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Mob Psycho 100 III – 03 – Lost in Anime


It’s been a flying begin to Mob Psycho 100’s third season, as you’d count on.  Included in that’s no perceptible dip on the manufacturing aspect (not less than that I can see), which appears to place to relaxation any considerations associated to Tachikawa Yuzuru’s title change.  However one factor that’s principally been lacking is Ekubo.  This collection works on so many ranges that it may deal with character’s absences no drawback (as witness this week’s stellar A-part with no Reigen).  Nonetheless, Dimple is fairly nice and Ohtsuka Akio flat-out among the finest seiyuu on this planet.  Plus, it’s a personality that fills an important and distinctive area of interest in Mob Psycho’s character dynamic.

That’s why Ekubo’s return to prominence this week – as teased within the preview final week – is so welcome.  It’s all tied into that big broccoli. and the Psycho Helmet faith.  The latter, after all, is one thing Dimple is fairly deeply entangled in already, however he’s obtained designs on leveraging the growing scenario on the town to his personal benefit.  And it’s not solely Dimple who needs Mob to grab the function of “founder” for the Psycho Helmets – Mezato-san does too, albeit for considerably completely different causes.

Mezato isn’t the one lady who lavishes some consideration on Mob at college.  He manages a uncommon interplay with Tsubome-chan, bailing her out after she has a snot emergency.  Tome-san is perpetually thinking about Mob too, and has plans with him on the weekend.  It appears – to Mob anyway – as if he’s instantly changing into fashionable (and Emi-chan reinforces that notion too).  Mob can really feel the eyes of women flip in the direction of him as they move him by, and (think about that he can) hear their whispers about him.  As international as this notion is, Mob unsurprisingly somewhat likes the sensation – whether or not it’s primarily based on actuality or not.

On that time I’m not totally sure.  It was apparent when Mob was strolling with Ritsu who the precise topic of the women’ gazes and whispers was, however I additionally obtained a vibe there was truly one thing afoot right here – Mob gave the impression to be attracting lots of feminine curiosity in his personal proper.  It’s humorous seeing Mob getting a swelled head about, nicely, something.  Ego appears one way or the other fully antithetical to his nature.  Reigen is diplomatic sufficient to not pop the boy’s balloon regardless of clearly believing that is all a fantasy, however Ekubo is nothing if not fully undiplomatic.  And Mob didn’t like having his tires deflated, both – it was as if his eyes had been saying “why can’t you shut up and let me benefit from the second, you silly inexperienced blob?”

The connection between Mob and Dimple has all the time been an advanced one.  Mob has by no means forgotten what Dimple really was (and is) after all, and Dimple is eternally cynical.  However there’s real affection between these two, there’s no query about that.  I believe Ekubo actually does need Mob to voluntarily group up with him and take over the Psycho Helmets – most clearly as a result of that’s the simplest path for him to take action, but additionally as a result of he simply plain needs it.  However ego or not, what Ekubo is asking genuinely is antithetical to Mob’s nature.  From his perspective, it’s a non-starter.

That mentioned, Mob’s ego increase does impel him to acquiesce to Mezato-san’s urgings to attend the “audition” the web faith is holding for a brand new founder.  Reigen initially warns Shigeo off, however as soon as he sees the income producing potential he shortly adjustments his tune.  He even provides Mob ¥5000 to go searching for a brand new outfit to put on.  My speedy response to this was that Reigen was type of dim in not going with Mob to spend that cash – is that this a boy you’d belief to pick garments?  Fortuitously he runs into Teruki – although the proof means that assembly may not have been fortuitous in any case.

Nonetheless, Mob’s refusal to group up has given Ekubo the inexperienced gentle to take issues into his personal fingers.  He messes with the cellphone system (the product of that psychic energy he’s been leeching from the broccoli, presumably) so Mob can’t talk with Mezato and be a part of her in attending the audition.  And he manages to seem as a candidate on the audition – although simply precisely how and simply precisely what that was up there on the podium I’m unsure.  Dimple has a method of unleashing forces larger than he understands, and I think this newest caper goes to be one other instance of that.



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