'Mob Psycho 100' Manga English Translation, Live-Action Netflix Movie, To Release Ahead Of Anime's Season 2

Patrick Frye

The Mob Psycho 100 manga series is getting quite a bit of attention starting in 2018. The success of the Mob Psycho 100 anime has led to the announcement of an English translation for the Mob Psycho 100 manga. What's more, the release date for the Mob Psycho 100 live-action movie has been set by the U.S. Netflix.

According to Crunchyroll News, comics publisher Dark Horse announced plans to release an English translation of the first volume of the Mob Psycho 100 manga on October 24, 2018. The Japanese manga actually ended in 2017 and Volume 16 is scheduled to release in April of 2018.

For those not already familiar with the story, this is how it is described.

"It's not easy being an exorcist, but when you're a first-rate fraud like Reigen ghostbusting is a lucrative business, especially when you have an underpaid teen psychic to do your dirty work! Enter Shigeo, aka 'Mob'—Reigen's student assistant whose powers keep them in business. Powers Shigeo keeps a tight lock on because when this kid's repressed emotions reach level 100, it can unleash more psychic energy than either of them can handle!"

Studio Bones also released an OVA episode called Mob Psycho 100 Reigen: The Miraculous Unknown Psychic. The 60-minute compilation movie retells the story of the first season by having Reigen decide to write an autobiography. As such, about a quarter of the movie is composed of new animation sequences.

The Mob Psycho 100 Season 2 release date has not yet been announced, but studio Bones could conceivably complete the second season by late 2018 or some time in 2019. Meanwhile, English-speaking fans can read ahead in the Mob Psycho 100 manga thanks to Dark Horse.