MobPsycho is back and is one of the most anticipated shows of this season. Rejoice; the first episode was really damn good.
It begins in the exact same way Episode 1 began in the previous season: small introduction, Mob battles something, then he is caught by the school journalist who is trying to make him the leader of a cult and convinces him that if he become student council president he will be able to win Tsubomi’s heart. Naturally, he messes up, yet later gets approached by a girl who sends him a love letter and claims to have fallen in love with him because of his bravery. Mob rejects her yet walks her home every day and they get to know each other. One day he gives him a novel she wrote to read, and even though he doesn’t intend to, Mob’s lack of enthusiasm makes her feel like he found it uninteresting. She confronts him about it; in fact, she confesses to having lied to him and that she dates him because she lost a bet. She accuses him of having no feelings. Mob takes her words seriously and stands up for her in front of her shitty friends. He collects her novel which they ripped up, and uses his power to put it back together, confessing to her that he is an esper, and that he will from now on acknowledge his feelings.
The animation is even better: I loved the animation in the first season. There was some sort of scruffy handmade quality to it and that gave it character. This season seems a little bit more polished, less rough around the edges, but still very distinct.
Feudal days: Yeah, you know back in the day vegetable payment was a real thing, no seriously. Even now, I’d take veggies as payment; veggies are cool. Don’t judge.
OP: I did like the first one better (it was legendary) but this one’s pretty decent too. Definitely messed up.
Character development: Wait… you mean anime characters can… change? The can be more than what they are without that being a villain origin story? You mean that Mob might actually grow up tp be a healthy teenager that takes care of the way he feels?? PREPOSTEROUS
Rabu rabu: Yeah I love it. A little goes a long way. I loved it. I watched again, and I cried. It was beautiful.
Themes and Trivia
He No Mo: Standard Japanese-style scarecrow. Surprisingly, the word for it is actually ‘kakashi’ which has nothing to do with the hiragana characters on its face.
Kune Kune: Kunekune is a Japanese urban legend about a mysterious apparition that is sometimes seen in the countryside. In Japan people call it ‘kune kune’ which means something that is meandering, swaying, or twisting and turning. They say you should never look directly at it or it will drive you insane.
Umami: Umami or savory taste is one of the five basic tastes. It has been described as savory and is characteristic of broths and cooked meats.
Can’t wait for the next episode, seriously.
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Mob Psycho 100 II
Winter 2019 | Anime Info | Simulcast | Season 1 Review
1st Episode Anime Impressions: Mob Psycho 100 II