Hello! Sorry for being absent the past two weeks. I’ve been social, which left me little time to write. However, I’m free tonight and we can get right back on schedule! Before I begin with Mob Psycho 100 I have an exciting announcement to make.
One Punch Man WILL GET A SECOND SEASON! I’m so excited! I really enjoyed the first season of the anime and it had all my favorite seiyuu in it too. I’m looking forward to the second season coming out soon.
Now let’s talk about One’s other series Mob Psycho 100. One of my favorite things about this series is how Kageyama wants to use his powers to help. He knows he’s powerful, he knows that he could use his power to control others when he doesn’t. Kageyama wants to get through middle school and figure out his future like other kids his age, but he doesn’t get the chance to have the normal life he wants due to his psychic powers. What I really love about Kageyama, he doesn’t angst about them or blame them when something happens. He really doesn’t want to hurt anyone with them which is the reason behind why he has such a tight leash on his powers. He’s a great character among others in the series.
The characters in the series bring their own personality and powers which works well with Kageyama. The different variety of characters add their own flavor to the show and Kageyama’s life. There’s his teacher Aratake Reigen, who’s really a con man, that uses Kageyama’s powers without him knowing it. While he does try to pass off Kageyama’s powers as his own he’s a nice guy that does care about him and gives him advice if Kageyama needs it. Another character that stands out is Ritsu, Kageyama’s little brother, who hides his own problems from his sweet older brother. However, I have to admit that one of my favorite characters have to be Musashi Goda, the leader of the Body Improvement Club, that Kageyama joins. Musashi and the other members of the club are so cute! They help Kageyama try to improve himself, helps him save the previous club, and encourages him so much. They even help other people in the school too. I’m happy that Kageyama has people like that on his side.
Along with the characters, the story line adds an additional charm to the show. Each episode has the countdown of how far Kageyama’s has to go before his powers explode due to the stress he goes through during his day. It can relate to what happened earlier in the episode or the series that comes back in another episode, so it makes it easier to remember people that have been introduced from before. Those people have a way of tying in to the overall storyline of Kageyama trying to be a normal middle schooler, but it doesn’t shy away from issues faced in middle school like peer pressure or the stress of figuring out the future. The story lines might come off as simple of the surface, but it becomes bigger when something happens that will lead into another episode or reveal something new about a character.
It’s little things like that which makes Mob Psycho 100 a very enjoyable show. If you have the time check it out!