Crunchyroll to Stream Mob Psycho 100 Reigen Event Anime
posted on by Egan Loo
Media service Crunchyroll announced on Sunday that it will stream the Mob Psycho 100 Reigen event anime. The 60-minute compilation for BONES' television anime of ONE's Mob Psycho 100 manga will begin streaming at 1:00 p.m. EDT in unspecified countries and territories.
The Mob Psycho 100 Reigen: Shirarezaru Kiseki Reinōryokusha (The Miraculous Unknown Psychic) anime centers on Mob's master Reigen as he gets the idea to write an autobiography. The anime compiles the earlier television anime but "about 25%" of the event anime is new footage. It debuted in an event in Japan on Sunday, along with the announcement of the second anime season. Both the event anime and the second season retain the same cast and staff from the first season.
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 in December 2016.
Funimation describes the story:
Kageyama Shigeo (a.k.a. Mob) is an 8th grader with powerful psychic abilities. Workingunder 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 unleashed and a darker power takes over.
The original manga creator ONE (One-Punch Man) launched the Mob Psycho 100 series on Ura Sunday in 2012 and later in Shogakukan's Manga ONE app in 2014, and ended it in December. Shogakukan published the manga's 15th compiled book volume last October.