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7 Anime Like Mob Psycho 100 If You’re Looking for Something Similar

It isn’t easy being a kid making his way through school, as dating, sports, and other vain means of socializing tend to separate the popular kids from the outcasts. In Mob Psycho 100, protagonist Shigeo “Mob” Kageyama is just another kid who feels the pressure of that society… and also has insanely destructive psychic powers he must repress. Here are 7 anime like Mob Psycho 100 if you’re looking for something similar once.

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Mob Psycho 100 not only features a unique premise and visuals, but it is also created by ONE, arguably the most popular artist around at the moment. With only one season under its belt and another fast approaching, you’ll likely binge this supernatural comedy and be left wanting more.

Anime Like Mob Psycho 100

One Punch Man

One Punch Man and Mob Psycho 100 can feel pretty interchangeable at first glance. Alongside both being created by ONE, each anime follows a powerful hero that succeeds with little to no effort to vanquish their foes.

Heck, Mob and Saitama are even presented similarly, as they are both pretty bland as far as visuals go for heroes. The thing about both of these anime that make them so appealing, though, is that they manage to satirize and invigorate many of the tropes that plague the genre simultaneously.

While each show usually gets anticlimactic fight scenes whenever Mob or Saitama are involved, side characters like Genos and Teruki Hanazawa get to shine up until that involvement. That isn’t to say that the protagonists’ participation saps the life out of scenes though, as their attacks tend to result in beautiful visuals to make up for the mundane nature of their powers.

More than anything, both shows are hilarious and feature plenty of meaningful subtexts to go alongside power-fantasy camp they are satirizing.


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