Mob Psycho 100 S3 Review
The first two seasons of this action-packed anime from the same creator of One Punch Man showed us what the story could do—formed with unique and relatable characters twisted in a high-school-type setting.
However, even the greatest of stories must come to an end.
The third and final season of Mob Psycho 100 came out differently than the first two in terms of how it shifted its tone as it went toward the climax.
The second season it ended on a cliffhanger. After Mob defeated Tochiro Suzuki, he is now back to his school life. At the same time, after the colossal battle incident, a giant broccoli rooted itself in the middle of the city.
Reigen found himself a new employee named Katsuya Serizawa, a mid-level exorcist. The giant broccoli serves as a symbol for the people to worship. It attracts the citizens unknowingly. Dimple, who desires to reconstruct a new religion, uses the Divine Tree to gain more supporters. Using certain substances extracted from the tree, he begins to amass power and followers while quickly taking over the entire city. His greed soon turns him from a good, trusted friend to a threat to the Mob and the city's citizens.
The climactic third season offers a definite closure to Mob Psycho 100. Not only did it solve the questions we had for the first two seasons, but it also gave us closure.
The first two seasons may have been an introduction to the setting and the characters. The last season gave us the needed character development for Mob and the side characters that helped him, especially Reigen. The thought might have misdirected us into that they are one-sided people without the need for growth, but the last part proved otherwise.
Even though Mob is the main character, we don't know much about his past or troubles. I like that the author or creator kept it a question until the final arc. It keeps you hooked and wanting to know more about the characters.
In the final season, they also offered us a little look back at the villains from the previous two seasons. Like any other Shonen manga or anime, the main character's enemies tend to find goodness within them and become assistants to the protagonist at some point. The story also gave them a little bit of closure. Although it may not be needed, it works nonetheless.
Mob Psycho 100 may not be one of those near-perfect anime, but it still packs a punch. It may have a unique art style and animation, but it makes it up with a great story and characters.
I view Mob Psycho 100 as a rough gem that is not needed to be polished. It is good despite having irregular edges.
This anime is one that I recommend, even if you are just a casual watcher. It is very action-packed, and the story sometimes moves you to tears.
Mob Psycho 100 deserves to be 4 out of 5 stars.