It's back, and still good.
OPM is madhouse. This is Bones.
Now I remember Mob Psycho 100 manga run has ended.
I feel sad.
Very good first episode. I liked seeing Mob dealing with dating a girl. I also liked how he showed her his psychic powers. The OP is mind blowingly good! And the animation ones again is amazing! Can't wait for the next episode.
Don't like the spin-off manga, Reigen?
The infrequent release date and the slow start to get to the good part made me not like it at first. I hope it gets better and actually gets more Reigen action.
Yup, it's still good. It goes a bit fast but you can see it's made with care.
>muscle bros are still best bros
>when he shows you his psychic powers
There is a spin-off manga!?
No, anon was just yanking your chain.
It had a good story and ended satisfactorily. Would you rather see Mob Psycho: Shippuden, or new issues of One Punch Man?
>or new issues of One Punch Man?
What's wrong with them?
I think there's no real problem but rather the overall story has stagnated for so long due to Murata's autism into making high quality drawings and the collaboration with ONE to add in more or less filler shonen shit to make up for essentially remaking One Punch Man and only just barely recently are we about to leap back into where the web manga has abruptly ended.
That OP is stellar, and damn that was a good first episode.
>Mob gets 3DPDed.com
I was expecting it to still be great and I was right. BONES has been on a pretty good streak for a while now.
>3DPD trying to take advantage of Mobbu for power in her psychic club
>3DPD pretending to ask out Mobbu as a punishment dare
>3DPD childhood friend who friendzoned Mobbu
Just leave the psychic alone, you succubi.
To be fair, the epilogue confirms Mob and Tsubomi still talk on the phone, and she may end up developing feelings for him.
Replace psychic powers with millions of dollars and you have the reason why.
I just finished the manga today lads. Why does it got to end?
Because all good things have to end.
>good things end
>bad things continue on for all eternity
Why is the world so cruel.
Heartwarming episode, even if I know the conclusion. The OP is a cut above everything else this season besides Fighting Gold, though I still prefer s1's OP over it.
Murata manages to draw out literally one panel to a month long arc, and it's going to take over the webcomic and take over OPM's corpse once it's drained the rest of the life out of it. The pacing is now worse, it's more like a generic shonen, and it has to delete some jokes or change how jokes are presented to make it fit now.
What is ONE even doing at this point, just living life?
He's rich now, so presumably he goes around being depressed.
>He's rich now
Since when does creating two mildly popular mangos make you rich?
> more like a generic shonen,
That's all it is now in all honesty. Hardly anything of value from the webcomic remains, Garou has been gutted every time he appears and so on. Murata was a mistake.
Today we're exorcising urban legends.
Damn I had no idea how horrible things were for OPM.
>ED is showing off all the friends mob has made so far
This ending is going to hurt during the mogami arc.
Why did they change the urban legend from the kuchisaki onna to the dragger? This was one of my favorite parts of the mango and it's not as good in the anime...
>Murata was a mistake
The sad part is that wider audiences don't enjoy OPM for what it is nearly as much as they enjoy an extremely well animated shonen. So as it degrades more and more, it'll get more fans.
this episode was cute as hell, the character interactions and relationships were just too lovely, wonder if mob thinking about the possibility of hurting people will go anywhere
The series already ended, you already know about mob's rampage you filthy secondary
Today we exorcise a girl, what's the worst thing that could happen?
Turns out the little girl is actually a man.
Well, even if a few people died, I'm sure Mob will emerge victorious.
I'm glad all the talent from the 1st season carried over into the second. One punch man is going to be an absolute train wreck & mob is clearly the more focused series,
Well, that episode was probably my favorite episode of anything I'll see all year.
This episode starting with bullying Mob and ended with a fight that smashed the budget for the next episode.
Bones just disintegrated its entire budget.
>One punch man is going to be an absolute train wreck
Don't scare me like this, anon. For real?
