Mob Psycho 100 – Episode 4

Mob Psycho was as consistent as ever this week, offering plenty of unique visual highlights while also further exploring the sad contradiction of Mob’s character. Mob’s insecurity is the heart of this series, and the fact that we now have a foil who basically represents everything Mob cannot be is a nice complement to that. Mob Psycho is just damn good entertainment – like Love Live, it’s the kind of high-quality popcorn I’d be happy to munch on every season.

You can check out my full review over at ANN, or my notes below!

Mob Psycho 100

“People really aren’t born equal” – a theme taken over from OPM

This episode is really expanding the cast and world of the show –

“Psychic powers aren’t needed to survive in the first place.” Mob and his brother Ritsu are opposites – Ritsu is a success in all the conventional teenager ways, and each of them envy the other

“If these powers belonged to someone else, we would have a completely different world”

Dimple ends up being a lot less annoying of a mascot than I expected

Lots of heavy crosshatching and linework in this episode’s animation and still shots

Teruki, the gang villain, who believes he’s the “main character”

Tenga’s repeated punches are an interesting random visual feat

This is a bit more subdued of an episode overall, though


Dimple is basically the straight man of the show


Black Vinegar Middle School

The evil of crowds again


More heavy-line highlights

More incredibly loose, cartoonish animation for the semi-fights. Which works, cause none of these fights are at all serious

“Those pieces of trash lying around here are the symbols of my authority at this school”

Teruki Hanazawa

“Society always underestimates me… fools who don’t look beneath the surface”

“If you have your own spotlight, bugs with low IQ always flock to you”

Teru talks about presence, whereas Mob is the opposite