TV anime episodes handled by a single key animator are a rarity nowadays. When it comes to latenight series, only a few shows with balanced schedules or short length can afford them. And with this episode, Mob Psycho joins their ranks.
What happens when an unconventional artist known for his loose drawing style does animation direction for a TV anime episode? We get a masterpiece like this, apparently.
Episode two of Mob Psycho 100 was unsurprisingly less filled with outstanding pieces of animation than the premiere. Is the show already losing steam? Is it a letdown? Is everything over?! Hell no!
Mob Psycho 100 has been without a doubt the most anticipated TV anime of the year among Japanese animation fans, expectations perhaps only comparable to those for Kiyotaka Oshiyama’s Flip Flappers. Before diving into episode 1, I think it’s necessary to explain where those high hopes come from, impressive promotional material aside. To summarize it, it’s due to the immense talent of its two main players – director Yuzuru Tachikawa and character designer Yoshimichi Kameda. Let’s start by talking about them.