Why cant the cute rich bitch who got some character development and learned that she needs to stop being an utter shitstain onto the world and be try to be a better person be the main romance interest instead of the generic friendzoning nigger we get instead? Ah, gripes aside this was an insane fucking episode, really cool seeing just how much mob has grown and learned to control his powers even when he becomes overwhelmed by his emotions. I really liked how Mogami got sucked away by the former Claw member just has he was monologing about how he'd be watching from afar, decent bit of comedic relief after all that bullying and action, but also underpinned the entire "you can help other people become better" point considering the verbal thrashing he got from Reigan in the last season finale. Christ though, the budget must be in shambles after that fight, good as it was.
They changed studios and the new designs clearly reflect that. King, arguably one the most developed characters for the Garou arc, looks like shit.
It is being adapted by JC staff.
Best episode so far from both seasons. Really impressed.
Peak Mob Psycho 100, you can't get any better than that.
>The people who are completely butchering Index III right now will make OPM 2
It's already dead.
So this is the power of japanimation, huh?
>Why cant the cute rich bitch who got some character development and learned that she needs to stop being an utter shitstain onto the world and be try to be a better person be the main romance interest instead of the generic friendzoning nigger we get instead?
Well, I think ONE unintentionally wrote in a pretty good reason for that. Mob is a middle schooler. Between the girl who learned what she did was wrong, and tries to change afterwards, and the really pretty girl, Mob is going to go after the really pretty girl. Even if the other girl had the hots for him, he'd probably be hesitant if she approached him, after what happened at the start of this season.
How do they keep getting away with it?!
>Why cant the cute rich bitch who got some character development and learned that she needs to stop being an utter shitstain onto the world and be try to be a better person be the main romance interest instead of the generic friendzoning nigger we get instead?
Because that would fuck up Mob's progression as a character and turn this into a shitty romcom.
I was looking forward to this bit from Dimple in the anime and was disappointed it didn't make it to the anime. Otherwise Bones is absolutely crushing it with all of this BUDGET. Can't wait for the next episode to look like shit.
So... is really Japan's bullying so bad?
Nobody calls that out?
Parents and schools have insane pressure on kids and all of them are looking for a way out so they bully.
What surprises me more are parents not protecting their bullied kind. I thought honor was a thing.
Honor is only for royals. Commoners merely seek not to be shamed.
And teachers slapping students is a thing too? fuck.
>And teachers slapping students is a thing too?
That was extremely common like 20 years ago everywhere.
Well shit maybe not 20 because I forget its the current year but like 35.
I didn't think it was that good of an episode. This season of Mob feels strangely "alienated". The first episode was actually the best to me, and I can't for the life of me actually care about what happens to the characters. Nothing seems to have weight, Mob didn't even make the realization during the latest episode, it was Dimple saying "HEY WE'RE HERE FOR YOU, PULL YOURSELF TOGETHER" and Mob won with the power of friendship. Well actually not even, since Mob had to rely on his dark instinct that are buried deep inside (???%) which therefore completely negates the point made in the episode that the world might be cruel but nice people are here for you and you change people just by being in contact with them. In the end, Mob had to rely on himself to correct the situation.
Definitely not impressed, and the sakuga is not gonna change anything about this.
Mob is so adorable. I don't understand how anyone could bully the poor kid. He's too cute. That's why the bullying in the latest episode physically hurt me. He didn't deserved to be bullied. He may be a dummy be he isn't a super dummy. Only super dummies deserved to get bullied, not poor shotas!
Anyways, this episode seemed pretty edgy. Looked it up on jewtube (Don't ask why) and people are already starting to make shitty amvs with three days grace in the background.
These days you get videos on twitter of students beating up teachers because they aren't allowed to hit the kids back, so it's kind of bullshit for something like that to happen these days.
Was there a guest animator on for this episode? The visuals felt different.
>still stuck in the early 2000s
You feel it too, don't you anon?
Why are you writing like you just escaped from Tumblr?
You've blown their cover, now they'll be after you next.
Probably a shotacon.
>Mob didn't even make the realization during the latest episode, it was Dimple saying "HEY WE'RE HERE FOR YOU, PULL YOURSELF TOGETHER" and Mob won with the power of friendship
>Well actually not even, since Mob had to rely on his dark instinct that are buried deep inside (???%)
The latter of which wouldn't have happened if it weren't for the former...
