Mob Psycho 100 – Episode 12

Mob Psycho had a pretty fiery conclusion this week, one that actually arrived at a more or less satisfying thematic endpoint. ONE’s thoughts on society are clearly still deeply conflicted, but his analysis of Claw seemed pretty sharp here, and concluding on Reigen’s call for kindness felt like basically the only way to positively react to his view on the world in general. And of course, the big action highlights were as excellent as ever, and it was nice to check in with everyone before finishing up. Mob Psycho turned out to likely be the strongest show of the season, something I really wouldn’t have guessed coming in. Nice work, everyone!

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

Mob Psycho 100

“One’s heart can find a resolution just by being offered a helping hand”

Oh my god, this Reigen face

Yep, the chuuni sword Scar dude was rejected by society

“No matter what powers a person may have, they are still just a person”

“You’re so addicted to your powers, you’ve developed tunnel vision”

Reigen talking about how their powers don’t make them special, of course

“If you want to make it big, you have to live in reality”

The division leader thinks people just being people is “far too cruel”

Reigen’s words carry a bitterness of understanding why these people reject society

“No group made according to your stupid yardstick is big enough for me!”

The politics here are great, actually. By rejecting society, these people only give in to their own bitterness, and try to see themselves as better than everyone. It’s only by trying to be kind within society that we can grow into real adults

Ultimately, this mask guy just echoes the oldest of the minions – bitterness, hoping to attach himself to a more powerful group

Checking in on everyone

Hanazawa takes the weak psychics under his wing

“Did I do something uncool?” You just gotta be cool to the people you care about

Catching a giant tsuchinoko in a sequence key-animated by ONE himself

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