Kageyama Shigeo (a.k.a. "Mob") is an 8th grader with psychic abilities. He could bend spoons and lift objects with his mind from a young age, but he slowly began to withhold from using his abilities in public due to the negative attention he kept receiving. Now, the only thing he wants is to become friends with a girl in his class, Tsubomi. With his psychic "mentor" (who has no psychic powers), he continues his daily life, attempting to realize his purpose in life.
I'm starting to see cleft-chinned kids as a sign of trouble.
Mob Psycho 100 is a poorly-drawn manga about a wimpy middle schooler named Kageyama Shigeo, who also happens to have telekinetic powers. As the manga progresses, we find out more about his hidden emotions and powers, while he changes the hearts of both friends and foes through his own simple ways. Hilarious and intense, this manga seemed worthy of my first review.
Enough said, ONE works wonders in making a story flow from simple and funny to serious and dramatic. The manga is rich and consistent, and the plot leads on to different
paths due to its unexpected humor.
I want so badly to say that the art is OK, but I can't. This manga IS very poorly drawn, but I believe that the mundane drawings make it funnier and remarkable.
[Update:] As chapters progress the art improves significantly.
It is easy to understand and relate to the feelings of most of the characters in Mob Psycho 100. A bunch of them made their way into my heart. They are not perfect, they are a bit stereotypical, they make mistakes, they take the wrong turns, but we watch them grow across the manga. Some people switch sides, and several villains show a point in their arguments and views of the world.
Mob Psycho 100 is my #1 favorite manga. I have never laughed so hard, while getting so caught up in the action. I ended up reading the whole thing in a matter of days (I honestly tried to make it last a while, but...yeah).
And as for OPM fans, this manga is definitely worth reading! In comparison to the original OPM, Mob has better art, and the characters are more developed over the course of the story. We get a more elaborate story, and we still get to see brats with butt-chins!
There's a lot of wonder on how similar Mob Psycho 100 is to One Punch Man, and although there are some similarities, Mob Psycho 100 is arguably ONE's more serious work (but it still has plenty of comedy).
Shigeo "Mob" Kageyama, unlike Saitama, does not seek a worthy opponent or an exciting life. Instead he seeks normalcy and has simple goals: becoming more athletic, learning to "read the atmosphere" in social situations, and getting his crush to notice him. His only friend is his master Reigen Arataka - a fraud psychic who runs a "spirit agency." Whenever Reigen runs into a situation that deals with a
real haunting he calls Mob to exorcise the spirit as part of his "training." And then there's Mob's younger brother, Ritsu, who's everything Mob is not: popular, athletic, social... But in a touching twist Ritsu actually admires Mob and his power. You may have seen a little spirit blob too, that's Dimple, and without spoiling anything I'll just say he's a power-hungry fella and leave it at that.
This is a coming-of-age story of a meek, awkward, and unnoticeable 14-year-old boy...
However Mob, being the main character of his life which happens to be a manga, is of course dragged into abnormal situations where he faces off against powerful evil spirits and other ESPers. Situations that push his emotions to 100% and unleash an explosion of psychic power, proving that despite his meek and kind nature that Mob is NOT to be messed with.
ONE takes this story on an emotional roller coaster, with the very situations that push Mob's emotions to 100% varying from Anger to Sadness to Gratitude - moments that are triumphant, frightening, tragic, and heartwarming. The story unfolds in a way that's gripping and addicting, with interesting characters who are both comical and have depth, and better art than ONE's original One Punch Man (cough-still love it though!). Watching Mob improve himself is always a fulfilling sight.
Overall I give the story an outstanding 10.
from the creator of onepunch man, mob psycho 100 is a manga which epicness and fun is only rivalized with it's awful art
the way that one can go to a simple and great gag manga to a story of epic proportions while still mantaining it's fun is simply amazing, it's a must read
yeah a 5 year old can draw better than ONE, but it meshes quite well with the style of story, people that discovered this gem by reading only the redrawed version of onepunch man can find the art offputting
they are quite original mostly, some stereotypes here or there played for laughs
over 90 manga but i can count in my hand the series that i enjoyed quite as much as mob READ IT
if you're a guy that doesn't care much about art to enjoy a great funny story this one is a must
One thing I have to say about Mob Psycho, is how addictive it is. Chapter after chapter after chapter goes by until you reach the end, and then you want more. That was a warning.
The story follows "Mob", the typical wimpy, fragile, socially awkward kid who has a special gift (powerful Esper) which he isn't allowed to share with anybody else, so pretty much everyone in his surroundings doesn't really know what he's capable of.
It's nothing original but the twist here is that Mob doesn't feel like using his gift to advance himself, rather, he tries to live a normal life and
become a cool dude without using his abnormally powerful telekinetic powers as a krutch.
Mob's inner conflict about restrainning himself due to the dangerous nature of his powers, all the while being forced to use them in order to help people around him, make for interesting story arcs as Mob has to find a different solution to his problems each time.
I like the art, since it's full of personality, but objectively speaking, it's not the best.
ONE has a knack for writing cool characters and Mob Psycho is no different, every character has their distinct personality which makes them instantly recognizable. Some are more likeable, others less, but the biggest change is felt on the main character. Mob himself constantly develops and matures throughout the manga, something easily apparent/felt by the time one has caught up with the series.
Mob Psycho is a very good series with some pretty badass moments which are set up beautifully, and a set of characters that work well with each other. Nothing feels forced, nor out of place. Get past the less than beautiful art and you're bound to discover an extremely enjoyable series to follow.
Mob Psycho 100 can be compared to its predecessor One Punch Man in how it features down-to-earth protagonists that have been granted immense power. But how does Mob Psycho 100 deal with this premise differently?
Mob Psycho 100's first (but hopefully not only) season has just come to an end, while One Punch Man's second season has just been announced. Which of the two ONE adaptations is ultimately the better show? Read on for the possibly surprising, almost certainly controversial answer!