Mob Psycho Season 2 immediately gets the viewers back on track starting from the first episode. It’s not in a huge rush to accelerate the plot like some sequels but instead get fans to familiarize the franchise again. We are reminded of how characters can change and make a difference, with Mob being the most prominent example this season. He’s no longer a shy little kid like before and stands up for himself. Mob is like a capeless hero armed with esper power and a strong desire to be himself this season. Regardless of who he is facing off against, he doesn’t back down and shows just how much he has grown.
Business returns for him, and he isn’t afraid to guide Mob with his way of words. In the earlier episodes, the duo deals with urban legends, and eventually, he even decides to make a website for psychic business. With this business, it should come as no surprise that he’d attract unwanted attention. Knowing Reigen, he deals with his problems in unorthodox ways with a full air of confidence regardless of consequences. The season boosts his personality in the top fold with him taking on a business person, a con artist, and an anti-hero. Irrespective of how the show delivers his character, I always find him the most entertaining part of this season. Why? It’s because of how much variety Reigen brings out of this show. Mob Psycho shines when characters’ actions speak louder than words, and in most cases, Reigen does so. It’s the type of fan service where ONE knows how to give to us, the audience.
As part of the plot, the first half felt like the storytelling is a bit loose, although it remains consistent with the show’s overall themes. When experimenting with ideas, Mob Psycho always wants us to feel something, whether it’s sadness, laughter, or excitement. Indeed, there’s a deeper degree of emotions drawn out with the characters’ attitudes and actions this season. Mob was an example of such when he became much more extensive than life character. He wants to improve himself and continues to overcome his obstacles.
You could probably guess that while the second season contains its goofy moments, we can’t forget about the threats of certain espers. In the latter of the show, we are introduced to Claw, an organization that wants to make the world under its image. Is the world ready? Can anyone stop them? If you’re not aware, ONE is also known for his other famous superhero work, One Punch Man. This show no doubt has its legion of heroes, only that they aren’t dubbed as such but act with heroic intentions. Even Reigen, our local bad boy, knows who the real villains are despite his reputation. Claw itself is a mysterious organization, especially with its charismatic leader, Toichiro Suzuki. As a very powerful esper, his confidence perhaps dwarves even Reigen. After announcing his plan for a New World Order, he clarifies that nothing will get in his way. The second season pushes him as the Big Bad and the Ultimate 5, a series of elite espers who serve directly under their boss.
Bones, what can we do without you? With so many action-packed projects under your belt, Mob Psycho is another title that fully deserved its spot on their roster. The second season is a feast of extravagant animation that went beyond my expectations. Yoshimichi Kameda can sell character designs as real as possible while decorating the show with jaw-breaking elements. Episode 8 is an example of the extensive amount of stylistic choreography. It may look a bit rough at times, but the episode delivered the highest quality of anime action I haven’t seen in years. When the show isn’t showing off, it’s over the top tier animation. It’s well known to execute its character personality through cleverly timed expressions. There’s no shortage of moments this season when you find characters react in overly exaggerated manners. It’s the selling that makes Mob Psycho 100 Season 2 so great.