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This show has so many small downgrades from the first season. For some reason they replaced the visual upticks on the explosion meter with a static images. There's a lot more quick close up shots and less panning shots. A lot of fights in the first season we're a panning background with the characters animated moving across it, it actually looked pretty interesting. In this season most of the fights are just flashy half second jump cuts of action.
And this is unrelated but for some reason I'm more annoyed by the constant restating of the same point in the anime than in the manga. I think this may just be a problem caused by the translation team and not necessarily the fault of the anime adaptation.
Mob is starting to grow some balls.
And Reigen is having a crisis.
But thanks to hard work and business sense, he got popular.
>>it was Dimple saying "HEY WE'RE HERE FOR YOU, PULL YOURSELF TOGETHER" and Mob won with the power of friendship
This idea is popular on twitter, but I think you haven't chewed enough sci-fi to fully understand the scenario. Mob was being brainwashed, Mogai had total control over his mind just as if he was being possessed too. He didn't remember his real life, which is the only way to escape brainwashing (reinforce your identity and resist the stimuli).
Mob was thoroughly outmatched and lost the mind battle. He wasn't just tasked with realizing something until Dimple interfered. What Dimple did, is to bring back his memories that were being blocked, to resist the brainwashing. Afterwards when Mob says people can change, that's a lesson he got from becoming a different person in that nightmare scenario.
I was expecting that they'd deal with the Shin Reigen Arc in 1 episode to save 6 episodes for Claw Redux. Now they have maybe five and a half episodes for Claw? Is this confirmed to be 12 episodes like last season or is there more?
Is Reigen not going to get a pro wrestler arc?
Actually it's 13, so we might still be on schedule. But be aware we're on a budget now, all the money is gone.
I don't know anon. I can't believe I'm saying it, but I believe in Bones.
Same here. Not to mention the entire fight seemed excessive. It was way too flashy for how long it lasted. That coupled with the kind of weak conflict made it meh for me.
But Mob already learned that lesson a long time ago. If he didn't believe it he would have quit the body improvement club a long time ago. In fact i'd say that is the one thing he's always been sure of. The idea that people can change.
>The idea that people can change.
He specifically mentions people changing people, here. While with the /fit/ bros, he is changing himself.
But it could be argued that his relationship with Reigen if the former variety. Personally I don't believe Mob's a fine philosopher: sometimes he gets it and sometimes he doesn't, and eventually he does after the lesson got strong enough.
Oh no, Reigen is revealed to be a fraud.
How will he get out of this situation?
All's well that ends well.
I was hoping Reigen would speech 100 his way out of the press conference, but having Mob intervene at the last minute works well to illustrate their relationship getting patched up. That said the whole Arc is predicated on Reigen trying to fence Mob in once he started to grow and develop a social life, but it feels kind of ham fisted with the way he just shat all over mob out of nowhere. His character has been about helping the kid from day one, and even though hes a cheap ass when it comes to payment, hes always been looking out for him and giving him good advice, so the sudden dip from that to "lol u aint got no friends dumb kid" felt like pure contrivance just to set up this arc.
Overall though I'm happy this story has continued to be primarily character driven, I was kinda concerned the first season was just going to be a launch pad for the Claw stuff and everything was gonna be Psychic battles from then on.Filthy secondary, I know I know.
After the stupid arc about Mogami, Reigen's arc comes and the character shows why he's the MVP of the show and most probably the character of the season altogether.
Really emotional ending.
>the Mogami arc is 2 episodes
They cut out some of the best scenes, like the dead cat. But I guess it's a necessary evil for the sake of the flow, and 13 episodes format...
>the Reigen TV chapter is 2 episodes
Fuck this. They evidently blew up the budget and now they're reusing scenes from the Reigen OVA, too.
It's good for Mob to learn that even his most trusted friend will make a mistake and do something foolish and scummy. That you need to forgive them and help them is most important.**You never read the comic? It goes off towards the end unfortunately
Mob is going to show everyone he can place in the top ten at the 5 km school marathon.
But the end of the episode took a dark turn.
Are we out of the Zero Budget Zone?
Can they wrap this up in 5 episodes?
