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Mob Psycho 100 II

Jul 9, 2019

The second season of Mob multiplied the dramatization, which is ironic when you think of how the second season of One Punch Man ruined whatever drama it had by removing Saitama from the spotlight. With that said, even the extra boost in drama does not help Mob to stop being the exact same crap as before. Once again there is zero character progressions, which when you consider how that is the main objective of the show, it actually makes it far more hypocritical than it was already.

There is a lot of character study, but it’s done only on a rhetorical level. Mob still doesn’t change throughout the series, and you see that best when he leaves Reigen by claiming he does not need him anymore. Reigen is soon exposed to be a fraud and has to face the consequences of his scamming career. And then everything resets to zero by Mob changing his mind, helping out Reigen to seem like a real psychic, and returning to being his errand boy. What a joke.

There are more cases such as the above, like when Mob is forced to kill peaceful spirits, or is trapped in the illusion of the ghost psychic, or when he faces the leader of the evil organization. It’s always the same crap. They make it seem like he reevaluates his worldview through those conflicts, but soon afterwards he returns to being the same person he was since episode 1. He did not improve his body through sports, he did not confess his love, and he did not become a better man. It’s all done on paper to fool an immature audience.

It comes down to the exact same problem both shows of One have from their inception. When the hero is permanently stuck at a point of authority by always being the strongest, every conflict does not push them to change, since they can always smack the crap out of it. Progress comes through failure, and when you have your heroes winning all the time, injuries healing in an instant, and nuclear explosions turning to huge broccolis through magic, there is no need for it. The conflict can never be fixed and they will forever remain static and flat as personalities.

Mob Psycho 100 was and still is a superficial satire that procrastinates as much as it can while babbling about a message that means very little. Just watch it for the pretty colors and don’t give a damn about the hypocritical messages.

5/10 story
8/10 animation
7/10 sound
6/10 characters
5.5/10 overall

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Axbox360 Jul 13, 2019

Mob psycho is anime of the decade!

Snob Psycho 100