Mob Psycho 100 anime Season 3 trailer focuses on Mob’s little brother, Ritsu

Screenshot from the Mob Psycho 100 Season 3 trailer, featuring Ritsu and the many sides of his personality.
Screenshot from the Mob Psycho 100 Season 3 trailer, featuring Ritsu and the many sides of his personality. Pic credit: Bones

On August 31, 2022, a trailer focusing on Mob’s brother, Ritsu, was released on Warner Bros. Japan’s official YouTube channel hyping the upcoming third season of the TV anime of ONE’s Mob Psycho 100 manga, titled Mob Psycho 100 III.

The Mob Psycho 100 Season 3 release date is on October 5, 2022. In Japan, the TV show will premiere on the Tokyo MX and BS Fuji Japanese channels. Cartoon Network Japan will release it beginning October 7, 2022.

Crunchyroll will simulcast the series worldwide (excluding Asia) as it airs in Japan in Japanese with English subtitles and with an English dub.

Mob Psycho 100 III’s opening and ending theme songs will both be performed by MOB CHOIR. The opening theme song is titled “1” and the ending theme song is titled “Cobalt”.

You can watch the trailer here:

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Trailer for the upcoming anime Mob Psycho 100 III.

The trailer features clips from the anime’s first two seasons and shows Ritsu’s growth from admiring brother, fearful brother, envious brother, and finally to loving brother. Ritsu’s relationship with his older brother Mob has never been easy from his perspective. Ever since they were kids Ritsu admired Mob’s telekinesis abilities until that admiration turned to envy. When Mob uses his psychic powers to save his brother but accidentally hurts him, Ritsu begins to fear Mob.

Finally, Ritsu starts to hate his brother for his superior abilities and desires to gain psychic powers whatever the cost. When Ritsu does eventually gain psychic powers (with a little help from Ekubo) he discovers it isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Later, when Mob still saves his brother and shows how worried he was, even after Ritsu claimed to hate him, his feelings of hatred towards his brother once again shifted back to love and admiration.

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On the other hand, from Mob’s perspective, he always felt guilty about how he accidentally hurt Ritsu while trying to save him with his powers, and vowed to never use his powers against humans as a result. Mob never realized how conflicted his younger brother felt about his lack of psychic powers and that he harbored envy towards Mob until he gained powers of his own. When Mob discovered that Ritsu “hated” him he took things in stride, believing himself to be deserving of that hatred because he hurt him in the past, but still showing his care, love, and worry towards his younger brother in the end.

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Who are the cast members?

Mob Psycho 100 III cast members include:

  • Setsuo Ito – Shigeo “Mob” Kageyama
  • Takahiro Sakurai – Arataka Reigen
  • Akio Ohtsuka – Ekubo
  • Miyu Irino – Ritsu Kageyama
  • Yoshitsugu Matsuoka – Teruki Hanazawa
  • Takanori Hoshino – Serizawa
  • Atsumi Tanezaki – Tome Kurata
  • Uki Satake – Tsubomi
  • Ayumi Fujimura – Ichi Mezato
  • Toshihiko Seki – Musashi Goda
  • Yoshimasa Hosoya – Tenga Onigawara

Who are the members of the production team?

Mob Psycho 100 III production team members include:

  • Executive Director – Yuzuru Tachikawa
  • Director – Takahiro Hasui (Bungo Stray Dogs, Sk8 the Infinity)
  • Animation – Studio Bones
  • Scriptwriter – Hiroshi Seko
  • Character Designer – Yoshimichi Kameda
  • Sound Director – Kazuhiro Wakabayashi
  • Music Composer – Kenji Kawai
  • Art Director – Ryo Kono
  • Color Design – Shihoko Nakayama
  • Director of Photography – Mayuku Furumoto
  • Editor – Kiyoshi Hirose
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Key visual for the upcoming anime Mob Psycho 100 III, featuring Mob and Reigen.
Key visual for the upcoming anime Mob Psycho 100 III, featuring Mob and Reigen. Pic credit: @natalie.mu

Where can I read or watch Mob Psycho 100?

In 2012, ONE (also known for the manga One Punch Man) released the manga on Shogakukan’s Ura Sunday service and later on Shogakukan’s Manga ONE app in 2014. The manga ended in December 2017, and the upcoming Season 3 is supposed to cover all the arcs up to the finale. Shogakukan gathered the manga’s chapters into volumes, with the last volume released in April 2018. The spin-off Mob Psycho 100: Reigen’s English version is published by Dark Horse Comics.

You can currently watch Mob Psycho 100 Season 1 and Season 2 on Crunchyroll. Crunchyroll plans to stream the third season in October. Both the original Japanese version with subtitles and the English dub will be made available at the same time worldwide (excluding Asia).

Mob Psycho 100 REIGEN: The Miraculous Unknown Psychic event anime is currently streaming on Crunchyroll and Funimation, both the original Japanese version with English subtitles and dubbed version are available. You can also watch a live-action adaptation of Mob Psycho 100 on Netflix!

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