I funny think they can faithfully pull off claw elites in five episodes. Here's hoping for a surprise 2cour and we can get divine tree congestion and the whole shebang finished.
I'm expecting a fakeout but still.
Spoilers about Mob's family, don't read unless you're a faggot who can't wait a month for the arc to complete.
The parents become good ghosts, but the brother is still alive.
Is Mob Psycho 100 one of the best anime adaptations of all time?
Can't say until this season is over. They have a lot of content to J-JAM IN to five episodes. This could very well turn into a rushed shitshow that has to cut a lot of stuff.
Deciding if it's a good adaptation or not is a tricky one, but it's definitely one of the best anime to come out in recent years.
>Is Mob Psycho 100 one of the best anime adaptations of all time?
It's more than just an adaptation: this is one of those rare cases, where the anime brings out the unexpressed potential of a manga. Mob's written story wasn't as emotional and awe inducing, it's like the anime adds the lacking necessary element to trigger the explosion.
Bones has done an amazing job with MP100. It really feels like a work of love.
The real question I have is how is BONES of all studios managing to do this.
Is BONES supposed to have a bad reputation? There is plenty of stuff in their catalogue that I've enjoyed. Sword of the Stranger, Soul Eater, Space Dandy, MHA, Eureka Seven, FMA Brotherhood, shit they coproduced Cowboy Bebop: Knockin' on Heaven's Door.
The only bad reputation they have is anime original shit which can be hit or miss. Otherwise they're a pretty solid studio.
Like other anons said, I don't see why BONES would have a bad reputation. Their recent stuff especially like Kekkai Sensen, Concrete Revoltio and Masotan has been great.
Bones is really good at adapting anime. When they are left to their own stories, it gets ugly. They did the original Fullmetal and then Fullmetal Brotherhood. The second halves of both of those anime were different. The first one Bones just made stuff up, the second stuck to the manga. Of course the first one got completely off course and went with Nazis, dragons, etc. Second one was much more tame.
There's a huge difference in Bones quality between their original stuff and when they adapt. Their adaptations are usually very good, their original stories are usually not very good.
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They did the same thing with Soul Eater too. Maybe someday we'll get a Brotherhood anime of Soul Eater.
I'm not counting on it
I don't know how fair that is to say. Aren't writers in the anime industry pretty mercenary? Masotan was an original and it was fantastic except for the very last scene.
Was I the only faggot who liked Darker Than Black? I even liked Magic Sniper Girl and her Drunken Hobo Adventures.
Season 1 of DtB was amazing. Season 2 was complete and utter sewage.
It's ok everyone, Mob's family is safe.
I wish this show wasn't so on the nose with it's themes and morals. Claw would still be power hungry idiots with no real plan even if every character that comes across them didn't point it out all the time. I thought maybe the anime would be better than the manga because they would get to cut the redundant dialogue but no they decided to cut the unique stuff and leave the obvious moral fluff in.
The dialogue is pointless, the body double corpse shtick doesn't make any sense, and every character besides Reigen, Teru, and Toichiro is still either a gary stu or a mook. At least the action is interesting.
>Claw would still be power hungry idiots with no real plan
>onedimentional people are realistic
>I dont understand why anyone would want to piss off Mob, who is super powered when pissed off
Try watching boku no pico academia instead. "bad people bad, me gonna fight bad people" are more up your alley.
I figured they wouldn't have the balls to actually do it, but I'm still disappointed. That was the perfect way to drop the climactic, foreshadowed moment of the series (Mob completely snaps, loses all sanity and goes berserk), but no, we just got a "LOL, jk XD" moment, return of the Claw plot edition. The worst part is that is blowing the entire shock/???% load early; now whenever they finally do drop said climax it won't have nearly enough impact. What the fuck were they thinking?
They're adapting the fucking manga. What, do you want them to take it off the rails into your personal headcanon of how MP100 should go?
No, he's telling you what works best. One cheapened out on this one, it would have added a great underlying dilemma to leave the parents' fate undetermined.
Not really? It would have just been more hackneyed and tired garbage. Instead of anything actually compelling it's just pulling on your attachment to mob, and by extension, his parents.
