Best Anime of January 2019
Mob Psycho 100 II
Mob Psycho 100 was one of the standout anime of 2016, one that seemed to hit all the right notes with phenomenal animation, crazy over the top action, and fun character interactions.
The anime focuses on Shigeo Kageyama, a perfectly average middle schooler nicknamed Mob, who just so happens to be an Esper. As he grows older, Mob realizes that his powers are strengthening and growing out of control, and he tries to live his life under an emotional shackle to keep them in check.
Mob Psycho 100 comes from the creator of One-Punch Man, and the anime is helmed by Studio Bones, the same studio behind the wildly popular My Hero Academia. If that doesn’t sound like a mixture for success, I don’t know what does. It’s one of the most critically and fan-acclaimed anime in years, and the second season looks set to be one of the best anime of January 2019.
If you haven’t watched Mob Psycho 100 yet, now’s your time to catch up on the first season. Season 2 premieres on Jan. 7, and there’s even a sneak peek premiere event hitting select US theaters on Jan. 5.