After over two years of waiting patiently, the release window for Mob Psycho 100 season 3 has finally been confirmed for October 2022 on the Fall slate.
It’s now been over two and a half years since fans watched the season 2 finale of Mob Psycho 100, the now-iconic anime series from Studio Bones.
Back in October 2021, the official Twitter page for the series confirmed that season 3 was officially in production and fans understandably went wild.
Today, fans around the world are celebrating Mob’s birthday and the news that season 3 of the Psycho 100 anime series will be broadcast on the Fall slate later this year!
Mob Psycho 100 season 3 finally announced to be in the works
On October 19th, 2021, the official Japanese website for Mob Psycho 100 confirmed that season 3 was in production.
The franchise’s Twitter page then shared the official teaser video, see below, with the caption “Get Ready, Wake Your Psyche Up, MOB!”
Alongside the announcement and teaser video, it was revealed that various key staff members would be returning to the series.
These include Hiroshi Seko as series composer and writer, Kenji Kawai as the music composer, Yoshimichi Kameda as character designer, Yuzuru Tachikawa, as the chief director and Takahiro Hasui will take over the role of director.
“Due to the ingenuity of the production team, the anime version has become an independent and wonderful work as an anime mob, not limited to the frame of animation, so if you have not watched it yet, please watch the 1st and 2nd anime versions during this period. I would be very happy if you could.” – Author One, via Mob Psycho Website.
Mob Psycho 100 season 3 is confirmed to release in October 2022
For the past couple of weeks, there have been a series of rumours that more information on the upcoming Mob Psycho season 3 anime series would soon be revealed.
Last week, the series’ official Japanese Twitter page shared that “MOB’s birthday is on May 12 which is just in a week’s time” adding that fans should “check out this Twitter account on the day…”
Today, May 12th, fans are celebrating the birthday of the iconic MC alongside the news that Mob Psycho season 3 will premiere in October 2022 as part of the Fall broadcasting slate!
The announcement included a new teaser trailer, see below, but sadly neither a specific date nor episode count has yet been revealed. That being said, fans can expect Mob Psycho 100 season 3 episode 1 to release on Crunchyroll on Monday, October 3rd or Monday, October 10th at around 8:30 AM Pacific Time – in accordance with the second season’s broadcast in 2019.
Similarly, fans can expect season 3 to include either 12 or 13 individual episodes. This is in line with the view that Mob Psycho is a one-slate broadcast and will contain the same number of episodes as prior seasons (12 and 13 respectively).
The series’ Japanese website was also updated to include the following preview:
“Mob, a boy who explodes when something reaches “100”. He looks quite ordinary, but in fact he possesses powerful psychic powers. He helps his master, a bogus psychic named Shinryu Reigen, with troublesome requests at his psychic consulting center. Will there ever be a peaceful day for the mob, who wish for a normal youth? With youth as the driving force, psychic powers run amok! The world’s long-awaited third season of the series is in production!” – mobpsycho100.com.
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Interestingly, fans had already expected season 3 to release in October thanks to information from one of its production staff on Twitter.
Yoshimichi Kameda is the character designer for the Mob Psycho 100 and may have accidentally revealed that the hit anime would return later this year, back in March.
Kameda had updated their bio on Twitter, @59033ihcimihsoy, to include: “I’m designing a great anime character! !! !! !! !! !! !! We are working hard! !! Broadcast in 2022! !!”
“This work can be said to be home to me. I’m really happy to be able to deliver this work to everyone by playing Mob again. I will do my best to express the charm of Mob Psycho 100!!!” – Setsuo Ito, via Mob Psycho Website.
How has Mob Psycho 100 been rated by fans?
The Mob Psycho 100 anime series has become somewhat of a cult-classic over recent years, with the most obvious accolade being surrounding the gorgeous visuals and animation.
Mob Psycho 100 frequently appears in viewers’ top anime lists, but the series also featured in the best anime series of the 2010s on IGN, Polygon and Crunchyroll.
However, the true standout reception comes from MyAnimeList, where season 1 is scoring an 8.48/10 with over 1 million reviews!
Season 2 continued the momentum in 2019, scoring an 8.81/10 with over 720,000 reviews – showcasing just how popular this series has become with fans around the world.
“Mob Psycho 100 is another comedic/action endeavor brought to us by author ONE, the mind behind 2015’s breakout hit, One Punch Man, and like that success story, this also carries with it his signature flare for cool action set-pieces, theatrical displays of goofball antics, an art presence that’s immediately eye-catching, all while being peppered with an obtuse sense of humor that’s interwoven to form the finished product.” – User ZephSilver, via MAL.
Watch the live-action drama adaptation online
If you can’t get enough Mob Psycho 100 in your life, did you know that there is a live-action drama adaptation?
The series, also titled Mob Psycho 100, premiered in Japan in January 2018 on TV Tokyo and ran for 12 episodes.
Starring Hamada Tatsuomi and Namioka Kazuki, the adaptation received a generally positive reception from fans, scoring a 7.4/10 on MyDramaList.
You can watch the series online through Netflix in most international locations.