Mob Psycho 100 III premieres on October 5 in Japan on TOKYO MX and Fuji TV and Amazon Prime Video will be streaming it exclusively within the country. To commemorate the announcement, a special 15-second commercial was revealed. It contains scenes from the previous seasons but also features the opening theme song “1” by Mob Choir:
The third season of the anime will focus on new developments in Mob’s life. He is still busy with school and his part-time exorcist job. Reigen and Serizawa, the newest member of their team, are dealing with strange requests that are coming to the Spirits and Such Consultation Office. A giant broccoli tree that is still towering over the city’s center is now being worshipped as a “divine tree” and is drawing attention among the citizens. Ekubo once again disappears from Mob’s sight just as the Psycho Helmet Cult begins gaining new momentum. Mob senses danger in the city and heads towards the broccoli tree… Just what is going on inside the sacred tree? Mob’s story continues as he learns more about friendship, love and himself.
Season 3 of Mob Psycho 100 will be directed by Takahiro Hasui and animated by studio BONES. Hiroshi Seko is in charge of series composition, with Yoshimichi Kameda once again doing character designs. Kenji Kawai is composing the music. According to studio Bones president Masahiko Minami, this season won’t contain CGI and will be entirely hand-drawn.
Mob Psycho 100 is based on a manga by ONE, who is also known as the author of One Punch Man. It started serialization in Ura Sunday magazine in 2012. The manga ended in 2017, after 101 chapters (16 volumes). A spin-off series Mob Psycho 100: Reigen was serialized from 2018 to 2019.
The first season of the Mob Psycho 100 anime, by studio BONES, aired in the Summer of 2016. The second season followed in 2019. The franchise also has a side-story titled Mob Psycho 100 II: The First Spirits and Such Company Trip – A Journey that Mends the Heart and Heals the Soul, as well as a Mob Psycho Mini omake and a recap episode titled Mob Psycho 100 Reigen: The Miraculous Unknown Psychic.
Dark Horse licensed the manga for the English market and describes the plot as:
Do you or someone you know need an exorcist who works cheap? Reigen’s your guy! What’s his secret to busting ghosts while keeping prices low? Well, first, he’s a fraud, and second, he pays the guy who’s got the real psychic power—his student assistant Shigeo—less than minimum wage. Shigeo is an awkward but kind boy whose urge to help others and get along with them is bound up with the mental safety locks he’s placed on his own emotions. Reigen knows he needs to exploit Shigeo to stay in business, yet for better or worse he’s also his mentor and counselor. And he also knows whenever the normally repressed kid’s emotions reach level 100, it may unleash more psychic energy than either of them can handle!
Although Amazon will be exclusively streaming Mob Psycho III in Japan, Crunchyroll has acquired the license for overseas countries. The firs two season are already available on the platform, both subbed and dubbed.
Source: Warner Bros. Japan YouTube
©ONE, Shogakukan／Mob Psycho 100 Project 2022