Mob Psycho 100, one of the remarkable anime series of the 2016 summer season, was presented to the audience with a fantastic story involving heroes and spirits with psychic powers. Its drawings full of colorful neon colors, its dose of humor, and its seiyuu performance gained a large fan base. Mob Psycho 100 is one of the most popular anime of recent years. The anime is based on a manga series written and illustrated by the famous Japanese artist ONE. Anime adaptations of ONE’s manga, who is also the author of One-Punch Man, have always been successful. The anime series, directed by Yuzuru Tachikawa, was created by the studio Bones. We know the studio, which has made successful anime adaptations in recent years, from popular series such as Carole & Tuesday and My Hero Academia. The anime, licensed by Crunchyroll, originally aired on Tokyo MX, ytv, BS Fuji, TV Asahi Channel 1, and appeared on HBO Max and Funimation worldwide. It is wondered if the anime, which made its fans happy with its second season in 2019, will now have a third season.
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What is the plotline of Mob Psycho 100?
Eighth-grader Shigeo “Mob” Kageyama has descended to the very depths of psychic powers at a young age, but when he realizes the potential dangers of this power he gets depressed and begins to explore ways to learn to control his power. He sees an office fighting with evil spirits on the street, and when he enters, he meets Arataka Reigen, whom he will later call “The Master”. Very impressed by Arataka Reigen’s speech, Kageyama starts working part-time in this office. Cleaning the evil spirits has now become a part of his daily life. At the same time, he tries to cope with problems such as unrequited love and socialization. As ordinary daily life continues, much stronger opponents begin to appear before the Mob, and it seems that the Mob’s power is just the tip of the iceberg.
What happened in season 2 and what is expecting from season 3?
We watched the second season of Mob Psycho 100, the same author’s work as One Punch Man. In season 2, Shigeo Kageyama, nicknamed Arataka Reigen and Mob, continues his daily life. As the chapters progress, we examine the cases Reigen solved with the Mob’s help and witnessed an organization named Claw secretly making plans to take over the world. Subsequently, the Claw organization and its president, Suzuki Touchirou, are exposed, and a challenging struggle begins for the Mob.
The most beloved features of 2nd season Mob Psycho 100 are Mob’s character development and not being completely different from its rivals like Saitama in One Punch Man. Okay, Mob is still stronger than anyone else, but he needs to make an effort. It’s especially liked that after reaching 100% of Mob, it switched to “overdrive” mode and took on a completely different character. Mob was not now wimpy as before. His personality sits down, he can make his own decisions, and he strives to achieve something with determination without using his powers. It means that little Mob is no longer a character who is pushed.
In terms of its drawings and music, the anime has its successful style and will continue to do so in season 3. The resemblance of Mob to Saitama is obvious. Just like in Season 2, mostly absurd, but high-quality drawings are waiting for us. Also, Mob’s new fights will be worth watching. Psychic powers, objects are flying around waiting for the fans. In addition, Mob’s fights leave the door open to whether they are defeated, unlike Saitama’s, which is one of the items that will be answered for the 3rd season.
Will there be a third season of Mob Psycho 100?
As of May 16, 2021, the anime has not yet been renewed for a third season at the time of writing. Unfortunately, no official news from the studio Bones or broadcasters has been released so far. However, it was not stated that the anime series would not have a third season; there is no cancellation as well. In this case, we will speculate about the third season due to official data are limited.
Above all, when we evaluate it in terms of popularity, everything is perfect. Blu-Ray sales were good and financially satisfying the platforms on which it is broadcast. It has a score of 98,1% compared to other anime on our anime list. The anime is also among the best anime of 2016 on the list of the best anime by IGN with another popular series The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. Let’s see other important factors to speculate about a new season.
Manga status of the anime
As is known, manga is the most important and only source material of the anime’s preparation. Mob Psycho 100 is an anime series adapted from the manga as well. The original manga series consists of 16 volumes and 101 chapters in total. 50 of these 101 chapters were used for the first season, and 50-91 chapters adapted to anime’s second season. So only 10 chapters were not adapted to anime. The manga series is completed on December 22, 2017, and unfortunately, it is not ongoing anymore. You will also agree that ten chapters do not contain enough source material to create an anime season considering previous seasons. For this reason, first of all, the manga series, which ended in 2017, should start to be rewritten for the series to continue. Unfortunately, there is no side story that could provide enough source material for an anime season.
Still, there is another possibility, maybe we can see a short final season of 3-4 episodes (maybe an OVA series), but it will not a complete anime season with the remained ten chapters. In addition, Bones studio does not have a Mob Psycho 100 new season plan.
Where should I start reading the manga after the anime?
If you do not want to wait for an anime season and are curious about the rest of the story and its finale, you can read the manga from where the anime left off. Reading manga from where the boss battle started in Chapter 90.4 will be the best starting point for those who do not want to read from scratch. The anime deviated slightly from the manga so revisiting that fight should give enough context for the upcoming arcs.