Mob Psycho 100 – Episode 9

Mob Psycho 100 played it reasonably cool this week, letting the first few minutes of Mob’s rescue and Ritsu’s escape largely speak for themselves. That was fine, though – even in the absence of anything as visually thrilling as last week’s spectacle, we’ve still arrived at an exciting narrative with an engaging cast of characters. Mob’s complexity as a person means his one-sided battles still have at least a bit more intrigue than Saitama’s deadpan victories, and Ritsu’s relative vulnerability actually led to a tiny bit of Hunter x Hunter-style power-plotting this week. Overall, I’m still very much enjoying the Mob Psycho ride.

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

Mob Psycho 100

Claw dudes. Terada, someone above the two guys already abducting kids

Terada, a “scar.” He decides to just kill Mob

Once again, the power of adults isn’t physical strength, it’s cunning. Being willing to do terrible things to achieve victory

So this is just the 7th Division

They just kill Kaito, the younger of the two brothers

The fight with Terada certainly has some nice cuts

Apparently they were just brainwashed, and the other brother is relatively fine

It’s kinda great seeing Ritsu learn humility dealing with these lesser espers

And Ritsu also employing their limited powers in clever ways is also compelling. ONE seems to understand that an invincible protagonist isn’t the most engaging thing

Koyama, the original Scar, wants to get his revenge

“His casual attitude is throwing me off.” But in truth, Mob is building up with rage

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