ONE’s Mob Psycho 100 manga released the first official fanbook, nearly 5 years after the series ended in December 2017. The new book compiles 160 pages including special collaborative illustrations from artists such as Hiromu Arakawa of Fullmetal Alchemist and Kotoyama of Call of the Night. The author answered questions from fans about characters, like Mob’s dream for the future, Reigen’s romantic episodes in the past, Dimple’s life, and so on in the publication. The product is available at the price of ¥1,250 (≒$9). Shogakukan’s official website introduces the content as:
- Thorough explanations on the main characters, the story, and the world with special columns
- Large-scale interviews with the author ONE including talks and commentaries
- Q&A about characters: ONE’s answers to questions from fans
- Announcement of the results of polls with more than 3 thousand votes by fans
- Original collab illustrations by Hiromu Arakawa, Kotoyama, Takako Shimura, Nagano, Ryoji Minagawa, Itaru Bonnoki
- and more.
The manga author expressed his gratitude on Twitter on the release date:
Those who have contributed their wonderful illustration for Mob Psycho Fanbook: Nagano-sensei, Hiromu Arakawa-sensei, Ryoji Minagawa-sensei, Kotoyama-sensei, Itaru Bonnoki-sensei, and Takako Shimura-sensei. I’m extremely moved. I will treat it as a family treasure.
ONE wrote and illustrated the Mob Psycho 100 manga in Shogakukan’s Ura Sunday web manga service from April 2012 to December 2017. The series ended with the 16th volume. Studio BONES is animating the anime series, and currently, the third season has been airing every Wednesday in Japan since October 2022.
Dark Horse Comics licensed the manga series for English releases and published the latest, 9th volume in August 2022. The official website describes the plot of the first volume as:
From the creator of One-Punch Man! 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!
Source: Official Twitter, Official Website
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