The main cast member of Summer 2016 anime Mob Psycho 100 gathered at a special event called ‘Psycho Helmet Cult Gathering’ at Nissho Hall on January 29, 2017. Setsuo Ito, Takahiro Sakurai, and the rest of the gang appeared on stage. They shared some stories with fans and competed in some of the usual games that are associated with these events.
MANGA.TOKYO just received a report on this special event. Let us tell you all the details about what happened!
Special Event Official Report: Psycho Helmet Cult Gathering
The following guests made their appearances on stage: Setsuo Ito (Shigeo Kageyama), Takahiro Sakurai (Arataka Reigen), Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (Teruki Hanazawa), Uki Satake (Tsubomi Takane), Ayumi Fujimura (Ichi Mezato), Atsumi Tanezaki (Tome Kurata), Toshihiko Seki (Musashi Goda) and members of ALLOFF who sang the anime’s ending theme Refrain Boy.
The event featured a talk show, a few game sessions, as well as a live concert.
Each time a voice actor appeared on stage, his character also appeared on a screen on the stage along with a comment. The crowd went wild with each and every one of them! After the stage greeting, Ito said, ‘Let’s make it happen! Mob Psycho 100 special event, Psycho Helmet Cult Gathering begins now!!’
The first session was a talk/game show called ‘Psycho Meeting – Reveal Your Secrets!: Behind the Scenes’. The guests were asked questions, and every time the answer to that question was ‘Yes’ they had to push the button in front of them. The answers appeared on the screen.
The very first question was ‘Reveal! Are the cast members close to each other?’ and all five of them answered ‘Yes.’ Seki assumed everyone would press ‘Yes’, so he wasn’t surprised with the result.
To the question ‘Reveal! Did you actually want to act a different character?’, two people answered ‘Yes’. One of them was Ito, and that shocked the fans in the hall. When Ito was asked why, he said that ‘many people around Mob are energetic and full of beans. It seems fun to be like that, but Mob can’t be like that. So, I wanted to act someone hyper.’ Seki agreed with Ito, ‘As for Mr. Seki here…’ without being asked why, which made people laugh. In contrast to Ito’s answer, Seki commented, ‘Goda-senpai is mostly hyper, and I wanted to live quieter. [laugh] I wish I were playing the peaceful family scenes at Mob’s house.’
At the question ‘Reveal! What do you want to say to Ito?’, there was a picture of Director Yuzuru Tachikawa and Ito on the screen. Ito was sleeping on the director’s lap, which led the conversation to Mob’s dressing-up as a girl. The conversation surprisingly revealed that Ito actually took part in a cross-dressing contest at a school festival, and ended up winning first place. The cast members mentioned that Ito could actually be quite girly.
In ‘Reveal! Do you have a psychic ability?’, Sakurai was the only one who answered ‘Yes’. He revealed that sometimes when he is walking around sensing something different, he sees celebrities. Apparently, he has a celeb-spotting ability.
The last one was ‘Reveal! Did you ever think Matsuoka is sometimes too extreme?.’ Six of them answered ‘Yes’, including Matsuoka himself. He explained, ‘All I need to do is to fix it when it’s too much. So, I always aim to act closer to the extreme.’
The fans gave him a round of applause after the session ended.
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