Anime NYC to Host World Premiere of Mob Psycho 100 Anime's 2nd Season
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Staff of the Anime NYC convention revealed on Monday that this year's event will host the world premiere of Mob Psycho 100 II, the second season of BONES' anime of ONE's Mob Psycho 100 manga, on November 17 at 1:00 p.m. Voice actor Setsuo Ito (seen below), who plays Shigeo “Mob” Kageyama, will attend the screening. The premiere event will also show exclusive cast and staff comment videos and offer prize giveaways.
In addition, Ito will appear at a Mob Psycho 100 panel on November 16 at 8:00 p.m., as well as at signings and photo ops. Ito's other anime roles include Kai Musashikai in Anime-Gataris and Kenichi Iwami in Captain Tsubasa.
The second season of the Mob Psycho 100 anime will premiere on television in Japan in January. The "Mob Psycho 100 Reigen: Shirarezaru Kiseki Reinōryokusha" (The Miraculous Unknown Psychic) event announced the anime's second season in March. Director Yuzuru Tachikawa said at the event that the staff at BONES will not change from the first season.
The anime's first season 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 and released the series on home video. The series will join Adult Swim's Toonami programming block on October 27 at 11:30 p.m. EDT.
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 convention will also host the North American premiere of the K: Seven Stories "Memory of Red ~BURN~" film, the world premiere of the K: Seven Stories "Circle Vision ~Nameless Song~" film, and the United States premiere screening of the first two episodes of the IDOLiSH7 television anime.
Anime NYC will be held at the Javits Center in New York City from November 16-18.
Source: Anime NYC's website