Dark Horse recently brought the first volume of their official English translation of “Mob Psycho 100” which artist ONE, creator of the hit series “One-Punch Man” started back in 2012.

Readers meet with Arataka Reigen, a self-proclaimed spirit medium as he takes care of new clients. He fumbles his way to the haunted site and attempts to exorcise the ghost. The truth is that he has no actual abilities and calls on middle school student Shigeo Kageyama. Shigeo, or “Mob” is the proper person to handle the situation since he has an abundance of psychic power. Somehow Arataka presents himself as the master and keeps the boy by his side as apprentice and assistant. While the fake medium continues his phony business practices, Mob decides to be a bit more proactive in order to capture the heart of a girl he likes. However, it seems that dark forces lurk around town that will keep him anything but ordinary.

For those that watched either the anime or live action adaptation of “Mob Psycho 100” might be shocked at the quality of ONE’s art. It may not be as polished as Yusuke Murata’s work but you still get the emotion and movement through the details. There may be some roughness but they are fitting for the amount of power and destruction. His style is also good for the many gags and quick jokes he packs into the story. Fans of “One-Punch Man” will definitely enjoy this series due to its similar feel between each title’s leading duos. While both have overpowered protagonists with indifferent attitudes to most things, Mob brings a more relatable feel as a kid with a crush and trying to do things for himself.

“Mob Psycho 100” Volume Two will be arriving in March 2019. In the meantime, readers can also check out translations of “One-Punch Man” from VIZ Media, currently on Volume 14. Both anime adaptations are on Crunchyroll.com and the live action adaptation of Mob on Netflix. For more information on the manga of “Mob”, visit Dark Horse’s website.

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