Now, me giving it such a high score may just me being biased. However, you must keep in mind this is a "recap". Most Recap episodes in anime are always overlooked or low rated since-Well, its just recaps.
So why give this one such a high score? Because this is EXACTLY what I feel like a recap should be!
It isn't just a bunch of episodes edited into one with a narrator, they made it into a new thing!! Adding a story behind it, and even editing some of the anime scenes with funny new content!
Mob psycho 100 is not your typical series, so
why should the recap be a typical recap?
They went full swing and you could really feel the fun everyone must of had working on this.
If you're more of a casual fan your opinion may vary.
However, as someone who loves the series I had so much fun and laughed throughout.
And for a "Recap" episodes thats saying A LOT.
So yes, judging it as a RECAP I feel like it deserves a 10/10
Ok let's start with two things: this is my first ever review and Mob Psycho 100 Reigen is just a 1 hour long recap of the anime (season 1). Basically if you like re watching anime this is your cup of tea. On the other hand if you're like me you won't enjoy this that much. The anime was great but this just feels like a lazy way to announce season 2. They used the same animation and music for almost the whole special so there isn't much to say. The parts that are original to this special are of good quality though and
the twist at the end is pretty funny in my opinion. One thing is sure, I would fully recommend this special as a recap for anyone who hasn't seen the anime. It's complete and misses some details but the overall plot and important details are there making it a very good recap. That is all. :)
Reigen. Mob Psycho 100's most beloved character, perhaps even surpassing the titular character himself. So what is this special about?
Well, the Mob Psycho 100 Reigen Special is about Reigen writing a book about his "experiences" with the supernatural. But as we all know Reigen is the biggest con in the entire series, and so are most of the recaps.
I think this special has truly opened my eyes to how damn good Bones is at animating recap episodes and keeping them fresh (I think the only thing that beats this recap episode is that one back in Re:Creators).
Retelling the events in the series from Reigen's
perspective, or rather the perspective he wants everyone to see it from, we are allowed the opportunity to see subtle changes in the story that makes Reigen look like a wise and noble main character, and dare I say IT IS FUCKING HILARIOUS.
I think the biggest thing going for this recap episode is noticing the subtle change in detail from the first season. There are many times where Reigen obviously photoshops himself over other characters in the story, changes dialogue or includes himself in scenes he wasn't in, just so he can have a say in the narrative he's trying to push to get sales.
That said, by the end of the special, all the other characters revise the book, making it essentially about Mob instead of Reigen, and his "Fabrication level" of his story goes from a 100 to nothing a big ol' donut.
One thing I also found interesting is how Mob also changes some of the story too when he gets the chance to write his own chapter, which actually gives a bit of insight into how he sees some of the events that unfolded. That said, it was still much closer to the truth than any of Reigen's bits.
In the end, the Reigen special is a must-watch for all Mob Psycho fans, and it should be for the upcoming second season announced at the end of the episode. And that announcement was fucking golden, from how the episode built up to it the entire time, and how gratifying it was to see as a Mob Psycho fan.
But I guess not everyone will like this for the simple fact that it is a recap episode, that said, no matter if you like it or not, there is one thing we can all say at the end of the day:
Let me be frank, this is essentially a recap episode (and we all know now well those go down in the anime community!), a 60min recap episode at that.
The gimmick here is that it is a retelling of the events of the 1 season from the perspective of Reigen, embellished for the purpose of making some profit. I call it a gimmick because it doesn't take very long for it to wear on the nerves. Reigen's manipulation of Mob is an essential aspect of the story...but an entire episode of it is far more than I can take.
Regarding all other aspects, apart from few additional
scenes to move the recap along, it is a highlights reel of all the best fights from season 1, nothing more.
I'm a big fan of Mob Pyscho 100 but a would strongly recommend seeing the highlighted scenes from this recap in context, they certainly suffer from being "retooled" in this episode.
Easter Egg...apparently Reigen has a Saitama screen saver on his mobile phone.