Mob Psycho 100 Gets All-New OVA Planned by ONE
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The official website for the anime adaptations of ONE's Mob Psycho 100 manga announced on Monday that the franchise is getting a completely new original video anime (OVA). ONE is providing the original concept for the anime. (Note: The announcement confirmed that the OVA announcement is not an April Fool's Day joke.)
Yuzuru Tachikawa is returning to direct the anime at Bones.
The OVA will get an advance screening at "Mob Psycho 100 II Psycho Helmet-kyō no Tsudoi Special Event Natsu" (tentative title) on July 7. The Mob Psycho 100 II anime's first and second home video volumes, which ship on April 3 and 24, respectively, will bundle forms to enter advance tickets lotteries for the event. Mob Psycho 100 II cast members such as Setsuo Ito, Takahiro Sakurai, and Takanori Hoshino, as well as theme song performers sajou no hana will appear at the event.
The anime's first season premiered in Japan in July 2016, and the second season premiered this past January. Crunchyroll streamed both series as they aired in Japan. Funimation streamed English dubs for the anime and released the first series on home video. The first series joined Adult Swim's Toonami programming block in October. The Mob Psycho 100 REIGEN: The Miraculous Unknown Psychic event anime debuted in March 2018, and Crunchyroll streamed it.
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.
Tachikawa and Ito will also attend this year's Crunchyroll Expo event. Crunchyroll Expo will take place at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in California from August 30 through September 1.