop him remains to be seen, and whether he can control himself at some point. As always, the animation was amazing and the black and white contrast when Mob lost consciousness was dynamic. It think it visually captured Mob’s mental state perfectly. 

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Mob Psycho 100

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Episode 3

An Invite to a Meeting

~Simply Put, I Just Want to Be Popular

As we left off last episode, Mob has joined the body improvement club (BIC). He’s not doing very well. He collapses after running with the other members of the club. The reason he joined the club was to become a more appealing man. I don’t think he will succeed in becoming an appealing man this way. The president of the body improvement club, Musashi-san, carries Mob into the room formerly home to the telepathy club.

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President of the telepathy club, Tome Kurata, is still surprised that Mob didn’t choose them. However, the BIC simply wanted to utilize the room for their equipment. When Mob awakens he explains why he choose the BIC. He shows the telepathy club his powers. Tome asks him to help her communicate with extraterrestrials. She tells him that he can’t become popular no matter what he does. She suggest he should just read the minds of the girls he likes.

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Walking home, Mob encounters a creepy woman in a smiling mask. She easily manipulates him into joining a new religious order called LOL. She gushes over their leader, Dimple-sama. She claims that he can make anyone laugh immediately. Mob is completely disinterested and simply wants the secret to popularity. Mob is lead to a room full of people wearing the creepy smiling masks. When forced on stage he joins a old man and a classmate named, Mezato Ichi.

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Dimple-sama arrives and tells the people to remove their masks. They are clearly under his complete control. They laugh and stop on command. He offers to unlock the hearts of the old man, Ichi and Mob, through laughter. The old man and Mob are put in masks. Meanwhile, Ichi questions the likelihood that a new religion can recruit some many people in only a month. She is skeptical of LOL and doesn’t believe forcing herself to laugh is sincere. The smiling mask is put on her and she is forced to smile by it’s effects.

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She still attempts to resist those effects. Mob on the other hand is immune. Dimple tries to convince Mob that he needs to laugh. He challenges Mob to a laughing contest. Mob agrees because he loves milk. He defeats the top 3 smiles. Dimple challenges him and gives him spike milk. Mob begins to become upset and his power ends the effects of Dimple’s hypnosis. Dimple doesn’t understand why he can’t make him laugh. Mob releases that Dimple has powers, but they still fail to work on him.

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Dimple keeps picking at Mob. While he does Mob’s, “progress toward Mob’s explosion,” continues to increase. Dimple finally decides that he must kill Mob, and he turns the crowd against him. The narrator explains why Mob explodes. Locking away his emotion, Mob will eventually explode with emotion. This is the first episode were Mob reaches 100 and explodes. Mob’s hair now stands on end as an aura appears around him. The evil spirit manifests itself as a green muscle bound spirit with pink cheeks and purple lips.

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Unsurprisingly, this is the moment when the animation really picks up. Like, One Punch Man there’s no sense of urgency regarding whether Mob is in danger or not. Watching is mostly a visual spectacle. Dimple tries to no avail to defeat Mob, but is thoroughly outclassed. Mob feels badly about ruining the fun of the members of the cult. Reigen tells him that he saved people who couldn’t save themselves. This was another good episode. Several of Mob’s classmates are now aware of his powers and he finally reached 100. It appears that the destructive force of reach 100 isn’t always the same if you compare it to the opening scene in episode 1. Hopefully, we’ll get some clarity in the regard.  

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