Akio Ohtsuka Reprises Role as Dimple in Live-Action Mob Psycho 100 Series
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website for the live-action television series of ONE's Mob Psycho 100 manga revealed on Friday that Akio Ohtsuka will reprise his role as Ekubo/Dimple in the live-action series. Ohtsuka played the character in the anime adaptation.
The rest of the cast includes:
Kazuki Namioka as Reigen, Mob's master and a self-proclaimed psychic
Nogizaka46 member Yūki Yoda as Tsubomi, Mob's childhood friend whom he has a crush on
The series will premiere on Netflix on January 12, and will also premiere on TV Tokyo's "MokuDora 25" time slot on January 18. BS Japan will begin airing the series on January 23.
Kōichi Sakamoto, who is also working with Hamada on Ultraman Geed, is directing the show. Fuminori Kobayashi is serving as producer. Reiko Yoshida and Kei Kunii are penning the scripts.
The original manga creator ONE (One-Punch Man) launched the Mob Psycho 100 series on Ura Sunday in 2012 and later in Shogakukan's MangaOne app in 2014, and it ended on Friday. Shogakukan published the manga's 15th compiled book volume on October 19.
The anime adaptation of ONE's original manga premiered in Japan in July 2016 and Crunchyroll streamed the series with English subtitles as it aired in Japan. Funimation streamed an English dub for the anime last December.
Funimation describes the story:
Kageyama Shigeo (a.k.a. Mob) is an 8th grader with powerful psychic abilities. Working under his not-so-capable master, Reigen, Mob uses his powers to exorcise evil spirits. But his will to be normal causes him to suppress his powers and feelings until he hits 100 percent — a point where his pent-up emotions are unleased and a darker power takes over.
The manga is also inspiring a stage play starring voice actor Setsuo Ito reprising his role as Mob from the anime, and it will run from January 6-14. In addition, the anime will get an event centered on the character Reigen: it will include compilation screenings of the television anime with some new parts.
Source: The Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web