>defusing a morally ambiguous situation immediately doesn't let it develop adequately
This is literary criticism. The message is to let the arc play out fully.
>developing emotional attachment is hackneyed, tired garbage
This is shaming because you have no argument. Learn the difference and stop arguing like you're still on MAL.
So you would have placed the climax 5 episodes before the last one with a super edgy dead parents twist?
Obviously the criticism also applies to the manga. I'm not even saying there needs to be a maximally edgy "Mob's whole family gets brutally murdered" moment, but there does need to be a limit-break moment (because Mob suppressing his true emotions/power is the entire theme), and if you blow your load on a fakeout of one it cheapens the real moment when it eventually happens.
Not an anon you're replying to, but I don't think just a single false alarm is enough to ruin narrative momentum. More than once? Sure, I can buy that as a storytelling crutch. But at this point in the story, I'm pretty sure that the takeaway is that Mob was lucky to have Dimple there to cool his head and help him focus. It's foreshadowing for when the real berserk moment happens, and no one who can help Mob is around.
I like the blonde boy. I wish he had tall hair again.
But he's gone ???% 2 times already during the show and presumably once in his childhood so I don't get your point of it being somehow ruined. I'm sorry but had the climax started here with the death of the parents, it would have ruined this whole series. Even if mob had gone berserk because of the dummies, it would have still been unsatisfactory and premature because where do you go from that? A revenge story? Will someone at some point pop up and say it was just a prank you got tricked into berserk mode? I'm pretty happy with the way the manga went and how it ended so I don't see the big deal.
And the psycho muscle is defeated thanks to the power of pure muscle.
In related news, Reigen's spinoff manga ended. It was pretty short, but I liked it.
Man, I want to get that /fit/.
Do it, anon. Become the jolly muscle wizard. If not for yourself, then for your waifu.
Why is all the porn for this show gay? Jesus i was expecting to jerk off to Mob fucking all of the whores in this show, but no, it's all gay.
Most of the series' popularity comes from fujos and Reigen. Make of that what you will.
Because Reigen is best girl.
Plenty of fighting this episode.
We also get a visit from Mogami.
And Reigen defeats blindman.
Did Reigen actually have a real fucking gun in the preview?
>Mob does nothing, again
Let me guess, final boss will be defeated by hikineet after mob unleashes some genki philosophy and turns him to the good side?
The budget will run out for sure! Is this the opposite response of "They were saving the budget for X moment!"
>Psychic powers don't make you special
>Special: better, greater, or otherwise different from what is usual
>Psychic powers: Superior to the vast majority if not all of modern scientific achievements, to such a degree that they defy the laws of physics
>Psychic powers: also otherwise different from what is usual
>Psychic powers don't make you special
I thought the message was psychic powers were just another skill to augment yourself with and purely relying on them will get you nowhere. Case in point the muscle wizard of the body improvement club who, with just a little bit of psychic power was able to overpower the big fat red guy.
Looks like Mob Psycho stole the budget for One Punch Man.
Good. It isn't even ONE's OPM.
I don't really want it to be bad.
If anything the music is going to be good
I can't wait for the doujins of the telekinetic sisters.
>The budget will run out for sure!
Implying what? We've been in budget hell for episodes 6-7-8-9. S2 is way more unbalanced and crappy at this than S1, where action was evently distributed.
It's not good budget management, to overload the first episodes and then leave the season to rot just because some animator wants to leave a name. Hell, they even watered down an irrelevant Reigen story to cover two episodes, 6 and 7, which could have fit in HALF.
Its more of "powers leave you spoiled brat for the rest of your life, go be sheeple like everyone else". And you cant take credit for something you randomly get.
I am okay with that as long as they spend 1/3 of budget on animating sisters. Its not like anything good happens in OPM ever and in the end it turns into regular capeshit.
>irrelevant Reigen story
Agreed, I'm looking forward to it and really don't want to be shit.
Reigen's story was the most interesting part of S2, and contained some actual and much needed character development. These last two episodes have pretty much just been random clowns showing off their bankais and sharingens just so they can job by getting swatted down. Mob is more about the characters than flashy powers, spinning cameras and characters repeatedly being kicked through buildings. If anything, the current arc is dragging on. When you throw a million characters whose only defining feature is their bankai and flashy combat in far too large doses at the screen, it just feels like I'm watching Bleach.
