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Mob Psycho 100 Ad Previews 'Mystery Unit' Mob Choir's Opening Theme

posted on by Karen Ressler
Series based on manga by One-Punch Man creator to stream on Crunchyroll

The official website for the television anime of ONE's Mob Psycho 100 manga began streaming a commercial for the series on Thursday. Takahiro Sakurai narrates the video as his character Arataka Reigen. The video previews the opening theme song "99" by the "mystery unit" MOB CHOIR.

The anime will premiere on Tuesday, July 12 at 12:00 a.m. on Tokyo MX, and also air on Yomiuri TV, BS Fuji, and Tele-Asa Channel 1. Tokyo MX and Yomiuri TV will air a special program on July 4. An advance screening of the first episode will be held on June 25. Crunchyroll will stream the series in some territories as it airs in Japan.

The anime stars:

Setsuo Ito as Shigeo "Mob" Kageyama
Takahiro Sakurai as Arataka Reigen
Akio Ohtsuka as Ekubo
Miyu Irino as Ritsu Kageyama
Yoshimasa Hosoya as Tenga Onigawara
Atsumi Tanezaki as Tome Kurata
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Teruki Hanazawa
Ayumi Fujimura as Ichi Mezato
Uki Satake as Tsubomi

Rock band ALL OFF (Heavy Object) will perform the ending theme song "Refrain Boy." The single CD for MOB CHOIR's opening theme will ship on August 31, and will also include a "talking song" titled "Chōnōryokusha ni Arigatō" (Thanks to People With Special Powers), performed by Takahiro Sakurai as his character Arataka Reigen. Original creator ONE wrote the lyrics to the song.

Yuzuru Tachikawa (Death Parade) is directing the anime at BONES (Fullmetal Alchemist, Eureka Seven, Space Dandy, Blood Blockade Battlefront). Hiroshi Seko (Ajin) is overseeing the scripts, Yoshimichi Kameda (One-Punch Man animation director) is the character designer, Kazuhiro Wakabayashi (Eureka Seven, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Soul Eater) is the sound director, and Kenji Kawai (Ghost in the Shell, Hana Moyu, Patlabor) is composing the music. Additional staff members include:

Art Director: Ryō Kōno
Color Design: Shihoko Nakayama
Director of Photography: Mayuko Furumoto

The story revolves around "Mob," a boy who will explode if his emotional capacity reaches 100%. This boy with psychic powers earned his nickname "Mob" because he does not stand out among other people. He keeps his psychic powers bottled up so he can live normally, but if his emotional level reaches 100, something will overwhelm his entire body.

The manga creator ONE launched the Mob Psycho 100 series on Ura Sunday in 2012 and later in Shogakukan's Manga ONE app in 2014. Shogakukan will publish the 12th compiled book volume of the manga on June 17.

Another manga by ONE, One-Punch Man, inspired the recent television anime.

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