Fans and journalists alike praised Mob Psycho 100’s anime adaptation, but how closely did it ultimately resemble the original? Let’s check out some key differences between Mob Psycho Anime and Manga
Mob Psycho 100 concluded its third and final season. The anime may closely resemble the manga, but there are several concepts that are different between the two; the on-screen adaptation both enlarged some sequences and included some wholly unique content.
Anime Expands on Some Manga Scenes
The animation is far shorter than the official 101-chapter length of the Mob Psycho manga. There are 12 episodes in each of Seasons 1 and 3, but only 13 in Season 2. Fans who choose to watch the anime rather than read the manga, however, only missed a few brief extras or side stories that were penned by the franchise’s creator, ONE. Let’s take a look at those anime expansions.
Mob Psycho Season 3 Episode 8
In “Transmission 2 Encountering the Unknown,” the anime significantly altered a manga tale. The second portion of the little side story in which Tome eventually encounters some aliens is presented in this episode. Inukawa, a Telepathy Club member, is unintentionally left behind on the spaceship with the aliens in the second half of this two-parter. While the book just briefly mentions this, the anime goes over and beyond and depicts Inukawa’s entire encounter with the aliens. Even if the scene’s enlargement may not be required in the grand scheme of things, it does provide some entertaining anime-only filler while adhering to the original plot.
Mob Psycho 100 Anime added 2 OVAs
With the inclusion of two independent OVAs, the animation took things a step further. In the first OVA- Reigen – the Miraculously Unknown Psychic, Reigen essentially recounts Season 1 in its entirety as he forces Mob to write his autobiography. Reigen’s paranoia is highlighted in the second OVA, with the characters visiting an inn in Mob Psycho 100: The Spirits and Such Consultation Office’s First Company Outing “A Healing Trip That Warms the Heart.”
The Anime Try a lot to Remain Faithfull to Its Manga
The Mob Psycho 100 anime includes all of the key arcs and plot points while also expanding on some less significant sequences, making it almost exactly match the manga. Because it stayed so true to the source material, fans were thrilled with the result, especially when Season 3 debuted in October 2022. Sometimes it felt like Studio Bones prioritized the creation of fantastic, fluid fight scenes while spending a large portion of its cash on strange graphics and animation.
The writers refused to cut corners with the character growth that some of the major cast in the manga also through, so the hard work didn’t end there. Through the course of Season 3, Mob develops in a subtle but stunning way, demonstrating how he learns to accept his genuine emotions. Dimple, a beloved manga character, was also given some new attention.
There wasn’t much about the anime adaptation of Mob Psycho 100 that manga readers could fault because the story ended up being largely the same. The animation of the series received plaudits for months after it ended, giving it—along with its manga—an excellent reputation among lovers of shonen.