I'm just glad they had a satisfying arc about how Reigen learned to stop being an asshole.
Stop lying to me! here isn't a Reigen's spinoff manga!
Reigen would have been much better as a NEET.
Everyone would be better off as a NEET.
But if I didn't have a job I wouldn't be able to buy 2-3 bottles of pomegranate juice every week. It's all I drink besides water.
Reigen didn't learn to stop being an asshole. He learned how to be a better asshole.
Do you drink that Pomwonderful stuff that's like $12 for a 2L bottle?
Yes the bottles that are shaped like 2/3 of a snowman.
It looks terrible, what happened?
Brought to you by the studio responsible for killing Index.
Are they simply unsuited to action-oriented anime?
I can't recall Urara or Flying Witch to have notably terrible animation.
>reigen sidestory was diluted to extreme to save on budget
<waaa why can't you appreciate the feels
Are you retarded? The problem was always they stretched it forever, not the message.
>b-but the fighting scenes afterwards don't mean much
What kind of fucked up logic made you think that criticizing the dilution, implied expanding or gutting other episodes? If anything we woud have gotten there sooner.
I enjoyed the Reigen sidestory. It was a good break from non-stop action and psychic powers and suits the pacing of the series. MP100 isn't a shounen or an action series, it's a story about growing up.
Okay but quite empty episode.
>he gave me a job and an umbrella
>but he is a dick!
>I can see it now!
>no I am here to talk
>Reigen:hey mob, why cant you do anything without me around?
>just because. also now I can fight
Thank god Reigen saved Mob from being assaulted by grown men.
Too bad Reigen didn't save the day (there is still the final episode left) and Mob is fucking pissed.
Reigen remains best character by far.
Does anybody know if any freelancers are returning? It might look shitty for the most part, but hopefully there's still some sakuga moments for the more important fights and scenes.
I preferred when 100% was some emotional breaking point, not "I guess I could use a powerup here so let's 100%".
Also nobody has good arguments in these philosophical discussions.
It still is though? In this case the breaking point was where he could no longer contain his rage.
Violence is always the answer.
Yes. They could at least put him into "I am in control of my emotions" position. And 100% rage means he is calm and collected and not raging at all.
And eyebrows went into "I guess I just shoot people randomly with my finger". I mean, I get it, he is supposedly a manchild, but come on. Mob is supposed to be powered by tantrums and its antagonist who acts like a child.
>Also nobody has good arguments in these philosophical discussions.
Because its not a discussion. "Manchildren bad, sheeple good" is not a fucking discussion from any point of view. Antagonist has no reason to do what he does.
>I am the most powerful! Now I need to take over the Earth because... well, its not because I want or need to. I guess just because I can. Yeah, I spend 20 years preparing for it just because I can. And I made an organization which I dont need, also part of my master plan.
And whole "you need other people!". No he does not, they betrayed him. In fact most of people who stand against him were working for him before betraying him. He could tell mob that people are treacherous and they usually use you or afraid of you and that would hit Mob really fucking hard.
>Antagonist has no reason to do what he does.
In a manga aimed at educating little bugmen, sure. This guy is basically Magneto and his ambition to rule through power is very human, and actually the way the world actually works.
Mob will eventually realize in 20 more years of bullying by society, that accepting society as is, is just childish wishful thinking. And when he decides to actually use his powers for something greater, the next shonen larva will show up to teach him about friendship.
>In a manga aimed at educating little bugmen, sure
To be honest its really weird that you have Reigen story with "no one believes in you" in it and "be a sheeple" and "most people are assholes" and "he had a power but he was fucked over really hard and this is why he is fucking bitter" and main antagonist who does things for no reason.
>Mob will eventually realize in 20 more years of bullying by society
There was even a part about exactly that! He spend half of year being bullied and the only reason he did not is because of Dimple timely arrival. He fucking knows that society is fucking shit and people are shit and he was just lucky.
