Original Release: May 27th, 2018
Why did you even try?
Mob Psycho 100 is one of my favorite shows of all time. The characters, the story, the art style, and the comedy are all sublime. Seriously, if you haven’t seen this show yet then you need to fix it. Especially since season two is finally in the works.
Also that god awful live action version came out on Netflix.
I won’t talk about how it butchers all the comedy. I also won’t talk about how all the characters look like they’re 27 year old men pretending to be in middle school. I won’t even talk about the absolutely atrocious special effects that make Dragon Ball Evolution look like an Avengers movie.
None of that. I’m just here to ask a simple question:
Who looked at Mob Psycho 100 and thought, “Yes! This’ll work in live-action! This’ll be perfect!”
One of the most charming things about the series is the art style. It is simple, but incredibly surreal. Just looking at this show feels like you’re on ALL the drugs. It is a trip and it’s great.
It is also impossible to translate into live action.
Don’t watch the Netflix show. Legit, just don’t. If you want to experience the Mob Psycho 100 story, just watch the show or read the manga. I know I say stuff like that a lot, but seriously, you won’t regret it.
Just watch the show and wait for season two with me for another few years.
Also, if Mob Psycho is in live action now, does that give any chance for a One Punch Man live action series? Because please don’t. I’d love to talk about it but please don’t. Just leave these things alone.