Fucking bugman and their fucking philosophy of sheep. Being smarter and better than someone does not matter, because they have numbers on their side or laws written by ones in power. I dont think I ever read a western book which glorified unwashed masses over individual. Even in communist propaganda, individuals should use themselves for the betterment of people around them, not to lower themselves to their level.
And a fucking prime minister does nothing. A man whose job is to rule a country and who got at that position by being smart and good at talking. What he does? He runs away and leaves a child to deal with the problem.
This had such potential but they fucked it up by shying away from the darkness. Imagine if what Mob saw in his burning house wore actually his parents and he totally lost it and went berserk on the organization, that would have been a lot more fun to watch
ONE's just not as edgy as you want him to be I guess
It was still a gross mistake, to reveal the parents were actually safe that soon. Just imagine the tension if, right now, the antagonist was taunting Mob because he easily believed Dimple and Reigen's white lies. (in this scenario, Mob's brother is KO'd and can't confirm)
Well evidently it's not what the story's focused on. There's already plenty at stake going on for the final battle, maybe he just didn't want to overload it. Besides, the Mogami arc is pretty dark as it is, even without the details from the manga like the cat getting murdered and Mob being torn apart.
>it's inferior but still enough
>the other arc was better, even if in anime it wasn't
Stop making up excuses for another man's failures.
Things not focusing on MAXIMUM EDGE isn't a failure, it's a story choice. Mob isn't that type of story. The entire message and tone throughout the anime has been positive and you want to forsake all of that because it not being edgy enough for you is a failure in your eyes.
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>He fucking knows that society is fucking shit and people are shit
Yeah, not being torn apart by wolves or stoned to death by the Kalifate is complete fucking shit.
>deflating tension too early is maximum edge
Don't strawman. Learn not to defend the indefensible, because only kids always rate their favorite shows 10/10 and refuse to see any mistakes.
Just as things can always get worse, they can always get better too.
Again, that particular moment with the house burning down was about how Mob is lucky to have people pull him back from the brink in preparation for the final arc. But keep whining about how the plot didn't go the way you wanted it to and therefore the author is objectively wrong.
That's not "worse". That's the norm. It's how our ancestors lived all throughout history. People in the "shit society" you mentioned are living better lives than ever before, and it's turned them into giant pussies.
If this were some other anime I might agree with that anon, but it would feel out of place here for them to just pull that from under us, given the tone of the show. You can't murder parents then have dimple jokes a minuet later. That being said if they kept us in suspense of them being okay for maybe another week I would have been fine with that too, but overall I'm happy they lived. I wonder how worried they must be about their kids right now given their home city is a fucking hole in the ground.
The issue I feel with the latest episode/episodes is that it falls into a classic power level scene from dragonball, which initially the manga sought to twist around.
Mob's appeal to me was that unlike Saitama he was yes the strongest ever but unlike Saitama his "I am the strongest ever" state wasn't always on.
Saitama cannot be killed, no matter what: if a villain with world ending powers jumped onto Saitama without him noticing then nothing would happen, at best it could end up with his groceries being partially ruined.
With Mob, however, being jumped is part of the equation: he can end the entire world with a snap of his fingers but if he doesn't snap his fingers he risks of getting killed instead.
Mob walking seriously against an enemy shouldn't really have anything more than "I am more powerful than you so take a knee", instead it becomes this dick contests in which they jerk off trying to get the perfect erection, with the audience knowing full well that really, Mob is going to win, of course he is going to win, maybe he will have to pay a symbolical sacrifice, maybe it will have consequences but everyone and their mothers know Mob is going to win.
I'm not saying things are worse, I'm just saying there's always potential for improvement and we should strive for it even if we don't reach it.
Maybe it's my fault for forgetting the webcomic but I could have sworn they were setting up for Reigen demolishing big boss' ideals like the previous season's ending, instead of it ending with a big fight. Maybe there is still time for that, but at the same time it might not have the same impact as the last season. aka this entire season. Sure the animation's nicer and all but it doesn't hit hard as the previous one.
Honestly, Reigen is the best character in the entire series.
He's a normal guy living by, preying on human weaknesses and it's specifically because he preys on those weaknesses that he should be able to exploit and recognize them so easily.
I would've been completely fine with Reigen solved all major conflicts through talk alone.
Than why have Mob in the 1st place?
How will Mob survive this encounter?
The school of Megumin saves the day.
Mob survives and peace has returned to the land.
There is also the giant broccoli, but we don't need to talk about that.
I really liked this adaptation.
Aren't they leaving out something? That one scene that would actually hit hard emotionally? I don't know, I just stared blank eyed at the fight that I didn't particularly enjoy thinking back to how the earlier season did much more with less.
I had the same feeling that something was missing, but what was left out again? I haven't touched the manga in a while.
I might be misrembering since I don't particularly remember anything happening after where the anime stops, but didn't Mob ask out potatochan, and then end up getting rejected while Reigen admits to Mob that he's a fraud?
Rushed ending, they made Claw's boss look less threatening than many S1's cadre. To think ALL of this fucking happened because that korean animator had to leave for military service after the Mogami arc, so they pumped all money they had in those episodes alone. And still managed to fuck those up, removing the cat scenes.
>earlier season did much more with less
>throw 2 "fireballs"
>second later: oh no, power took control over me, if only for a moment, I must never do that again
Its not supposed to be a literal "only a moment" he could at least do some cool shit before. His fight with ghost was way bigger. Whole thing felt like someone read whole script in monotone. No one was in danger except mob, and antagonist gave up half way instead of going all out, unless glowing and jumping is going all out for him. We had reality bending fights and this one was just bad.
Whatever, still good anime, but start of the season was way better than the ending.
> I don't particularly remember anything happening
Broccoli starts sucking up energy from everyone and dimple takes over and and than mob beats him up and than it just stops, I think. Basically nothing interesting.
Oh yeah there's still some arc with ??? and I think telepathy chan finds a telepathic someone to hold hands with.
>Saitama cannot be killed, no matter what: if a villain with world ending powers jumped onto Saitama without him noticing then nothing would happen, at best it could end up with his groceries being partially ruined.
Any discussion of OPM is moot, because Saitama as a character has never been developed past issue 1. That talk with him complaining about being bored due to OP status was the first and the last time we heard of his arc.
Simply put, OPM is a one shot with a capeshit series attached that shouldn't have been there.
But that's just the OPM manga, ain't it? I haven't kept up with the webseries but I wouldn't be surprised if it ended and I never realized.
OPM Season 2's going to suck harder than Mob Season 2, isn't it?
I've gone back to the manga, to understand what exactly was wrong with the final battle. And I get it now: they removed the internal monologues of the Claw boss, focusing strictly on the exchanges with Mob. The result is that he looks like a one dimensional villain, with less characterization that any S1 Claw cadre.
>I haven't kept up with the webseries
ONE basically stopped working on it. There's been no more than 3 issues, ever since the anime first came out.
Stark reminder that you should always, ALWAYS read the source material.
I didn't hate the anime adaptation of S2 but it definitely felt lackluster. I can't believe they completely cut Mob's emotional transitions during the final fight. I know they made it clear enough from his acting he was going from rage to self disgust to defeat, but I like the 100% 'EMOTION' titlecards and as far as I know a lot of people do.
Fuckers burned all their budget on Mogami. It's unfortunate because I really liked the fight versus the Boss but Mogami is another great sequence in Mob and at least that was done justice.
Mogami and blind man were the best parts of season 2.
The one fight scene I actually gave a shit about was the one involving the captain of the body improvement club, but then it ended too soon. I don't know, I feel like Mob's fight scenes excel in hitting you hard emotionally rather than go wild with super flashy animation(In fact the animation that I liked the most in season 1 was how everything moved outside of fights, especially Reigen) which better serves OPM more, considering that's Madhouse's specialty.
It fucking sucks. The animation's a giant downgrade, with the action going the hollywood route of very close shots, jarring cuts and no one looks as well defined as they did, with Genos looking like ass. As for the episode, it seems to have the same Mob Season 2 problem where they're trying to have things hit as emotionally hard as before, but there's no setup and it's handled very poorly. The only good thing about it will be the psychic sisters porn.